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Death Penalty

whatledge
vivalayeo

~ Intro & Definitions ~ This debate will be focused on whether or not the Death Penalty should be legal. Death Penalty - A sentence of punishment by execution. http://www.answers.com/topic/death-penalty My arguments will be given in Round 2. My opponent can feel free to argue in Round 1, if (s)he chooses to. I look forward to a good debate....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The US Death Penalty Should Be Phased Out

TheAtheistAllegiance
Loserboi

This is a debate related to the elimination of the death penalty. This first round is meant to establish the rules and parameters of the debate, along with finding a willing opponent. There will be 3 extra rounds for the actual debate, which make 4 total. I am Pro - I will argue in favor of eliminating the death penalty. Contrarily, Con will argue against the elimination of the death penalty. Con may provide his/her own arguments, or simply make refutations of mine. For this first round, C...

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31 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Resolved: The death penalty should be banned in the United States.

yesolshin
yvonne

Contention 1: The death penalty is costly. Many people think that the death penalty is enforced to save money so that federal prisons do not have to keep criminals in their jail cells for their entire lifetimes. However this is not true. According to a report from the California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice in 2008, it costs more for a criminal to be executed than to spend his/her entire life time in prison. The report states, "The additional cost of confining an inmate to d...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

That we should abolish the death penalty

salve
joshuaXlawyer

Welcome to my debate, As pro on the topic, 'That we should abolish the death penalty,' I propose the abolition of the death penalty. The format of this debate will be round one for definitions (in first Con I simply expect my opponent to respond to my definitions) and the others for argument. We define this topic to be: 1)Should - have a moral obligation to. (1) 1) Death penalty - death as punishment for a crime, also called capital punishment. (2) Both definitions paraphrase...

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3 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death penalty should be abolished.

19146md
twsurber

The death penalty should be abolished. Doesnt our constitution state that each citizen has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Basically, the death penalty does not follow the constitution. Also, if its some big time serial killer, then wouldn't we want them to suffer? Killing them kinda gives them a free card. If we let them go to prison, then they will suffer. I now stand open for my opponents arguments...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death Penalty is a just punishment in certain cases.

wjmelements
acer

== Parameters == just - guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/just death penalty - capital punishment http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/death+penalty capital punishment - punishment by death for a crime http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/capital+punishment My opponent has the burden of proof in that he must provide the specific cases and the reasoning for them. == The Negation == A person seriously offended of their rights to govern...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Death Penalty

kbug10
KevinW

Error: Humans are too prone to error to decide who should receive the sentence of capital punishment • The fear that an innocent person might be executed has long haunted jurors and lawyers and judges. During America's Colonial period, dozens of crimes were punishable by death, including horse thievery, blasphemy, "man-stealing," and highway robbery. After independence, the number of crimes eligible for the death penalty was gradually reduced, but doubts persisted over whether legal procedures...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The death penalty should not be used.

DifferentView
vardas0antras

The death penalty is a waste of a valuable resource. Many laws in western civilisation is based on the Bible and Christian teaching. It is no wonder then that one of the most popular justifications for the death penalty is the "eye for an eye" mentality. I could go down the "an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" route but I see a different approach. The killing of anybody who commits a crime such as murder is a way for some to get retribution and to give closure to the friends and fami...

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0 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death Penalty

crazyninja77
NomadJD

If there wasn't a death penalty, then how would we punish murders?...

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8 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death Penalty

crazyninja77
joshuaXlawyer

If there wasn't a death penalty, then how would we punish murders?...

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago