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Death Penalty

lgennarelli
Intellectual_Perplexion

The death penalty should be Illegal. The death penalty is wrong and immoral. According to "Against the Death Penalty" there are many different factors that play tribute to why the death penalty should be illegal. Firstly, a life sentence would save time and money as opposed to the death penalty. Secondly, many people believe the death penalty is used as a deterrent, as in we have to make crime rates go down. The truth is, crime rates have not gone down. The United States has a higher c...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

Death Penalty

petersaysstuff
PomegranateHamster

I would like to challenge PomegranateHamster to a debate regarding the death penalty. In my first round I will post definitions but not an argument. If my opponent wants to do the same that's fine or he can post his argument if it is ready. If the latter is the case I will respond to it in round 2 and post my argument there. Death Penalty: "The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime."[1] Capital crime: "A crime that is punishable by death"[2] I...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

The Death Penalty

jwscavalier60
Thessentials

I argue that the Death Penalty has an overall negative effect on society. I Propose that: 1) Death is cruel and unusual, no matter what the crime was or what method of execution is used. Here are two examples of botched executions: April 22, 1983 Alabama John Evans Electrocution: After the first jolt of electricity, sparks and flames erupted from the electrode attached to Evans's leg. The electrode burst from the strap holding it in place and caught on fire. Smoke and sparks also...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The death penalty is fair and should still stand.

Koopin
alyssa_16

This i my challenge to Alyssa. It is her 1st debate so it will be set with 4000 Characters. I will be brief on my first argument . I believe that the death penalty should still stand in the United States because it is only fair that the murders get their punishment. I believe in lethal ejection. Sources: (1). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prisoners (2). http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/penalty...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

the death penalty

ftpowell
wat3rm3l0n

The death penalty should not be used as a punishment for a number of reasons. The two I will be focusing on in this debate are listed below. 1. The death penalty has the potential to cause the death of innocent people if it is incorrectly applied. The justice system is not without flaws, and suspects are often wrongfully convicted of crimes and later released. In a case where the death penalty is carried out, the penalty can never be reversed. 2. The death penalty is murder. Murder is defi...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The death penalty should not remain legal in the United States.

studentathletechristian8
NobleFool

I affirm the resolution, "The death penalty should not remain legal in the United States." I would like to use this round as an introduction and to define key terms: death penalty- a sentence of punishment by execution; capital punishment. [1] murder- the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law. [2] legal- permitted by law. [3] *"Death penalty" may be replaced with "capital punishment" throughout the argumentation because they have the same mean...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The death penalty should be illegal in the united states.

silntwaves
Danielle

My third debate. I retired from debating from a while..sat back and watched some debates (writers debate..vegetarian lunches..ect.) and am now ready to get back in the ring. Ill start off with some definitions. Death:: the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism Penalty:: the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition Death Penalty:: execution: putting a condemned person to death Condemned:: express strong disapproval of The d...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Death Penalty

mongeese
brittwaller

Death Penalty - Capital Punishment - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_penalty Resolved: The death penalty should be used at times as punishment for a crime. I negate the resolution. I reserve the right to make new contentions in future rounds. Contention 1: Costs Too Much [1] The government spends millions of dollars paid for by the taxpayers, just to try to get a person killed. This is, to put it simply, a waste of money. It costs much less money to keep people convicted of high...

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21 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Is the death penalty a suitable punishment?

Crayzman2297
ad4m

The death penalty is a reasonable and fair punishment, reserved for only the most hardened and cruel criminals. Personally, i believe that if one takes a life without any just cause, they forfeit their own right to live. keeping them in prison simply wastes the government money it would require to feed and clothe them and care for their needs....

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1 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

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 5 Years Ago