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Should the death penalty be illegal?

EliasL
savannah1006

I believe that the death penalty should be illegal in ALL states (and the world for that matter) due to the fact that there is no crime that should be punishable by death. For example, if there is a murder (i.e. Jodi Arias), and the defendant is found guilty, the government has no right to kill him/her due to the fact that this too is murder....

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2 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The Death Penalty Should be Abolished!

9spaceking
UchihaMadara

Nobody vote on that other debate. This is the official one. We'll be copying from the last debate.Rules are exactly the same as the other debate. This is my 205th debate, coincidentally....

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43 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

The death penalty must be abolished.

NiBrown
16kadams

There is no justification for allowing the death penalty to continue if innocent lives are being lost. According to a recent study, if all death-sentenced defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely at least 4.1% would be exonerated(1). As a result, we must pause to consider how many innocent lives have been mercilessly taken by the death penalty and those who instigate it. How can we justify such senseless killing and mask it as some twisted form of justice? With all the technology...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

the death penalty should stay and not be abolished

CJJ80
Rizkaa

The death penalty should stay because the murderers have killed innocent lives and they should go to the death penalty for life and they never can get out again and then kill....

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Months Ago

The Death Penalty--With a Twist!

bsh1
kbub

PrefaceI thank Kbub for agreeing to debate me on this! I think it is an interesting take on the Death Penalty debate, in that it seeks to evaluate the philosophy behind it, rather than becoming muddled in the practical concerns of its implementation. I would ask, however, that all arguments be topical to the resolution, and that we stick to the issue at hand (i.e. no Kritiks, theory, etc.). I ask this only because I am genuinely interested in debatin...

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51 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Death Penalty

Ore_Ele
Danielle

Full resolution: The death penalty is an ideal form of punishment for particular criminal cases. My stance on the Death Penalty: While I support rehabilitation in as many cases as possible, there are some cases where the Death Penalty is the best option. I only believe that the DP (Death Penalty) will be of absolutly no value when we have the option of completely (with 100% certainty) brainwashing criminals to esentually make them into "new" people. Now, in order for this debate to really...

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42 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Death Penalty

Hunts
Valar_Dohaeris

Round 1-Acceptance Round 2- Opening Statements Round 3+4- Rebuttals Round 5- Closing Statements...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Should we keep the death penalty?

august55433
Mister_Man

I believe that we should keep the death penalty. I feel that people who have committed crimes against humanity, don't deserve to live. They certainly are not worth the $168,00 dollars that we spend on them per year in prisons. That's why I think we should keep the death penalty and I expect a lively debate with my opponent! Thank you....

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7 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Capital Punishment (death penalty) should be legal in all states

Do_I_Need_A_Username
WillYouMarryMe

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, should be legal in all states. Currently, it is only legal in 32 states. Sometimes, the ultimate crime deserves the ultimate punishment. An eye for an eye. Crimes such as, premeditated murder, murder of children, rape of children, etc. These crimes are terrible, and the perpetrator deserves no mercy, as the perpetrator was showing no mercy to his/her victims. Keeping a convicted murder in prison for life can use various resources. For...

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10 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

vmpire321
MasterKage

The Resolution:"Resolved: The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished."Details: --Specific to the US/Federal GovernmentDefinitions:Death Penalty -- Capital Punishment, or punishment by death for a crime [1] [2]. Should --must, ought [3]Abolished -- to do away with; put an end to; annul; make void My Position:...

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81 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago