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The death penalty is archaic and should be abolished.

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megan91509

The death penalty is archaic and immoral. We are no longer living in the dark ages and as such our society should be at a point where we don't punish death with more death. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Not only is the death penalty crude and barbaric but statistically speaking it does not even deter crime. States with no death penalty actually have lower murder rates than states with the death penalty. Some people are bad, there is no getting around that. However, it is...

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38 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Abortion is murder and the death penalty is not.

mattb
Pricetag

I personally believe that the death penalty should be kept legal. I do not understand the argument that liberals make about how abortion should be kept legal but killing a mass murderer should not. If any one is willing to help me see the other side please do....

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8 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Death penalty should remain

The_Silent_Consensus
clsmooth

Off the bat, I will concede that the death penalty doesn't deter and costs more than life without parole That aside, we should punish people with what they deserve, regardless of cost. Justice should not be up for sale to the lowest bidder. Right now, I am going to respond to 7 typical anti-death penalty arguments: 1. Some say that the death penalty is wrong, and life in prison is worse anyway. I'm sorry but you can't argue on one hand that the death penalty is wrong and then argue...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Abortion Should Be Upheld, While The Death Penalty Should Be Outlawed

salespino
RMK

Abortion: I stand in firm affirmation of the continued right to Abortion because the intent of the Constitution does not protect the unborn. Thus, the Due Process Clause and a penumbra of the Bill of Rights protects the pregnant women's right to privately choose to terminate her pregnancy. Death Penalty: The constitution declares that no person in the U.S. Jurisdiction should be subject to inhumane punishment. The killing of a person is, at its very nature, an inhumane act. Thus, the Death...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

datapolitical
sethgecko13

The Eighth Amendment provides that "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." The common arguments are that there is no form of execution which does not violate the Eighth Amendment, or that under substantive due process (look it up) that it is fundamentally unlawful to take a life. The latter argument having been rejected by the legal community, the former is currently before the court in this term. My argument in thi...

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8 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

death penalty

mhickey45
kenito001

i believe that an eye for an eye is not looking at the sacredness of each human life. i dont believe that taking a life because that person has taken another life is in keeping with the universe. we are not animals that have to kill for food other human beings.. we are supposed to be civil human beings, not savages that kill another for their killing someone else....

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Updated 6 Years Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Continued.

WaximusMaximus
Skanarchy

My argument for the death penalty is very simple. I do not hold that it deters crime. I do not hold that "it's what they deserve" (which is very difficult to prove). Simply my position on this issue stems from the fact capital punishment is dealing with a person who is capable of premeditated, cold-blooded rape or murder. In the event of an escape or parole for this individual we are turning a proven killer lose on the public. This should be prevented at all costs, and as extreme as putting some...

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5 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The death penalty should be offered as a form of punishment.

CharmingAnecdote
Richard89

The death penalty is currently offered as a form of punishment in 38 states. There are many reasons why it should not be, however. First, twelve people should not be allowed to judge whether or not someone has the right to live. We cannot place value on one person's life over another's. Someone who has been convicted of murder is still a human being. They still have a mother and a father and they still have the right to live. Killing the person convicted of a murder is not going to offer clo...

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20 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

You cannot be against abortion and for the death penalty.

GBretz
ReaganConservative

This is something that has puzzled me for awhile, so I'd like to debate someone that exemplifies almost the same views as the republican majority. I think ReaganConservative is an excellent opponent for such a discussion. First, I'd like to clarify my meaning in the opening statement. My thoughts are, if it is a degradation of the sanctity of human life to kill an unborn baby, isn't it also a degradation of the sanctity of human life to kill an adult human, despite his deeds? And if not the d...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

the death penalty is justified.

trublondedebater
Kleptin

what is our society coming to if we have to kill people who killed other people to prove that murder is wrong? that is total hypocrisy. and what is it actually solving? nothing and that is because killing someone isnt going to bring back the person who was murdered....

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2 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago