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Death Penalty

tejretics
Lexus

PrefaceThis is a debate between Lexus and myself on the death penalty. There are 72 hours to post each argument, with a maximum of 10,000 characters per argument. I request that Lexus accept this debate as soon as possible. A minimum Elo of 2,000 is required to vote on this debate. Full TopicThe United States should retain a death penalty.TermsAll definitions influenced by Wik...

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24 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

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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3 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Should America have the death penalty?

Shaikhlymsc2014
14rizzon

America should not have the death penalty because the death penalty system in the US is applied in an unfair and unjust manner against people,largely dependent on how much money they have, the skill of their attorneys, race of the victim and where the crime took place. People of color are far more likely to be executed than white people, especially if the victim is white.The death penalty is a waste of taxpayer funds and has no public safety benefit. The vast majority of law enforcement professi...

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Should death penalty be used ?

ghostrecon
Hutch96

Hi i challenge you to my debate.In my opinion death penalty should be used for the most egregious crime.Keeping dangerous criminal would be a threat to a society as whole.Most of them would re-offend after they are being release from prison....

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

On balance, Death Penalty as a punishment has a negative impact on the society

Cermank
thett3

I’d like to thank my opponent for agreeing to debate this resolution. I hope we both have an enriching debate. I am going to argue that on balance, death penalty has a negative impact on the society. i.e the presumed improvement in law and order is not offset by the social costs of the decision. Let us start by taking a case which I believe would be universally abhorrent. Assume a person A kills innocent girls/ women by luring them into his villa. And t...

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14 Comments
Updated 4 Years 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 3 Years Ago

Death Penalty

brendizzle29
gregthedestroyer

Ahhh, the death penalty. The government taking someone's life because they took someone else's life. What obvious hypocrisy. I disagree with the death penalty because it is immoral. First, the death penalty implies that a jury of twelve people is qualified to take life into their own hands. Does this mean that mob execution should also be made legal? Second, the death penalty becomes intolerable the very moment that someone is wrongly convicted. Death is, if anything, permanent. If some...

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62 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

The death penalty should be abolished

Nordenkalt444
4saken

There are many cases where people debate on this topic on how "humane" it is, but I want to talk more about effectiveness. I'd be glad to challenge anyone to this debate....

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7 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Should the death penalty be used for Violent Criminals?

DAMON858
fmmc0609

Yes, because it is better to kill one person than have that person killing hundreds of innocent people....

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6 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

The US should abolish the death penalty

tejretics
Skepticalone

Pro should present his or her arguments in Round 1 and cannot argue in the final round so we each have an even # of rounds [since I'm not arguing in this round]....

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66 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago