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This house believes that the death penalty should be abolished

Dabeast_cons
asdf12345

I do not think that the death sentence should continue in the future. The second you realize you've executed an innocent person your mindset may turn from laying in your backyard with an utmost serene mood to realizing you just murdered an innocent person. The criminals also need time to reflect and change their ways, I'm not saying I'm a fan of criminals (in fact criminals irk me a lot) but to not get time to reflect is bizzare. Our system doesn't even give people a chance. What eccentric penal...

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5 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 2 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 3 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 3 Years 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 2 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 3 Years Ago

Death Penalty should be eliminated

JohnBoehner
bloodyghost9

The death penalty should be eliminated. Someone please accept this debate....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 8 Years Ago

Resolved: The Death Penalty Should be Abolished

16kadams
miketheman1200

== Definitions == Death Penalty: "Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime." -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment Although this debate is about the US, examples from other countries can be used, all dat cool stuff. == Structure == R1: Pro can either accept or write his arguments. R2: Arguments (or rebuttals depending as to how Pro wants to go) R3: Rebuttals R4: Rebuttals a...

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20 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Death Penalty

Matthew3.14
xzcxzcasdasd

This is a debate about Death Penalty legalization. Con will be against legalization and Pro, for the death penalty. Parameters are to be set to be for California law, society, and culture. Death penalty is applicable in this debate only for legal death through court proceedings. First round is acceptance....

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5 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago