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Death Penalty

kenicks
meganlg43

I am in favor of the death penalty. I believe that it is a proper form of law, effective punishment, and an appropriate way to serve justice. While I am in favor of the death penalty, I believe that it should also only be brought down on the convicted person under certain circumstances; severe ones, at that. Such as murder. The death penalty brings up an interesting axiom in life: An eye for and eye, and a tooth for a tooth. In this particular case, I'll take an eye...and maybe a t...

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6 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Death Penalty

Marine_to_be
JustCallMeTarzan

-The use of the death penalty is unconstitutional because it is cruel and unusual -it cost more to put people to death then it dose to keep them in jail. -Ethically who are we to decide who lives and dies if we execute someone dosent that make us just as bad as them? -innocent people die! -no justice done. -another innocent family has to go through the pain of loosing someone -life in prison is a more effective deterent -places where the death penalty is used have higher murder rates the...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

It is a contradicting for a person to stand against the death penalty and favor late term abortions.

bigdog
ScrewSociety62

I feel it is intellectually dishonest when people argue against the death penalty but are in favor of late term abortions. It makes logical sense if someone supports both or argues against both. I am not sure how someone can stand by while one person makes a decision to end a life that has had no time to make a mistake but fights against a punishment of the same result when many people need to have irrefutable evidence in order to sentence this person to this penalty....

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Resolved: In the United States, the death penalty should not be a form of punishment.

Johnicle
bunnysaregood

The death penalty is not a good form of punishment... therefore, I stand in favor of... Resolved: In the United States, the death penalty should not be a form of punishment. I will prove this with the following arguments. I. Life in prison is more of a punishment. Recently, the death penalty has become just as painful and pinch in the arm or a shot at the doctors. My ingrown toenail hurts just as much as the death penalty does. All that happens, is that they fall asleep and then they a...

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

a just society ought not to use the death penalty as a form of punishment

hyperjunker
Statesman

I affirm the resolution "a just society ought not to use the death penalty as a form of punishment?" I will start out by defining the terms in the resolution. The death penalty is a form of punishment (execution) of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for a crime or number of crimes (Random House Webster). Ought means should, or an obligation or duty (Random House Webster). My value for this round is justice, justice is giving each his due which is prescribed by the resolution. My cr...

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5 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

the US should support the death penalty.

jackleripper
ane92

According to the bill of human rights, set up by the United Nations, article 3 states "people have a right to life, liberty, and pursuit of security". However, does a person deserve these rights if they will not acknowledge the rights of others? The answer is no. The fact is that society can only be "humane" in punishment to those who have been humane in their actions. I am arguing the negative side to the resolution: A just society ought not use the death penalty as a form of punishment. Th...

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7 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Death Penalty

desegouts
the-mad-ones

The death penalty is designed to be a punishment for heinous crimes and represents somewhat of an "eye for an eye" approach to sentencing. In theory, this seems fair at the outset but if we really address the goal of punishment, I maintain that the death penalty is not effective in reaching this goal and instead represents one of the greatest potential injustices that could occur. The goals of punishment are primarily a) to impose some responsibilty for someone's actions upon them (the crimin...

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1 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

True Christians should support the death penalty.

left_wing_mormon
Renzzy

This debate will kick-off a series of Debates I will be hosting to convince people that the "Christian Right" (conservative Christians) are wrong. This is to expose the myth that Republican beliefs fit with Christian fundamental teachings. This Debate: The Death Penalty I am Con, so I will allow my opponent the opportunity to open the Debate. Thank you, and Good luck to my opponent....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

the death penalty

nater
stropheum

hello, I first want to say I am in total favor of the death penalty. I don't think it is fair that we let guilty murderers free, but i don't feel great about it. Look at it like this you do something kind to someone else, they return the favor. You kill someone and even worse don't feel bad about it then well for shame on you. When you kill someone out of anger it is so unjust, you take a family member and even worse you hurt youself not physicaly but mentally. The rest of your life you have t...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Socrates did not deserve the death penalty

stropheum
MoonDragon613

My argument is simple: -->Socrates was unjustly accused of his crimes which put him to death. These crimes are: 1:Impiety 2:Corrupting the youth I will provide a brief opening statement, and whoever shall accept this challenge can create their opening statement based on that. -->The first charge of Impiety was a ridiculous statement because as he stated in the Apology, the very reason he began his travels, cross examining many artisans and politicians was because of the Delphi ora...

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Updated 5 Years Ago