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This House supports the death penalty!

Cezar
miketheman1200

The death penalty can also help provide closure for the victim's family and friends, who will no longer have to fear the return of this criminal into society. They will not have to worry about parole or the chance of escape, and will thus be able to achieve a greater degree of closure. Mary Heidcamp, a Chicago woman whose mother's killer faced the death penalty before the State Governor commuted the sentences to life in prison, stated 'we were looking forward to the death penalty. I'm just so d...

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Updated 12 Months Ago

Is the Death Penalty an unjust punishment?

MathandScienceprodigy
JonathanDJ

I will be arguing in favor of the resolution that the Death Penalty is in fact an unjust punishment. Definition(s): The Death Penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Contention(s): Bad, for many reasons: - Mistakes happen. Since 1973 in the U.S., 140 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. These are ALL people who had been found...

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Updated 12 Months Ago

The death penalty Deters crime and saves lives

16kadams
Fluer

This debate does not have the acceptance rule: C1: Deters crime Ernest Van Den Haag, PhD, late Professor of Jurisprudence at Fordham University, in an Oct. 17, 1983 New York Times Op-Ed article titled "For the Death Penalty," wrote the following: "Common sense, lately bolstered by statistics, tells us that the death penalty will deter murder, if anything can. People fear nothing more than death. Therefore, nothing will deter a criminal more than the fear of death. Death is final. But wher...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

"Society should use the death penalty as a form of criminal punishment"

baseballkid
GreenTeas

Round 1: Acceptance Round 2: Arguments w/o rebuttal Round 3: Arguments & Rebuttal (No new arguments from CON) Round 4: Summary of Arguments I look forward to this debate GreenTeas....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Implemented In Every Society

Lordknukle
F-16_Fighting_Falcon

PRO argues for the death penalty.CON argues against the death penalty.Death Penalty: "The punishment of execution, administered to someone convicted of a capital crime."http://goo.gl/QCyQhI wish both of us the best of luck.Round 1: Acceptance (no arguments)Round 2: Main Case (no rebuttals)Round 3: RebuttalsRound 4: Rebuttals and ConclusionBreaking these rules will automatically result...

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50 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

death penalty

andrew26
EndarkenedRationalist

I think we should have it because it cost to much to keep these prisoners...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

On the Death Penalty

JustCallMeTarzan
JBlake

I contend that the death penalty is a just punishment for certain types of crimes. The reasoning for this is rooted in basic positive AND negative rights - namely the right to life, the right to defend oneself, and the right to redress of grievances for harm to oneself or one's companions. I don't think anyone contests the notion that there is a basic right to live. In order to exercise this right, we must have a right to defend that life, either by incapacitation or fatality. Furthermore, gr...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

We should abolish the death penalty in the US

kelsieisboss
TheUser

The death penalty does more harm than good in today's society. At one time, it may have served a useful purpose, but it is no longer necessary and the small positives it may have are outweighed by the negatives. The death penalty is not able to be overturned, so any mistake in its application cannot be corrected because we do not have the power to resurrect people. Some propose that capricious application of the death penalty is flawed, but feel that the death penalty needs to be there for tr...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

The Federal U.S. Government should declare the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment

Prettyy_Flacko
Chief_Sosa

The death penalty is inhumane. No matter what crime someone is accused of committing, no person deserves to be punished by death. It is cruel and not morally correct....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Should the Death Penalty Exist?

aaronjames.fortson
justin.graves

Should the death penalty be allowed or exist to begin with? In my opinion, I believe it should NOT exist, and should be abolished immediately. Having the worldview that I have, I think the death penalty is murder, and people who say it isn't, and that it is justice for the victims and the hurt, I think are only justifying their own evils. No matter how you look at it, when you have someone's life in your hands, and you intentionally let them die on your own accord, because you wanted them to, it...

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Updated 1 Year Ago