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Death Penalty

MyDinosaurHands
KingDebater369

Resolution: The Death Penalty should remain a sentencing option in the United States. First Round will be for Acceptance. If there are any questions, please ask them before joining....

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38 Comments
Updated 11 Months Ago

Using the Threat of the Death Penalty to Ensure a Guilty Plea is Ok

MyDinosaurHands
Ajab

One common argument for the continuing existence of the Death Penalty is the idea that lawyers can threaten to pursue the Death Penalty, and thus scare the defendant into pleading guilty to a life sentence (or other lesser sentence) instead. I believe that this violates the intentions of our law system, and this argument should not be considered in a Death Penalty debate. <...

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3 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 6 Years Ago

The Death Penalty should be legal in the United States

RoyLatham
mongeese

The death penalty is punishment in which the person who committed the offense is put to death by the state. [1. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/death_penalty] Currently 35 of the 50 states have a death penalty, as well as does the federal government and the U.S. Military. [2. http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty. The resolution allows states to continue to use a...

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46 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

There is no good reason for the death penalty to be banned .

SebUK
Braun234

The title speaks for itself ....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

Subutai
Xboy57

Please read everything below before accepting, and remember to post your first argument in round 1. Xboy57 asked me to challenge him to a debate, so I respectfully honor his request. Full Resolution The death penalty should be abolished throughout the entire United States.Definitions The Death Penalty: "...the sentence of execution for murder and some other cap...

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0 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Can you be pro life but for the death penalty

televin
Abunai

I believe that abortion is the taking of a living beings life.....my position is that only God can take life. The death penalty is the taking of a living beings life......quite a few folks on death row have been released with the advent of DNA so it would seem untenable to be pro life with respect to abortion but not the death penalty...

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6 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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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18 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

the death penalty should be legalized everywhere

shakeema-justice.com
AbandonedSpring

uhh this is my first debate I am really excited to get a feel for this whole debate thing. im hoping that this will get me all warmed up for the debate team. so please be hard on me (I wont cry) because I will be going up against people of much higher grades than me. I think it is time for us to talk about how we deal with individuals who just don't have any morals at all and just don"t care about the majority of society...

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1 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Bring back the death penalty for murderers in England.

stef16
leoghakj

My opening argument is simple: Murderers do not care about the human rights of their victims, so should not have any rights themselves. Article 3 of the universal declaration of human rights is "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person." (http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a2) The murderer denied their victim that, so why should they get it themselves? If the murderer won't respect other people's human rights they should forfeit their own human rights as well....

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4 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago