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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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17 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Death Penalty

shoutevenshy
SnaxAttack

I don't feel like death is the optimal punishment for an unforgivable crime. The criminal is killed gracefully, without pain, and that's it. How is that enough for anyone? I want murderers and rapists to suffer, and they don't suffer at all that way....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The Death Penalty Should be Removed

TheHitchslap
thett3

Justification through economical, moral, political and/or legal are all legitimate, regardless of if both opponents argue differently (I may argue through legal and moral while my opponent justifies through economical and political for example). Thus both parties involved may choose what they will justify through what means. Death penalty: "Capital punishment, the death penalty, death sentence, or execution is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for...

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71 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

the death penalty should stay and not be abolished

CJJ80
Rizkaa

The death penalty should stay because the murderers have killed innocent lives and they should go to the death penalty for life and they never can get out again and then kill....

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

death penalty should be abolish

Aika
llama212

I think that death penalty is too cruel. In spite of the fact that somebody kills someone it does not matter that our society has rights to kill too. It means that we are murderers too. I believe that istead of death penalty it's better to give them life sentence. Because life without freedom, it is the worst think in our life. Also, we knew such situations were suffered innocent people and it is awful. That's why, before talk about every kind of death penalty, we must think about the meaning an...

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9 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Should we keep the death penalty?

august55433
Mister_Man

I believe that we should keep the death penalty. I feel that people who have committed crimes against humanity, don't deserve to live. They certainly are not worth the $168,00 dollars that we spend on them per year in prisons. That's why I think we should keep the death penalty and I expect a lively debate with my opponent! Thank you....

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7 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The death penalty should be abolished in the United States of America

tajshar2k
Midnight1131

ResolutionThe United States of America should abolish the Death Penalty. My position on this is Con, therefore I will be arguing that the death penalty should not be abolished. My opponent Midnight1131, will be arguing that it should be abolished. Since he is changing the status quo, the BOP will be on him....

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35 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should the death penalty be legalized?

thomsonmsc2014
Simoneaumsc2014

The death penalty should be legalized because it would save a lot of money to have people put to death rather than taking tax dollars to keep them held in jail....

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Years Ago

Rapist should be given death penalty

Zain7
elikakohen

"Raping has always been a heated issue among society, some people contend that rape is more dangerous than murder since it implants miserable traumatic in the entire of the victims' lives'...

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3 Comments
Updated 10 Months Ago

The Death Penalty for the guilty

Mopi
FantumHeist

Right, I'll be going against why there should be no death penalty for the guilty.1)Firstly, it goes agaisnt the very law of Right to protection of life, by awarding a person the death penalty, we ourselves are violating the law and a violation of law is not acceptable2) Its does not teach the guilty anything, if you look at it. The death penalty, the person just dies there is no learning and no going through pain and realizing the mistake they've made, wehreas...

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13 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago