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The Death Penalty should be made illegal in the USA.

MysticEgg
DavidMGold

Welcome, welcome, welcome! This debate (should he accept) will be addressing the death penalty (also know as "capital punishment") and its implications. This is my third debate with an opponent about this - because I am very fond of debating! Now, on to the format. Should my opponent, DavidMGold, accept, he will accept the following things: 1) First round is acceptance only 2) Fifth round cannot include new contentions/arguments or refutes. 3) No religious arguments can be used. 4) A for...

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8 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Intemediate's Debate Competition R2: The Death Penalty Should Be Legal.

Bullish
SeventhProfessor

This debate is part of the Second Official DDO Tournament, hosted by TUF. http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/36950/ And part of Round 2 of the Intermediate Tier of the tournament.

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10 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Illegal.

destttt_b
jd325494523

I am looking for someone to give a reasonable explanation(s) and arguments on why he or she feels that the death penalty should remain legalized in certain areas of the United States. Therefore, I will be arguing on why I do not agree with the death penalty. For this 1st round I am asking for acceptance, 2nd-4th round going deeper into the argument, and the 5th round should be the final conclusion. This is only my second debate and compared to my last argument, I know this is going to be even mo...

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15 Comments
Updated 3 Years 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 2 Years 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

Death Penalty

lilianhunter
WilliamsP

You say imprisonment is the best route to take, but the death penalty is for INHUMANE crimes. I'm sorry but if it is unjustly to be put to death for murdering, raping, spying, terrorizing; how are those not inhumane as well? Also in prison, prisoners can access books, television, calling and visiting their loved ones, better health coverage than most unemployed Americans and three meals a day. Yes, what a punishment that is....

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24 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

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 1 Year Ago

Should we have the death Penalty? (Con is against death penalty)

ThadeusSmith
Leo.Messi

Currently there are 3,425 people on Death Row. An incredible 4% are innocent. This totals to 123 people who will be killed, even though they are innocent. The Death Penalty should not be allowed for 3 reasons. 1- It is Morally Wrong 2- It is expensive 3- It is unconstitutional Rules: There will be 5 rounds. Introduction, Argument 1, Argument 2, Argument 3, Conclusion. Any personal attacks on the other debater will result in an instant disqualification. Any logical fallacies can be poi...

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3 Comments
Updated 6 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