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JohnBoehner
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The Contender
bloodyghost9
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Death Penalty should be eliminated

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JohnBoehner
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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JohnBoehner

Pro

The death penalty should be eliminated. Someone please accept this debate.
bloodyghost9

Con

I believe that Capital punishment is a reasonable method of punishment for those who committed crimes against another's life. (murder, intended maiming or mayhem that causes the later death of a person, etc) When you murder someone, you are ending any opportunity they have to enjoy whatever part of their life they have left. If they are younger, they may never marry or get a job or have children or enjoy their life as an adult. If they are adults, it is a crushing feeling to lose a loved one and know they will never be able to speak to you, or enjoy your company, and vice versa. There is no excuse for the deliberate ending of ones life. People who murder are not soulless; they too have feelings, but the pain, depression, and misfortune inflicted upon the loved ones or relatives of a victim is something that can never be healed, nor can the victim ever live again. In order for this horrible crime of causing death to be repaid, death must also impart upon the offender. Justice must take place.
Debate Round No. 1
JohnBoehner

Pro

I believe that death row should be eliminated for the following reasons
1. For an execution to take place, its costs the tax payers. It is significantly more expensive to execute someone than to put them in jail for like without possibility for parole.
2. There is no proof that capital punishment reduces crime. States without the death penalty typically have lower murder rates. The south has the highest murder rate with 80% of the U.S executions.
3. Bad lawyers also play a role in this. A lawyer is obviously the one that shows or proves that you were innocent. If an innocent person has a bad lawyer simply because that cant afford a top of the line, this could lead to wrongful conviction, simply because of a lawyer.
bloodyghost9

Con

bloodyghost9 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
JohnBoehner

Pro

At the rate the United States is at, Prisons wont become overcrowded due to the recall of people with the death penalty. Ever since 1976, 1,418 people have been executed, and the number is greatly decreasing. In '99, 98 people were executed. So far in 2015, 24 people have been executed. Along with the 1,719 state prisons that the USA has (not including the 102 federal prisons), prisons wont need to be built because of inmates being sentenced to life without possibility of parole instead of the death penalty. Another reason is the death penalty is applied at random. Out of the 15,000 to 17,000 homicides committed every year in the United States, roughly 120 people are sentenced to death, that's less than 1%. So murderers, rapists etc. don't all go to jail. Only the ones whos name is drawn out of the hat do.
bloodyghost9

Con

bloodyghost9 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by JohnBoehner 1 year ago
JohnBoehner
Now i just need someone against me!
Posted by Bet-On-It 1 year ago
Bet-On-It
YES i am with you on this one i will help back u up
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
JohnBoehnerbloodyghost9Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con ff many times, so conduct to Pro.
Vote Placed by HankMG22 1 year ago
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JohnBoehnerbloodyghost9Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Bloodyghost9 forfeited the round, and also Pro had more convincing arguments, therefore, Pro won.