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Death Penalty

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Started: 7/3/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jimmyt341

Con

Let's not forget that people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and as long as you're human, you are entitled to these rights. Prisoners or criminals have these rights protected under the law because they are human beings. The only reason why we would imprison people is because they have violated someone else's rights, so that detention is necessary to prevent further obstruction of human rights.

It would of course be a further obstruction to human rights if human executions were legally permissible. Since a criminal held in custody is sufficient to prevent further rights violations in the community, the death penalty would be an excessive act of punishment since prevention has already been in place. Proportionality is predicated of justice and imprisonment for a period time would be proportional to the crime, and time served would be scaled in proportion to the severity of the crime in a just society. The death penalty would disproportion the scale of justice, which is way it ought to be illegal and immoral.
Haxis288

Pro

The deth peniltiy servs true justice i dont want a murder to live i want him to suffer who wouldnt if a person kills some
one they must die to i belive in. eye for a eye and tooth for tooth do you want a mass murder to live if they are convitced if we stop the exicution people will commit murderr on a rise because they wont fear death of there own lifes to end we should also use harsher methods of exiction like hanging or firing squad and posing gas if you think criminals that kill shouldnt live than you have the right idea and if you disagree you support murder
Debate Round No. 1
jimmyt341

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jimmyt341 forfeited this round.
Haxis288

Pro

You said that prisoners have the right to life as well as you and me what about the people he/she has killed we need to avenge them for true justice
Debate Round No. 2
jimmyt341

Con

jimmyt341 forfeited this round.
Haxis288

Pro

The Death Penatly Justifys people who have died by the hands of the muderers
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