Debate Rounds (3)
Reforming cannot be achieved by the death penalty and it is not needed to protect society, because prisons exist.
To support the death penalty out of a desire for revenge is a degenerate attitude to hold in society.
Also, the courts are not 100% correct in their verdict all the time. Out of 1000s of convicted murderers, there is bound to be at least 10 who were convicted wrongly. According to your proposition, these 10 innocent people would be murdered.
The death penalty also does not function as a valid deterrent as people who commit murder either do not plan on getting caught, or have lost their desire to live. Threatening to kill them will have no effect on their decision whether or not to kill someone.
Finally, the death penalty reeks of hypocrisy. By punishing murderers we are saying, as a society, that murder is wrong. We completely contradict ourselves by then murdering the murderers. In the words of St. John Paul II, 'how can we teach that killing is wrong by killing?'
In what way does 'repaying what they did' serve society? It seems to me that you look to the courts for revenge, not their actual purpose of maintaining civil law.
Finally, you contradict yourself. In round 1 you say 'an eye for an eye' but that would only justify the death penalty for murderers. Yet now in round 2 you allow it for grand larceny?
savannah.greene241 forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro ff a round, so conduct to con. Con pointed out contradictions in pro's arguments, so arguments to con
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