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Death Penalty

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/19/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (5)
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WardMSC2015

Pro

The Death penalty is needed in many situations. There are people, and situations in life where Jail is just not enough. Someone such as Hitler does not deserve to live after what he did to millions of people.
Kimbut123

Con

I believe that jail is sometimes not enough after looking at one's mistakes. At the same time, taking away one's life is not the way to one because every life is valuable. Respect for human life is the key to this argument, and although someone may be horrible enough to take away a life, we should not go as low as them.
Debate Round No. 1
WardMSC2015

Pro

In situations such as this, the taking of their life is good for the community. not only is it more expensive to keep them alive, but it is also less practical. keeping someone so evil alive hurts our world. they did not live with human dignity themselves so they do not deserve our sympathy.
Kimbut123

Con

There are alternates to taking a criminal away from the community. For instance, there are mental institutions and foreign jails or camps where they could be sent. Either way, it is wrong to try and justify killing one, no matter what the situation is.
Debate Round No. 2
WardMSC2015

Pro

This as well will cost the community a lot of tax money. As well, these places are not safe places for a criminal like this to be. Killers like this would be dangerous to the people in charge of the facilities. If someone like Hitler could get millions to follow him and kill others, he could easily start an uprising in a jail, or another place.
Kimbut123

Con

The fact that you are trying to justify murder is ridiculous. No matter how much money it may cost, it is still a human life you are trying to get rid of.
Debate Round No. 3
WardMSC2015

Pro

A human life that took lives themselves. The fact that you could think that a person who has killed many people deserves to live is sickening. A human life is a wonderful thing, only if they do not abuse or destroy others lives. these people should not be aloud to walk around prisons influencing others with their evil.
Kimbut123

Con

Having a life is a basic human right. I am not justifying killing anyone. You are saying that killing someone will solve the problem of someone else killing another. You are being a hypocrite for saying that one should not kill, but yet you are encouraging killing.
Debate Round No. 4
WardMSC2015

Pro

These people that have killed have done so out of disgust and un humain reasons. We are justifying the killing of a horrible way through the system of government. Someone going up to this person and killing them would be wrong, but if a jury was to come to the conclusion of the death of this person, it should be done. To kill is a bad thing, but sometimes the other option is not acceptable in the case of cruel and horrid people.
Kimbut123

Con

Kimbut123 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by bluesteel 1 year ago
bluesteel
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7 points to Pro. {RFD = Reasons for voting decision: Reasons for voting decision: FF}

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Posted by stonemmsc2015 1 year ago
stonemmsc2015
I agree with ant1greeny. Even though it costs more money to keep the person alive in prison why should we let them take the easy way out. The death penalty is also a double edge sword where the question that always comes up is what if the person was innocent? Although I thought the Pro Side did present better arguments throughout the debate.
Posted by Kimbut123 1 year ago
Kimbut123
Listen chill we obvi love the death penalty but someone has to be the con side
Posted by wowmasterolearyshane2015 1 year ago
wowmasterolearyshane2015
I believe the death penalty should be legal because if the person isn't killed they are most likely going to be in solitary confinement. Most people go insane in solitary confinement and their life ends up being completely miserable. If they're going to be alone their whole life and can't do anything with their life to change it, then what's the point in living.
Posted by sheranmsc2015 1 year ago
sheranmsc2015
Although I question the morality of the death penalty myself, the pro makes a strong argument. The con resorted to personal attacks on their opponent calling them a hypocrite, which is not necessarily a proper response when they are bested in a friendly debate.
Posted by ant1greeny 1 year ago
ant1greeny
Although it my be cheaper and more practical to kill criminals, you are still lowering yourself to their level. Also, if you want payback, I would fear spending the rest of my life in jail more than being killed. Death is the easy way out.
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Vote Placed by tajshar2k 1 year ago
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