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rafalaf
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mfigurski80
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Death Penalty

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mfigurski80
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/2/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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rafalaf

Con

The death penalty has been increasing the Death toll over the world. This penalty has mostly been given to murderers, though th executioner then will himself be a murder, and he will go on and on and on until humantiy is extinct. Also why kill two people for only one murder? To add on many of us value our nations heroes though theey killed other people illegaly.
mfigurski80

Pro

Since it is the last round I won't even try to research definitions or create rules. It won't get that complicated.

The death penalty is something that is necessary in this society, though it should be restricted to talentedly malevolent criminals who have proven that prisons cannot hold them. For example, Charles Sobhraj, a murderer once wanted in 11 countries, managed to escape 7 jails with such jests as "starting a fire in the back of a police van". People tried to convince the government to make a special-case death sentence, but they refused. That was before he broke out of jail again, killing 11, wounding 38, and giving 14 severe diarrhea before getting shot during a chase.

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Rebuttals
(1) An executioneer is not a murderer because he is solely carrying out the law and God's commands.
(2) Death Sentences, while legalized, should be constrained. Besides, the lack of a death sentence brings more deaths, as shown in Sobhraj's case.
(3) Not a point. But, just to clarify, soldiers are too only carrying out the will of the state, and, besides, the Christian Church declared any killing done during wartime as not sinful, as long as you didn't want to do it.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by mfigurski80 1 year ago
mfigurski80
"If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death"

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Posted by rafalaf 1 year ago
rafalaf
mfigurski80, how are executioner fullfil the laws of God? The commandments say though shall not kill. though the executioner killed.
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Vote Placed by michigainman56 1 year ago
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rafalafmfigurski80Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro had the better argument used the best sources. Con struggled with his grammar. Pro had better conduct. A cream if you ask me.
Vote Placed by tajshar2k 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro was the only one who really made an argument backed with sources. Con attempted to use emotional appeal to try convey his message.
Vote Placed by InnovativeEphemera 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm against the death penalty, however the position was not upheld in this debate. Short an sweet, grammar and sources went straight to Pro. No substantial argumentation was made by Con and and Pro defended against Con's basic contentions. As always, happy to clarify.