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Death Penalty

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Started: 8/5/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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TAIDebate09

Pro

Death penalty should be brought back
crushilista

Con

I'll accept the challenge on the death penalty. I will now state why I believe that the death penalty shouldn't be brought back.

The death penalty could be used to kill people who haven't committed the crime. There has been some cases where they kill the man, then later come to find that he never committed the crime. In my opinion this solution is just far too permanent for something that may not be 100% sure.
Debate Round No. 1
TAIDebate09

Pro

However, the death penalty serves as an example for others, because if people know that they will be killed, they may be less likely to commit a serious offence.
Also, if there is a serious offence, an entire life imprisonment may not be enough to punish them, i.e if someone went on a rampage and killed a whole lot of people, and was caught, they should be made to pay- because the lives of the relatives of the victims should be taken into account.

The killer should not really been made to live- he should be punished for what he had done.
crushilista

Con

What if the killer is suicidal? Would it really do anything for the family if he wants to die anyway? That is most likely the reason that most people go on mass killing sprees like that, shooting themselves after.
Debate Round No. 2
TAIDebate09

Pro

TAIDebate09 forfeited this round.
crushilista

Con

crushilista forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
I believe you are referring to the theory, "an eye for an eye." Well, an eye for an eye makes the world go blind. According to your philosophy, a person accused of rape should be raped in return. That is illogical and barbaric.
Posted by burbachrocks 7 years ago
burbachrocks
it should be brought back because if people killother people then they shoud die as well i know they call that pay back butt they really nedd to think it over before they got rid of it
Posted by studentathletechristian8 7 years ago
studentathletechristian8
"someone went on a rampage and killed a whole lot of people, and was caught, they should be made to pay- because the lives of the relatives of the victims should be taken into account."
This does not mean that the felon should be given the death penalty. The relatives of the victims can find the opportunity to forgive the felon, and truly accept that their loved one is gone but is hopefully in a better place. Life in prison is a much worse punishment than the death penalty. The death penalty kills the felon and puts him/her out of misery. Life in prison will be a more mental, emotional, and possibly more physical punishment than the death penalty.
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