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andreamendoza
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DonovanGwinn
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Death penalty

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andreamendoza
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/9/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 399 times Debate No: 41973
Debate Rounds (2)
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andreamendoza

Pro

I think death penalty should be approved in every single prision that exists in the world. Criminals need to pay for what they did, and also they need to be punished, because the crime they are acused of is something that is very serious.
DonovanGwinn

Con

I do agree with you that criminals need to pay for the crimes they have committed., but the death penalty has never been proven to deter drime, such as what it used for. Besides, the death penalty is a very complicated issue since many of the ways that have been used are "cruel and unusual punishment" for what would be a violation of the Federal Constitution.
Debate Round No. 1
andreamendoza

Pro

Thank you for debating. The death penalty in mi country, Mexico was completely abolished by president Vicente Fox in 2005. And by then it was only applied for, high treason which there hasnt been one in many many years. I dont know about the United States but in the last years organized crime and violence has incremented very much, and I think one of the reason of these is that there are no capital punishment for criminals that are found guilty, violence crime like rape, kidnapping, and murder.
DonovanGwinn

Con

No problem. Well, I live in the United States and in the U.S., each state is able to vote on whether there is a death penalty. In each case though, crime has remained the same since sentencing someone to death doesn't phase them. However in Mexico, I can see your point due to the drug lords and wars going on. However, the part would be difficult in how to properly execute people.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by danil 2 years ago
danil
I think that the death penalty should be aproved in all the places and thats the only way to make justice with the persons. No one should think that is cruel and badbecause all bad people need to have a consecuence. Don"t treat others as you don"t want to be treated.
Posted by imaginedragons 2 years ago
imaginedragons
The death penalty is not cruel and unusual. The golden rule states "DO ONTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO DO ONTO YOU." If they killed someone, shouldn't they have a right to be killed as well? If you eliminate these dangerous criminals, the crime rates will go down. Prison population will also decrease making the country a safer living environment. We won't need as many prisons either.
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Vote Placed by Tophatdoc 2 years ago
Tophatdoc
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Reasons for voting decision: The Pro side claimed that crime increased. Con failed to provide a valid argument. Con also conceded some of Pro's points. Neither side presented any sources.