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whosmarya
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Kernel
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Death penalty

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Started: 6/23/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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whosmarya

Pro

I think that if people murder, rape, or do a very serious crime should be put to death. You took someone else's life from them , then you deserve to have your life taken. Prison is basically a time out to me.. So I think the death penalty for serious crimes is okay.
Kernel

Con

Capital punishment does not deter criminals from committing heinous acts because they are often unbalanced, insane or act on the spur of the moment. A criminal is not rational when committing a crime, and the last thing on their mind is what the consequences of their crime will be.

Prison is in no way, shape or form a "time out" as it is put so lightly by the Pro. It is a place of profound regime and discipline which acts as a constant reminder of what they have done. A life sentence provides these criminals with years to think about their crimes. This psychological strain, maybe even torture, is much worse than a quick and instantaneous death. People that commit very serious crimes such as murder and rape should be reminded every single day for the rest of their life about what terrible crime(s) they've done. There should be no parole, no chance for these people to be released.

The whole concept of an "eye for an eye" which the Pro firmly believes in is uncivilised and is an act of futile retaliation. As a society, we do not accept murder under any circumstance. If we don't condone killing, how can we possibly justify putting someone to death?
Debate Round No. 1
whosmarya

Pro

whosmarya forfeited this round.
Kernel

Con

Kernel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
whosmarya

Pro

Some people who go to prison STILL don't learn their lesson and they go out and kill, sell drugs, rape, etc AGAIN. I mean that's crazy and they should be put to death.
Kernel

Con

Kernel forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dalir.kosimov 5 months ago
dalir.kosimov
We as human beings cannot take someone else right to live. Throwing them in jail for life is pretty much the same, except they have the rest of their life to reflect on what they did wrong.
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