The Instigator
KirstinKate
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The Contender
wjmelements
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Death pentaly

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/3/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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KirstinKate

Con

That the united states should enforce more with the death pentaly.
wjmelements

Pro

As in standard debate procedure, my opponent may not present any new arguments after the opening argument.
Any new arguments are null.

The death penalty should be enforced in the U.S. because it is neither cruel nor unusual. Therefore, it is a valid punishment.

It is not unusual because it has always been done throughout history.

From http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org... : "The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon, which codified the death penalty for 25 different crimes."

It is not cruel because it is just retribution for inhumane crimes.

The 8th Ammendment to the constitution only states: "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." http://www.usconstitution.net...
This is the only restriction on punishment in the U.S.

Therefore, there is no reason to ban the death penalty.
Debate Round No. 1
KirstinKate

Con

KirstinKate forfeited this round.
wjmelements

Pro

Extend my arguments through this round.
Debate Round No. 2
KirstinKate

Con

KirstinKate forfeited this round.
wjmelements

Pro

You have no reason to vote for CON.

There is no reason for the death penalty to be banned. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by KirstinKate 7 years ago
KirstinKate
i know this.
Posted by Justinisthecrazy 7 years ago
Justinisthecrazy
wow, this is horribly debated
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Vote Placed by RacH3ll3 8 years ago
RacH3ll3
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