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Is it ethical for our society to have a death penalty?

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Started: 12/13/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dulinl

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Ethics are always subjective. When it comes to society we have to use the ethics of the majority to dictate right and wrong. Our society currently places a low value on human life, as shown in our abortion policy. We view the comfort and a woman's right to chose (even after she as already chosen poorly) more important than another person's right to live.

Because we place low value on life when it is at it's most fragile, we should place the same value on it when one uses his/her life to perform the most extreme of evil actions. Ultimately, taking his/her life as punishment for the taking of another life.
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