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Robert_Weiler
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Should Death Penalty Be Legal?

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Robert_Weiler
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 755 times Debate No: 71423
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SideArmsAreNeeded

Pro

I have seen that this topic has been debated a lot lately in school and such. I would like to state a few things before I start this debate:
1.) I am 15 so my points may not be the strongest but I will try my best.
2.) This is my first debate so again, I will try my best.
3.) I would like for this to be a respectable, polite argument.
4.) I would like very few opinions in this but emotional appeal is acceptable.
5.) I wasn't sure what category this was supposed to be in, there was like three this could fit in, so I chose the best one.
6.) I don't really have anything else to say so just have fun.

Rounds:
Round 1.) This round will be for approval.
Round 2.) This round will be for arguments/rebuttals.
Round 3.) This round will be for arguments/rebuttals.
Round 4.) This round will be for arguments/rebuttals.
Round 5.) This round will be for closing statements.

I would like to thank those of you that took the time to look at this argument; and to those possible opponents, good luck.
Robert_Weiler

Con

I accept. I see you just joined this sight, welcome! I look forward to a good debate. Remember to attempt to rebut each of your opponents points while strengthening your own, cite yours sources, and most important, have fun! I anxiously await your opening argument.
Debate Round No. 1
SideArmsAreNeeded

Pro

SideArmsAreNeeded forfeited this round.
Robert_Weiler

Con

I will allow my opponent to open next round.
Debate Round No. 2
SideArmsAreNeeded

Pro

SideArmsAreNeeded forfeited this round.
Robert_Weiler

Con

I will simply state for this round that the death penalty is bad and therefore should be illegal. This argument stands and I extend it to the end of this debate unless my opponent decides to participate.
Debate Round No. 3
SideArmsAreNeeded

Pro

SideArmsAreNeeded forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
SideArmsAreNeeded

Pro

SideArmsAreNeeded forfeited this round.
Robert_Weiler

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 5
5 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 5 records.
Posted by Robert_Weiler 1 year ago
Robert_Weiler
@mostlogical True, but three lefts do.
Posted by mostlogical 1 year ago
mostlogical
Two wrongs don't make a right
Posted by americanmade23 1 year ago
americanmade23
I am a cop's son and my mom went to school to become a crime investigator. so, needless to say my things i say may be a little biased because of my upbringing and personal beliefs. however, i do know a bit about the death penalty and how it has been weakened to the point where there is no death just us tax payers paying for criminals to live in relative peace after they commited a crime that makes them deserve to be put to death
Posted by SideArmsAreNeeded 1 year ago
SideArmsAreNeeded
Aileen Wuornos, Ted Bundy, H.H. Holmes, Joanne Dennephy and so on....

This is a very very short list of murderers who felt no remorse and I am sure they would feel no remorse in prison, prison would just be a way for them to get away with murder and continue living on.

I also agree with you, the classic ways of death penalty were the best ones.

I need to make my argument now, so I won't be able to respond for a while.
Posted by 16herdmanr 1 year ago
16herdmanr
The way I see it, anyone who commits a violent crime needs to be punished severely for their doings. The death penalty I feel has gotten to the point where it's not even punishment, it would be worse to rot in jail for the rest of your life than to be put to sleep and not even feel pain. I say we need to bring back the firing squads, the tried and true methods of executing criminals for their actions.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
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