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Should Death Penalty be Forced in Every State

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MrBossman

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The simple fact is, if a criminal is not alive, they cannot commit any more crimes. Each year, thousands of people escape from well-guarded prisons, which is an improvement from earlier decades. In 1993, 14,305 prisoners escaped, and in 1998, there were 6,530. Even though there is an advancement, those thousands of escapers are usually hungry to commit more crimes, which supports my earlier statement. Dangerous criminals shouldn't be allowed to live, or they might escape and in turn more crimes will be committed. This is only one reason why going conservative on the death penalty is the right choice.

First of all, the death penalty puts a definite end to the possibility of murderers committing more crimes. Putting the criminal in prison for life gives them a chance to escape back into the streets and commit more crimes, while the death penalty will end this. It is not fair to a prison’s guards to have to watch a dangerous murderer that would kill them if ever given the chance. People that are in prison might commit more crimes while in jail if they are not killed before they can. Adding onto this, if the criminals know there is nothing worse that could happen to them besides continuing to live in prison, then there is a bigger chance that the prisoners would commit worse crimes while in jail. Another huge reason supporting the death penalty is deterrence. Deterrence, which is basically preventing someone from doing something, shines through when executions are increased. Studies have been done that show as execution rates rise, murder rates fall. If the criminals know that committing their crimes will end up with themselves getting killed, then they might not commit their crimes at all. Most people dread death more than they dread life in prison. One study done by Stephen K. Layson unveiled the fact that one execution could avoid 18 murders. (too much of the same)

Another huge argument supporting the death penalty is that the death row system used today is fair to the accused criminals. The majority of legal systems care about the human’s life, and they don’t immediately say that the accused is guilty. Some criminals have been able to hold off their death sentence for 30 years. Others are even able to free themselves from prison. This is possible because after they have been sentenced to die, the criminals have many opportunities to appeal. They can appeal to such places as their governor, and the Unites States Supreme Court. An unfair process would put the criminals through a short conviction, and it would not give the criminal the chances they deserve to say their point of view on the situation. Also, the death penalty should always be the punishment for first degree murder, as the crimes should be punished in turn with the worst punishments. Murder is a killing of another human, and for someone who commits this crime, the only respectable punishment for this is the death penalty.

Human life is sacred; there must be a deterrent mechanism in place that ensures that those violating that fundamental precept are punished. Capital punishment symbolizes the value and importance placed upon the maintenance of the sanctity of human life. Any lesser sentence would fail in this duty. there must be a deterrent mechanism in place that ensures that those violating that fundamental precept are punished. Capital punishment symbolizes the value and importance placed upon the maintenance of the sanctity of human life. Any lesser sentence would fail in this duty.
Preston

Con

This seems like FUN!

Just to start off, your arguments are comletely invalid, you claim that these criminals are escaping from prisons but you have mad two mistakes, first you used two years before technology began advancing as rapidly as it is now, in 1996 there where vcr tapes! the fact that we now can locate anyone we want where ever we want shows the advancment in security. I DARE YOU TO NAME ONE PERSON SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON THAT HAS ESCAPED RECENTLY. secondly prisons where life sentences are carried out are not well - Guarded they are maximum security.

To address the death penalty its self i will just point out the costs, to deal with pleas and legal fees alone cost more than life in prison.
Debate Round No. 1
MrBossman

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Preston

Con

Well, since no response was posted we must assume he surrenders this round.
Debate Round No. 2
MrBossman

Pro

MrBossman forfeited this round.
Preston

Con

YAY I WIN, if he doesn't go again then he owes me a coke!
Debate Round No. 3
MrBossman

Pro

MrBossman forfeited this round.
Preston

Con

VOTE PRESTON! yay
Debate Round No. 4
MrBossman

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Preston

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by ChosenWolff 2 years ago
ChosenWolff
Stop trying to eliminate state rights
Posted by Preston 3 years ago
Preston
well I'm sure he's quit so..... GO ME! :p
Posted by funwiththoughts 3 years ago
funwiththoughts
Something tells me that this debate is going to be stalemated via FF.
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imabench
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