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DBousounis
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TUF
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Should the death penalty be allowed in Australia

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/18/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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DBousounis

Con

I don't like the idea of having the death penalty in Australia and I think that it should never be allowed
TUF

Pro

The Death Penalty should be allowed anywhere, where justice is due to those who have committed heinous crimes, mainly Murder in the First Degree, IE with a pre-meditated intention.

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...

But I don't see why you think Australia should not get the Death penalty, compared to any other country in the world.

The BOP is on my opponent, so I will assume the debate will begin in R2.

Good luck.
Debate Round No. 1
DBousounis

Con

Having the death penalty in Australia isn't doing anyone any good, yes, you might feel even with the bad person but in the end killing that person won't take away any of the bad things he/she did.
It would only make you feel guilty about killing another person.
Australia isn't a country that will kill others just to get even or to make anyone pay!
TUF

Pro

My opponent didn't actually outline a case against the death penalty.

The death penalty isn't just about enacting revenge, as my opponent assumes.

1. The Death Penalty protects others from potentially being infringed upon in the future.

2. The death penalty is an actual punishment. Prison is not. Some people will purposely get themselves into prison, just to survive off the government.

3. Justice is not strictly about revenge. Due cause does not have to erase the bad things someone did, and it never will. It's about giving the criminal the same treatment they gave their victim to equivilate the crime to the punishment.

4. Again, why just Australia? Should the Death Penalty be allowed everywhere else?
Debate Round No. 2
DBousounis

Con

DBousounis forfeited this round.
TUF

Pro

My opponent has forfeited without adressing some crucial aspects of determining arguments for this debate. There are a lot of variables that can be looked at in the resolution that were overturned, I adressed them, and my opponent did not respond.

Debate Round No. 3
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