Should the death penalty be illegal?
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Disagree with me if I'm wrong.
What right does the murderer have to take away someone's life?
If someone commits an extremely heinous crime and that it can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that it was committed by that person, they should be executed. The state of mind that a person has to be in to commit such crimes means they the chance of treatment being successful is extremely small, and to let them back into society is a terrible idea.
Many maximum security prisons all over the western world are overloaded with criminals, and the cost to provide them with food and shelter is very high. The working class doesn't like paying more in taxes so that these sick people can live a full life.
Perhaps if you are in favor of letting these people live we can organize a program with the government, when a person is sentenced to death by a judge they have the option of being kept alive in jail, and if the person can reach a donation level to what the average cost of his life in prison would be then he wouldn't be put to death. If the donation level isn't reached he will be put to death..
Sounds like a solid plan right? Well one would think so but the problem is most of the people that are in favor of such laws don't actually want to have to pay for them. "Being generous with someone else's money" is a good statement that comes to mind...
So I ask you this.. Would you personally dish out your money to save these mass murders and rapists? If not you could concede right now.
Your definition of "wrong" is entire subjective to opinion, society and timeline. Just because you personally believe something wrong doesn't actually make it wrong. You can live in your own contrived world and believe whatever you want.
" Don't you think they should set an example by not killing those who have killed."
These killers don't care about what example you are setting them. You are against the death penalty 100% from your response.. So in your world you wouldn't execute the 9/11 terrorists for blowing up the trade center so we can "set an example" for them... OK... So what about our GOVERNMENT controlled military that kills people everyday? Should we disband the military because we should set an example to the people that want to kill us?
How do you think America or the rest of the world would of fared if we had this stance in the civil war or any world war conflict... You are virtually praising submission even if it means your own demise.
But forget all of that and let me tell you.. Imagine if a murderer killed your wife, your mother, your child... or even your entire family.. You would be alright with him living in a comfy cell?
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