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asingh
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Lexus
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Should the death penalty be legal?

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Lexus
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/20/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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asingh

Pro

So the death penalty is a major issue today. I stand for the death penalty because I believe that there are some crimes that, once having been committed, should not give the perpetrator the right to live.

The first round is a very brief position on the statement. The second round will lay the framework of our ideas. The third and fourth round will be open to debate between the two contenders. The fifth and final round will be closing statements. I hope to debate soon and look forward to it!
Lexus

Con

I accept.

The reason that I am against the death penalty is because of its implementary risks (high cost, innocents, etc) and because I feel like it breaks the idea of government being an ethical or moral actor. I will expound on these ideas in the next rounds.
Debate Round No. 1
asingh

Pro

asingh forfeited this round.
Lexus

Con

I await my opponent's return to the debate; then I will start arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
asingh

Pro

asingh forfeited this round.
Lexus

Con

Here is my sole contention: death penalty causes war.

As Foster says in 1997 in her book "War: Causes":
  • "one of the ... biggest reasons for wars being started is the fact that ... one ... nation has the death penalty."

Dr. Chulo of BYU says in 2005 in his essay "America: God"

  • "war is pretty bad. like, REALLY pretty bad"
To solve war, we need to keep the death penalty illegal. If my opponent does not come back to the debate they drop my arguments at their full weight!
Debate Round No. 3
asingh

Pro

asingh forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
asingh

Pro

asingh forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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