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Ismagulova
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Batyr
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Should the death penalty be legal?

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Started: 9/29/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ismagulova

Pro

As we all know nowadays capital panishment is prohibitted in many coutries. But is it right decision? It is evidence that NO. Let me proof that capital punishment should be legal for some cruel crimes, like pedophilia or too cruel killing of human being.
Batyr

Con

'too cruel killing of human being'

Killing is killing, regardless of the method. All that matters is that they did it and the cause for it. It's not the eighteenth century; people don't duel with each other over honour anymore. If I stab someone and leave them to die, how is that worse than shooting them with a sniper rifle clean through the head? It's not, really. All that matters are the circumstances, such as a robbery gone wrong, a fit of passion or a mental illness.
Debate Round No. 1
Ismagulova

Pro

"Killing is killing, regardless of the method"

However, some people do not do it on a purpose. They just become victims of circustances. There are also people who do it in order to defend themselves and so on. While other people do it consciously. And sometimes it seems to be like they enjoy with killing someone and mocking them. And do not you affraid of living in such society where live beasts like these? And do not you affraid of that your child or other close people may be the next victim of these "mentally ill" people. Because it has big possibility while these beasts are alive.
Batyr

Con

Paedophilia is a mental disorder. It has a huge amount of possible and probable causes, and should be and is considered in most parts of the post-enlightenment world to be an illness. A person that conducts themselves in any mentally ill manner should have the right to help from the government to allow them to control and eventually eradicate the behaviour.
So you admit that most people who commit paedophilia and murder are mentally ill, yet still believe that killing them is the best option. That's just barbarism. If they are mentally ill, it is not their fault that they commit crimes. But you would punish them.
Debate Round No. 2
Ismagulova

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Batyr

Con

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