The Instigator
BigPlayer098
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The Contender
Rinaldanator
Con (against)
Losing
33 Points

Should the death penalty exist?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/13/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,959 times Debate No: 386
Debate Rounds (3)
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BigPlayer098

Pro

A cost for a life is a life. That's only normal. If you don't want to have the death penalty than don't kill someone, duh! Its actually very simple.
Rinaldanator

Con

Well why be so barbaric why can't there be more creative ways to punish people and ways that the victims family can be "payed back" in a way?
Debate Round No. 1
BigPlayer098

Pro

If we could do something else like put them in jail for a long time we would be risking innocent peoples lives. Why would we risk someones elses lives to give one person a chance.
Rinaldanator

Con

How exactly would we be putting innocent peoples lives at risk by putting them in jail? Now when I said more creative ways i meant something like social ostracism or a percent of thier check go to the victiums family. Something where the family gets something.
Debate Round No. 2
BigPlayer098

Pro

BigPlayer098 forfeited this round.
Rinaldanator

Con

Rinaldanator forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by griffinisright 6 years ago
griffinisright
I like your stance, Rinaldanator. You both need a little more info though and you cant miss your turns, but good debate otherwise!
Posted by mrumno 6 years ago
mrumno
I don't want my tax dollars spent feeding murderers. why can't we just bring back the coliseum aka the flavian amphitheater?
Posted by sammer_the_hammer 6 years ago
sammer_the_hammer
Boo. you stink.

AFF: Use the utility of removing dangerous criminals not only from society but from existence.

NEG: Come on, ever hear of sanctity of life?

I want a rematch, I could take either side.
Posted by lhs0921 6 years ago
lhs0921
I totally argee with Rinaldanator because people just want to kill somebody so they don't want their tax to the prisoners. and what happen if somebody died and after several year/week/month or so you found out that person is actually innocent. what are you going to do next? you can't do nothing
Posted by freckles14 6 years ago
freckles14
I agree with partyboat- this was kinda weak. I think that Rinaldanator won my vote though, in round two.
Posted by Rinaldanator 6 years ago
Rinaldanator
Yeah this was weak. No point to say anything else if he forfeits
Posted by Nietzsche 6 years ago
Nietzsche
It was a short debate. Nobody said anything profound. Though, out of principle I'm voting for the guy who doesn't have a pre-teen video game character as his avatar.
Posted by Partyboat 6 years ago
Partyboat
I say both sides lose. This was a weak debate.
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