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LegalizedProstitute
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Munchkins
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Should there be a death penalty?

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LegalizedProstitute
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/25/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 403 times Debate No: 44615
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LegalizedProstitute

Pro

Rules

1. First round for acceptance only.

2. No plagiarism; Don't copy somebody else's work and claim it as your own.

3. You may only troll when things get out of hand.

4. I will argue in favor of the resolution that there should, indeed, be a death penalty, as my opponent opposes.

Failure to follow these rules will result in a 7-point forfeiture.
Munchkins

Con

I accept

State your case
Debate Round No. 1
LegalizedProstitute

Pro

I thank Con for accepting this debate.

Presentation

A punishment is imposed for retribution of an offense, correct? So, for both the criminal and the victim to be even, say, the criminal commits a crime severe enough to a victim (Say, murder (Killing unlawfully)), I believe that for both sides to be even, the offender should be penalized by death.

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Now, people would usually argue against this because the person who was thought to be a criminal was found innocent, and imprisonment is reversible, while death isn't. That 's correct. However, that doesn't happen often at all (Relative to the amount of people that were penalized by death, and rightfully so).
Munchkins

Con

well killing the criminal is not a good example to other would-become criminals

Debate Round No. 2
LegalizedProstitute

Pro

Rebuttals

"well killing the criminal is not a good example to other would-become criminals"

The death penalty is not imposed for someone to learn (To be given the chance to rehabilitate and change), but for retribution of an offense. If the government feels that one has committed a crime severe enough, they would think that that crime warrants the death penalty.

Also, the death penalty is supposed to deter, not for what you said.
Munchkins

Con

Munchkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
LegalizedProstitute

Pro

LegalizedProstitute forfeited this round.
Munchkins

Con

Munchkins forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 2 years ago
Krazzy_Player
LegalizedProstituteMunchkinsTied
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Reasons for voting decision: More rounds forfeited by Con.