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aredcard4u
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audraxheartsxyou
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The Death Penalty, is it a good way to punish?

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Started: 1/18/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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aredcard4u

Con

The death penalty is unnecessary and there are better ways to punish. Labor camps or factories would be an alternative that could provide a return on enforcing the law. The government would not have to pay them a significant amount, it would provide labor and goods that would be useful.
We wouldn't be killing innocent people, for the times our justice system makes mistakes (it happens).
You can't overstate the value of human life. If there's an option we should take it.
audraxheartsxyou

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The Death penalty is the absolute best pay to punish someone who has commited a horrible crime. But you didn't state of which the death penalty would be used for. For example...murder cases, theft cases, drug cases.
Debate Round No. 1
aredcard4u

Con

My point was that it is irrelavent which crime was committed. The death penalty isn't the best option.

If you would please, make all your arguements in the next speech so that I have a chance to respond.
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audraxheartsxyou

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audraxheartsxyou forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
aredcard4u

Con

I'll invite you to a different debate if you'd like, as I can't respond to any arguments in your next post (not speech ;-).
audraxheartsxyou

Pro

sounds good.

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MINNESOTAGphers3 9 years ago
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The death penalty is the easy way out. Besides, it costs more to kill them than it does to detain them.
Posted by aredcard4u 9 years ago
aredcard4u
lol you're getting more votes than me. that's great!
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 9 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
Sorry I didn't post my argument.

I lost track of time.
Posted by aredcard4u 9 years ago
aredcard4u
except that I'm arguing for having them work while they are in jail... I'll explain in my post.
Posted by MidnightDaze 9 years ago
MidnightDaze
I think the death penitly is a good idea, given reason that they deserve the penitly itself. But i'd like to state that i only agree with the penilty as far as murder and rape is concerned.

If a person is convicted of murder with a tremendous amount of evidence proving it WAS the person convicted, why put them away? so there is a possibility they can escape? needless to say they will only be spending they're life within bars anyway. And if you think that keeping a person behind bars for life is punishment i'll dissagree with that too. Because if they're gonna die their anyways, why keep them now? Make room for people who need to be in chains. People who can make up for the crimes commited. Dont keep criminals who deserves nothing more then death not recive what he's given. How bout a lil karma?
Posted by aredcard4u 9 years ago
aredcard4u
did I just type "in the next speech?"
wow.... that's hilarious
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