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The Death Penalty should be Abolished

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/4/2012 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,423 times Debate No: 25899
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TheBoss

Pro

This is a debate about abolishing the death penalty. 3 rounds, 1 week voting period, and 72 hours for time to argue.
thett3

Con

Ok, I'll bite. Although the 750 character limit is going to be irritating.

Anyway, have at it Pro.
Debate Round No. 1
TheBoss

Pro

The death penalty should be abolished. The death penalty violates the "cruel and unusual" clause in the Bill of rights, life in prison is a worse punishment which is more effective, and it costs too much to just kill one person. It violates the bill of rights so it is wrong. It may be a punishment but America's law states something that the death penalty doesn't follow. Life in prison is a worse punishment because they have to stay in jail for the rest of their life and it will give them time to see what they did wrong. They can self-reflect and go through worse hell than just dying. Being in jail means you have almost no rights compared to other people. It costs too much money to just kill a person. You can use the money for other stuff.
thett3

Con

The DP should not be abolished for the simple reason that many of the rabid animals on death row will kill again (even in prison, as Clarence Ray Allen did, convincing a paroled inmate to kill witnesses to his crime[1] or inmates killing guards.). The DP is 100% effective at deterring recidivism, imprisonment is not. Preferring life is willingly rejecting the innocent life saved by my plan,for this reason you negate.

Pro's argument is self contradicting: He says the DP is cruel and unusual (no warrant), but life is more harsh. It follows logically that life would then too be cruel and unusual. He argues no impact, prefer saved life over this.

His arguments lack warrants, impacts and solvency for recidivism. Vote Con.

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Debate Round No. 2
TheBoss

Pro

TheBoss forfeited this round.
thett3

Con

Forfeit= I win
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by thett3 4 years ago
thett3
This is stupid. Challenge me to a proper debate please, 750 characters is just a waste of time
Posted by TheBoss 4 years ago
TheBoss
times just flying now
Posted by 16kadams 4 years ago
16kadams
only a day to post? I am going to let this FF and cancel, challenge me with a three dat period then I will debate
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Vote Placed by Chicken 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Should I get a two piece meal with a side and a biscuit or just a 4 piece?
Vote Placed by ConservativePolitico 4 years ago
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Vote Placed by CiRrK 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: lol ff XD