The Instigator
ww54ww
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Krieger
Con (against)
Winning
15 Points

The Death Penalty should not be abandoned.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/18/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,339 times Debate No: 636
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ww54ww

Pro

Cebate me, or you will face the death penalty! If you do not agree with me, please debate me. I will debate well.
Krieger

Con

In my honest opinion, it makes no sense to kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong. (quoth the bumper sticker)

There are undoubtedly scumbags on death row and in our jails, but isn't being in prison an even greater punishment than death? Knowing that for the rest of your life, you will never again walk as a free man? Your entire life relegated to a cell, with a stainless steel toilet and a small window. Your name becomes a number.

That fate seems far worse than death to me.
Debate Round No. 1
ww54ww

Pro

Krieger said that a lifetime jail sentence would be a worse punishment than the Death Penalty. I disagree for the following reasons:

1) Family and friends can visit the prisoner in a lifetime jail sentence;however, after death, one can not see one's friends or family (usually.)

2) One will always be dead and one usually fears death.
Krieger

Con

Krieger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ww54ww

Pro

ww54ww forfeited this round.
Krieger

Con

Krieger forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by topher 9 years ago
topher
The Pro lost me at "Cebate."
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Boooo! This sucked and I'm not voting for either participant.
Posted by bobsatthepub 9 years ago
bobsatthepub
So ww54 is saying that the death penalty is not punishment for the offender but it is punishment for their family and friends? Oh now that sounds like justice.
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