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The U.S Federal Government should declare the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment

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Started: 11/7/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pro

The Death can be defined as any government punishment that involves death to the victim. It does not have to be a certain kind of death. Deaths can be torturous. Such as tearing people apart or hanging people or burning people alive or shocking people people with electric chairs. or even poisoning individuals. So the death penalty is cruel and most certainly unusual in some cases and should declared inhumane
LaurenArmbruster

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If taking a life that has taken many other's lives is inhumane and unjust, than our own military using deadly force would be inhumane for the sake of protecting our own great country and innocent people. If you kill by the sword you should die by the sword.
Debate Round No. 1
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Pro

We are not debating our military, we are debating the death penalty in our country. According to www.amasty.com only 21 countries in the world still use the death penalty in 2012. Also according to procon.com, The legacy of racial apartheid, racial bias, and ethnic discrimination is unavoidably evident in the administration of capital punishment in America. Death sentences are imposed in a criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. This is an immoral condition that makes rejecting the death penalty on moral grounds not only defensible but necessary for those who refuse to accept unequal or unjust administration of punishment. So in the past it has been evident of a more severe punishment due to racial injustices, and the amount of money you have.
LaurenArmbruster

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Being a conservative, it is imperative that the death penalty is kept as an ultimate punishment against acts of pure evil. The death penalty is an absolute deterrent. The executed murderer will never murder again and sets an example to those who are thinking of committing such an awful and heartless crime. Society needs the punishment reserved for those who commit the most atrocious murders. Take Saddam Huissein or Adolf Hitler for example, they were both cruel dictators who killed innocent people by the masses in the most disturbing and inhumane ways.
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