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The death penalty must be kept.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/23/2008 Category: Society
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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advidiun

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The death penalty is an old and necessary punishment. Imagine if great cereal killers like Ted Bundy escape from jail multiple times. each time we put them in jail they escape and go on rampage. ofcourse in high enough security they could not escape but by then they could have killed whole families.
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1. The constitution says no cruel or unusual punishment. What is more cruel than killing someone

2. We aren't just talking about serial killers. We are putting hundreds of people to death for murders. As of late, its been way overused. Because the government doesnt want to pay to incarcerate a murderer, they are stabbing a needle into every dick and dan who is convicted of one. Its getting worse and worse.

3. The good lord giveth and he taketh away, not the good lord giveth and a judge taketh away. Who are we to place the life of ANY man in the hands of another man??? We have no right to run around killing people just because "they did it first"

4. Are we gunna sink to their level??? They killed people so we kill them? The death penalty isnt even really much of a punishment. Lock them up in a maximum security prison for life. Now thats punishment. I think most folks would rather die than live their lives in a cell, eating crappy food, getting pushed around by gaurds, and fearing for their life all of the time.

5. Think of all of the people who are unfairly killed by a judges ruling? Innocent men convicted of a dirty crime...men over and unjustly sentenced...
And then...when we kill them, we cant give their lives back. If we screw up and kill an innocent man...we REALLY screwed up...

6. The government should NOT be allowed to pass any ireperable sentences. At least when a man is thrown in jail he can be released. If we kill him...he is dead no matter what kind of mistakes we may have made in his case
Debate Round No. 1
advidiun

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advidiun forfeited this round.
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Con

My point still stand
hopefully he wont take too long to respond considering her challenged me to this debate
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by SportsGuru 8 years ago
SportsGuru
Aw, nobody mentioned the fact that every one in America would die if one followed Pro' plan because we are all "cereal" killers which Pro insinuates the death penalty is meant for.
Posted by Marine_to_be 8 years ago
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ok advidioct i agree with your stand however you made the arguement that quote. "We aren't just talking about serial killers. We are putting hundreds of people to death for murders. As of late, its been way overused. Because the government doesnt want to pay to incarcerate a murderer" and my question to you is have you dont any research at all before you got into a debate. because if you had you would have realized that it is indeed cheaper to put someone in jail for the rest of there life then it is to put them to death. because when you are sentence to death you have a unlimited amount of apeals there are other factors that go into this but next time do your research.
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