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Skanarchy
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teev
Pro (for)
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The death penalty

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/24/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 929 times Debate No: 875
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Skanarchy

Con

The death penalty is bad because

1. It is cruel. Killing people is cruel and therefor should be considered cruel and unusual punishment which is unconstitutional.

2. A government should not be allowed to take away any person's life for two reasons.

A. The government should never have the ability to decide whether a person lives or dies. I'm not saying that a person who kills 15 people and rapes your mother doesn't deserve to die, Im just saying it is not the right of the government to do it.
B. Governments are not perfect, our law enforcement and courts are not perfect and if there is a small chance of innocents, a person should not be killed.

3. It is not that effive in the reduction of crime. Follow my logic, if a person is going to kill a number of people he is not going to stop simply because the government might kill him. Those who kill are pushed further away from humanity, therefore, these people do not fear death. "From 1976 to 1996, the number of executions per year in the United States has increased from 0 to just under 60. The homicide rate per 100,000 population has remained constant at just under 10." Also in areas where there is a death penalty their are 7.1 out of 100 000 people murdered, while in areas without it their is an average of 3.6 people out of 100 000 people murdered.

4. In a civilized society, we should not kill people. It is barbaric and we are better than the people who murder people.
teev

Pro

if some guy tried to kill you with a chain saw would you want him just in jail? no you would want him dead
Debate Round No. 1
Skanarchy

Con

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teev

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
Skanarchy

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teev

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by dalzuga 8 years ago
dalzuga
Actually, nevermind. Con wins because Pro's sentence wasn't even an argument. Pro didn't say how it was relevant. He mighta said "i like bananas" for all i care.
Posted by dalzuga 8 years ago
dalzuga
Rousseau, you could be right... Didn't Con's argument go untouched also though?
Posted by Rousseau 8 years ago
Rousseau
Although, Pro's argument has gone untouched. Technically Pro wins...
Posted by Rousseau 8 years ago
Rousseau
Oh, yeah I did. Sorry.... Yeah it's hard to win with a one line argument
Posted by Yrael 8 years ago
Yrael
I hope you mean Con..... really really hope.
Posted by Rousseau 8 years ago
Rousseau
Way to debate the LD topic from highschool. Anyway I don't think stealing topics matters at all, and you have done it as well. Maybe I just simply misunderstood your comment, but regardless..

I suppose I'll comment on the debate. Pro is winning outright so far for several reasons. He has, so far, done a better job being persuasive, and if the debate continues like this, Pro will win.
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