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das_kapitel
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ScrewSociety62
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Why death penalty is a good thing.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/23/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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das_kapitel

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Although many people believe the death penalty is a horrible way to treat another human being, may I remind you what the death penalty is sentenced for. Rape, Murder, the kidnapping and killing of a child! are these the kind of people that we want running around? of course not! then, when we cant' kill them, well, you think our jails are full now?
ScrewSociety62

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Hey Das.

I believe that the Death Penalty is NOT a good thing.

It costs more to put a man to death, rather than keep him alive. Another thing with the death penalty is that you don't know if the man who is about to be put to death is in fact, guilty of the crime. How do you repay the loved ones of a person wrongly put to death? It is no different than murder. One must also take into account the Psychological effects of life in prison. I know I wouldn't want to spend the rest of my life inside of a cell with none of my hobbies to keep me busy, not to mention living life with something horrible and wrong on your conscience. The death penalty seems the easy way out.

Look forward to your response.
Debate Round No. 1
das_kapitel

Pro

Tragically yes, many people are wrongly accused of things and get executed for things that they didn't do, and there isn't really anything that you can tell the families of that person but i'm sorry. If someone is accused of something, it's because the evidence led authorities to believe that this person did it, and punishment is given. As for the cost of execution, I think that you are absolutely correct, it cost way too much to execute somebody today. The problem though, is not the execution that cost money, it is the means of execution. you have to have way too many other things other than the drug itself to perform lethal injection. I think that the cost of execution, should only be the cost of a bullet. As for the psychological effects of jail, there are none. There are some jail cells that have cable TV. That is stupid. Rarely, mistakes are made but most of the people that are executed deserve it.
ScrewSociety62

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Since you only really opposed one of my points, we'll talk about that.
There are indeed Psychological effects that come with being in Jail for the rest of your life. Imagine, the rest of your life, cramped up in a hole, with nothing but breakfast, lunch and dinner to really look foward to. I know it would drive me insane. Perhaps it's just me.
Debate Round No. 2
das_kapitel

Pro

das_kapitel forfeited this round.
ScrewSociety62

Con

Sucks for my opponent, oh well, it was a fun debate. But I still have to get rid of 100 characters. =D
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by ScrewSociety62 6 years ago
ScrewSociety62
It's quite alright Das, I do it too sometimes. Thanks for the fun debate!
Posted by das_kapitel 6 years ago
das_kapitel
I just want to apologize to you, screwsociety, and to all who were watching this debate that I did not finish my part. When I start something, I make it imperative to finish it, but due to family emergencies recently, I was not able to get on to finish, and again I apologize for this.
Posted by baker27b 6 years ago
baker27b
Actually it costs more to put a man to death than give him a life sentence.
Posted by ahundredhighways 6 years ago
ahundredhighways
its cheaper!

but it should only be administered to those who are undoubtedly guilty, with hard, undisputable evidence

and rapists
Posted by PoeJoe 6 years ago
PoeJoe
The title of this debate is, "Why death penalty is a good thing". Shouldn't you guys be arguing why death penalty is a good thing then?

Example:
Person a) Death penalty is good because it deters crime.
Person b) No, death penalty is good because it gives me lulz.
Person a) Good point, but...
Person b) Well this Texan said...
Person a) In conclusion, this is why the death penalty is good...
Person b) My opponet is mistaken. Where are the statistics?...

So yeah, be more careful about the title!
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