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marge11
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mariahsaywhaaa
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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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marge11

Con

two wrongs don't make a right. killing people who kill people isn't teaching anyone anything except to reciprocate with something more dramatic and unnecessary.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

Okay good point, but putting a mass murder in jail and having tax payers pay for 3 square meals and a pretty decent life isn't teaching anyone especially them any lesions.
Debate Round No. 1
marge11

Con

everyone makes mistakes, some worse than others. but everyone deserves a second chance. if someone would go as far to intentionally kill someone, then something must be clinically wrong with them. whether it's out of anger, envy, or jealousy they have a twisted way of thinking that killing the person who is making them feel like that is the best way to go. anyone who thinks like that should see a therapist, not be considered a liability to our country.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

if someone does "go insane" and kills a mass amount of people or even just one, and is convicted who do you think is paying for there therapist?!
Debate Round No. 2
marge11

Con

the same people who are paying to keep them in prison. the same people who pay for their meals. the same people who pay for lethal injection. it's more convenient and saves money to use capitol punishment over a life sentence, but no one has the authority to chose whether someone lives or dies.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

it's not that it's just cheaper but if no one has that authority to take someone else's life then the person that commited that crime must reap the same doing. if someone decides one day to take someones life for no good reason then they should in my opinion get the same treatment.

"an eye for an eye"
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by thenewkidd 1 month ago
thenewkidd
The system isn't perfect. There will always be innocent people put in jail or convicted of a crime they didn't commit. It sucks, but it happens.

That doesn't mean we should cater to the very much vast minority in the prison system that might be innocent. To me it is just as tragic for a person that died in prison from a life sentence as it would if they were put to death... to the prisoner, the result is the same.

Just like a rabid dog gets put down for attacking and killing a person, so should a person.

Rehabilitation especially of a serial killer is not very likely and needs to be put down like the rabid dog he/she is.
Posted by PlumberGirl123 1 month ago
PlumberGirl123
The death penalty should definitely become legal in the US. We are paying to keep the criminals alive in their jail cells. Their life is worth less. However, if you just robbed a store then you shouldnt have the death penalty.. but if you raped and killed 5 little girls then you should get the death penalty but you shouldnt get off that easily. They should pay for their crimes physically, not financially. some people deserve 2nd chances but more than half do not cuz they dont feel remorse for what they did and they would do it again when/if they got out of jail.
Posted by Richythedebater 2 months ago
Richythedebater
I believe that death penalty has it's ups and downs. Death penalty shows a lesson, but not a moral. Maybe the people getting executed want to be killed. Also killing people that were apparently guilty, but what if they know in their concion that they are not guilty and they are being put to death having a family and a life ahead.
Posted by Paramedic268 1 year ago
Paramedic268
There are evil people in this world that do not deserve to live. I am a supporter of capital punishment especially in cases where there is no doubt as to guilt. Texas is on the right track.
Posted by welldonesteak 5 years ago
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Shortest debate ever o.o but nice points mentioned
Posted by bizzer10 6 years ago
bizzer10
prisoners are just defective units
Posted by Ineffablesquirrel 6 years ago
Ineffablesquirrel
Derek, I completely agree with you... but what you've just said has already been said (by myself and others). The facts have been laid out...most people just don't accept them on political, moral, or religious bases.

[And Derek, who were you responding to exactly because you didn't mention them? I know it wasn't me, but I'm sure others want to know. Either way, thanks for being informed. If you look back at the beginning of the posts, you will see for how long I was involved in "educating" people about the death penalty, but some just refuse to acknowledge or understand what one says.]

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Posted by DerekHum84 6 years ago
DerekHum84
It custs more to execute them. You are misinformed and behind in the times. The studies have shows the opposite of your arguement for ages.

Super-due process is the excessive cost of appeals and the final execution. It ends up costing 650,000 on avg more than 30 years in prison costs. Do that math.

No hard feelings, i just feel its important for individuals to be educated on the realistic costs of capital punishment.
Posted by IraqiStateOfAmerica 6 years ago
IraqiStateOfAmerica
I voted for neither by the way. None seemed to present there argument with facts, statistics, or real life examples and/or past/present controversial death penalty cases. (example-Toki Williams)
Posted by IraqiStateOfAmerica 6 years ago
IraqiStateOfAmerica
A lot of points where not touched on this debate. It seemed more of a instant message chat on AIM then an actual debate. Just my opinion though.
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