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marge11
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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 10 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 AJ101 3 days ago
AJ101
What about mass shootings? What if it is 10 eyes for an eye? If you were to simply give this person a counselor, you might as well give them a million dollars and call the shooter a "good boy". So in reality, you are treating the murderer more fair than the innocents killed. Wow.
Posted by icebeartheawesome 3 weeks ago
icebeartheawesome
god so many votes
Posted by ogsavage 1 month ago
ogsavage
The reason people get the death penalty is because they've already had a second chance. They are now deadly leeches to society.
Posted by master-de-baiter 1 month ago
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"an eye for an eye" makes the world blind
Posted by asta 1 month ago
asta
I honestly support the death penalty for more crimes than murder.

The penalty for escaping any other jail once should be prison in Guantanamo Bay.

The penalty for escaping Guantanamo Bay should be death because if the toughest prison can't hold a very bad prisoner, then jail isn't working and the prisoner (if sent back to Guantanamo) to encourage other prisoners to escape with advice and motivation.

To the democrats reading the comment; Hillary Clinton supports the death penalty. Look it up if you think I'm bluffing.
Posted by GrimlyF 1 year ago
GrimlyF
MARGE11."Everyone makes mistakes,everyone deserves a second chance".Google this name: JEREMY BAMBER. He is an English man,born into a wealthy family.Bamber spent all the money his family gave him but he wanted more.His answer was to take a shotgun to his family home and shoot,first his father, then his mother.He then walked into the back garden and twice shot his twin sister.Next he drove to the house of his last surviving sibling,his sister and shot her.Bamber killed his entire family so he'd inherit all his families money.He admitted this in court."So did he make a mistake?Should he be given a second chance?I await your answer with interest.
Posted by thenewkidd 3 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 5 years 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.
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