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mhickey45
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kenito001
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38 Points

death penalty

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Started: 1/5/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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mhickey45

Con

i believe that an eye for an eye is not looking at the sacredness of each human life. i dont believe that taking a life because that person has taken another life is in keeping with the universe. we are not animals that have to kill for food other human beings.. we are supposed to be civil human beings, not savages that kill another for their killing someone else.
kenito001

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Death penalty is an issue that should be judged as what is best for society. Society benefits by the equal punishment granted to heinous crimes determined to be punishable by death. Abolishing the death penalty would create a moral loss in America. U of Chicago Professor D. Joseph Thompson establishes the three tiers of criminal punishment: death, felony, and misdemeanor. Assuming that the death penalty is banned, then first degree murders are now equal to crimes punishable by life in prison or extensive prison sentences. In theory, America would have to re-evaluate its penalties, and reduce the tiers lower tiers of punishments to realign the system. If any solution exists, America should encourage more cases punishable by death. Prisons are overcrowded, American taxpayers are paying to keep criminals alive and well in prison, and many laws that are on the books are given reduced punishment because the American justice system cannot handle additional cases. For example, DUI charges and possession of marijuana, should be punished as deserved, but they are not because of overcrowded and expensive prison systems.

The solution to this problem is the privatization of prisons. Prisons give out contracts to food, telephone, and utility companies to provide services to the prisons. These contracts are no-bid and underpaid by these companies. If prisons were run as businesses, and these contracts were competed for by corporations, then they would pay the government higher prices. This would increase government revenue, boost the American economy, and save American taxpayer dollars.
Debate Round No. 1
mhickey45

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kenito001

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My arguments need not to be extended for the 2nd round due to the forfeited round by my opponent. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 2
mhickey45

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kenito001

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Thanks,

The Colonel
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