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kaylagraham
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rocksoftware2006
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the death penalty be Legal and in use

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Started: 2/4/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kaylagraham

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The death penalty is a fitting and feared punishment for anyone who has committed crimes against the rights of individuals to life, freedom, and the safety of those individuals. Ernest Van Den Haag, a Late Professor of Jurisprudence at Fordham University said "Common sense, lately bolstered by statistics, tells us that the death penalty will deter murder... People fear nothing more than death. Therefore, nothing will deter a criminal more than the fear of death... life in prison is less feared. Murderers clearly prefer it to execution -- otherwise, they would not try to be sentenced to life in prison instead of death... Therefore, a life sentence must be less deterrent than a death sentence. And we must execute murderers as long as it is merely possible that their execution protects citizens from future murder." ( Top 10 Pros and Cons) In studies taken, there was a considerable amount of crime rate increase in the years that the death penalty was removed from US court systems, almost a 7 % increase in crime. People deserve to feel safe and secure in their homes and in every aspect of their daily lives. If crime rates were to decrease, then people would feel safer because that would mean that there would be less crime. Enacting the death penalty would scare some criminals, not all, but some, into not committing any more crimes, in fear that they will be sentenced to the death penalty. As Ernest Van Den Haag has said, if the death penalty was enacted in more cases, it would strike some fear in people because they wouldn"t want to be sentenced to the death penalty. If we imposed more death penalty cases, it might strike some fear into some criminals and the crime rate will decrease and therefore people will feel safer in their everyday lives.
rocksoftware2006

Con

no death penalty should not be legal due to first human rights ,and a person commits a crime when he or she is in needed of something .A case of UK in which the boy took many bad photos of a girl and then he started blackmailing her .One night he entered the home and in the end the boy died due to the girl hit his head and broke the phone .So in this case couldn't not give her death penalty to that girl, Second few terrorists and brainwashed so they are not in there own control so death penalty
Debate Round No. 1
kaylagraham

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rocksoftware2006

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Debate Round No. 2
kaylagraham

Pro

Ok so your saying that it is ok to get away with murder? All criminals fight to get life imprisonment , not the death penalty. Why? Because they are scared. If we inflict the death penalty in more cases, then more people wouldn't commit crimes becuae they are scared of death. In the years when the death penalty was abolished there was a 7% crime rate increase! Why do you think that is? Because they were not scared anymore because the death penalty was not in use. And don't criminals deny people there rights to live? If someone murders an innocent person, isn't that going against there right to life? That criminal deserves to die for what he did.
rocksoftware2006

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by harmoniesophie 1 year ago
harmoniesophie
But doesn't everyone have the right to life no matter what they did.. I mean if we take away that right.. then what left is there to society.. nothing but a bunch of mammals taking ownership of people's lives and placing the option to live as a privilege.
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