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Does the death penalty violate the 8th amendment?

  • The death penalty violates the 8th amendment.

    It violates the 8th amendment because it is a cruel and unusual punishment. It is cruel to kill someone no matter how horrible the crime. It is showing people that if you do something the same will be done to you, it is an eye for an eye. I disagree with that type of justice completely.

  • The Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

    The death penalty is unconstitutional. Its in obvious violation of the 8th Amendment. Why go out of your way to kill someone when society has other options of punishment? The death penalty does not solve the crime, fix the problems that were caused by the crime, or teach anyone a lesson. It is just killing for the sake of killing. The federal government needs to work with state and put a stop to this as soon as possible.

  • A clear violation of the 8th amendment

    Whenever I try to formulate my opinions about the constitution, I rarely try to understand what Supreme Court has ruled for cases arguing against the 8th amendment because in most cases the Supreme Court likes to add a modern twist to it. I believe that when our founding fathers came together to create the Bill of Rights, they clearly viewed this as one that should eliminate death as a penalty. Not only is death cruel, in most cases it can be viewed as unusual. Let us consider that this is the only crime that we punish those with the same crime that they committed. This just seems barbaric. We need to progress our society by find better was to rehabilitate people or to keep out those that cannot be allowed back into our society. Death is the end and so should be using it as a way to punish.

  • Yes, it is cruel and unusual

    The death penalty is a violation of the eighth amendment because it ends in the death of the accused. We should never kill someone as punishment for their crimes, instead they should get a fair trial and be subject to other forms of justice, I don't believe in the death penalty.

  • It doesn't work.

    People who kill do it for a reason and if someone wanted to kill someone else they would do it. Say they were doing it for there religion or family, they are not going to give in until it is done, no matter the cost. So the death penalty is only seeking revenge on those who killed. They are only doing it for themselves and technically helping the criminals out.

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  • It does not violate the 8th amendment.

    For a murderer, a cruel punishment would not be death. They broke federal law and moral law by taking a life and killing a human being- why would it be cruel for them to also die? I agree with the first argument saying it' s less expensive than keeping them in prison- as well as the prison system is already crowded.

  • The death penalty does not violate the 8th amendment.

    If they committed a crime such as murder they should be punished for that and death penalty it shall be! Keeping them in prison for life is not an option because it is a million times more expensive to keep those sh*t heads in there rather than just giving them the death penalty.

  • NOPE it doesn't

    No Violation - Death penalty is not cruel or unusual and at least they have the chance to plan for death. Their victims do not have that opportunity. Easy to say it doesn't deter people but how can you truly measure who hasn't committed murder due the to fear of execution?

  • Nope it does not

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  • The death penalty does not violate the 8th amendment

    The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is not a violation of the eighth amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The person that commits their crime gets to choose their course of death, therefore making it neither cruel nor unusual. Anyone who says that the death penalty should not exist is only speaking from an article of faith, not fact.


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