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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.

  • Violents the 8th amednmeNT

    The supreme court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the eight amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so they know their limits and what needs to take place. Plus the person that commits the crime gets to choose his or her punishment making it not cruel.

  • Unconstitutional and disappointing.

    Simply because someone killed another person, does that automatically give us the right to end their lives as well? While what they did was heinous and cruel, that does not give us the right to do the same thing to them; as they are still human being and citizens of this country. Are we not the home of the free and the brave? Listen to yourselves, condemning others to have their lives taken away from them and to put their families into perpetual grief. Not only is it unconstitutional, but it is also incredibly expensive, significantly more expensive than simply holding someone in prison for life. Capital punishment is the epitome of "cruel and unusual" and therefore should be abolished from all of the states in this country.

  • Violating Juvenile and Adult Right.

    The death penalty is being used again juveniles who are tried as adults as well as adults. This is a heinous sentencing needs to stop because it violates the 8th amendment. And giving a criminal the death penalty is the coward way out and the easy way out. They deserve to be in prison for the rest of their life so that they will think of the crime that caused them to end up behind bars and remember that every time they look at their cell and each orange outfit that they wear and surround them.

  • I think it interferes with the 8th amendment because

    I think that the death penalty is interfering with the death penalty because it says that in the 8th amendment that there is no unusual or cruel penalty's to be done to or from anyone. This is why the death penalty interferes with the death penalty this is my resoning

  • I think it interferes with the 8th amendment because

    I think that the death penalty is interfering with the death penalty because it says that in the 8th amendment that there is no unusual or cruel penalty's to be done to or from anyone. This is why the death penalty interferes with the death penalty this is my resoning

  • The 8th amendment is unconstitutional

    The death penalty is cruel it is not fair to take their life from them. This is an example of the idiom 2 wrongs don't make 1 right. It doesn't help to slaughter someone if they did something wrong. It helps to discuss the problem and try to fix it. Give them a fair punishment like a detention camp or a jail if they prefer.

  • The death penalty should be used

    It scares other from doing the same crime when they see that somebody who committed it was killed. Also, the murderers knew the consequences, but they still decided to kill. Thus, they took one's life, and deserve to have their life taken away from them. The world does not need people like them.

  • It does not

    The eighth amendment states that cruel and unusual punishment is band the death penalty is not unconstitutional because it is not painful cruel or unusual message of death. Banning the death penalty in all states in all states is unconstitutional because it is a state power implied in the 10th amendment. Keeping murders in prison for life is not an option because it is 1 million times were expensive to keep them alive rather than give them the death penalty. The Supreme Court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the 8th amendment on cruel and usual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so people know their limits and what needs to take place.

  • Capital punishment does not violate the 8th amendment

    The supreme court had made it clear that it was not being violated. But that it had to be used a certain way. They needed a way to keep crime on the low percent so the decided that it would be fine to state it not a violation towards the 8th amendment.

  • The Death Penalty does not violate the 8th Amendment

    The three drug cocktail used to eliminate the inmates put to death is very rarely botched, the first drug is used to render them completely unconscious. In order to state that injection is cruel and unusual, you must completely ignore this first drug. This is backed by an anesthesiologist. The three drug cocktail used is not a violation of this because it is not cruel, in the sense that it does not cause the person harm.

  • The dealth penalty is not unconstitutional.

    The eighth amendment states that cruel and unusual punishment is band the death penalty is not unconstitutional because it is not painful cruel or unusual message of death. Banning the death penalty in all states in all states is unconstitutional because it is a state power implied in the 10th amendment. Keeping murders in prison for life is not an option because it is 1 million times were expensive to keep them alive rather than give them the death penalty. The Supreme Court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the 8th amendment on cruel and usual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so people know their limits and what needs to take place.

  • No it does not.

    Capital punishment does not violate the 8th amendment. In no way does capital punishment instill torture nor incorporate unusual techniques.More sympathy is shown toward the criminal than the Victims in many cases. Capital punishment is more humane than ever. The methods that we have used throughout the years are hanging, shooting by firing squad, shooting, beheading,stoning, gas chamber, electrocution, falling from an unknown height, and lethal injection. Morality is defined as "the principles of right and wrong." humans deserve praise for good deeds, and punishment for bad ones. Punishment may range from a slap on the wrist to death, but the punishment must fit the crime. This is known as in common jargon, "an eye for an eye." Is it cruel to do to someone what they have done to someone else; capital punishment is the painless version of death as well.

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  • It doesn't violate the eighth amendment.

    Capital punishment does not violate the 8th amendment. In no way does capital punishment instill torture nor incorporate unusual techniques.More sympathy is shown toward the criminal than the Victims in many cases. Capital punishment is more humane than ever. The methods that we have used throughout the years are hanging, shooting by firing squad, shooting, beheading,stoning, gas chamber, electrocution, falling from an unknown height, and lethal injection. Morality is defined as "the principles of right and wrong." humans deserve praise for good deeds, and punishment for bad ones. Punishment may range from a slap on the wrist to death, but the punishment must fit the crime. This is known as in common jargon, "an eye for an eye." Is it cruel to do to someone what they have done to someone else; capital punishment is the painless version of death as well.

  • Does not Violate the Eighth Ammendment

    It would only violate the eighth amendment if the method of killing were painful. Lethal injection is not painful. I will have something about that later though. About the right to life in amendment 5, The amendment itself says 'except under due process of law'. I mean, why would the founders of our nation have put that in there if there was no way for the Government to take away our life, or our liberty, or our pursuit of happiness? When that amendment was made, actually when both of those amendments were made, the Founding Fathers had nothing against the Death penalty. All of the points by you have been properly refuted now. The people who were killed were under large amounts of anesthetics, therefore, no pain. Mind blown, Right? And, 1,207 people have been killed through lethal injection, and these three are all that's holding up your case. Hmmmm... Good luck! :)

  • Capitol Punishment isnot cruel or unusual

    Although it would seem on the surface that the death penalty is cruel and unusual, the question remains is by whose standard is it cruel and unusual. Capitol Punishment (CP) has gotten a lot more restricted in the last 200 years. Stealing a horse used to be a capitol offense, that is cruel and unusual. People claim that CP is not a deterrent, however, the main reason it is not as much of a deterrent as it once was is because executions used to be spectacles. That is Cruel and Unusual, so they stopped killing publicly. It is not unusual, for the state to mandate the execution of an individual who has violated someone's constitutional right to life. A convicted felon is not allotted the same rights as the rest of us. Our government does the best it can to ensure that the death of it's inmates is as painless as possible, does it fail? Yes, because we are humans and as such are prone to mistakes.

  • Death penalty doesn't violate the eight amendment.

    The supreme court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the eight amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so they know their limits and what needs to take place. Plus the person that commits the crime gets to choose his or her punishment making it not cruel.


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