• It's cruel unnecessary fallacy

    No human being has the right to take the life of another. We call that murder. Taking the life of somebody that you believe to have murdered somebody else does not bring the murdered person back. It just murders another person. The Death Penalty is just a dramatic way for Americans to play God and continue their superiority complex, in the belief that they alone are the most liberal, evolved country. Nothing could be further from the truth. Liberalism connotes freedom. Planned execution has nothing to do with freedom and the American states that still plug this line of thinking. It boils down to the fact that no human being has the right to kill another. Period.

  • It is not effective

    Nowadays capital punishment or death penalty isn't that effective that it was two hundred years ago. It is because now people are more educated and intelligent to understand that a murder still is a human and that if you agree with death penalty we become murders too. Most people think that even more terrible punishment is to be sentenced for life.

  • We are paying Death

    Many taxpayers across america pay police officials to which some of these officials are in charge of the death penalty. So we are paying people who take someones lives. The death penalty should be abolished or your a murderer too. If you pay them to kill them you are part of the murder of the man or woman who received this penalty

  • The death penalty is ineffective

    While going to prison for stealing something allows him to learn his lesson by basically not wanting to go back there, a person that murders someone for a reason or no reason they most likely are put to death and learn absolutely nothing because they are no longer alive to learn from their mistake. Even though you kill the person there are still many murders happening all over the world.
    Impact: If death penalties don’t change the minds of murderers we must abolish the death penalty and create a new system that will be more effective in stopping murders.

  • Human Rights are Important

    Although the argument is not simple, what is simple is that the death penalty violates basic Human Rights. Taking a person's life no matter which way looked upon is murder. Murder is clearly a violation of all rights. Why should our government promote something that violates our rights? As kids, weren't we taught that two rights don't make a right? So does killing someone because they killed another person make it right? I think not!

  • Basic Human Rights

    Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "everyone has the right to life." It doesn't matter if someone is a murderer. We do not kill them. You sentence them to Life Without Parole instead. This way, you are able to uphold human rights and can also stop terrorists from becoming martyrs. Also, occasionally, innocent people are found guilty.

    The death penalty does NOT act as a deterrent. Studies have found that states in America with the death penalty do not have a lower murder rate than states without the death penalty - in fact, the murder rate is higher! It is also more expensive to hold a prisoner on Death Row, and that extra money could be spent on education or health.

  • Killing is murder, no exceptions.

    When we murder murderers, we become murderers ourselves. This is one of the many reasons why the United States is the worst possible industrialized country to live in these days. All life is precious, no matter what people do with their life. All people who agree with the death penalty are brutal sadists who don't give a crap about how precious life really is. Maybe when they're on deathrow will they see the truth.

  • So many reasons the death penalty should Disappear!

    The US Should abolish the death penalty. Only 17 states thus far have abolished this ridiculous form of punishment. I understand that cold blooded killers, rapists, etc. should die, but it is NOT our right to kill them. The main reason this should be abolished is because innocent people have been killed by means of death at the hands of our government, in which other then the appeals system, had no means of avoiding it. It's like trapping an animal in a cage and the animal knowing it will die. Not only that, but common! Our legal system? Really? No one in our legal system should be able to sentence anyone to death. Mainly, a person being innocent or guilty is based on how well their lawyer argues their position.

  • It is wrong morally, spiritually, and just wrong to take another persons life.

    In the Declaration of Independence is says that we are created by God with unalienable rights that are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Killing people is wrong and it is terrible when life is lost at the hands of another but it is also wrong to take that persons life that killed others. It doesn't fix the problem that people died it just adds to it by killing another person.

  • It's an easy death:

    I you think they deserve death, the deserve more than that . They deserve to be tortured and if they die that too easy on them. They should be put through hell, besides killing them does not bring back the victim. We are seen as a vengeful country because we are giving off bad vibe by doing this. Death penalty should be abolished.

  • An eye for an eye

    I think that if a person murders another person that person has to die, murderers should not be allowed to stay in prison with a chance of parole. They should pay the ultimate price for their crime, we can not rehab these people because their is always a chance they will do it again

  • Or give me death

    I beleive that is a crime is severe enough, or a prisoner does not behave, the death penalty should be enforced. If this punishment is enforced crime rate will go down, and prisoners will most likely behave under threat of death. So, if we would enforce the penalty more often, the USA National Security would be protected.

  • No, the death penalty is appropriate for murder.

    When a person has proved their willingness to deliberately take an innocent life, that person has forfeited their own right to life, and has moreover proved a serious danger to others in society. The death penalty protects the innocent from that particular murderer and might also have value as a deterrent, though to serve that purpose it would probably need to be imposed more consistently (and more quickly after the crime is committed) than currently. It is hardly less humane than life imprisonment, which allows a person life but takes away all that pertains to it. The death penalty should never be used lightly; it is an extremely serious matter and used only for the most serious crime, and should require clear proof. But it is also appropriate in certain cases.

  • Support Death penalty

    No, the United States should not abolish the death penalty. A person should die especially if they are 100% known to be a cold blooded murderer themselves. They caused so much hurt and grief to that person's family, they shouldn't get to live either. Why keep them in jail for 60 years and pay for them?

  • Why would we

    If the Us abolishes the death penalty, there will be much more crime. Also, my dad lived in Saudi Arabia and they invited people to come watch the hangings. Their crime rate is SUPER low. I do think that they should up the rules as to who to kill, but i say an eye for an eye.

  • A 17 year olds opinion on the death penalty:

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and has the right to their own set of morals/beliefs, but this is my stand point on the death penalty in the United States. In 2005 the court struck down the death penalty for juvenile offenders because most states did not allow it. The death penalty is decreasing more and more over time and more than 17 states have already ended capital punishment and governors of 3 other states have halted executions. I realize the legal system isn't always right and justified with their choices/decisions, but on the other hand, punishment needs to be punishment. Imagine yourself in the shoes of the victims family, now imagine seeing the person stand before you that raped, tortured, and killed your innocent loved one. The legal system decides not to give them the death penalty because the majority believe that its "wrong and inhumane". The murderer of your loved one gets away with life in prison and because of their "good behavior" they get sent from a maximum security prison to medium security where they get to lounge around all day, watch sports on colored television, play basketball, and get visitors. Most U.S. prisons are already over populated as it is, which just adds on to the list of why the death penalty should remain but only be used in drastic cases that a jury feels as a fitting punishment. If you have any disagreements or views you would like to share with me, please don't be afraid to reply and let me know what you have to say.

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  • Just do it

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  • Just do it

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  • Just do it

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