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Is the Death Penalty Morally Acceptable?

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Started: 1/7/2018 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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In this argument, we will not be debating in the first round. Just to clarify I am morally opposed from the death penalty. Thanks.
Debate Round No. 1


As a response to the comment I would like to mention that even though an action is under the law it isn"t necessarily morally acceptable just to name a few examples slavery anti-gay marriage or even anti- gay laws all together.
As my first piece of discussion I would like the voters to remember the fact that someone with a physiological bacround can convince a suspect to confess it has happened in many cases and we could be murdering innocent people I do understand that many of the victims are guilty but why take the chance?
I would also like to bring up that its phsycological impact is horrible. I think in the book Les Miserables Victor Hugo said it best that knowing your fate and not being able to change it not understanding why if you are innocent and having no hope is in fact worse than the crime that brought the person there (I did paraphrase the actual quote was two pages long).
I would also like to bring up an old quote spoken from an old emperor "An eye for an eye" and rebuttal it by using Ghandis quote "an eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" This quote uttered from two successful men one of them workers towards power and the other a liberater speaks to us what the death penalty does. Instead of studying and figuring out why these killers did what they did really not only harms them but us for the lack of knowledge we could acquire.
I"m excited to hear your response.


I will introduce my opening arguments in the First Round

1) Life in prison doesn't teach Hard Core criminals anything
There is a likely chance that the inmates will be brutal and vicious in the prison cell. If they don't learn in prison they will never learn. The death penalty scares them and if they don't get scared then the point of our modern jailing system is pointless. As new and new technology forms, it will be harder ton control what the prisoners do.

2 )Death Penalty are used commonly, only in the worst of cases.
Even then the only time we use the death penalty are mass murder cases and some rape cases. Even then, either the one responsible commits suicide or is only sentenced to life in prison without parole. If there no clear evidence there, the chances are very low of being executed. The chances of being is executed are also very low. The mentally retarded or unstable are not subject to execution.

3) People subject to Death Penalties are drugged up and during injections will not slowly die
If injections are not used, it is up to the inmate to determine what his punishment shall be. There have been 3 hangings and 3 fire arm squad since 1976. It was the prisoners choice, not the governments to enforce the inmates punishment.

4) Best way to remove these people from society
Life imprisonments won't stop the person doin the crime from breaking out or causing harm in the jail. The best way to stop this from happening is to lynch the people that are causing this.
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by DanD 3 years ago
Life in prison might not deter a lot of people. In fact, it might attract them. You get free room and board for the rest of your life. You don't have to work. Some people might actually have better lives in prison than outside of it. They are protected from temptations to do drugs and have a roof over their heads. And I don't buy the argument that keeping someone in prison for life is more cost-effective than putting them to death. Really?! So, it's cheaper to let someone live on for decades than it is to execute them after five years of appeals?
Posted by adriannaoliwia 3 years ago
i find this bulls**t. the reason one of you thinks prison doesn't teach anything is because some prisons aren't protected enough, or you've watched too many tv shows and movies. life in prison is not something anyone would want, but it would teach a lesson. i am against the death penalty, to take away someones freedom is alot but they live, while the death penalty, you are taking away a life.
at least 5% of death penalties are false, and shouldn't be issued.

Another argument could also be that it costs $1.26 million to execute a prisoner, and that money could be used to fund schools or such, instead of killing someone. they aren't taught a lesson either, maybe they have thoughts before they die, but they just die. in prison, you tend to think about what you did wrong and learn to regret it.
Posted by John_C_1812 3 years ago
Missmedic, rule of law does not create amnesty to a crime nor does any other form of vote.

Canis, Capital punishment is not about the Killing. It is about the Constitutional right of separation. Law does not have the legal right to impose a regulation which does not provide a common defense to the general welfare of a community.

"Is the Death penalty morally Acceptable? "
NO! It is not morally acceptable it is self-incriminating to the public, and is a religious confession, or publicly directed self-incrimination to crime. Capital Punishment is a United State held in Constitutional obligation as Inalienable Right, along separation made by State of the Union. Why people tend to not face the Capital punishment argument is because it is unbeatable in one argument point, so it is best avoided. The public effort to try and make the two phrases mean the same are for the powers of opinion and not fact. Death penalty and Capital punishment only one of these saying has the power to makes your part of a criminal"s life of crime. When you are clearly NOT.

The Principles found on the argument of Capital Punishment are not based on crimes like murder, violence, and treason at all. Capital punishment is based as protection from religious persecutions by use of separation of State. There is more than one word religion, while they do not all share the same understanding of self-value in human life a separation must be held as common defense to the general welfare of people.
Posted by canis 3 years ago
Death cost less than life time..... 5-15% are put to death without having committed any crime...Anyway if you want to kill people you should do it with the right poison. The type you would use for dogs.."Not the torture drugs" that make people suffer. Unless that is the point.
Posted by missmedic 3 years ago
What is the crime? Is the penalty administered under rule of law?
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