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Should Death Penalty Be Allowed?

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Started: 2/10/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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You will have a total 3 rounds to argue, and in the first round, you need to say that you accept the discussion. Font size should be 12 pt. You will be on the pro side to argue, and your time to argue is 3 days. The voting will last 10 days, and we will see who wins!



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Debate Round No. 1


First, thank you for accepting to this discussion.

We as humans need to protect and help one another, however with everything in our society, I understand that to some people the death penalty should be legalized. But who are we to play God, to kill those we deem deserve death? We are hypocrites if we kill a murder, what would be next? Raping a rapist? It must be taken in perspective, yes, it's only used in extreme cases, but even in Sweden there is a prison where the maximum sentence is 12 years, they use their resources to educate and help the prisoners. The prisoners come out of there well educated and do not go back to hurting others. This should be considered, after all, we are humans, and it is not morally correct to kill other humans.


I believe that the prison system is too lenient as it is. The prison system should not be based on rehabilitation but on punishment. You asked if we should rape a rapist, but that is just wrong. They should receive the death penalty as well. Said it is not morally correct to kill other humans, but it is morally correct to allow people to kill people with nothing but a slap on the wrist. That is allowing murder and trying to use the guise of morality to not punish it.

Even if your heart is in the right place, you would, in the end, be allowing more murders to be allowed in the system.

You also said we should focus on educating criminals more, but even if that's true, it doesn't matter. You want to get rid of the death penalty in this universe and not your prison education universe, so it's irrelevant.
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