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Should murderers get the death penalty?

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Started: 3/7/2017 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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They should not get the death penalty. Because they are humans too. I know some of the murderers kill people willingly, but not all people that are convicted of murder are killing out of free will. There are several situations for where some has to protect themselves, which might mean killing a person.


I believe that murderers should receive the death penalty. This is because they have taken another person's life and they should have to pay the price. There are many sayings that support this such as an eye for an eye. Also, the golden rule states that you should do unto others as you would have others do unto you. If we let them get away with what they did by letting them live a peaceful life then we are saying to future murderers,"It's all right to kill someone if really want to because nothing harmful will happen to you." If we crack down of murder and support capital punishment than we will help prevent the murders of thousands of innocent people by selfish cruel people who think it's worth going to jail for. Murder is not like other serious and horrible crimes such as rape and kidnapping where nobody is killed, instead somebodies' precious life is wrongly taken away from them and they lose a rare opportunity to make a difference on this Earth. I strongly believe that murder is a crime that deserves capital punishment because it evens things out, it sets an example for what will happen if you commit this crime, and because it is an amazingly horrific crime that is not like any other. If you do not believe in capital punishment you are feeling pity for people who don't feel pity for you or about anyone else on this Earth.
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Posted by preachertaylor 2 years ago
Capital punishment is not revenge murder, it's justice.

Why should we show compassion to rapists, murderers, or serial killers? One of these days you will give an account to God for pitying unrepentant criminals.

The liberal left thinks they should grant civil rights to rapists, murderers, and child molesters, and wants us to be politically correct and overlook the human right violation of child marriage. The PC crowd will say Child marriage is not human rights violation, it's a civil right.

Child molesters are not pedosexuals.

Child sex trafficking are not unlicensed child prostitution.

Rapists are not underrated pimps.
Posted by AC_49 2 years ago
If you are killing in a form of self-defense, you are not convicted of murder. If you kill accidentally you are convicted of manslaughter. Also not murder.
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