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The death penalty should be abolished

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Started: 12/12/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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We live in a world where there are certain moral absolutes that have to be enforced. One of these absolutes is the sacredness of human life. Anyone that takes human lives or gravely threatens its existence, therefore, should be dealt the harshest punishment we can conceive of death.
Moral values do not exist on their own, they have to be promoted and supported by society at large.
In modern and civilized societies the supporters of capital death have decreased in number. Critics view the death penalty as barbaric. However, this unrealistic and romantic view ignores the basic human nature.
The most common argument my opponents may pose may be that the death penalty is apparently inhumane but aren"t the crimes of torture, rape, treason, kidnapping, murder inhumane?


I move to abolish the death penalty for it is inhumane. Inherently, killing is wrong. How can we right a wrong by doing wrong? We can never. Lifetime imprisonment is already enough to disrupt any stream of crimes to an extent. Another reason would be financial cost. It takes millions to try a death penalty case and is worth no time. Lastly, the judicial system is potentially at fault. Not all convicts are guilty and some death row inmates are accused falsely. It is better to fix our system of catching than the system for punishments. Statistics will be advanced in the next round. Thanks!
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Posted by Wilson704 3 years ago
So if killing is wrong that means we can't kill anything, including animals for food.
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