Should the death penalty be reinstated in ALL states of the United States?

Posted by: colonelbryce

Death by firing squad, hanging, or electrocution in each state. Choice of how they should be put to death, or they can choose life imprisonment. Plus, executions take place no later than 3 months after conviction. What do you think? Debate as you wish, but please no name-calling or insults, or you will be blocked.

  • Yes. An eye for an eye.

  • No. Execution is murder.

54% 15 votes
46% 13 votes
  • i think it should be an options in all states, no good to send someone to prison for the rest of thair lifes if thay killed 20 pepole

  • I feel like it should be an option for the court to look at.

  • i wrote an essay all about this and this should happen because if the government used the death penalty on murders the government would save over $90 billion.

  • Nope, if Iowa doesn't want it, I don't want it. I might be pro execution sometimes, but I will forever and always be pro choice. :)

  • An eye for an eye is an outdated and barbaric way to live life. Besides, there is always a chance for the system to screw up and execute an innocent person, it's happened before, and probably will happen again.

  • Don't like the wording, but the answer is "no"

    Posted by: TBR
  • The death penalty is great!!!! In theory. Not so in practice. There is a chance you could kill an innocent person. Killing an innocent person... Isn't that murder?

  • that is just crazy

  • Death penalty is murder.

  • 1) It should be illegal nationwide 2) I thought you death penalty supporers were usually obsessed with states rights.

    Posted by: Stefy
  • It should remain illegal in all states as it is too harsh of a penalty

  • I think the death penalty is too easy.

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briantheliberal says2015-04-23T15:00:10.7612079-05:00
I wonder how many "pro-life" people will vote yes.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-23T15:09:11.6071247-05:00
retrogamer176 says2015-04-23T15:10:16.8874933-05:00
Honestly, if there was absolutely no way to make a mistake and kill an innocent, and it was reserved to murderers, my answer would be yes. But the way things are... Nope.
tajshar2k says2015-04-23T16:25:32.1815823-05:00
Should be left for the states to decide.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-23T21:12:29.6406963-05:00
I would like to vote no but I disagree with the description. I agree with the death penalty, but I don't think it should be reinstated in all states. For one, the description lowers the time till execution to 3 months, I disagree with this short amount of time. My second reason is states rights, the federal government should not have an ability to force states that don't have the death penalty to have the death penalty.
Rhodesia79 says2015-04-24T17:07:23.6140680-05:00
@Bumtheliberal I always find it amusing that liberals don't believe in killing murderers, but think it should be perfectly legal to kill babies.
Varrack says2015-04-24T17:11:20.8265520-05:00
@Rhodesia, exactly. That has always baffled me. Killing innocent babies is fine, but killing guilty convicted criminals becomes cruel and unethical? Lol
colonelbryce says2015-04-24T17:37:52.0256301-05:00
I do appreciate your opinions. This will be very helpful in case I run for president when I get out of the Army. All I'm trying to get at is this: 1. The choice between life and death may take away the argument on whether or not they execute the wrong guy. 2. The three methods are the top 3 least botched executions. Plus, each state can choose one, two, or all three of these, based on what the majority believes is truly humane. This may cut down the argument on how humane the death penalty really is (8th amendment of the Constitution). The methods will be up to state legislature. 3. The time limit of 3 months will give them just enough time for one appeal, in case they still don't believe in the death penalty. Plus, this may cut down the cost even further. The average wait time on death row is 15 years and even that can get very expensive. I like the fact they give them more chance, but that is another component that might make capital punishment inhumane: the waiting. This is foolproof. We just have to put this in action someday. If you agree, vote a thumbs-up.

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