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Should The Death Penalty Be Banned? MAG
There are many things in this society which should be banned, but the death penalty is not one of them. It is definitely the right way to go as far as capital discipline is concerned. Right now in our country, I find it outrageous that criminals think that they can get away with just about anything. In some states, including Alabama, the death penalty has helped them lower the rate of violent crimes. We need some form of capital punishment to send a message to career criminals that they will not get away with these severe crimes.
The death penalty would also make people more secure. In some countries of South America and the Far East, they have very severe penalties, including flogging, for even minor crimes. People in some areas of our nation feel they cannot walk around or step outside their houses for fear of criminals. In other countries, however, you would rarely see laws being broken because the penalties are so stern. The United States is one of the most lenient countries in the world as far as discipline. If we had the death penalty, all people would be able to use the streets even in troubled areas.
Another reason we should use this is to set an example to all criminals. Some criminals who have committed many violent crimes (robbery, rape, and murder) are walking the streets like normal citizens because we are much too lenient on them. If the death penalty is instituted, there would not be as many daring and violent crimes as there are presently. Our present laws are much too "soft" on criminals. We need to get stricter.
In closing, I would like to add that this law would make a major difference. It would make our streets safer, people more secure, and make a better world to live in. The death penalty is a definite plus for our society as a whole.
What do you think? ?
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Sure, there are bad people out there. But they deserve a second chance, a chance to heal. Read "Touching Spirit Bear", by Ben Mikaelsen. That might get you to think about things such as healing and compassion. Again, apologies if I offended you. I'm just trying to help.
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An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Let me ask you this, why kill people who kill people to show killing is wrong? yes we want to make sure there is accountability for crime and an effective deterrent in place:However,the death penalty has a message of "You killed one of us, So we'll kill you. The state is actually using murder to punish someone who committed a murder. Does this make sense?
"An eye for an eye" If civilization is to advance we have got to move away from the eye for an eye mentality. This will only enrage more people who in return will crave this disease called revenge. a revenge philosophy inevitably leads to an endless cycle of violence. Why do you think the Israeli-Palestine conflict has been going on for 50 Years? Why do you think gang violence in this country never seems to end? It is important to send a message to society the striking back at your enemy purely for revenge will always make matters worse. Perhaps the biggest reason to ban the death penalty is that it doesn't change the fact that the victim is gone and will never come back. Hate revenge, and anger will never cure the emptiness of a lost loved one. Forgiveness is the only way to start the healing process,and this wont happen in revenge-focused individual. I have much much more to add if u will E-mail me back i am doing this for a essay for English any advice would be helpful