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Capital Punishment

The idea of putting another human to death is hard to completely imagine.The physical mechanics involved in the act of execution are easy to grasp, but the emotions involved in carrying out a death sentence on another person, regardless of how much they deserve it, is beyond my own understanding.I know it must be painful, dehumanizing, and sickening.However, this act is sometimes necessary and it is our responsibility as a
Many Americans will tell you why they are in favor of the death penalty.It is what they deserve.It prevents the murderer from ever murdering again.It removes the burden from taxpayers.We all live in a society with the same basic rights and guarantees.We have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness with equal opportunities.This is the basis for our society.It is the foundation on which everything else is built upon.When someone willfully and flagrantly attacks this foundation by murdering another, robbing them of all they are, and all they will ever be, then that person can no longer be a part of this society.The only method that completely separates cold-blooded murderers from our society is the death penalty.
Many places all over the world have used the death penalty at one point or another.The Ancient Romans and the Judaic cultures practiced retributive justice.That type of justice uses the rule “an eye for an eye.”The United States picked up the act of capital punishment from the culturally similar continent of Europe.We picked it up in the 17th century.
“An eye for an eye,” is what some Americans would say concerning the death penalty.Supporters of the death penalty ask the question, “Why should I have to pay to support a murderer for the rest of their natural life?Why not execute them and save society the cost of their keep?”Many Americans believe that the death penalty is wrong.However, it seems obvious to some Americans that the death penalty i…

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