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Death Penalty Debate
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Posted 5/5/07 , edited 6/4/07
I think the death penalty should be applied to multi murderers, rapists and pedofiles. They don't have the death penalty here in canada, but they should. If your christian and worried that innocent people with be convicted and killed, don't worry. god will handle those situations on his end and they, like us all, will get what they deserve. extended prison terms rarely benefit the convict and many once released repeat their crimes. The whole reform system sucks, but that's another topic. Death is never the worst possible outcome.
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I looked for this topic and found none. If there is one, go remove this or lock it please.

Personally, I'm against it. If you look closely, it's against the law but the law still does it. According to Amendment 13, "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted", but isn't killing/executing an unusual and cruel punishment especially if the person is innocent?

The Death Penalty is also against most religions such as Christianity. One of the more important in the Ten Commandments which is 'Thou shall not kill' no matter what the crime the individual has commited.

Since 1973, at least 121 people have been released from death row after evidence of their innocence emerged. During the same period of time, over 982 people have been executed. Thus, for every eight people executed, we have found one person on death row who never should have been convicted. These statistics represent an intolerable risk of executing the innocent

Our capital punishment system is unreliable. A recent study by Columbia University Law School found that two thirds of all capital trials contained serious errors. When the cases were retried, over 80% of the defendants were not sentenced to death and 7% were completely acquitted.
And I'm not saying that we should let them go if they killed a hundred people. I'm saying that they should just keep them in jail for life. Will a quick death teach them a lesson than having to rot in jail and keep thinking of their major mistake? Think outside the box.
So tell me, are you against the death penalty or for it. And why?
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Yes im against it for if you would even consider the option then it was really bad whatever they did and should be made to live a long boring life force to live with what hes done Besides i honesty beleave that death is not a punishment but a release
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I completely agree unless the person actually confesses then you shouldn't give them the death penalty(still remembers the case with the little girl )
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Deidarafangirl14 wrote:

I completely agree unless the person actually confesses then you shouldn't give them the death penalty(still remembers the case with the little girl )


I'm confused. Are you for it?

SeraphAlford wrote:

On a personal level, I'm against it. (I'm a Christian) However, it's a waste of money to keep feeding these guys in prison and junk. We have to clothe them, take care of them, feed them, ext. It's cheaper to kill them. So that's what we do... I hate it, but I think it's a bit of a necesity.

Well, you have a point. But if the person has done nothing wrong, let them live their life in peace. Money can't buy a new life
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On a personal level, I'm against it. (I'm a Christian) However, it's a waste of money to keep feeding these guys in prison and junk. We have to clothe them, take care of them, feed them, ext. It's cheaper to kill them. So that's what we do... I hate it, but I think it's a bit of a necesity.
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MicherreVenette15 wrote:


Deidarafangirl14 wrote:

I completely agree unless the person actually confesses then you shouldn't give them the death penalty(still remembers the case with the little girl )


I'm confused. Are you for it?

I'm half and half.........unless the person confesses then you can do whatever the hell you want

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wait... thou shalt not kill? and i suppose if the criminal has brutally massacred hundreds of people, you'd just let him go?!?! what the hell?!?!
i agree that the punishment should fit the crime though, they shouldn't be killed for robing banks or whatever, they should just serve time for that sort of thing. but if they've killed, they should be killed.
if there is completely conclusive evidence that they have commited a brutal crime, then yes; kill them. otherwise no.
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24 / M / Minnesota
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Posted 5/5/07

SeraphAlford wrote:

On a personal level, I'm against it. (I'm a Christian) However, it's a waste of money to keep feeding these guys in prison and junk. We have to clothe them, take care of them, feed them, ext. It's cheaper to kill them. So that's what we do... I hate it, but I think it's a bit of a necesity.

I don't remember where I heard this, but it supposedly costs more to execute someone then to keep them in prison for life.
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Hey now, let's not go insulting people's religious beliefs. In any case, in the bible Jesus says that there are times when you make exceptions to the laws. (He uses a Jewish farmer saving his cow to feed his family on the Sabbath as the example.) There are times when you have to fight, and have to kill.
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Both instances of murder refer to an era that preceded the 613 commands of the Mosaic law code.

The first mention of the appropriate punishment for a murder is in Genesis 4:11-15.

"And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;...a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him." (KJV)

Adam and Eve's sons were Cain, a farmer, and Abel, a shepherd. Each brought the best that they had had produced as a sacrifice to God. God accepted Abel's sacrifice of meat but rejected Cain's grain offering. Cain's resultant disappointment turned to anger; he killed his brother. God cursed Cain for the murder and sent him to wander the earth. God also put a mark on Cain's body so that nobody who saw him would be motivated to kill him. If anyone killed Cain for the murder of his brother, that person would be very severely punished. Here, banishment and exile is the penalty for murder; capital punishment is specifically prohibited.
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well this is interesting....Death penalty only occurs when u've committed something sooo bad..lol..it occurs alot...there is the saying...a eye for an eye....i go by the rule...an eye for Death..lol..funny as it sounds..lol
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28 / M / SD
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i would rather kill myself then spend countless years in jail if i did something wrong.
so ofcourse i'm against it... let those bitches rot in prison
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I don't even worry about it. The death penalty was abolished in 76 in canada. The last people to be executed were in 62. Also I kinda remember a report I did in grade 9 social about Capital punishment. The states that carry the death penalty have a higher crime rate then those with out. I may be wrong but I think that was the stat.
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MicherreVenette15 wrote:

Both instances of murder refer to an era that preceded the 613 commands of the Mosaic law code.

The first mention of the appropriate punishment for a murder is in Genesis 4:11-15.

"And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;...a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him." (KJV)

Adam and Eve's sons were Cain, a farmer, and Abel, a shepherd. Each brought the best that they had had produced as a sacrifice to God. God accepted Abel's sacrifice of meat but rejected Cain's grain offering. Cain's resultant disappointment turned to anger; he killed his brother. God cursed Cain for the murder and sent him to wander the earth. God also put a mark on Cain's body so that nobody who saw him would be motivated to kill him. If anyone killed Cain for the murder of his brother, that person would be very severely punished. Here, banishment and exile is the penalty for murder; capital punishment is specifically prohibited.



True, but God's also had his people go out in fight wars. They were killing then... Also, that's the old testimate. Finally, that's for the death of one person. However, what if somebody continues to kill after being banished?

Well, religiously, I'm against it. However, religion has no place in the government.
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