A Rhetorical Approach Of The Death Penalty Essay

1985 Words Oct 6th, 2014 8 Pages
DMW: A Rhetorical Approach
Human life is the most sacred phenomenon man-kind possesses, for centuries humans have pondered their existence, and its meaning. Every person’s life has an intrinsic value which should never be taken by anyone, including governmental systems. Capital punishment dates back as far as 17th century B.C. During that time the Draconian Code of Athens, the death sentence, was the only punishment for all crimes. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, “Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement” (DPIC Part I: History of the Death Penalty). It may seem outrageous that anyone would be horrendously beaten to death by their own governmental system, to be lying limply as solid limbs furiously contact skin, bursting every capillary in their path, repetitive contact until finally, the eyes close, and the brain turns off forever, although this morbid scenario may seem ludicrously brutal, this form of governmental punishment, essentially, still exists today. Although many people think advancements in technology have led capital punishment to becoming more “humane”, its underlying definition is still the same. Since 1976 capital punishment has been taken from beatings and electric chairs to lethal injection. There are three different series of injections that must be followed in lethal injection: sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride.…

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