Essay on Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

1251 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
But what then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders to which no criminal 's deed, however calculated it may be, can compare? For there to be equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life” (“Quotes About Capital Pun- ishment” 1: Albert Camus).
Capital punishment, one of the greatest injustices of our modern day and age can only be seen as a supposedly "justified" slaughter of humans. Albert Camus ' definition of this crime is the perfect articulation of the reason why it is so incorrect. Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as, "the practice of killing peo- ple as punishment for serious crimes." This is a sore understatement to what this punishment ac- tually entails. It is the final punishment for people who are seen as the ultimate criminals. Capital punishment is one of the greatest injustices in America today because it deprives people of their God-given life; the Catholic Mobilizing Network educates people on the injustice of this act and the reasons why it is wrong.
The origin of the practice of capital punishment in America is the European colonists. The death penalty was practiced in all of Europe and so the colonists clearly saw no problem with using it…

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