Essay about Capital Punishment Is Unjust And Corrupt

1490 Words Nov 16th, 2016 6 Pages
Capital punishment has been going on for centuries and in today 's society, people will question if it is unjust or morally wrong. To classify it as cruel and unusual punishment, would it be against our own constitution to continue these atrocities. The government should not have power over who gets to live and who gets to die. All humans are equal and have the right to live; it is immoral for someone to choose to end someone 's life, thus, I argue that the capital punishment is unjust and corrupt. Capital Punishment is immoral because it is taking someone 's life against their own will. This is similar to murder, which is illegal to commit. Yet the process still continues, and according to two professors from Santa Clara, Andre and Velasquez, in 2015 about 2000 women, men, and young adults await execution. How can the country allow this to happen, Why do people have the mentality to think that just because some people broke the law that it is ok to end their existence? That is why people should against this injustice. Although the opposing side would say that it would reduce the crime rate and keep the streets safer for their citizens. David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D has a doctorate in public policy from the University of Maryland- Baltimore County and a bachelor’s degree in political science and justice studies from Frostburg State University. Muhlhausen (2007) believes that if criminals were executed, it will ensure the safety of the people. Despite the benefits of…

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