Capital Punishment Is Unjust? Essay

1133 Words Dec 21st, 2016 5 Pages
Capital Punishment is Unjust In America we kill people to show that killing people is wrong, but what most people fail to understand is that action makes them murderers too. If we kill someone for killing someone, shouldn’t we then be killed too? Nothing gives us the right to take away someone’s life, even if that person has committed a nefarious crime. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, “since 1976, one thousand four hundred and forty-two people have suffered from the death penalty.” (DPIC) That means one thousand four hundred and forty-two families have mourned the loss of a love one. America does not seem to care that a daughter may witness the gruesome sight of her father being electrocuted to death, or that a mother may watch her only son take his last breath. Not only is this inhumane, but we are also paying millions of dollars just to end someone’s life. In addition, it is thought that capital punishment is a deterrent; that is false. Just like a ticket does not stop one from speeding, capital punishment does not stop one from committing crimes. Capital punishment should be abolished in the United States because it is unjust, it cost too much, and it is not a deterrent.
The idea of being put to death after committing a murder does not stop one from killing their victim. Just like expulsion does not stop kids from getting into fights at school, capital punishment does not stop people from committing crimes. Most people who commit crimes, such as…

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