Capital Punishment Pros And Cons

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I think we should allow every state in the United States to charge a criminal to be sentenced to capital punishment also known as the death penalty. There are many reasons why I think criminals should be sentenced to the death penalty, but I think I should start explaining what capital punishment is and tell some facts about this matter. According to the website dictionary.com, capital punishment is a punishment by death of a crime. Capital punishment is also known as the death penalty. Some of those punishments consist of different ways a death row inmate can choose his ways of dying which are lethal injection, the electric chair, and two other that I am not one hundred percent sure if the United States still uses which are the gas chamber …show more content…
I will start with the cons or why people are against the death penalty. The first reason why people don’t agree with the death penalty is based on morality. Morality is one of the reasons why people believe that the death penalty shouldn’t be legal because they said that people who are rich are more likely to be treated better than those who are innocent and poor. Also there is a constant question in deciding whether it is mortal for the government to decide whether or not someone should be allowed to live or die regardless if they are guilty of a crime or not. Another reason people don’t agree with capital punishment is because of constitutionality. People that are against the death punish believe that the concept of death itself is something serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly when it comes to killing a human being. They believe that the methods of execution are cruel ways for someone to die, and that the death penalty violates the eight amendment of the constitution. A third reason why people don’t agree with the death penalty is because of retribution itself. Retribution has the same meaning of revenge, and people believe that if the government decides to kill someone because they killed someone close to the victim then that would just continue a cycle of violence. They believe that when someone is sentenced to the death penalty it doesn’t give the victim’s closure at all. The fourth …show more content…
One of the reasons goes back to the issue once again of mortality. People who agree with the death penalty say that the government is trying to honor human dignity when they sentence a criminal to the death penalty. The way that the government honors someone’s dignity is that they believe that someone is able to control their future either by doing good or just doing bad, and that sometimes they have to take responsibility for their actions. The government said that they don’t treat a death row inmate as an animal, but rather as a human being. Another reason why people believe that the death penalty should be allowed because of its constitutionality. People agree with the government when they say that the death penalty is possibly the most human way to execute someone. They said that capital punishment isn’t considered as a cruel and unusual punishment therefore it isn’t violating any clause from the eighth amendment from the United States constitution. Whenever there has been people challenging the court, the court has rejected the challenge because once again it doesn’t violate the eighth

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