Death Penalty Persuasive Essay

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According to Oxford dictionary, Death penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. When a citizen commits a crime like murder, he or she is punished by execution. Execution can be implemented in a variety of ways including hanging, stoning, beheading, and electrocuting the perpetrator. Gas chamber executions, lethal injections or firing squads are also employed according to the place the execution is taking place. According to The Huffington Post, 65% of all Americans, 82% of Republicans, 66% of Independents and 53% of Democrats all support death penalty for people who committed a murder. Those statistics show the percentage of supporters of death penalty in America and conclude that …show more content…
When a killer takes a life, his life must be taken in return in order to achieve justice. The only way to attain justice between the killer and the victim is by executing the murderer as it allows the society to view the murder committed as a horrendous crime which he or she will be punished for. “An eye to eye" or "Punishment should fit crime" are the most common reasons offered by proponents to support capital punishment (MSU, 2000). Retribution brings closure to the murderer’s crime and guarantees that the murderer will not create more victims. Many crimes are committed and the only impartial punishment is death penalty; any minor punishment would severely alter the society’s perspectives on the government protecting their lives (Mandery, n.d). According to Michigan State University and Death Penalty Information Center, Robert Macy assures the need for retribution in a case that occurred in 1991 in which a mother was forced to watch her baby being murdered in front of her, the mother was then physically harmed and killed (MSU, 2000). This case acted as a practical proof that a murderer should not just lie in prison with food, a bed, and family visits; thus, we can infer that for justice to succeed, killers must be executed. Some might say retribution is out of anger or emotion, but actually it is fair for the murderer to be executed. Did the murderer show mercy towards his victim? The answer is no; consequently, this cold blooded sadist must be treated similarly and must be killed as well. In conclusion, the society is made up of a group of people that must feel safe in the environment they are living in and the government plays a vital role in providing this safe environment by eliminating any sources of threat towards the citizens in order to have a safe and a balanced

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