Do People Who Get The Death Penalty Deserve Death? Essay

755 Words May 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Do people who get the death penalty deserve death? Does anyone deserve death? Most people say “no one deserves to die”. I disagree with that statement. I believe in an eye for an eye, if you kill you deserve to have the possibility of being legally killed. One of the most extreme cases of homicide would be Adolf Hitler and the 11,283,000 people he killed (internet source) in the holocaust. Saying someone like that doesn’t deserve to be put their death would just be preposterous. However, I’m talking about just normal murder; a man getting mad at his wife and killing her. I believe he should be put through a due process trial and if found guilty, be sent to death row.

People who murder for fun and out of anger have no place in society, so a lot of times they just sit in prison for their entire lives with no possibility of getting out. Prisoners each cost around $28000 a year and there are 1.57 million people (internet source) behind bars today. You do that math, which is a lot of money to be wasting on people who will never see the outside world again. I’m not saying kill everyone with a life sentence, I’m saying kill the ones who commit murder and terrorism and the people who are the scum of the earth. It would save a lot of money if we could quit being so sensitive and send some of these terrorist and murderers to their God and let him handle them accordingly.

If the death penalty became more useful and more predominant it could scare these people into not murdering…

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