Persuasive Essay Against Death Penalty

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To forcefully end someone’s life is the most heinous thing a person can do. That is, according to many, unless they deserve it. Murder is wrong, and those who commit murder are bad. So through some logic, the government sees fit that murdering murderer’s is ok. To them, two wrongs make a right. Through some analysis, it can be found that this logic is flawed. The government should not have the right to kill its own citizens. The death penalty is an inefficient, unreasonable, and immoral policy. It should be banned from the United States. The following is the list of legal reasons for getting sentenced with the death penalty. It includes murder, robbery, resisting arrest, abuse of a miner, arson, kidnapping, rape, aircraft hijacking, …show more content…
Surely at least some of those put onto death row for murder had their reasons for doing what they did. Whether it be good reasons or not, it made sense to them. Well, sentencing someone to capital punishment is in effect killing them. Killing them brings you practically down to the same level as the accused. You are both killing for your own reasons. You both believed that someone deserved to die and caused their life to end. Who is to say that your reason is ok and there reason is not? Both reasons are no good reasons, because there is no good reason. If killing is wrong, then no one should kill. Unless you have to kill for self-preservation, there should be no one way to make killing the right …show more content…
If a parent’s child gets murdered, shouldn’t they get the satisfaction of seeing the killer follow? Life in prison, in most cases, would actually be better for the family. Once someone is sentenced to life in prison it is over, they are stuck in a cell until they die and the family can begin piecing their life back together. However, the death sentence often comes with numerous retrials, not allowing the family to heal. They spend years reliving the case and the horrible memories that come with it. Knowing the guilty party is stuck in jail till the day they die should be retribution

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