The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

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Why The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished When people think about inhumaneness, do they think of the death penalty? Killing a human just like a dog being put down. The United States government is doing just that. The government has sentenced many more people to death row and they are facing an unjust punishment. The death penalty should be abolished in the United States because of its inhumaneness and lack of moral values. Many people in the United States are facing the punishment of death row. The death penalty is used to kill a person who has been convicted of inhumane crimes. Those who are for the death penalty think it is “ preventing serious harm to innocent people and a weighty reason for using a particular penalty (as in doing justice)”(Davis …show more content…
Over the years “the reduced political pressure has made it possible for six states to abolish the death penalty since 2007; Nebraska makes it seven”( Drehle 31). The seven states have shown leadership that the rest should follow. The states are showing that the punishment is inhumane and it is not a sentence that should be given out. They abolished the death penalty because of the moral issues and the cost. If the rest of the states follow then it makes the United States open to a new idea of society. One that’s punishments are not cruel and morally wrong and are fair. The death penalty should be abolished because the punishment is inhumane and morally wrong. The penalty does not give justice because it treats the convicted criminal as less than a person. Killing a person does not save more lives. It even cost almost 3,000,000 to just kill one person because of lengthy trials and appeals. Seven states have already abolished the death penalty because they know it is not the just punishment. By abolishing the death penalty in the United States it makes American society more moral and

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