The Death Penalty Is One Of The Most Controversial Issue Essay

1376 Words Apr 10th, 2015 6 Pages
Among the many moral dilemmas that the United States faces, the death penalty is one of the most controversial issues of our time period. Currently, there are thirty-two states who allow capital punishment, leaving eighteen states who have banned it (DPIC). Capital punishment is the legalized form of murdering a person without facing the consequences. It is very hypocritical of the United States to turn to murder as a form of serving justice for the supposed well-being of the citizens. The death penalty has proven not be a fair punishment in repeated occasions by depriving both sides of something cherished deeply. The double standards of this country do not bring a lower crime rate, closure to the victims’ family, or invoke the sense of peace to the citizens. In fact, allowing the death penalty as a punishment does the opposite by putting innocent people at risk of losing their lives, and brings more suffering to families, which is why I stand firmly against the death penalty. To begin, the best representation is served to those with money. Most people who are faced with death row cannot afford a lawyer, so they are provided with one by the government. “People who are well represented at trial do not get the death penalty. I have yet to see a death case among the dozens coming to the Supreme Court on eve-of-execution stay applications in which the defendant was well represented at trial” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg). The lawyers appointed by the government are often the…

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