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I Am Against the Death Penalty

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    For Three Reasons Only.

    The first being that there have been far too many innocent people killed.The second being that death is the 'easy way out' for the convict. Purging a life sentence behind bars is far more of a punishment than a few weeks or months on death row.The third reason is that...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    An Eye For An Eye and the World Goes Blind.

      "But what if it was your loved one killed? What if it was your child raped and murdered?"  This is the most common argument for the death penalty that I hear. My honset answer would be that, hell yes I would be angry! Hell yes I would want blood, I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    Eye For An Eye.

    I don't think the concept of eye for an eye is an effective grounds for punishment, especially iif we want to call ourselves a 'civilized' society. If a thief steals $1,000 do we just deduct that amount from his bank account? Surely that punishment isn't sufficient. Do...
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Half-@Ssed "Dissertation"

    I could write a longer and more thought-out version of this, but I will save it for when I need to for a class. Aside from the whole hypocrisy of (mis)interpreting the Bible to suit your worldview (as is so common as to be ubiquitous), there are many more reasons to oppose state...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    Yeah way too easy. "Blood Eagle" far more

    effective. It was performed by cutting the skin of the victim by the spine, breaking the ribs so they resembled blood-stained wings, and pulling the lungs out through the wounds in the victim's back. Salt was sprinkled in the wounds.
    RagnarLodbrok RagnarLodbrok 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2014

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    live2014 live2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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    A Part Of The Problem

    We have seen a troubling number of cases across the US in the last few years in which a person sentenced to death was, in fact, innocent of the crime for which they were sentenced. There is good reason to believe that at least several innocent people have been executed. While...
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 8 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Dedicated to Myuran Sukumaran

    and Andrew Chan and six others who were executed on Nusa Kambangan island in the early morning. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. Mary Jane Veloso was reprieved at the 11th hour.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    How does any Christian defend the death penalty?

    We are told in scripture that if we do not forgive then we will not be forgiven. We are also to love and pray for our enemies. Loving our enemies and killing them simply cannot be reconciled.
    sailnude sailnude 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 21, 2014

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    I used to be for the death penalty

    until I did a project on it in one of my courses in college. I found out that we actually lay off cops in order to accumulate the money needed for someone on death row. It's actually cheaper to put someone in jail for life, without the option of parole, then to sentence them to...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    I use to support the death penalty,

    until I realised that sentencing someone to death is not really a punishment. Death is a part of life. We are all bound to die anyway. Then how is sentencing someone to take part in a natural process of life a punishment? It would be like sentencing some one to drink water...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9, 2014

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    Sure Am..

     We don't have it in this country any more and I'm glad. there is always a slight chance a person is innocent. What if you kill someone then realize they were telling the truth about their innocent you can't bring them back and say oops sorry we made a mistake can you..? and...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Asians Really Only Care About Their Own Families, Nothing More

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE5UCqpmZag
    trilo2 trilo2 18-21, M Sep 15, 2013

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    There have been, and still are,

    SO MANY issues with the death penalty... but I feel like there is ONE case that sums up everything that is wrong with the death penalty. Jesse Tafero. Basically, Tafero was an innocent man who was executed in one of the most horribly botched, painful executions ever. He and...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    Powerful and poignant.

    It is by their transformation the we must remember them. "By their fruits ye shall know them" Matthiew 7:20 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline/article/2015/04/29/painter-and-pastor-should-rehabilitation-have-been-enough-save-them
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses May 14

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    It's Not Cruel Enough

    Ever noticed that so called "Right To Life-ers" almost invariably favor the death penalty?  Am I missing something or is this insane?  I guess their reasoning goes - It's fine and dandy to kill a person when a person is a person - but when an entity is...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 22 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    I am against it.As we might be wrong in

    convicting someone.We are humans and might make mistakes.And this is one mistake that is difficult to correct.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 32 Responses May 20

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    Please Save Linda Carty - British Grandmother Facing Execution In Texas

    I’m appalled by the tragic story of Linda Carty, which recently featured on British TV recently. As summarised in the Guardian newspaper, she is a British citizen born in the West Indies and sent to death row in Texas in 2002. She's due to be executed for her involvement in the...
    Hypericum Hypericum 56-60, M 39 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    It Doesn't Make Sense

    The death penalty hasn't been proven to deter crime... and criminal cases in which a death penalty is pursued take longer to investigate and cost more money... money which can go to programs and funds that actually are PROVEN to reduce crime... It's wrong to kill people, no...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    For Chan, Sukumaran and the six men executed

    last night, may you all rest in peace.
    TheFarSweetThing2 TheFarSweetThing2 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Why should we murder a murderer

    when we don't approve of the action in the first place? For every other crime like rape, are you kidding me. It's not worth a/another life. How do you find the humanity in yourself to kill anyone???
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22, 2014

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    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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    A Play About The Problems With The Death Penalty And Wrongful Conviction

    I've written a play called "Outrageous Fortune" which is inspired by several true stories of people being caught in the claws of our faulty justice system. This play helps spread the message that wrongful conviction is a HUGE problem in our country that has to stop! And, as a...
    ThePamQuinn ThePamQuinn 26-30, F Aug 28, 2013

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    I am not against bad people

    who hurt others being punished. People can be very evil and a threat to society. Do I think they deserve to die ? That isn't for me to decide. I would be just as bad as any other killer. That is my personal belief. I don't want to be the one who is in agreement with anyone's...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    I believe it is unchristian.

    The Old Testament recommended an eye for an eye, but the New Testament is a new covenant of forgiveness. You cannot conceive that our Lord would sanction it (think for example of the woman taken in adultery, who the pharisees wanted to execute) Furthermore there have been...
    Explorer1958 Explorer1958 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    If someone wanted to die

    and didn't want to kill themselves, they could just kill someone else and get a lethal injection.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I dont blve that anyone deserves to receive the

    death penalty regardless of the crime that has been committed we will all get our day when God is ready for us. Thats my opinion
    FearNo1butGod FearNo1butGod 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I don't agree with this at all I've had a

    member of my family murdered and I still wouldn't want the guilty party sentenced to death I think he should be made to suffer like the act he inflicted
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013 31-35, F Jan 29, 2014

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    The majority of people I've ever had a

    conversation about the morality of ending another humans life here on Earth with, can never seem to agree, or fully understand my take on it. In my own set of morals it is wrong and arrogant to take another humans life away from them unless your life, or the life of another...
    TheSundanceGal TheSundanceGal 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    Bjork: The 107 Steps

    Disturbing.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 11 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Live in Australia...no

    such thing as 'the death penalty'.....personal belief....death penalty in place to stop offenders....more so a vengeful tactic...'you've done this-so you deserve to die'.....sorry...just too much hate.....which I don't believe in...
    cherryjar cherryjar 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2014

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    What are people's thoughts on the two bali 9

    ring leaders Andrew Chan and Myuran sukamara? As their pleas for clemency have recently been rejected, the debate about the death penalty has re-surfaced into conversations. My personal opinion is that no-one else has the right to take away another's life. YES they are...
    Evaleah7 Evaleah7 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 26

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    Death Penalty, its the easy way out from

    criminals. Think, would you rather sit in jail the rest of your life, be abused, and neglected. Or be dead. Most people would choose to be dead. Also, its just wrong! It says so in the constitution. So why are we still doing it? Why do some rapists get death penalty, not all...
    MaddyAlexis MaddyAlexis 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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    Not Too Sure What to a Say...

    i am opposed to the death penalty. i just dont think that killing someone who killed is a wise way to teach people killing is wrong. thats kind of like hitting your kid who hits to teach them that hitting is wrong. i do, however, believe in an eye for an eye. i do feel...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 83 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    The death penalty is semi vulgar.

    I say depending on the extremity of the crime like a serial rapist/killer yeah death penalty. But for the dumbest things like murder in the second degree or even murder in the first degree or larceny etc. I say prison time. Basically when it deals with more than 4 people being...
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    Death

    I can see him standing right there callin me. The devil sanding there laughing at me.
    Bassfisher67 Bassfisher67 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I've done A TON of research on the death

    penalty. In fact, you could say I've done THOUSANDS of hours of research on the death penalty ever since the age of 8 (I was quite the precocious kid). Through my thousands of hours of actual research of ACTUAL cases and ACTUAL human beings who have lost their lives to our...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    The Death Penalty I believe

    that no one should have the right to take the life of another human being. But, without anything better offered or help offered to the victims' family, then most people feel that the death penalty is the only answer. We need to help the mentally ill by providing healthcare, as...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    Réflexions Sur La Guillotine

    I read this last year and wow. The most persuasive and logical argument I have ever heard on the subject. I read it in the book "Resistance, Rebellion, and Death" From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflections_on_the_guillotine : Reflections on the Guillotine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    The death penalty is the easy way out.

    If I had to choose between life in prison and that it's a no brainer
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    The Science Speaks For Itself

    i am a student of the philosophical sciences and we discussed this same issue in my Logic class. Morally i don't really have an opinion on this; of all the things i am concerned with at the moment, this is not very high on the list. What does bother my very much about the death...
    SinnersMuse SinnersMuse 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    It's absolutely pointless.

    It's just an easy escape from punishment. They should just give them perpetual.
    c4mila c4mila 13-15, F Jan 28, 2014

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    Innocent People Would Certainly Be Hanged

    I think the whole thing about state sponsored killing is just gross. But worse than that is the number of innocent people who would be wrongfully hanged. A few years ago there was a spate of high profile releases of people who were serving life sentences for terrorist offenses...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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    I love thinking about death everywhere I go I look at people and think of them dying and I love to think of me killing them it's very fun. Death is very exciting.
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