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I Am Against the Death Penalty

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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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...
    Hypericum Hypericum 56-60, M 40 Responses Dec 3, 2011

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    I Am Not - I don't think the issue of the death penalty should be religious, morale, or ethical, rather the facts and the purpose it serves. I think that if a person is so evil...
    20cincireds12 20cincireds12 16-17, M 7 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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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

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    Troy Davis And Others... - It's fairly obvious to anyone familiar with this case that Georgia just executed an innocent man tonight.I'm against the death penalty, period. But to...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 6 Responses Sep 22, 2011

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    Alwaysssss -     The first point is the most obvious: it is simply inhumane to kill some one! What the legal Justice system is trying to do with the death penalty is...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Capital Punishment Is a Capital Crime - I believe that it is a good thing that we've (Uk) stopped using the death penalty. I feel it is an awful thing and, should you get the wrong...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    Why I Don't Believe In The Death Penalty - In a perfect world of right and wrong, the death penalty would probably be appropriate for henious crimes. But it isn't and we have some...
    Brahma57 Brahma57 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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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...
    SinnersMuse SinnersMuse 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    Petition To Save A Woman Who Will Be Hung - Full ViewSave Sakineh From: Alice Jay - Avaaz.org Add to Contacts...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 10, 2010

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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 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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...
    Explorer1958 Explorer1958 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    No One Asked To Exist - People are burdened by being in a world they didn't ask to partake of. How do you think people feel when they look in the mirror and they don't like how...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    California Ruling Could Effect Death Sentences For Peterson, Others - Supreme Court ruling could affect Peterson's appeal By Paul Elias  The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M Jul 18, 2012

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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...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Oldie But A Goodie - I have never heard a convincing , rational argument for state sanctioned murder . If anyone has one please share .Also those for the death penalty , why do you...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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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...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    Bjork: The 107 Steps - Disturbing.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 11 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Hypocritical - It is hypocritical of us. They are in jail because they killed someone , therefore they are looked down on and rejected by society. But then we decide it is okay for...
    Portraitofme Portraitofme 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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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

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    WHAT Would Jesus Do? - An Army chaplain, who was also a Special Forces officer before he "saw the light", explained it to me like this: "Remember when...
    sturmbringener sturmbringener 46-50, M 12 Responses Oct 23, 2007

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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...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    A Personal And Potentially Embarrassing Revelation - I have told almost none of my friends and acquaintances about this (though I plan to, eventually). I have a feeling that if...
    Eeney Eeney 22-25, F Apr 16, 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...
    Boulier Boulier 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    You Don't Have the Right - As normal people don't have the right to kill other people (as we don't live in anarchy...), no judge should be able to give the death penalty. You did...
    whatsername whatsername 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2007

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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...
    ThePamQuinn ThePamQuinn 26-30, F Aug 28, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Death Is Too Good. - Now, when I say that I'm against the death penalty, I'm not saying it because I'm a do-gooder, but because I think killing some of these bastards is too good...
    CreedenceGold CreedenceGold 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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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...
    woodyemma2013 woodyemma2013 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    A Gift From The God - I think the death penalty is a try of fighting against the God. Most of us, is involved in some religious groups. I definitely think most of us are believers...
    michalmos michalmos 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    ONE of a Kind - We are all 1 of a kind and there is no other like us. Death of any human being is something that should not be taken lightly. Everyday there are people who are...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 66 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    I Strongly Oppose Capital Punishment Because ... - EP apparently has a feature called "Asker" that submits questions by members for community feedback. One question asks if members...
    cmmacneil cmmacneil 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    I Don't Think It Solves Anything - Except maybe, spend less money in prisons. And mental institutes.I think that, that it doesn't solve anything, because I held a grudge on someone...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    I Can See How You Want To Be Against It But... - each murderer is different. Some would love the death penalty others fear it. When need every avenue to deter crime from happening...
    reb38 reb38 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2013

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    Not In Concept, But In Practice - As much as I would love to see all child and animal abusers dead, the fact is that in practice the death penalty is overwhelmingly applied to...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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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...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 21 Responses Sep 18, 2007

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    I Don't Know - I'm against the death penalty because i believe that life is a gift,and we should try preserve it,but sometimes i wonder why should we feed this useless creature?
    blackweirdcat blackweirdcat 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    The-Riddle Riddle - If murderer is one who kills... How would you call one who kills the murderer?
    NemesisVs NemesisVs 31-35, F 6 Responses May 8, 2013

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    For A Simple Reason - I don't necessarily oppose capital punishment based on the moral dilemma of taking someone's life, which I won't even get into here. There is a much more...
    AldousHuxtable AldousHuxtable 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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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...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 30 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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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...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 83 Responses Sep 20, 2007

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    I Am Againist But Not For People Like... - Femitheist who advocates total extinction of men.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Killing Is Wrong, Wrong,wrong - No one DESERVES to die.....no one, not ever. There are  too many mistakes made...as of today the Innocence project has freed 209 people...
    b52 b52 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 6, 2007

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    To Take a Life Is Wrong.....period. - The world is filled with people who say they believe in heaven and hell, God, Jesus, the almighty. Yet the same people who claim to believe in...
    beautybee beautybee 46-50, F 17 Responses Oct 7, 2007

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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...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 14 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    Death Penalty Creates Ghosts - I do not believe any person has a right to kill another except in self-defense.  I believe that executing people causes souls that, having lived...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 12 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    I Can Understand - For the people who love someone and have them tortured, raped, and murdered must be the most painful experience alive. Having to see that "pile of scum" look at...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut 18-21, F 1 Response May 23, 2012

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    What A Country - if you kill someone we will kill you back....what a country
    devilmademedoit devilmademedoit 26-30 2 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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