I Am Against the Death Penalty

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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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    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, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    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

    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, 2015

    Make them live with what they did

    and suffer, save money from all those executions also
    saboosa saboosa
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 14

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2014

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    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
    FaithHopeLov3 FaithHopeLov3
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 28, 2015

    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

    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
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    It's absolutely pointless.

    It's just an easy escape from punishment. They should just give them perpetual.
    c4mila c4mila
    16-17, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    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

    Death Penalty and Deterrence The vast

    preponderance of the evidence shows that the death penalty is no more effective than imprisonment in deterring murder and that it may even be an incitement to criminal violence. Death-penalty states as a group do not have lower rates of criminal homicide than non-death-penalty...
    padraig17325 padraig17325
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I'm speaking about Aillin Wuornos(a serial

    killer) in this video. If you have little time,please watch this video. Thank you. https://youtu.be/58v4gZ0Fd4w She got excution and passed away October 9,2002.She got death sentence as a murder,serial killer(killed male bad cops,and men who bought ''hooker(her)'' and one...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    live2014 live2014
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2015

    It won't bring back the dead,

    no one will benefit from it. Some form of closure? I don't think vengeance or fear or getting even is logical at all. An eye for an eye? Call me crazy stupid or silly whatever I think all human life matters! What if the one caught didn't commit the crime but is only a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    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, 2015

    They should live with their guilts

    and regrets forever, this may sound inhumane, but death is a relief, and they don't deserve the right for relief.
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    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

    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, 2015

    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

    Bjork: The 107 Steps

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

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    I am asking: What is the sense of the death

    penalty? Even if a murderer will be sentenced to the death penalty - his death won´t make his victims alive anymore. But his executioner is going to be a murderer, too, because NO ONE in this world has the right to take another human´s life. And the state who allows the death...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 23

    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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