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Capital Punishment

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Is capital punishment a good system? Capital punishment is the penalty of death for the commission of a crime. There are many reasons why I personally believe Capital Punishment can be a good or bad thing: Do we have the right to play god? Would that make us any better then them? Taking someone's life is a big thing and we do not have the moral right to kill another person no matter what they have done. On the other hand the people who carry out such atrocious crimes are not human they are animals so why should they be allowed to live? We put dogs down if they bite someone. Obviously biting someone and killing someone are entirely different things. People may think twice about committing such horrific crimes if they knew that they themselves would be put to death if they are caught. ...read more.

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The criminal is a pawn in their sick games. This leaves me thinking do the government actually believe capital punishment is right? Do they believe they really deserve to die or are the criminals being used for their own immoral agenda? The death penalty would free up space in prisons for criminals who commit not as violent crimes and people can then be properly punished for other crimes because there will be space to hold them. This will increase the penalty for less significant crimes and deter people from committing them a lot more. Death penalty as a result helps by creating a safe, pleasant community. What would happen if an innocent person was executed and then there were major claims of compensation brought against the courts. It would cost them a fortune and there is no point gambling that kind of money. Dobie Williams spent 15 years in jail and still was killed by lethal injection. He suffered more then any other murderer would. ...read more.

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Does the bible not say "love thy neighbour?" And also "let him who is without sin among you to cast the first stone." Everyone carries out sins on a day to day basis and anyone who believes in God really shouldn't get to decide who is sinful and who isn't because then everyone should be executed. It is just hypocritical to believe murderers are sinful for killing someone and then in disregard of everything just go and kill them. In conclusion, if somebody makes a decision to take a life in cold blood then in my opinion they are giving up the right to be treated as a human being, also they are nothing but trash that we can do without in this world. These people deserve to die but if they are in the years to come proved to be innocent then you have a big problem on your hands as I have written about. Because of this I believe that Capital Punishment is not a good system as it also goes against everything most people believe in. ...read more.

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