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Death Penalty Opinion.

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Death Penalty Opinion The Death Penalty has been around since and before the Americas were found. Even though it has been in affect for hundreds of years, I do not feel it is at all right. The methods are cruel and in some cases, very painful for the inmate. most people think the death penalty is a good way of justice in the United States, and it issaid to be a humane way of execution, but from what I have found, it is far from humane. Since 1976, 549 people have have been executed by lethal injection, 149 by electrocution, 11 by gas chamber, 3 by hanging, and 2 by the firing squad. Of the 714 people executed in the United States, 332 were in Texas and Virginia alone. After World War II, many countries left the practices of capital punishment. The United States did not stop the practice of capital punshment. If there is a slight mistake, in any of the executions, the inmate feels even more pain than usual. The gas chamber is one of the most painful of executions. "At first there is evidence of extreme horror, pain, and strangling. The eyes pop. The skin turns purple and the victim begins to drool"(Duffy, Clifton-San Quenton Penitentiary warden). ...read more.

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But once we factor that out , we are left with pure vengeance, and it does seem always repugnant to act on that." Thousands of people will attack the death penalty. They will give emotional speeches about the one innocent man or woman who might be executed. They are forgetting one crucial element, they are forgetting the thousands of victims who die every year from the hands of these evil, blood-thirsty murderers. Unfortunately, the death penalty is used so rarely currently that it isn't nearly as effective as it could be. If the punishment fits the crime, it is morally just to go as far as suitable, even to the limit of death. Capital punishment is an expression of society's moral outrage at offensive conduct. This expression of anger is essential in an ordered society. It asks us citizens to rely on legal procedures rather than to self-help their wrong doings. It is morally right to sentence a person to the death penalty who has commited a crime as serious as murder. If someone has murdered a person it is, "unethical to let the murderer live when you have an innocent person who is dead ." Capital punishment has to based entirely on consideration of justice and morality. ...read more.

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I feel strongly towards using capital punishment for punishment for unspeakable crimes. It is a deterrent for criminal activity because of its severity and it will never allow a murderer to kill again and destroy another family. The death penalty is not a problem if all avenues have been investigated and nothing is questionable. If a criminal performs a premediated heinous murder he should be put to death. And lets face it, many murders are premediated. It is that simple. Repeat offenders and people who enjoy killing do not deserve to walk our street. I feel that it is important to send a message to all future 'thrill-killers' that taking the life of another human is wrong and if they decide to try it, they must face the ultimate consequence-death. Capital puishment must be the standard by which each and every country abides by. If we cannot join together and defeat crime, it will certainly take us over. We can no longer sit and let our lives be terrorized. No longer can we sit back and watch criminals be released and then kill again. No longer must we human beings live our lives in fear. We must come together and draw the line on crime. For a cold blooded killer, capital punishment is the only true justice. ...read more.

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