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Death Penalty

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Death Penalty Many victims of murdered people say that the death penalty should be re-introduced in to our society. They say that the murderer doesn't deserve to live while others argue the point. I will examine the arguments on both sides. If we turn to the bible for some advice whether or not to re-introduce the death penalty we can find help in the Old Testament. The covenant recorded in Genesis 9 says, "whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed." This is the same as what the Old Testament teaches us stating, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." Does this mean that if someone murders our loved ones that we should have the right to kill them? ...read more.

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Why not bring back the death penalty and let our loved ones be happy? Prisons also cost a great deal of money to run and maintain and it is all paid for out of our taxes. If the death penalty was re-introduced then taxes may be lower or the money could be put to a better cause like cancer research because there would be fewer prisoners in prison because of executions. That was all the points towards or for the death penalty. Now for the bad points. Yet again if we look to the bible this time we will look at the New Testament we will see in John chapter 8 verse 7, "He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." This shows us that no one should be allowed to kill anyone because they have all sinned before. ...read more.

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Could you live with the guilty conscience of murdering an innocent person? An even better question to ask you would be. Could you or would you execute a child? There have been a few incidents in the past where a child of 10 or 11 has went up in court for manslaughter. Like 2 year old Jamie Bulger was murder and the children that committed the felony where taken to court. Would you put them to death? Should the death penalty really be re-introduced or is it just an emotional outburst from all those who have lost loved ones? If it re-introduced then the murder rate may become lower because they are afraid of dying. But would the death penalty result in fewer murders? Sixty-six people were put to death in the USA in 2001. The people who have lost will feel less pain but what if someone is wrongly accused? What then? What do you think??? ...read more.

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