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Yes, deserve it. No. They don't deserve it.
Debate Score:39
Arguments:33
Total Votes:43
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 Yes, deserve it. (14)
 
 No. They don't deserve it. (19)

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Should death penalty exist?

Everyone has a chance to live, but should government provide chance to murderer? 

Yes, deserve it.

Side Score: 18
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No. They don't deserve it.

Side Score: 21
2 points

Death Penalty should only exist when a person take away somebody's life. Since he had stolen other's life, he had robbed away the victim everything. He'd should be prepared to receive the Death Penalty when he kill someone. He need to know his own sin.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
Liber(1718) Disputed
1 point

Death Penalty should only exist when a person take away somebody's life.

In what circumstance? Executioners take lives; should their lives be takes also?

Since he had stolen other's life, he had robbed away the victim everything.

Not enough reason to rob another person of everything. To put into terms which one may better understand: in the event that I rob you of all of your material possessions, should I, rather than being sent to prison, be likewise robbed of all of my personal material possessions?

He'd should be prepared to receive the Death Penalty when he kill someone.

What if the person being executed isn't the true killer? In that case, an innocent person - no different from the person who was killed in the first place - is also being robbed of everything.

He need to know his own sin.

Precisely why he oughtn't be killed: more time in prison = more time to acknowledge and regret his previous actions.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

Great. I totally agree with you. Death penalty is a killing, and this person have no rights to take somebody's life. It's a great sin. And i don't know how would i live if I would have taken someone's life...

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

I agree, if someone takes away somebody's life he should pay for it for what hes done. People know that killing is wrong and a sin so the killer should prepare for death penalty because he/she took away somebody's life.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
2 points

Yes, and it should be the punishment for most crimes.

At one time if you stole a horse, you got hung. If the death penalty existed for thieves, you wouldn't have to lock your doors.

Death to all, that break the law.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
nicknamechan(10) Disputed
1 point

You mean death to all that break the law? Which means the judge would break the law too. Because by giving a death penalty, the judges are taking away a life too. Now lets take a look at the international law on human rights, article 6 -

PART III

Article 6

1. Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life.

2. In countries which have not abolished the death penalty, sentence of death may be imposed only for the most serious crimes in accordance with the law in force at the time of the commission of the crime and not contrary to the provisions of the present Covenant and to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. This penalty can only be carried out pursuant to a final judgment rendered by a competent court.

3. When deprivation of life constitutes the crime of genocide, it is understood that nothing in this article shall authorize any State Party to the present Covenant to derogate in any way from any obligation assumed under the provisions of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

4. Anyone sentenced to death shall have the right to seek pardon or commutation of the sentence. Amnesty, pardon or commutation of the sentence of death may be granted in all cases.

5. Sentence of death shall not be imposed for crimes committed by persons below eighteen years of age and shall not be carried out on pregnant women.

6. Nothing in this article shall be invoked to delay or to prevent the abolition of capital punishment by any State Party to the present Covenant.

So, death penalty should only be implemented according to the severity of the crime.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
Thewayitis(3731) Disputed
1 point

I don't care what international law says, because the end result is the present.

We have become so concerned for the well being of the guilty, that we have taken away the rights of the innocent. The right to life, own property, and even the pursuit of happiness, all gone.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
klim07(62) Disputed
1 point

The death isn't the right way. He will be sitting in a prison for whole life after killing somebody. So, he will be punished there, and there's no need to kill him. Also there are a lot of cases when the person that didn't kill somebody was substituted he couldn't proof that and got killed.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
Thewayitis(3731) Disputed
1 point

The only ones being punished when a criminal is sent to jail is the tax payers. Why spend the money? I'd rather have tax money spent on society as a whole then on some rotten apples. How does lodging them and feed them benefit anyone?

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
2 points

I am voting for no side when it comes to my comment. My answer is different. I do believe somebody "deserves" to die if they take another life. It makes sense to me that they do. Even a person who brutally hurt a child or an animal. I don't think those kind of people deserve to live.

However, i still feel like it is wrong to kill them. They deserve it but my morality says to me that it is still wrong. Like Gaddafi. He allow his men to open fire on students protesting against him. So he deserves to get beat or have his life taken away from him. However, as i watch the video of Gaddafi getting beat, i still get the feel of wrong in the pit of my stomach. It just seems and looks wrong.

Maybe im just confused.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
klim07(62) Disputed
1 point

Every man is a God's creation, Of course he had no right to take the lives of young children, I was really enraged by his actions,but,nevertheless, I remain of the opinion that no one deserves to die.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.

I agree. If i were the rebels i wouldn't even do a tiny bit of what they did to the man. I still think he deserved it because that is how i feel. A murderer kills because that is how he feels. A rapists rapes because that is how he feels. I think he deserves it because that is how i feel. So i can't really change that unless i try hard...lol.

So i agree with you in a little way. I think he deserves to die, but i wish he hadn't because it feels wrong.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
Thewayitis(3731) Disputed
1 point

To my knowledge, no where did Jesus say that the two men hanging on the cross beside him didn't belong there.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
1 point

Death Penalty should exist because what if someone like killed your friend or family members would not you want to kill them too? For what they did to your friend or family member? He/She stole your friends life or family members life so like that's unforgivable you will remember that for the rest of your life so the killer deserves to die or the killer would kill more people. But make sure that, that is the real killer because if like your not sure if that's the real killer then you would have been robbed that innocent persons life.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
1 point

Unless someone is imprisoned for life there will be nothing safer than the death penalty - and crimes do happen inside prisons.

If someone had been sent to prison for something then who is to say they won't do it again?

| Side: People sometimes deserve it
2 points

I agree with the point of view that every person have got a chance for living. We mustn't decide who deserves to live and who is not. We don't know why does this person committed a crime.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
2 points

In keeping with my beliefs regarding the sanctity of life, I can neither accept nor condone the death penalty. Too many innocent people have recently been exonerated for the thinking person to willingly accept that some people should be killed, knowing full well of the possibility of error. Even in the event that the conclusion drawn by examination of the evidence is absolute (that is to say, completely free from error, if one can accept the possibility of such evidence existing), the taking of a human life in reprisal for a previous act is unacceptable and immoral.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

We are living in 21st century now. And death penalty is the cruelest punishment. There is still the chance, even for those people who fo you think will never change. Also, t isn’t effective in reducing reduce crime, it costs a whole lot more than life in prison, and worst of all, risks executions of innocent people. It is considered immoral by the majority of major religions.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

Couldn't understand your writing correctly... But, I've understood your point of view. Definitely, I agree with you. About religions I want to say that, I've never heard or saw that killing people was allowed in any religion. It says that every single life is important and that each person has it's own destiny. What can I tell about the murderers... Well, I guess, that something went wrong in their lives, they got puzzled, and nobody could help them to choose the right option. We can look at most cases of the violence, the reasons, why did they act like this, and the statics tells us that they are people with no family, they have lost their job, maybe their parents died young... So I can tell that they were exposed to the violence from the beginning of their lives.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
Republican2(349) Disputed
1 point

And death penalty is the cruelest punishment.

Killing and raping is quite cruel as well.

There is still the chance, even for those people who fo you think will never change.

Why should they be given the chance?

Also, t isn’t effective in reducing reduce crime

That's because it's hardly ever used. Criminals know that, so they aren't afraid of it.

it costs a whole lot more than life in prison

It most certainly does not. A 5 foot length of rope costs about $4. A .22 bullet costs about half a cent. It the ridiculous cycle of endless appeals that costs money.

and worst of all, risks executions of innocent people

You have a better chance of being struck by lightning than being wrongly convicted of a capital crime.

It is considered immoral by the majority of major religions.

Unless you mean Buddhism or Hinduism, no it's not.

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
1 point

Even those who have commited unforgivable acts of atrocity are capable of having conscious and feelings - they are merely hidden within all of those negative emotions. And such people have commited uunforgivable actions of atrocity because they were misguided into doing so. There IS eternal afterlife waiting for every individual but why should someone who has been so horribly misguided deserve to suffer the eternal wrath of an entirely merciless and extremely painful world. Since neither energy or mass can be destroyed, a soul is a form of being that has that same characteristic. This means that those souls that were supposedly destroyed in hell really went to a worse hell and then enlessly get destroyed and go to worse hells. So save those criminals before they die!

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

Yes, I agree with you, they will suffer much for the crimes they have made. I think that every action has it's consequences and everything is going to be judged.

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

It isn't unheard of that people have been sent to prison for a crime they have not done.

If the wrong person was killed then there could be a lot of problems for the government.

Another thing is that less people would apply for jobs such as barristers and judges for they may fear that sending someone to their death is simply a lack of morality.

| Side: It wouldn't be a good idea
1 point

I think, death penalty should not be exist, because we are people. People are they, who can change. But just I want to say that if someone rape the child I think it will be the right to punish them with death penalty. I so cruel , because children are saint

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
Bohemian(3469) Disputed
1 point

You do realize that you have just undermined your own argument, correct?

| Side: Yes, deserve it.
agosya(18) Disputed
1 point

First of all, I am against death penalty.... but if it related to children I am cruel! may be I undermined my argument, but for what I should be? for or against? you see my point of it....and I think it is main

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.
1 point

i belive that it shouldnt exsist because even if the person who is getting it killed someone they dont deserve it

| Side: No. They don't deserve it.


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