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Debate Score:66
Arguments:34
Total Votes:70
Ended:03/25/13
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Should we form death penalty for drugs destribution?

If we introduce death penalty for drugs dealering, we decrease number of selling drugs and dealers will scare of such awful punishment. My opinion: Yes

Yes

Side Score: 36
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No

Side Score: 30
3 points

I think "Yes", because people understand only strict, cruel methods, they understand only power. We should punish dealers as punished pedophiles - straight and cruelly. And it helped to decrease number of pedophiles. Unfortunately, this law is legal in very few countries( And about dealers: We should crush them and allow electric chair.

Side: Yes
Jace(4706) Disputed
2 points

1. Extreme forms of punishment have not been shown to be effective deterrents.

2. The cause of drug distribution is the failure of the regular economy to support all of its members adequately. People deal drugs because it is a way to turn a profit, particularly when traditional avenues of gaining income are not accessible to them. If you truly want to reduce drug trade, start addressing social inequity and poverty.

3. Drug dealers and pedophiles are not comparable. The acts are entirely separate, and moreover pedophilia is a recognized mental disorder whereas drug dealing is not.

4. Strict punishment of pedophilia would not deter pedophilia because it is a mental illness. If you wish to reduce assaults on children then advocate for better mental health care.

5. We should not even have the death penalty to begin with. It is at least as heinous as the original crime, and in the case where someone did not die it is more heinous still.

Side: No
Del1176(4964) Disputed
1 point

Drug dealing is nothing like pedophilia unless you mean supplying underage kids with class A drugs but even then the trauma of drug use, although with all drugs can be severe, isn't synonymous with childhood rape.

Additionally, I think the main issue is to punish the suppliers, the dealers are pointless to direct the law at, they are as disposable as toilet paper to the suppliers, a new roll is just around the corner.

Side: No
1 point

Whoa. Pedophiles and Drug Dealers practically have no relation with each other. Why charge someone for such a minuscule crime? Death makes no sense. Electric chair for selling drugs? That's highly corrupt if government can kill you and you didn't really do much wrong.

Side: No
Del1176(4964) Disputed
2 points

Drug trade is extremely wrong and damaging to humanity.

Side: Yes
3 points

Yes, think that we should introduce death penalty for sale of drugs, because 40% deathes of all youngsters are because of using drugs.

Side: Yes
2 points

Yes, I agree with your opinion. I think countries need to allow death penalty for sale of drugs. I suggest to allow different forms of death penalty, except electric chair.

Side: Yes

Or we could legalize drugs. Then everyone could easily get the drugs they need, and no one would need to be punished.

Side: No
Del1176(4964) Disputed
4 points

While I am 100% on your side of resolution I still will debate against it because I want you to justify why Meth, Cocaine, LSD and Heroin should be legal.

Side: Yes

As long as we legalize pot, I don't really care about those other drugs. But if I were going to argue for them, I'd talk about how we're reliving prohibition, creating jobs for drug lords and causing violent crime, overcrowding our prisons with people who aren't dangerous criminals, taking away civil liberties, etc.

Side: Yes
1 point

Because the war on drugs has never worked, will never worked and just forces the the industry into the black market which is riddled with violence. LSD has also been shown to have medicinal use and is nonaddictive.

Side: No
Arlington(41) Disputed
1 point

One ought never have to justify why one's freedom ought to be restored; instead justification need be given if one's freedom is to be taken away. As it is, my freedom to purchase, produce, consume, and sell crystal, blow, acid, and H has been taken away. For what reason is this? I agree, meth's no good, I don't intend ever on going back to it, but I've got no real complaints on LSD or cocaine. Yeah, coke's addictive (so's the other kind of coke, y'know, cola), but LSD's not. LSD can make you go batshit wonkers, I've been there, whereas blow actually put me to sleep. Either way, I'm a physically fit, healthy, unharmed-by-infrequent-drug-use 17 year old. My goldfish bought lots of drugs, sold some, taken plenty of them, and its still swimming around in its vat of formaldehyde, happy as ever.

Side: No
Smarlen(48) Disputed
3 points

It is not the solution. Legalizing drugs give us control list of drugs. But nobody will can forbid any type. For example, if the government legalized drugs, there will be people, who want to get more money. They will sell more heavy drugs, such as LSD, heroine and others

Side: Yes

Why should someone be killed for selling someone weed? Really?

Side: No
Smarlen(48) Disputed
3 points

Sale of drugs is the same as murder. When Dealers sell drugs - they make other people dependent. After that, dealers slowly kill them.

Side: Yes
1 point

Even I have to admit this is a very dumb idea.

Side: No
3 points

I oppose the death penalty. It is only okay to kill if there is an imminent threat to life or civil liberties.

Side: No
3 points

No, drugs are part of human culture, and have provided incredible insights to the human psyche and the universe. They should get a Nobel prize

Side: No

This would be ridiculous. Why kill someone who needed some money? What if they had a situation going on? Killing them just makes us look dictatorial and brutalic.

Side: No

No.

This is the scenario (in most cases) with drug dealers when faced with the potential to be arrested.

They accept that it's a possibility, and they either run, knowing the sentence will be unpleasant or don't run knowing the sentence will be longer if they did run.

When the death penalty is an option you offer them a new ultimatum.

Run and try desperately not to get caught because they don't want to die, or kill the officer because they don't want to die.

Most drug dealers sell because they have no other choice, or limited choices, and they are fighting for their lives.

The fight with other drug dealers is one that often ends in death, because they will lose the chance to get the money that will support them.

If death penalty for selling becomes an option the fight for life will now be against other drug dealers, and against anyone seeking to arrest them

Side: No