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For the death penalty Opposed to the death penalty
Debate Score:42
Arguments:29
Total Votes:49
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Where do you stand on the death penalty?

This is a on-going debate based on opinion only....what say you?

For the death penalty

Side Score: 21
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Opposed to the death penalty

Side Score: 21

First things first, Wildcat, Nice Cleavage. ;)

Now that I got that out of the way, I'm all for anything that will help reduce rush hour traffic ;)

Side: For the death penalty
2 points

I stand just to the left of the Gallows pole.... any more questions ?

Side: For the death penalty
1 point

Nope...I now know exactly where you stand on this issue! LOL

Side: For the death penalty
2 points

Due Process of the LAW , then a rope is in order , makes for a deterrent , they should have public TV viewing so that all would be criminal might get the picture ...

Side: For the death penalty
2 points

I believe that people are more afraid of death than allmost anything else. In prison, they can go to college with government money, they can be fed. Death will lessen the people doing crime, becuase nowdays all they get is basically and education and food.

Side: For the death penalty

Anyone who has done something evil enough to warrant a sentence of more than 20 years in prison should be hanged, as a matter of principle.

Certain crimes should ALWAYS carry the death penalty, and be administered according to the severity of the criminal action.

Rape =Chipper Shredder

Robbery= Hanging

Pedophilia, child molestation=Chipper Shredder

Sale or manufacture of cocaine, methamphetamine,heroin.ecstacy =Chipper Shredder

Public Malfeasance in office by an elected official(of ANY rank) =Chipper Shredder

Illegal immigration first offence= leave on foot or be sent back across through Chipper Shredder.

Second offence = Chipper Shredder expess

Murder ( without good reason) Hanging or Chipper Shredder( victim's famlies disgression)

Welfare fraud=Hanging

Prisons don't work people, it's a fact.

Certainty of severe punishment does work, however.

Side: For the death penalty
Bohemian(3867) Disputed
3 points

I don't think Robbery, Drug sales, Illegal immigration, nor welfare fraud are serious enough offenses to merit the death penalty. I would recommend the death penalty only in the most heinous of crimes.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

I like the way you think Eliot...pedophiles should be put in to the chipper shredder pee-pee first!

Side: For the death penalty
ricedaragh(2521) Disputed
1 point

Are you taking the piss, an ecstasy dealer gets the same punishment as a Pedophile and rapist? A Chipper Shredder?

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

Some people deserve to die. You cant possibly say that a person who has raped 10 women and kill 3, who has ruined the lives for not only these people, but their family's, deserve to live.

Side: For the death penalty

Death, just because you forgive a person, doesn't mean they should not be punished. I think it shows more compashion then making them rott in a cell for 50 years.

Side: For the death penalty
1 point

Well, they never should have broken the law. Murderers kill, so they should be killed. That is all...

Side: For the death penalty
1 point

What if the person who is given the death penalty is later exonerated?

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
Kingly342(29) Disputed
1 point

What does exonerated mean? And you shouldn't use 'What ifs' in a debate.

Side: For the death penalty
2 points

Death. A terminal Punishment.

And who is to say, you got the right person?

Yes, they may have confessed, yes, they may have been found guilty, but is killing another memeber of society going to really justify the crime? You are just hurting another family.

If you say one life for another, then some judges in the world should get the death penalty.

The soldiers in war, protecting the world should get the death penalty?

Really, who are you hurting?

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
2 points

I find it funny how all the comments for the death penalty are filled with LOLs and putting pedophiles through chipper shredders.

The idea of putting people to death for a crime sounds nice to the common citizen. This is because of two reasons. First, they think to themselves, criminals are bad people; if we take those bad people out of this world, we will have a better world. Second, they are completely ignorant of the very concept of putting another human being, like themselves, to death.

To the first, we don't always know if a person is guilty; and even if they confess, it doesn't actually prove that they're guilty. To the second, some people are ignorant and always will be. There's nothing you can do about it.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty

we don't always know if a person is guilty; and even if they confess, it doesn't actually prove that they're guilty.

I don't care if they are guilty. I just don't want them on the road during rush hour traffic ;)

Side: Opposed to the death penalty

The death penalty has not been proven to be an effective enough threat to have a direct impact on crime rates. As such, the impact cannot be anything beyond revenge, which is, in my mind, not a justifiable reason to kill anyone.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

While it may be impossible to force criminals to repay their debt to society entirely, execution pays absolutely nothing back. Granted it may effectively cut a loss, but shouldn't we be forcing them to repay in whatever manner we can devise?

Mandatory blood and/or organ donation, forced labor, medical research, and the like make much more sense to me. Why waste valuable human resources?

For some of the worst crimes, a death sentence is getting out cheap!!

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

I opposed to death penalty because of it violated the rights of prisoners, it's cruel and unusual punishment because of it killed criminals. And it cost the state too much and it practically bankrupted the states. EU has no death penalty because of this, but stupid people in USA supported the death penalty because of they based the Bible as arguement for the death penalty and they think the death penalty will be lower the crime because of harsh nature, but really it is not. States with death penalty have a murder rate twice the states without death penalty. Prison for life is cheaper and ethical alternative to death penalty.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty

I oppose the death penalty. sure some people might deserve it but killing them is only making it worse.a wise man once said violence does not solve violence. so why even try? also, the death sentence is not really fair or useful. say you kill someone and commit homicide, but what makes the state better to do the same to you, huh? the death sentence is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. so its like you are punishing someone for a crime, but then you do the same crime or even worse as a punishment? so what i am trying to say is that the state basiclly calls the death sentence a "legal"crime. what sense does that make?! plus, the man/woman isn't going to learn anything or get a chance to really think things straight or possibly even get their life back together if they die before they get a chance.they are not getting true punishment by just ending their life, but if they actually serve time they get true punishment for the crimes.these are the things that cause war amongst the world today.we all make mistakes and sometimes we just dont learn, but no matter what mistake we make, no matter what wrong decision or step we take, we are all human on the inside. and just like you wouldnt want your family member to die, thats how the criminals family feels as well. if a criminal is put to life for murder, then at least the one family is hurt and grieving over their loss, but if the criminal is sentenced to death row, now two families are hurt and grieving, the victim AND the criminals families.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

Death penalty is cruel.It is ending a person's life without giving him a 2nd chance.They might have murdered people,but is this going to solve it?Maybe the person,when given 2nd chance will turn over a new leaf, and might even contribute greatly to the community.Death penalties take and steal one's future.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
1 point

I think the person should be able to choose if they want to be killed or spend a life in prison in serious cases

Side: Opposed to the death penalty

The Death Penalty is cruel and unusual punishment and it should be abolished.

Side: Opposed to the death penalty
Kingly342(29) Disputed
1 point

Criminals are cruel, so cruelty should be dealt to them. Society now is getting soft and 50 years in jail isn't good enough as a punishment.

Side: For the death penalty
1 point

If society is getting soft, why do you believe violent crime is decreasing drastically?

Side: Opposed to the death penalty