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Yes, I do. No, I don't.
Debate Score:63
Arguments:35
Total Votes:71
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Do you believe in the Death Penalty?

Many people argue over whether or not the Death Penalty is right or wrong, and whether or not it should be allowed. What is your opinion on the matter?

Yes, I do.

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No, I don't.

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7 points

Do you believe in the Death Penalty?

yes it has proof that it exists.

Side: Yes, I do.

Thank you for your sarcasm, it is greatly appreciated... (:

Side: Yes, I do.
3 points

couldn't resist it once I saw how the debate was titled :)

Side: Yes, I do.
1 point

I love your satire. LOL. ;)

Side: Yes, I do.
2 points

If the justice system is organized and operated correctly, then I believe the death penalty should be used, but it should only be used in very severe cases.

Side: Yes, I do.
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If the judicial system is effective, then the death penalty should be used in severe cases.

Side: Yes, I do.

Yes I do. But the government today has made it much harder, more complicated, and alot more expensive then it really needs to be.

Side: Yes, I do.

To state my opinion, I believe in the death penalty. I feel that it is a good punishment for those who deserve it for the severe crimes in which they have committed. Many people fear death, even those who kill. So taking their life away is the ultimate punishment. However, there are people who don't fear death, in this case the death penalty doesn't really serve its purpose as far as 'punishment' goes. But it still brings justice to the public, and people personally involved in whatever crime was committed. Plus, It can also be dangerous for example if someone is getting the death penalty, yet they have been wrongly accused (Which has happened) I find that to be a flaw in the Death penalty, however nowadays we have more advanced technology and resources to where this is not a huge issue. So all in all I believe in the death penalty. But I also can see how some people would disagree with it.

Side: Yes, I do.

I say death penalty for everyone, if you're commiting anything as high as a minor felony.

Kill all of 'em so we spend less sheltering and feeding them.

Side: Yes, I do.

I definitely support the death penalty, however unless something can be done about the cost it's just not feasible. It's much cheaper to lock them up for life.

"California could save $1 billion over five years by replacing the death penalty with permanent imprisonment."

"The death penalty is much more expensive than life without parole because the Constitution requires a long and complex judicial process for capital cases. This process is needed in order to ensure that innocent men and woman are not executed for crimes they did not commit, and even with these protections the risk of executing an innocent person can not be completely eliminated."

http://www.deathpenalty.org/article.php?id=42

Side: Yes, I do.
1 point

All though I don't think that the death penalty is not warranted from this:

The death penalty is not a punishment, but is rather for the safety of others. Punishments are imposed on one for that person to learn. However, the death penalty does not give one the chance to rehabilitate and change, but rather for the safety of others; One can break out and again or commit what is not conform to our laws (Which are legislated based upon what we think of morality).

Side: Yes, I do.
1 point

They kill, so they should be killed. It's that simple. They cause torment for many people, so the cruelty they dealt should be dealt to them.

Side: Yes, I do.
2 points

So do you believe society's justice system should be based on revenge, essentially?

Side: No, I don't.
LoveU(348) Disputed
1 point

they should be killed.

Killers think the same thing .

Side: No, I don't.
3 points

The only time that it is morally acceptable to kill another human being is if there is an imminent threat to life or loss of civil liberties.

Side: No, I don't.
Cambriel(711) Disputed
1 point

Well, what if the person is a criminal, and he has killed a lot of people, and he would POSSIBLY kill more people.. is that morally acceptable to kill him?

Side: Yes, I do.
sayyad99(773) Disputed
0 points

Do you see a difference between someone who kills another civilian for their selfish greed and blatant violation of law from the state that executes someone for the greater good of the people they serve?

Side: Yes, I do.
2 points

No, in 99.999&#xof; the time there are other options, states still allow the death penalty because its not cheap to keep people in jail. Unless you are extremly mentally unstable and are not able to recive treatment and you are still a risk for the public, crimminal should be kept alive.

Side: No, I don't.
2 points

Death is simply a gift for a person who has done something horribly wrong. Slow, mental torture, instead of death should be inflicted on the persons who commit the most heinous of crimes.

Side: No, I don't.
sayyad99(773) Disputed
1 point

I believe that would be a violation of the 8th amendment to the U.S Constitution and various underlying principles of applying punishment in a swift manner.

Side: Yes, I do.
judgemaster(265) Disputed
2 points

Applying punishment in a swift manner ends the matter quickly for the perpetrator, thus giving him a gift instead of a punishment.

Side: No, I don't.

people that support the death penalty are hypocrites. "we killed the killer because killing is bad"

Side: No, I don't.
2 points

There is no time that killing is justifiable, the death penalty is hypocritical and it shows how messed up/troubled someone is if they wish death on someone. I personally would never wish death penalty on someone no matter what they did to me/family/friends I would just want them in jail for a life sentence because then the threat is pretty much over.

Side: No, I don't.
2 points

I dont agree with it, but that doesn't mean to say that I think criminals should be let off. I just don't think or feel that anybody should have the right to end somebodies life, because that person has a family too and friends, also in some countries the seat penalty is for the stupidest crimes.

The life sentence really needs to be for a life time not only 30 years or what ever it is, but the death penalty is no morally or ethically correct.

Side: No, I don't.

The Death Penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. I do believe in Life Imprisonment.

Side: No, I don't.
1 point

I don't believe in anything or anyone.

Side: No, I don't.
1 point

Well, this is a debating website. Somehow, I don't think your statement will hold up in a proper debate. Mind elaborating?

Side: Yes, I do.
nummi(1435) Disputed
4 points

Death penalty has nothing to do with belief. Believing in anything is like being religious, and that is bad. I either know or don't know, trust or don't trust. Belief is irrational and just pointless.

Side: No, I don't.