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28
23
yes definatly no way
Debate Score:51
Arguments:33
Total Votes:58
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death penalty unjust?

is the death penalty non constitutional

yes definatly

Side Score: 28
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no way

Side Score: 23

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

Side: yes definatly
John_C_1812(279) Disputed
1 point

Capital Punishment at best is only cruel punishment. It cannot qualify at all as unusual punishment every one who lives will also in fact die. Most accidental deaths, or death from illness are dealt to us by fate as punishment for behavior. Why many standards of cruel are based on the conditions set by a persons conduct. What is cruel to one persons standard of actions may not be cruel to another's.

By Constitutional principle we are taking about Capital Punishment.

Side: no way
1 point

It cannot qualify at all as unusual punishment every one who lives will also in fact die.

Not by inhaling toxic gas you fool. Neither do they endure the psychological torture of knowing exactly when they are going to die.

Side: yes definatly

no matter what peopple say it is murder palin and simple and murder is illegal

Side: yes definatly
1 point

I agree with you. Murderer's family will panic. Actually if nobody don't do anything bad, death penalty will disappear.

Side: Yes Definatly
1 point

"say it is murder"

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being. Since this death is being achieved by law itself, how exactly is it murder?

Side: NO WAY
4 points

it is still murder and they are still tyrants and hipocrites since they kill which is why the criminal is being punished and it is also unconstitutional due ti the fact that it violates the 8th amendment since people can watch like midevile times

Side: Yes Definatly
1 point

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human being. Since this death is being achieved by law itself, how exactly is it murder?

Jesus Christ, are you retarded? So basically you are saying you have absolutely no moral problem with killing provided the state tells you it is OK?

The irony is that it is exactly people like you which the state needs to execute. People who have no problem with killing other people as long as they aren't going to get punished for it.

Side: yes definatly
2 points

Hello one,

The problem with the death penalty is, by the time it’s carried out, the condemned person has already served a life sentence. Looks like double jeopardy to me.

excon

Side: yes definatly
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
0 points

No Super Stupid that is not Double Jeopardy but please try again LMMFAO

Side: no way
2 points

The death penalty is no more or less unjust than jailing itself. The three unalienable rights are Life, Liberty and Persuit of Happiness. If Jailing people normaly takes away two of those three rights and people claim in just, than taking away the third right as a last resort punishment should not be anymore unjust than taking away the other three.

Side: NO WAY
0 points

good point but you have to keep in mind that they are human and that although they deserve to be punished the death penalty is not right also death penalty costs more

Side: Yes Definatly
PrincessDJ(4) Disputed
2 points

While it is true that the death penalty is costly, that has nothing to do with the moral issue that we are disscussing here. While the penalty should be dealt with delicatly due to cost- this does not make the death penalty unjust. Only that we need to be careful with whom we chose to eliminate. As an example, Bin Laden was a man who needed to be killed- he served no good in this world.

Also you fail to explain "that although they deserve to be punished, the death penalty is not right." It was a weak statement with no clarification or justification.

Side: NO WAY
Blitz77(29) Disputed
1 point

It costs the state government up to a million dollars over a lifetime to keep a person jailed up for a life sentence. While it costs a grand total of $83.45 in medication for Lethal Injection. Do the math

Side: NO WAY
2 points

i blv tht such scum deserve what happens to them...they had no second thoughts when they did what they did...yet they did it...so why have mercy on them when they had no mercy on the innocent ones they hurt??

Side: NO WAY
2 points

so why have mercy on them when they had no mercy on the innocent ones they hurt??

Because we're different from the criminal.

Side: no way

Was it unjust that which they did that landed them in death row? They choose to have all rights revoked when they killed someone. I'll loose no sleep over what punishment scum gets.

Side: NO WAY
1 point

just for the fun of debate i will opose you first off every one has unalienable rights which cannot be taken second its cruel and unusual because people can watch

Side: Yes Definatly
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

In the spirit of things, I will refute you. If unalienable rights cannot be taken, then how did their victims right to life get terminated?

There are many things that are cruel and unusual, but perfectly legal. Shoving old people into nursing homes, bull fighting, etc. and society watches as these things happen.

Side: NO WAY
1 point

The United States has an eye for an eye policy against people who do some of the worst things imaginable. What if someone you knew was kidnapped, raped multiple times and finally killed.

That person does not deserve the right to live. If there was anything unjust about our Capital Punishment system is that we let these people spend 15 years making useless appeals.

I admit that there is flaws in our current method of execution (Lethal Injection) due to a lot of these people have bad veins. Because they have had a history of IV drug abuse. We should bring back hanging and that should end the "Cruel & Unusual Punishment" argument that takes up too much time in the US Supreme Court.

Side: NO WAY
2 points

What if someone you knew was kidnapped, raped multiple times and finally killed

I'd be sad but I would not let hatred control me.

If I have compassion with my love one, I had compassion also with the inmate.

Let just say, the inmate is out of his mind and he needs rehab.

And we can't redo the past so just make peace at the mess and don't make another mess.

Side: yes definatly