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should should not
Debate Score:4
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should pennsylvania have the death penalty

do you think Pennsylvania should have the death penalty 


Side Score: 1

should not

Side Score: 3
1 point

I believe every State as well as the federal government should have the death penalty. Please reference the following article by C.S Lewis demonstrating how the alternative to the death penalty, dubbed the "Humanitarian Theory of Punishment", is in fact worse than the death penalty. (Fun fact, no one wanted to hear his position in England, so it was published in Australia).

Supporting Evidence: C.S Lewis on The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment (
Side: should
2 points

should pennsylvania have the death penalty

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Side: should not
1 point

It is a tough question,because there are people who have a mental illness.The death penalty should be raised but not to much and make it a fast and painless death.So I guess I would be on the other side.But I it should have a lower death penalty.

Side: should not