The Instigator
marge11
Con (against)
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The Contender
mariahsaywhaaa
Pro (for)
Winning
98 Points

death penalty

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 14 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 60,117 times Debate No: 161
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marge11

Con

two wrongs don't make a right. killing people who kill people isn't teaching anyone anything except to reciprocate with something more dramatic and unnecessary.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

Okay good point, but putting a mass murder in jail and having tax payers pay for 3 square meals and a pretty decent life isn't teaching anyone especially them any lesions.
Debate Round No. 1
marge11

Con

everyone makes mistakes, some worse than others. but everyone deserves a second chance. if someone would go as far to intentionally kill someone, then something must be clinically wrong with them. whether it's out of anger, envy, or jealousy they have a twisted way of thinking that killing the person who is making them feel like that is the best way to go. anyone who thinks like that should see a therapist, not be considered a liability to our country.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

if someone does "go insane" and kills a mass amount of people or even just one, and is convicted who do you think is paying for there therapist?!
Debate Round No. 2
marge11

Con

the same people who are paying to keep them in prison. the same people who pay for their meals. the same people who pay for lethal injection. it's more convenient and saves money to use capitol punishment over a life sentence, but no one has the authority to chose whether someone lives or dies.
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

it's not that it's just cheaper but if no one has that authority to take someone else's life then the person that commited that crime must reap the same doing. if someone decides one day to take someones life for no good reason then they should in my opinion get the same treatment.

"an eye for an eye"
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by IraqiStateOfAmerica 14 years ago
IraqiStateOfAmerica
A lot of points where not touched on this debate. It seemed more of a instant message chat on AIM then an actual debate. Just my opinion though.
Posted by easy2know 14 years ago
easy2know
Today New Jersey signed a bill banning the death penalty, some European country's already thanked New Jerseys governor. Merry Christmas New Jersey...what a blessing..:o)
Posted by griffinisright 14 years ago
griffinisright
Well marge11 I must say I agree with your stance but I don't think you won this debate. I am sorry but you should get more references and statistics. Not bad though. Better luck next time!
Posted by Ineffablesquirrel 14 years ago
Ineffablesquirrel
That's one of the many psychological defense mechanisms known as "projection."

[Perhaps someone would like to comment on the debate at hand? Anyone?]
Posted by marge11 14 years ago
marge11
"they would be if you stopped talking"

lmao
Posted by nene_cinci 14 years ago
nene_cinci
they would be if you stopped talking.
Posted by Ineffablesquirrel 14 years ago
Ineffablesquirrel
Ah, the levels of maturity in this debate forum are certainly higher now...
Posted by nene_cinci 14 years ago
nene_cinci
Wow you are really lost in your own little world that is narrowed by only your wrong opinion. whatever, Im done talking to an imbecile. you dont know what your talking about.
Posted by Ineffablesquirrel 14 years ago
Ineffablesquirrel
Executions are designed to be quicker and less painful (I am not denying that some executions get botched). I am merely stating that living life out in prison is worse than a simple death. Ask the average person, "would you like death (your choice of method) or spending the rest of your life in prison?" and most people will answer that death is more desired. Prison is bad for mental, emotional, psychological, and physical states. Essentially it is a torture of your mind, body, soul as it is implemented nowadays. Gone are the days of rehabilitation. Here are the days of "tough on crime" punishments.
Posted by nene_cinci 14 years ago
nene_cinci
but still how could you know that execution is quicker and less painful. that statement (as a whole) doesn't help agree with me at all.
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