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The Instigator
drummerdebator
Pro (for)
The Contender
AKmath2
Con (against)

the death penalty should be completely abolished, No exceptions

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/2/2019 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 487 times Debate No: 121139
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drummerdebator

Pro

The death penalty should be completely abolished. It is wrong to kill people. If we want to punish someone for killing someone else, Is it not hypocritical for us to kill them? Two wrongs do not make a right.
AKmath2

Con

I personally find it extremely dumb to argue against the death penalty. Unlike all other arguments in polotics, I don't understand how someone could not support capital punishment. Here is why I beleive it is good.

1. It is a cosmic injustice to allow a murderer to keep his life. - Dennis Prager
2. Killing murderers is society"s only way to teach how terrible murder is. The only real way a society can express its revulsion at any criminal behavior is through the punishment it metes out. If murderers all got 10 years in prison and thieves all got 20 years in prison, That would be society"s way of saying that thievery is worse than murder. A society that kills murderers is saying that murder is more heinous a crime than a society that keeps all its murderers alive. - Dennis Prager
3. It costs less to kill them than to keep them in a cell for life costing taxpayer moeney.
4. Your side of the argument is very flawed. Big difference between us and them. They murder, We kill. BIG DIFFERENCE, Learn them.
5. It can deter crime.
Now please prove to me why capital punishment should be outlawed.
Debate Round No. 1
drummerdebator

Pro

As a response to your first argument, That quote is fully an opinion, Not based in fact.
As a response to your second argument, Why would murderers ever get less time than thieves. Murderers should definitely be punished in some way.
In your third argument you are saying in essence that taxpayer money is more important than LIFE. Secondly, This part of your argument is false. "Matthew J. Hickman and law professor Robert C. Boruchowitz, With research support by Alexa D. O"Brien"determined that, On average, Oklahoma capital cases cost 3. 2 times more than non-capital cases. Reviewing 15 state studies of death penalty costs conducted between 2000 and 2016, The study found that, Across the country, Seeking the death penalty imposes an average of approximately $700, 000 more in case-level costs than not seeking death. " -Deathpenaltyinfo. Org.
AKmath2

Con

Yes the taxpayer money is more important than the life of a murderer, Yes. That is why he should be on the death row, As he does not DESERVE to keep on living in society. Yes but that's just the court case, Not all the decades the murderer spends in jail.
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Posted by CaydeTheVangaurd 3 years ago
CaydeTheVangaurd
I personally don't think that the death penalty should be used because I see it as a sort of sick "freedom" for those responsible, But just keep them locked up for life so that they can stay away from society.
Posted by billsands 3 years ago
billsands
eeforts should be made to try to make sure innocent people don't get hung that is the best argument you have, It isnt right to punish inncent people in any way, Corrupt cops should also be executed, , What the hell just kill everyone now!
Posted by billsands 3 years ago
billsands
even for baby raping pedophiles and people that make your mom cry for more? Come on that sound so noble but what do you tell the parents of a 14 year old girl raped by some drug addicted white power nazi? Regardless of race religion or even gender wrong doers must suffer for their evil acts, Kill them all, Let the lord almighty sort their wicked souls out
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