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...3). These are the reasons opponents of the death penalty use, and while they too are viable arguments, they too can be refuted by the other side.
The death penalty in the U.S. will continue to be a complex and controversial issue far into the foreseeable future. Public opinion will also continue to guide states in whether or not to keep the death penalty or get rid of it. However, since public opinion continuously fluctuates, it will be difficult to judge how Americans view it in the future. If the current approval ratings continue to go down, then Congress, or the Supreme Court might be able to act on it. Or, a horrendous event could occur that would significantly increase the approval rating for the death penalty. Either way, the future of the death penalty in the U.S. is questionable, and will continue to be questioned, as a part of the partisan political system.
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