An easy way to answer these questions is to totally nullify capital punishment completely. One reason why the death penalty is so controversial is because many feel its cruel ways of punishment are unnecessary, even if the crime is murder, whether it be premeditated or unintentional. They believe there are other ways of condemnation besides execution. In the case of an unintentional death feelings are that the perpetrators should have the right to live, but have to face each day with the fact that they killed someone weighing on their conscience. On the other hand, such as with a voluntary murder, the ideas are somewhat similar.
Of course, it is really hard to fight back the pains and endure it. However, people still want to live as long as they can. Euthanasia is nothing less than forcefully ending ones life. Legalized euthanasia would not be effective because some people will ask to die by pressure, some irresponsible doctors would let the patients die or kill them and it will ruin the future of medical advancement. Works Cited “Doctors and power”.
My main issue is the use of the word fear in such context. It seems illogical to pose that one can fear death as it would suggest we knew exactly what death was and that we knew that death was a bad thing. Since we have neither answer to any of these questions it seems irrational to fear death. Undoubtedly death evokes some form of an emotional response but is it really fear that we feel. It seems that we all have a fear of the unknown and the fact death is the ultimate unknown could be why we fear it?
These numbers are way too high; errors like this should be caught right away. Wasting years of a mans life, or ending it all together is not what America should stand for. Without the death penalty, an innocent man will at least be able to pick up where he left off, and not be wrongfully executed. Mistakes like these do not need to be made. Another big issue with killing an innocent person is the case remains closed forever.
The union spy planted a seed of hearsay into Farquhar’s mind and Farquhar’s desires allowed this seed to sprout into what he saw as a possibility for acknowledgement and commendation. One can tell that Farquhar was consumed by the thought of being a war hero. His willingness to serve the confederacy is what dooms his life after he is caught trying to burn the bridge and stop the unions progression into the south. After his capture Farquhar is sentenced to death by hanging, when the noose slipped around his neck the only thoughts going through his head were those of escape, how he would do it and what he would do if he did. Before he knew it the sergeant stepped aside and Farquhar fell though the bridge to his death, but this is not the e... ... middle of paper ... ...ay to end such a captivating story, but for those who were able to catch on it may actually seem quite peaceful.
In this particular story the Union is the enemy and they are seemingly killing a fairly innocent man because he was just protecting his way of life. Even though all of this is true the reader is still compelled to want to believe in the story and wish for the escape of Peyton Farquhar. I believe that this story not only pertains to a period of 150 years ago but also to today. Don’t judge something as being the truth until you really know what's going on and also the realistic notion that not everything is the world is all butterflies and rainbows.
According Van den Haag (1983) death penalty is the best way to deter murder for the reason that death is what mostly horrifies people. He believes that there is no other way, even life imprisonment can not deter murder to the extent of death penalty, and moreover he argues that in order to prevent future homicides it is better to sentence killers to death. However, those who oppose death penalty strictly believe that death penalty is not efficient way to decrease rate of crimes. American Civil Liberties Union (2007) argues that long term imprisonment is not inferior to death penal... ... middle of paper ... ...h and guilty than if you are poorer and innocent” (as cited in Bedau and Cassell, 2004). So, poor people are more likely to be sentenced to death and some of them may be innocent, and terrifying consequence is that once death penalty is imposed it can never be taken back again.
Moreover, that law faced challenges from right-to-life opponents and the Justice Department, which w... ... middle of paper ... ...e patient's wishes, that death be postponed by every means available is contrary to law and practice. It would also be cruel and inhumane. As time goes on, I can only hope that assisted suicide will be in the public more often, and thought through the terminally ill patient’s perspective. I am 100% for PAS and I believe that it is the patient’s choice on whether or not he/she wishes to continue with the pain. The choice of life should be a single human’s choice, and no one else’s.
There are many reasons as to why I believe the death penalty should be legalized in all states, including deterrence and retribution. In contrast, critics view the death penalty as unconstitutional and irrevocable. The use of capital punishment greatly discourages any wrongdoers from committing any crime such as murder. Many people’s greatest fear is death; therefore if they know that death is a possible consequence for their actions, they are less likely to perform such actions. Ernest van den Haag, a professor and author of “Punishing Criminals:Concerning a Very Old and Painful Question” wrote about the issue of deterrence: “…capital punishment is likely to deter more than other punishments because people fear death more than anything else.
The thought that the death penalty has little to no effect in the prevention of murder is an absurd view. Personally I know if I was in the position of a would be murderer the thought of my life ending would be sufficient enough to not go through with it. One of the most basic instincts of humans is self-preservation. Self-preservation is defined as the natural inclination towards the protection of oneself from harm. Having the knowledge that killing or committing brutal acts such as rape could cost you your own life certainly brings up a major issue with human nature.