The state and federal governments can deem any individual convicted of a horrid crime fit and that individual can be subject to execution. "We see the death penalty as perpetuating a cycle of violence and promoting a sense of vengeance in our culture….we cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing” (U.S. Catholic Conference). Killing is wrong, whether it’s an action portrayed by a single person or a government. How is killing people who kill people going to act as a deterrent for murder? If anything it encourages it, condones it even, giving off the message: murder is okay... ... middle of paper ... ... for their sakes, before he received his lethal injection” (Thorson).
While this is not true, this does not quiet the voices of people arguing for capital punishment. The issue of death penalty is wholly unconstitutional as it goes against our rights undoubtedly stated in the Constitution. The death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, is the sentence of death after a trial finding the suspect guilty and/or responsible for a crime (“Pros & Cons of the Death Penalty). The road to the actual concept of capital punishment was paved and molded by laws that were stated in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon in eighteenth century B.C. (“Introduction to the Death Penalty”).
Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Fear is used in the death penalty as a way to deter people from murder and provide justice for the victims. The death penalty can be executed in many different ways: lethal injection, electrocution, hanging, firing squad, and gas chamber. Due to economic issues, we believe that death penalty should be carried out by hanging. The death penalty is very controversial nationwide.
Death Penalty Information Center, 01 Apr 2011. Web. . “History of the Death Penalty.” Death Penalty Information Center. Death Penalty Information Center, 01 Apr 2011.
Since the beginning of modern law, capital punishment has been present in our world. Ranging from the guillotine to lethal injection, over time people have discovered more “humane” ways to execute a convicted criminal. Opinions on the subject may vary depending on certain situations, such as the victim being a family member or close friend. Although there are solid pro-arguments for the death penalty I believe there is enough evidence that implies it should not be legal in any way, shape or form. Imagine if you knew the day and exact time that you would die.