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The quality that distinguishes a vital and functional being from a dead body is called life. We as people are entitled to life here on earth. No human being should take the life of another human being. Whether it is by law or done by a heinous crime, killing is still immoral. Some countries have legalized the death penalty as punishment for crimes committed, but how can it be effective?
When the death penalty is not carried out, then families of the murdered victim recognize the value of the victim’s life is insignificant and the person that has committed the crime has the greater life of being able to continue living while in prison on death row. Many people argue for the death penalty with the case that is someone commits a violent crime, they should be put to death. Should anyone argue that if you take a human life, they will be able to live in prison and serve time and live, not to die by lethal injection or any of the other forms of capital punishment immediately? The argument for anyone in prison to not be punished and put to death is a crime within itself. It is the belief of many that capital punishment is cruel and unjust.
The death penalty is a capital punishment given to those who commit murder, treason, arson, and rape. The Roman law declared that, death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement (“Part 1”). In the late 20th century, lethal injections took over some forms of executions. A growing debate over abolition of capital punishment has shifted because it violated several U.S. Constitution’s amendments (Zimring). Since, the death penalty was approved there has been several people against it.
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One steals from those who have stolen from him, one wrongs those who have wronged him, but do we really have the right to kill those who have killed. We have a certain privilege on our own lives, but do the lives of others belong to us as well? Do we have the right to decide the kind of lives others can or cannot live? Capital punishment is a very delicate subject pertaining to how people are taking a stand on it. Execution has been going on for centuries.
Death sentences were carried out by such means as crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement. Now in today’s society the most common methods of execution are; firing squad, hanging, and in recent years: lethal injection which is undeniably more humane than any other form of execution throughout history. The death penalty has been used to protect society from the iniquities that mankind has presented itself. The criminals, rapists, murderers, and sadists, who harm innocent people, should undeniably forfeit their own right to live as Margaret Thatcher has stated. The use of capital punishment is essential to the security of our nation and the justice in which those who are innocent and those who are the victims deserve.