The argument to the above is that the death penalty does not bring back any victim to life, therefore, unnecessary. Just because someone has taken a life, it doesn’t mean that the convict’s life should also be taken. Is it fair to take a bad situation and make it worse? The death penalty will never sweep away the emotions and feelings of grief that the relatives and friends feel. Murdering the convicted murder would only cause more grief for his family, therefore, over time, grieving would become commonplace.
The death penalty is immoral and should be abolished due to its high costs, its ability to give the criminals an “easy way out,” it leaves too much room for error, and most importantly, it goes against God’s way of a natural death. As it is stated best in the Bible, “There is only one lawgiver and judge, He who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?” (King James Bible, James 4:12). A common misconception with the death penalty is that people think it costs less than to keep the convicted in prison for life. This is not true.
Letting a criminal roam free with those who have never committed a crime is unfair. They lost their rights when they committed a crime, therefore they shouldn’t be given the same freedom as those who are innocent. The death penalty can be utilized as a scare tactic. People are afraid of dying, what better way to keep them from committing crimes? Evidence against criminals has always been a little difficult to gather.
It is therefore impossible to determine how many innocent people have been executed by a flawed system. Human error is inevitable, but when it comes at the cost of a life, possibly an innocent one, the justice system cannot stand to be wrong. One man exonerated from death row claimed, “You can release an innocent man from prison, but you can’t release him from the grave”
It is because we have no words to express their pain properly, that death penalty proponents fail to make stir sympathy, they have no way of expressing what it feels like to know the time of your death ahead of time, how it feels to be electrocuted, hung, shot, or poisoned. "Why not lock up criminals for life if the death penalty is not a deterrent?" pro-Death Penalty advocates ask. Because putting a person in jail for life doesn't put an end to their murdering. While... ... middle of paper ... ...ames.
Everyone has fear, and capital punishment no doubt deters murders. Many people say you can't fight violence with violence, and what's the difference in the government killing people and the murderers killing someone. Well, America didn't become the country they are today by sitting back and doing nothing. We had to fight to better our country, so in this case, violence did solve something. Our country is basically at war w... ... middle of paper ... ... More guilty people are found innocent opposed to innocent people being found guilty.
It could be on accident, out of self-defense, out of mental instability, or pure revenge. You can’t give the death penalty to all of these people because their intensions were all different. The mentally unstable person should not be sentenced to death because it is possible that he or she was completely unaware of their actions and should be admitted into an institution. They will be punished in other ways and society will still get justice from it. Killing out of self-defense is never questioned for the death penalty, yet the outcome is still the same; a person is dead.
There are a vast number of people who believe that increasing the use of the death penalty will abate the crime rate. Not true. While a criminal is in the process of committing a crime, chances are that he is not contemplating what his punishment will be for his actions. More than likely his thoughts are upon getting what he wants, whether it be something tangible, such as money, or something as ... ... middle of paper ... ... use of capital punishment will not affect the crime rate of an area in any such way. The third and possibly the most important reason why capital punishment should be eliminated is because what is stated in the Bible.
Instead families feelings are remorsefully saddened for executions. Over and over studies have shown that the death penalty does not work as deterrence to crime. And costs are so driven up by death penalty cases. Ultimately the death penalty is a permanent death consent. Why murder others for murders?
Finally, the death penalty also denies the sanctity of life; by executing people, the action does not protect their life and, therefore, denies the sanctity of a human being’s right to be alive in the world. There is a lot of tension between whether or not capital punishment is a moral thing. Capital punishment is only a good punishment to a certain extent because it takes away a criminal capable of more awful things. Many people think that capital punishment should continue to be a form of punishment and should be used throughout the country and world. If people on death row could be charged without a doubt and be executed at the time they are proven guilty, many problems could be resolved such as exoneration.