If a murderer was given a different punishment other than the death penalty, the human live(s) that perished would become less and less important. The death penalty is justified because in the Pledge of Allegiance we state “Liberty and Justice for all”. What better way to show this than to give deserving criminals the right punishment? (Phil 2) The Death Penalty has positive effects on murder victim’s families. Losing a loved one from old age, or sickness is a time of suffering that almost everyone will experience, but losing a loved one because they were brutally murdered is unexpected and much harder to overcome.
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The death penalty should be viewed as constitutional and ethical, for it has several beneficial attributes such as giving families closure, deterring murder, and it costs the government less money overall. The families of the victims, and in some cases the victims themselves, can benefit from the capital punishment as it gives them closure. When the executions take place, the families can finally dismiss any fear or anger left over from when the crime was committed. They can understand that they have been taken seriously and that it is finally all over. They can feel safe knowing that the condemned cannot take revenge.
Many people have been taught from birth that killing, stealing, lying and cheating is wrong. Most of us have been taught since a young age right from wrong, but how can we follow that example when our own country does not? If killing is wrong, why do states still allow it in the United States? Capital Punishment is killing; it is taking a human life, and yet we act like it is the perfect punishment or the right thing to do. Just because someone has killed does not mean it is okay to take their life; that just means more murder and more murderers.
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