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The Issue Surrounding the Death Penalty

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The Issue Surrounding the Death Penalty

The death penalty has become and still is a big issue in the United States. Anyone

who lives in the United States or has lived in the United States has felt the effects of the

death penalty. What the death penalty means is that a state can legally kill a person if that

person was tried and convicted of a crime and then sentenced to the death penalty. The

death penalty is only used for certain crimes that fall into the criteria for the death penalty

to be used. This form of punishment has been around for quite a while in some, not all, of

the states in the United States. Texas is one of those states where the death penalty in use.

Since I live in Texas, I feel the effects of the death penalty. In my opinion, I believe the

death penalty works and is an excellent form of punishment. One reason I believe this is

because I don’t think that someone should be able to live their own life if they took

someone else’s life or intended to take someone else’s life. Another reason I believe this

is because I don’t think that other forms of punishments really work for such crimes.

I believe the death penalty works and is an excellent form of punishment. I believe

this because I feel that if a person can commit such a crime to end someone else’s life then

they should not be able to have and enjoy their own life. I just don’t think it is fair. I

understand that maybe a person might not have had the intention to kill someone else such

as maybe in a car crash or even for self protection. Although most of the time that is not

the case and if that is so then I feel the death penalty is a great idea. Mainly I just don’t

like to see a criminal go to prison for a while and then be let out and still have his life to

enjoy after he or she has ended someone else’s life and caused many people that were

close to that person to hurt tremendously.

There are many people with just the opposite opinion and with completely different

views on the death penalty. Most of these people believe that there is better form of

punishment than the death penalty. One of those other forms of punishment is life in
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