The Negative Views Of The Death Penalty In The Modern Society

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Does the state have the right to decide if someone deserves to die? According to 37 countries worldwide yes, it is their decision if a person deserves to be executed for their crimes (Robinson). However, the other 159 countries disagree with capital punishment because those countries, it is illegal to sentence someone to death for any crime they commit. The Church and different philosophers have conflicting views on capital punishment. So, is the death penalty moral and ethical in modern society or should it be abolished in all society’s immediately. The first recorded piece revolving around the death penalty in society is The Code of Hammurabi in circa 1800 B.C. which stated that the death penalty would be administered if one of 25 specific…show more content…
Furthermore, lots of members of society are coming to the same conclusion that capital punishment is unnecessary for our modern society. An example of a citizen against capital punishment is Brian Morley a writer for the Herald Sun who said “THE death penalty has no place in modern society. It is the most abhorrent act available to man.” Hence, Brian Morley believes that capital punishment is completely worthless in society and needs to be abolished everywhere. However, others have the complete opposite opinion on the death penalty. An example of this, is Dianne Feinstein, when she said “Yes, I support the death penalty. It is an issue that cannot be fudged or hedged.” Therefore, another section of society believes that the death penalty is complete necessary and unavoidable in today’s culture. Thus, it is seen that people have conflicting views and therefore is an issue in today’s society. The moral issue of capital punishment is, is it right for the state to take the life of a person. The church views this moral issue of capital punishment in two different ways. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is pro capital punishment. Which can be seen here in section 2267 of the Catechism of the Catholic
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