In conclusion, the death penalty is inhumane because it goes against the constitution and violates the eight amendment by showing cruel and unusual punishment towards people who have been put on death row. People on death row experience abuse both physically and emotionally. The death penalty is also an unsuccessful fear tactic and arbitrary because some criminals will commit crime no matter what the consequences are , and it is arbitrary cause it is a random selection process for who will be sentenced to death and who will not be sentenced to death. The death penalty is also biased because men and African Americans are more likely to be sentenced to death . The reasons stated above are just some of the reasons the death penalty should be abolished.
This view severely restricts judges in dealing with new issues that our forefathers could not have possibly envisioned. The inability of "originalist" to deal with modern and future problems displays a need for Supreme Court judges to be able to interpret laws from the Constitution. Without this ability it would be doubtful if people today could claim a general right to privacy. The Griswald case involved a bizarre law that forbade the use of condoms in the hope that it would prevent adulterous affairs. This deduction is as absurd as banning all sales of chocolate in order to prevent obesity.
In effect, what the critics of military tribunals would have the President do is turn enemy belligerents over to civilian law enforcement authorities for prosecution. To do so, however, would not only be unprecedented, but would set a horrifically bad precedent. I support the tribunals and believe it does not violate established criminal justice procedures in place in the United States. We as a country have to accept the necessary changes to ensure the survival of our culture and way of life. REFERANCE Draft of Tribunal Rules Would Require Public Trials, Death-Penalty Unanimity By Jess Bravin.
For the average American it is hard to understand why the government does not viciously target extremist groups like the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party; but it is necessary to protect the rights of these groups or the overall rights of every citizen could be compromised. The fifties gave a good example of how the government could abuse the law and compromise the freedoms of the citizens. Senator Joseph McCarthy was at the spearhead to try and squash out the threat of communism. In the process of identifying supporters of the anti-American communistic ideas, McCarthy also investigated and sometimes ruined the lives of anyone that stood in his way. Many Americans were discredited before McCarthy and his actions were discovered as improper use of the Congressional investigation process.
However, many debates are rising between people about whether or not capital punishment is a good thing or a bad thing. Not everyone agrees with the idea of a person being put to death for a crime. One opposing argument for capital punishment is that it is hypocritical and immoral because it does the very thing the government is trying to stop. Another argument is the death penalty can kill innocent people if not fully proven guilty. 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.
What’s sad is that, all the blames went to the guns, not the shooters, but the guns! The government and the media kept giving out the wrong information to our society. They made guns the enemy in the public’s eyes, but in reality it’s the shooters state of mind. Recently, the Obama administration and the government leaders are trying to pass laws pertaining to gun control. They believe that by doing this, crimes would perish, and the wounds of the victims would mend; but they’re wrong.
Although there are many possible reasons as to why approval for the use of capital punishment is declining, one reason stands out among many young Americans, the ethicality of capital punishment. The use of the death penalty in the United States has been regarded as a highly controversial topic since the origination of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Although not specifically stated within the Constitution, the death penalty is subtly referred to in the Bill of Rights. Opponents often look toward the Eighth Amendment to support their views, while proponents of the death penalty look toward the Fifth Amendment for support. The Eighth Amendment strictly prohibits excessive bail or fines to be imposed on criminals, as well as the use of cruel and unusual punishments.
There are many reasons for people to not consider the death penalty before committing the crime. The person would not consider it if they did not believe they would be caught, if it was done in a moment of anger, or if they were under the influence of alcohol or drugs which will cause them to act impulsively. In fact, some criminologists, such as William Bowers of Northeastern University, believe that the death penalty actually hurts society and increases the chances of murder. There is lack of evidence that the death penalty...
This has raised quite a debate among Americans, as some see it as morally corrupt because it does involve taking the life of another, and others see it as a permanent justice (19). There has been much fighting and argument over whether or not capital punishment should be abolished in the United States or not and supports of both sides of the issues have a few truly valid points (Connors 26, 35, 38; Henningfeld 34). Firstly, those in full support of the death penalty must admit that the technique is not absolutely flawless. There is always the pos-sibility of an innocent person being convicted and then executed (Connors 35; Henningfeld 34). Furthermore, it cannot been ensured that the criminal being put to death will die without extreme pain or suffering, which violates the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Connors 26).
There is also a lack of evidence on the deterrent effect that retribution and the death penalty has on would-be murderers. The criminal justice system is not perfect and is bound to make mistakes. Innocent beings have been placed on death row later being exonerated, some even after execution. States should abolish capital punishment and replace it with a life sentence without the possibility for parole and include restitution. Expense States should turn to alternative forms of maximum punishment because of how costly it is to carry out the Death Penalty.