The Use of Capital Punishment to Eliminate Repeat Offenders

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The Use of Capital Punishment to Eliminate Repeat Offenders Capital punishment is the only way to eliminate repeat offenders, to deter potential murderers and is the ultimate retribution. “When I think of all the sweet, innocent people who suffer extreme pain and who die every day in this country, then the outpouring of sympathy for cold-blooded killers enrages me. Where is your sympathy for the good, the kind and the innocent? This fixation on murderers is a sickness, a putrefaction of the soul. It's the equivalent of someone spending all day mooning and cooing over a handful of human feces, sick and abnormal.” – Charley Reese (columnist). There has been many arguments in the history of the United States, ranging from abortion to gun control, but capital punishment has been one of the most hotly contested issues in recent decades. Capital Punishment is the administration of death penalty by the state to an individual who committed a crime which, based on its laws, mandates the death penalty. It is capital, because the offence is extremely serious, and it is punishment because it is given in response to some heinous crime committed by the perpetrator. The objective of capital punishment is to punish individuals who committed murder or other heinous crimes against innocent people. Capital punishment is not merely a legal question but a practical, philosophical, social, political, and moral question as well. It is unalterable because it removes those punished from society permanently, instead of temporarily imprisoning them. Whenever the word "death penalty" comes up, people from both sides start arguing. One side says deterrence, justice, retribution, and punishment while the other side says execution is murder. Acco... ... middle of paper ... ...ngled 14-year-old Pamela Moss. Her parents decided to spare Moore the death penalty on the condition that he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. But according to the new laws formulated in 1982 he is eligible for parole after every two years. Thus, putting away a criminal in prison for life is not good because as long as he lives he can strike again. It’s better to kill him for once and all. Considering all the above facts and arguments capital punishment is needed to ensure the safety and moral values of society. Certainly human lives are more important and thus we should not abolish capital punishment, but hold our country liable for properly implementing the death penalty upon those who deserve it. As Edward Koch once said: "It is by exacting the highest penalty for the taking of human life that we affirm the highest value of human life."

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