What do you think about the death penalty?? Is ot right in some cases? Which ones? why are there 14 states that dont allow it?
"I believe that God placed our government in the position of keeping the peace. I also believe that certain crimes definatly deserve the death penalty. I also believe that where it is implemented, crime goes down. "
Ohhh boy... Keeping the peace requires killing another living human being? Is that what christ taught? And you can believe crime goes down all you want, but your belief is not based on any factual data. Many many studies have shown that the death penealty has absolutely no impact on crimes rates.
"Also, the most important part of a man or woman, is their soul. And if they are sentenced to the death penalty, they have plenty of time to make things right , with their maker. To prepare for their eternal destination. "
And what is the person is wrongly accused? It has happened many many times.
"The death penalty to me, is a very strong deterant to crime, if rightly and justly carried out. "
Care to give us the source of your assertion that is is a strong deterent?
Honestly, I sometimes think that all rapists and especially child molesters should be put to death. But then I know that that would be the easy route. The best way (which is more difficult, but the right way) is to put them in prison for life. These people deserve to be locked up forever, but not killed. Killing cannot be justified for the sake of vengeance.
Yes a lot of these criminals are sociopathic and are very scary and angry. But we should take the higher road and feel sorry for these people. They have very difficult lives and we cannot hate someone outright because of a mental disorder, etc. These are angry people and the best thing to do is lock 'em up. WE should not sink to their level and instead let them live in prison. Plus they may get r*ped in prison! :D
Well, as a friend of mine puts it "Killing to teach that killing it wrong, that's f*cked up". The way I see it, an Eye for an eye, what goes around come a around. We're not killing them in the brutal manner murders kill their victims. Those you kill , do you really want them out on the streets? Besides, it's keeps crime rate down. people know they will be punished & wish not to live with the consiquences so they don't commit the crime. I'm all for the death penalty. Inmates sitting on death row who've been proven with DNA evidence & such just need to go already rather than wait 40's years, it's a waste of the tax payers money to pay for food & such of a dead man, not to mention it would clear up more cells so people wouldn't have to build more jails.
I agree with arachnid, in that I don't think any government should be trusted with such a responsibility. If the justice system gets a case wrong the imprisoned can always be released, but the wrongfully executed can't be raised from the dead.
It also seems to me that what's being sought in most cases of capital punishment is vengeance. We aren't killing them to keep others safe; we already have them locked up. We aren't killing them to reform their behavior. We're killing them because we think they deserve it - because it satisfies our sense of injustice. The real reason we kill prisoners is that it makes us feel better.
I believe that God placed our government in the position of keeping the peace. I also believe that certain crimes definatly deserve the death penalty. I also believe that where it is implemented, crime goes down.
Also, the most important part of a man or woman, is their soul. And if they are sentenced to the death penalty, they have plenty of time to make things right , with their maker. To prepare for their eternal destination.
God forgives, but, he does not take away the consequences of our actions.
The death penalty to me, is a very strong deterant to crime, if rightly and justly carried out.
The governemt should not be in the business of revenge, and that is all capital punishment is, revenge. Many supporters of capital punishment say it is a detterent to murder. Many studies have shown that isn't true. They also complain about the cost of keeping a murder in prison for life, but what most people don't realize is that it costs much more to try a capital punisment case than it does to keep the person in prison for life.
So if it isn't a deterrent, and it doesn't save money, the only thing left is revenge. Why else would we need it?
death is a form of punishment. as in any civil country a trail is held before punishment is handed out, time is given for an appeal and then and only then is the punishment dealt. this whole process takes between 5-10 year to complete in some countries. South Africa has banned the death penalty and since then there has been a sharp rise in crime. The criminals have no fear. the worst thing the going to get is a free place to live and free food for as long as the sentence is. wait, did I say free? nope, tax payers like myself have to pay the bill.
slvn: We all know there's an appeals process. Innocent people still get executed.
I'd like to see your source for the stats. Also note that there are many countries that do not have the death penalty - compare crime stats in those countries to those that do, and I think you'll find little to no correlation. Looking at the US, for example, even in the states that do have the death penalty, actual executions are rare - and a prisoner on death row costs more than imprisoning him for life would have anyway.
"for thous people sayin DP is wrong what if your whole fam was killer what would you want???"
I would want to see him dead. And that is why the family of a victim are not allowed to be on the jury. As I said, the government should not be seeking revenge on people. There only job is to protect the people. Of course anyone who is a victim of that kind of violence would be vengeful, but that doesn't mean our laws should relfect that kind of skewed reasoning.
oh but waht they do is right? there are empty shells of people, these socio-paths that kill ruthelessly. damn right they deseve to die! people that rape little boys and girls, repeatedly. kidnappers that torture. snuff men. they all deserve to die...but...we're just making them get what they derserve faster...hell. why should they stick around and get to live their lives?! their victims didn't! screw that, let's make eternity in hell longer for them
I'd want to kill the guy myself at first, but I like to think that I'd eventually come to be glad our laws strive to be based on justice, not rage, pain, and blinding emotion. I hope that down the line I'd be glad that cooler heads stopped me, and that a tragedy like that wouldn't be enough to turn me into a murderer.
I'm a Chrisitian and I believe that the values of Jesus Christ make the death penalty unacceptable. Guilty people should be punished and, if possible (although it isn't always possible) rehabilitated. The State should not hold the power of life and death over people - punishment, yes, death, no.
Some people sentenced to death should be set free. . . but under the right conditions. Take John Lennon's killer for instance, he should be set free at an appropriate event, like maybe half way through a Rolling Stones concert. . . then he will learn the true meaning of rock and roll.
No. I think it's barbaric. I don't want the state (any state) to have the right to take its citizens' lives, not to mention that innocent people get executed all the time - and you can't un-execute them when you figure out they were innocent.
One person dose not have the right to take the life of another. The death pentaly is leagle MERDER. Death cant be a punishment. w/ a punishment you learn from consequence. if your dead you dont learn nothing..
I'm opposed to it not because I think it's unethical or immoral, but because the justice system is not trustworthy. There are numerous documented cases of innocent people being executed.
some people are innocent, though. I always think about that...they surely don't derserve to die. I think child molester, rapists, and mass murderers..people like that deserve it.
I think instead of the death penalty, we should send them to some kind of work camp. Or even over to war, lets send them to Iraq to fight our wars, or something useful.
I think there are some people in the world who deserve the death penalty. They are like a virus to the world and don't deserve it.
I do think it is right in some cases. But it realy depends. And I think that it's completly stupid that some states banned it.
If the purpose of punishment is to deter others, torturing convicts before we slowly kill them might be more successful. ;)
So the government is always right cause God put them there? Thats the most messed up thing I've ever heard
for thous people sayin DP is wrong what if your whole fam was killer what would you want???
it should get shown public to show that's there punishment...
Theres nothing right about taking a life. Nothing.