The Death Penalty
May 13, 2015
Critical Thinking in Everyday Life 115
Instructor James Triplett
The Death Penalty
Before I give my opinion on the death penalty I am going to explain what it is. According to USLegal.com, “A death penalty is the sentence of execution for murder and some other capital crimes (serious crimes, especially murder, which are punishable by death). The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes.” Now with all that being said I am completely against the death penalty. Yes I believe that if someone takes another person life there should be a grave punishment but I do not believe killing them is the solution to the problem.
There are several reasons why I am against this type of punishment. The top one is who are we as humans to decide what crime deserves to be punished by death. I am not all biblical and stuff but the bible does state two things thou shall not kill and no one sin is greater than the other. With that been said how can you say it is wrong for someone to kill someone but okay for you to kill someone because it is done under the law. Also, how can you say which sin or crime deserves what type of punishment? Another reason is because there have been too many case where a person was trailed, convicted, sentenced to death, killed, than later due to new technology found innocent. You cannot undo killing someone. What do you tell the family of the inmate who is now died for a crime that it turns out he did not commit that he had been saying since the beginning he had nothing to do with. Lastly I feel like it giving a criminal an easy way out. There are so many cases where a person was murdered and suffered before or during the incident. The victims were not allowed the choice to suffer or not, so I feel like the inmates should not be allowed that choice either. They should sit behind bar for the rest of their life and just...