Rhetorical Analysis: The Death Penalty Debate
There are those that are in favor of capital punishment and also those who wish to abolish it. According to the Abolitionists, the Death Penalty is just an act of violence on another act of violence. There is nothing more inhumane than the murdering of another human being. It is very ironic that the state allows the execution of a human being as a resolution to a crime.
Murder for murder will never be the correct solution to the rising criminal issues that are faced in everyday life. When the society tolerates execution as a solution to criminal acts it will be then that we are leaving an emotional stamp on the minds of the youth that the proper solution to violence is to also impose violence. When this happens we are legitimizing violence in our society. With this being said, the Abolitionists dispute that capital punishment should be ended because it lowers the value of human life.
The Death Penalty has also shown to be very beneficial for society. When the death penalty is enforced it keeps a criminal from committing another crime. However, it must be stressed that there has been no proven scientific information that will show that there is a connection or a cause and effect relationship between the death penalty and the warrant of a crime. There is experiential studies that will prove that a large amount of crimes being committed in our modern society are crimes of passion or crimes of non premeditation. Logic tells us when a crime is committed out of anger or rage then the thought of the death penalty would be far from an offenders mind. With possible criminal offenders this would not serve as a preventive purpose because at the time of the crime they are no longer capable of making rational decisions about what legal action may be taken against him or her.
Another argument against capital punishment is that it is always possible that a person on death row awaiting the death penalty may...