A Ban on Capital Punishment
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.” Life is a very priceless thing that can’t come back once it’s gone. People now are killing just because they feel like it or because they feel that the victim deserves to die for some odd reason, and the murderer’s punishment is life in prison without parole or even death. One might think that killing someone who killed others is serving up justice, but altogether its overkill, cruel, and illegal in a way. They are already being punished for the crime they committed by being sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole, so why kill?
Nothing can ever truly make amends for killing a murderer. It’s overkill. Really, it’s just point blank unnecessary. “If a killer is executed, won’t we also become the killer? Nothing can compensate for the loss of a soul. Not even death of the killer” (Park). Why would you want to stoop to the killer’s level by kill him?
Showing cruelty towards killers and murderers isn’t always the way to go about things. “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (Madison). Now wouldn’t you think that it would click in an executioner’s mind that executing someone is cruel.
Killing someone is illegal, no matter how you put it. In the Holy Bible, it clearly states, “thou shall not kill”, why go against god? Even if the government might think that they are doing the right thing, it still doesn’t look good in His eyes. “An execution cannot be used to condemn killing: It is killing” (Wolf). Killing is committing murder, committed murder is killing, and there is no possible way around it. “If killing is wrong, they say, then it’s wrong under all circumstances” (Wolf). It is wrong and it’s also against the law. Are not you killing someone for killing someone else? What’s the justice in that? The answer is: there is...