A majority of the United Nations feels that capital punishment should be abolished because the death penalty as a violation of human right while the minority of the United Nations feel that capital punishment should not be abolished because capital punishment does discourage crime by effectively deterring would-be criminals. I believe that capital punishment is an ineffective form of punishment because nobody have right to take someone’s life, and the death penalty may lead to innocent people die. Therefore I intend to prove that capital punishment should be abolished because the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment.
The theme in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is an excellent example of why capital punishment should be abolished. Mrs. Hutchinson, the main character of the story, was not a victim of capital punishment, but was still sentenced to death by her community. The theme of the story is not all traditions are right, and they were foolish to follow their tradition, just like it is foolish to connect to tradition. The tradition is a violation of human rights. They value the tradition more than people and this is wrong, because everyone’s life is very important. Just like in capital punishment, the community in the lottery can’t bring back the victims of its tradition which is why we should abolish capital punishment and save innocent people, that could be executed.
Respect for life, End Death Penalty Lu 2
The article The U.N. Takes a Stand, published December 18,2008 is another compelling example of why capital punishment should be abolished. It is argued that capital punishment is a violation of human rights. This means that nobody have right to take someone’s life because everyone have choice to survive and men are created equal. It is argued that many cite the fact that it is irreversible. This means that someone who innocent to die, that innocent people will never bring back their life. It is...