As time goes on with new experiences, one thing that never changes is death. We as people have taken death to the extreme by saying we can go to the extreme for deciding if a person can live or not. I am for the death penalty and for what it can bring.
In the U.S. government, we have the right for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which is stated in the U.S. Constitution. Because of the death penalty, we can keep things in line and balance within ourselves. But just to say if we didn’t have the death penalty and people was overusing the right of “Life”, it would be going into danger of another person’s life. If we have the right of life, then we should use it with the respect of others.
In the bible, Exodus 20:3-17, the Ten Commandments were given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai. One of the commandments that was stated was thou shall not murder. It has been a controversy on the death penalty with Christians for the longest. If the death penalty was wrong, then why in the bible there was so many wars that resulted in the shaping of new cultures such as Israel being taken over by the Babylonians for over 70 years. The law was meant that if you should kill with a heart desire, you are in the wrong with murder. With the death penalty, if you are executing someone by the fact that they killed someone by the taking their life, then you should have your life taken away.
On February 8, 2008, the Supreme Court of Nebraska ruled that the electric chair was considered cruel and unusual punishment (New Your Times). I am for the fact of the death penalty but I am strongly against on how it’s used. Since 1973, 130 people in 26 states has been released on the fact that they were innocent in a crime that they didn’t commit (Death Penalty Information Center). From looking at who leads, Florida, Illinois, & Texas all lead the nation. On those three states, they all have a history with racial issues. On all three states, African Americans lead...