Justice, Law, and Mercy
Dec. 9th 2010
Knowledge of Capital Punishment
(Part1) “Whosoever sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” Gen. 9:6 has been interpreted as a marvelous reasoning for putting the murderer to death. “Let the punishment fit the crime” is its worldly equivalent, both proverbs suggest that the murderer deserves to die as a matter of justice. Everyone’s views about capital punishment vary from your own beliefs and morals, so what do you believe?
When I reflect over the thought of whether or not I am for or against Capital Punishment, I would tell you that I’m for it. The death penalty is a very reasonable punishment for those who kill other people. According to the chart on the left people’s opinion have fluctuated between whether they are for or against the death penalty. A survey from August 2007 finds that 62% of Americans favor the death penalty, while 32% oppose it and 6% are unsure (Pew).
Personally killing other people is a very serious crime. There are a very slim number of people who could give a good reason for killing another person. All over most people who do take the lives of others have no justification, and deserve the death penalty for the pain that they have caused that people within the community and even the people within the country.
The history of capital punishment can date back to the ancient times of the Egyptians. The Egyptians ancient culture is not shy on the subject of death and believed that nearly everything that broke their laws deserved the ultimate punishment. “Capital punishment in Egypt can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian civilization, where the death penalty was carried out against those who broke the Ma'at, a law which forbade crimes such as murder, theft, blasphemy, attempts on the life of the Pharaoh, and spying. Methods of execution included beheading, sacrifice, and drowning in the Nile in a closed sack.”(Wikipedia)
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