Man kills your mother? Watch that punk fry! The death penalty should totally be enforced in the fine state of Michigan. If those convicts continue their meager existence, they may as well have gotten away with murder, rape, and the like. Also, if we let them continue breathing, we have to use our hard-earned tax money to support them. Major criminals also get to live a full, stable life in prison for their crimes. Do you want them to live long, happy lives because they killed/raped someone you know? I doubt it.
People go to prison for selling drugs and violating probation and are treated as such, so why should murderers and rapists be allowed the same easy lifestyle as these lesser criminals? Prison may not be the most fun place to be, but someone who kills people or ruins lives should not be allowed to get the same punishment as small-time crooks. A popular phrase for how I view this topic would be, “an eye for an eye,” meaning that murderers should be killed in return. They would still get off easy considering the death penalty is humane and most murders are not. Don’t let these serious criminals get off easy.
Kill your wife? Set for life! When these guys continue living, they drain our taxes. That money could be put into social programs or used to pay off war debts, but instead it is supporting convicts who don’t even deserve to live. We are indirectly buying these criminals 3 square meals per day, healthcare, recreational activities, and a place to live. Many Americans don’t even have these themselves, so why should they pay to give them to convicts? I don’t believe they should. Why should a major criminal get everything handed to them because they did something wrong? They shouldn’t and they wouldn’t if we put them to death.
The death penalty does more good than harm and many places utilize it. They use the death penalty in Texas, saying,” We have it and we use it. If you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back.” We are proud of our death penalty in the United States, but Michigan hasn’t utilized it yet. Worldwide, the United States was ranked 5th for amount of executions in 2010. We had killed 46 people that year. That seems like a lot of people until you realize that is 1 person per 15 million. That many people being executed justifies the fact that our violent crime rates are low compared to other parts of the world. Why would people commit major crimes if they thought they would get killed for it?
The death penalty is definitely a positive idea. Morals should not defend prisoners who should be dead. Their deaths would help our economy and give victims and their families the justice they feel necessary. I wouldn’t want the person who raped and killed my mother to be living a stable life in prison. Would you?
Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the sentence of death upon a person by the state as a punishment for a crime. Over 50 nations and over 90 countries actively practice it but around the world. I believe if you do the crime then you should do the time. But overall although criminals shall do their time, the death penalty shouldn’t be allowed. No one should die, taking someone’s life is too much for one person as well as their family, and everyone deserves a second chance.
In the United States of America, it is our duty to protect our people and make sure no one kills anyone. When someone gets killed, we should be encouraging our people that violence isn’t the way and that we shouldn’t be trying to kill the next person. It’s not worth killing our people when instead they should serve time behind bars if they committed a crime to hopefully learn their lesson, which most people end up doing when they spend time behind bars.
Putting death upon someone can hurt yourself as well as others. Imagine that somebody murdered one of your family members in cold blood: would you want revenge? Although many people would say yes, including student Jeankeva Jackson, most people will say it’s best if the criminal be punished rather than go out and get revenge with others because what will that solve? Nothing! Most people already blame the world for most of their problems, so why add on to it?
Everybody makes mistakes and should at least deserve a second chance. Giving second chances to someone can help better their life and others even if they did happen to murder someone. Most people end up learning from their mistake and sometimes even changing their whole life around, except if you are just a cold hearted person, it can be different. It’s also not fair for someone such as the president, a judge, or perhaps a student to determine whether or not if a person should live or not, it’s only Gods decision.
So is giving the death penalty to someone a good idea? No because not only are you hurting others, but it will just be a way of saying people can go out and get revenge. The death penalty shouldn’t be used in America because in most cases it’s not fair as well not right. And besides, the death penalty is like torturing someone and last time I checked, torturing someone in our country was ILLEGAL.
(source: Diamon Doss and Dan Pauley, hsj.org)