Originally posted by enjoies05Who am I to say? Well I am not anybody really. But I and 67% of the people who took a 2006 Gallup poll
think murders deserve to be executed.
It should also be noted that in that same gallop poll conducted in May 2006, when the option of life w/o parole was offered support for the death
penalty sharply decreased to 47% while 48% thought life imprisonment was more appropriate Gallup
This proves that when given an alternative the American people don’t necessarily feel that murderers DESERVE the death penalty.
Moving on to the “eye for an eye” quote, how about we finish this quote before we interpret it.
You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". But I say to you, do not set yourself in violent or revengeful
resistance against an evildoer." –Jesus (Matthew 5:38)
Here are some more quotes/situations taken from the Bible which prove that capital punishment is immoral.
"As I live, says the Lord God, I swear I take no pleasure in the death of the wicket man, but rather in the wicked man's conversion, that he may
life. Turn, turn from your evil ways!" (Ezekiel 33:11)
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God; for it is written, `Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord."
This is the story of the woman who was found committing adultery. The Mosaic Code required that she and her lover be stoned to death. Unlike many
other passages in the Gospel where Jesus is reported as having either negated or reinterpreted a law in the Mosaic Code, he simply asks that the first
stone be cast by one who is without sin. Of course, none of the accusers was without sin; none could start the execution
Originally posted by enjoies05Why don’t you want murderers to be executed? Why should they be treated better then the innocent people
they killed? What makes them better?
Its not that I don’t think murderers deserve to die. But I believe this system is severely flawed. How can we in good conscious put to death
innocent men and women every year, with no regard for their lives. To me that makes us just as bad as the ones who are really guilty of murder. Like
I’ve stated before it should be up to God whether or not to take someone’s life. I in no way feel that they are better than the victims, but to
put evil in our hearts makes us no better than them.
Originally posted by enjoies05.... when they broke into someone’s house and killed there kids while they were asleep?!
Why are generalizing those on death row? Not all of them are child killers. There are mitigating factors in each and every case. You don’t what
brought these people to commit these crimes against there victims. By you categorizing them as such you are playing on people’s fears. And that my
friend is wrong.
Throughout this debate I have proven to you that the death penalty is flawed, does not deter crime, and is not the only alternative for punishing
murderers. The only reasons you have given me in support of it is vengeance and revenge, which is not the purpose of the criminal justice system. This
means that capital punishment should be abolished once and for all.
Good Debate enjoies05; it was a pleasure