America: The Land of the Dead
Attention American citizens! In 2007, the United States government has brutally killed 42 people and may have thought it was a great thing to do. The way they killed these people were by strapping down their victims to a hard, cold gurney with seatbelts extra tight. The victims were told to sit still for their fate. Next, a few doctors, some inexperienced, came into the room with a long needle and a chemical solution. They slowly insert the sharp needle into the veins of the victim and just wait for them to die. When it is all over, they call this brutal killing capital punishment.
Capital punishment is the lawful imposition of death for the punishment of crimes. Capital punishment is a controversial issue throughout the world, whether by lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, hanging, and firing squad. Some people believe that capital punishment can benefit society by fulfilling the demand of justice and by making sure that the worst of murderers cannot take another life. Rises in US homicide, according to Felicida, rates have bolstered popular support for capital punishment (Felicilda). However, is one death justified for another man being put to death? Is capital punishment a just and appropriate punishment or is the death penalty ineffective and immoral (socialissues.wiseto.com). I believe the death penalty should be abolished because it is inhumane, anti-poor, and not deterrent to crime.
Capital Punishment has been in America since the first settlers stepped in this country. Britain influenced America's use of the death penalty more than any other country. When European settlers came to the new world, they brought the practice of capital punishment. Laws regarding the death penalty varied from colony to colony. The first attempted reforms of the death penalty in the U.S. occurred when Thomas Jefferson introduced a bill to revise Virginia's death penalty laws. The bill proposed that capital punishment be...