Capital Punishment the Capital Crime

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Capital Punishment the Capital Crime Angel Cunningham It is my goal of the essay to enlighten people of the corruptness of Capital punishment, the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime (Hacker 2011). This form of punishment is commonly referred to as the death penalty and is used to punish those that have committed capital crimes. Crime that are considered capital crimes include but not limited to, first degree murder, sabotage, aircraft hijacking, and killing of law enforcement officers. We all can agree that these crime are spine- chilling and those individuals committing them are monstrous humans, but they still have the god giving right to live. There is one giver of life and there for should only be one taker. Punishment should fit the crime, however capital punishment is wrong for moral and religious reasons, and it’s also costly as well as filled with error and against commonly accepted beliefs, but most importantly there are alternative that can eliminated most issue associated with the death penalty. Capital Punishment is against moral and religious values. Since we were old enough to understand we began being taught certain dos and don’ts of life. These particular values mold us as well as set example for the way that we are supposed to live our lives. In life we are taught that violence is not the answer and that murder is a sin, whether you are religious or not. The death penalty goes against everything that we are taught in life. If murder is illegal than why should the death penalty be any different? God puts us on Earth for a reason and only he can take away our lives, as the 6th commandment states “Thou shall not kill” (Exodus 20:13, King James Version). When these values are not upheld people began to get confused, question what is right and what is wrong. The moral question surrounding capital punishment is
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