3.05 Hear What I Say! Jared T. Falk The Morality and Justice of Capital Punishment (Speech MLA Format) Why, I ask you should the death penalty be abolished completely from our society? Is capital punishment not justified when the life of an innocent human being is taken by another? Every single one of us grew up under a rule, whether it was administered in schooling, our parents, or church we were all taught to treat others how we wish to be treated. I believe that capital punishment honors life, in the sense that our justice system administers the strongest penalty possible on those convicted of taking the life of another.
What is generally meant by the term euthanasia is mercy killing - the deliberate ending of a person's life to reduce their suffering. More commonly used today, however, is the phrase the "right to die." These are noble sounding words that literally mean that someone can request that a doctor kill him. In the terminology battle, the proponents of euthanasia are seeking to redefine what is now known as a form of homicide and call it acceptable medical practice. The debate is very much an ethical one.
We must figure a way out to help people realize that Euthanasia is ethical and that people have the right to die. To make people aware that Euthanasia is not murder when it is done out of mercy and compassion for the horrible sick human being that is barely living on his or her own power. The only way we can make Euthanasia legal in a majority of the states, is by creating a very detailed system that only terminally ill patients with only a short time to live can go through. We need to make people aware that nobody wants to end their life in pain and suffering. Euthanasia is extremely hard for most people because people cannot get over the fact that they are losing a loved one earlier than they would hope for, however, they are relieved of you know what...
The fact remains the same someone has lost their life so the person responsible needs to be punished and the punishment should fit the crime. Our society should not abolish the death penalty simply because of rocky statistics. Americans have to keep the death penalty in place because it isn’t worth finding out if all the statistics are correct or incorrect. Please help fight to keep the death penalty a lawful punishment in the United States and bring it back to every state. It’s the only way to keep people from committing these horrible acts against innocent human beings.
However, if there is someone’s life at risk, mistakes are not a good idea. The death penalty is a form of murder performed on the government’s behalf. As the United Nations, we have taken pleasure in our government with its truth and justice. It is sad to know that we, as people, consider our government fair, yet the same rules that apply to us do not apply for them. If someone kills a person he or she will be punished, but the government can kill people not only without punishment, but it is also enforced.
Institutionalizing the notion of revenge and to have it be a goal that society pursues through the criminal justice system offends the ideals of many. This ethical dilemma is most apparent in the death penalty debate. Arguably, there is no real reason for inflicting the death penalty other than society's need for retribution, as incarcerating that same individual for a life sentence without the possibility of parole will effectively incapacitate them and protect society from his criminal behavior. But the desire for retaliation dates back to ancient times, where the Hammurabi Code essentially necessitated "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth," which is reflected by the punitive goals of our modern criminal justice system. The ethical debate between those who view retribution as a natural goal of justice and those who feel that state-sanctioned revenge has no place in modern society will continue, particularly as it relates to the death penalty
* The atrocities committed by these misguided extremists who hide behind their religion etc to justify acts of terror. Groups such as the IRA and Al-Qaeda have committed the most devastating crimes against humanity and if we want to meet them at their level “Eye for an Eye” is in our bible. This is my personal opinion but maybe I am not deserved an opinion on this as I have lost nobody to a crime but the victim’s family should have the right to decide if these people live or die. This may improve their lives and may help to find them closure. The death penalty should only be acted upon if there is absolutely no doubt that the guilty has committed the crime.
Clearly it is a trained behavior, and does not come from a natural or inherited source. Once they kill one person, it sticks in their head that killing is not so bad and that what they are doing is right. The same way if you show someone a horrible murder case and tell them how horrible what that person did was, they learn to be nonviolent. This shows us that instead of teaching and promoting violence, we must be active and teach people to love and create, instead of hate and
California should remain this as a useful method of punishment for murder and other terrible crimes. There is nothing worse than losing a loved one. Capital punishment is not just about taking revenge on the person that caused pain, but it’s a method that California should continue to use in order for there to be direct consequences. Even if the person that committed the crime has a life sentence in prison this already cost a large amount of money for taxpayers. Execution is the best method to eliminate the person that committed the crime.
The penalty of death is a very thought out process when it is subjected to a convict. The convict has to deserve the severity of the punishment and the courts cannot have any thoughts of the sentencing as unconstitutional for it to come into affect. Some arguments that were made that are for the death penalty, “gives closure for victim’s family who have suffered, creates form of deterrent crime, parole or escaped prisoners are given another chance to kill, and gives prosecutors another bargaining chip for plea bargain process” (Messerli). The constitutional arguments against the death penalty are, “financial costs of death penalty cost more than life in prison, appeals clog court system, why kill people who killed someone, innocent men and women may be put to death, and it does not bring the victim’s life back” (Messerli). The arguments for and against the death penalty are very strong arguments and could persuade a person’s mind to believe in both sides.