The Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty

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The death penalty is a suited punishment for the most heinous crimes. Acts of rape, criminal homicide (of the first degree), kidnapping, treason, and torture all reflect the moral commitment that we as citizens are expected to concur. As individuals we are all capable of controlling our own fate, whether it be for the good or for the poor. The death penalty honors that principle because it punishes those who contravene the expectations given at birth. The natural law is closely related to that of human rights; these rights establish a moral basis that we are expected to treat each other equally with respect, dignity, and identity. People fear nothing more than death; life in prison is just not threatening enough anymore. For that reason, capital …show more content…

And this is for a reason. Lethal injection is a method that is deliberately quick and painless. It is a very sterile and painless procedure that shuts down your breathing and heart, in that order. The procedure requires back-up lines in case something were to go wrong, ultimately ensuring that the process has no complication. This being, there is no reason for anyone to say that the lethal injection method is cruel and unusual. It has been estimated that between 1973 and 2004, less than 4.1 percent of death row inmates were innocent; with our developing technology this number has strictly decreased. The United States has real strong DNA testing and other methods of up-to-date forensic science in order to ensure someone’s guilt or innocence; this eliminates all ambiguity in the courtroom. Of course it happened in the past, and may potentially (but rarely) happen again. The system is flawed. Punishing innocent people is wrong, I agree. But we cannot release the imprisoned for that minimal risk. If false accusation is such an issue, reformation of forensics must be instituted. Nevertheless, the need for reform is not a valid reason to eliminate the death

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