By: Abby Thompson
Right or Wrong?
While many people believe that capital punishment has a positive effect on our society and gives justice to those whom deserve it, they should believe that it has a much greater negative effect overall. Many people don’t know that capital punishment costs more than life imprisonment, which is hurting our economy and raising our taxes. Along with the fact that our government has killed innocent people and is hurting our economy, many would argue that it is cruel and unusual punishment. Who is to say when a person should die because I don’t believe that anyone, even our government, should be able to deicide? At what point does one cross a line and deserve to die for what they have done? If so, killing a person affects a lot of people including the victim’s family which surprisingly enough doesn’t always want that person to die. I disagree with capital punishment and think the United States should work to abolish it.
Is the cost worth it?
Cruel and Unusual Punishment
Innocent and Wrongful Committed
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