Death Penalty

Should it be allowed?

I Think...

I think that the Death Penalty should be allowed.The people who kill other people should be killed for a punishment,but there is an issue.There are a lot a killers out there in the world.We have over 7 billion people on the Earth today,if we kill all the killers on the Earth,we would probably have less than 5 billion people on the Earth.
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Pros

"Public executions of the convicted murderer would serve as a reminder that crime does not pay. Public executions of criminals seem an efficient way to communicate the message that if you shed innocent blood, you will pay a high price... I agree... on the matter of accountability but also believe such publicity would serve to deter homicide." 2004 - Louis P. Pojman, PhD "If the death penalty is just retribution, which it is, then it should be administered. If the death penalty can never be administered by a flawless judicial system, which it cannot, then suspending executions to improve its administration will never make it more just."Jan. 18, 2007 - Mark H. Creech "Executions do not have to cost that much. We could hang them and re-use the rope. No cost! Or we could use firing squads and ask for volunteer firing squad members who would provide their own guns and ammunition. Again, no cost."Jan. 31, 2002 - Chris Clem, JD 

Cons

"As the public comes to understand that the death penalty operates unfairly, harms the very people it purports to help and drains precious resources from solutions that prevent crime, hold people accountable and keep our communities safe, more will demand that policy makers support measures to narrow the scope and reach of the practice and ultimately repeal death penalty statutes."Aug. 12, 2008 - National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP)"I oppose the death penalty because it is inconsistent with basic American principles of justice, liberty, and equality. In January 2007, I introduced the Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act to abolish the federal death penalty. I have introduced similar bills in past Congresses in my continued effort to end state-sponsored executions." Aug.7, 2008 - Russ Feingold, JD"We believe that capital punishment not only fails to serve as deterrence to violence and murder, but that it nourishes the seeds of violence that exist within each of us. We believe that there is no fair or practical way to arrive at a sentence of death..." Oct. 2006 - Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF)"We believe that capital punishment not only fails to serve as deterrence to violence and murder, but that it nourishes the seeds of violence that exist within each of us. We believe that there is no fair or practical way to arrive at a sentence of death..." Oct. 2006 - Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF)

U.S. and Texas Bill of Rights

In the U.S. constitution the Eighth Amendment talks about this topic.It says "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted"In the Texas Bill of Rights the Seventh section supports my position