Death Penalty: Killing Is Wrong

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Death Penalty: Killing is Wrong

To many of us death is a scary thing. We will all die one day, but when someone else takes another person’s life we think of that as wrong in many ways. Killing is wrong. If you take someone else’s life in the United States of America you go to jail. Of course you must be proven guilty of that murder before being charged. It doesn’t matter where you live in almost every state, city and town if you kill someone you are looked down upon and you will suffer the consequences of that action. The question is, if murder is wrong then why is the death penalty okay? Is that setting a good example for society? If you kill someone then we kill you. How much sense does that make if we are trying to eliminate killing by killing? We try to teach our children the right thing that killing is wrong. How can we teach them the right thing if we are actually killing those who kill? Yes, what these murderers do is not right in any way but can’t we find a better solution than to kill?

DPIC (2010) says that New Jersey is trying to abolish the death penalty. New Jersey legislation is trying to replace the death penalty with the sentence of life without parole. This would make New Jersey the first state to abolish the death penalty since the U.S Supreme court reinstated it in 1976. Is New Jersey right for doing this? I believe so. If one state goes ahead and shows how strongly they believe that killing doesn’t solve killing maybe other states will follow and abolish the death penalty as well.

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The eighth amendment states no excessive bail or fines, or cruel and unusual punishment. In the Ten Commandments it states, do not murder. Murdering a human being is a capital sin. How are we holding true to that if we are basically commiting capital sin by killing someone who has killed. Isn’t capital punishment cruel and unusual? Some may say well they killed another human being so they...
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