Motion #1: The Philippines should bring back the death penalty law. Speaker #9 - Affirmative
Republic Act No. 7659 states that, AN ACT TO IMPOSE THE DEATH PENALTY ON CERTAIN HEINOUS CRIMES, AMENDING FOR THAT PURPOSE THE REVISED PENAL LAWS, and FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Whereas, the crimes punishable by death under this Act are heinous for being grievous, odious and hateful offenses and which, by reason of their inherent or manifest wickedness, viciousness, atrocity and perversity are repugnant and outrageous to the common standards and norms of decency and morality in a just, civilized and ordered society. And this is also supported by the Retribution theory, which states that, the only punishment that is appropriate for the crime of murder is the death of the murderer. As Immanuel Kant puts it, "Whoever has committed a murder must die." As you can see, this could be applied to all citizens of the Philippines and I can prove you why. I will make you think that it is necessary and, equal and fair justice will be attained if this Death Penalty Law will be approved again and will be implemented to all crime-doers.
The law has its advantages and these are the following:
(1) Death feared. Most people have a natural fear of death – it’s a trait man have to think about before acting. The death penalty is important because it could save the lives of thousands of potential victims who are at stake. Death is an experience that cannot be experienced and ends all experience. Because it is unknown as it is certain, death is universally feared. (2) Death penalty saves lives. There is never a chance given to criminals to “pay-back” or commit revenge to the family members of the victims who never stopped until the case is closed. Repeat murders are eliminated and foreseeable murders are deterred. Potential victims are avoided. One must consider the victim as well as the defendant. Hence, the death penalty is vital to protect a person’s right to live! (3) Death penalty...
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