If prison is as bad as people say, then wouldn't you rather have them suffer in jail, and make them feel some sort of pain, like pain they caused you when they killed one of your loved ones? Or would you rather have them die without some sort of pain or regret. I mean some people would make the world a better place by dying. But not everyone. This quote explains deeply why the death penalty should be abolished, "If it is wrong for people to take life, then it is wrong for the state to take life." This asks how can we enforce some sort of law that tells us if we kill someone or do a crime that is equal to that nature, then we will punish you the exact same way that is known in our society as something not to do, but apparently it is okay, because the government is only doing their job to keep our country "Safe and Secure." That only proves that as a nation, we allow ourselves to twist these sort of laws and morals in our society to our advantage, and contradict ourselves into a hypocritical action.
Our death penalty system is not a punishment to our prisoners that receive it, but it is only a punishment to our society that sends out a message that "Killing someone is a good thing as long as it is okay with our government." But I am not the only person who feels this way. I took it upon myself, not only for research in my paper, but to make a stronger argument. I asked twenty people (ten men and ten women) if the death penalty should remain and still be used as a way to kill people; or if it should be abolished, and never used no matter what the stature of the crime was. 80% said that the death penalty should be abolished, because there should be no punishment that gives the government some sense of power of how you live or die. 10% said no, because they believe that the death penalty creates a high power of authority, and security over our country. The remaining 10% were undecided.
Most people believe that the death penalty is wrong. You cannot make a law that tells you that your country can possibly take your life, because of committing a crime that you did. I mean you have to ask yourself, does the death penalty even work overall? Even though we have killed so many people in our past by the death penalty, people continue to commit crimes, and murder innocent people. I mean people are dying every day still, so how is the death penalty exactly working? I mean our government continues to kill guilty men for murder, that killed someone before they were killed, but then we go through that same sort of "problem and solution" that our country has grown adapt to. In my opinion this is just too much killing!