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Pro Death Penalty Arguement


March, 12, 2012

Pro Death Penalty Arguement

In the case against the death penalty by the American Civil Liberties Unions I wholeheartedly disagree with their judgement. “The American Civil Liberties Union believes the death penalty inherently violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment and the guarantees of due process of law and of equal protection under the law. Furthermore, we believe that the state should not give itself the right to kill human beings – especially when it kills with premeditation and ceremony, in the name of the law or in the name of its people, or when it does so in an arbitrary and discriminatory fashion.”(ACLU.org). How can anyone in their right mind support this fact. When someone breaks the law they pay for it in a system of checks and balances. The United Stated judicial system is perfect its far from being perfect but it is in place to make sure rights of persons are treated fair and equally. All states and the federal government need to have a mindset that if a person’s life in taken by a criminal act then the bearer of the crime should pay the ultimate price. For me I do not see the death penalty as a waste of taxpayer money but as a deterrent to the next generation that if you commit such heinous acts you pay the price. What is wasting the taxpayer money is the process of appeals due to our outdated justice system. How much does it cost for a bullet? How much for a lethal injection? How much does it costs to pull the switch on the electric chair? Those number matter little to me when a person is found guilty of a crime they committed. Why do taxpayer need to foot the bill to house and feed a person that has no rights and shouldn’t be considered part of the human race. If we can put down an animal with no remorse or recourse why do we have to value a humans life more precious than a dog or cat. Although I do agree that the justice systems isn’t fair and some criminals...