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Death Penalty – Persuasive Essay Essay, Research Paper

When turning on the television, radio, or simply opening the local newspaper, one is bombarded with news of arrests, murders, homicides, and other such tragedies. There are many things that I don?t agree with in today?s society but, out of all the wrongdoing that takes place, I believe murder including the death penalty is the worst of them. I am strongly against the death penalty because it violates God?s rules, costs the tax payers too much money, the possible ?wrongly accused,? and it is cruel and unusual punishment. How often do these concepts creep into the public?s mind when it hears of our ?fair, trusty? government taking away someone?s breathing rights?

I do not support having the death penalty because it violates religious beliefs. Many religions, such as my own, Catholicism, follow the rules that God sent to use through the Ten Commandments. One of the most important of those ten states, ?Thou shall not kill.? If you are executing an individual, that clearly violates this commandment. Murdering any person, no matter what the individual has been convicted of, is a mortal sin. Therefore, God will punish anyone who aids in executing people. I believe that religious beliefs, such as the Ten Commandments, are the corner stone for our law system. Executing someone should not be made an exception to God?s rule.

My next reason against the death penalty is that taxpayers waste too much of their money with the death penalty. The average death penalty case is appealed three times. This means that the taxpayers must pay for the same trial to be heard three times. This is a very expensive practice. Also, the average convicted murder spends 12 years on death row. If supporters of the death penalty are positive enough to kill the person for committing the crime, shouldn?t the supporters be confident enough to execute them in a timely manner? Why spend the taxpayer?s money keeping these inmates in jail for so long? Taxpayer?s money should go to better society, not to accommodate the prisoners that are going to end up dead.

There?s always the chance of the innocent being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A handful of evidence from a strong lawyer could sentence someone to life in prison, and even the death penalty. One could be spending and ending his life in captivity for simply walking down the wrong street on the wrong day. That person does not deserve to serve the time that?s not rightfully his and take the needle that shouldn?t prick his skin. It?s a small fault in the justice system that is not easy to overcome.

Philadelphia Judge Lois Forer said:

?Capital punishment is against the Fifth Commandment, “You shall not kill.” In my opinion, the judicial system uses the death penalty to legalize murder. Many people are wrongly accused of murder, convicted, and sentenced to death. We hung an innocent man on the cross to die almost 2,000 years ago, yet capital punishment still exists.?

Finally, the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment. To extinguish a person?s life is cruel no matter what way it is administered. Many states believe it is ok to execute someone since they have upgraded form the traditional electric chair to the more modern gas chamber. Anyway of executing someone is barbaric. If every crime?s punishment was ?tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye? what would happen to society?

The death penalty is a cruel and barbaric practice that must be eliminated from today?s society. With the many advances that society has made, executing people for crimes the person may have or may not have committed is still practiced. It violates so many religious beliefs. It is a cruel and unusual practice that must be done away with. Society must advance and eliminate the death penalty, hopefully never to come back again.


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