This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: together based on moral objections and certain flaws in Americas capital punishment system. For instance, the idea that being against the death penalty disqualifies you from jury duty in a capital case screams bias in my opinion. When you bring up the idea of punishment before the trial even begins, it seems as if you are throwing out the presumption of innocence. I also believe that abolishing the death penalty would allow the United States to take a much firmer stance on torture. Even though it seems pretty obvious that torturing people is wrong, the debate is raging in this country. If we were to depart from our support of capital punishment, then maybe we could once and for all ban torture as well. All in all I believe that the purported benefits of capital punishment are far outweighed by its negative facets....
View Full Document
This essay was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PHI 115 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.
- Spring '08