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Discussion: 2 Capital Punishment and You Marc Boykins POL 303 The American Constitution Instructor: Lawrence Olson June 23, 2016 The United States is a pluralistic society when it comes to Life or death, which often creates a division with no clear census. Capital Punishment is one of the most multifaceted ethical matters of our day. The reason why is because faith, politics and opinion are colliding when it comes to capital punishment (Sieber, 2001). As of August 2013, the death penalty remains in place in 32 states. However, the number of executions has varied from state to state since 1976 (Ivers, 2013). Out of all states that enforce the capital punishment Texas has performed the most with 503, whereas Connecticut, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming has performed the least. (Ivers, 2013). The Eighth Amendment and the Fifth Amendment is supposed to protect individuals from cruel, and unusual punishment, as well as no person, shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law. The main reason why scholars believe that the Constitution does not prohibit the death penalty or capital punishment (Ivers, 2013).
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