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Conflicting Viewpoints:  Death Penalty  Conflicting Viewpoints: Should the Death Penalty Be Legal Glenda White Strayer University PHI210- Critical Thinking 1
Conflicting Viewpoints:  Death Penalty  Death Penalty Today the death penalty stands to be one of the most controversial topics of discussion. Should the death penalty remain to be acceptable in the United States? My personal opinion is yes. People that commit these heinous and malicious crimes such as: murderers, serial killers, terrorists, etc., should be given to same fate as the crimes that they have committed. When should taxpayers have to spend millions of dollars to keep these people alive? Why not just save us the money and issue the death penalty? Two opposing views on the death penalty are (1) the sense of retribution and (2) the issue that it plays on race. I, however, feel that the death penalty is necessary and should be considered and deemed necessary on all accounts. One premise for the death penalty is morality. The United States secures the death penalty for the most shocking killings and the most heartless and conscienceless killers. This is not, as some criticizers dispute, a kind of state-run gamble that arbitrarily selects an unfortunate few for the definitive punishment from amongst all those imprisoned of murder. Reasonably, the death penalty is a sifter that chooses the cruelest of the cruelest. In other words, to penalize killers to less than mortality would fail to do righteousness because the punishment, seemingly a long time in prison, would be utterly disproportionate to the heinousness of the offense. DAs, jurors, and the loved ones of

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