Capital Punishment - 3 August 2006 Capital Punishment...

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3 August 2006 Capital Punishment Killing in general is widely agreed upon to be morally wrong. However, there are cases in which taking another’s life is acceptable. The most commonly approved incidence of this is that of self defense. Moreover, some would argue that exterminating a criminal who has been convicted of a serious crime, or capital punishment, too ought to be an acceptable act. However, capital punishment is one occurrence in which I believe taking a human life is not morally acceptable. To begin with there is the issue of money. Being that money seems to be a central focal point in our society, one would think that this issue would be rightly brought up first. There is a common misconception that it is less expensive to exterminate a criminal rather than support them for the rest of their life in prison. On the contrary, it is actually cheaper to sustain a criminal in prison, rather than go through the costly court appeals to have them executed. However crude a reason it may be, money has its weight in this issue. Moreover, there is the issue of fairness. It is common knowledge that everyone
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