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Unformatted text preview: abandoning capital punishment and urging life imprisonment instead. In my opinion this shift is a positive one and should be implemented into each states laws. I believe that the only person who has the right to choose life or death for a person is God. Even though death may give justice to the family of the victim, I think it would leave them feeling guilty and would make them no better than the criminal. Economically speaking it would cost less to do away with the death penalty and keep the person imprisoned for the rest of their life. Similarly, it would do a lot more pain to the criminal for them to have to sit in a solitary room everyday while they mull over their crime then to give them an easy way out to heaven. Overall, even though this statement is imbedded within the text, I think we need to consider abolishing capital punishment and looking for ulterior ways to penalize the criminals without taking away their life....
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- Fall '11