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Capital Punishment is reasonable in todays society What this means is that as long as people are still committing acts of violence no matter how civilized a society thinks it is there must be a sufficient punishment for those crimes It is funny how long it took for this nation a nation that is supposed to set the example for the rest of the world to finally question the morality or ethics of capital punishment Why you may ask has it taken so long I believe that it has taken this long because we are a country born out of violence towards others For the short amount of time we have been a nation we have been in several major wars and I believe that is why we are the super power we are today If we as so called civilized people still participate in wars how can we not be expected to execute our own citizens to punish them for crimes against society Support for the death penalty in the US has risen to an average of 80 This figure is slightly lower in Canada where support for the death penalty is at 72 of the population over 18 years of age as stated in article by Kirk Makir in the March 26 1987 edition of the Globe and Mail titled BC MPs split on Death Penalty People in America dont want to rehabilitate criminals they want them to pay their debt to society and if they killed someone that debt should be their lives Most supporters of the death penalty feel that offenders should be punished for their crimes and that it does not matter whether it will deter the crime rate Supporters of the death penalty are in favor of making examples out of offenders and that the threat of death will be enough to deter the crime rate but the crime rate is irrelevant The Death Penalty is not
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