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I strongly believe that the death penalty is the wrong way to go about punishing our criminals What type of society kills its own people The United States is one of the few countries left in the world to practice the savage and immoral punishment of death and our cultures morals have accepted the death penalty as a reasonable punishment However who gives us the power to determine when someones life should end Who makes us God People who murder others should be punished and pay the price of their crime but not killed Our society feels so strongly that murder is wrong and criminals should be killed when in all actuality we are committing the exact same horrendous deed Is an eye for an eye really just Capital punishment is extremely wrong for several reasons Several states in our country have adopted the death penalty as a reasonable act However there has been no significant decline in violence among these states and others proving that capital punishment does not deter crime Murder and other crimes of violence are not always premeditated A person may not plan on murdering someone when they wake up but as the day goes on an unexpected turn of events may happen In the heat of the moment that person may end up doing something they normally wouldnt do like kill another person Its proven that most capital crimes are committed during times of great emotional trauma or under the influence of drugs or alcohol when logical thinking is in no doubt absent In such cases a person will commit a crime of violence regardless of the consequences How is the death penalty supposed to dissuade that type of incident from happening People will always be killing other people and committing other horrible acts of crime Another reason that the death penalty is wrong is that it does not appear to be a very effective punishment How is executing a
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