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Capital Punishment Capital punishment is a disgusting example of how stupid ignorant and lazy our American society is Society punishes victims yes victims of our corrupt system for its own mistakes It is a punishment that does not fit the crime because in most circumstances the crime was destined to happen considering everything and I would like to emphasize on the word everything that an individual has been through If people are a product of their environment then they shouldnt be punished for something that was bound to happen The reasons for capital punishment or any punishment for that matter are the idea that pain is necessary to prevent future crime to prevent the general population who have not committed crimes from doing so and or to cure criminal patients through treatment Punishment is just not only when it aims at redeeming the person being punished but also when it is a sacrifice to the common good Striking out to hurt what hurts us is a natural impulse It is what makes us kick the table leg when we stub our toe In the words of the Old Testament When one man strikes another and kills him he shall be put to death It shall be done to him as he had bestowed on to others fracture for fracture eye for eye tooth for tooth Unfortunately we base this on the assumption that offenders are free to choose between committing and not committing crimes Most of them are not Free will Yes in some cases but most of the time forces beyond human will control or determine individual behavior Endless amounts of research have demonstrated a relationship between social conditions and crime Psychiatrists point to subconscious forces beyond the conscious wills control that determine criminal conduct Biologists have linked violent crime to an extra Y chromosome Medical doctors have shown a link between brain chemistry and violence We act according to forces either inside or
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