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Capital Punishment The Ultimate Denial of Human Rights While analyzing all of the articles that we have received in class one in particular captured my interest It was article 14 entitled Dead Wrong This article best represents my viewpoint on the topic of capital punishment It states that at least two thirds of Americans favor a suspension of the death penalty for reasons of fairness and money Along with those two thirds of Americans I too favor the suspension of the death penalty I feel that it is a denial of human rights and also increases peoples tendency toward violence Two wrongs do not make a right If we can say that killing a person is legally wrong how can we support a system that does justify capital punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today It has been used for various crimes ranging from the abandonment of soldiers during wartime to the more dreadful crimes of serial killers However the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not consequently justify its implementation in todays society The death penalty is morally and socially unethical and should be interpreted as cruel and unusual punishment since it has no proof of acting as a deterrent and risks the atrocious and unacceptable injustice of executing innocent people As long as capital punishment exists in our society it will continue to spark the injustice which it has failed to reduce Capital Punishment is immoral and unethical It does not matter who does the killing because when a life is taken by another it is always wrong By killing a human being the state lessens the value of life and actually contributes to the growing attitude in todays society that certain
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