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The death penalty is one of the most difficult problems to be solved in the United States Whether the death penalty is right or wrong it is still a contentious topic to be debated in our todays society Death is definitely NOT a solution to solve human issues Human Rights Commissioner John Sakulanda said Zambia should move towards being a beacon for respect of fundamental rights of every human being Africa News Service 2004 I agree with Sakulandas statement death penalty is a cold-blooded treatment for humans Death is absolutely not the correct means of penalty for a guilty criminal offense Moreover I believe in my Catholic religion that God is the only person who has the right to take a persons life away Posterity will remember this merciful gesture As Christians we believe that God is the giver of life and only God can take it away Africa News Service Furthermore prosecutor Ronnie Earle capital punishment supporter is trying to act as God in deciding whether an offender should live or die He had stated Well before any tribal begins he and his top lieutenants decide for themselves whether someone is guilty and deserves to die Time Inc 2003 In addition many supporters of the capital punishment such as Mr Murunga believes People who take human life deserve to lose theirs They also argue the threat of death discourages crime - more effectively than the threat of imprisonment Africa News Service We should not be able to sentence people to death just because they are guilty of capital crimes These criminal people should be sentenced to jail for the rest of their lives A life sentence would make criminals regret and realize what they did was wrong and strive to become better people changing their lives to be more optimistic Everyone should be able to receive the chance to change for the better Furthermore how could we ever be so positive to state
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