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The Death Penalty Millions to Kill Pennies to Heal The human life is the most valuable resource on this planet I ask why we must continue the chain of hate with legalized murder We must accept the fact that there are people on this earth that live amongst us that do not value their own lives This is a horrible thought everyone should love themselves and believe in his or her self worth This is something very difficult to do when your governing body is throwing away lives like they are worthless It is the governments job to protect us from cold blooded murders but no one said anything about having to kill them These horrible people are safely behind bars doing their life sentences where they can do no one any harm In Edward I Kochs essay Death and Justice How Capital Punishment Affirms Life he takes the commonly heard arguments and responds to them The problem with this is he fails to make his argument on many key issues having to do with the death penalty There is no perfect way to kill a person This is something that Edward I Koch admits to in his essay The reason for this is because human beings were not created to kill each other They werent meant to die by each others hand Why do we feel that it is our job to bring about justice Who are we to play God Koch uses a very inappropriate metaphor by comparing the death penalty to cancer In this comparison he says Ultimately we may learn how to cure cancer with a simple pill Unfortunately that day has not arrived Today we are faced with the choice of letting the cancer murderers spread or trying to cure it with the methods available methods that someday will almost certainly be considered barbaric Koch 624 By saying this Koch is making the wrong assumption that the death
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