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Opinion on the Death PenaltyThe death penalty also referred to as capital punishment has been abolished in Canada since 1976 but still exist in a few American States The last execution in Canada took place in 1962 I disagree with the death penalty for several reasons My first reason is that I find it extremely inhumane to take someones life in order to demonstrate the power of the law Another reason for my disapproval of the death penalty is the amount of money that it takes to put someone to death as it would cost the same to keep an inmate in jail for life as it would to put that same inmate to death My third and final reason is the guilty conscience that is placed on everyone involved the jury who convicted the accused to death the witnesses to the execution and the jail warden who must give out the execution and the person who pulls the switch or induces the poison Early societies were based on a simple code of law an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth Today now that our society has become more advanced we do not function by this ancient code of punishment For example we do not rape the rapists daughter we do not kidnap the kidnappers children but if the death penalty were permitted we would kill the killer So why as educated citizens would we want to lower ourselves to this level Do we feel that we need to show the power of the police force by killing the killers The death penalty is extremely barbaric and is often botched in order to let the accused suffer for several minutes Society by now must realize that two wrongs certainly do not make a right You do not show society anything by killing the killers except your ignorance for human life and well being Some thought has been that
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