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The Death Penalty does not promote retribution reconciliation or rehabilitation instead it fuels revenge and thus it should be put to death The Death Penalty is as old as humanity Over the years executions were carried out by hanging crucifixion boiling until dead firing squad drowning beheading and lethal injections It is viewed as a way to discourage crime and free mankind from dangerous criminalsAn important fact to note is in Europe in the middle Ages as well here in America the social status of a condemned person often influenced was the individual was executed Thus enters the unbalance in our universal justice system One cannot ignore the reasoning of those who says the Death Penalty should not be abolished Their justification is the Death Penalty is necessary to stop murders and other heinous is crimes On the flip side of the coin other voices sound the Death Penalty must be abolished citing that taking a human life is cruel and unusual punishment Through research common knowledge based on media and statistics prompts you to strongly agree The Death Penalty must be put to deathThere are several points of focus to substantiate the decision on abolishing the Death Penalty the first being secular The Bibles Commandment Thou shalt not Kill Exodus 2013 The executioner becomes a murderer as well when he or she performs an execution Secondly Capital Punishment defies human rights as defined by the eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America which prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishment These words can be interpreted as nothing less than a punishment must not by its severity be degrading to human dignityThe Death Penalty embraces revenge against those condemned It does not provide the opportunity to reconcile with the particular crime and its circumstances The Death Penalty takes away the focus to face personal demons and to
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