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The Righteous Debate Against Capital Punishment In these times of nationalistic fervor and pride the successful citizens of a country rarely ever stop and consider the legitimacy of their governments actions The majority of citizenry feel they are being the best they can be by utterly and completely supporting their country in everything it does The best citizen though would do everything possible to make sure that their country is doing the finest and fairest job possible with regard to honor justice truth and equality In fact it is a citizens duty to always check that the American government upholds these values which give the country its greatness It is up to everyone to ensure that we are not being blinded or manipulated by tradition media or propaganda and to always question the righteousness of US governmental action Capital punishment is an example of one of our governments behaviors worthy of this patriotic criticism The concept of the death penalty may seem sensible and just to some but in reality it is more comparable to an ejecting seat on a helicopter--theory and practice are gravely different The practice of corporal punishment in the US has been so horrendously corrupted and perverted from the original theory that it has come to the point that one might wonder whether it is ever possible to instate corporal punishment without the same flaws which the rest of society suffers In an examination of moral beliefs regarding capital punishment the cruelty and pain endured during executions the personal bias and unfairness in capital cases the execution of youth and the execution of mentally ill and incompetent it will be demonstrated that capital punishment is imposed in violation of the equal protection clause of the US Constitution and undermines the fundamental fairness which is the foundation of the United States A further examination of capital punishment suggests that it also does not deter crime it has a financial cost to
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