For the Death Penalty Argumentative Essay by dgirl

For the Death Penalty
This paper is an argument for the death penalty, and shows opposing views and why these views are wrong.
# 4414 | 940 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Law (Criminal) , English (Argument) , Hot Topics (Capital Punishment)

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This paper is an argument in favor of the death penalty. It uses several different sources to support the author's argument that the death penalty saves lives, and does not unjustly take the life of someone who has committed a violent crime.

From the paper:

"Execution is forever. So is murder. Therefore, execution is the appropriate punishment for the murder of an innocent victim. If we apply the ?Golden Rule? to the situation (do unto others, as you wish done to yourself), we see that execution is inevitably the correct step for us to make (Shell, 120). A person?s right to live is lost when one intentionally takes an innocent life, everyone has the right to one life, his own. If he unlawfully takes the life of another he, eo ipso, loses his own right to life. Every person who can understand the nature and effects of his acts is responsible for them, and should be blamed and punished accordingly, if he could know that what he did was wrong."

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