Capital Punishment Essay, Research Paper
I have an opinion on many subjects. Whether or not you agree with it is your opininon. This country, being a free country, gives me the right to persuade you to see things my way. This is my goal with the following essay.
Hanging, firing squad, electrocution, gas, and lethal injection. They are all methods of execution used by the American government to punish murderers. Thirty-eight out of fifty states and Washington D.C. have the death penalty as a method of pinishment.
The subject of capital punishment has been under debate for a long time. Some believe it is a good way to punish murderers. Others call it immoral and unethical. I personally believe that it should be used as an punishment by our government.
I have many facts to support my opinion. Statistics say that over 60% of the American public believe in using the death penalty. That is almost a two-to-one ratio. Also, it is legal in thirty-eight states and even our nation’s capital. That is a large number that thinks we should keep it. Furthermore, if a mother can have an abortion, killing an unborn child, innocent of any crime, then why can’t society use the death penalty to punish murderers who have been tried and convicted of their crime? Nmbers 35:16-19 “But if he strikes him with an iron implement, so that he dies, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. And if he strikes him with a stone in the hand, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand weapon, by which one could die, and he does die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death. The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall be put to death.” The District Attorney of Oklahoma City, Robert Macy, described his concept of the need for the death penalty in one case: “In 1991, a young mother was rendered helpless and made to watch as her baby was executed. The mother was then mutilated and killed. The killer should not lie in some prison with three meals a day, clean sheets, cable TV, family visits and endless appeals. For justice to prevail, some killers just need to die.”
Above, I have mentioned my some of my reaons for supporting the death penalty. It is a way to make killers pay for their crimes, and to keep them from doing it again. If you take someone’s life, nothing, no matter how much money you have, or how much you want it can bring them back, but the families of the victims can see justice done, and have the killer recieve the same fate as the killed.