Death Penalty Right or Wrong


The issue of death penalty is one which has been long debated in the United States. Various anti-death penalty arguments have been brought forward proclaiming death penalty as wrong and brutal. The anti death-penalty movement claims that there is a very high risk of execution of the innocent. They apparently seem to ignore that in the process of saving very few exceptions, they are propagating to let all murderers get away with their crime. Moreover, the opponents of death penalty also claim that if the end result of murder and execution both is the death of an individual, then both are equally wrong and brutal. What they, in other words, are saying that murder and execution are one and the same thing since the end result of both is the same. Seemingly pathetic argument since no one can say that a man making love to a woman is equal to a man having sex with a woman against her wishes. Is it possible to equate Death penalty is something which is required for the safety of the nation. By executing murderers, what one is doing is ensuring that these people are incapable of murdering again and taking more innocent lives. So in effect, death penalty is saving the lives of those who might be at risk. Moreover, the death penalty also acts as a fear factor for potential murderers who do not murder because of their fear of execution. Once again, this results in saving the lives of those who could have been potential “If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call.” John McAdams – Marquette

University/Department of Political Science, on deterrence (Dudley Sharp; And death penalty is not brutal. What about the fact that murderers have violated the rights of their victims’ What about the brutality with which most murderers take the lives of innocent people’ Where is compassion for the victims’ Death penalty is justified for those who take innocent lives; who have absolutely no rights to victimize innocent people and get away with it. Death penalty is required and by all means the right approach of providing justice to those who deserve it. The government has every right to defend this law and to overlook all political and moral arguments brought on against it. It’s the government’s job to protect its people and death penalty, if not providing 100% protection, does ensure that those who do wrong are punished for their crimes.