I am completely and totally for Capital Punishment. Absolutely! This is one of those beliefs I have that I have never had second thoughts on, and that when asking my family, they all agree! Although killing people is bad and whatnot, we should do it. Actually, we should do it more often. Because of the controversy surrounding the death penalty it’s actually very difficult to have someone on death row that actually is killed via death penalty. I suppose that now I will argue why a few of the possible arguments against the death penalty are usually invalid.
First of all, people use the argument “well, what if you’re actually sentencing them to death but they’re really innocent and you don’t find out until afterwards, huh huh?!?!?!?!” WELL HERE IS THE SOLUTION TO THAT: don’t sentence people to death if there is any doubt. This rarely happens, it really rarely happens, so this is a rather odd argument to make. Usually, almost ALWAYS, a judge is not going to sentence a person to death if it’s not absolutely certain that he is guilty. What kind of argument is this anyway? Do you really have such little faith in the legal system that you think everyone is accidentally found guilty of terrible crimes? Do you know how LONG you have to wait on death row? How easy it is to get another trial? This argument isn’t really an argument. It’s an inane thought of “oh what is the worst situation we can come up with.”
Another argument, the whole “well think of how his family is going to feel” argument, is another one I find slightly suspicious. Yeah, because if a man or woman has done something that calls for legal death there’s going to be a really tight nit family relationship involved. Whereas the first argument is almost never even applicable, this argument has some legitimacy. Almost no one wants to see a family member be put to shame and brought to death. The sad fact is, however, that when someone commits a crime so terrible, that is what they deserve. We’re always being told we live in a harsh world, well let’s make it harsher. The crime rate now is RIDICULOUS. There is so much fear, so much death and pain, that city streets have become cemeteries. What is going on?! Well, for the modern world, we need the death penalty to help keep our crime in check.
The last argument I would like to bring up is that we are only killing people because it’s cheaper. WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY?! We can spend SO much money on trials and lawyers and everything and you think we’re trying to save money? Do you know how much lethal injection costs? We’re not shooting bullets here!! We, as the American people are paying for this. For the most part, I don’t mind, but when court costs start skyrocketing and a person who has murdered nine children and an orangutan keeps going to court, I’m going to get mad. Almost as mad as I am right now because I got a total of ONE HOUR OF SLEEP. Does that explain why this entry is so bad? DOES IT DOES IT?!