Against the Death Penalty Essay

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When you turn on the television, radio, or simply open the local newspaper, you are bombarded with news of arrests, murders, homicides, and other tragedies. There are many things that I don’t agree with in today’s society but, out of all the wrong doing that takes place, I believe murder including the death penalty is the worst of them. I am strongly against the death penalty because it violates God’s rules, costs the tax payers too much money, and possibly the “wrongly accused,” may have to die because of the cruel and unusual punishment of the death penalty. How often do these concepts get into the public’s mind when it hears of our ‘fair, trusty’ government taking away someone’s breathing rights? Do we honestly want people thinking of us …show more content…
I believe that religious beliefs are the corner stone for our law system, especially since our country was built to escape religious execution. Executing someone should not be made an exception to God’s rules.
My next reason for being against the death penalty is the fact that taxpayers waste too much of their money with the death penalty. The average death penalty case is appealed at least three times. This means that “we”, the taxpayers, must pay for the same trial to be heard at least three times. After a while this adds up and becomes expensive. Also, the average convicted murderer spends 12 years on death row. If people who support the death penalty are positive enough to kill the person for committing the crime, shouldn’t the supporters be confident enough to execute them in right then? Why spend everyone else’s money keeping these inmates in jail? Our money should be spent to help better society, not to accommodate the prisoners that are going to end up dead anyways.
There’s always the chance of an innocent person being in the wrong place at the wrong time. A little bit of evidence and a good lawyer could sentence someone to life in prison, and maybe even the death penalty. Some innocent person could be spending and or possibly ending his life in captivity for just walking down the wrong street on the wrong day. That person does not deserve to serve the time that’s not rightfully his and take the needle that shouldn’t…