Capital Punishment: A Moral and Economic Disaster

1619 Words Feb 26th, 2018 6 Pages
Currently, the number of people on death row is 3261. The government, therefore, would have to pay a little over 7.5 billion dollars to execute every single person on death row (“Death Penalty Statistics”). The United States government can alternatively spend this large sum of money in numerous ways aside from taking people’s lives, such as saving them, by putting the funds into projects like reducing health care costs, ending poverty, or expanding education, social prosperity would increase significantly. In addition, the government should not take a sacred human life based on limited evidence provided by an attorney that is trying to prove the guilt of the individual. Furthermore, when man tries to put himself in the place of God, too much power is put into the hands of a few individuals, which often leads to disaster. Although some may claim that capital punishment is necessary for society, it is a terrible evil that interferes with the laws of God and should be immediately abolished. Based on plentiful evidence, the death penalty is not an effective way to deter murder. The Death Penalty Information Center took a survey of the presidents of the country’s top academic criminological societies finding that eighty-eight percent of these experts stated that the death penalty was an extremely ineffective way to reduce the…
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