Essay on Crime and Punishment is not Enough

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There is crime all over the world and it has been an issue for years. There are all different kinds of punishments for the different crimes that occur. The death penalty is one punishment used for certain crimes. However, the death penalty is not used enough. Every man or woman that commits murder, rape, or molestation should automatically receive the death penalty.
One reason why the death penalty is not used enough is because it comes out of everybody's tax money. Death row should be funded by the person being penalized and the government. Americans should not be penalized for a punishment going to someone else. They should be the ones taking care of it. Whatever they can not pay, the government should pay. Death penalty should not be so scarce.
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution states, "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." William D. Richardson says "[F]ar from supporting the position advocated by death…