Death Penalty Argument Essay

683 Words Jul 18th, 2013 3 Pages
The Death Penalty

A society operates around communities of people who work together and do their part to form a functional place to live. Many people benefit from others throughout society without even knowing it. Society functions and benefits from people doing their part to keep our community safe and people benefit from society as well, but there is an exception. Criminals who have committed a crime that has placed them in prison for the rest of their life, without the possibility of parole, will never positively benefit society again, and this is why I feel so strongly about the death penalty being enforced more.
Criminals who spend the rest of their lives behind bars, without the possibility of parole, will never again positively
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As a society we need to remove dangerous people from our communities, but it should be in a humane way. I believe death by lethal injection should be the way the death penalty should be carried out, because death by lethal injection is a pain free death and the most humane approach.
Many states don’t allow the death penalty anymore and I believe it’s because they think its inhumane and a morally wrong thing to do. I don’t believe all criminals should be sentenced to death, just criminals who will spend the rest of their lives in prison. There is just no reason to pay for a criminal to live their entire lives in jail, for committing a horrible crime, just because it is a morally wrong thing to sentence a person to death. Criminals who murder have already committed an inhumane crime by murdering innocent people. We are doing the humane thing by removing them from our society, because they will and cannot do anything positive for our society anymore.
Enforcing the death penalty more, I believe, will reduce the amount of serious and dangerous crimes. Criminals will be more scared to commit their crimes because they will be scared of their own fate. I also think it is a very smart thing to do because it will save tax money for more important matters. Our taxes need to be spent on more serious things, and not on criminals spending their lives in jail. I also…