Essay on Death Penalty Arguments

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Many victims of murdered people say that the death penalty should be
re-introduced in to our society. They say that the murderer doesn't
deserve to live while others argue the point. I will examine the
arguments on both sides.

If we turn to the bible for some advice whether or not to re-introduce
the death penalty we can find help in the Old Testament. The covenant
recorded in Genesis 9 says, "whoever sheds the blood of man, by man
shall his blood be shed." This is the same as what the Old Testament
teaches us stating, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." Does
this mean that if someone murders our loved ones that we should have
the right to kill them? If we look to Genesis again we see
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We do not know the pain that the victims
feel knowing that the person who killed their loved one is locked up
in a safe warm cell. Also think of the pain and unhappiness they go
through when they hear that the perpetrator's sentence has been
lowered for good behaviour. Why not bring back the death penalty and
let our loved ones be happy?

Prisons also cost a great deal of money to run and maintain and it is
all paid for out of our taxes. If the death penalty was re-introduced
then taxes may be lower or the money could be put to a better cause
like cancer research because there would be fewer prisoners in prison
because of executions.

That was all the points towards or for the death penalty. Now for the
bad points. Yet again if we look to the bible this time we will look
at the New Testament we will see in John chapter 8 verse 7, "He who is
without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first." This shows
us that no one should be allowed to kill anyone because they have all
sinned before. Also if we look to the rules that God set us, 10
Commandments. The 6th commandment is "Thou shalt not kill." Here God
is saying that we are forbidden to kill anyone. So if the death
penalty is re-introduced does this mean that we are angering God by
not following his Commandments? How can we introduce the death…