Essay on Death or Life

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Albert Camus once said, “For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check: yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.” How can we justify our mistreatment of a person to get additional information or satisfy our personal views because of the punishment, Because one commits a crime does not justify us committing a crime. In some instances we use horrible techniques to get information, The bible states an eye for an eye. Meaning a life for a life, and Going against your morals because you don't feel that justice was served is wrong. Although we do it …show more content…

“(Rainbow) Does that mean that it is ok to stand by and watch a human life be taken? In March 2005 News anchor woman Deborah Davies unveiled several cases of inhumane treatment right here in the United States Arizona prison during a four month investigation. Although the deontological theory states that upholding your duties is considered ethically correct it was not. Mrs Davies report that she found more that twenty cases of prisoners who died in the past few years because of the torture, she showed two cases in which the guards degrade and demoralize the prisoners by releasing dogs on them, using abusive profane language towards them and even using cattle prods and stun guns on them. There were cases where mentally handicapped and blind men were tortured to their deaths which resulted in the death of the two men. “The utilitarian ethical theory is founded on the ability to predict the consequences of an action. To a utilitarian, the choice that yields the greatest benefit to the most people is the choice that is ethically correct. One benefit of this ethical theory is that the utilitarian can compare similar predicted solutions and use a point system to determine which choice is more beneficial for more people.”(Rainbow) Matthew 7:12 says “Do unto others as you will have them do unto you.”(Tyndale) This saying is one of the oldest known to man. It was the basis of many of the ethical systems on which we have used to build

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