Does One Who Kills Deserve to Die

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Does one who kills another deserve to die?

Does One Who Kills Another Deserve to Die?
“Don’t get mad, get even” It’s a common rule in a heartless society. But is it right? Thomas Hobbes stated that human beings are fearful of and hostile to one another, they resent the least detriment to themselves; to their bodies, their property, their liberty or opportunities, their pride or their reputation”. (Lisa H. Newton 2004 p. 59) Under certain circumstances there are reasons why one who kills another deserves to die and there are reasons why they don’t deserve to die. There are many different philosophic views on this topic. For example; a subject that brings much debate, should an insane person that kills be killed? Retributivists say that
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If the victim was not trying to hurt another person or doing anything unlawful than they shouldn’t be killed. Utilitarian’s considerations for legal punishment that were best suited for any crime made sense, the disablement, deterrence, and rehabilitation. The fact that we are designating whether or not a person deserves to die is grounded on a mere human idea and is highly subjective. Humans die: this is a fact and is not arguable. However, whether or not they "deserve" to die is whether or not we WANT them to die? If we don't want someone to die then they don't deserve to die. If we do want someone to die, usually out of a vindictive or moral motivation, we say, "oh they deserve to die". Thus, since most humans want someone to die at some point or another(for example serial killers, drug addicts, risk seekers, or just the guy/girl you briefly met that insulted you deeply), it is a silly act to ask whether humans deserve to die or not. They definitely do "deserve" to die (only in certain situations like mentioned before) because we want them to die (in those situations). Any sort of a priori reason for someone to die or not is only determined by nature and natural selection and has no humanistic emotion of desire associated with it. This desire is what creates the
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