Opposing the Death Penalty

1115 Words Oct 21st, 1999 5 Pages
Opposing The Death Penalty

Taking this course has made me ponder on many issues which I never deemed worthy of my thoughts. I always considered the death penalty one of those things which I never had to concern myself with. First of all I 'm not planning to commit any vial crimes, and I don 't think anyone I care about has those plans either. Secondly, I 've never been conscious or concerned with the likes of criminals. When we began speaking on the subject, I thought we were only going to talk about the institution of racism in capital punishment, and was quite unaware of the feeling this subject would arouse in me. Needless to say, I have formed some opinions on the issue which confused even me. I always considered myself
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I therefore believe capital punishment too lenient a penalty for these fiend, but at least when they were fried they felt a few minutes of pain to recompense for their victim 's suffering. Please forgive my vindictive reaction, but a dear relative of mine was raped and murdered by one of these beasts; he is still at large. Needless to say, I believe a harsher form of punishment should be placed on their lives. I have therefore devised a more austere discipline which, conveyed in the form of fear, would severely downsize heinous crimes, and would also be cheaper.
Instead of simply killing them why don 't we just maim them to the point where they are no longer a threat to society. First you amputate their legs from the knee down, so they can no longer walk. Then you cut off their arms so they can no longer shoot, strangle, hit or stab anyone. Then you cut out their tongues so they no longer speak their ideas of hate. Then you burn their faces till they are so ugly to look at that they are ashamed to be alive. Then you castrate them to make sure they can no longer partake in pleasure. In this disheveled state you throw them out to the streets so they can see and hear the pain, agony and injustice that they so freely bestowed on their victims. They will truly suffer for their crimes. They will be the new example for future

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