The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

1647 WordsApr 14, 20167 Pages
Albert Einstein, a theoretical physicist and philosopher of science, once said, no problem can be solved with the same level of thinking that created it (Einstein). The intelligent man expressed his ideas clearly that if a killer kills someone and we also kill the killer then what would be the difference between us and the killer because we both are killers. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 31 States in the United States allow the death penalty and 19 states do not allow the death penalty (“Deterrence”). The death penalty should be abolished in our society because it is not an effective crime deterrent, it puts a strain on our economy, it may result in the loss of innocent lives, and it is racial discrimination. Death Penalty brought to United States by Britain. When European colonists came to the new world, they brought the practice of Death Penalty. The first recorded execution in the new colonies was a Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. Kendall was executed for being a spy for Spain. In 1612, Virginia Governor Sir Thomas Dale enacted the Divine, Moral and Martial Laws, which provided the death penalty for even minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, and trading with Indians ("Part I”). The death penalty should be abolished because it does not reduce the crime rate, which means it will not scare anyone not do the crime. In fact, the death penalty may actually raise crime rates. According to the Death
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