There is a time where killing is a justified action. Times like this our self-defense, war, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. Another great example is in the book, by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men. George had to kill Lennie because Lennie’s punishment could have been worse, Lennie is not safe to be around, and George realized Lennie would never get better and the dream would never come true.
The action of killing another is not always for criminal reasons. For example, when your pet gets really old or is struggling to walk or even doesn’t eat just lays down. It’s time to have a talk with the family members about what should happen. You could let it suffer with pain and give it pain reliever or go to the vet and have them put it down for life time sleep. Also, you could have the vets give you the pills and give them to your pet so it helps you get over it faster. Killing another is a justifiable act in some cases like Hunting (for trophy), Assisted suicide, in the case of George and Lennie.
Now, in order to truly look at the topic at hand, I feel that it is necessary to examine a few different viewpoints when it comes to this ethical issue. These viewpoints are called deontological, and utilitarianism. Each approach provides a unique look in the idea of capital punishment and will help to look at the consequences at the present time, as well as in the future. The question of whether it is ethically acceptable to take the life of someone is at the heart
Killing another is nowhere near “justifiable”. Imagine this, someone close to you is framed for a murder they didn’t commit. If your state had the death penalty, they could be punished for nothing. There are many other situations when killing another is unacceptable and wrong. Killing someone takes away the meaning of their life. It will hurt those around them and those close to them. We were all put on this Earth for a reason and everyone should be able to achieve the goals they want to in their life. Whether it’s capital punishment, euthanasia,or the case of George and Lennie, killing others is an unjustifiable act.
Do people deserve to die? This is the question that society has had us ask ourselves for many years. The speaker argues that the real question surrounding the death penalty is, “Do we deserve to kill?”
Whether innocent or guilty, no one has the right to end someone’s life. As a civilized society, the act of killing someone as
Capital punishment, otherwise known as the death penalty, is a controversial subject which has been argued for decades due to the ethical decisions involved. People believe the death penalty is the right thing to do and that it is the perfect example of ‘justice’ while others believe that it is immoral and overly expensive. The death penalty is not a logical sentence for criminals, it doesn’t give them the right type of justice and it is immoral.
Is life and death such a good thing, is killing someone the right thing to do. People’s life’s are meaningless and should die without any thought what so ever.
No issue posed by capital punishment is more disturbing to the public than the prospect that the government might execute innocent people. Proponents to the death penalty are, of course, also against executing an innocent person (Hook and Kahn 91). Most everyone would agree that killing someone is wrong. Proponents and opponents agree that murder is a heinous act and should be punished. Despite their hatred for those who kill, proponents support the killing of murderers as a just punishment for their deviant behaviors. In this sense, execution can be termed, “legal murder” because “executions shares enough of the characteristics of murder to be counted as part of the general category: it includes a victim who does not want to die, and an agent that nonetheless kills [the victim]” (Yanich 98]. Murder is synonymous with kill, as found in the Britannica- Webster Dictionary. To kill is to deprive one of life or to put one to death and murder implies motive and intent or premeditation. With respect
If someone in your family was in coma and the doctor said it was very unlikely, almost impossible that they will come out of it and it is your choice to let them continue to let them suffer or die with no pain. Or if you were suffering and the suffering with a terminal disease and was given a choice for assisted suicide. In certain situations such as assisted suicide, euthanasia, and in George and Lennie's case killing another is justifiable.
Why is murder wrong? Murder is wrong because you do not get the choice to take someone else’s life. Whether it is more convenient to you for them to
On one end of the argument is the belief that all human lives are of equal merit, because they are humans it gives them equal merit. Therefore no human should ever take the life of another, even if that individual has taken other lives. This argument is mostly favored by people of religious faith, but there are some sensible individuals who also adhere to this as an ethical position. At the other end of the spectrum is an argument in favor of the death penalty because of its ability to get rid of a problematic human so that they will be able to do no more harm. This is a very utilitarianism-like perspective of the death penalty. To examine this perplexing ethical dilemma one must first figure out their stance on what death is, like Socrates would.
If I were to ask you if killing someone is justifiable, some will answer with a strong no and others like me might say it depends on what they did. However, that is a job for the police to investigate and figure out. No human being kills another without some sort of
Insight: Many theories of punishment can conceivably argue capital punishment is justified. For example, the utilitarian theory states capital punishment can be acceptable if it brings the about the common good for everyone involved. However, what about the family and friends of the offender? Are they included in basis of everyone?
The law of God is, "Thou Shalt Not Kill" (Bible 79 ), and every system of ethics and rules of our society echoes that law. For decades, state and federal leaders have struggled with opposing views of the death penalty. Many minds have endured this difficult question-Who says it is right to take another human's life because of an act that he/she committed?