What I Consider Moral And Just For The Death Penal

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Let E'm Hang According to recent data from the Stats Can there has been an increase of first-degree murders since the government abolished the death penalty.

When a person is ruthless enough to take a non-civilized action that threatens the life of another, then they should be punished. I presume that when another takes one's life, the justice of the nation is disturbed. This creates reason to maintain the death penalty.

Although many people have concluded that they are against the death penalty, I believe that it is an important part of our judicial system. The bible clearly states in Genesis 9:6, "Who so sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made He man." This describes that when one human kills another, they should receive the same treatment. The bible also describes that one is to do to another as they would have done to them.

Some claim that this is out of context with the bible because it was taken from the Old Testament and in the New Testament it states that Jesus declares to "Turn the other cheek". He also describes forgiveness but this is derived from two principals. First, the idea of forgiveness of an unlawful act and second, a punishment for an unlawful act. Even a loving God judges an unjust world. It is historically maintained that it is proper to take an "eye for an eye" and a life for a life. This is the policy to maintain the balance in the judicial system. This leaves me to believe that using the death penalty is just and moral.

The death of a murderer will conclude in reassurance. When a person's life is taken, it leaves many in mourning. Not only does the victim suffer, but it...