We don't need the death penalty

Essay by Etatiana90College, UndergraduateB, October 2014

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Tatiana Edward

Professor Murphy

ENC 1102

19 September 2014

We Don't Need the Death Penalty

I decided to change the topic of my essay on Student loans to Death Penalty (against). A lot of people say death penalty isn't useful because people are still killing. I am a very religious person. The Bible clearly states the death penalty as valid and just, yet at the same time murder is not allowed and salvation must be offered. Since everyone is not of the same religion and each person can interpret the same religion differently, the role of religion concerning the death penalty is very unclear. That's why the government separate state and church. The death penalty violates our human rights; the government is trying to play God, and not humane. I hear this saying, "Guilty until proven innocent." But that's not true because what if they didn't find any new evidence until after they have executed an innocent man or women.

Now who's at fought? I'm not saying killing is a good thing but killing someone else doesn't help the situation nor does it stop it. "Death is... an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality, and in its enormity... The fatal constitutional infirmity in the punishment of death is that it treats 'members of the human race as nonhumans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded. [It is] thus inconsistent with the fundamental premise of the Clause that even the vilest criminal remains a human being possessed of common human dignity.' [quoting himself from Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 257 (1972)] As such it is a penalty that 'subjects the individual to a fate forbidden by the principle of civilized treatment guaranteed by the [Clause].' [quoting C.J. Warren from Trop v. Dulles...