Capital punishment -Criminals Need the Death Penalty

Capital punishment -Criminals Need the Death Penalty

Is the death penalty fair?. It is a very controversial subject discussed by the experts. Has any one of these individuals listened to the rest of us? The answer in many cases is no. Australia and America’s Governments represent the people, their wishes, beliefs and ideals. That means, through elections, we decide what policies are to be passed. In the case of capital punishment, various polls report that seventy percent of Americans are in favour of the death sentence. That is a clear majority. So called experts are free to appeal this is wrong and speak freely. But the fact of the matter is seven out of ten Americans have calculated the problem of capital punishment according to their own values and beliefs. Their conclusion was favourable to the death penalty. The question of it being fair was answered by the majority – and the majority rules. Many experts who speak against the death penalty refer to it as barbaric. The definition of murder, is “the unlawful killing of a human being with hatred .” This is true but that is what a killer has done. Everyone should know that if you kill or rape then the death penalty is the punishment for the crime. If the person willingly committed the terrible act of taking a life, he would know that he would be subject to this penalty. Therefore, he decided to gamble on not being caught, or thought that he was above the law. In either case he willingly gave up his life with the taking of another. Critics argue that an innocent person may be put to death, and most agree this may happen. However, we must protect the people of this country from killers, and we have tried all other options. The trial court imposes death only after a post-conviction hearing, during which circumstances of the crime are reviewed. The accused may also appeal the decision or request a stay of execution as he sees fit. Although the risk of an accidental death is there, the legal actions are in p…


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