Do you support Capital Punishment?

@maria_k (925)
United States
September 6, 2008 2:01pm CST
Talking about crime and pusnishment. Capital punishment is the highest degree of crime. If one commit a horrible crime then one should be sent to the electric chair according to the law. But to me, that law does not solve any thing. It does not make sense. Take the case of Ted Bundy. He killed so many women and we killed him. I think he should be given a life sentence and put to work .Part of his earning should should go to saving life projects and part of his earning should go to the family victims. To me the best punishment that makes sense is if one kill another human being one should be put to work to safe a life . That is making more sense than an eye for an eye. What is your opinion?
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I personally support capital punishment for some crimes. What the law solves is this person that has gone thru the judicial system and proven guilty must pay with his own life. Obviously he or she had no regard for life, so why should his be spared? And why should we as the public have to bear the cost of his life, as he lives better than half of the world even in prison. His every need is taken care of at mine and your expense. There are people all over the world that are trying to do the right thing and the basic staples of life are still not afforded them. But you are telling me that because this monster has taken lives without any regard, he should be afforded heat and air,shelter and bed,food and drink, education and entertainment, religion etc. ? I don't think so, not on my watch.
@sirnose (2440)
• United States
8 Sep 08
Well said,I couldn't put it any better than that ...why should they live off the land with no regards for their fellow human beings lives we the tax payers will have to take care of these vermit for the rest of their natural lives.
@Alexx08 (93)
• Germany
7 Sep 08
Yes, I do support capital punishment. This is a really tough issue for me to argue because I can see both sides. But every time I discuss this I end up with the same answer: yes. Someone who has done such horrible things deserves to die and simply spending his entire life in prison is not enough of a punishment.
7 Sep 08
no i dont
@bincyani (11)
7 Sep 08
yes capital punishment is important, only then a society can survive, if the rule is in its high position it will make man twice think before he commits a crime, so i support capital punishment
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
7 Sep 08
I support it. There are some crimes that are just so horrible. I think without it , we would see even more crime then we do. So it actualy is saving lives when you look at how much the murder rate would go up. Its a sad but there is only so much room in the jails and some of those people should not be back on the streets. I do think that more needs to be placed into true rehabiliatation so that people receive help early and young before they take a life or get farther into crime. There should be alot more education pertaining to anger management and positive mental health in the school systems as well. Education , and positive programs for youth, early on would help reduce a great deal of crime.
• New Zealand
7 Sep 08
well, personally i think its stupid that in my country, we put a cerial killer in jail for sometime then we let them out again! they should be sent to the electric chair, but what if your innocent? what if a criminal master mind set u up? id be stuffed then wouldnt you. its not excatly a wack on the wrist, im not qut sure wat they do in prison, but im sure they give the people a hell of a time
• United States
6 Sep 08
In my opinion Id have to say what goes around comes around. But i would also have to agree with you. One Life is killed , why would you want to make it two lives killed when you can save one life you couldnt save before. Make that person live there life out working to save others. Sounds like a good plan!