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Hypocritical Killing

By BabyGirlBrittany, Cincinnati, OH

There are two sayings that come to mind when I think of the death penalty. One being “Only God can judge me” and second being, “Condemn not and you will not be condemned.” Society has seemed to totally disregard these two sayings these days. Instead we judge, condemn, and literally take someone’s life into our own hands. We take someone’s life and try to decide whether we deem it worthy or not.

I support justice. I do not support putting someone to death because we say it is justified. One of my most major arguments against the death penalty is this. Normally when we punish someone, we do it to teach them a lesson. We do it, to tell them and society, that what they have done is unacceptable and wrong. So I’ve never quite understood the thought process behind the death penalty.

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