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Amy Brey
4/12 Discussion
Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:54am
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I have decided to do my issue paper on the death penalty. I choose this topic because it interests me, and I would like to learn more about the it. I also think that there is a variety of information about it to research and present both sides equally. I hope to learn both sides of the story and make an opinion for myself. This is what I hope for my readers too. This has been a controversial topic in the U.S. for many years and has been under debate. Some people believe that the death penalty is disrespectful and unnecessary, while others think that it is beneficial. I just began to collect resources for the paper so I am not very educated about the topic quite yet but from what I have read and know myself I know there are many reasons for the viewpoints of each side. The people who are against the death penalty believe that it is immoral and downright wrong. Taking a life is something bigger than punishing someone, it's a decision they believe should not be in the hands of the government. Furthermore, they argue that life without parole is enough of a punishment because the inmate will spend their life behind bars suffering for their crimes. Also, there have been many cases in which the inmate is wrongly accused. However, people who are for the death penalty believe that people should reap the consequences of their crimes. It takes a lot of money to support people in jail, paying for their medical expenses, food and space for a significant amount of time. In addition, some people argue that the death penalty reinenforces to the public how serious crimes can be. By issuing the death penalty upon someone, it can reduce further crime. The impact of this controversy effects every one in the U.S. Safety is important to all Americans and we should feel safe in our communities. Also, it directly affects all those who know an inmate, whether guilty or innocent. In order to come to an ultimate decision, this controversy must be solved because it affects the lives of so many.

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