Death Penalty Should be Abolished in US
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Just seeing if this is possible. Standard definitions unless otherwise stated
Not deterrence, most commit in passion.
Innocence possible. Eye for eye makes whole world blind.
Deterrence, weigh real numbers, not psychology.
12 jurors and multiple appeals check innocence.
Scholar more trustworthy, "eliminate witnesses" encouraged.
No negation to impulsiveness of people.
Chance to deter better than nothing, especially since numbers conflict. Numbers beat impulse.
con source agrees "not enough info". Too much $ cost w/ DP as well - attorney, complicated, appeals.
To value cost over justice is awful. Any debater who puts cost over justice needs to lose there.
Murder and execution aren't the same, one has jurors and due process, one is pure evil.
I actually liked how short and simple it was.
Make murderers donate organs when they die, whether they die of old age or execution. It is not an additional punishment since you can't inflict pain on someone that is dead, and it saves more people than the number that died in 9/11 every year.
then perhaps you'd like to help me argue that 100 character debates should be prohibited on DART... XD
This is the worst quality debate I have ever seen. Literally no effort was put into this, on either side.
There is incentive to do that as a criminal no matter what. I see it as a very small impact.
wait, what about "eliminate witnesses" encouraged?
I'll leave one soon, too tired atm
hard to debate, hard to vote?
Death Penalty in the USA is near impossible for 100 char to discuss. I think it's better this way.
Nice debate so far. This is an example where I wish more rounds could be added.
Not nearly enough characters in the debate to discuss it, but the cost angle is a weird one since it shows how bloated our systems are. If the cost of an execution is too high, is an argument for reform, but nothing about it specifically calls for that reform being away from the death penalty as opposed to streamlining it.
Criticizing the setup a little: The topic "Death Penalty in the USA" would serve better, as that implies a balanced pro and con comparison. With the added word "Abolished" there is a high BoP to change something away from the status quo.
I didn't realize how many words there are. I'm currently negative 2000 in. Back to the drawing board. lol
Debates are won in the framing my friend.
you are a brave man.
con may be able to eek out one exception that cannot be negated in 20 words
Not in this character count lmao
why'd you say "on balance"
are you pro or con on this? Is this debate even possible? lol