Instigator / Pro
18
1484
rating
90
debates
32.78%
won
Topic

Death Penalty Should be Abolished in US

Status
Voting

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Publication date
Last update date
Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
100
Contender / Con
17
1519
rating
1
debates
100.0%
won
Description
~ 77 / 5,000

Just seeing if this is possible. Standard definitions unless otherwise stated

Round 1
Pro
Not deterrence, most commit in passion.

Innocence possible. Eye for eye makes whole world blind.
Con
Deterrence, weigh real numbers, not psychology.
12 jurors and multiple appeals check innocence.
Round 2
Pro
Scholar more trustworthy, "eliminate witnesses" encouraged.

No negation to impulsiveness of people.
Con
Chance to deter better than nothing, especially since numbers conflict. Numbers beat impulse.

Round 3
Pro
con source agrees "not enough info". Too much $ cost w/ DP as well - attorney, complicated, appeals.
Con
To value cost over justice is awful. Any debater who puts cost over justice needs to lose there.
Round 4
Pro
Justice is not revenge. We don't punish rape with rape, arson with arson, why murder with murder?
Con
Murder and execution aren't the same, one has jurors and due process, one is pure evil.