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Topic

The death penalty should be legal.

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After not so many votes...

It's a tie!
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Politics
Time for argument
Two days
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Open voting
Voting period
One week
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Four points
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Contender / Con
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1516
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~ 133 / 5,000

Death: a permanent cesation of all vital functions.
Penalty: a punishment.
Should: necessary or desirable.
Legal: of relating to law.

Round 1
Pro
1. Cost: Keeping criminals alive costs the state thousands of dollars.

2. Justice: someone who has taken a life deserves to pay with something equivalent, since life is the most valuable of all, someone who has taken a life must pay with their own life.

3. Security: escaping from prison is possible, and those who have been victims of kidnapping or rape will have that fear for the rest of their days, the most effective solution to this is to end the life of the perpetrator.

sources:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://lao.ca.gov/handouts/crimjust/2021/2021-Budget-Funding-for-Inmate-Meal-Costs- 020221.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiprZ2qhvz4AhV-K0QIHQ6KC2QQFnoECBAQBg&usg=AOvVaw2qOL6RepxDBsN4wsblwVpO


Con
1. Executing criminals costs more than keeping them alive.

2. "Magic" proposes that life must be sacrificed for other life, if this is true it means that life is a means to a goal (in this case, the "justice" that Magic speaks of), but life is not it can never be a means, since the consequences of this are devastating, turning life into a means allows to end the life of others in certain circumstances and thanks to the flexibility of the law this allows the state to assassinate whoever it wishes, prisoners politicians for example.

3. I consider security against the state more important than against an individual, the state has more resources and power, so it is more difficult to make it pay any consequence for an unjust murder.

4. Legalizing the death penalty will result in the loss of innocent lives.

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Round 2
Pro
1. The pro source refers to cases in general, it does not make a comparison of life imprisonment against the death penalty, the truth is that life imprisonment is more expensive than the death penalty.

2. The good thing is that we have a judicial system designed to give fair sentences, if someone does not deserve the death penalty, they will not receive it.

3. The state has limits and a system designed to act fairly, rapists and kidnappers do not.

4. More innocents die at the hands of psychopaths.
Con
1. The study clearly mentions that it compares cases similar to those that carry the death penalty, many of these cases carry life sentences, in addition, the study also mentions that in Tennessee killing criminals costs more than giving them life sentences.

2. Our judicial system is imperfect (especially mine that I live in Mexico), practically all the countries in the world have political prisoners, and practically all those that have the death penalty kill innocent people.

3. some states are self-regulate , countries like china, cuba, north korea and others do not have a good judicial system.

4. Legalizing the death penalty will not reduce those losses.

Round 3
Pro
Forfeited
Con
Forfeited