Asked by lcheeseboy
Except that putting to death as punishment isn’t the same as murder. Murder is morally wrong.
Furthermore, you fail to foresee the consequences of abolishing the death penalty. 1. Prison is far less of a deterrent than death. Many hardened criminals are alright with prison; they just go on to re-create a gang inside the facility. And if the thought of punishment isn’t enough to prevent a lot of criminals from committing crimes, a lot more innocent people are going to get hurt or killed. 2. Criminals don’t always stay in prison for life. Lawyers find all kinds of loopholes to get them out early, or the criminal could fake good behavior, etc. That means this person will go back out on the street and is very likely to commit more crimes. 3. Every person we keep in prison is another mouth the state has to feed for no benefit. “The state” essentially meaning us, since it’s our tax dollars. We’re paying the way of these murderers, rapists, tortures, etc.