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We Don't Need The Death Penalty

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Edward 1Tatiana EdwardProfessor MurphyENC 110219 September 2014We Don't Need the Death PenaltyI decided to change the topic of my essay on Student loans to Death Penalty (against). A lot of people say death penalty isn't useful because people are still killing. I am a very religious person. The Bible clearly states the death penalty as valid and just, yet at the same time murder is not allowed and salvation must be offered. Since everyone is not of the same religion and each person can interpret the same religion differently, the role of religion concerning the death penalty is very unclear. That's why the government separate state and church. The death penalty violates our human rights; the government is trying to play God, and not humane. I hear this saying, "Guilty until proven innocent." But that's not true because what if they didn't find any new evidence until after they have executed an innocent man or women. Now who's at fought? I'm not saying killing is a good thing but killing someone else doesn't help the situation nor does it stop it. "Death is... an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality, and in its enormity... The fatal constitutional infirmity in the punishment of death is that it treats 'members of the human race as nonhumans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded. [It is] thus inconsistent with the fundamental premise of the Clause that even the vilest criminal remains a human being possessed of common human dignity.' [quoting himself from Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 257 (1972)] As such it is a penalty that 'subjects the individual to a fate forbidden by the principle of civilized treatment guaranteed by the [Clause].' [quoting C.J. Warren from Trop v. Dulles, 356 U.S. 86, 101 (1958)] I therefore would hold, on that ground alone, that death is today a cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Clause... I would set aside the death sentences imposed... as violative of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments." - William J. Brennan, JDWe as a people all have human rights. There is no clear definition of what human rights are, so there will always be disagreements whether it violates human rights or not. It violates one of the most fundamental principles under accepted human rights law-which states must recognize that right of life. The center of the Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Under Article 3 of the Human Rights law, "life is a human right." The government has the right to extinguish lives; they maintain the power to deny access to every other right detail in the Declaration. The human rights obligate duty possessor to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. This means not depriving the fundamental human rights-such as life-of those sentenced to crimes; taking positive steps to ensure the human rights of the accused and sentenced. "...Since the reinstatement of the modern death penalty, 87...

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