I Believe in Justice
November 14, 2010 1 Comment
In government class we recently spent a day focused on the 8th Amendment, specifically the death penalty. I believe in the death penalty. I hate reading about shooter cases where the shooter murdered dozens of people and then took their own life. That’s one of the worst possible things you could do in my mind. Not only are you depriving people of their life, and their families of a loved one, but you are also preventing those families from achieving justice. You are taking the law into your own hands and administering it as you please. These murderers are getting what they want, and thus are saved from having any remorse.
I believe that the death penalty helps victims’ families achieve justice. In order to be applicable for the death penalty, you must commit a murder.
Additionally, isn’t the death penalty more economically and resource conscious? We do not have the money to waste upon keeping a person in jail for life. If the death penalty is an option, I believe it is preferable. It also serves as a warning to prevent others from committing the same crime.
I do not, however, support the government in recent cases about the “cruelty” of the death penalty. Some people are worried about its effectiveness, and fear that it might actually be cruel and unusual punishment, which as American citizens, we have the right to be protected from. First of all, there is no way of truly knowing if death penalty methods are cruel and unusual. No one has ever survived to tell the tale. Second of all, I really don’t care. All of these people are murderers, and they certainly did not ask their victims if their murders were cruel and unusual. They are criminals to the highest degree possible, and thus do not deserve the same rights and liberties. They stole someone else’s inalienable rights by ending their life.
I am not a controversial blogger. My posts are generally about writing, television, or clothes. They’re about fluffy stuff. But I do have beliefs, and after that class I do feel the need to express these beliefs. I do not care if people agree with me or not. These are my principles, and I’ll stand by them.