The consequences of their actions are not at the forefront of their minds while they’re in the midst of carrying out those actions.
We can see this in the consistent, and increasing, number of violent crimes being committed year after year in this country.
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We would like to think that we have more compassion and humanity than those who have committed such horrendous crimes, and as such, we should demonstrate this by showing them the humanity they denied someone else, not by sinking to their level.
The argument for or against the death penalty has been passionately argued throughout our nation’s history, with each side having their own strong viewpoints.
The majority of Americans have a clear and strong stance when it comes to the death penalty, no matter which side of the debate they sit on.
Supporters of this punishment argue that it serves as a deterrent to crime, and that justice is being served.
But, as we try to hold ourselves as a nation to a higher standard than our worst criminals, we should at the very least allow our justice system to work as it should, according to the Supreme Court.
And, nowhere in history has the Supreme Court ever advocated for the use of cruel and unusual punishment.