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This is why capital punishment is immoral

There are many reasons why capital punishment is immoral. Here are a few of them.
Jerry Falwell says that capital punishment is biblically acceptable and politically acceptable. Do you agree?
Yes
No
As for biblically acceptable: Did you know that Jesus is against capital punishment?
I knew that
I didn't know that
It's true. Jesus is against the death penalty. Check out John chapter 8 particularly verses 6 and 7. The Pharisees are about to stone a woman to death for adultery. When asked if she should be stoned to death he says, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." What does this tell you?
Jesus is against the death penalty
Jesus is still for the death penalty
Jerry Falwell also says that it is politically acceptable. However, there is nothing in the Constitution that says we can kill our own citizens. However, there is an amendment to the Constitution that declares that cruel and unusual punishment is unconstitutional. Am I right?
Yes
No
If the Constitution outlaws cruel and unusual punishment, why do we still execute our own citizens?
Because the Supreme Court made a mistake in allowing states to come up with their own rules concerning capital punishment
Because the death penalty is not "cruel and unusual"
For those of you who said that it is not cruel and unusual punishment: If sanctioned sexual assault in prisons is cruel and unusual punishment, how is killing someone not cruel and unusual? At least the person you sexually assaulted is still alive.
It is not "cruel and unusual", but I can't come up with a reason why
You've changed my mind. The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment
Many of you will say that you don't want to waste your tax dollars on keeping someone in prison all of their life. However, most studies and analysis show that putting someone to death costs more than keeping them in prison all of their lives. North Carolina reports that it costs $2.16 million more to put someone to death than to keep them in prison for life. New York reports that it spends $23 million on each person it sentences to death. In Florida it only costs an average of $600,000 to keep someone in prison for life, but it costs an average of $3.2 million to put someone to death. So what about your argument that you want to kill people to save money?
You just disproved my argument.
I will still repeat that argument, even though it is factually incorrect.
Now for some miscellaneous facts in true or false form: (hint: all of these are true)95% of all death row inmates can't afford their own attorney.
True
False
AKA: "Only those without capital get the punishment"
True
False
Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976, 43% of all executions were people of color.
True
False
55% of all people on death row are people of color.
True
False
Only 12 white criminals have been put to death for murdering a black person, since the death penalty was reinstated.
True
False
Since reinstatement, 178 criminals have been executed for murdering a white person.
True
False
A study by the University of North Carolina showed that the odds of getting the death penalty increased 3 and a half times if the victim was white.
True
False
Since 1976, 82% of all executions occured in only ten states.
True
False
As of February 2004, 114 death row inmates have been proven innocent and released.
True
False
Shortly after the execution of Charles Munsey of North Carolina, another man confessed to the murder.
True
False
The United States is the only civilized democracy in the world that executes it's own citizens.
True
False
One last question: By executing convicted murderers, don't we become murderers as well?
Yes
No
This poll was created on 2006-03-03 04:03:32 by Brian Murphy