Should the death penalty be allowed?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. CanadaCass profile image60
    CanadaCassposted 3 years ago

    Should the death penalty be allowed?

    One topic that is so hard to talk about is whether the death penalty should be allowed, some people say no because you should never have the power to take away someones life, while others say yes because some individuals are never able to learn from there past actions. What do you think on this issue, is it something that should be abolished?

  2. davidlivermore profile image97
    davidlivermoreposted 3 years ago

    Yes I think so.  If someone takes a persons life and they are found guilty of that, shouldn't be punishment be equal?  How fair is it to spend a lifetime in prison draining money, food, etc., from those who deserve it?

  3. CanadaCass profile image60
    CanadaCassposted 3 years ago

    I agree, but then it raises the question, what if the person feels remorse for their actions after, or what if the person who was convicted was actually innocent?

  4. ChristinS profile image94
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    This is indeed a tough question, but if as a society we believe murder is wrong - then state sanctioned murder is also wrong.  You can't have it both ways.  That being said, there are some truly horrific criminals who I have no sympathy for.  I do not relish the idea of keeping them on this Earth because they do not deserve compassion.  The problem here is that murder is wrong - no matter how deserving the recipient of a death penalty might be.  We can't say it's akin to self-defense, because if they are jailed for life they are not a threat to society.  In that respect it becomes more of a "revenge" thing than justice - so no, I do not support the death penalty.

  5. profile image0
    TheBizWhizposted 3 years ago

    I really go back and forth on this issue a lot. I respect human life and do not feel that any human has the right to take that away from another, i.e. murder, abortion, and the death penalty. Under normal circumstances this seems pretty cut and dry to me. That is until I read about some awful act that someone does and then I get a bit emotional, but overall I am against taking another life.

    The right-to-die issue is something I am also softening up on. It is hard for me to say whether or not someone has the right to take their own life when I am healthy and happy. The problem I have is the slippery slope of where and when to say yes or no. Cancer patient? Extremely old? Paraplegic? Schizophrenia?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)