Depending on which study you read, the death penalty is either a good or poor deterrent for crime. Capital punishment has been shown in other countries to be effective, but in the United States it’s still a major question. To me, it’s not a matter of effectiveness but rather economics. The death penalty prevents the most horrific people in the country from sucking taxpayer dollars to keep them living.
Cold? Obviously, and probably not the popular reasoning for it, but sometimes we have to go to extremes to have an understanding of how to fight the rhetoric from the left. You see, the new and improved Democratic party platform will include language to put an end to the death penalty. Townhall mentions it briefly in their post about the leftward lurch of the party in their platform, particularly as it relates to abortion.
Dear Trump supporters, I'm not here to convince you. I'm here to mock and embarrass you so that others don't make the same mistake.
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I’m very much pro-life, but it gets plenty of coverage. The death penalty does not. It needs to be left up to the states as it currently is. Then, the states must be convinced that adopting it is the right thing to do whether as a deterrent or simply as a fiscally responsible policy.