This is about how the death penalty is the worst criminal punishment out there.
Here in the United States of America, almost everything is extremely diverse. Whether it is the different foods we eat, or the wide variety of people we have that live here, it is all diverse just like what our country was made to be like. But sadly, there is a diverse amount of punishments to keep our diverse society in check. For some younger people of our country, punishments would include getting grounded or receiving a time-out as small form of correction for a small action of wrong doing committed by children. Of course, these puny punishments do not exist in the real world where the police watch your every move, just waiting to penalize you for a small crime you mistakenly commit. In America, you can receive many forms of punishment such as a loud conversation with the neighborhood police officer for playing your stereo to loud or a small fine for accidentally dropping a wrapper for small Hershey bar in front of a police officer you now wish you had not bought.
A punishment for rape, drug dealing, robbery, extreme property damage etc. can result in jail time from less than a year to many decades. But the most controversial form of capital punishment is the death penalty which could happen to an adult human if he or she committed an act of murder. The death penalty is the absolute most unethical, inhumane, cruel and unusual punishment because it destroys the life of a human. Humans should be allowed to live, no matter what they might have done to other people. The Death Penalty is currently being used as a punishment for capital crimes in a majority of our nation’s states. From early 1976 to the middle of June 2004, the death penalty has been practiced 914 times killing some accidentally. The different ways that the death penalty can be carried out include the following, lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, hanging, and shooting. Take your pick between life, and death.
At least going to jail for life would allow you to stay alive and have all the necessary items to do so. Just imagine yourself, minutes away from losing your life. As you brace for the lethal injection it slowly pierces your thin layer of skin and strike a major nerve that leaves you screaming in pain just like you did when you were child and got your first shot. As you helplessly wait directly after the injection, you think of what you could have done with your life which is now impossible because you clearly know that you are going to die in the next few minutes. A few seconds later, you are gasping for small bits of oxygen that you can barely take in due to the major collapse of your lungs and diaphragm. As you go through the last few seconds of your life, you try to receive a small gasp of air then suddenly you heart stops and everything goes dark. If you were in that position, you would probably choose to be put in prison than killed. I believe that the death penalty violates the 8th amendment which is the right no cruel and unusual punishment because it is a severely brutal and degrading punishment that does not allow the criminal to reform which a punishment is suppose to do. There are other ways that we can punish criminals such as years or maybe life in prison.
At least you can stay alive in prison, have some food, and maybe even a life is a terrible thing to waste no matter what that person did. If you believe in the conservative point of view on this major issue, you would want to put the criminal to death for an act of murder. I disagree with your opinion about this issue if you believe that statement because all the death penalty does is cause more madness in our world with not just the victim of the criminal dying, but the victim of our nation’s law system dying also. Two times the death because the government believes that we should kill more than 1 person when a murder has been committed. All the death penalty does is kill and nothing is gained out of it but an extra tally mark in the book of people getting killed by or country by the dreaded death penalty.