Candidate Calculator 2008 Election
Yes: Support Death Penalty
The following reasons are often cited for supporting the death penalty:
It deters crime.
The state has an obligation to take life from those who have shown they are a threat to society in order to protect society at large. Therefore, the death penalty is ethical.
You support the death penalty for one or both of the above reasons, or similar reasons.
No: Against Death Penalty
The following arguments are often used against supporting the death penalty:
It does not deter crime.
The state has an obligation to protect society with humane forms of punishment. Therefore, the death penalty is unethical.
You are against the death penalty for one or both of the above reasons, or similar reasons.
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