Another hot controversy these days (really, for a very long time now), the death penalty. What do you think about it? From my experience, there are a few basic views on it: It's never justified, or it's okay if guilt is definite, or that the death penalty should be used as a sort of public display event to deter crime, and should be made the standard punishment (sort of like the medieval system with pillories and public hangings).
What do you all think? Should the death penalty be done away with, kept how it is, glorified and exemplified, or something else? There are no wrong answers to this question, so long as the provided answers are in some sense rational. The only wrong answer in a debate is the one with no logical basis. And whatever your answer might be, why? Explain how your views like humanism, utilitarianism, Kantian thinking, etc. or religion come into play.
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