Since the Code of Hammurabi governments of the world have put people to death for various charges ranging from murder to being “a witch.” The United States executes on average 60 people a year making us #4 on the capitol punishment list. What justifies the killing of another human being; taking one life for another for an example. How do we deem some people to be unfit to live?
The justification of the death penalty is a difficult one to explain. When someone does something so horrific to another human being that they no longer can really be considered as human beings the death penalty becomes a wonderful solution. The government spends billions of dollars every year to house, feed, clothe, and look after inmates who have committed crimes so horrible that they will never see the light of day. Why is their life so valuable? What do they have to offer that is worth all this time, effort, and money? Should you be set for life because you killed people in cold blood, or if you raped a 5 year old girl? There is a plethora of other crimes so disgusting that I’m not even going to try and name them. Point is that these people cannot be rehabilitated. Most of these people do not feel sorrow or remorse for what they have done. In fact the only thing they’re sorry about is getting caught.
Why should we show mercy? More than that… Why do we take so much consideration into how we execute these people? The electric chair itself has somehow been deemed cruel and unusual by left wing yahoos like Hillary Clinton. Many people are suggesting using an expensive series of poisons like lethal injection. For these people who think lethal injection isn’t painful, it is. First sodium thiopental is injected in order to render the body unconscious. This injection only has a very temporary effect which only lasts 10-30 minutes depending on the dosage. Next tubocurarine chloride is injected to stop all muscle movement except for the heart which makes the diaphragm collapse thus stopping all breathing. Finally potassium chloride is injected to stop the heart. I would imagine it also causes a burning sensation through the veins which becomes very painful. This method of killing is no more humane than the electric chair. In my personal opinion if I had to choose how to be executed I’d rather be shot in the head more than anything. A firing squad is also a lot cheaper.