Q: Should the United States continue to use capital punishment
I believe that the United States should continue to use capital punishment on people who feel that killing another human being is ok. According to legal-explanations.com, Capital punishment is the death sentence awarded for capital offences like crimes involving planned murder, multiple murders, repeated crimes; rape and murder etc where in the criminal provisions consider such persons as a gross danger to the existence of the society and provide death punishment (www.legal-explanations.com). A great example on why capital punishment is so important would be Ted Bundy.
Ted Bundy was a serial killer in the United States. He was a charming young man with great looks that committed heinous murders of women between the years of 1973-1978. During that time he killed over 30 women (although it is believed to be more). He was not only a murderer, but he would also rape his victims, kill them, and then rape them again. He was a psychopath that was walking around freely stalking his next victim. Ted Bundy was a danger to society. He was the type of person that killed for the sheer pleasure of doing so. Why shouldn??™t he He was arrogant enough to feel that he would not get caught. It is these types of people that keep capital punishment going to this day.
On a daily basis I see at least one person that has been murdered. Although we may not have psychopaths like Ted Bundy around as much, we have people that are murdering others because of drugs or money. Without any questions or hesitations they are quick to point a gun and kill you or your family to make their point come across. Why should the tax payers have keep the burden of the bill when these types of people cannot be reformed. No matter the situation if a man or woman comes into a home, place of business, or out in the street with the intention of taking a life then they should receive the same treatment from our justice system.
The Bible states that if you kill by a sword then you to will be killed by the sword. In today??™s society if an animal attacks a child or a person then the animal gets put down. When an animal attacks they do it because of instinct. When a man or woman picks up a weapon and kills another human being just because they want money or them out of their lives then we too should put them down. Capital punishment is a great way to deter a person from committing crimes (which is why we don??™t have an abundance of serial killers like Ted Bundy). We need to implement this more so we could gather a bit more of the chaos and senseless killings in the street.
??? Wikipedia, Retrieved (May 09, 2010) Ted Bundy, Web site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_bundy