PRO DEATH PENALTY
In this clip, the speaker is describing valid points on why the death penalty is something which should be considered. The video argues pro death penalty using these 5 main points.
- Removal of a Threat to Society
- Closure for Victims
- Fear of Death
- No Proof Of Innocent Executed
- Eye for an Eye…
“If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.” -Immanuel Kant
Conclusion: When someone inflicts harm upon others, the only fair punishment is to take away the right to live from them; as they did to their victim(s). The removal of a threat to society will make society a lot more positive.
Truth, Validity & Soundness: This argument is factually correct and valid. The speaker states that in the past removing the threat from society and only placing them in “high security” prison is a temporary soultion, however death is permanent. He supports this statement by using the example of Saddam Hussein and further explaining that “some criminals are truly above the law.” He notes that some may argue that in the past innocent people were executed…however there is no real proof of this happening. All points are proven to be valid, making this argument sound.