Throughout American history Federal and State governments have clashed over the morality of capital punishment as well as the most humane way to carry it out.
The moral reality in an argument for capital punishment is that they know the difference between the death penalty and what happens when it is actually put into place from the court of law.
Capital punishment, however, remains to be an appropriate form of punishment for someone convicted of capital crimes, and may be effective in deterring such offenses....
The people’s opinion of the death penalty are formed over the years, or in a quick judgment off of what they heard and can be based of a basis upbringing, personal, cultural and peer pressure.
It should perhaps come as no surprise that within the United States, Jewish and Christian religious bodies have not spoken with one voice on capital punishment.(16) In the broad Judeo-Christian tradition, biblical passages have been quoted by retentionists and abolitionists alike in support of their respective positions.(17) While it might be one thing for certain Jews(18) to quote the Hebrew Bible in support of capital punishment, it is striking that so many Christians support capital punishment.
Despite his fondness for the ideal of ahimsa and his apparent dislike of capital punishment, Asoka might (or might not) have retained the death penalty, and thus he possibly allowed some executions to take place.
Avatamsaka-sutra Another, albeit rather unusual, treatment of capital punishment comes from the lengthy(54) and highly symbolic Avatamsaka-suutra(55) which is also known as the Buddhavatamsaka-sutra.
Admittedly, the passage could be literally construed to support capital punishment along with deterrence as a goal of penal policy,(59) but, again, the notion of compassion is more important here.
Taking the teachings of the largest Christian denomination (Catholic) as a starting point, some say that the presentation of capital punishment in the Catechism of 1992 (#2266) differs surely in restrictiveness from the teaching of the Catechism of 1566.
Even though most people feel that the death penalty is the right approach to someone who has committed or been accused of murder, there are those who are wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit and the process of pursuing the death penalty is far more expensive than locking someone up.
Although capital punishment has been abolished for 48 years, society still has mixed opinions on whether our country would benefit by reinstating capital punishment or if it would be better to respect individual rights and keep them locked away from society to prevent harm....
Rajaparikatha-ratnamala The Rajaparikatha-ratnamala or "The Precious Garland of Advice for the King"(48) is a treatise attributed to the famous South Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna (2nd or 3rd century AD).(49) In this work on Buddhist statecraft, Nagarjuna gives King Udayi of the Satavahana Dynasty advice on a variety of matters.(50) Here is how Nagarjuna handles capital punishment: ------------ 43.
(Dieter, 1993)Therefore this legal agenda in favor of capital punishment is nothing more than White Supremacy indoctrination of hatred in the highest form constituted by legalism and discrimination....
Norman, "Asoka and Capital Punishment: Notes on a Portion of Asoka's Fourth Pillar Edict, with an Appendix on the Accusative Absolute Construction," J.
I personally stand against capital punishment, but my own personal view on it incorporates a few mixed elements from both individuals as well as my own personal insight....