Should capital punishment (the death penalty) be permitted?


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Created: Monday, March 11, 2013 11:37 am PST by homer2000.
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Should capital punishment (the death penalty) be permitted?
Is it ever okay to kill a human being?
Should taxes be used to put people to death?

Capital punishment has, in the past, been practised by most societies; currently 58 nations actively practise it, and 97 countries have abolished it (the remainder have not used it for 10 years or allow it only in exceptional circumstances such as wartime). It is a matter of active controversy in various countries and states, and positions can vary within a single political ideology or cultural region. In the European Union member states, Article 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union prohibits the use of capital punishment.


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