Death Penalty in Texas

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ARGUMENTAL—Death penalty in Texas The state of Texas executes more people than any other jurisdiction in the Western world. For this cause, there are many people in society against the death penalty in Texas. However, if the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (TCCA) disregards the decision making of death penalty in Texas more crimes are committed in Texas. The death penalty is used against any person in society who fails to obey the law. There is couple of ways to execute a murderer either by lethal injection, electrocution, gas chamber, firing squad or hanging. These are ways to execute a prisoner who is sentenced with execution, but does this really help our society in general to prevent future crimes? When someone takes a life, the balance of justice is disturbed. Unless that balance is restored, society succumbs to a rule of violence. Only the taking of the murderer's life restores the balance and allows society to show convincingly that murder is an intolerable crime which will be punished in kind. So in essence, “eye for an eye” is the way to simply describe the equality of justice in our government that is supported by at least 48% of all Americans rather than 46% who don’t support. Having to execute prisoners who are sentenced by death penalty is more in favor by Americans. Retribution has its basis in religious values, which have historically maintained that it is proper to take an "eye for an eye" and a life for a life. Although the victim and the victim's family cannot be restored to the status which preceded the murder, at least an execution brings closure to the murderer's crime (and closure to the ordeal for the victim's family) and ensures that the murderer will create no more victims.
It is said that billions of dollars are to be spend by execution cases in Texas and many people say it’s a waste of money. However, these billions of dollars…...

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