Capital punishment is no longer used in the UK and many other countries alike; however it is still present in some parts of the world. Why is this? Do they use the death penalty to protect innocent civilians and to set an example? Obviously capital punishment should only be set to use in the worst possible scenarios and when the death of this criminal will save a society, but does any of these points make it right, or is a murder just simply a murder?
The number of victims that suffered at Gadaffi’s hands is endless and the wobbly video footage of the Libyan former dictator’s last breaths was solid proof to the countries long struggle of hurt and rebellion. Granted it was a medicine well over due but does it make it right. My answer to this is yes. Some people will argue that killing is killing and whatever the conditions it shouldn’t be allowed but ask yourself this, how many lives would Gadaffis murder saved? Hundreds? Thousands? Then surely the death should be congratulated. If this death saves just one innocent life then surely it is worthwhile. I’m sure everyone would agree that if they had a choice of how should die, Gadaffi or a civilian. Then the majority will choose the evil former dictator.
So I say why should we suffer at the hands of the most dangerous people in the world, they deserve the punishment that they so easily give to others, death.
(N.B: These viewpoints expressed are not necessarily my own)
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