Argument: Death is more compassionate than life in prison
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Patrick Henry: “Is life so dear... as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! ...but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”
"In Defense Of Capital Punishment". The Tech. 2 Mar 1999 - I subscribe to this call even today and suggest I would do so as a criminal. What is life without liberty? Unacceptable at best. So, carrying through with Ring’s logic might leave one with a substantial dilemma. The faction of us mentioned before offer an answer: The criminal who so grievously encroaches upon another’s basic right to life summarily and completely forfeits his right to the same.