It was, is, and always will be an ongoing debate amongst everyone: should capital punishment be a more major part of each of our societies. My socials class last year debated about this several times over, but it seemed that the majority was that it should not. My view is different, however. Many conflicts are instigated and finished by one party, as seen here: http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=252...t=0&start=0 You have some morons drinking, doing drugs, or just doing plain stupid things and it costs the lives of one, two, maybe even three or four lives. "Everyone has the right to life." "No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed." - as written in Article 2 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union I mean, it's just absurd. I know the whole "eye for an eye" thing is a little cynical, but I think it's fully justified. People may think "well, capital punishment will just result in a bunch of cycles where he (1) dies for kill her (1), and she (2) dies for killing him (1)." I figure it would just be a one-for-one thing, although considering how messed up many humans are, they'd keep on wanting some sort of vengeance. And speaking of vengeance, that's not why I favor capital punishment. It's just that, you take away a life (or lives) with either a stupid or inhumane act; the accused may get lifetime, maybe 50 years, maybe less. The point is that they've taken away a life and they still get to be taken care of, fed, and kept alive while the families of the deceased mourn? Sickens me. What do you all think? EDIT: For those that don't know, capital punishment is another term for death penalty.