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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.”[1]

"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.

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