please tell me points for or against this topic:"death penalty is the only apt punishment for a terrorist" and some quotes or proverbs related to it.please tell me points for or against this...

please tell me points for or against this topic:"death penalty is the only apt punishment for a terrorist" and some quotes or proverbs related to it.

please tell me points for or against this topic:"death penalty is the only apt punishment for a terrorist" and some quotes or proverbs related to it.

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litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
If the purpose of the death penalty is prevention, it will be ineffective for terrorists. Terrorists are already prepared to die for their country. It will also backfire in terms of how the enemy treats our soldiers. On the actual battlefield, killing terrorists before they kill you is another story.
krishna-agrawala | Student

Currently the issue of death penalty for any crime at all is being opposed by many experts on the grounds that it causes more harm to the society than good. Here, I do not wish to get in to the debate over merits and demerits of death penalty in general. But if we do accept the need for death penalty for any crime at all, then I see absolutely no justification for exempting terrorists from this form of punishment. Terrorism is one of the worst kinds of crime that calls for the most severe punishment. Terrorism is like war against a country and the society. If it is right to kill your enemy in the battle field, I see no wrong in giving death penalty to persons found guilty of serious crimes committed to create terror among people.

rlgreen | Student

The death penalty is, at its heart, state sponsored terrorism since an execution is the means of using violence to deter acts of violence.  Ultimately, the death penalty is reductive. It reduces us to the same level of the terrorists.  I wish that we had not killed Timothy McVeigh, whoses act of violence happened in my hometown.  McVeigh wanted death, wanted to be a martyr. We only helped him achieve his dream.