Choose a recent event in your country that people want to talk about. Why are people interested in the event?
Even though Taiwan Alliance to end the Death Penalty attracted sympathizers recently, the abolition of capital punishment still stays controversial to many issues that people discussed. The pros and the cons have widen the schism between the supporters and opposers of the abolition of death penalty. In my opinion, I am for the abolition of the death penalty. There are three reasons why I am a supporter: Human rights protection is more significant than punishment, the methods of execution are too cruel and there are other ways to guide criminals to become better individuals.
First, the law cannot deprive criminals’ right to live even if they made severe mistakes, and they also need respect from public
Secondly, the ways of execution are inhumane. For example, hanging, firing squad or lethal injection are too painful for people who can endure it. Otherwise, if the society opt to give more chances to all criminals, they have more opportunities to correct their behaviors or improve their wrong attitude, and be better members of society once they reintegrate back to the civilian life.
To conclude, human rights protection and maintaining public security are also necessary to our society. How to make the balance between both still have no answer.
To conclude, I am for the abolition of capital punishment because first, I believe that the law should protect life and not deprive it. In addition, the methods used are basically inhumane. And lastly, forgiveness and giving chance for offenders to restore faith to humanity and results to a healthier social order.