Can you please help me with notes, ideas, or/and research for the following topic.
There are those who argue that a curious and tragic contradiction exists in our political system. While the U.S. Constitution's Eighth Amendment prohibits "cruel and unusual punishment," the United States is the only country in the world in which capital punishment...the death penalty...is consistently applied. Texas easily leads other states in its zeal for enforcing the "ultimate punishment." A superior essay should address and answer the following questions: Is or should the death penalty be unconstitutional? Why? What are the most salient arguments for and against the death penalty as it is currently practiced in the United States?
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Is or should the death penalty be unconstitutional?
This is a personal and moral opinion. I cannot answer for you, though I think it is not unconstitutional. The Constitution does not speak one way or another in the use of the death penalty. Since people were executed in the times of the creation of the Constitution, it would be unlikely the creators ever would have made this assumption for their time or the future. The rules and times where it should be applicable are up for debate. There is also the main argument of many, that God/Allah/deity of choice is the only one with the right to judge such ...
Analytical government notes are determined. The expert determines if capital punishment is unconstitutional. The most salient arguments for and against the death penalty is determined.