Monday, December 14, 2009

Death Penalty Consitutionality

FLG always hates, and he's brought this up several times before, when people argue that the death penalty is unconstitutional. Apparently, they haven't read the Fifth Amendment to the United States Consitution, which reads that:
No person shall...be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law

It doesn't take complicated logic to see that this implies that a person may be be deprived of life, liberty, or property with due process of law. Furthermore, FLG would argue that the specific inclusion of the word life, as well as the historical existence of capital punishment at the time, means that the founders did actually include the death penalty within the category of constitutional punishments. This, however, does not mean that all forms of capital punishment are constitutional nor that because it is constitutional that it must be done, but it does obliterate the idea that all forms of capital punishment are unconstitutional.

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