Should the death penalty be made public again in the USA? I think, definitely, Yes, and I will tell you why.
Now it is secret, and it is behind closed doors. Few people don’t even realize what is involved. Not just blood and gore (which I hope there is little of, with lethal injections anyways). But the idea of being responsible for another’s death.
And I think Americans are decent, level-headed people. I think if they had to see (what most of them supposedly support anyways) they would be appalled. And capital punishment would be abolished in 10 years. I’m serious.
Oh, I’ve heard the argument, that it would “desensitize” us to it, and all that. But I think that is unlikely, in most cases, and not such a bad idea, in others. When you become desensitized to something, you are dealing with it, instead of suppressing the idea. So even then, I think the outcome would be really a good thing.
But then again, this is Great Debates. And I could be wrong, too. So: What do the rest of you think?