Cases can be made for or against capital punishment. Those that are in favor of capital punishment argue it on the basis of justice and morality. If a person commits a vicious crime, they destroy the moral community and give up their rights to live like any other citizen in that community--even their right to life. The argument against capital punishment is based on love and forgiveness and the hope that people who commit crimes can be redeemed. From this perspective, criminals should be isolated from the innocent, where they can no longer do them any harm--perhaps permanently. Just punishment is okay but the community should not stop loving or give up even on those who show no love. Some people believe that life imprisonment without parole serves the same purpose as capital punishment but costs less without the practical disadvantages and injustices of its actual practice. Which view do you take in regard to capital punishment? Are you for it or against it? Source: http://www.frontiernet.net/~kenc/cappun.htm This post was last edited by NNQueen on 05-05-03.