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Identifying Logical Fallacies:

On Death

We live in a more liberal and forward-thinking society that we ever have before. This has led to
many wonderful things: gender equality, racial equality, religious freedom, and social supports
for our most vulnerable members of society. Unfortunately, our liberal society also has
drawbacks. The most violent and abhorrent criminals in our society are able to live out their lives Commented [1]: Slanted Language: The specific part
in our tax-payer-funded prisons. The only real solution for this problem is to bring back the death of the sentence is using very negative connotation for
writing.
penalty.
The death penalty may seem like a complicated moral and political issue, but its actually very Commented [2]: Circular Thinking: Are there any other
ways to go about the problem in Liberal society?
simple. Is it fair that murderers should be allowed to serve out their sentences and then
potentially be released back into society to kill again? The death penalty has been around as
long as mankind has. It is necessary to get rid of our most dangerous offenders and keep
innocent people safe.
Some people might argue that a death penalty is immoral and uncivilized, but those people are
typical bleeding-heart liberals. Its easy for them to argue this point of view until they become
the victims of a violent crime.
Todays prison system is overcrowded and under-funded. By getting rid of the monsters in our
prison system, we can make room for less violent offenders who actually could stand a chance
of being rehabilitated. Its unconscionable to allow murderers to live on the tax-payers dime.
Some argue that a death penalty does not prevent murder. There have been murderers
throughout history and there always will be murderers. If I were to consider killing someone, Id
think twice if I knew getting caught could mean Id face the death penalty. You cant tell me
other people wouldnt have the same thought. Commented [3]: Hasty Generalization: Here they are
It may seem hypocritical to use death as a penalty for murder but if you actually think about it, assuming that everyone else thinks the same as her
and would feel the same way.
its the most just sentence: an eye for an eye. We must reinstate the death penalty or condemn
our innocent children to live in a more dangerous society. Commented [4]: Emotion: With the use of saying
innocent children or innocent people, it is touching the
readers on an emotional level, making them think to
theirselves about their own children and family.
Commented [5]: Either-or-Thinking: Here the writer is
giving the readers an ultimatum of either reinstating the
Revisions: death penalty or forcing the children to live
dangerously.

On Death

We live in a more liberal and forward-thinking society that we ever have before. This has led to
many wonderful things: gender equality, racial equality, religious freedom, and social supports
for our most vulnerable members of society. Unfortunately, our liberal society also has
drawbacks. The criminals in our society are able to live out their lives in our tax-payer-funded
prisons. A solution to be strongly considered for this problem is to bring back the death penalty.

The death penalty may seem like a complicated moral and political issue, but its actually very
simple. Is it fair that murderers should be allowed to serve out their sentences and then
potentially be released back into society to kill again? The death penalty has been around as
long as mankind has. It is necessary to get rid of our most dangerous offenders and keep
innocent people safe.
Some people might argue that a death penalty is immoral and uncivilized, but those people are
typical bleeding-heart liberals. Its easy for them to argue this point of view until they become
the victims of a violent crime.
Todays prison system is overcrowded and under-funded. By getting rid of the monsters in our
prison system, we can make room for less violent offenders who actually could stand a chance
of being rehabilitated. Its unconscionable to allow murderers to live on the tax-payers dime.
Some argue that a death penalty does not prevent murder. There have been murderers
throughout history and there always will be murderers. If I were to consider killing someone, Id
think twice if I knew getting caught could mean Id face the death penalty. Would you?
It may seem hypocritical to use death as a penalty for murder but if you actually think about it,
its the most just sentence: an eye for an eye. We may be condemning our own children to
continue to live in a dangerous society without some use of another law.