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Restoration of Death Penalty?

Earlier this year, Joseph Estrada, Mayor of the capital city of the Philippines proposed for the restoration of death penalty for heinous crimes. Estrada’s proposal was after the gruesome crime committed by a drug addict who raped and then killed a six-year old girl. Also, Senator Vicente Sotto III said that the life imprisonment meted to drug traffickers does not work because drug offenders can still resume operation while in prison. But the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is reminding lawmakers that many prisoners are wrongfully convicted. Besides, human life is very precious and that the imposition of death penalty is unchristian and inhuman according to the CBCP. How about you guys? Are you “in favor” or “not in favor” for the restoration of death penalty for heinous crimes like rape, drug trafficking, kidnapping, murder, and plunder?

In Favor

19 votes / 67% 19 votes / 67 %

Not In Favor

9 votes / 32% 9 votes / 32 %
This poll has received 28 vote(s) so far.

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ashley wrote on June 6, 2014, 7:54 AM

That is a delicate balance and quite the controversial subject. A perfect topic for a poll :)

MaeLou wrote on June 6, 2014, 8:10 AM

I am all for the death penalty, but only if they've murdered someone. I think drug trafficking is no reason for the death penalty. - Since I'm in favor for the death penalty on one account but not the others, I didn't vote.

RegieEstioco wrote on June 6, 2014, 9:34 PM

thank you MaeLou for sharing your views... I appreciate it very much...

RegieEstioco wrote on June 6, 2014, 9:35 PM

thank your for dropping by...

Bensen32 wrote on June 7, 2014, 1:42 PM

I hit agree but really I would say only in cases of rape, murder, sexual assault on a child, but not so much on drug trafficking.

RegieEstioco wrote on June 7, 2014, 7:29 PM

thank you so much Bensen32 for sharing your views... I really appreciate it...

DarkSinistar wrote on June 9, 2014, 7:41 AM

The death penalty is a hard thing to decide. If we could be 100% sure there were no mistakes, I would be for it. But until then, I have to say no.

RegieEstioco wrote on June 10, 2014, 5:56 AM

thank you for sharing your insights...

momathome wrote on June 10, 2014, 12:41 PM

When you are discussing heinous crimes, my answer is yes. I also agree to it whenever the victim of a murder is a child -- regardless of if the crime is considered "heinous" or not and if the person committing a murder has done it more than once, after all if they have they will continue until stopped and the only way to truly stop them is to use the death penalty.

littleblacwolf10 wrote on June 12, 2014, 3:17 AM

I don't support the death penalty for a few reasons. First is that the death penalty is basically murdering someone for their wrongdoings and I think killing someone period is wrong. Second, sometimes I think the death penalty is overused. I know of hundreds of cases where people were executed then it was discovered they were innocent and someone else did the crime. I do understand why people do support it and sympathize.

Scootermac wrote on June 27, 2014, 9:06 PM

I voted no. If you oppose the death penalty on moral grounds - as I do - then it must be opposed even when the circumstances of a crime are horrendous. It's an all or nothing deal as far as I'm concerned.

Porwest wrote on July 10, 2014, 9:56 AM

I am definitely and always in favor of a death penalty. So long as it can be proved with no doubt that the person sentenced to death is the person who committed the crime, then I say it is the only way to deal with these kinds of people in the world. We don't have room to house people who have no respect for life.