The debate over the death penalty continues to confront our society. The proponents of capital punishment believe that the death penalty serves as the ultimate justice and that it will, in the end, deter murderers and promote the sacredness of human life. Opponents of the death penalty view it as harsh, unfair, and contradictory. They see hypocrisy in punishing murder by engaging in murder. They believe that the best remedy is to show
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One of these is the sacredness of human life. By not taking the life of a murderer, we trivialize our view of human life. The victim must be our focus, not the killer. The ultimate justice is that the victim's victimization is honoured with an appropriate response. Anyone considering the taking of a human life must be aware that they will pay the highest price by a society that honours the sacredness of human life.