Cons of the Death Penalty

    Most of the arguments that people have against the death penalty are based on morals and values. Arguments questions whether or not the federal government should be given the right to essentially murder another human being, and states that the whole capital punishment system is based on class and wealth. Apparently, the system will treat you better if you are wealthy and guilty, rather than being poor and innocent. The poor cannot afford a sufficient lawyer, and therefore cannot provide a good argument and defense.
     Others will argue as to whether or not the death penalty is constitutional. According to the case Furman vs. Georgia, "Death is... an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality, and in its enormity... The fatal constitutional infirmity in the punishment of death is that it treats members of the human race as nonhumans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded. [It is] thus inconsistent with the fundamental premise of the Clause that even the vilest criminal remains a human being possessed of common human dignity." It violates the 8th and 14th Amendments.
    Many argue the death penalty simply because it's just not right. It violates all moral codes. It is cruel, inhuman, and degrading.