The fact that you don't realize that assertions are not arguments, doesn't surprise me.
Yes. It is the ultimate "deterrent". The recidivism rate is 0%.
Can't be any more conclusive than that!
Deterrant means that it deters OTHERS.
Louisiana has a death penalty, it uses it, New Orleans still has ridiculous murder rate.
Michigan hasn't had a death penalty since the 1840s, they don't use it, Detroit also has a ridiculous murder rate.
The reason we have capital punishment is for justice, justice and ethics are not the same thing, justice is doing what is right, the way things should be. If you rape and kill a child, it is justice for you to be locked in a gas chamber and to have you beg for your life for 15 minutes as you are innundated with nerve gas. Even then, you've gotten off too easy, the state has given you a last meal, they've protected you from inmates who would have killed you in the first week. If you rape and kill a child, you do not deserve to walk our Earth.
"Yes. It is the ultimate "deterrent". The recidivism rate is 0%."
"Can't be any more conclusive than that!"
Some people hide their head where the sun doesn't shine.
Good luck trying to get through all that ... .