The Death Penalty is the most severe punishment in the United States and is carried out with lethal injections of drugs like Pentobarbital.The state of Texas has been a long time supporter of the death penalty, using it as early recorded as 1819, and has held the most executions in the United States for the past several years. With the recent shortages in the drugs needed for lethal injection executions and humanity issues revolving around the Death Penalty, it becomes clear how this type of punishment is not needed in America. The latest failure of an execution in Oklahoma is one of the best examples of how the Death Penalty violates human rights and should not be allowed in any state in our country.
If you believe that the death penalty violates the cruel and unusual clause, it does not. It is less cruel than the constant thought of eternity in prison, and it is not unusual, executions happen all around the globe as punishment for murderers and rapists. You would have to prove that both cruel and unusual would apply to lethal injection.
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