POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Capital Punishment (Or The Death Penalty)

Written by Rachel Gilfords and Aaron Lau

In our latest installment of Point/Counterpoint, there have always been discussions about if certain ethical dilemmas play a role in our most prized punishment, the death sentence. Should the death penalty be used for the most wretched of crimes, like murder or drug dealing? Or should capital punishment be the most divine way of handling the death sentence? We invited Rachel Gilfords and Aaron Lau to discuss one of America’s most cherished activities.


Rachel Gilfords: Point: capital punishment is the only way to purge evil-doers from our society. Locking them up behind bars will only give them incentives to escape. They cannot escape hell.

Aaron Lau: Counterpoint: The death penalty should be primarily reserved for those that murder babies. Or children. The most severe of crimes should lead to a more severe death sentence.

RG: Point: Each monotheistic religion on Earth has their own form of capital punishment, extending our American tradition since Adam and Eve.

AL: Counterpoint: Every monotheistic religion that isn’t Christianity is inherently wrong. Just because the Islamic folks and Jews have their own version of the death penalty doesn’t make them any more right, or intelligent. It simply means they have a very low standard of rationality.

RG: Point: Capital punishment is a deterrent to pernicious members of society to never commit a crime. They will know what will come to them.

AL: Counterpoint: Those criminals want the death penalty. They hate living and will continue to provoke terror until they get what they want. They are asking for it.

RG: Point: As technology gets better and better, more efficient and less costly ways for capital punishment to go underway will make any potential opposition towards capital punishment meaningless.

AL: Counterpoint: As the Bullshit News technology expert, we will find new ways to innovate the death penalty. Instead of muskets for a firing squad, we can use nuclear missiles. Instead of an electric chair, we can give the death penalty via virtual reality. The most common method, lethal injections, are needless and only support the elitist Pharmaceutical companies and not the State. The death penalty will always cost us money, but it is money well spent.

RG: Point: Capital punishment is not cruel enough.

AL: Counterpoint: The death penalty doesn’t go far enough.

RG: Point: Certain “three strikes” laws should all end in capital punishment rather than forced incarceration for life. Putting prisoners behind bars for life is very taxing.

AL: Counterpoint: The average American is informed about the law enough to never commit a crime in their life. There should be a one strike policy to result in the death penalty.

RG: Point: Without capital punishment, our streets would be like Chicago and littered with crime. Capital punishment is the ultimate deterrent every civilized society instills.

AL: Counterpoint: Without the death penalty, we would be forced to lock up prisoners for life when they should not be living. They will inevitably be released from prison to commit more crimes in a desire to go back. Our prison system is like soma to its heartless inhabitants.

RG: Point: Capital punishment is the ultimate death sentence for convicts and outlaws that would otherwise strive to be the president of Mexico or one of their local drug cartels.

AL: Counterpoint: The death penalty is the real ultimate sentence to drug users, rapists, convicted murderers (abortion-havers), and we need it more over capital punishment because criminals do not deserve an easy break. Their brains, like liberals, are neurologically different from the sane, rational-minded conservatives that do not deserve to be washed away from living for purely existing.


Thanks to both correspondents, Aaron Lau and Rachel Gilfords, for their ability to civilly disagree with each other to present us a public forum for informed citizens to better pick a side between capital punishment or the death penalty. One of the greatest things about America is the ability to choose two sides of one issue, and for both parties to agree to disagree. These issues can be very personal for some folks, and often cause liberals to lose their minds (as if they were ever existent, to begin with) and speak in terms of emotion, rather than sound logic and reason. May we all become better-informed citizens in the process.

Rachel Gilfords is Bullshit News’ White House Correspondent, On-Field Reporter and a War On Christmas analyst. A former Fox News beat-reporter, Rachel has covered Afghanistan and Iraq on the ground in one year and received acclaimed conservative awards and adoration from Roger Ailes. Rachel knows for certain that Bullshit News has a ‘no bullshit policy’ towards sexual harassment.

Aaron Lau is the Bullshit News specialist in Social Media, Internet, and other On-Line media-related issues. He is married to his lovely wife, Cindy. He enjoys ultimate frisbee and certain technologies including video games but not the liberal propaganda-endorsed “fidget spinners” that are designed to spin Republicans to the left. He has an Associates’ in Information Systems from George Washington University and owns a Chow by the name of “Zappa”.

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