The Death Penalty There are any number of topics that can get us quite emotional
The Death Penalty
There are any number of topics that can get us quite emotionally exercised and argumentative, The death penalty is one of them. The number of Texas executions since the mid-70s (when the US Supreme court reinstated the death penalty) leads the Nation. However, over the past several years that number has been declining due to changes in legislation, court rulings, and public opinion. Still, 60% of Texans support the death penalty. What about you?
Although we live in Texas, the death penalty is a national topic. So, while using Texas facts and figures for some input, address the topic nationally.
As stated above, the death penalty is a volatile subject, so expressing your opinion is fine. However, the primary purpose of these Forums is to solicit your well considered academic-backed opinion that reflects what you are learning.