What exactly does the death penalty acheive though? Lower crime rates? Less cost?
What is the problem that it is supposed to solve?
Peace is a lie. There is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall free me.
Darth Bane, Dark Lord of the Sith
Assume your opponent is to be respected. Then when you defeat them, you will appreciate the victory.
Darth Desolas, Dark Lord of the Forum