The Declaration of Independence guarantees a right to life that was given by a creator. The Constitution guarantees a right to life, which can be found in both the explicit text itself as well as in between the lines. After looking at the founding documents through the lens of a moral reading, examining the case law, and reviewing the process of execution itself, it becomes clear that the death penalty violates one’s inalienable right to life, and is, in fact, a cruel and unusual punishment.
"Controversy and the Death Penalty,"
Across the Bridge: The Merrimack Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/atb/vol1/iss1/5