Electrocution is the Only Way
Regardless of how barbaric it may be, the electric chair should remain the source
editorial, “New ‘Old Sparky’ isn’t Acceptable,” Earl Maucker suggests that electrocution
should be replaced with lethal injection. He talks about how lethal injection is more
alternative method to execution in 1997. Furthermore, thirty-two states are currently
using lethal injection as a form of execution.
very clear stating that he is not in favor of this type of execution and would rather see it
cease existence. Furthermore, Maucker depicts the electric chair as “unconstitutional” and
suggests alternative actions such as lethal injections. Nevertheless, his view is very bias
and provides argumentative grounds for the audience at hand.
Earl Maucker has chosen to write about a controversial topic that is in the back of
most reader’s minds. Therefore, it is not very hard for him to quickly gain the interest of
the Sun Sentinel, Maucker has minimal credibility. As an editor, he makes this very
like “In a grisly report” or “Just what Florida doesn’t need: a new but almost-identical
version of its 76-year-old electric chair.” Despite the poor credibility, Maucker displays
seven justices voted in favor of an alternative method to the current style of execution in
electric chair is still the better execution method of the two for the state of Florida.
Maucker needs to take a step back from his one-sided beliefs and realize the importance of
this form of punishment.
with facts about the current execution method and then flows into a very opinionated
beliefs about how lethal injection should be adopted. Several factual opinions are inserted
along the way to further emphasize his position. For example, he states “The electric chair
needs to be replaced, all right, but not by another electric chair.” The author uses a tone
which clearly dictates a bias opinion towards this execution method. For instance, the
quote “State officials were so ashamed of their low-tech, outmoded, barbaric,
malfunctioning and inhumane tool of execution that the replacement was done at night, in
strict secrecy.” shows his one-sided view towards this topic. The author needs to realize
that diverse views are present towards Florida’s execution method.
In conclusion, the electric chair should remain the source of execution used by the
state of Florida. After all, it has proved itself for the last seventy-five years and is very
capable of continuing to do so. Lethal injection is a more humane form of execution that
is preferred by many Florida residents as opposed to the electric chair. However, lethal