Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty


Washington

Conservatives, Republicans, and Libertarians from across the state are raising their voices about the death penalty – a broken government program that costs millions more than life sentences without the possibility of release, entrusts fearsome power to the state that risks killing an innocent person, that does not deter murder, and that contradicts protecting the sanctity of life and belief in the power of redemption.

What Washington Conservatives, Republicans, and Libertarians are Saying


Human Life of Washington CEO Dan Kennedy
To be pro-life is to acknowledge the dignity of all persons no matter the circumstances of their conception, their mental or physical capacities, or their past actions. Human Life of Washington opposes the death penalty because no one is beyond redemption, and the means exist to protect society. The very act of providing a fair and just alternative gives witness to the dignity of every human life."
Human Life of Washington CEO Dan Kennedy

Washington State Representative Chad Magendanz (R) Issaquah
Given the long, bloody history of human rights abuses by those in political power, how confident are we that the executioner’s hand is always righteous? And what does it say about us as a civilized society when we propose as punishment the very crime we condemn?”
Washington State Representative Chad Magendanz (R) Issaquah

Washington State Senator Mark Miloscia (R) Federal Way
I happen to be a pro-life person and believe all human life is precious from conception to natural death. My value lies in protecting human life."
Washington State Senator Mark Miloscia (R) Federal Way

Rep Maureen Walsh
To me, it is a little like playing God when we sentence people to death. I feel that a far worse punishment is to spend the rest of their years incarcerated without the possibility of release.”
Washington State Representative Maureen Walsh (R) Walla Walla

Former Washington State Governor, Dan Evans
If the death penalty is no deterrent, is enormously costly, and riddled with errors, all that is left is revenge. Is that an appropriate goal for a civilized nation? I think not. Recent statistics show that only four nations execute more people than the United States. Those are China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia."
Former Washington State Governor, Dan Evans