The Huffington Post’s Kim Bellware reported on the Kansas College Republicans decision to oppose the death penalty. She wrote,
The KSFCR, an umbrella group for the state’s college Republicans, last week unanimously passed a resolution supporting a repeal of the death penalty in Kansas. The resolution marks the first time the group has taken a position on the issue.
She also noted that repealing the death penalty isn’t just a liberal desire,
Abolishing the death penalty is usually thought of as a goal of social progressives, but Marc Hyden of the group Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty said it’s quickly becoming a conservative cause, too — albeit for different reasons.
“The narrative is changing around the death penalty,” Hyden told HuffPost. “The state Republicans took the death penalty off their platform, so it makes sense the College Republicans went along with this resolution.”
“My experience in talking to colleges across the U.S. [is that] younger people tend to be more skeptical of government power,” he went on. “And there’s no greater power than taking a human life.”
Christopher White’s Liberty Edifier also covered this story. You can read it here.