Townhall magazine hosted a written debate on the death penalty. While both sides offered points in support and against the capital punishment. They had this to say about CCATDP,
Groups like Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty have been created as networks for conservatives across the country to debate and question the continued use of capital punishment. Richard Viguerie, one of organization’s founding members is quoted as saying: “this trend is not limited to bleeding-heart liberals and crime coddlers.”
And these groups are not some obscure collection of Republicans in name only. The websites for both the CCATDP and the Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty list quotes from active members of the conservative community, such as: Bill O’Reilly, George Will, Kenneth Starr, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who have all questioned their support for capital punishment.