Leon Neyfahk of the Boston Globe published an in-depth look into why many conservatives are opposing the death penalty. Neyfahk interviewed conservative icon, Richard Viguerie, conservative journalist, Ramesh Ponnuru, and myself. Neyfahk covers Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and the conservative momentum growing against capital punishment as he poses the question,
Can a few thinkers convince their party that a winning GOP issue is actually a costly, ineffective, anti-life boondoggle?
Leon Nefahk concludes that the death penalty runs contrary to many conservatives’ core beliefs. He lays out the conservative case against the death penalty quite simply. He said,
People who share a deep worry about government overreach, who believe in the sanctity of life, and who place great importance on fiscal responsibility should not support a policy that empowers the state to spend large sums of money.