Mark Strauss of io9, a blog launched by Gawker media that focuses on futurism, predicted that conservatives of the future will reject the use of capital punishment. Strauss points to Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s work and growth as evidence for this claim as well as falling national support for the death penalty. Strauss said,
[A] growing group of conservatives say it’s time to reject a policy that they describe as an anti-life intrusion by big government. Is this the future of conservative politics?
Writing in the Boston Globe, Leon Neyfakh profiles activists across the country who have come to the conclusion that execution by the state is an affront to the core principles that conservatives claim to espouse.