Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

Is Texas executing justice?

Texas conservative and GOP Precinct Chairman, Pat Monks, explains why Texas should repeal the death penalty in a recent Daily Caller column. When speaking of the 500th execution in Texas, Mr. Monks said,

“As a lifelong Texan and conservative Republican, I think this latest execution represents a sad and solemn milestone.”

He went on to say,

“Liberty-loving conservatives are waking up to the risk of executing innocent people, as well as the outrageous expense of capital trials and their endless appeals. Many of us now realize the death penalty does nothing to make us safer and does not deter killers. Despite all its executions, Texas had the 23rd highest murder rate in the nation in 2011.”

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