Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

The Death Penalty is Dying and Republicans are Responsible

In 2016 and 2017, Republicans introduced one-third of all death penalty repeal bills in state legislatures across the country.

With a 60% decrease in death penalty sentences since 1999 and an execution rate down 45% since that same time, it’s been apparent that the death penalty is dying in the United States for quite some time. What hasn’t been so apparent, however, is the Right’s responsibility for this trend.

Considering the nation’s death penalty system is plagued with issues of ineffective legal counsel, geographical bias, innocence, racial discrimination, and astronomical costs, it’s no wonder conservatives are deciding that this practice does not align with their values.

Not only that, but there is ample proof that the death penalty Continue Reading →