Clayton Lockett and the Death Penalty Present a Conundrum for Conservatives

Cathy Reisenwitz of Townhall wrote an article yesterday examining the problems that the botched execution of Clayton Lockett poses for death penalty supporters, especially conservatives. Reisenwitz lays out many reasons why conservatives should oppose the death penalty and why the latest execution marred by mistakes should make many rethink their position. She said, By all accounts, Clayton Lockett wasn’t wrongly convicted, and if anyone deserved to die for their crimes, it was him. But that doesn’t change the fundamental fact that, generally speaking, clearly bureaucrats don’t suddenly become any more omnipotent, or even any less lazy, stupid, and corrupt, when they are holding a syringe than when they are holding a checkbook.

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

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