Conservatives vs. the Death Penalty, an interview with the Brenner Brief

By Marc Hyden I was recently interviewed by the Brenner Brief in a two part series (Part 1 and Part 2), which covered the specific issues that give conservatives concerns about the death penalty. I said, “For me the death penalty boils down to my conservative ideology. I believe in pro-life policies, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and I have a strong desire for justice to be tough and swift. The death penalty is inconsistent with all of these points.” I went to on say, “The death penalty offers zero margin for error, it’s burdensome on the taxpayers, fails as a deterrent, and it’s horribly arbitrary. If the government kills an innocent person, then it’s no better than the criminals it seeks to protect us from, and we, as citizens, are also to blame because we were complicit and allowed it to happen.”

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