Death Penalty Debate… Among Conservatives

Prior to exhibiting and speaking at the Young Americans for Liberty Texas state convention, I was a guest on the Bill O’Neill radio show on KTSA 550 AM in San Antonio. We discussed how conservatives are changing their views on the death penalty because of the numerous failures of today’s system of capital punishment. I said, “We’ve started to shatter the myth that all conservatives support the death penalty–because we know it’s not true” Hyden told 550 KTSA News. He said the death penalty’s risk of killing an innocent person means it’s not pro-life. He also said it’s not fiscally responsible–given the cost of executing a prisoner usually is more than that of keeping the that person in jail for the rest of their life. “And in my personal opinion, I don’t think giving the government the power to kill U.S. citizens is a form of limited government” Hyden said. You can read the print story here.

Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty