Group Claims Capital Punishment Is Anti-Conservative and Bad in Florida

Sunshine State News Network’s Nancy Smith reported on the growing conservative opposition to the death penalty. She interviewed me for this article to highlight the reasons that are motivating conservatives to rethink capital punishment and to trace our many organizational successes. She said, It may surprise you to discover a growing number of social conservatives and libertarians are questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values. More and more — even in Florida — they’re rethinking and rejecting the death penalty, according to the man who is carrying the message across the nation, Florida included. Smith continued, This is why twice in recent months Hyden has embarked on speaking tours with liberty, tea party, and Republican groups in Florida — in the Panhandle, Tampa, Fort Myers, and Orlando. Hyden finds capital punishment “doesn’t pass the conservative litmus test” on three counts: It isn’t pro-life, isn’t fiscally responsible and doesn’t remotely represent limited government.

Source:: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty