The Death Penalty – A Government Power Prone to Error and Abuse

By Marc Hyden After forming a strategic partnership with Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), YAL published a piece written by Ben Jones. Ben said, “Those committed to limiting the power of government have every reason to reject the death penalty. After all, few powers are more dangerous or more prone to abuse than the power to execute. When we look at the death penalty’s application in the United States, it becomes clear the inevitable dangers that this power poses.” He went on to say, “Given how broken and costly this system is, leading figures in the Liberty Movement are calling for an end to the death penalty. Ron Paul recently endorsed CCATDP, praising the group’s “efforts to form a coalition of libertarians and conservatives to work to end capital punishment.” Jeff Frazee, YAL’s Executive Director, also has voiced his opposition to the death penalty: “I first supported the death penalty until I found out how many innocent individuals were being killed and how costly it was on the taxpayers…. I now strongly oppose the death penalty.’”

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