Richard Viguerie's Conservative HQ blog posts, "Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty to Debut at CPAC."
Local conservative leaders from Montana, Kentucky, Texas, and Kansas will be in attendance. National figures Jay Sekulow and Richard A. Viguerie are also supporters of the group.
"Conservatives should question how the death penalty actually works in order to stay true to small government, reduction in wasteful spending, and respect for human life," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.
Roy Brown, former Montana House Majority Leader and a republican candidate for Montana governor in 2008, helped found Montana Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty several years ago. Brown was enthusiastic about expanding his grassroots effort, and will attend CPAC as part of the new national effort.
Richard A. Viguerie, known as the “Funding Father” of the conservative movement, also supports the new group. “Conservatives have every reason to believe the death penalty system is no different from any (other government programs) which we conservatives know are rife with injustice,” Viguerie said.
"Former State Senator Opposes Death Penalty," is the KULR-TV report by Christine Corrado.
In February the House Judiciary Committee shot down a measure to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole. The "Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty" group led by former State Senator Roy Brown, will meet in Washington D.C. in March at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
"I am a conservative and I don't like to see waste and inefficiencies, I don't like to see the taxpayers money squandered on these long appeal processes and and so I'd like to see it end here," says Brown.
Brown hopes to persuade other conservatives to understand the advantages of abolishing the death penalty.