That's the title of an editorial in today's Lincoln Journal Star on Nebraska's repeal legislation.
Perhaps some readers were startled by a reference in a George Will column (LJS, April 14) to “the conservative case against the death penalty.”
Yes, it’s true.
Some conservatives have turned against the death penalty, and there’s evidence that tide is growing stronger.
In fact, at the renowned Conservative Political Action Conference this year there was even a booth for Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.
Nebraskans who oppose the penalty should take note. In a red state like Nebraska, it’s the conservative arguments that hold the most potential to change the minds of state senators.
Republicans in the Legislature should take note. They can vote for repeal of the death penalty without turning in their conservative credentials.