That's the title of a letter to the editor, published by the Dallas Morning News. It's written Mark White & Virginia E. Sloan. White is the former Texas governor and attorney general; Sloan is president of the Constitution Project.
We’re glad that The News is impressed with conservatives who are concerned about the death penalty.
Conservatives have been expressing their concerns, often through the Constitution Project, about the death penalty for years. Conservative columnists George Will and Charles Krauthammer; David Keene, former chair of the American Conservative Union; Karen Pfaehler, former vice chair of the Montana Republican Party; Bob Barr, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate; Ken Starr, former judge and Whitewater prosecutor — all of them and many more have long expressed their concerns about capital punishment. They have long supported reforms to ensure that our capital punishment system works better and have opposed moves that make it less fair and more expensive.
As George Will wrote back in 2000, “Conservatives, especially, should draw this lesson. … Capital punishment, like the rest of the criminal justice system, is a government program, so skepticism is in order.”
More on conservative calls for repeal of capital punishment begins with the Morning News editorial, at the link.