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Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values.

We come to this issue for a variety of reasons:

Some of us believe that small government and the death penalty don’t go together, especially when we compare the high costs of capital punishment to life without possibility of release.
Some of us don’t trust the state to get it right. We already know that some innocent people have been sentenced to death, and for others it may already be too late.
Some of us are disturbed by the roller coaster for family members of murder victims, or wonder why we’re investing so much in a system that doesn’t keep us any safer than the alternatives.
Some of us believe that the death penalty contradicts our values about protecting life.
And for many other reasons…


We are questioning a system marked by inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy.

Across our nation the number of death sentences is dropping and polls show support for capital punishment at an all time low. As one of our founding members, Richard Viguerie, says, “this trend is not limited to bleeding-heart liberals and crime coddlers.”

As conservatives, we’re concerned too.
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Christ following, wife, mother, grandmother, and small business owner with passions for holistic wellness, gardening, raising critters, and preserving our Constitutional liberties especially free speech, religious freedom, and the 2nd Amendment. God gave me the most wonderful husband, who I love dearly and am grateful to have the opportunity to work with every day as his Producer in this Real Side venture. When you see my posts, they are truly mine. So please don't hold him accountable for what I write. Contrary to what some say, I'm not a Stepford wife. I have my own opinions and am willing to share some of them here.