Entries tagged with “Richard Viguerie

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Dec 02, 2013

EDITORIALS: Expanding Conservative Concerns About the Death Penalty

A recent edi­to­r­i­al in the Dallas Morning News high­light­ed the voic­es of promi­nent con­ser­v­a­tives who now oppose cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment, includ­ing for­mer Texas Congressman Ron Paul and con­ser­v­a­tive polit­i­cal leader Richard Viguerie. The paper not­ed the new part­ner­ship between the stu­dent-cen­tered orga­ni­za­tion Young Americans for Liberty and Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. The edi­to­r­i­al described why one Texas con­ser­v­a­tive, Pat Monks, a Republican precinct chair­man in Harris County (Houston), changed his mind on the death penal­ty: Ultimately .… [t]he impos­si­bil­i­ty of erad­i­cat­ing human error from the sys­tem hit home to…

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Jun 25, 2014

NEW VOICES: Conservatives Speak About the Death Penalty

A grow­ing num­ber of con­ser­v­a­tives have stat­ed their oppo­si­tion to the death penal­ty. Among them is National Review colum­nist and American Enterprise Institute fel­low Ramesh Ponnuru, who cit­ed his Catholic faith as a rea­son for the change in his stance. He said he had to over­come his ini­tial emo­tion­al response to heinous crimes because, Our emo­tion­al or intu­itive reac­tions are not a sure guide to right and wrong in mat­ters of moral import.” He added that the death penal­ty’s declin­ing promi­nence as a hot-but­ton issue might give con­ser­v­a­tives more room…