Few Conservatice Embrace Anti Death Penalty Deceptions
Don't make the mistake of accepting anti death penalty material without fact checking it, just as CCATDP distributes it.
Protecting the Innocent
To date, in the modern era, the death penalty is 99.6% accurate in convicting the actually guilty and 100% accurate in correcting that 0.4% error rate, by releasing those actually innocent sent to death row (1).
I doubt that there is a safer sanction or a more accurate government program.
The anti death penalty assertions, to the contrary, have been revealed as frauds, since 1999 (1).
The death penalty is better at protecting innocent lives, in three ways, than is life without parole (LWOP) (1).
As a rule, without exception, the cost studies do not provide an apples to apples comparison to LWOP, they are intentionally deceptive and/or the results have been perverted by the anti death penalty folks (2)
I fact checked them (2). I hope you do so, as well.
Virginia executes within 7.1 years, on average, has executed 70% of their death row murderers (110) since 1976 and has an overturning rate of only 11% (2), a protocol that all states could duplicate, and save money over LWOP, if the liberal obstructionists would get out of the way.
1) The Innocent Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy
THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES
OF COURSE THE DEATH PENALTY DETERS: A review of the debate
MURDERERS MUCH PREFER LIFE OVER EXECUTION
99.7% of murderers tell us "Give me life, not execution"
2) Saving Costs with The Death Penalty
Few Conservatives Embrace Anti Death Penalty Deceptions
The newest anti death penalty trend is to present conservatives who oppose the death penalty, now spearheaded by a group called Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), funded and founded by another liberal anti death penalty group, Equal Justice USA.
They are no different than standard anti death penalty folks, in that they either present known deceptions, as does CCATDP, or they, simply, accept those frauds, or otherwise presume, without investigation, as do Ron Paul, Richard Viguerie and others quoted by CCATDP.
The most accurate, recent poll (Angus Reid, April 2013) found 86% death penalty support, with only 9% opposing all execution (1a), the highest and lowest, respectively, that I have ever seen.
As a rule Republicans/Conservatives show (more discretion and) higher support, plus 3-6% (1b), within some polls.
With CCATDP , deception would come naturally, as a creation of Equal Justice USA.
The rebuttal of CCATDP is so extensive, I had to put it within another post at footnote (2), as well as the rebuttal of Montana CCATDP (3), which was the inspiration for the national CCATDP.
Rebuttal: Ron Paul
Ron Paul used to support the death penalty, but has switched, citing two reasons for his opposition: the risk of executing an innocent, due to an incompetent government, and that there is a disparity, based upon class, of those sentenced to death and/or executed.
He has bought into the anti death penalty frauds, without fact checking them, a common liberal problem, now infecting some libertarians and conservatives.