Historically, conservatives have largely supported capital punishment, but can they continue to justify it? That’s the question S.E. Cupp asks, and asserts that she does not believe they can.
S.E. Cupp is a contributor to both CNN and The Blaze, a columnist for the New York Daily News and Townhall Magazines, and cohost of CNN’s “Crossfire” and The Blaze Radio’s “CainandCupp” show.
While Cupp is a self-described atheist she is also the author of Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity and coauthor of Why You’re Wrong About the Right.
1) Is it moral? As a society that claims to value life, is the death penalty any more moral than abortion?
2) Is it just? Innocent people are being killed under the death penalty because they were convicted.
3) How can we defend the death of innocent individuals?
4) Does it work? The Death Penalty has been cited as a deterrent to prevent future crimes, for which there is no evidence.
5) Can We Justify the Exorbitant Costs? Death Penalty cases incur far greater costs.
Cupp suggests that in the coming months and years, conservatives may change their position on the death penalty and oppose it.
I am not saying that I necessarily agree with Cupp’s opposition to the death penalty, but she makes valid points and brings up important questions, the answers to which each individual must consider, and weigh with their faith, or lack thereof, as we each develop out individual stance on the issue of capital punishment.
Views expressed are not put forth or endorsed by Red Millennial.