A group of persons who count themselves conservatives created a Facebook page promoting their work. Northern Kentucky Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty writes that “NKCCATDP is a network of political and social conservatives who question the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values.
This is a project of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. KCADP supporters should LIKE this Facebook page to learn more about how conservatives frame their opposition to killing prisoners. You can also stay abreast of activities of NKCCATDP, like an upcoming event in October that Northern Kentuckians won’t want to miss.
KCADP welcomes the voices of everyone in Kentucky interested in seeing the death penalty repealed regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. We have built a strong non-partisan coalition around this issue evidenced by bills introduce by both Republicans and Democrats. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and in both the Senate and the House have co-sponsored and endorsed these repeal efforts.
Recent posts to the page include statements from prominent conservative thinkers like Michael D. Ostrolenk, co-founder of the Liberty Coalition; Drew Johnson, senior fellow at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance; George Will, columnist for the Washington Post; and Dr. Ron Paul, father of U. S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Having this newly organized group of individuals in northern Kentucky is exciting.
In October Marc Hyden, a former staff member of the NRA, and now an organizer for the national office of Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty, will visit Covington for an evening presentation about the organization and what it plans to achieve here and in other states.
A video of an interview between Dr. John Chowning, Vice-President for Church and External Relations at Campbellsville University as well as Executive Assistant to CU President Dr. Michael V. Carter, and Marc Hyden is posted to the NKCCATDP Facebook Page. Marc was at the university last April where he spoke to students and faculty about repealing the death penalty and why this is called for by conservative principles: limited government, responsible use of tax dollars, and respect for life.
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