We’re starting a blog post!
But first, let me introduce myself. I am the coordinator for Tennessee Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty. I started working for this project in August 2015. Since starting with the organization, I have met other conservatives who also struggle with the subject of the death penalty. Some part, or maybe all of it, clashes with their personal views. What I have realized is not every opponent of the death penalty is the same. Yes, some oppose it on a religious or moral level. But, others oppose it because they believe the system is, frankly, a waste of taxpayer dollars. They may have no moral qualms about the death penalty.
Throughout the year, I will be asking folks to write a guest entry about their personal story or thoughts on the subject. What facets of the death penalty they care about, and how they came to hold the position they do. These will be the personal opinions of the writer and not necessarily of the group itself. I’ll also be asking colleagues from different states to give us an update on the work they have been doing as well.
If you have your own story you’d like to share, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.