Right on Crime

Conservative Leader Brent Bozell Joins Right on Crime Movement

Bozell signed-on with more than 60 conservative leaders in endorsing Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in partnership with the American Conservative Union Foundation and Justice Fellowship that supports fighting crime, prioritizing victims, and protecting taxpayers.

Conservatives Lead Nebraska Death Penalty Repeal, Will Other States Follow?

Principled limited government constitutional conservative Nebraska state Senator Brett Lindstrom asked the questions we all should ask ourselves about the death penalty: Isn’t a state killing a citizen the ultimate big-government act? Does being truly conservative mean you have to support the death penalty? Or does fighting against big government mean you can take a stand against government-mandated executions? Brett Lindstrom ultimately found his answer and voted to override the Governor’s veto and end the death penalty in Nebraska. 

On Criminal Justice Reform, Ted Cruz Is Smarter Than Hillary Clinton

Jacob Sullum, Reason

Yesterday the Brennan Center for Justice published an essay collection that highlights both the emerging bipartisan consensus in favor of criminal justice reform and the vacuousness of some politicians who claim to support that cause. The book, titled Solutions: American Leaders Speak Out on Criminal Justice, features worthy and substantive contributions from, among others, Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and then there are former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who either support policies that contribute to overincarceration and excessive punishment, fail to acknowledge their past support for such policies, or have nothing specific to say about how to correct those policies.

Conservatives Lead by Reducing Crime, Saving Money

More state leaders are beginning to realize that criminal justice reform is a viable remedy for crime-ridden communities and bloated state budgets. Conservatives gathered recently in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to effectively spread the message that reforms are consistent with conservative principles of reducing crime, saving taxpayer money, and protecting family values.

Conservatives vs. The Death Penalty

Dallas Morning News Opinion Staff

“Conservatives have every reason to believe the death penalty system is no different from any politicized, costly, inefficient, bureaucratic, government-run operation, which we conservatives know are rife with injustice. But here the end result is the end of someone’s life,” stated CHQ chairman Richard Viguerie.