Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, will be presenting at the upcoming 2016 Young Americans for Liberty Utah State Convention. The all-day event will take place on Saturday, April 16, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
“Utahans love the principles of limited government that this country was founded upon. Our job is to show the people of Utah why the death penalty is not in line with those principles,” said Chris Harelson, the Utah State Chair of Young Americans for Liberty. “If we don’t believe government is capable of efficiently managing healthcare, education, or financial decisions, why would we give those same poor decision makers power over life and death?”
Marc Hyden, the national coordinator of CCATDP and a native of Utah, will make a presentation to the convention during the Meet the Sponsors section of the program at 11:30 AM. He will also be available at the exhibitor’s area throughout the day.
“Liberty-minded people want to limit the power of government, including the death penalty, as we recently saw with conservative Republican lawmakers in Utah leading the effort to get rid of capital punishment,” Hyden said. “It’s a broken government program that has the real potential of killing innocent Americans,” said Hyden.
156 people have been released from death rows across America because they were wrongfully convicted.
YAL was formed at the end of the 2008 presidential campaign of former Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul, who supports the goals of CCATDP, which is astrategic partner of YAL.
The day’s events will take place from 9:30am – 7:00pm in the University of Utah Guest House & Conference Center at 110 S Fort Douglas Blvd in Salt Lake City.