Yes, it makes sense that leaders try to instill values in children, even though they might have taken the death penalty away, because morals are still a good thing, even though there are some minor differences in how exactly morality should be implemented. Someone is not a hypocrite by wanting the Fruits of the Spirit while simultaneously being against the death penalty.
They've taken away the death penalty, nation built on biblical morals, and many more Godly things have taken out this nation. Even "In God we Trust" has been tried to be taken away! Now look at our children, every child has some sort of "problem" which most doesn't really have; they just have bad parents. The Army came out with "stress cards", the list is endless of lack of intelligence. All leaders have to do is reenforce the laws that they have been given and bring about better ways of living and national security. Ever since God has been taken out of the government and schools I must give a great round of applause to parents and leaders for the development of our children and laws.