The European Union Lectures Texas on the Death Penalty. :snicker:
Now I should let you know I’m not as big a fan of the death penalty as many Texans. When Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst backed expanding the death penalty to child predators, I e-mailed him saying he need not bother asking for my support ever again. And I think Texas overdoes it with executions in general.
But I suspect my reaction when the EU decided to lecture us about the death penalty was the same as many Texans. I just smiled. And apparently so did Governor Perry:
230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.
Meddling, condescending, and insufferable – very EU.
Clear, brief, to the point, and with a smile – very Texan.