Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Mess wth Texas
As reported on Yahoo.com, the European Union today asked Texas to stop short of its 400th execution since the re-establishment of the death penalty in 1976. Texas, which accounts for some 40% of all the executions in the United States since 1976, has now come to define American civilization to the rest of the world, much as George W. Bush now defines our governance (he was, of course, the Governor of Texas). The next President may begin to rebuild our shattered credibility as the leader in free government, by rejecting the central premises of the last administration. Sadly, save for a sudden turn-over on the Supreme Court, or a re-invasion from Mexico, nothing can protect our image from Texas.