Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Good on Texas

Yesterday, with its unlimited desire to amalgamate power to itself apparently unsated by merely removing the sovereign status of twenty-seven nation states, the EU took it upon itself to begin interfering in the internal affairs of the USA, and, particularly, of the State of Texas. Specifically, as Texas prepares to execute its 400th murderer since 1976, the EU issued a declaration calling on the governor of the state, Rick Perry, to introduce a moratorium on the application of the death penalty. According to the EU "elimination of the death penalty is fundamental to the protection of human dignity, and to the progressive development of human rights".

Astonishingly, the governor of Texas did not take particularly kindly to this act of interference, and, in the politest of terms, invited them to take their declaration, and forcibly insert it into that orifice from which springs the vast bulk of EU legislation. As the governor's spokesman said:
Texans long ago decided 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...Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.
Exactly. And, in my opinion, our own dear British politicians should be telling the EU exactly the same thing.

Texas, and particularly its justice system, is very successful at making European liberals really, really angry. They seem genuinely unable to cope with the idea that in at least one part of the Western world, the worst criminals are still getting the punishment they richly deserve. Far better, in their opinion, would be the system that prevails in Britain, whereby murderers get a sentence of "life imprisonment" which, in practice, means a jail term of something in the region of ten to fifteen years.

Personally, though, I rejoice in the fact that Texas, despite the anguished squeals of foreign and domestic liberals alike, continues to execute these scum by the cartload. Long may she continue to do so! And hopefully, we'll see the restoration of capital punishment in Britain too, one of these days...

1 comment:

youdontknowme said...

I hope we have the death penalty back soon too. If to be civilised you have to treat pieces of human garbage like royalty then I would rather be uncivilised.