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.Exactly. And, in my opinion, our own dear British politicians should be telling the EU exactly the same thing.
While we respect our friends in Europe...Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.
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...