Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
This is a man who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia years before he shot his wife's parents to death, and a man who was never cured of his disease. He now has a reprieve, and there are so called Christians in Texas calling for him to be executed. Yea, that's what Jesus would do, right? El wrongo, chemical breath. In fact, Jesus had a lot to say about fake Christians, and that, when the end of days came, some would awaken to everlasting life, and others to everlasting shame. He also said that there was a special place in hell for hypocrites.

But let's get off the religious arguments for a second, and discuss whether or not we in Texas are no better than savages. Yea, the man committed the crime. Still, do we execute the mentally ill? It seems we do if he happens to be black. On the other hand, we give a hand up to those who kill 4 people while drunk, because he happens to be rich and white, and suffering from a mental illness called affluenza.

Don't give me hell over this. The facts speak for themselves. The white guy got off with a slap on the wrist. The black guy is still on death row, despite a reprieve. Racism? You betcha it is.

Article is here.
From a conservative standpoint, the death penalty ought to be abolished in Texas. The government should not have that much power over an individual citizen. In addition, there have been hundreds of cases now in which the penalty was applied erroneously or even fraudulently. Texas government can't get its act together; it should be stripped of that power.