Many people thought it was a bit odd when Governor Rick Perry indicated that he might run for President of the United States after previously suggesting that Texas may want to secede from the United States. Perry seems not only want to be the John C. Calhoun of presidential aspirants, but he has also decided to add the violation of international law and treaties as a resume booster. Over the objections of President Obama and a host of leading international figures, Perry has refused to stop the execution of of Humberto Leal Garcia — a Mexican national denied his rights under the Vienna Convention.
Texas police and prosecutors have repeatedly violated the Vienna Convention by not informing foreign citizens of their right to consult with their embassies. Leal is a convicted rapist and murderer.
Leal, 38, was killed a 16-year-old girl in San Antonio. Texas police and prosecutors never told him about the right to speak to his embassy. This violation was either a knowingly disregard of the law or an act of gross negligence. Yet, the prosecutors and police have faced no repercussions for causing this international controversy. Moreover, Perry refuses to meet his obligation to satisfy international obligations that are expressly required under a treaty.
Consular access is a vital protection for Americans traveling abroad, but Texas is about undermine that protection by refusing to address a clear violation of its own officials. Imagine the response of other countries when an American is held in places like Iran or North Korea. They are likely to invoke the Texas Rule and deny such access. Once again, the United States appears to view international obligations and law as binding on every one but ourselves. This is not an isolated case. In 2004, the United States was found to have violated the treaty in 51 cases involving Mexicans awaiting execution — many in Texas.
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At the moment, I don’t see any candidate that I’d want to vote for in 2012.
I agee and that bothers me–however, I also voted for Mr. Kerry…(in an attempt to git shed of Mr. Bush and now I’m tryin’ to git shed of Mr. ‘Bama)
Regarding Mitt Romney: It’s really difficult to know where he stands on issues. He changes his positions so often. He keeps trying to morph into the candidate that he thinks will win the Republican nomination.
That is one disturbing, factual exposé of Mr. Perry. Maybe I am getting dyslexic in my old age—is this 2011 or 1102 CE…(I purposely used CE instead of AD to upset those Southern Baptists I hung out with in my youth, when I believed in that silly gawd-offal god/JC/Lard/holey ghost-magic.) Fortunately, college and Mr. Darwin shot holes in Mr. holey ghost and his compatriots and freed me from their ‘holey’ grasp.
I’m free at Last!
(Finally, I found some relevancy to post this fine old song by Hank, The Drifter…
“American justice. Read the constitution, if you don’t like it, don’t come to this country and commit a crime. Some people are unbelievably ignorant.”
Obviously Michael you are immune to irony, just as you so self righteously are infused with blood lust. Just for your information if someone ever did that to a child of mine I would kill them myself, if able and it wouldn’t be an easy death. No brag, just the truth. The problem is just because someone is thought to be guilty doesn’t mean they are and I might well kill an innocent person. Also too, I reserve the right to act in such a manner to myself, the directly aggrieved and not to a State where far too often justice that would have made Roy Bean cringe is done.
In Texas, however, there is much brag, much swaggering and the macho belief in the mythological “code of the west.” The problem is that Texas has a long history of trying to execute the innocent and indigent, while letting wealthy murderers go free. How many people have been released from Texas death rows in the past decade because they were wrongly convicted? In my long life I have often observed that those who like to talk tough are usually those who don’t think deeply. The toughest people I’ve met would never express themselves the way Texans do routinely and prove so by electing gutless tough talking governors, they know they’re tough and don’t have to prove it.
“It’s Texas. Why bother with a trial at all, just let some good ole cowboys lynch him. That’s justice for you and judging by your comment that is your kind of justice.”
Ummmmm……….he DID have a trial, and was convicted with overwhelming evidence. Show me where I implied anything that you said. That was a pretty ignorant statement. My kind of justice WAS done. American justice. Read the constitution, if you don’t like it, don’t come to this country and commit a crime. Some people are unbelievably ignorant.
I’m with you 100% on that comment, although I don’t think I could vote Romney no matter who he picked for VP. I’m kind of interested in hearing more about this Huntsman guy though. What I saw of his running announcement didn’t sound like any Republican I had heard speak in my life time.
Does not look like there will be anyone in 2012, FFLEO.
I would never vote for Mr. Perry or Ms. Bachmann and if Romney chose either as a VP, I will not be voting–unless those progressives I heard of find a viable challenger to face Mr. Obama.
Rick Perry is sponsoring a christian religious revival in Houston. He does not believe in the separation of church and state.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07/rick-perry-jeb-bush_n_892734.html Glad to be in my home state of illinois and out of the executioner Rick Perry’s state. Lots of Obama in 2012 signs around here. It looks like Perry is getting close to running.
Add this man to the hypocrite side of the ledger (from Puzzling’s link above)
“Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has proposed legislation to give federal courts the jurisdiction to review cases of foreign nationals awaiting execution who were denied consular access.
“We do not want this execution to be interpreted as a sign that the United States does not take its treaty obligations seriously,” Leahy said on June 29.”
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Texas+executes+Mexican+citizen+despite+Obama+plea/5068384/story.html#ixzz1RTVxtQoi
“…objections from President Barack Obama’s administration that the action would violate international treaty obligations and put U.S. citizens abroad at risk.”
What an abject hypocrite Mr. Obama is–many times over…Hypocrite in Chief
So this is done.
Texas executes Mexican citizen despite Obama plea
If this puke in the White House gets reelected, and there are already whistleblowers out there proclaiming a plan for fraud, it will happen, peacefully but forcefully. Join us if you want a future, The idiot progressives have no idea how furious we are, and independent.
Fine: “And for the record, the constitution allows for secession, but then you people wouldnt have clue about that now would you?”
We’ve discussed secession her on occasion, voluntary and forced 🙂
What I know about it is that it’s virtually impossible to pull off. If it weren’t there’s a list of about 15 states I’d rejoice to see do it, they’re almost all welfare states anyway, no loss to me. That’s why no state that talks about it will actually do it. Go for it.
Obama has overreached, overstepped, and violated the Constitution countless times. Hussein has no regard for the limitations within that he swore to uphold. States rights are THEY KEY to our freedoms. He and Holder are so busy suing states and worrying about international “rights’ he makes me ill. And for the record, the constitution allows for secession, but then you people wouldnt have clue about that now would you? But keep on spewing this crap, the American people are fed up with this progressive nonsense. You are making our case for us.
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