July 5, 2011

It Breaks My Heart

The above dirtbag is crying because he didn't get a chance to speak to his Mexican diplomatic counsel after he raped and murdered 16-year-old Adra Sauceda in San Antonio, Texas on May 21, 1994. He is scheduled for execution this week. It's a real shame that Ms. Suaceda never got a chance to speak to her parents before he murdered her but that's life.

From Reuters:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has called on Texas to delay the execution this week of a Mexican national because he was not told at the appropriate time of his rights to diplomatic counsel, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the federal government had filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on July 1 supporting Humberto Leal Garcia's bid for a stay of execution until the end of this year.
Right now there are fifty other Mexican nationals sitting on Death Row in prisons throughout the US. Tick tock tick tock...

July 4, 2011

It's All About Liberty

As I write these few lines I am struck by the thought that there is no one telling me that I can't say what I want to say. There is no fear of uniformed men breaking down my door because I happen to disagree with my government. Yet.

Christ died on the cross in order that we can be free from the penalties of our sin. Patriots died at Lexington and Concord and Valley Forge so that we can be free from the ravages of capricious government. No, I am not equating the actions of our Revolutionary heroes with those of our Lord though the enabling concept is the same. We believe in Christ for our soul liberty and in the Constitution for all others. The latter exists only because of our position in the former.

So let us enjoy all our freedoms, they are ever so precious and bought at such great sacrifice.