On February 28, 1845 the Republic of Texas ceased to exist as a nation and became the State of Texas. Many Texans lament that. These day many Americans lament it as well. In recent political history Texas gave America Lyndon Baines Johnson and George Bush -- both big government advocates though, of the two, Johnson had more respect for the Constitution albeit very little. The other thing Texas is known for is a blood thirsty enjoyment of executing people. Texas puts to death more people than any other American state. Texas contains about 7.5% of the US population but is responsible more that one third of all judicial killings in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Bureaucrats and politicians in Texas absolutely refuse to acknowledge the possibility that government is inept and could be murdering innocent people. But one recent case of judicial murder in Texas has garnered some unwanted national publicity...
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp