The EU and Texas

The EU has sought to engage itself in Texas affairs. Gov. Rick Perry‘s office responds:

230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans long ago decided that the death penalty is a just and appropriate punishment for the most horrible crimes committed against our citizens. While we respect our friends in Europe, welcome their investment in our state and appreciate their interest in our laws, Texans are doing just fine governing Texas.

9 thoughts on “The EU and Texas

  1. As an EU citizen who has lived for the past eight years in Texas let me offer a few remarks. Santa Anna, was not European, he was American. The people of Texas celebrated their newly won independence by legalizing slavery. On the other hand religious tolerance came with independence. The EU is trying to use its muscle to force member states to change their constitutions (in the case of Ireland) and statute books (in the case of Poland) to legalize or liberalize abortion laws. Member states are also pressurized to change their laws on a host of other issues, e.g. homosexuality. Lets listen to each other.

  2. He’s actually mingling statements about the United States and about Texas. The war that was fought 230 years ago was the American Revolution–the Texas Revolution was only 171 years ago. The American Revolution did throw off a European monarch, but Texas was still part of Spain at that time.

  3. :-(, I was never good at math! That is the only explanation, either that or I had one lousy history teacher :-), I think I had better go to the National Archives tomorrow.

  4. Went last week, having a relaxing time, Smithsonian in the morning, CUA reading room in the afternoon … Thats the life

  5. Smithsonian in the morning …?

    In one morning …?

    You do realize the Smithsonian includes about 16 separate museums …?

    You travel fast. 🙂

  6. I think this very last statement by Governor Perry “Texans are doing just fine governing Texas” is the one everyone in the EU needs to be paying attention to and not the “red herring” history faux pas.

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