The Legislature has greatly increased the penalties for child sex crimes. No problem with that. Except for adding the death penalty.
This quote by Lt. Governor Dewhurst stuck out to me.
"There's tough. And then there's Texas tough," Dewhurst had said of the bill as first conceived.
I agree that it's unconstitutional to execute non-murderers. But whether something is unconstitutional has never stopped the GOP before. The bill even features a trigger contemplating it being overturned by the Supreme Court.
Well, you passed a statute that you know is unconstitutional just so you can look tough. So, I guess there's dumb and there's Republican dumb.