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Perry Presided Over Most Executions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) — As the chief executive of the state of Texas, Gov. Rick Perry has overseen more executions than any other governor in modern history, records indicate.

To date, the Republican presidential primary candidate has allowed 234 death row inmates in Texas to be executed, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

That number, the Post said, is more than the combined total of the next two states — Oklahoma and Virginia — since the death penalty was restored 35 years ago.

During his nearly 11-year tenure as governor, Perry has found only one death row inmate he thought should receive the lesser sentence of life in prison.

Perry vetoed a bill that would have spared the mentally retarded from execution and also criticized a Supreme Court ruling that juveniles aren’t eligible for the death penalty, the Post reported.

In his book “Fed Up,” Perry wrote “If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol, don’t come to Texas.”

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  • FreedomFighter

    In his book “Fed Up,” Perry wrote “If you don’t support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol, don’t come to Texas.”

    I like this guys attitude.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Palin12

    I’d like to see more states following Texas’ example regarding capital punishment. What a waste of taxpayer money feeding, clothing, giving shelter, free medical care, and free legal advice to these vermin. The prisoners at Attica prison in New York get better medical care than the guards. They should start with Chapman, Manson, and Ramirez.

  • Doyle Hallmark

    All of those people were found Guilty in a court of law and sentenced to death. I notice the article does not mention guilt, or the innocent victims, only numbers. What is the real idea they are trying to get across? I think they are trying to shine a negative light on a conservative by any means possible.

  • Karolyn

    Oh, come on! The death penalty for “retarded” individuals? Sick! The death penalty does not stop anyone from committing murder!

    • s c

      There you go again, k. You’re confusing emotions with intellect. What is it about progressives and common sense?
      If you can read, and if you’ve read the Bible, and if you understand the Bible, even God Himself knew that a death sentence wouldn’t stop humans from killing each other.
      We do not have God here on earth to guide us, so the best we can do is to put to death those who merit it. The death sentence is designed to get across ONE idea. That is, THAT worthless SOB (bastardette, or whatever) will NEVER kill any other man, woman or child. Is the light bulb on now?

  • Palin12

    Just who are you claiming to be retarded? Ted Bundy, among others, was said to have a superior IQ. You are the one that is sick for wanting us to support these worthless pieces of scum.

    • Karolyn

      did you read the article? Perry vetoed a bill that would spare the mentally retarded from the death penalty. Actually, it’s not a punishment anyway, but the ultimate reward. It’s much more of a punishment to be kept alive in a cage than to be released from being earthbound.

      • Palin12

        Yes I read the article and it is very easy for some millionaire scumbag defense lawyer to argue that his client is either mentally retarded or incompetant to stand trial. Everyone of those murder trials in Texas doubtless had that those claims brought up and the juries did not fall for it. BTW, Bill Clinton and Gray Davis (remember him?) were two democrat governors who also presided over several executions in their respective home states. Are you naive enough to believe that Charlie Manson is being punished by keeping him alive? He’s made a mockery of the justice system. He has no remorse whatsoever.

        • Karolyn

          It is easy enough to ascertain whether someone is below a certain IQ and is legally retarded. I hate using that term, but it is the one in regular use here, more’s the ity. You have no clue of the private hell Manson lives in.

          • Palin12

            Oh the tears are streaming down my face at the thought of how badly poor misunderstood Manson feels! Last I heard, they even confiscated his smuggled-in cell phone. The nerve of those mean spirited guards. They should give him cable TV and internet service and maybe even a little conjugal visit from one his girls. Poor Charlie with the swastica tattooed on his forehead laughing at the guards because he gets better medical care than they do.

  • s c

    I know it will be brought up sooner or later, so let’s get something straight. Laws vary from state to state. If you don’t like your state’s death penalty law(s) [if your state has the death penalty], move to another state.
    The reaction to the death penalty has become politicized (almost like everything else). People who claim to be so compassionate about convicted murderers tend to be part of the same crowd that justifies the willful murder of a baby in its mother’s womb (in the name of “compassion,” of course).
    When is the last time a baby killed anyone?
    Some people are so damned stupid that they could justify destroying a weapon, and letting a murderer go free because ‘it’s the weapon’ that did the killing. It’s just a matter of time until that insanity is used to further pamper murderers and make society suffer for it.

  • Scott

    I don’t have a problem with the death penalty just the it is handed out. The strongest correlation between being convicted and receiving the death penalty is a persons financial net worth, the poorer one is the more likely they will be convicted.
    Perry is just another NWO puppet; I can’t believe how anybody who claims to support American values could ever consider voting for this guy.


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