Rick Perry, having signed the death warrant for someone accused of starting a fire that killed his three children based on what turns out to be worthless forensics evidence, justifies his actions on the grounds that the man he sent to his death was a “monsterâ€ who “murdered his three children.”
Umm … can you say “petitio principii”? Â I thought you could.
If Rick Perry thinks this is a logical argument, he’s a fool. Â If he knows better, he’s a scoundrel.
We report, you decide.
[Publius at Obsidian Wings has useful reflections on the politics of the death penalty in Texas.]