Texas Justice

Rod Dreher offers up some, even if Rick Perry can't:

This is not only a problem for Rick Perry. We live in a democracy. It's on all of us. If Texas really did kill an innocent man, that's a terrible tragedy. But if Texas and its governor lack the courage to face the truth and deal squarely with it, the tragic act will be magnified by deep and lasting disgrace, and we will all stand condemned by our collective moral cowardice

The whole piece is pretty great, and I urge everyone to read it. I picked out this part because I think that the responsibilities of citizenship need to emphasized. It is a weak to lambaste crooked politicians, while doing nothing to rid ourselves of them. It is demagoguery to blame Washington (or Austin) and pretend as though you have zero say in who gets to live there. Take back your name.