How high? Try the U.N.'s World Court. Since Medellin is a Mexican national, the World Court has instructed the state of Texas to stay the execution of Medellin and some other Mexicans on Texas' Death Row, until their cases are further reviewed. Texas has essentially told the World Court to go piss up a rope. I think the father of one of the murder victims said it best:
"The world court don't mean diddly," he said. "This business belongs in the state of Texas. The people of the state of Texas support the execution. We thank them. The rest of them can go to hell."Of course, there are always the party poopers. "International Law expert" Sarah Cleveland thinks that Texas should abide by the World Court's edict, and is quoted by the Houston Chronicle as saying,
"This can only come back to hurt U.S. citizens when they are detained abroad," she wrote in an e-mail to the newspaper. " ... When a global leader like the U.S. refuses to comply with its clear international legal obligations (and everyone agrees that this is a clear legal obligation), it undermines the willingness of other states to comply with their own obligations and it inspires them not to trust us to obey ours."There is a movie that Ms. Cleveland should watch. Yes, I know it is but a movie, but it is based on a real incident that took place during the Theodore Roosevelt administration in 1904. That movie is The Wind and the Lion. This outstanding film showed the proper posture of our government if a U.S. citizen is unfairly "detained abroad." T.R. made his position clear with the simple statement: "Perdicaris alive, or Raisuli dead." You don't need a toothless world court when your own edict is as simple as that.
As for you Mr. Medellin - may God have mercy on you, because the state of Texas will not.
Good Day to You, Sir