|Humberto Leal Garcia|
Embassy. The United States should respectfully extend the same courtesy to any individual who is convicted of a crime here.
Euna Lee and Laura Ling, two American journalists, were convicted of illegally entering North Korea and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. According to the North Korean government, they committed a crime. Their families along with the US State Department, pleaded with the North Koreans and demanded their release. We cannot expect fair treatment of our citizens abroad, when we don't extend the same courtesy to citizens of other nations.
Texas needs to be a team player here, but somehow I doubt they will.
This is where I DISAGREE with the SCOTUS... State law is NOT Supreme law in this country! HOWEVER, along with the constitution, treaties and international agreements are. This isn't an issue of State's Rights vs Fed's Rights. States HAVE NO RIGHTS on this issue. They should stop trying to force their make believe rights. The US signed an agreement that said XYZ. PERIOD. As a result, Texas can't decide it doesn't want to follow that law. What good are treaties if states don't have to follow?