Stupid or Evil?

You’ve seen the quote before. Usually it is a sign off to a posting. Today it is the lead into a cautionary tale. There is a fine line between boundless stupidity and pure evil. Meet Texas State Representative Terry Meza. She represents District 105, in the Arlington, Texas area. At the link:

Terry Meza Texas State Rep, District 105

Meza wants to restrict the Texas Castle Doctrine and take away the ability of Texans to defend themselves and their homes. Here is some of her stated rationale:

“Thieves only carry weapons for self-protection and to provide the householder an incentive to cooperate. They just want to get their loot and get away. When the resident tries to resist is when people get hurt. If only one side is armed fewer people will be killed.”

Terry Meza, Texas democrat, state representative, district 105

“In most instances the thief needs the money more than the homeowner does,” Meza continued in a statement. “The homeowner’s insurance we reimburse his losses. On balance, the transfer of property is likely to lead to a more equitable distribution of wealth. If my bill can help make this transfer a peaceful one so much the better.”

Terry Meza, Texas democrat, state representative, district 105

You didn’t earn that… And you don’t deserve to keep it as long as somebody else wants what you have, but are unwilling to work. Okay, color me unreasonable, I’m not willing to rely on the good graces of somebody with felonious intent directed at me.

It could be just me. I see no difference between Meza’s blathering and Clayton Williams (former Texas gubernatorial candidate) remarks about the weather.

(Williams) compared the cold, foggy weather spoiling the event to a rape, telling ranch hands, campaign workers and reporters around a campfire, ”If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it.”

Clayton Williams

Ann (the Meth whore) Richards and her ilk were outraged over this comment. Meza gets a pass.

Meza ignores the fact that Texas Law requires that the potential victim must possess a reasonable fear for the safety of themselves or a third party. What is next in her world? A defense to prosecution for felony murder because the victim resisted?
Don’t believe me? here is U.S. Attorney General Barr’s take on this ridiculous bill and the sorry individual that conceived it.

I don’t think her bill has much of a chance of passage. There is an old story about some big time eastern lawyers meeting a Texas lawyer. They were making fun of the law in Texas. They pointed out that in Texas a murderer could go free while a horse thief could be hanged.

The Texas lawyer pointed out that Texas juries accepted the fact that there were men that just needed killing. On the other hand, those same jurors had never seen a horse that just needed stealing.