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IN THE AMERICA OF RICK PERRY AND HIS FOLLOWERS; WHO NEEDS SCIENCE WHEN YOU HAVE FAITH?

 SCIENCE FRICTION: Perry -- In God we trust   (AP Photo)

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"It takes balls to execute an innocent man." -- Rick Perry supporter

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Sometimes, when I think about Texas' twisted "live or let die" spirit that attends the unrestrained gusto with which that state executes its citizens (on average, about once every two weeks), it brings to mind a lyric by old-school hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane which goes as follows:  

 

"I'll take them from (age) eight to eighty; blind, crippled, or crazy."

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Or another, by rapper Ice Cube: ""so if you is (sic) or ain't a gang-banger; keep one in the chamber""  

Or perhaps most fitting -- particularly if you are Texas Governor Rick Perry, the consensus frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination -- the old saying about "Kill them all, for the Lord knows them that are his."

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Anthony Barnes, of Boston, Massachusetts, is a free-lance writer who leans toward the progressive end of the political spectrum. "When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to (more...)
 

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