Need a return to yesteryear. When justice was served.
Death Sentence 1881
Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, in a few short weeks, it
will be spring, the snows of winter will flee away, the ice will
vanish, and the air will become soft and balmy, in short, Jose
Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, the annual miracle of the years will
awaken and come to pass, but you wont be there.
The rivulet will run its soaring course to the sea, the timid
desert flowers will put forth their tender shoots, the glorious
valleys of this imperial domain will blossom as the rose, still
you wont be here to see.
From every-tree top some wild woods songster will carol his
mating song, butterflies will sport in the sunshine, the busy
bee will hum happy as it pursues its accustomed vocation. The
gentle breeze will tease the tassels of the wild grasses, and
all nature, Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, will be glad,
but you, you wont be here to enjoy it because I command the
sheriff or some other officers of the country to lead you out to
some remote spot, wing you by the neck from a knotting bough of
some sturdy oak; and let you hang until you are dead.
And then, Jose Manuel Miguel Xaviar Gonzales, I further command
that such officer or officers retire quickly from your dangling
corpse, that vultures may descend from the heavens upon your
filthy body until nothing shall remain but bare, bleached bones
of a cold-blooded, copper-colored, blood-thirsty, throatcutting,
chili-eating, sheep-herding, murdering son-of-a-bitch.
United States of America v. Gonzales (1881) United States
District Court, New Mexico Territory Sessions Taos New Mexico.
Honorable Judge Roy Bean
United States Judge
Sadly, they no longer make judges like Judge Roy Bean, the Law West of the Pecos. It was very beneficial for young children to see someone hanging from a rope until dead. They usually decided that was a bad way to die, if one was too bad to live among civilized folks.