1.Pick one position in the Texas Executive Branch and write me a one paragraph overview of that position.Then research the person in the position now and write me a paragraph about that person.
2.Does Texas have a weak governor or a strong governor?Fully explain your answer.
3.Should prisons exist for rehabilitation OR for punishment?Fully explain your answer.
4.You are a Untied States Supreme Court Justice.A case comes before the Court from Texas arguing the death penalty is unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution.What is your opinion and why?
5.During our study of The Texas Seven and Randy Halprin you learned a defendant can be given the death penalty under the Law of Parties in Texas.Do you agree or disagree with the Law of Parties being applied in death penalty cases?Do you think Randy Halprin have been charged with capital murder?Fully explain your answer.
6.We did a case study over Andrea Yates to study the Insanity Defense.You are on the jury in Andrea Yates’ capital murder trial.Do you vote guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity?Fully explain your answer.
7.As part of your study of the death penalty you watched a 60 minute documentary.What did you learn from the documentary?Did anything you saw change your personal opinions about the death penalty and its application?Why or why not and fully explain your answer.
Explanation & Answer
Texas Government Outline
One position in the Texas Executive Branch and its overview including the person in the position
now and write me a paragraph about that person.
Elaboration of Comptroller
Glenn Allen Hegar Jr
Does Texas have a weak governor or a strong governor?
Reasons for the weak governor system
Should prisons exist for rehabilitation OR for punishment?
Prisons should exist for rehabilitation
Reasons why penitentiary facilities should exist for rehabilitation
Opinions concerning the unconstitutionality of the death penalty under the Eighth Amendment of
the United States Constitution
Definition of the eighth amendment
The death penalty is constitutional
Provides remedy for capital offenses
Death by lethal injection is not cruel
Opinion concerning the application of the Law of Parties in death penalty cases and thoughts
concening Randy Halprin’s charges with capital murder?
The law of parities should not be applied in death penalties
Randy Halprin should have been charged with capital murder
You are on the jury in Andrea Yates’ capital murder trial. Do you vote guilty, not guilty, or not
guilty by reason of insanity?
I would vote a not guilty verdict given that the defendant side did prove without a
reasonable doubt that Andrea Yates was not in her right sense of mind when drowning her
Lessons from the documentary and changes in personal opinions about the death penalty and its
Importance of rallying behind the banning of death penalties to advocate for a
replacement with lifetime imprisonment
Individuals that are sentenced to hanging encounter mental torture
A person has only one life that should not be joked with
The justice system should be changed in a way that will see more people get
justice and there are minimal cases of wrongful convictions
Running head: TEXAS GOVERNMENT
Name of Student
Name of Institution
1. Pick one position in the Texas Executive Branch and write me a one-paragraph overview of
that position. Then research the person in the position now and write me a paragraph about
The comptroller is one position within the Texas executive branch that has several duties
such as tax administration, account keeping of state funds, collecting taxes, and spearheading
research that focuses on the estimation of revenue. Moreover, individuals in this position avail
financial reports to the head of state a...