Getting rid of the death penalty in Texas will be the last thing that happens before the second coming, but it is important that we never give up on this issue. No nation can be called civilized that murders anyone unnecessarily. So even though it sits as an icecube about to go into a furnace, we should celebrate that the Texas Democratic Party has adopted a platform that calls for repealing the death penalty in Texas. Today such platforms look like Bambi about to face Godzilla, but someday, this nation will learn that violence cannot cast out violence. It may seem futile today, but every step we take in the right direction is a gift to the future.