Is Texas A Democracy?

Posted: June 3, 2018 in Aging
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In the last two Texas legislative sessions, two local elections have been voided by Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick, and the state legislature of Texas. 1) Denton, Tx. An election where citizens voted to restrict fracking inside the city limits. 2) Overturn an election in Austin to prohibit UBER from operating in Austin city limits.

Governor Greg Abbott has shamelessly stated that locally elected government entities such as city and county governments, school districts, etc. have too much local control, and should come more under the rule of state government. Keep in mind, Greg Abbott, when Attorney General, used to constantly complain about the federal government’s constant infringement on state government.

This alone is not what I would describe as a state being run like a Democracy. Now let’s examine a few examples of the leadership of the state.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick- Once stated that he was interested in discussing the repeal of the 17th amendment. The 17th amendment moved the power to elect the 2 U.S. Senators that represent each state from the state legislatures to the citizens of those states, The Constitution originally gave the responsibility to the state legislatures, but the system became so corrupt with legislators sending their cronies to the U.S. Senate, the 17th amendment became law. Dan Patrick would like to discuss repeal of that amendment.

Attorney General Ken Paxton– Under two state felony indictments relating to Securities fraud

Sid Miller-Texas Agriculture Commissioner– He spent over $1,100 in tax payer money to get injected with what is called a “Jesus Shot” by a felon who had his medical license revoked. The shot was supposed to cure pain for life.

Texas Senator Joan Huffman– Sponsored a bill (SB-25) that indemnifies a doctor for intentionally withholding from a pregnant mother that her unborn child could be disabled or ill. This bill By Senator Huffman was to keep the mother from possibly considering terminating the pregnancy because of the disability or serious illness. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick complimented Senator Huffman on this bill.

We, Texas voters, can revolt at the polls this November, and bring Democracy back to our state. If we don’t vote, we will be stuck with officials who have agendas whose priorities do not include quality education, religious freedom for all, freedom from state rule in local government affairs, including school districts, and limited government in our personal decisions.

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