ELECT THE PEOPLE'S LAWYER: David Van Os, Democrat for Texas Attorney General

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

No Nonsense in the Texas Constitution

On October 27, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott issued on State letterhead an unsolicited letter in support of Proposition 2 to State Representative Warren Chisum and State Senator Todd Staples, the co-sponsors of the legislative resolution that put the proposed Constitutional amendment on the ballot.

Proposition 2 would amend the BILL OF RIGHTS of the Texas Constitution. Abbott's open support of the measure flies in the face of one of the highest duties of a Texas Attorney General, which is to protect the Bill of Rights as the basic charter of liberty and democracy of the people of Texas.

The right to live one's private life as one chooses has been recognized and protected in Texas as one of the foundations of a free society since the founding of Texas as a republic. It is a fundamental right that manifests itself in numerous sections of the Bill of Rights. It is outrageous for a Texas Attorney General to advocate AMENDING Texas' fundamental charter of rights and liberties in a manner that would diminish our centuries-old commitment to the precious right to live and let live.

posted by snarko! at 2:44 PM

Anonymous Melissa Puntenney said...

This is perfect! I couldn't have said it any better myself. What is so sad is that people just don't GET IT that once you start whittling away at people's fundamental and basic rights, who is next? What is that old saying: When they came for the Jews, I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. When they came for the (fill in the blanks), I didn't speak up because I wasn't a _________. When they came for me, there wasn't anyone left to speak up for me.

Little by little, they are taking away every freedom that this state and this country stands for and replacing it with what? I don't even have a word for it.

7:42 PM  

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