Friday, June 28, 2013
GOVERNOR 38 PERCENT TEXAS STYLE
Dear Texas, if this man decides to run for governor again, I don’t care how you do it, please for the sake of the rest of the country make sure he only has one opponent. Arm wrestle, thumb wrestle, cut the cards, consult a Ouija board, hold a séance and ask Sam Houston who should run, ANYTHING to make sure that whoever gets the office has more than thirty eight percent of the vote.
And it would really help if it was someone who understands that this country was built on the right to protest. Not just protests you agree with, but the ones that you don’t. The first amendment has four parts. The two that are usually overlooked are the right to peacefully assemble and the right to petition. Frankly my view of peaceful assembly is just about anything that doesn’t involve loaded guns, rocks, bottles full of noxious or flammable liquids and soggy vegetables.
And the right to assemble and peacefully protest isn’t limited to so called Free Speech zones. The first group that allowed themselves to be herded into a fenced area two blocks away from the cameras gave up a valuable right. And the media is just as much to blame for going along with it.
So governor 38 percent, pushing an agenda that more than half of your constituents don’t support, all the yelling and opposition is democracy in action. It’s noisy. It’s messy. It’s loud. It spikes the guns of your well oiled machine. Instead of giving speeches at out of state fundie gatherings why don’t you come home and LISTEN TO WHAT THE PEOPLE PAYING YOUR SALARY HAVE TO SAY. I know it’s a little late in the day but, you just might learn something. Sorry for shouting.
And for the record this is the noisy, obstreporous, actually sedate gallery all the fundies were screaming about. Man they are a scary looking group, aren't they? LOL