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Old 11-03-2022, 12:00 PM
 
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I find this to be a much more intriguing topic than Abbott. Talk about a cat with 9 lives. How is it that Paxton just keeps getting elected? I would love to hear thoughts on this which is a much more volatile topic than Abbott.
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Old 11-03-2022, 12:45 PM
 
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He’s a runaway criminal

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.tex...n-lawsuit/amp/

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home in a truck driven by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, to avoid being served a subpoena Monday, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

Ernesto Martin Herrera, a process server, was attempting to serve the state’s top attorney with a subpoena for a federal court hearing Tuesday in a lawsuit from nonprofits that want to help Texans pay for abortions out of state.
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Old 11-03-2022, 01:10 PM
 
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He keeps getting re-elected because he has a “R” next to his name in Texas. The sheep don’t care about Republican Party candidate quality as long as it’s not a “liberal, socialist Demon-crat”.
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Old 11-03-2022, 01:23 PM
 
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He keeps getting re-elected because he has a “R” next to his name in Texas. The sheep don’t care about Republican Party candidate quality as long as it’s not a “liberal, socialist Demon-crat”.
Well at least you understand. The same can be said for state wide races in CA and WA.
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Old 11-03-2022, 02:44 PM
 
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I threw my vote away on Mark Ash.
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Old 11-03-2022, 03:06 PM
 
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Well at least you understand. The same can be said for state wide races in CA and WA.
For sure it cuts both ways. We’ve had some horribly unethical city council people in Dallas over the decades because they had D’s next to their names. Any time one party is in charge for too long it’s unhealthy and breeds corruption.

I would love to see some enhancements to our voting system: ranked choice voting, more candidates from parties, a lot less gerrymandering district lines, and my own personal wishes that will never happen….1) must vote in a primary to vote in the general so that we get less extreme candidates and 2) the need to pass a basics civics test with every state ID renewal to be a registered voter. If you don’t have a basic understanding of the job you’re electing someone to do, you have no business voting.
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Old 11-03-2022, 03:20 PM
 
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For sure it cuts both ways. We’ve had some horribly unethical city council people in Dallas over the decades because they had D’s next to their names. Any time one party is in charge for too long it’s unhealthy and breeds corruption.

I would love to see some enhancements to our voting system: ranked choice voting, more candidates from parties, a lot less gerrymandering district lines, and my own personal wishes that will never happen….1) must vote in a primary to vote in the general so that we get less extreme candidates and 2) the need to pass a basics civics test with every state ID renewal to be a registered voter. If you don’t have a basic understanding of the job you’re electing someone to do, you have no business voting.


This is not a new concept. Is this the side of history you really want to be on?
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Old 11-03-2022, 03:33 PM
 
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Education is now government run. Everybody learns the same things in school.
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Old 11-03-2022, 04:43 PM
 
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This is not a new concept. Is this the side of history you really want to be on?
Yes, it is and I don’t see the “wrong side of history” controversy in needing to understand BASIC government principles like those linked below.

https://classroommagazines.scholasti...ship-test.html
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Old 11-03-2022, 04:45 PM
 
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Yes, it is and I don’t see the “wrong side of history” controversy in needing to understand BASIC government principles like those linked below.

https://classroommagazines.scholasti...ship-test.html
Heck why stop there. Maybe we should go back to you have to be a property owner to vote.
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