Ballot propositions 5, 6 and 7

Proposition 5:  National Jobs Program:  Should the democratic party promote a national jobs program, with high wage and labor standards,  to replace crumbling infrastructure and rebuildl hurricane damaged areas, paid for with local, state, and federal bonds financed through the federal reserve at low interest with long term maturities?

They don’t have the power to tell the federal reserve to do anything.

Proposition 6:  Right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment:  Should everyone in Texas have the right to clean air, safe water, and a healthy environment?

How clean, how safe, and how healthy?

Proposition 7:  Right to dignity & respect:  Should everyone in Texas have a right to a life of dignity and respect, free from discrimination and harassment anywhere, including businesses and public facilities, no matter how they identify, the color of their skin, who they love, socioeconomic status, or from where they come?

While I agree with the direction of this proposition I don’t know how you legislate personal behavior–that is unless you make violation of these principles a crime.

We deserve better


2 Responses to Ballot propositions 5, 6 and 7

  1. abandon hope says:

    Here is the Republican wish list, again non-binding. What are your ideas? I like 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 11.


    Texas should replace the property tax system with an appropriate consumption tax equivalent.


    No governmental entity should ever construct or fund construction of toll roads without voter approval.


    Republicans in the Texas house should select their speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding caucus without democrat influence.


    Texas should require employers to screen new hires through the free E-verify system to protect jobs for legal workers.


    Texas families should be empowered to choose from public, privater, charter or homeschool options for their children’s education, using tax credits or exemptions without government constraints or intrusIon.


    Texas should protect the privacy and safety of women and children in spaces such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers in all Texas schools and government buildings.


    I believe abortion should be abolished in Texas.


    Vote fraud should be a felony in Texas to help ensure fair elections.


    Texas demands that congress completely repeal Obamacare


    To slow the growth of property taxes, yearly revenue increases should be capped at 4%, with increases of excess of 4% requiring voter approval.


    Tax dollars should not be used to fund the buildings of stadiums for professional or semi-professional sports teams.


  2. Helen Marshall says:

    How did they let #11 slip in? Meantime, safety of men apparently not a concern…


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