There have been a great deal of protests of Mayors as well as the Government of California in regard to becoming Sanctuary Cities or again California “Sanctuary State” fighting against the Federal Government. While in Texas the State Government wants to end Sanctuary City policies.
These Mayors, Police Chiefs and some Sheriff’s who say that there are many people in their cities who are illegally here and they are afraid to come forward to report crimes unless they know that they will not be arrested and deported. In the case of California we have a huge number of illegal alien residents in that State and they claim that there is very little crime by the illegal immigrants in their communities, because the people feel safe in those communities. Read More
Freedom of Expression and Speech are fundamental rights along with others put forth and protected by the founding documents of our great country. The first Congress met in 1791 and ratified The Constitution along with the Bill of Rights including the 1st amendment addressing Freedom of Speech.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Freedom of Speech often times freely interchanged with Freedom of Expression is broad and interpreted by the Supreme Court to encompass all forms of expression therein that do not pose an imminent danger or harm to others. This right should include the ballot choices presented for casting a vote in an election.
Today July 18th is the official start of the special session called by our governor Greg Abbott to complete the business that the House of Representatives simply refused to complete in the regular session. Read More
Who has the ownership of your personal property? The community, town, city or municipality in which you reside? Is it the independent school district (ISD)? Or is it the county? Or maybe the state of Texas itself?
The typical reaction people have is, “I own my house.” Or, “I own my land.” But is this the actual case?
Jackie, my wife, and I have resided in Weatherford for the past eleven years. We built a 1648 square foot residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a subdivision lot which is roughly 75′ x 125′. We live in the city limits, inside the Weatherford ISD, Parker County, and in the state of Texas. This huge estate has an appraisal value of $150,000 more or less. The property tax collected for last year was $3,600! That is $300 per month or $10 per day! Read More