Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Democracy in action ... or something

In an effort to once again over-amend the Texas constitution, there are 16 propositions on today's ballot. By far my favorite is Proposition #10:

"The constitutional amendment to abolish the constitutional authority for the office of inspector of hides and animals."


There's also the confusing and potentially mandatory-minimum-sentencing-esque #13:

"The constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to a person who violates certain court orders or conditions of release in a felony or family violence case."

And, in my opinion, the completely useless #15:

"The constitutional amendment requiring the creation of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and authorizing the issuance of up to $3 billion in bonds payable from the general revenues of the state for research in Texas to find the causes of and cures for cancer."

Go Texas! Cure that cancer!

See a complete list and explanation of the issues here.

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