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https://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=78&clip_id=24963 Here are the impeachment articles
Wrote about this before on April 15th Here's the video from yesterday, the day before this hearing Here's the video for today (May 24 2023 before the Committee on General Investigating Here's an AP article showing what a crook this guy is. Chron Transcript of the hearing
Read this bill and tell me if this isn't one of the stupidest bills the Texas Lege has come up with yet. Maybe it's written for ignorant Texans that don't know nothing stops any kid from reading the Bible or praying as long as they aren't disrupting class and paying attention during instructional time. They can pray before school, at lunch, etc. Nobody stops 'em. They can even bring a Bible into school, just like any kid can bring in a so-called Banned Book to read. If it makes a child feel better about being a sitting duck shooting target because Republicans refuse to pass gun control, bless their little hearts. But this laughable bill, in it's attempt to prevent people who believe in the constitution from suing govt or schools, talks about permission slips, But get this. (So, students not participating CANNOT BE IN THE PRESENCE OF OR HEAR the religious stuff. Who gets sent out of the room? If a teacher wants to participate, who watches which half of the students? Or suppose there are muslims who want to pray, that make a THIRD group) This puts an extra onus on, who, TEACHERS who, assuming they are ones in charge of this little prayer time, are responsible to make sure students are out of hearing of this stuff. If I'm a teacher, EVEN IF THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTES FOR THIS, do I really want to have to make sure all kids did or didn't sign a permission slip and somehow shepherd one group or another out of hearing or PHYSICAL PRESENCE? Bah. Right now kids can pray if they want and there is none of this extra nonsense. Also, remember that SCOTUS decision about that coach in Washington about prayer. He said he knelt and prayed on the field AFTER THE GAMES. So, get this point, nobody was coerced into joining him. But who's going to be responsible for these little meetings? As SCOTUS said about the coach, Here's that decision. But again, a teacher is not just responsible for some of the kids in the class but ALL. Maybe they would take a teacher who had a free period or a planning period and make them do the separate prayer meeting. That would fall on probably the same people every time because only people who wanted coercive religion in school would volunteer for that and the school could not force a teacher to do that. (Oh, you mean whatever Ken Paxton the indicted crook who cheated on his wife suggests) Side note that Angela Paxton, wife of Ken Paxton is a cosponsor for this bill. Which Ken Paxton is this? Oh, right, the one that the Committee on General Investigation hauled up to talk about the whistleblowers against him. Such a fine example of ethics. Here's the best part. If a attorney general (crook Paxton at this point) decides to defend a school district doing this unconstitutional crapola, and they lose, the state is responsible for paying costs. Gee, lovely act for the taxpayer . AND with this bill, the school district MUST take a vote about what they would do about this having religious text and prayer as a provision. Really? Why, since kids can pray anyway if they want, is this even a consideration that is unconstitutional and would make public schools worse. Be sure and read the Texas Constitution.
I was actually surprised that Ken Paxton won the Republican primary in Texas but guess that shows how many Republicans are perfectly fine with a known crook being, of all things, the state's lawyer. Anyway, got to wondering what the fool was going on with this man, who cheated on his wife, and the indictment and why the heck this has NOT gone to trial yet. I mean, if you or I had some felony indictment against us, doubt it would take seven years for it to get heard. According to KHOU, "special prosecutors are waiting on Texas top criminal court to rule on an appeal to address payment issues and keep Paxton's case in Houston." How can anyone have confidence in a person who supposedly is upholding the law when there is a serious felony case still pending against him? And of course, that's not the only one. There is also the whistleblower case from people who worked in his AG office that is now at the Supreme Court of Texas. (Supreme Court wants a brief on the merits of the case, with deadline of the end of August 2022. What's also interesting about this case is And not only that. Ken Paxton was cheating on his wife, Angela Paxton, with a woman whom AND, Paxton is under review from the Texas bar, which has filed a professional misconduct lawsuit against Paxton for the stupid and clearly partisan stunt he tried to pull re: Trump's attempt to overthrow the election. (Not forgetting that the Texas Supreme Court had thrown out Paxton's lawsuit contesting the 2000 election results) Texas Tribune Republicans are just not good people, but more than that, makes me personally sick that there is a different standard, apparently for average citizens than people with power and influence. Again, rolled my eyes when I saw that Paxton won the Republican primary against George P Bush. Have to admit I laughed at at least one George P Bush commercial where he was driving a little cart along the Texas border saying he would keep our borders safe. Hah. Would he have done better NOT to follow along with these rabid Republican nuts? Really didn[t make any difference because the people who voted for Paxton WANT A CROOK.