A Rough Month

A Rough Month – Boston and The Texas Legislature

It’s been a rough month nationally and locally and I’ve been remiss on writing. I was waiting for the dust to settle, and it never did. Boston was a shocker and brought to the forefront a dozen topics.  I mean, really, the evil communist regime in Russia tells us this is a bad guy and the FBI  misses that? On the second amendment, you’ve got bad guys running around with bombs and guns, and Boston folks are in their homes on a citywide lock down wondering where is that copy of the Constitution and where was their musket? I’m thinking, you’d better knock nicely and declare you’re the police. I just can’t imagine bad guys finding an unprotected house in Texas. So just with Boston we restarted discussion on immigration, political asylum, welfare abuse, 2nd Amendment, Guantanamo, and even the death penalty. Whew.  Just to recap my positions, I don’t like illegal immigration or welfare abuse. I like to keep and bear arms as much as Ted Nugent. The death penalty is generally a good thing. DNA is wonderful. Government needs to defend our borders and we’ll keep our castles secure. The bomber is an American citizen. Surely they can review THAT process for immigrants, and then we can let him go on to his spirit in the sky ASAP through the legal process. Bad guys only stop being bad when they’re dead.

The Texas legislature is in full swing and I could talk about most any topic. Just a thought,  if you don’t know how you’re legislator is going to vote on an issue, you’re either not involved or worse, your legislator isn’t sending any clues out. Get involved now. Find your representative, look at the bills they’ve signed on to, and stay on their back to vote the way YOU want them too. Liberal or Conservative – I don’t care, just get involved.  This link allows you to sign up on the Texas legislature site, get updates on your specific bills, alerts on upcoming votes, and a dozen other things. Go to the upper right corner and create an account.

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=HB972

Okay I really do care on this one. This bill allows Campus Carry of handguns for CHL holders. It’s not about “crazy kids” with guns. You’ve got to be 21 or over to have a CHL, but this gives you some personal protection throughout the campus, including going from the classroom to your vehicle. If your representative doesn’t want you to protect yourself, find a new one to support next time. Find your representative again, look at their bills, and let them know how you feel. They sometimes listen but that’s how our process works.

The West fertilizer explosion reemphasized our mortality. Fifteen people lost their lives and the landscape changed in a heartbeat, but the outpouring of support continues to be incredible. Our local high school contributed 10% of the proceeds from the Project Graduation event towards the West relief. The daily problems in our lives pale in comparison to the losses in West, but they can use our prayers and monies to rebuild.

Politics next time for sure. Thanks, Dr. Mike

 

About Mike Jones

Dr. Mike is a veterinarian from Glen Rose, Texas. He is a Tarleton State Alumnus, 1979 graduate of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a veteran of the United States Army. He has practiced veterinary medicine in Glen Rose since 1984 on everything from small animals to exotic wildlife. His politics are distinctly conservative, and stays politically active (even in a small town). Open discussions are always welcome!
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