By Linda Stewart, 2 June 2021
Every morning I peruse numerous news sites reading the titles of articles to see if there is something that I should be informed about. Imagine my reaction when I read several articles about the Texas Democratic Legislators who walked out of session because they did not want to vote on Senate Bill 7. Shocked, Appalled, Anger … are a few of the adjectives to describe my reaction. Well, anger has set in and it is not leaving!
Seriously people??? What are you? Three year olds, who are throwing a temper tantrum on the playground. You are an adult Texan, and Texans don’t act like this. Adults sit down and discuss issues. If an issue cannot be resolved, you take a break, pray about the issue and ask the Lord to direct your path. If you don’t believe in the Lord, then hire a third party mediator. You don’t text your fellow Democrats “Members, take your key and leave the chamber discreetly. Do not go to the gallery. Leave the building.” and hide “Democrats chose a hideout that was unmistakable in meaning: Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a Black house of worship more than 2 miles away.” “‘Leave the building’: Texas walkout escalates voting battles” https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/leave-building-texas-walkout-escalates-voting-battles-78007960
Texas governor Abbot has threatened to defund state legislature after Democrats block voting bill as well he should. If you worked at McDonald and you talked your friends into walking off the job before their shift was over, do you think the Manager of McDonald would pay you a day’s pay? No! You did not work therefore you do not get paid.
So what is Senate Bill 7? It is a bill that includes provisions to limit early voting hours, curtail local voting options and further tighten voting by mail, and includes a new ID requirement for mail-in ballots. If you would like to read the bill, here’s a link https://legiscan.com/TX/text/SB7/id/2350158
If you would like to know who the Democratic Texas Legislative Leaders are, here is a link to their website. https://www.texasdemocrats.org/our-party/leaders/electeds/
After writing this my anger has subsided, but my disappointment has not. It does not matter what party you affiliate yourself with. The fact is each of you swore an oath to faithfully execute the duties of the office of the State of Texas. You broke that oath when you walked out of the Capitol and hid in a church building. Shame on you all!
IN THE NAME AND BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.