Views expressed in this blog are mine alone and are not intended to represent Williamson County policy nor intended as legal advice.


8/19/2022

Terroristic Threats and the Future of Local Politics

An RRISD school board candidate and her supporters are receiving used tampons and dildos in the mail.


7/9/2022

Not Ready To Make Nice

The last few weeks have been a real rollercoaster, have they not? A rogue Supreme Court, a fourth of July mass shooting, and more revelations from the January 6th hearings confirmed that things were probably worse than we realized. Our County Judge and Commissioners Court doing everything they can to hobble our elected Sherriff, school board trustees breaking quorum during a budget hearing, and egrets taking down the power in Taylor. It surely seems our nation and our county are going to hell in a handbasket.


3/31/2022

Liberty and Freedom

Recently, I was asked about my interpretation of the meaning of Liberty and Freedom. The first thing that came to mind was The Preamble to the US Constitution which reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”. Most important in that sentence, for me, is that all men are created equal. We can argue that ALL men weren’t what Jefferson meant. He certainly didn’t include his slaves of African descent. While we more modern folk interpret men to mean human, that wasn’t really the case for Jefferson either. Women’s rights weren’t on his mind. But still, these words have power far beyond our shores. They’ve inspired other nations to join us in Democracy.


9/8/2021

NOLITE TE BASTARDES CARBORUNDORUM

Sine Din for the Texas Legislative Special Session 2 occurred on September 2. With the end of that special session came several pieces of legislation that successfully made it to Governor Abbott’s desk to sign.


1/14/2021

Insurrection

What we all watched unfold on live television Wednesday, January 6th was nothing less than an attempted coup.


8/1/2020

12 STEPS TOWARDS A MORE PERFECT UNION

We are born, we live a little while and then we die and will someday be forgotten. No man, no matter his contribution to humanity, can change the tides of time. No matter your race, creed, wealth, or lack thereof, faith or lack thereof, political leanings or lack thereof, the world keeps turning and time moves ever on.


7/17/2019

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL*

My daughter has a t-shirt with this phrase emblazoned across it, including the asterisk. Below the phrase is another list, a typical disclaimer. It reads: Must be 18 years or older, not available in all 50 states, some restrictions apply. Sadly, that disclaimer does apply in all aspects to our Pledge of Allegiance.