Scott Hochburg: Stupidest Member of the Texas Lege?
Responding to a question arising from the FLDS raid about Texas' rules on home-schooling, the Houston Democrat said this today:
Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, a House Public Education Committee member who has served in the House since 1993, said the issue is a legal one.
"In all the years I've been in the Legislature, nobody has come to me with anything near a compelling case, or even a suggested case, that we should make a priority of greater inspection or regulation of home schools or private schools," he said.
Y'all wonder how W got away with so much in Texas,
it taught him to expect to get away with more, and worse, in DC.
It started with Democrats like this guy. It needs to end in November with a clean sweep of the collaborators.
of at least one Arizona paper are drawing a conclusion I find difficult to argue with: when it comes to women, the FLDS isn't that different from the fundamentalists of Islam.
A San Angelo columnist's take on this incident gets a nod from me, too. More on the money trail in Eldorado is available in today's San Angelo paper, as well.
Texas isn't homogenous; it isn't all big cities like Houston or San Antonio or the DFW Metroplex. While "backward" isn't a word I'd use for much of it, "old-fashioned" does still have a positive connotation in the Lone Star State. It's old-fashioned to handle a situation the way the Schleicher County and San Angelo authorities, not to mention the Texas Rangers (and Walker's just a TV show, damn it) handled this one.
I still think they're doing the right thing, by the kids and by the law.