Texas has become the latest state to introduce a resolution regarding the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
El Paso has been the center of a lot of controversy lately. First, the City Council voted unanimously in favor of a debate on drug policy. When Mayor John Cook vetoed the resolution, several legislators quickly discouraged the City Council from overriding his veto. They had unanimously agreed to something as well.
A few days ago, Texas Transportation Department director Amadeo Saenz announced, “the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) as it is known, will no longer exist”. The TTC was an extremely controversial toll road plan that has drawn negative attention to both TxDOT and Governor Rick Perry.
In honor of Bill of Rights day, I feel that it is important to evaluate the effectiveness of market restrictions on our right to keep and bear arms.
Eminent domain is not a glamorous issue, but it is an important one. Property rights advocates won a small victory in 2007 when Texans voted for Proposition 7. This was a step in the right direction, but we still have a lot of work to do.