State Rep. David Leibowitz wants you to do something about bullying. Specifically, the Helotes Democrat wants to use your money to pay for a bullying hotline that a “primary or secondary school student” can use to “report an incident of bullying.”

This takes the nanny state to a new level. Growing up I knew the best way to handle a bully was to knock him in the nose, or (as a last resort, if he was too big) to report the problem to mom and dad. These days, Leibowitz and Company want kids to use a confidential taxpayer hotline so state employees can cover the bully in red tape and bureaucratic therapy.

One benefit: If this thing gets enacted, taxpayers could use it to report on the appraisal district, city council, county commissioners and even lawmakers. I feel bullied every time I find out what they are costing me.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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