Texas Liberal

All People Matter

All Freedom Is Connected

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell will soon be repealed.

This will mean that gay Americans are now one step closer to equal citizenship in our nation.

However, the Dream Act, which would allow young people brought to the United States as children to become citizens if they go to college or join the military, was rejected.

While the repeal of Don’t Ask is a great victory, we need to be mindful of the fact that the freedom of all people in connected.

There is no point in making young people suffer for the actions of their parents.

The work of progress is never completed.

The end of Don’t Ask is a reminder that victories can be won.

The failure of the Dream Act is a reminder of the tasks ahead.

This work and these tasks are the responsibility of every American.

(Flag photo by Jared Preston.)

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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up–You Can Also Start A Blog Or Be Involved In Public Affairs In Some Way

Here is weekly posting of the Texas Progressive Alliance round-up.  The TPA is a confederation of the best political blogs in Texas.

(Above–Texas is but one state in a vast federal union.)

Please read these fine blogs every chance you get.

Please be mindful of the fact that you also have the ability to start a blog, donate money to a candidate, run for office yourself, talks to friends and family about political issues and do whatever it is you feel useful to bring about a better Texas and a better nation.

Off the Kuff covered a shoddy attempt by new Harris County Tax Assessor Don Sumners to disallow voter registration efforts at naturalization ceremonies.

Letters From Texas projected out the grim possibilities for state representative Aaron Pena as he contemplates switching to the Republican Party.

Now is the time to ask Larry Summers to do something REALLY useful. You know, for the good of the country. So says McBlogger. Continue reading

December 19, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment