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Cesar Chavez Blvd. Is Closed And Detoured To The Right—Let’s Get It Back Open And Move Forward

I was driving around Houston a few days ago and I came upon this road repair area.

It seemed unfortunately symbolic of where we are politically —for the moment at least—-in both Texas and in our nation.

In this picture you see that Cesar Chavez Boulevard is closed and has been detoured to the right.

The path forward towards greater freedom and opportunity has been blocked by the scapegoating of the poor, union busting, and attacks on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

The good news is that every individual has the ability to make the decision to work with others for a better Texas and a better nation. We can reopen the road forward.

You always have the option to attend a public meeting, attend or organize a protest, write or call an elected official, talk to friends and family, start a blog, donate money, write a letter to the editor, volunteer for candidates and causes you value, and even run for public office.

Here are facts about the life of Cesar Chavez. 

Use the example of Mr. Chavez’s life and your own beliefs and talents to convey the clear message that this closure is just temporary, and that the newly repaired road will be smooth and wide enough for all to travel.

April 16, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. Go the other direction and the detour goes to the left. Maybe that will cheer you up.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 17, 2011

  2. Matt–You’re the kind of driver who should be kept off our roads completely.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 17, 2011

  3. Neil, what are you talking about? Why should I be prevented from driving?

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 25, 2011

  4. I know you might be all for literal interpretations and strict construction–But it’s metaphor. Do you really miss that much of what is expressed in the world? That might account for your misguided views on so many questions.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 25, 2011

  5. What was it a metaphor for? For political activity?

    Is that what should I “be kept” from doing?

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | April 26, 2011

  6. Do you really miss so much of what is going on around you in the world?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | April 28, 2011

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