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Texans Mark 235 Years Of Federal Supremacy Over The States—Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up

At the end of this post is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The TPA is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. TPA members are citizen-bloggers who are working hard for a better Texas.

Every Texan has the ability has the ability 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, and even run for public office. The work of freedom is up to each of us.

With this being Fourth of July weekend, it is good time to note the supremacy of our federal union over the states.

Above is a picture of the Fouth of July fireworks last night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

It seems that for all the talk about so-called states rights and seccession, many Texans have no problem marking 235 years of federal supremacy over the states in a socialist taxpayer-financed stadium.

Here is the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives of the United States.

Here is a Fourth of July reading list.

Please have a good Fourth.

Here is the round-up—

The Congressional map got its final legislative approval, and Off the Kuff analyzes the new districts.

This week WCNews at Eye On Williamson posts on the (in)action at The Lege. Quorums were broken and tempers flared: This week’s Political wrap-up, GOP laziness was the theme.

Bay Area Houston thinks the Texas Tea Party is calling for an immigration raid on homebuilder Bob Perry for his roll in killing their sanctuary bill.

This week McBlogger tells us exactly why a federal debt default isn’t a good thing.

Rick Perry’s ‘aids’ (sic) are preparing to respond to the ‘crusted-over rumors’ of the governor’s alleged homosexual liasons. Chief ‘aid’ (sic) Dave Carney emphasizes that Perry is the ‘most tested’ candidate on the Republican side. Seriously, that’s what Politico wrote. PDiddie at Brains and Eggs has a screen shot.

CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme watches as Republican hate meets the greed of Rick Perry crony Bob Perry. Greed wins.

Libby Shaw gives us the skinny: Rachel Maddow Debunks Rick Perry’s “Texas Miracle” Myth . Check it out at TexasKaos.

Public Citizen’s TexasVox shows us that while Houston implements water restrictions to deal with this global warming-enhanced droughtSan Antonio is trying to do something about it by retiring their coal plant and making heavy investments in solar.

Neil at Texas Liberal compiled a Fourth of July reading list. As fun as it might be to blow off your fingers as you set off fireworks in violation of drought-mandated brushfire rules, it is even more fun to learn about your past. If you allow others to define your history — as, for example, we have allowed crazies to take over the symbolism of the Boston Tea Party — such folks will most likely use this power to also screw up your future.

July 3, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. There was no broad federal supremacy over the states in 1776, or for several years after that.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | July 3, 2011

  2. Maybe so. But beginning with the need for a collective effort led by General Washington to defeat the British, the path of American freedom has been charted by a federal government ever more acrtive in helping everyday Americans secure the blessings of liberty. This is the case right on up to the progress of the Health Care Reform passed last year.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | July 4, 2011

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