A Common Sense Hero!
So this is the second time that I've read news about the Attorney General of Texas, Greg Abbott, and it's the second time I love what I read about him. A few weeks ago, during the hubbub about the Kountze highschool cheerleaders putting Bible verses on signs for football games, Greg Abbott backed the cheerleaders...going so far as to say that he would personally defend them in court in the event of a lawsuit. As a firm supporter of the Kountze cheerleaders, I loved his stance and offer. For a government official to support the religious rights of citizens is becoming a rare thing in this nation, and it was awesome to see.
Today, as I read about the ridiculousness of U.N.-affiliated monitors being used to watch polling places here in America, Mr. Abbott made his way into my field of consciousness once again. Greg Abbott...again, awesomely, I might add...has announced that these monitors better watch their step while in the great state of Texas! Abbott said that all monitors need to obey the laws of Texas, including staying 100 feet away from polling places. If not, Abbott says, they may be arrested. In a letter, Abbott says:
“Groups and individuals from outside the United States are not allowed to influence or interfere with the election process in Texas. This State has robust election laws that were carefully crafted to protect the integrity of our election system. The Texas Election Code governs anyone who participates in Texas elections—including representatives of the OSCE.”
Much to my delight, the U.N. was not at all happy about this...even writing to Hillary Clinton to complain. Mr. Abbott doesn't seem to care about their complaints, also to my delight. He has also pointed out numerous concerns about the monitors, including the group's meeting with Project Vote, an organization with ties to the utterly corrupt (and now utterly defunct) ACORN. Project Vote has filed lawsuits in Texas challenging voter ID laws, raising concerns about the U.N.-affiliate OSCE's reason for being there.
About this concern, Greg Abbott said:
“The OSCE may be entitled to its opinions about Voter ID laws, but your opinion is legally irrelevant in the United States..."
Hahaha They just don't make 'em anywhere else like they do in Texas...and I love it!
Full (awesome) story here.