Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
There are a lot of violence cases still happening everyday. Husband is controlling his wife and children and abuse them. Recording to the police report of year 2006 there are 86,000 families violence incident in the Texas state. I would like to bring this Texas law apply to strangulation perpetrated by a family or household member “Intentionally or recklessly or threaten someone single assault, or class A misdemeanor punishable by not more than 1 year in a county jail and fine $4,000. However, prosecutors can pump it up to a third degree felony 2 to 10 years in Texas prison and fine not more than $10,000. If assault with a weapon/aggravated assault causing injury or using weapons is second degree felony reason and fine up to $10,000. Texas is the 11th state to pass a specific strangulation law. I think this new Texas law upgrade strangulation battering from misdemeanor to felony is an important message for everyone. It is a powerful guidance and motivation for abusers.
On september 01, 2009 House Bill 2066 the Act was charge a class A misdemeanor went into effect that increase potential penalties 2 to 10 years in Texas prison and up to 10,000 dollars. Under the Texas penal code, intimate partner strangulation by applying pressure to the persons throat or neck or by blocking the person nose or mouth (VTCA penal code 22.01(b)(2)(B). A child abuse is also a barbaric actions. I hate the abusers, do you? Children and women who are victims of incidents that is not only have personal injuries, but also their emotional and mental damage affecting the rest of their lives.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
On my classmate blog Revolution, Evolution, or Revelation, the article “Cops, Criminals, and Lobsters”. Michael Armatino asked the question: “What happens when you are the individual accused of a crime by an officer and labeled a criminal and wrongfully arrested?” As I know , if you have been wrongfully arrested you may be entitled to compensation for the damage. You may need to sue for false imprisonment, excessive force. The citizens of the U.S. Are protected from wrongful arrest by the fourth and fourteen amendments to the Constitution. The fourth amendment states that, “No warrants shall issues, but upon probable cause, suspected by oath or affirmation.” The fourteen amendments state that: “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law.
I think Michael make a good point that not only the police or justice is sometime fail on their job but also there are gaps in between our judicial system and law enforcement officials and that's very issue in the comments of how we are going to fix it. The more we trusted the laws, the more we disappointed.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Barack Obama's healthcare bill was passed by Congress on March 22, 2010. Thousand of protestors gathered outside Congress at that weekend was shouted “Kill the Bill”, some was shouted “Faggot” at Democratic Congressman Barney Frank. Why did they angry? Because this new law is over tax increase, represents an unconstitutional attempt to abide, drive up costs increase the Texas budget deficit, against individual right of free choice and self determination.
First, the new law increase the medicare payroll tax on employee wages and salaries from 1.5 to 2.35% on earnings. Starting in 2014, the law require Americans who continuous go without coverage will have to pay penalty to IRS, fine base on income and family size. A person making 45,000 would pay extra $ 1,125.00 taxes. Upper income taxpayers will be increase 15 to 20% next years then 23.8% rate for later.
Why anyone in Texas would say “no” to healthcare reform? The measure that healthcare reform will cost Texas billions of dollars. Tom Sueh's estimate that reform will cost Texas $ 27 billions over 10 years. Texas Republicans is filing a lawsuit that says reform violates the U.S. Constitution and Unconstitutionally infringes upon Texans individual liberties. Texas is bigger which is larger percentage of uninsured adults and children. Can you imagine the medical academic would gear up for the rising need for primary care doctors. Is it doctors waiting room already crowed enough? Maybe we have to make appointments 6 months ahead to see doctors. Moreover, people already have healthcare coverage would drop their health plans and apply with the help of government subsided healthcare.
Last, health insurance is to expensive to force people to buy it. We think America is a freedom country. We have the right to make the decisions for ourself but Obama healthcare bill would compulsory. There are people who believe in acupuncture treatment and herb medicine with no side effect. For the individual right of free choice those people who do not like to buy insurance. Should we repeal the healthcare reform?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I read this blog about the governor involved in the State Board of Education which was interesting called “http://www.texasmonthly.com/blogs/burkablog/” by Paulburka in theBurka Blog. Paulburka claimed that Rick Perry was deleting a list of historical figures which had inspired political change. The Texas State Board of Education led Rick Perry's appointee voted to remove Thomas Jefferson (The third president of the United State,the author of the Declaration of Independent)from social studies textbook standards.
I will give Paulburka a credit for being correct about one thing: The idea that politicians can change or deleted the history of nation that illustrated the American idea of it is right of the people to alter or abolish a government. Paulburka said Republican politicians had a little problem which was not good politics for a general election in November.
Paulburka evidentiary supported Democrats. He believed that Bill White could make successfully decisions on the issue of the State Board of Education. He encouraged Bill White to run a TV spot to introduce the idea to the public and to promise no term limit as well as asking the Legislature to pass a constitutional amendment as a governor.
In conclusion,Paulburka also thinks Perry should tell Gail Lowe asSBOE Chairman to instruct the conservative to cool it, to get Thomas Jefferson back in the standards and to throw Jefferson Davis and Joe McCarthy under the bus. In order to get SBOE off the front pages of national news.
Paulburka's idea sounds very logical but is it effective to the Politicians?
Monday, March 1, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
On February 12, 2010, the Austin Chronicle news featured an article "Reclaiming Education: Hoping for Sanity at the SBOE " by Lee Nicols.” For the last few years there has been a battle over the Texas Education curriculum standards. The Democrats and Republicans have battled over particulars such as English language, literature and social studies. They have also battled over trivial issues such as evolution vs. creation which has made the State Board of Education somewhat of a force.
On The State Board, there are 15 members consisting of three moderate Republicans five Democrats, seven members of religious and political fundamentalists.
There are four Democrats and three Republicans running for seats on the State Board of Education. All clearly have their own individual views of educational process.
This article is worth reading because it informs the people on the topics of which the candidates believe are important in curriculum standards. Perhaps people are able to choose a candidate according to their own thought or beliefs on education.