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TX: Gooden, Nichols pass sex offender legislation

Last weekend, legislation that allows smaller cities to enact the same regulations as larger cities on where sex offenders can reside, finally passed both houses of the Texas Legislature. Full Article

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I hope Texas voices can shut these foolish restrictions down

I’ve tried to join that group, and even after phone calls to verify me they aren’t adding me to their subscribers and aren’t returning my emails.

I would have loved to had the opportunity to help prevent this stuff from happening.

My state is one of the worst for fear mongering politicians, but also seems to have the least organized fights against it. I wish I were in a position to take on that responsibility myself, but I, like many of us, are stuck just trying to raise a family under horribly oppressive conditions.

As much as I believe a fight at the core of these laws needs to happen, I also understand the need for whack-a-mole against all these little laws that pop up. I wish Texas had as active a hero as Janice is in California.

Texas does have an active hero like Janice named Texas Voices for Reason and Justice. The leaders and members of this organization fight tirelessly for the constitutional rights of those required to register and for common sense laws. Others involved in this fight are the 2016 Texas Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year and some other groups in Texas.

If you have not been added to the list, maybe this is because the leaders of the organization have been overwhelmed playing whack a mole with the state legislature. You might try again now that the regular congressional session is done. Your help is needed. Everyone’s help is needed.

There are many people who have spent countless hours without pay playing whack a mole. There have been some successes and also some setbacks. Can’t win them all. But the fight continues. Please try to join again and please help when called upon to help.

TX has a strong advocate, Mary Sue Molnar. They have beaten back many laws in the last few years. This law they beat back in the legislative process, but the sponsor sneaked this law as an amendment to another law. It was backhanded but effective way to get this crappy law passed. I do think that TX Voices should litigate more suits, but they have been very effective in shutting down a lot of laws.

I had to personally write to this poor excuse of a Representative and point him to the comments section of that article which shows massive opposition to the stupid laws he’s trying to pass. I suggest anyone reading this does the same. We need to educate these people who have very little to no education about what they’re doing in public office.

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