Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Comments on: Should EVERYTHING be bigger in Texas?

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My Comments on: Should EVERYTHING be bigger in Texas?

I agree with Bethany’s editorial on the Texas Constitution. Not everything should be bigger in Texas, especially our state’s constitution. I agree that it is extremely dated. You would think if they reorganized it and rewrote it to include all of the amendments that ruling government would be much easier. Even as an amateur government student, I know that this would take a great effort by many and trying to agree upon, a format and content of the final document would be trying. But the idea of just dealing with the dated, poorly organized constitution seems as if our government is just lazy.

For the average citizen it seems impossible to read and comprehend. Wouldn’t it make their lives as legislators easier if they had an updated constitution? Yes, I agree with Bethany when she says that writing a new constitution this day in age is not common, however Texas is in need of it.

I especially agreed with and enjoyed reading the portion when Bethany talked about Texas pride and slogans. Yes, we are one of the most recognizable states and to go along with that we should have a better written document to help us govern. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Texas government leaders do not want to attempt to fix a big problem that may take a lot of time and effort and be disappointed with no results. Because this has been tried once before, I think Texas government leaders do not believe they can do it.

Hopefully one day, this document will be rewritten by some brave leaders at a Constitutional Convention. Then finally our state’s big reputation will be properly represented with a proper constitution. I’m proud of my state but not proud of the poorly written document that supposedly governs it.

1 comment:

KSeago said...

Nice solid post. The Texas Constitution is embarrassing.