It appears that Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, wants to be more than the Governor, he wants to be King.
Kings get to decide literally who lives and who dies and dictate to local communities such things as wearing a mask.
Ultimately, only a King would try to destroy a basic tenet of our democratic republic enshrined in US and Texas constitutions. It’s called the Separation of Powers. It’s also known as “checks and balances.”
We must all – no matter our party or political persuasion – ask ourselves what the Governor’s obsession with calling two special sessions on a non-emergency item – voter rules — is really about. Could it be any of these?
1. First, and foremost, to aggregate over-arching power in HIS Executive Branch, solely under HIS control as an overlord of the Legislative Branch, our elected representatives.
2. To avoid accountability for the following abuses of his office:
- Accepting a $1 million campaign donation from the CEO of a company that profited $2.4 billion from February’s Big Freeze.
- Allowing campaign donors off the hook without fixing the grid during the regular session.
- Failing to place fixing the Texas electric grid on the agenda for the first special session, and
- Failing again to place fixing the grid, investigating its approximately 700 related deaths, and the profiteering of $50 billion from Texas ratepayers on the agenda for his second special session.
Linda Curtis, Board Member of the non-profit, non-partisan all-volunteer League of Independent Voters said,
“Because Texans do not have the right to recall the Governor, our power comes from telling Texas voters the truth about King Greg well before the final vote in November 2022. That is why this petition is TO the citizens of Texas, not to King Greg, who doesn’t listen so well, does he? Pay it — this petition — forward please, no matter what your party. We Texas independents – now millions of voters — can swing elections and knock King Greg right off his throne!”
We post the respected Harvey Kronberg’s The Quorum Report article explaining the Governor’s thinking since 2019 to cancel a co-equal branch of government — the Texas Legislature.
And this, must-read opinion article, “No, the Texas power grid is not fixed,” by premiere consumer advocate, Paul Robbins, recently printed in the Austin American-Statesman.
Sign the Petition and Pay it forward, y’all at Change.org/NoKingGreg