Texas appears to be little more than a Dictatorship...
I am a centrist or centered Republican and I am not pro-abortion per se, but I am for right to privacy and for individual rights. That said, I don't believe that women should use abortion as a means of birth control. That's just wrong.
A few years ago Chinese officials made the choice to kill female babies when they were born as a means of birth control. That was wrong.
What Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst did re: the "anti-abortion" bill by using heavy-handed political extremist tactics was also wrong. Attorney General Greg Abbott has the same mentality.
If the state wants to educate women before and during their pregnancies, I'm all for it. But for the state simply to dictate what women, their doctors and women's clinics must do is just damn wrong!
The state doesn't want outside interference in managing state affairs, but it is too quick to step in and regulate what the GOP and/or "Right to Life" and/or religious supporters want. That's wrong.
The state doesn't want to regulate businesses in Texas, but it does want to regulate women, abortion clinics and public school districts. That's wrong.
So, in Texas it seems that regulation is good when it is good for the extreme Republican majority, but not good otherwise.
However, there is no doubt that if the Democrats were in control of the legislature here in Texas, they also would have used heavy-handed methods to get what they want.
What I'm saying is that there is no room for extremist politics in Texas [or at the national level]. It is just wrong.
To push extremist politics on all the people is nothing more than a dictatorship, no matter what your individual beliefs are. Few lawmakers seem to want to work together, to work on compromise and to arrive at more intelligent and rational decisions and resolutions.
That just seems more like a Dictatorship... and that's just wrong!