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kpete

(72,079 posts)
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:22 PM Jul 2013

WOW! Young Woman Has EPIC Rant in TX Abortion Hearings. Gets Hauled Off By State Troopers.

Last edited Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:40 PM - Edit history (1)

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"THIS IS MY GOVERMENT, I WILL JUDGE YOU"

via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/09/1222279/-Young-Woman-Has-EPIC-Rant-in-TX-Abortion-Hearings-Gets-Hauled-Off-By-State-Troopers


Updated to include rough transcript:
HERE: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1222279/50687431#c14



UPDATE:

Interview with Victorian Prude the woman forcibly removed from testifying in Texas
byHorace Boothroyd IIIFollow
TUE JUL 09, 2013 AT 11:54 AM PDT

(snippet)


Did they explain why you were forcibly removed?

There was no explanation. Senator Jane Nelson tried to say I was being disrespectful but how would she know? I barely got to give the complete performance review of every member on the committee. Pointing out that Sen. Donna Campbell is an ophthalmologist is not disrespectful when she asserts in a state hearing that she should be THE expert on reproductive health. What was disrespectful was the parade of anti-choice zealots and misogynists who got up for 13 hours and called women murderers, killers, promiscuous, thoughtless, and selfish. Not a peep from committee chair Nelson on those.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/09/1222326/-Interview-with-Victorian-Prude-the-woman-forcibly-removed-from-testifying-in-Texas
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WOW! Young Woman Has EPIC Rant in TX Abortion Hearings. Gets Hauled Off By State Troopers. (Original Post) kpete Jul 2013 OP
omg she is wonderful dembotoz Jul 2013 #1
Brave and honorable lark Jul 2013 #32
Clearly born to be a New Yorker. aquart Jul 2013 #76
Outstanding ! yesphan Jul 2013 #2
xchrom earlier posted a thread: Where the Hell Is the Outrage? DreamGypsy Jul 2013 #3
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you... tk2kewl Jul 2013 #4
+1000 mountain grammy Jul 2013 #82
Excellent rant blackspade Jul 2013 #5
By the look on her face yesphan Jul 2013 #16
Not sure that she's ashamed. She may be hard-wired to the Dark Side. calimary Jul 2013 #69
Texas troopers have been busy lately... KansDem Jul 2013 #6
Great post! Enthusiast Jul 2013 #90
I now follow her. kpete Jul 2013 #7
I might have to get twitter..... daleanime Jul 2013 #9
Thanks, following her also AsahinaKimi Jul 2013 #18
An idea WovenGems Jul 2013 #26
Looks like she's already spoken for. 47of74 Jul 2013 #61
Every activist NEEDS a Twitter account. She has 1,500 new followers in a day Coyotl Jul 2013 #102
She got personal with these zealots. It is just to fight when women are being denied. The Wielding Truth Jul 2013 #8
Yes, the time to be polite in the hearings has long passed. nt Ilsa Jul 2013 #25
Indeed! chervilant Jul 2013 #68
I loved it! jonthebru Jul 2013 #10
She knew yesphan Jul 2013 #14
Bravo to this young woman snacker Jul 2013 #11
K&R me b zola Jul 2013 #12
Excellent quote in that graphic. Major Hogwash Jul 2013 #74
That's how the State of Texas treats dissenters--like Stalinist Russia. lastlib Jul 2013 #13
If only the next person to speak would have donated their time back to her. eggplant Jul 2013 #15
Wow. ctsnowman Jul 2013 #17
Very impressive young woman! nt valerief Jul 2013 #19
You go girl damnedifIknow Jul 2013 #20
God damn this state BlueManFan Jul 2013 #21
I fucking hate living in Texas too!! Manifestor_of_Light Jul 2013 #43
I remember the bp days--before prick (governor perry) BlueManFan Jul 2013 #78
Is that the same Dan Patrick who did sports on a Houston channel mountain grammy Jul 2013 #83
Same moron BlueManFan Jul 2013 #95
Finally I'm jealous as hell of this young woman BlueManFan Jul 2013 #22
That needs to be on the placards outside: Ilsa Jul 2013 #23
Finally (Again) BlueManFan Jul 2013 #24
utterly understandable and justified abq e streeter Jul 2013 #38
I agreed with everything you said. mountain grammy Jul 2013 #84
The chairwoman reminded me theaocp Jul 2013 #27
Analogy on The Rebublican Teabagger Way of thinking: BlueManFan Jul 2013 #31
"THIS IS MY GOVERNMENT, I WILL JUDGE YOU" SalviaBlue Jul 2013 #28
Congress needs to hear that about 300 million times! polichick Jul 2013 #77
That was beautiful! Enthusiast Jul 2013 #91
absolutely! nt tomp Jul 2013 #97
Red states are becoming inhospitable to everyone sane SansACause Jul 2013 #29
Remember Texas voter id and redistricting were declared overtly racist by the Justice Department BlueManFan Jul 2013 #36
/I take it the first amendment doesn't apply in Texas. SheilaT Jul 2013 #30
that is how it seems to me. tomp Jul 2013 #96
In 2020 or perhaps 2018.... Aviation Pro Jul 2013 #33
I respect freedom too much to be a copper. Dawson Leery Jul 2013 #34
So much awesome there ... brett_jv Jul 2013 #35
Awesome! Shankapotomus Jul 2013 #37
If only more courageous Americans would rise up to shoot rockets up the indepat Jul 2013 #39
I hope our future belongs to young women like her. reflection Jul 2013 #40
Has She Made A Youtube yet? StrayKat Jul 2013 #41
HOLY MACKERAL!! annabanana Jul 2013 #42
Makes me proud to be an American Ray Beckerman Jul 2013 #44
she is awesome justabob Jul 2013 #45
This deserves way more than the one rec I can give it! Scootaloo Jul 2013 #46
21st Century USA: Speak your Mind and THEY haul you away! amb123 Jul 2013 #47
K & R n/t xocet Jul 2013 #48
K & R LiberalLovinLug Jul 2013 #49
Disgusting. JoDog Jul 2013 #50
what a surprise - the oppressors can't take the truth rurallib Jul 2013 #51
Wisconsin mtasselin Jul 2013 #52
WOW RayStar Jul 2013 #53
So much for government by "the people" in Texas. Solly Mack Jul 2013 #54
Thank you to the younger generation of women HockeyMom Jul 2013 #55
My thoughts exactly. Lifelong Protester Jul 2013 #105
This video MUST go viral. hamsterjill Jul 2013 #56
When I Grow Up fredamae Jul 2013 #57
Major props to that woman for speaking out miked62916 Jul 2013 #58
This message was self-deleted by its author uppityperson Jul 2013 #62
Jane Nelson -- the most useless two words I've uttered all day tomm2thumbs Jul 2013 #59
That was a thing of beauty. Robb Jul 2013 #60
Fucking RIGHTEOUS!!!!!!! calimary Jul 2013 #63
Those who lack a viable argument often resort to physical intimidation. Half-Century Man Jul 2013 #64
K&R ElsewheresDaughter Jul 2013 #65
Good job young lady BrainMann1 Jul 2013 #66
She pulled a Mary Dyer and confronted this sh*t head on... midnight Jul 2013 #67
K & R !!! WillyT Jul 2013 #70
she was great! the state oppression was despicable,. democracy? Civilization2 Jul 2013 #71
This lady...an incredible example of a good citizen. nt Poll_Blind Jul 2013 #72
Damn! I REALLY wanted to hear the rest of her remarks. Cowards had to... SaveOurDemocracy Jul 2013 #73
Wow so much for free speech..... Historic NY Jul 2013 #75
Good For her! Texas has some real nasty assholes. nt Lucky Luciano Jul 2013 #79
Badass! reusrename Jul 2013 #80
She should sue for violation of her civil rights dickthegrouch Jul 2013 #81
I just don't udnerstand... VADem1980 Jul 2013 #85
Texas should be embarrassed with their legislature davidpdx Jul 2013 #86
God damn! That was something to see! Orrex Jul 2013 #87
Jane Nelson is just one of the female female impersonators in the Lege. mbperrin Jul 2013 #88
Oh, baby! Enthusiast Jul 2013 #89
K&R. (nt) Kurovski Jul 2013 #92
Kicked and Recommended! nt Enthusiast Jul 2013 #93
WHERE ARE THE LAWYERS. She should SUE the committee chair for misuse of law enforcement ancianita Jul 2013 #94
had the same thought myself? nt tomp Jul 2013 #98
There should be a cause of action there somewhere. Abuse of rights. Coyotl Jul 2013 #101
She's not done being awesome until some lawyer steps up to support her, gets her back in there ancianita Jul 2013 #106
Another K and R panader0 Jul 2013 #99
Great to hear someone tell it like it is. They are just playing Doctor. Coyotl Jul 2013 #100
What an amazing young woman! redstatebluegirl Jul 2013 #103
k&r for right action. Well done. n/t Laelth Jul 2013 #104
You're not allowed to be too smart in Texas zebonaut Jul 2013 #107
great vid..thanks for posting....nt Stuart G Jul 2013 #108

lark

(23,251 posts)
32. Brave and honorable
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:07 PM
Jul 2013

TX is losing a real asset when she leaves that hateful and hate filled state.

DreamGypsy

(2,252 posts)
3. xchrom earlier posted a thread: Where the Hell Is the Outrage?
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:34 PM
Jul 2013
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023206767

This young woman is a wonderful answer to that question.

And an unfortunate victim of the typical government response to outrage.

 

tk2kewl

(18,133 posts)
4. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you...
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:36 PM
Jul 2013

...then you win!

So we are at the fighting part now.

blackspade

(10,056 posts)
5. Excellent rant
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:36 PM
Jul 2013

I didn't catch who ordered the troopers in.

The Texas political system in a joke. Unfortunately on the majority of it's citizens.
The chairwoman should be ashamed.

yesphan

(1,589 posts)
16. By the look on her face
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:07 PM
Jul 2013

as she was introducing the next speaker, i would say, deep down she was ashamed.
I hope she tosses and turns in her bed over this for a long time.

calimary

(81,692 posts)
69. Not sure that she's ashamed. She may be hard-wired to the Dark Side.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 06:52 PM
Jul 2013

She SHOULD be! Fucking over her own gender. She SHOULD be ashamed!!!!

It astounds me that ANY woman would be in favor of forcible state rape (which is how I regard unwanted intrusion into a woman's vagina in ANY form - whether it's verbal, legal, manual, or with plastic ultrasound probes).

KansDem

(28,498 posts)
6. Texas troopers have been busy lately...
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:37 PM
Jul 2013
Texas anti-abortion bill says it protects women, but then arrests them if they protest

Then this...

Too bad the nation's law enforcement officers can't arrest crooked brokers and money-laundering bankers...

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
90. Great post!
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 02:45 AM
Jul 2013

"Too bad the nation's law enforcement officers can't arrest crooked brokers and money-laundering bankers..."

Add the treasonous war criminal Bush Administration.

WovenGems

(776 posts)
26. An idea
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:00 PM
Jul 2013

If she hooks with the one on Twitter who goes by Jesus H. Christ then the resulting kid could be the next Simon Bolivar.

 

Coyotl

(15,262 posts)
102. Every activist NEEDS a Twitter account. She has 1,500 new followers in a day
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 09:37 AM
Jul 2013

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https://twitter.com/VictorianPrude

Victorian Prude ?@VictorianPrude 7h
Back from Twitter suspension! 1500 new followers in a day will do that to a gal! #feministarmy
https://twitter.com/VictorianJailed

Victorian Prude ?@VictorianPrude 10h
... I'm just so afraid to get pregnant here. We can't afford a baby & to get an abortion they'd have to rape me with a probe.

Results for @SenJaneNelson
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40SenJaneNelson&src=tyah

@SenJaneNelson Just saw the way you treated those who were speaking on #SB1 on Youtube. Your actions are an insult to democracy. Bye!

The Wielding Truth

(11,415 posts)
8. She got personal with these zealots. It is just to fight when women are being denied.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:43 PM
Jul 2013

It is what we must all do to stop the Conservative boots from stepping on our rights.

These "pious" tea party republicans have connections and want to keep their hands looking clean. We must show how dirty they really are. Bullies think that they can get away with subjugating others until we get between them and their false righteousness.

I applaud her!

chervilant

(8,267 posts)
68. Indeed!
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 06:31 PM
Jul 2013

I truly appreciate that she asserted that we would see what they were doing as they forcibly removed her and violated her rights.

They are arrogant in their bullying...

jonthebru

(1,034 posts)
10. I loved it!
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:47 PM
Jul 2013

Not once did she say anything untrue. Never once did she say to the Security "get your hands off me!"
She stayed on point until the end and those despicable "elected officials " got a bit of what they deserved.

lastlib

(23,464 posts)
13. That's how the State of Texas treats dissenters--like Stalinist Russia.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:04 PM
Jul 2013

Wonder what gulag they'll ship that uppity woman to??

eggplant

(3,926 posts)
15. If only the next person to speak would have donated their time back to her.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:07 PM
Jul 2013

Can you imagine? If everyone coming up to speak simply donated their time back to her?

Makes me want to sing a bar of Alice's Restaurant.

+1000000 to the courageous constituent.

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
21. God damn this state
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:46 PM
Jul 2013

I fucking hate living in Texas. I hate the faux bible thumpers who pick and choose what parts of God's "inerrant word" they follow. Fuck you. I hate the teabaggers who drive every issue to the depths of its inane ideology. Fuck you. I hate self-loathing homosexual governors who over compensate with made up stories of shooting moving coyotes with a pistol. Fuck you Rick Perry. I hate Ted Cruz. Teabagging idiot who leads a flock of idiot teabaggers into the idiotic abyss. Fuck you Ted Cruz. I hate Senator Dan Patrick who cuts your phone call off when you call in to his show and beat him on the facts, and then keeps berating you so it sounds like he beats you down when all he really does is hang up on you. Fuck you Dan Patrick. Fuck the whole Texas Repugnant Party.

 

Manifestor_of_Light

(21,046 posts)
43. I fucking hate living in Texas too!!
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:27 PM
Jul 2013

I was born here, raised here and educated here.

I attended several excellent universities and one excellent law school: University of Houston, Trinity University, Houston Community College and South Texas College of Law.

The cities are OK, the country is backwards.

I would have nowhere to go. I don't have any connections in any other state.

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
78. I remember the bp days--before prick (governor perry)
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 09:35 PM
Jul 2013

Ann Richards, Bill Hobby. I've lived here since 1976 and never wanted to leave before. I did undergrad masters and PhD here so I guess I was always in little pockets of sanity being around universities most of my life. The place belongs to the Texas Taliban now!

mountain grammy

(26,706 posts)
83. Is that the same Dan Patrick who did sports on a Houston channel
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 10:23 PM
Jul 2013

in the early 80's when I did my time in Texas?

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
22. Finally I'm jealous as hell of this young woman
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:49 PM
Jul 2013

who gets to leave this shit hole. If I wasn't 4 years from retiring from my shit job here in shit ville I'd follow this brave young woman out of town!!!!!!

Ilsa

(61,722 posts)
23. That needs to be on the placards outside:
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:53 PM
Jul 2013
"This is my government, and I will judge you!"


I'm happy for her that she gets to move. She's intelligent and will thrive wherever she goes.

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
24. Finally (Again)
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 01:54 PM
Jul 2013

I apologize to fellow duers for using such profane language. Seeing that brave young woman hauled off by goons that take our tax money so should be protecting us just drove me off the f....reaking...deep end

theaocp

(4,260 posts)
27. The chairwoman reminded me
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:01 PM
Jul 2013

of those who obtain abortions and when they're done, they berate the other women in the waiting room because she's "different" than them for whatever reason she can concoct.

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
31. Analogy on The Rebublican Teabagger Way of thinking:
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:07 PM
Jul 2013

Get all you can. Can all you get. Sit on your cans. Poison the rest.

Enthusiast

(50,983 posts)
91. That was beautiful!
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 02:49 AM
Jul 2013

"THIS IS MY GOVERNMENT, I WILL JUDGE YOU"

Say it again! "THIS IS MY GOVERNMENT, I WILL JUDGE YOU"

SansACause

(520 posts)
29. Red states are becoming inhospitable to everyone sane
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:04 PM
Jul 2013

The onslaught of the Tea Party on women's rights, education, health care, and all the topics she is ranting about are driving anyone with a brain and a skill set out of the red states. They are trying to nationalize Mississippi, and they are succeeding throughout the slave state and even into PA and WI. I don't see why anyone who, like this young lady, can escape would choose to remain in those desolate wastelands.

BlueManFan

(256 posts)
36. Remember Texas voter id and redistricting were declared overtly racist by the Justice Department
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:11 PM
Jul 2013

but thanks to the scumbug scotus teabagger attorney general abbott declared them "In Force Immediately." Yee Yaw y'all!!!

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
30. /I take it the first amendment doesn't apply in Texas.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:06 PM
Jul 2013

Is Texas really still one of our states? Hard to believe. (Walks away, shaking her head.)

Aviation Pro

(12,287 posts)
33. In 2020 or perhaps 2018....
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:08 PM
Jul 2013

...Texas will turn blue and the Republicant party will not win another national election for at least two generations.

indepat

(20,899 posts)
39. If only more courageous Americans would rise up to shoot rockets up the
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:16 PM
Jul 2013

assholes of flaming assholes in the guise of representatives of the people. PS, Hopefully the state troopers did not abuse their authority by removing the young woman before her alloted time was up.

annabanana

(52,791 posts)
42. HOLY MACKERAL!!
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:25 PM
Jul 2013

THAT'S the righteous rant! She was eloquent and unintimidated and unstoppable. I am SO with her every word.

Ray Beckerman

(4 posts)
44. Makes me proud to be an American
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:34 PM
Jul 2013

That young lady is awesome. I am very thankful for what she did in standing up to these ghouls.

justabob

(3,069 posts)
45. she is awesome
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:35 PM
Jul 2013

And said so much in her short time at the mic. She is correct that the Lege has radicalized 100s of 1000s of Texas women. I know a couple of people in my tiny circle who previously were not at all activists who have risen to the challenge and been successfully getting completely nonpolitical/apathetic people fired up and going to Austin, as well as to local dem party meetings, and Planned Parenthood events. Those folks in the Lege have no idea what they have done.

amb123

(1,581 posts)
47. 21st Century USA: Speak your Mind and THEY haul you away!
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:55 PM
Jul 2013
LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE MY ASS!!!

LiberalLovinLug

(14,190 posts)
49. K & R
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:00 PM
Jul 2013

Why was she even hauled off? She didn't threaten them or be violent or even raise her voice other than when she had to to be heard.

mtasselin

(666 posts)
52. Wisconsin
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:21 PM
Jul 2013

I thought I was watching what happened in Wisconsin until I realized in Wisconsin they haul them off before they can speak. Where the hell is this country going, since these assholes took over in 2011 we are headed to a 3rd world dictatorship.

 

HockeyMom

(14,337 posts)
55. Thank you to the younger generation of women
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:29 PM
Jul 2013

Those of us who fought this in our youth are now old, but we did warn you it was coming. In many ways, it is even worse now than in our youth. The BC Pill had just come into the mainstream back then and wasn't fought against much as it is now.

Your older sisters will help you anyway we still can.

hamsterjill

(15,228 posts)
56. This video MUST go viral.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:36 PM
Jul 2013

This is the first time I've seen it. This is disgusting.

I don't hear anything in this young woman's speech that rises to the level of being physically removed. What about free speech? Yeah, I know... But that doesn't make it all right.

The Republicans really haven't figured out yet that everything is video taped these days. I intend to use that ignorance by spreading videos like this every way that I can.

fredamae

(4,458 posts)
57. When I Grow Up
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 03:38 PM
Jul 2013

Damn - This one has some Moxie! Good for Her!
Obviously TX Lawmakers Cannot Handle The Fkn Truth!
4 LEO's for one seated young lady? Seriously? Words threaten them That much? She didn't even swear--I'da been kicked out for that..

Response to miked62916 (Reply #58)

tomm2thumbs

(13,297 posts)
59. Jane Nelson -- the most useless two words I've uttered all day
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 04:20 PM
Jul 2013

makes one want to vomit at watching her in operation - in all irony, she actually made this young girl into a hero so undermined everything she was trying to silence by giving her a place on the world stage

Jane Nelson -- a walking, talking vurp

Robb

(39,665 posts)
60. That was a thing of beauty.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 04:28 PM
Jul 2013


I'm not aware of any requirement of "being respectful" in the First Amendment. I'll have to look again. Kudos to this woman.

Half-Century Man

(5,279 posts)
64. Those who lack a viable argument often resort to physical intimidation.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 05:17 PM
Jul 2013

That should be a mandatory continual broadcast in all Texas polling places next cycle. Then, it will never happen again.

 

Civilization2

(649 posts)
71. she was great! the state oppression was despicable,. democracy?
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 07:31 PM
Jul 2013

When exactly do the people get to have a say? Once, when they are called to vote, every four years?

dickthegrouch

(3,203 posts)
81. She should sue for violation of her civil rights
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 10:18 PM
Jul 2013

She was not afforded her democratic right to address her grievances to her government. Nor was she allowed the same time period or deference to her points as the others.
Sue both the troopers who physically removed her and that asshat who interrupted her.

 

VADem1980

(53 posts)
85. I just don't udnerstand...
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 10:51 PM
Jul 2013

the Right's vehement hatred of women and the Stockholm Syndrome of female Rethuglican lawmakers. I'm sorry, I don't care if the fetus is ready to be born tomorrow- if a woman wants the damn parasite out of her body, that is her f*^$in RIGHT. ANY restriction on abortion is a form of VIOLENCE against WOMEN.

davidpdx

(22,000 posts)
86. Texas should be embarrassed with their legislature
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 11:22 PM
Jul 2013

Being anti-choice, pro-death penalty, and privatization of prisons to just name a few. Good for her, I wish she'd gotten another minute or so off before they hauled her off.

Maybe we should start sending post cards to that female legislator with a picture of gonorrhea of the eye.

mbperrin

(7,672 posts)
88. Jane Nelson is just one of the female female impersonators in the Lege.
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 01:58 AM
Jul 2013

No actual woman would do the things to other women that they are doing.

Simple as that.

The only good thing coming out of this is the suicide by the Texas GOP. By making enemies of 50% of all voters, just a few men can swing the state back to where it was when I was growing up.

ancianita

(36,274 posts)
94. WHERE ARE THE LAWYERS. She should SUE the committee chair for misuse of law enforcement
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 05:34 AM
Jul 2013

which denied her her 1st Amendment right to speak to HER representatives. She must SUE for her right to finish her initial statement and have it entered into the Texas committee record.

Committee Chairs MUST listen to all that their constituents say about representatives' public behavior over public issues. THAT is the proper role of committee chairs.

ancianita

(36,274 posts)
106. She's not done being awesome until some lawyer steps up to support her, gets her back in there
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 01:56 PM
Jul 2013

to FINISH the officially testimony she was scheduled to give by that committee. For the public record. This committee has to be court ordered to let her finish exercising her 1st Amendment rights. It's not as if she said anything that wasn't true.

redstatebluegirl

(12,265 posts)
103. What an amazing young woman!
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 09:43 AM
Jul 2013

In my interaction with my former students I am finding that the young women are sounding like we did in the 60's and 70's, outraged! Republicans and pro-lifers be warned, you are unleashing a group of tigers who will march all the way to the ballot box. May the Texas legislature be outed for what they are, a group of old, worn out white guys who believe in pro-life as long as it isn't messing with putting lots of minorities to death.

She makes me so proud, her parents done good....

 

zebonaut

(3,688 posts)
107. You're not allowed to be too smart in Texas
Wed Jul 10, 2013, 02:22 PM
Jul 2013

You're not allowed to call dumb bastards; dumb bastards either

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