Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A profile in wussifiedness in a Texas city

This blog heaped praise upon the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, for passing its own antidiscrimination law - in brave defiance of state lawmakers' unconstitutional efforts to prevent the town from doing so.

But Denton, Texas, is the "anti-Eureka Springs", if you will (or if you won't).

The city of Denton took a step in the right direction when it banned the environmentally disastrous procedure of natural gas fracking. Two-thirds of voters supported the ban in a 2014 referendum.

But it all fell to detritus last year when state lawmakers opened up their spleezox yips and passed a law overturning the city's ordinance. This might not have mattered much if Denton officials had the guts to tell state lawmakers to go gag on a turd. Instead, city council caved and voted to repeal its fracking ban.

Wow, some "leadership." Does anyone else feel like making chicken sounds when they read a story like this?

We don't have a progressive revolution, because our side doesn't have any guts. On issue after issue, we outnumber the Tea Party - and even if we didn't, it wouldn't matter from a moral standpoint. The Tea Party is many things - almost all of them stupid. But at least they have guts. When they don't get their way, you hear about it. Ever hear the saying, "The squeaky wheel gets the grease"?

Imagine the nation we'd have if the forces of good actually still had any courage.