A new blue state

Posted Friday, Sep. 20, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Texas will be ushering in a Democratic Legislature in a few years.

Because of the shortsightedness of the Republicans’ restrictive abortion bill, in 20 years or fewer, most of those babies will be voting Democratic. Meanwhile, we’ll have an additional strain on education, Child Protective Services, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare and Medicaid, most of which are already severely underfunded.

Adding 50,000-plus children to our population every year will not help Texas become a state to admire or emulate.

Gov. Rick Perry spouts about government staying out of Texans’ private lives, but he’s doing his dead-level best to make sure he interferes in all aspects of our lives.

Be ready to welcome the new blue state when Perry has his wishes fulfilled.

— Pamela Sorrells, Fort Worth

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