The challenge is apathy

06/18/2014 5:44 PM

06/18/2014 5:45 PM

On the final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Neil deGrasse Tyson starts the opening segment with a short history of the Library of Alexandria.

He concluded the segment with the mob burning the library in a frenzy of anti-intellectual zeal.

Tyson points out there were not enough people to defend the library and then asks: “What will happen next time when the mob comes?”

It happened the other weekend in Fort Worth.

The mob came and wrote the 2014 Texas Republican Platform.

Fortunately, there is a defense — the November election. The numbers exist to defeat ignorance and return sanity to Austin.

The challenge is apathy. Failure to register is gross neglect. Failure to vote is surrender.

There are four months left for new voters to register and five months for defenders of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions to get their act in order to insure competent leadership in Austin and Washington.

The Democratic ticket has the talent needed to overcome fearmongering and library-burning so prevalent among those who currently control the remnants of the Republican Party and infect the body politic.

— Pat Richardson,


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