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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Possibly a great candidate who doesn't have a chance

While getting everything ready to file our taxes this year I started thinking about property tax. Ours are outrageously high and it really hit me how unfair it is. Even if you completely paid off your house you still would not "own" it. The government owns your land and house, period. If you failed to pay the increasingly high property taxes then the government would take away your property - but this is property you supposedly own! Imagine if you bought furniture but had to pay the furniture store a yearly fee to keep it, would that be considered "owning" that furniture? No

I bing'd "eliminate property tax" to see if there was a group or movement or something that supported eliminating property taxes altogether and classifying them as unconstitutional. Lo and behold, one of the first results was a campaign website for Debra Medina for Governor of Texas. Who? I never heard of her. I looked at her page.

If Texans are to remain free from the ever-encroaching state, Big Brother, we must own our property, on that we must not compromise and we must not surrender. In order to protect against subservience to that growing state, we must eliminate property tax in Texas and we must protect against abusive eminent domain seizures. We must be free to own that for which we labor. Texas can lead and Texas will lead…when we protect that which keeps men free.

I just found a candidate who I might really like, too bad she has no chance of winning the primary.

For fairness' sake, I went to Perry's website to see what he has to say about property taxes.

Working with the legislature, Gov. Perry helped pass the strongest property rights protection in the state’s history through House Joint Resolution (HJR) 14. Gov. Perry campaigned for this measure, which voters enshrined in the Constitution by approving Proposition 11, so the legislature can’t weaken it without the people giving their permission at the ballot box. When voters added Proposition 11 to the Constitution this November, they forever prevented the government from taking private property to give a developer or enhance tax revenues.

Eh...my property taxes are still high, and I really don't think there was a possibility that my property would be given to a developer anyway. And he doesn't say anything about eliminating property taxes completely.

Palin has endorsed and will campaign for Perry in his re-election bid as Governor, which means this whole discussion is moot. He will win it all. This is one instance where I don't really agree with Palin.

She and Perry have seemingly been friends for years and she's very familiar with his policies. I have no doubt that her endorsement is 100% solid. However, Perry is running for his third term. I don't think anyone should be in office that long, not even Palin. He's part of the establishment and has shown RINO tendencies in the past. Also, had she gotten to know the crop of candidates I think Medina is someone she might like. She reminds me of Doug Hoffman and Scott Brown, the unlikely conservative candidate who has a fighting chance to win. She usually likes to stand behind those types of candidates.

As I said I just found out about Medina and I really liked her website and her ideas. But I haven't done extensive research on her yet. I know Perry will continue to be a good governor and much better than RINO Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison any day. I just really like the idea of eliminating property taxes. I hope we can do it some day.

5 comments:

J3669 said...

I disagree with you. I believe Debra Medina DOES stand a chance. Why would the people of Texas elect a RINO or a so-called conservative who helps establish his own Texas death panels (watch the KERA debate if you don't understand).

If I am wrong it will only be because the people unfortunately believe people like you when the say she doesn't stand a chance.

Northern Exposer said...

At least you don't live in Canada where we don't even have property rights.

Adrienne said...

J3669 I hope you're right. She seems like exactly the candidate we need. As I said, I'm not a fan of Perry and certainly not KBH. But Perry has the funds and popularity. Hopefully Medina can pull it off.

NE, ouch. That sucks.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on finding Debra Medina! I had the privilege of meeting her two years ago when she ran for Vice-Chair of the Republican Party of Texas. She is an amazing person!

An I second J3669, in that I think she can win - as long as everyone who likes her actually votes for her. The primary isn't about picking the winner - it's about picking the person who best represents the Republican party and best represents YOU! That's why I'm working every day to get her name out and get people to vote for her.I encourage you to do the same.

Maybe one day we will see true liberty here in Texas!

Anthony J. Reed

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on finding Debra Medina! I had the privilege of meeting her two years ago when she ran for Vice-Chair of the Republican Party of Texas. She is an amazing person!

An I second J3669, in that I think she can win - as long as everyone who likes her actually votes for her. The primary isn't about picking the winner - it's about picking the person who best represents the Republican party and best represents YOU! That's why I'm working every day to get her name out and get people to vote for her.I encourage you to do the same.

Maybe one day we will see true liberty here in Texas!