It may be Giving Tuesday, but if you’re gonna live in Texas, you better check those principles of caring and kindness at the door.
After doing everything in their power to silence cities and virtually eradicate Local Control of municipal governments, officials in the Texas State Government (let’s just call the what they are now… the Texas Regime led by Oppressor-in-Chief Greg Abbott) have now turned their thirst for dictatorial power upon the state’s charities, religious groups, non-profit organizations and resettlement coalitions. Here’s the unfortunate story from Brian M. Rosenthal of the Houston Chronicle…
AUSTIN – Texas officials are escalating their opposition to Syrian refugees with a new message aimed specifically at resettlement groups that have indicated they will accept people fleeing the war-torn country: change your mind or risk getting sued by the state.
Texas health commissioner Chris Traylor issued the first lawsuit threat over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in a letter to the Dallas branch of the International Rescue Committee, which said earlier this month that it supports accepting Syrian refugees.
“We have been unable to achieve cooperation with your agency,” Traylor wrote in the letter, which was released to the Houston Chronicle late Sunday, adding that, “Failure by your organization to cooperate with the State of Texas as required by federal law may result in the termination of your contract with the state and other legal action.”
Similar letters are expected to be sent to any refugee resettlement group that takes a similar position against Gov. Greg Abbott. The Republican is among more than 30 governors who declared that they will not accept Syrian refugees due to security concerns in the days after terrorists with ties to the Syria-based Islamic State killed at least 130 people in Paris on Nov. 13.
Surely, there comes a point where this type of behavior just seems beyond the pale for the great state of Texas! After all of the drama Houstonians saw over the feeding ordinance, it’s incomprehensible that this action by the state would not receive some form of electoral consequence. But I guess they’re counting on low voter turnout like the always do, which sadly seems to be a working strategy. It kind of leaves you speechless at this point.
Off the Kuff has more.