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TX Constitutional amendment restricting actions of Travis Co. DA

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The indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry for doing nothing more than exercising his unlimited veto power to check the actions of a drunken and disgraced Travis County District Attorney is just the latest in a long line of politically-motivated inquisitions initiated in Travis County with the express purpose of targeting Republican officeholders. It is time for the abuse to end. Texas has no initiative and referendum, but Texans can still let their legislators know that it is time to put an end to this taxpayer-funded abuse of prosecutorial power by supporting this proposed Constitutional amendment; to wit:

"Whereas, the Travis County District Attorney’s office has repeatedly engaged in baseless and politically-motivated prosecutions of state and federal officials, and has pursued this pattern of partisan, prosecutorial abuse with the clear purpose of overturning democratic elections; and whereas it continues to do so even though it has been unable to gain a single permanent conviction while wasting tens of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars and bringing disrepute to the State of Texas;
Be it hereby resolved that the Travis County District Attorney’s Office be stripped of its power to prosecute any and all elected and appointed officials of this state, and be it further resolved that all of Travis County’s power to conduct investigations and prosecutions of any and all public officials, either appointed or elected, be transferred in total to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas."

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