Texas Government Discussion

There are three different discussions forums in this post. And they are:

1.  Read the Texas Bill of Rights from Article I of the Texas Constitution (http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CN/htm/CN.1.htm). Pick any of the sections from the Texas Bill of Rights  What is the right that is mentioned? What does it mean (in your own words)? Find a Supreme Court case (US or Texas) dealing with the issue brought up by the right you are mentioning. What were the facts of the case? What right did the person claim they had? What was the court’s decision? And finally, do you agree with the outcome of the case and why? Be sure to include a link to the case you chose.

Make sure to write a 250-300-word post and to to read what others have written and comment on at least one other student’s response with a 100-word reply. 

2.  Prompt: Find an Op-Ed that discusses any law enacted by the Texas Legislature in the last legislative session. Find an interesting, controversial law that generated a good deal of discussion. Especially look for law that could affect your life or the lives of those you know. Read the Op-Ed. What does the law call for – what will be its effect? What is the argument made by the author of the Op-Ed – is it for or against the law. What arguments on the other side do you think could be made. What do you think of the law – make sure you make arguments and cite evidence to support your position.

Make sure to write a 250-300-word post and to to read what others have written and comment on at least one other student’s response with a 100-word reply.

3.  Prompt: Find an OP-ED by author who argues that Voter ID in Texas is a good idea and summarize his arguments. Be sure to post the link. Then find an OP-ED by a liberal author that argues that Voter ID in Texas is a bad idea. Be sure to post the link. Who has the better arguments and why?

Make sure to write a 250-300-word post and to to read what others have written and comment on at least one other student’s response with a 100-word reply.