Kaufman Bar Meeting- Tea Party

Today was the Kaufman county bar meeting. Our speaker was Kaufman district attorney Rick Harrison. Mr. Harrison discussed the new child advocacy center. The CAC provides a non-law enforcement environment for children to be interviewed.

We also discussed raising bar dues to pay for lunch/CLE. Kaufman bar dues are $50 per year. Pretty low for a county bar association. We may vote on this next time.

Kaufman Tea Party
The Kaufman courthouse was full of tea party goers (think they support a new courthouse?). I would estimate at least one hundred people were in attendance. I’m sure each tea party took on the flavor of local politics. Kaufman’s tea party began with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. I didn’t get to see hear the speakers as the bar meeting was at the same time.

As a libertarian I’m for anything that reduces the size and scope of government. Spending hundreds of billions on a bailout guarantees the government must secure (steal) that money from future generations. Who am I to shackle today’s young people with crippling debt? It’s arrogance, cruelty, and selfishness of the highest order.

Watching the fervor of anti tax conservatives always makes me wonder why fiscal conservatives embrace big government social conservatism (prohibition for example)? Why is it evil for the government to tax and spend billions, but not evil to arrest pot smokers? I don’t get it. It’s two sides of the same coin to me.

Here is a photo I took on my I phone.

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