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At the turn of the century several members of our congress proposed that we do away with the patent office.  Can you only imagine what has been invented since that time? The non-forward looking members of Congress with no vision decided that everything worthwhile had already been invented; therefore, there was no need to keep the patent office open.  It is easy to make a list of things we use daily that are a result of scientific research done to put a man on the moon.

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What some in the world die for, most Texans pass up.  A recent study conducted by the Washington Post as reported in the Houston Chronicle shows that Texas is dead last in mid-term voting.  Apparently, only 28.3 percent of eligible voters participated in the last mid-term election in 2014.  Sadly, the results are reflective of the fact that Texas remains deep red.

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We Texans have a nationwide reputation, if not worldwide, for about bragging Texas. Unfortunately, there are some areas where our state leads that we do not, and should not, be bragging about. These areas need legislative and leadership intervention.

Texas leads in the number of low paid workers. While we boast about the spectacular growth, or the Texas miracle, mainly stemming from our oil industry, Texas still lags the nation in pay for people who live by the sweat of their brow.

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Carl Parker

My father was never able to finish high school, having to drop out to help feed the family. Nevertheless, he taught me many valuable lessons that have stuck with me over the years. One of his sayings was, “You can’t borrow your way out of debt.” 

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Carl Parker

There has been much discussion concerning the recently adopted tax measure by our Congress. Our president claims he has given us all a great Christmas present. The question is, has he given us a valuable gift, or a lump of coal?

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