The Monsters Among Us
Corruption and Consequences in Texas Politics.
When the Senators who acquitted Ken Paxton decided that Tim Dunn’s money was more important than the rule of law, they created a monster. Paxton has decided to unleash his depravity, believing he is immune to accountability.
As we all know, abortions in Texas are against the law. When Kate Cox learned her fetus had trisomy 18, a condition almost always fatal before or shortly after birth, the Center for Reproductive Freedom filed a lawsuit on her behalf. The lawsuit stated the abortion law prevents Cox from receiving proper healthcare and could threaten her fertility or her life.
Fact: The fetus would die.
Fact: Without this healthcare, Cox could lose her uterus and never conceive again.
Fact: Without this healthcare, Cox could die.
A judge granted a temporary restraining order, allowing Cox to terminate the pregnancy. Watch the clip below, showing the moment the judge granted the restraining order.
You can hear the level of horror in the judge’s voice when she says, “The idea that Mrs. Cox wants desperately to be a parent and this law might actually cause her to lose that ability is shocking and would be a genuine miscarriage of justice.”
It is a dystopian landscape in the post-Roe v. Wade world, where women have to ask a court for permission to save their own life or their reproductive ability. But this story gets worse.
Yesterday, Ken Paxton filed an appeal and threatened “hospitals, doctors, or anyone else” with first-degree felony prosecutions if they provide an abortion to Cox.
Paxton argued against the restraining order, stating it didn’t meet the criteria for a medical exemption under Texas’ abortion laws. Read his outrageous letter here:
Warren Kenneth Paxton is not a doctor. He isn’t even a nurse, but he’s threatening doctors with $100k fines and life in prison for exercising their medical judgment.
Notice under his fourth point. He called Kate Cox “the pregnant female.”
No compassion. No respect. No humanity. “The pregnant female” infers that Cox, or perhaps women in general, are mere livestock. Livestock which is bred and kept after.
Now, Paxton has asked the Texas Supreme Court to intervene and stop Cox from saving her own life and fertility. Need we be reminded that every single Supreme Court Justice is a Republican?
As it turns out, “reasonable medical judgment” means “you should have asked a man’s permission first.”
This wasn’t Ken Paxton’s only monstrous act this week.
Earlier this week, ProPublica, Texas Tribune, and PBS Frontline published a horrendous account of how, in Uvalde, Students Followed the Active Shooter Protocol. The Cops Did Not.
Trigger warning before you click. It’s a hard read/watch. It will infuriate you and break your heart.
Here is the article. Below is the Frontline video.
Today, Ken Paxton appealed a judge’s ruling to require DPS to release all of the records detailing the Uvalde shooting.
Is Paxton hiding something, or is his agenda to inflict further agony on the families of the victims in Uvalde? It’s been 19 months since the heinous massacre at Robb Elementry. The families are still waiting for answers.
All of these sinister acts taken by the Attorney General are a distraction from his indictment for two first-degree securities fraud felonies.
The entire world knows how corrupt Paxton is and how Republicans let him get away with it because he owns the libs. So, news that he’s threatening to sue doctors over saving a woman’s life or he is continuing to participate in a cover-up in the Uvalde Massacre shouldn’t be surprising, even if it is shocking.
Republicans in the Senate failed all Texans when they let Paxton off the hook, knowing how corrupt he was. It’s a gut punch every time our top cop uses his office for nefarious means.
We have to turn that anger into action. Get involved now if you aren’t already. We can completely shut down Paxton, Dan Patrick, and Greg Abbott. In 2022, 9.5 million voters didn’t make it to the polls. In 2024, we have to change that. Right now, Democrats have the numbers to flip the House. They only need to get people to show up and vote.
Meanwhile, we have to remember the wheels of justice turn slowly, but now that Paxton’s fraud case has finally moved out of Collin County, we can see justice from it. Texas has a long history of oil, cattle, and corrupt politicians. Eventually, they all go to jail.
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