Judge McMachiavelli

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Entrepreneurs are those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advance. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Waco – It’s all about the numbers and the numbers are all about racial politics, according to Baylor University Law Professor David Guinn. He’s had a successful 40-year career litigating redistricting battles with the federal government.

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In a recent public hearing, Professor Guinn explained that within a short time, Texas will be composed of 80 percent “minority” race persons, most of them Hispanic – many of them ineligible to vote. It’s the elephant in the living room no one cares to talk about, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there, he said. For a YouTube report of his remarks, follow this link:

http://youtu.be/3ck7ZuPDwtE

And it’s all about racial politics. That is as constant as the north star. When Judge Jean Laster Boone, a black woman of the east Waco ghetto, entered a guilty plea to falsification of government documents in a dispute over employee overtime pay, she was forced to resign. That created a second vacancy during the previous term. Judge Billy Martin did not choose to seek re-election after a Baptist preacher’s conviction for murder in a case in which he at first declared his wife’s death a suicide.

The McLennan County Commissioners Court now seeks to eliminate either one, or two Justice Court precincts. But they did not begin their preparations until after  the filing deadline for the primary elections. That creates a conundrum, the consequences of which are classic, complicated and hard to comprehend. But there it is.

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Randall Scott Gates perhaps holds the distinction of being the only person in history to serve a term as the Judge of a non-existent Justice Court – 2006 – 2010. His precinct was eliminated. He has since developed some interesting ideas about matters of political patronage…

To hear his assessment of matters, follow this link:

http://youtu.be/XdaDabPIK5k

 

 

 

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