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Vote for Gene Lord
in November for
Representative State District 10

Issues In Texas

Immigration

Texas has an interesting position when it comes to immigration & the Border. There is over 1,200 miles of border with Mexico much of it is ranch land, we have individuals owning that land & trying to protect it. The Federal Government in Washington has failed miserably at protecting, American lives & property. Daily our citizens are met with crimes ranging from sex/human trafficking, drug smuggling, the crime of the Mexican Cartels has began to make it's way across the Border onto American Ranches & effect Texas Ranchers causing them to fear for their lives & families. It is Up to Texas Legislature to Step up to provide the needed resources of technology & Manpower to support our residents living on the Border& secure it therefore saving innocent lives. Washington has tied the Border Patrol Hands, costing several agents their lives, this should not be allowed on Texas Land. Why are We letting Washington Dictate How we defend the State We Live in? All that needs to be done is to enforce the present Laws on the books, there is a way to citizenship in America & Many have followed it, those that fail to follow the law are Lawbreakers & should not be allowed the freedoms WE Have as Americans.

Second Amendment

With the Constitution of the United States Saying in plain English, “The right of the People to Keep & bear Arms, Shall NOT be Infringed.” This right is being attacked all across America; Many States have stepped up & told the federal Government. To stay out of the States Business I Promise to stand firmly with any Law abiding Gun Owner in the state to protect our inalienable rights to bear arms, this right has been reported ably noted in several Instances to protect the country. I believe it was Japanese that stated that invading the US would not go well as there was a gun behind every Blade of grass.

Abortion

I Believe Every Individual has the right to make decisions for themselves. I believe that individuals need to be responsible for every decision they make, personally, abortion should never be used in place of “Birth Control” That is My Opinion of which is Mine Alone. I used to be Pro-Life. One day I realized how could I believe in the Death Penalty & Be Pro-life. I understand they are dealing with different situations in life but both are similar in, I am deciding someone's death. Again it is not up to the Government to interfere in an individuals affairs.

Education

District 10 is a very diverse community. Children in our district deserve an Education that Prepares them for Jobs in the Workplace or to go on to Higher Education. Schools all over Tarrant County range in scale from Above average to Failing to meet the Basic academic standards. The State must continue to work Toward Better Academic Standards in our Public schools. We are continually loosing Great Educators to the corporate World, teachers with excellent abilities have left the Academic World because of the way we rate the teacher on a scale that actually has no basis in whether a teacher does a good Job or not but whether a student passes a Standardized test that is not only, comparing apples & oranges but doing neither Justice. We want excellent Teachers while wanting to Pay minimum Money, based on a faulty rating scale. Instead of bringing the poorer schools up in rank we allow those with funds & time to camp out & transfer their students to another school, Overloading certain schools & making others un- fundable the school boards should be made up of Teachers in the districts, Knowing the situations Not Mgmt people sitting in offices that have No real contact with the Students. With people actually involved in the Education process it will allow for Better Ideas to Flow In ways to create the Better schools in the district with more advanced Teachers sharing with those of the lesser schools, creating a more balanced group of teachers & Better scores in the district as a whole. Some Students are destined to go to college but then some aren't & testing all the same way does neither student good.

Marijuana

"We believe that marijuana prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, and disproportionately impacts students, lower income classes, African Americans, and other ethnic minorities who bear the brunt of cannabis arrests and prosecutions. The responsible consumption of marijuana by adults in private should not be defined as criminal behavior deserving of arrest, potential jail time, a criminal record, and the lifelong stigma that accompanies it. Criminalizing marijuana is a disproportionate response to what, at worst, is a health issue, not a criminal justice issue."