AUSTIN, TEXAS – May 19, 2010 — State Board of Education candidate Amie Parsons was assaulted by a Texas State Trooper during a campaign appearance at the Travis State Office Building on Congress St.
“He grabbed my arm, and shoved me,” Amie Parsons said. “We were holding signs near the State Board of Education meeting room because they would not allow me inside.”
Parsons is running as a Libertarian for State Board of Education District #12 which represents Dallas and Rockwall county. The State Board of Education is meeting today to vote on the controversial new standards for Texas textbooks which excludes any mention of minor political parties or candidates such as Ross Perot and reduces the roles of Enlightenment figures such as Thomas Jefferson. The new standards add phrases such as the 1994 “Republican Revolution”.
“The new standards are politically biased towards conservatives and the Republican Party,” said LPT Executive Director Robert Butler.
“There is no excuse for a state trooper to use brute force against a candidate peacefully attending a rally to her express her beliefs and promote her campaign,” said Butler. “I phoned Sgt. Huber of the Dept.of Public Safety to express my concern about this incident and to encourage a full and complete investigation.”
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About the Libertarian Party of Texas
The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We follow the Golden Rule: we treat others as we would like to be treated.
We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small.
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