Texas has liberals’ heads exploding, and we commend it. The state is about to become even more rooted in its conservative values as more than a whopping six hundred new laws go into effect on September 1. All the new laws have been “debated, passed and signed during the 87th Texas Legislature” reports abc’s Texas affiliate KLTV.
Some of the legislation has liberals’ heads exploding, including President Biden who directly referenced the abortion bill on Wednesday. Referred to as the “heartbeat bill” the law prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy when a heartbeat can be detected.
President Biden released a statement September 1 calling SB8 “extreme” and in violation of Roe v. Wade. Hillary Clinton tweeted of the bill, “Under the cover of darkness, by choosing to do nothing, the Supreme Court allowed an unconstitutional abortion ban in Texas to go into effect last night. Their decision doesn’t change the fact that reproductive rights are human rights. We’ll fight for them.”
Other bills driving liberals wild include House Bill 1927 which allows Texans ages 21 and older to carry handguns without training or a license as long as they are not legally prevented from doing so.
The “Star Spangled Banner Protection Act” also known as SB4, requires professional sports teams with state funding to be required to play the national anthem before games. SB2081 requires prekindergarten classes to be capped at 22 students, the same maximum class size of other elementary school grades.
HB 1900 punishes cities who cut police budgets. The state can financially punish cities by reducing sales tax revenues and preventing increases in property taxes. HB 1925 criminalizes homeless camping, and HB 9 makes it a felony to block emergency vehicles; a bill passed as a response to protests during the Black Lives Matter movement.
Democrats and progressives are also enraged by the voting laws that help ensure safer and more legitimate elections. HB 1382 creates an online tracking system for mail-in-ballots and applications for the mail-in ballots.