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Houston Breakthrough 1980-11 - Page 13. November 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3680/show/3664.

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(November 1980). Houston Breakthrough 1980-11 - Page 13. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/3680/show/3664

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Title Houston Breakthrough 1980-11
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Date November 1980
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Transcript the person of the United States Justice Department interceded and ruled that their issue of single member districts was more important than the people's right granted to them by the State of Texas. The City of Houston made a feeble attempt to have the tax referendum placed on the ballot with the issue of single member districts but the Justice Department blocked the attempt in court. It is interesting to note that the Supreme Court has since ruled against the concept of single member districts and some cities, notably San Francisco and other cities in Alabama and Georgia have reverted back to electing its council at large. The second example concerns a simple cultural event held recently here in Houston. The Houston-Taipei Sister City Committee and the Friends of Free China jointly sponsored a China Youth Corp Band from the Republic of China (Taiwan) and two performances were held — one at the Reflection Pool in front of City Hall and the other at Miller Theater in Hermann Park. The United States State Department complained via City Hall to this writer that the performances were political because the band said they were from the Republic of China. "This," declared City Hall and the state department "was against the law!" The law they cited is an agreement signed by President Carter and the communist Chinese that henceforth nowhere in the United States would the name Republic of China be written or spoken by any American — indeed, even by the people from the Republic of China! Carter, what has happened to your human rights policy? And, pray tell Carter, what has happened to our First and Tenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution? And all the amendments in between and since. DOMESTIC The only issues domestically that have any relevance are inflation and taxes. In politics, as in many other things, 20/20 hindsight is the best. But the 20% unemployment rate that we Americans have suffered under the Carter Administration is more than a disgrace, it is a human tragedy — jobs lost, families destroyed, homes foreclosed, businesses closed, and personal and business bankruptcies. There is not a single person reading this article who has not experienced the higher cost of just living and who has not suffered the consequences of 20% inflation. Most city, county, state governments and our national Congress are controlled by the Democratic Party or people closely aligned with its philosophy. Hence, the taxes we pay at all levels of government were imposed upon us by Democrats. Translated into more realistic terms — every cent you earned from January 1 to June 14 of this year has gone to paying federal, state, and local taxes. If the present trend continues, by the year 1985 your day of liberation will ironically be July 4, and by the year 2000, every cent you earn to pay these taxes will take until Christmas day! It is time to put a halt to these oppressive taxes and vote for a change in leadership. A good place to start is at the top. NATIONAL On the national level, our energy problem is as bad if not worse than when Carter took office. Carter's promise of a clean and honest government has produced more watergates than Watergate. Our military capabilities are so inferior that the lowest of lowly countries can ridicule and mock us. Need I recite the debacle of our aborted rescue attempt in Iran, nay the very reason for it. Carter's promise for national health in surance is just that — another broken promise. When was the last time you heard Carter speak of his promise for a better health environment. The one man who had the temerity to speak out for better health standards and was attempting to clean out the waste and fraud in his department was summarily fired by Carter — yes, Joseph Califano, former Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. INTERNATIONAL The Carter record in the field of international relations shows the same consistent policy of failure and broken promises. In the war between Iran and Iraq, communist Russia cannot lose while the United States cannot win. The Soviet Union, long a backer of Iraq with arms, money, and advisors is also backing Iran through its puppet governments of East Europe. The United States, with the loss of the Shah and never being friendly with Iraq can only sit by helplessly while our vital link to the Persian Gulf oil is being cut. Carter has stabbed us in the back with his votes in the United Nations on Israel, the only true democratic friend and ally we have in the Middle East. Carter has unilaterally abrogated a mutual defense treaty with our most loyal supporter in the Far East, the Republic of China (Taiwan). Carter double-crossed Premier Schmidt of West Germany on the issue of using West German soil for the deployment of United States strategic weapons. When Premier Schmidt said O. K. and took the heat from "friend" and foe alike; Carter, 5000 miles away could not, and changed his mind, leaving the West German leader without any support. Carter's boycott of the 1980 Olympics was unsuccessful. The games went on and the Russians are still in Afghanistan. Not only are we not supplying any help to the courageous people of Afghanistan but the communist invasion was made possible by tanks, roads and computers built with American equipment, technology and advisors. Because that lesson was not learned, Carter gave most favorable nation status to communist China. This will enable them to build up their war machinery by using our equipment, money, technology. In addition, it gives them access to our most sophisticated and latest weapons. In some cases, weapons not even available to our own armed forces. In essence, our foreign policy under the Carter Administration is such that no foreign country will trust us to keep our word or support them in a crisis, and they never know when America will aid their enemies and abandon them. The United States, once the most trusted, mighty leader of the free world, has fallen in disgrace and dishonor during Carter's term in office. The United States has shown itself weak and vacillating in foreign affairs; unable to control its own economic well-being; its moral fiber exposed as corrupt, selfish and hedonistic. It has been said that if one is to condemn, one should provide an alternative. In this case, one can easily reply "the simple ABC's will do. That is, Anybody but Carter." Fortunately, we Americans have a very viable alternative in the candidacy of Ronald Reagan. Governor Reagan has a proven record of leadership in government, in business, and in labor unions. His honesty and integrity is above reproach. We can demand no more of a presidential candidate, nor expect anything less. Ed Falk is the regional director of the Texas Gulf Coast Conservative Caucus, host of a political talk show on KPFT, and vice president of the Houston Chapter of Friends of Free China. r L Support Tom Bass HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 1 • Voted to ratify the ERA in Texas while a member of the Texas Legislature in 1971. • Approves staff attendance at conferences only in states which have ratified the ERA. • Hired women for top two positions in the Pet. 1 organization. ^ ENDORSEMENTS Christia Adair * Gertrude Barnstone Patty Bass * Joy Boone Katy Dixie * Frances "Sissy" Farenthold Nikki Van Hightower * Eleanor Tinsley Kathy Whitmire * Harris County Women's Political Caucus Paid for by the Tom Bass Campaign Fund, Mary Ann Bass, Treasurer 4011 Leeshire, Houston, Texas 77025 THIS W0MANS PLACE IS IN THE HOUSE! wmmm* YOUR WORK & CONTRIBUTION WILL PUT HER THERE DEBRA DANBURG/STATE REPRESENTATIVE DIST. 79 • Past Assistant Director, Texans for ERA • Past Womens Advocate, University of Houston • Targeted by the Texas Women's Political Caucus To Volunteer To Contribute 868-0970 P.O. Box 7241, Houston 77008 Paid for by Debra Danburg Campaign, PO. Box 7241. Houston 77008. Tobin Englet, Treasurer NOVEMBER 1980 .13