Bill of Rights Kicks on 66 in Austin
- 'Keep Austin Weird' local tradition was maintained by City Council 'Odd Squad' of a smart blonde, black dude, Chicano and ex-journalist nerd (all titles of affection) as 'ConformoWeenies' murmured something about 'it's not our place' in order to explain why they declined to vote for the Bill of Rights defense resolution; despite having sworn to support the US Constitution and Bill of Rights in the oath that they took upon entering public office.Austin Bill of Rights Defense Resolution
Austin Bill of Rights Defense by Council of City of Austin Texasby passing agenda item 66 Sept 25, 2003,a resolution opposing federal so-called 'Patriot' actsInfoAt http://www.TexasBORDC.orgPublic hearing, concil discussion and vote via Windows Media Playback
at http://txliberty.dyndns.org/inetpub/wwwroot/webfiles/CC030925.wmvMeetingBackgroundAt http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABORDC/message/1259About a dozen years ago, upon the 200 year anniversary of the presentment of the 'Bill of Rights' to the US Congress, Austin's local area City and County govt began a series of monthly proclamations to affirm this community's commitment the essence of the American experiment in self governance.Live&LetLive.1989.12.09
Downtown Austin Main Library is named for John Henry Faulk,local nationally famous colorful 'Bill of Rights' advocateHis last interview before he died is here! (Stream: 30 minutes duration)
PlayBackAt http://txliberty.dyndns.org/Inetpub/wwwroot/Webfiles/LLFaulk.wmvDecember of 1989 was 'Bill of Rights' month in Austin!That was followed by a proclamation each month from both city and county govt in this Austin heart of Texas; to appreciate each of the Bill of Rights 10 amendments to the US Constitution with the 11th & 12th months for the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights respectively. The Texas Freedom Network, which had organized and promoted this process would each month arrange for a suitable and appropriate 'accepter' for the proclamation. The 'accepters' did so on behalf of the Texas Freedom Network and the organization that would send them.The proclamation in the first month of 1990 was to appreciate the Bill of Rights 1st amendment to the US Constitution. Accepting on behalf of the Texas Freedom Network and the Austin American Statesman was then editorial director Anthony Garcia and from the Austin Chronicle Daryl Slusher, then reporter and now City Council member who voted in support of the City's Bill of Rights defense resolution on Sept 25, 2003 (item 66)This continuous public affirmation by local govt officials helped maintain freedom in the heart of Texas when challenges and temptations arose; for example:Austin Heritage: Defending Free Expression
Before the popularization of the InterNet (and FidoNet) Public Access TV was, and still is, a primary means for mass 'Free Expression' of content not approved by the establishment. Mooning the Mayor incited a govt attack on this freedom. Austinites successfully rose to its defence. The hours of news conference and hearing testimony are part of this community's great heritage. Keep Austin Weird!
RealMediaPlaybackDownloadAt http://images.indymedia.org/imc/austin/nc199103.rmThe above streaming media selections are from the Liberty InterNet TV collectionPleaseSeeBackgroundAt http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ABORDC/message/1254Americans must be FOR a brave love of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as it triumphs over the tyranny of fear!-Terry Liberty ParkerIn Austin Texas every Sunday 6:30pm to ?I host informal discussion to which all are welcomewho want to consider ideas & issues of political libertyin Hickory St Grill at 8th St & Congress Ave