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Goddess Statue Plethora: The Justice Foundation Urges the Commissioners Court to Immediately Rescind or Not Enter into an Illegal Contract
by Alan Parker
The Justice Foundation has discovered through the local media that Bexar County has selected and agreed to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a religious monument to a pagan goddess.
The statute “Plethora”, as reported in the local media, is described in its own proposal by the Artist Rodriguez-Gerada “the sculpture is an allegorical representation of an archetypal goddess, evoking an image of ‘a maternal, providing protector who is however venerated and powerful.’ “
The erection of a statute of a goddess with public funds on public property is a violation of the Establishment of Religion Clause of both the Texas Constitution and the United States Constitution. Therefore, it is an illegal and unconstitutional expenditure of funds.
Don’t be hosed by SAWS or the San Antone Hose!
by Linda Curtis
Is it time for San Antonio Water System to get their comeuppance on the $3.4 billion San Antone Hose, a project opposed by ratepayers in San Antonio and landowners in Burleson County? Only if San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and City Council hear from SAWS ratepayers. Call the the Mayor and Council at 210-207-2040 and tell them you want out of Vista Ridge and that you refuse to pay for any water rate hikes related to The San Antone Hose!