be made certain and sure that the State shall have value received
for every dollar expended.
Encourage a wholesome development, promote a healthy prosperity,
safeguard the State, and you will have served a great people faithfully
T. M. CAMPBELL,
Governor of Texas.
Journal House of Representatives, January 16, 1907.
STATE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
(In compliance with the order of the House, a copy of the State
Democratic platform, adopted at Dallas, Texas, August 13, 1906, is
here appended and is certified by George A. Carden, Chairman State
Democratic Executive Committee, the certified copy being now in my
possession.--'il'arshall Burney, Journal Clerk, House of Representatives.)
PLATFORM OF TEXAS DEMOCRACY.
The representatives of the Texas Democracy, in convention assembled,
recall and affirm these fundamental principles preserved to the people by
the Democratic Party, which supports the fabric of free government, a
Federal Government composed of sovereign States, which Federal Government
derives its power from the Constitution of the United States,
with local self-government reserved to the State and to the people on all
matters which have not been surrendered to the general government. The
Democracy of Texas stands for constitutional government, and for laws
passed thereunder which are no respecter of persons, for law and order,
and for the enforcement of the laws against all alike; for the freedom of
the citizen and protection to him against all unlawful violence and interference
from whatever source; for simplicity and economy in all public
affairs and against all abuse of power; for representative government
in which all public officers are the servants and not the masters of the
people, and who shall be always accountable to their constituents, for the
distinction in the three great powers of government, the legislative, executive
and judicial; for honest and equal taxation and a just distribution
of the burdens of government, and for the greatest liberty of the citizen
which is consistent with the public good. These are some of the essentials
of our free government for which the Texas Democracy has ever
stood and for which it will continue to battle.
We endorse and commend the present administration of Governor S.
W. T. Lanham as faithful to the interests of the people of Texas, and
return the thanks of the Democracy to our State officials for their faithfulness
and efficiency in office.
Campbell, Thomas Mitchell. Message of Governor T.M. Campbell to the thirtieth legislature of Texas, to which is appended the State Democratic Platform adopted at Dallas, Texas, August 13, 1906.. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5859/. Accessed March 1, 2015.