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. Page: 25 of 27
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We demand that the next Legislature enact such a law as will define
and prohibit lobbying.
We favor the enactment by the next Legislature of a law prohibiting
the issuance of free passes or the giving of free transportation, franks
or privileges in any form, by railroads or other corporations within this
State, except to those employed by said corporation and their families,
the'indigent poor for whom application is made by religious or charitable
organizations, and to sheriffs, rangers and other peace officers whose
duties are to execute criminal process; and we request the next Governor
of this State to keep the Legislature in session, if necessary, by extraordinary
call, until such law as is herein demanded has been passed.
We demand the enactment of a law prohibiting corporations from contributing
to the campaign expenses of any party or individual or to secure
the adoption or defeat of any measures submitted to the vote of the
We demand the enactment of a law, or if necessary, the submission
of a constitutional amendment to the people'of Texas defining insolvent
corporations and prohibiting the same from doing business in this State..
We demand the passage of a law compelling telephone and telegrapb
companies to transmit each other's messages and to make connections.
necessary therefor at common points.
We demand such amendments to our laws regarding private corForations
that will require the payment of at least 50 per cent of the capital
stock before filing charter, and within two years the additional 50 per
cent of the capital stock and that will insure greater publicity and a
greater measure of protection to creditors and stockholders.
We oppose nepotism and demand the passage of such laws by the next
Legislature as may be necessary to eliminate the same from the public
service in this State.
We demand the enactment by the next Legislature of a uniform textbook
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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., book, January 16, 1907; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5859/m1/25/: accessed June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .