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: 26 of 27
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We demand such early amendments and additions to our present drainage
and irrigation laws as will enlarge their scope and general benefit
and render them effective.
We recognize that our laws are inadequate to properly deal with youthful
offenders, and we demand that the Legislature enact laws conferring
necessary power in courts of competent jurisdiction to the end that youthful
offenders may be corrected, reformed and more suitably dealt with.
WVe expressly demand of the next Legislature the enactment of such
amendments to the Terrell Election Law as may be found necessary to
simplify and perfect the same; and we further demand the adoption of
an amendment thereto providing for a uniform test, and such an amendment
to the election law as will, by blanket primary, enable a majority
of the voters of the respective parties to make nominations by direct
ballot of the voters without the intervention of conventions.
We favor the Democratic policy of making ample provision for all of
our eleemosynary institutions in order that we may still continue to provide
for our helpless wards.
Recognizing the importance of good public roads to all of the people
.of Texas we recommend to the next Legislature the enactment of such
laws as may be deemed necessary to attain that end.
We suggest such legislation as will simplify the procedure in both
civil and criminal trials and recommend such reforms as may be practicable
in our jury system.
We recommend that the next Legislature submit an amendment to the
State Constitution authorizing the erection and maintenance of a home
for indigent or decrepit wives or widows of Confederate soldiers and
We recommend that occupation taxes on useful occupations be removed.
We believe that the owners of all property, which is not exempt from
taxation by the Constitution of the State, should be compelled to con
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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/m1/26/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .