Texas Constitution

Texas Constitution - Texas Constitution o Sets up a...

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Texas Constitution o Sets up a bicameral legislature o Incrementalism vs. Broad Sweeping Changes (*) Incrementalism: Taking things slowly, bit by bit Problem: time consuming and inefficient, doesn’t accomplish goal to begin with, not as effective Texas mostly incremental because of restrictions enlisted in the const Broad Sweeping Changes Difficult to get legislature to support them Most people like things the way they are Typically happen in the time of crisis/critical elections o Delegated vs. Reserved Powers Delegated powers given specifically through the constitution Found in federal government Reserved powers not found in constitution nor reserved for the people; have the right to act unless expressly forbidden to do so Found in state governments o US constitution vs. Texas constitution (*) Character US const is flexible and adaptable and open to the interpretation of the judiciary o Amendable o All surviving amendments limit government and provide freedoms
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