This starts out off-topic, but bear with me.
Texas law waives tuition at state colleges to veterans, which is great. But the law applies only to people who were U.S. citizens and Texas residents at the time they enlisted.
Mr. Patterson thinks every veteran should be eligible. (I agree.)
He goes on to explain
- JimJerry Patterson wrote:When I authored the Texas Concealed Handgun Law, I ensured that it allowed permits to be granted to legal permanent residents as well as citizens. I did so because I believe the right to bear arms is a constitutional right that applies to every legal resident, whether or not they have achieved citizen status. After all, they are in America by choice, rather than by accident of birth.
By the same token, I believe the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment also applies in this case.