The Power of Principles

In 1995, I testified to Houston City Council in opposition to the historic preservation ordinance that was being considered at the time. One member of Council asked me if I opposed a particular provision in the ordinance. I stated that I did, because of the principle that underlied that provision. Once that principle was accepted, there was nothing to stop a future Council from taking it to its logical consequences. Fifteen years later, my prediction came true. The video below is my testimony and my responses to questions from Council. It demonstrates the power of principles. (The video is just over 6 minutes long.)

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