Answer one of the following two questions.

Discussion questions:

1. Texas is described as having a traditionalistic individualistic political culture. Is this true for the entirety of Texas? Where might you find differences in political cultures within the state?


2. The current Texas Constitution was designed to provide greater popular control over government. Thus, the people are given a direct say in the amendment process. Given the low levels of turnout in elections dealing with amendments, how much does this process really enhance democracy?