I am a communist. I am not a terrorist and yet there is a law in Texas which denies communists the right to work as a public servant or to stand for office.

I have stood in both local government elections and in the last general election as a communist. I have done this quite legally. There is absolutely no reason why communists in Texas should not have the same rights as communists in Devon, England.

I ask you to circulate the Senate and find time to remove the anti-communist legislation from the Statute Book. Sooner or later this will be seriously challenged. The most decent and cheapest way to effect this would be for this strange legislation to be voted down.

I look forward to your reply.

Gerrard Sables