08 May 2011
Austin is a curious place. It is not just Texas's capital but is home to University of Texas, a campus with 50,000 students. Another 50,000 college and university students are sprinkled in among the population of about 750,000. It is almost as if the rest of Texas thought that it was best to corral all their liberals - all the dangerous professors and politicians - into one place where they could keep an eye on them. This way, they grudgingly acknowledge the need for government and higher education while limiting the influence of liberals on the average Texan.