Monday, August 08, 2005 | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News | News for Dallas, Texas | Latest News: "Like a traveling preacher trying to convert a nation, Sen. Eliot Shapleigh is waging a battle to turn an enormous political tide all by himself – one congregation at a time.

Playing David in his one-man road show: A statewide income tax that he and an increasing number of unlikely disciples say is the only fair and reliable way to fund public education.

The Goliath: A state population that has always hated the idea of an income tax and Republican leaders convinced that voters would call out the lions if they so much as talk about it."


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