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Is non-treatment of COVID the greatest scandal of our age?

In three-part podcast interview [you can listen to all 3 parts lower on this page] with a Lubbock surgeon who was called early to step out of his medical “sandbox” and offer treatment to COVID patients, we discuss what Dr. John Thomas calls … [Read More...]

Did Abbott forget he ordered the business shutdowns? Dems hyperbolic over freedom returning – Pratt on Texas for Wednesday, 3/3/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: While Democrats hyperbolically claim Governor Abbott is killing people in rescinding some of his WuFlu orders, Abbott seems to have forgotten that he issued those orders that told businesses how … [Read More...]

Texas Independence Day show! Includes a look at Washington-on-the-Brazos – Pratt on Texas for Tuesday, 3/2/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Independence, Independence! Texas Separates from Mexico! My annual reading of the Texas Declaration of Independence. A look at the history of Washington-on-the-Brazos where the convention … [Read More...]

Independence, Independence! Texas Separates from Mexico!

March 2nd is Texas Independence Day. That declaration of independence from Mexico was made by the Convention of 1836 which met at Washington on the Brazos as Mexican dictator Santa Anna massed troops in Texas intent on slaughtering all … [Read More...]

An Independence Day audio treat: Dr. Stephen Hardin interview from 2019 on his book Lust for Glory about the founding of Texas

As a Texas Independence Day audio treat, I have found an over-the-air recording of my 7 October 2019 interview with Texas preeminent historian Dr. Stephen Hardin  on his book Lust for Glory about the founding of Texas. It is posted in two … [Read More...]

Which is the next Big Freeze bankruptcy? A “Public Restroom Highway” bill for Austin – Pratt on Texas for Monday, 3/1/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Which firm is the next bankruptcy in the Big Freeze? Finger pointing continues and the Lt. Gov. calls for resignations of PUC chairman and ERCOT CEO. PUC Chair steps down after Lt. Gov. Patrick … [Read More...]

Is COVID and excuse for legislators to punt? Gun shortages plague dealers – Pratt on Texas podcast for Friday, 2/26/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: The Second Amendment is under threat causing massive gun and ammunition buying but local dealers are having a hard time being part of the boom. Are Texas legislators using COVID as an excuse … [Read More...]

Pratt on Texas podcast for Thursday, 2/25/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Rep. Matt Schaefer, HD6, talks about his bills to ban gubernatorial overreach in disasters and admits many of his colleagues are afraid to do their jobs. Gov. Abbott hints at ending his COVID … [Read More...]

Pratt on Texas podcast for Wednesday, 2/24/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Travis' "Liberty or Death" letter sent from the Alamo this day in 1836. We remember. (Click to hear Brian Burns' great musical version I've played on radio for years.) HD68 has a new state … [Read More...]

Interview: Zimmerman on the Blacklisting of Americans

Historian and science writer Robert Zimmerman discusses his series at www.behindtheblack.com "Today's blacklisted American" and how the removal of Pratt on Texas from the airwaves by New York-based Townsquare Media inspired him to turn this … [Read More...]

Pratt on Texas podcast for Tuesday, 2/23/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: HD68 runoff election is today, polls open until 7pm. A strong display of the limited intellect of so many on the Left including Texas Democrats. More on the big dance to be seen "doing … [Read More...]

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On Virtue & the Republic

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. -- Edwin Meese III

On Political Pessimism

Defeatist cynicism is an arrogance that we too know an outcome – we do not. Our Creator expects us to fight for good until He ends the game, not us. — Robert W. Pratt

 

On Liberty

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. — Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart

 

On Right

The fool is disturbed not when they tell him that his ideas are false, but when they suggest that they have gone out of style. — Nicolás Gómez Dávila

 

On Political Correctness

Political correctness never rears its ugly head independently. It always shows up as a series of actions designed, to this observer, to crush the souls of those blessed with common sense. — Milo Yiannopoulos

 

On pessimism and difficulty

When you encounter difficulties, you need to be optimistic. The pessimists tend to die. — Zhou Youguang

 

On American Liberals

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. — William F. Buckley, Jr.

 

On universities

Universities have become a place to provide economic and political protection for those who hold economically and politically unworkable ideas. — Robert W. Pratt

 

On Rush Limbaugh

William F. Buckley is the esteemed father of the American conservative movement and gave it meaning; Ronald Reagan took conservatism to the public, showed it worked, and made it popular; Rush Limbaugh is the man who embedded political conservatism into our culture. — Robert W. Pratt

 

On mistakes in politics

Politics, as opposed to science, does not reward the correction of mistakes, given that correcting a mistake also entails admitting to having made one. Worse, the bigger the mistake, the greater the political urgency of defending it at all costs. — Lionel Shriver

 

On rights and freedoms

When we think of our rights and freedoms as rewards for good behavior, we lose. — Meghan Murphy

 

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