The latest from Pratt on Texas

SD30 Special Election: Pratt endorses Rep. Drew Springer & tells why

Overshadowed by other events, an important special election to fill Texas Senate District 30 is underway with early voting ending Friday and election day being Tuesday, 29 … [Read More...]

Greg Abbott’s drift from conservatism easy to track, appears he’s betting on a Trump loss

Two Texas regular legislative sessions ago, Governor Greg Abbott pushed an agenda of limited government conservatism. After that session, in the 2018 primary elections, Abbott … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 9/28/2020

Rep. Steve Toth and Sen. Bob Hall Get It - Abbott is overreaching, violating basic law As battle for Texas House rages, Democrats, Republicans weigh bids to succeed Bonnen as … [Read More...]

Vote for Drew Springer on Tuesday for Texas Senate District 30

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 29 September isn’t just the Trump vs. Biden presidential debate, it’s election day for a special election to fill the Texas Senate District 30 seat. As I have … [Read More...]

Texana 9/25/2020

Texas Historical Commission Votes to Keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza - Thanks Rick Range and all your hard work! Alamo Cenotaph Will Remain In Place, Texas Historical Commission … [Read More...]

Hart Heating & A/C

The great folks at Hart Heating and A/C are Word of the Day sponsors and advertisers on Pratt on Texas on KFYO in Lubbock. Keep things running well and improve the comfort and … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Son fatally shoots man who attacked his parents

KHOU reports: "The shooting happened at about 1:50 a.m. in a parking lot at 12810 Gulf Freeway, according to the Houston Police Department. "Witnesses told detectives the … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 9/25/2020

Coronavirus splits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his own party Abbott: The eyes of Texas will be upon rioters in new get-tough legislation - red meat to distract from his rule by … [Read More...]

When has more money made a bureaucracy less of a bureaucracy?

“At the height of the coronavirus outbreak this summer, Texas health officials were scrambling to overcome data backlogs and inconsistencies that clouded the toll of the virus and … [Read More...]

Commodity Classic 2021 in San Antonio

Commodity Classic 2021 is a network sponsor of Pratt on Texas. America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural & educational experience! … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 9/24/2020

Dow: An Open Letter to All Texas Legislators Midland mayor voices displeasure at how Abbott has unilaterally handled COVID GOP leaders revolt against Abbott, ask court to … [Read More...]

Don’t count on giant waves of voter turnout from the very young

I know you’ve all been nervously awaiting the advice of the ne’er-do-wells Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle related to the election. Your wait is over as ABC gave a broadcast … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 9/23/2020

Texas Historical Commission Votes to Keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza - Thanks Rick Range and all your hard work! THC Statement Regarding the City of San Antonio Permit Request … [Read More...]

NRA endorsements include “A+” rated Drew Springer in SD30

The NRA Political Victory Fund points out that the Trump Administration has defended the right-to-carry, fought firearm confiscation, eliminated gun bans on 12 million acres of … [Read More...]

More from Pratt on Texas...

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, Pratt on Texas

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 unpalatable ideas. — Robert 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 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

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