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Rule of 72 and why any election-trigger property tax cap above 3% is a failure

Helpful to taxpayers as we discuss property tax reform is the simple to use Rule of 72. Rule of 72 is a method of computing the time in which a sum will double at a specific … [Read More...]

Texas legislators need to hear from you now on property tax reform

Happy Easter to you all: Our Lord is risen indeed! Old millionaire socialist Bernie Sanders is to hold a rally in downtown Houston Wednesday and appear in a forum at Leftwing … [Read More...]

It is San Jacinto Day, victory for Liberty and Texas!

April 21st is Victory Day in Texas, it is San Jacinto Day!   Here again, are the wonderful words of Kate Scurry Terrell describing the scene among refugee families on … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 4/19/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment or simply news of Texas I think it important to know: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick compares Nancy Pelosi to a … [Read More...]

Mills: International energy issues become more complex

By Alex Mills The world of international energy politics became even more intriguing recently with Russia participating in OPEC, the President of the United States calling on … [Read More...]

A Good Friday and Easter message

On this Good Friday I want to step back from the politics and share a fine Easter message with you that came from a ministry of the Mennonite Church: When Jesus arose from the … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 4/18/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment or simply news of Texas I think it important to know: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appointments 2020-2021 Budget … [Read More...]

A reason many Democrats & Leftist passionately hate pro-life legislation

In the last few weeks the Texas political press has devoted a significant amount of space to how what seemed a bipartisan legislative session is falling apart because those … [Read More...]

Texana 4/17/2019

Battle of San Jacinto Event Canceled for Texas Plant Cleanup San Jacinto Museum Of History Remains Closed Following Deer Park Fire Competing Cemetery Proposals Could Impact … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 4/17/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment or simply news of Texas I think it important to know: Senate budgets have been within Texas spending limit under … [Read More...]

Senate wants voter-verified paper trail in Texas elections; Lubbock County broke promise on such

The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 9 which, if agreed to and passed by the House, would require electronic voting machines used in Texas produce a paper ballot. I was on the … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 4/16/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment or simply news of Texas I think it important to know: Texas Senate approves limits on property tax collection … [Read More...]

Seliger backs down to save rule that doesn’t deserve saving

Your pressure on Amarillo’s state Senator Kel Seliger has paid big dividends and you, those who took action, deserve a thank you from all Texans. As I told you last week and in … [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, 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

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