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Candidate interviews for 2022 elections

To appear on Pratt on Texas, candidates need to request an interview using our contact form. Statewide office: Don Huffines for Texas governor aired 1/21/2022 (segment 2 and 3) Don Huffines for Texas governor 8/11/2021 Don … [Read More...]

Seliger’s petulance is defamatory to Texas GOP | Pro-life Abilene? | HD88 update from Ted Hutto – Pratt on Texas 1/27/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: A petulant state Senator, and always RINO, Kel Seliger aids Democrats in redistricting lawsuits over his own disgruntled situation. But, he provides nothing … [Read More...]

HD84 candidates’ on school choice | Abbott’s parental rights priorities surprising given his record – Pratt on Texas 1/26/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: House District 84 candidates addressed school choice in a forum I moderated last night. In the answers you can learn much about the candidates. Why is it that some … [Read More...]

Dr. Stephen Balch under attack | SD31 hopeful Stormy Bradly | Bob Nebb on his Lubbock judge race – Pratt on Texas 1/25/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Our good friend Dr. Stephen Balch has been chosen for an unpaid position to help review Texas' Social Studies standards by the State Board of Education and … [Read More...]

Look out for “ESPC” projects in your local gov’t | Tarrant GOP straw poll has only one surprise – Pratt on Texas 1/24/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: "Ending the Misuse of Energy Savings Performance Contracts by Local Governments," is the headline of a piece by state Senator Hinojosa. What experience, and an FBI … [Read More...]

Don Huffines interview | Great Pro-Life News | Texas Dem officeholder guilty of vote fraud – Pratt on Texas 1/21/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: An interview with Don Huffines, Republican challenger to Gov. Greg Abbott on the 2022 primary. We cover Abbott's failing and half-hearted border efforts, property … [Read More...]

Abbott’s ill-prepared border policy “backfiring” | FBI lied about synagogue hostage motives – Pratt on Texas 1/20/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Governor Abbott's knee-jerk Operation Lone Star to police the border with Mexico has been one problem after another, mostly problems that proper planning would … [Read More...]

Ethical problems in HD84 race | Guilt by association in Ag. commish race | Scurry Co. judge race – Pratt on Texas 1/19/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Campaign trail 2022 includes a key endorsement in the HD84 race in Lubbock; do little property tax plan from Abbott; dangerous guilt by association in the Ag. … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Would be Killeen carjacker shot by armed driver

According to KWTX, Killeen Police Chief Charles Kimble said local police officers attempted to serve an arrest warrant at a suspect’s house Tuesday morning and the wanted man got in a vehicle and fled the scene. A chose ensued into Harker … [Read More...]

UNT loses on effort to intimidate conservative students | Campaign news & more – Pratt on Texas 1/18/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Why have our GOP "conservative" Texas governors not gotten our public universities in proper shape through the regent appointment process? University of North … [Read More...]

HD84 hopeful Carl Tepper | Lubbock Co. JP Lance Cansino | FBI absurdity on Colleyville terror event – Pratt on Texas 1/17/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Not-an-Islamic-terrorist took Texas Jews hostage in a synagogue in Colleyville on the Sabbath and demand the release of a convict (Siddiqui) who plotted to kill … [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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