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Dangerous: Movement to take power from you and put it hands of Texas political insiders

There is a fundamental threat to the power of the people in Texas that gains momentum every few years and only gets suppressed when citizens forcefully tell legislators to back … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Killeen man recounts home invasion

Fox 44 reports: Vividly, the 20-year-Army veteran remembers the morning when a young man broke into his home suspecting no one was there. He says it started with a loud knock at … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/24/2020

Sen. Bob Hall, Rep. Mayes Middleton Vow to Continue Fight Against Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying at TPPF Panel Top tax policy Republicans remain miffed at TML and TAC after battles … [Read More...]

Why reporters are shocked when a Republican or conservative disagrees with Trump

Personality worship and falling in line behind a “dear leader” is very much a part of Leftist political life and fits with Leftist political theory. And despite the fact that many … [Read More...]

Mills: EIA forecasts stable energy prices in 2020

By Alex Mills Energy prices in the U.S. will be flat this year as production of crude oil and natural gas will set records, again, according to projections by the Energy … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/23/2020

Dan Patrick says Texas Senate may lower threshold to bring bills to the floor Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to change Texas Senate rules to benefit GOP if Dems win more seats in … [Read More...]

Should government help some and not others to vote?

It seems there is a large number of people out there who refuse to, or cannot, understand this simple argument: Government using tax dollars to deliver students to the polls is … [Read More...]

Audio: Bob Zimmerman on SpaceX’s crew Dragon

Space historian and science writer Robert Zimmerman appeared on Pratt on Texas on Monday, 20 January 2020, to discuss his essay: The long term ramifications of SpaceX’s crew Dragon … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/22/2020

Texas House Elections Committee has Austin hearling to discuss interim charges Gov. Greg Abbott posts video of his ‘candid moment’ with President Trump in Davos VIDEO Gov. … [Read More...]

Texana 1/22/2020

Congress approves coins memorializing former President George H. W. Bush and wife Barbara Navy to Name Aircraft Carrier for Pearl Harbor Hero and Texan Doris ‘Dorie’ Miller … [Read More...]

“Crazy Uncles” expose themselves in busing students to vote issue

Most find it frustrating to discuss politics or serious issues with the proverbial “crazy uncle” because those encounters are often not based in intellectual or rational discuses … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/21/2020

Texas legislators need to fix medical law that effectively denies due process Lt. Gov. Patrick Announces New Appointments to the Sunset Advisory Commission Gov. Abbott visits … [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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