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Texana 2/22/2020

16 magical state parks every Texan should visit A New Book Of Maps Shows The Evolution Of Texas’ Shape Remembering Alamo Defenders’ Sacrifice Has Never Been More Important … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/21/2020

Sen. John Whitmire Says Prison Closings Show Texas Is ‘Smart’ About Crime Two Diamond Princess evacuees in San Antonio test positive for coronavirus Cornyn: Coronavirus … [Read More...]

Chris Ekstrom for Texas 13th Congressional District

For Texas 13th Congressional District I recommend full-throated conservative, and NOT the choice of the D.C. Swamp-swimmer establishment, Chris Ekstrom. There are other fine … [Read More...]

Lubbock Co. Commissioner, Precinct 1 race

The for Lubbock County Commissioner, Precinct 1 is for the seat long held by the All Hat and No Cattle commissioner who had voted on tax rates annually for a decade and a half but … [Read More...]

Mills: Bloomberg’s money funds anti-fossil fuel agenda

By Alex Mills It is well known that presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, one of richest men in the world, has used his money in a massive advertising campaign to tout his … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Couple shoots 3, kills 2 after attempted home invasion

The Austin American-Statesman reported: "Investigators determined that three suspects entered an apartment at the Creekside on Parmer Lane complex around 10:30 p.m. and two … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/20/2020

Texas cities battle state over change to telecom fees Under fire, TRS backs off Indeed Tower lease plan Texas Senate has options after Patrick doubled down on rules change … [Read More...]

Larry Doss for Place 4, Texas 7th Court of Appeals

Place 4, Texas 7th Court of Appeals I recommend Judge Larry Doss. Doss was appointed to the court by Governor Abbott and is opposed in the special election by a person I have … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/19/2020

58 Texas cities face off against the state over telecom laws on Wednesday Speaker Bonnen appoints newly elected members to committees Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment … [Read More...]

In HD60 I recommend Jon Francis for state representative

Texas House District 60: Before we knew HD60’s Rep. Mike Lang was not running for re-election, creating an open seat, veterinarian and rancher Glenn Rogers announced he would … [Read More...]

Listener Email: Former council member addresses claims related to Lee Ann Dumbauld

Good Morning! I have been following closely, the races for County Commissioner.  I have no doubt you know that I am a former City Councilwoman and the Sister in Law of LeeAnn … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 2/18/2020

SD14's Kirk Watson to resign from Texas Senate for job in academia SD14: Democrat Kirk Watson resigning from Texas Senate to take job at University of Houston Hobby School of … [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

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

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