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Patriots should demand citation of legal authority for extraordinary actions

Rick, via Facebook, asked: Where does the authority come from to close businesses? This is exactly what I have been saying true Citizens should be demanding from all officials … [Read More...]

Action that abridges freedom should be justified with empirical evidence

Sadly history shows that a good bit of our, and any, populace act as sheep following the crowd and noise mindlessly, hence the term sheeple. Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote a … [Read More...]

In crisis, what is our role as constitutionalists and conservatives?

As constitutionalist conservatives, just what is it that we are to be about during the social and economic crisis of the spread of the new coronavirus strain? First, as … [Read More...]

Texana 3/27/2020

Today in Texas History: Massacre at Goliad ‘Take It Back’ meets ‘Come and Take It’ with this custom Houston Astros pistol Bluebonnets Signal Spring’s Arrival in Texas RIP: … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 3/27/2020

AG Paxton: Local Governments Must Allow the Sale of Firearms - it’s a legal opinion based on Texas law but the press is going crazy as if it’s a gun-lover simply asserting this as … [Read More...]

We will know this is real “war footing” emergency when…

“We have no right to free assembly, we have no privacy, and we have lost the right to freedom of religion. The disappointing thing is how fast every entity caved.  Churches, cave. … [Read More...]

Hutto laid off city workers, how about LEDA and cities?

Robert, As per your comments yesterday, I don't take satisfaction in anyone getting laid-off but it does seem appropriate for "non-essential workers" in government to be … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 3/26/2020

Abortion Providers Sue Governor, Attorney General for Temporary Abortion Ban Due to Coronavirus Planned Parenthood Sues Texas for Designating Abortion ‘Non-Essential’ … [Read More...]

Mullins: Restore Our Rights. Now.

by Jesse Mullins As the co-owner, with my wife, of a small business in Abilene, I know firsthand that the damage to local businesses from the Covid19 idiocalypse and its … [Read More...]

If Gov. Abbott, local officials want to be heeded they should…

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbot held his daily press conference at a DPS warehouse some distance from his Capitol offices and official residence. This resulted in the press pool, … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 3/25/2020

AG Paxton: State Government Offices and Agencies Should Remain Fully Operational During COVID-19 Disaster Declaration (pdf) Reports: Federal virus bailout bill appears to gut … [Read More...]

Officials are playing with a fire possibly more deadly than the virus outbreak

Nationally the discussion and point of view on the economy and the cure for this virus potentially being worse than the disease in real suffering and lives lost, has finally come … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 3/24/2020

State Leaders Must Start Slashing Spending Now Proposed Spending Cut: Eliminate the Texas Enterprise Fund Texas unemployment rate headed toward double digits, comptroller … [Read More...]

Listener on media coverage of Dan Patrick interview & local gov’t transparency

Good Morning, I saw some articles on Facebook and saw some things on the news I thought I would share. The Dallas Morning News did a great job of twisting [Lt. Gov.] … [Read More...]

Surrendering to the stampeding crowd on the virus is not responsible

“Ignorance is bliss,” is a proverb that exists for a reason. It means if you do not know about something, you do not worry about it and such is on full display with the Wuhan Virus … [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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