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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. POST MARCH 1ST PRIMARY INTERVIEWS: Lubbock local races: Bob Nebb: Lubbock Co. Court at Law #2 candidate (segment 4 of show.) Primary … [Read More...]

3 Second Amendment stories | Amarillo, Austin & Ft. Worth stench of local gov’t stories – Pratt on Texas 10/5/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Stench of local government: Trial over Amarillo's end-run around taxpayers to rebuild its civic center is underway. Also, Fort Worth's city manager in hot water … [Read More...]

Key Supreme Court cases on the docket | Chaplain program & prayer in JP court upheld at 5th Circuit – Pratt on Texas 10/4/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The U.S. Supreme Court began its fall term of hearing argument this week and several cases on the docket are important to Texas and Texans. Moore v. Harper and … [Read More...]

Guv debate gets predictable media hack job “fact checking” | Over 1,500 “gotaways” per day at border – Pratt on Texas 10/3/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: While the governor race debate Friday night was as dull as I predicted, saving you from having to endure it, the so-called "fact checkers" at Texas media outlets … [Read More...]

Podcast-Extra: Victor Flores on his immigrant story, border policy & more

Chairman of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Lubbock Chapter, Victor Flores joins me for a Pratt on Texas Podcast-Extra. Victor was born in Mexico and was brought to Texas by his mother when he was a child. He was a beneficiary … [Read More...]

Guv “debate” tonight | Yet another hit piece on Paxton | Court win on cleaning voter rolls – Pratt on Texas 9/30/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: With polls showing no significant undecided likely voters left in the Texas governor race, Abbott and O'Rourke "debate" on TV tonight. Why, all of the sudden, is … [Read More...]

Harris Co.’s GOP commissioners fight for taxpayers; so why won’t our local GOP majorities? – Pratt on Texas 9/29/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Harris County's 2 Republican commissioners are playing hardball in fighting for taxpayers and so are the Leftist Democrats there. Isn't it shameful that many of … [Read More...]

Court overrules legislature on election fraud prosecution | Border situation gets even worse – Pratt on Texas 9/28/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The Court of Criminal Appeals rules against the legislature in upholding its earlier ruling that the state constitution does not allow the legislature to delegate … [Read More...]

The latest absurd attack on Ken Paxton | Latest polling shows why O’Rourke is bad nominee for Dems – Pratt on Texas 9/27/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The Texas press and other liberals and Leftist Democrats so viscerally hate Attorney General Ken Paxton they are now cooking up absurd stories about him. Full … [Read More...]

Former Fox News host & MSNBC anchor John Gibson joins us – Pratt on Texas 9/26/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Former Fox News host, MSNBC anchor, and NBC News reporter John Gibson joins us to talk about his career, media, and his mystery fiction books. The latest … [Read More...]

Biden now goes after water desalinization in Texas | DPS wrongly appeals gun decision – Pratt on Texas 9/23/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Texas DPS appeals federal court decision allowing 18 to 20-year-olds to carry a handgun. This is a wrong decision by DPS as Texas doesn't have 2nd Class citizens. … [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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