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Pratt’s recommendations for the November 2, 2021 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election

Once again listeners have emailed asking for my recommendations on this year's Texas constitutional amendment election. Early voting begins Monday, 18 October 2021 and runs through Friday, 29 October 2021. Election day is Tuesday, 2 … [Read More...]

Local media doesn’t well cover what’s important to Texans | Florida officials lead while Texas’ top pols dither – Pratt on Texas for 10/22/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Sherry Sylvester gets it right: Texas Media Leads Nation in ‘One-Siderism’ News Coverage. Much of it is exemplified by what is not covered by the media - … [Read More...]

Where is Texas’ leadership? Florida’s guv works to protect the people while Abbott does nothing – Pratt on Texas for 10/21/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Where is the Texas leadership? Florida Governor DeSantis is calling a legislative special session to enact a ban on forced vaccines and more. But in Texas, Gov. … [Read More...]

Texas pols value big biz donations over liberty | Legislature & Abbott prove ineffectual on property tax reform – Pratt on Texas for 10/20/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Headline is right: Abbott, conservatives at odds over property tax reform. And it's not just Abbott but many weak legislators and other officials. Oh, they'll all … [Read More...]

The immoral, damnable failure of Texas legislators | Redistricting done, lawsuits begin – Pratt on Texas for 10/19/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Once again the Texas legislature quits early leaving critical issues unheard by the people's representatives. Redistricting is accomplished and in a good way (and … [Read More...]

Banking organization honors Vista Bank with 2021 Best of Community Banking Award

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Recognizes 109-Year-Old Community Bank for its Response to the Pandemic DALLAS, Texas—The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the … [Read More...]

Redistricting: How Dems still work to limit minority power | Constitutional Amendment recommendations – Pratt on Texas for 10/18/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Once again listeners have emailed asking for my recommendations on this year’s Texas constitutional amendment election. Early voting begins Monday, 18 October 2021 … [Read More...]

Texas public univ. hires “activist-in-residence” | Action needed now to pass ban on vaccine mandates at work – Pratt on Texas for 10/15/2021

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: The proposed ban on WuFlu employer vaccine mandates will fail in the Texas legislature if legislators do not hear from constituents this weekend. Tell them not to … [Read More...]

Saturday Rally for Fired KCBD workers – Health Freedom of Lubbock

Via press release: LUBBOCK, Texas – Health Freedom of Lubbock is organizing a Rally in support of the six employees who were fired by KCBD for not receiving a Covid19 vaccine. We will gather together with the following other groups in a … [Read More...]

Full interview: What happened at Lubbock’s KCBD-TV / Gray Media from someone who lost her job for refusing the WuFlu vaccine

The real story of what happened at Lubbock's KCBD television and Gray Media from someone who lost her job for refusing to comply with Gray's WuFlu vaccine mandate. I interview Eleah Lehnen, formerly a top account executive at KCBD, about … [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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