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The big fight brewing for the 88th Legislature | LULAC’s hypocritical lawsuit against Houston – Pratt on Texas 12/6/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Tax breaks using the Texas surplus; the electric grid and its generating capacity; big political egos, and; divided power - it all comes together to define the … [Read More...]

Press trivializes/secularizes Methodist split | Twitter lessons | Phelan gets GOP nod for Speaker – Pratt on Texas 12/5/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Despite claims by ignorant reporters, church denomination splits like that of the now "non-" United Methodists are NOT about secular liberal versus conservative … [Read More...]

PUC plan for electric generation in trouble (rightly so) | Record sales tax receipts – Pratt on Texas 12/2/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: With the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature approaching, I'll begin to provide more looks at issues and argument to which we'll be treated in the … [Read More...]

Setup by insiders to stop a big Texas tax decrease? | Sylvester: DEI must be stopped on Texas’ campuses – Pratt on Texas 12/1/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Did the Legislative Budget Board set up legislative leaders to have an excuse to ignore Governor Abbott's campaign pledge of using half of the projected surplus … [Read More...]

Will legislators have the guts to stop DEI/CRT in Texas public colleges & universities? – Pratt on Texas 11/30/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Critical Race Theory, CRT, is a pro-discrimination derivative of Marxist Theory and part of a subset called Critical Theory. It is inherently political thought and … [Read More...]

Texas argues immigration enforcement at SCOTUS today | Economic concerns persist in Texas – Pratt on Texas 11/29/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: What is at issue in the big Texas versus the U.S. case argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court related to enforcement of immigration law? Also, just how clean … [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

 

On Judging Public Policy

Judge public policies by their results, not their intentions. – Milton Friedman

 

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