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Is Abilene’s Rep. Lambert ready to gut tax relief? | TSA gun numbers beyond insignificant – Pratt on Texas 1/25/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Is Abilene's state Rep. Stan Lambert ready to gut significant tax relief to join with Democrats and hand most of the surplus over to his favorite political … [Read More...]

Lubbock hospital exposed pushing Leftist ideology on employees & more on the social justice cancer – Pratt on Texas 1/24/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Lubbock's Covenant hospital system has been exposed as having embraced divisive Leftwing social justice programs. Given that all "social justice" movements are … [Read More...]

Abbott drags out COVID “emergency” but reasoning doesn’t hold water | Senate committees named – Pratt on Texas 1/23/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released Senate committee assignments today - here is the list. Texas legislative Democrats are back to calling Republicans xenophobes, … [Read More...]

City of Lubbock’s legislative amateur show | Zimmerman on Starlink & SpaceX | Border wall news – Pratt on Texas 1/20/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Lubbock's city leaders signed on to a legislative priorities list but never bothered to discuss the issues of list with its legislative delegation. Who is pulling … [Read More...]

AG Paxton busy suing feds | Survey of big issues before the 88th Legislature – Pratt on Texas 1/19/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: A wide look across issues before the 88th Texas Legislature from casino gambling and gun control to election security and leaking from courts. Our Lone Star … [Read More...]

Texas draft budgets (House & Senate) released, still unclear on significance and manner of tax relief – Pratt on Texas 1/18/2023

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Texas House and Senate committee chairmen have released their draft biennial budgets for the 88th Session. What's the press and Democrat reaction? They're bothered … [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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