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Rep. Phelan, other Republicans intent on giving Texas Democrats that which voters refused to give

Despite a massive load of out-of-state money from the Left shoveled into Democrat races for Texas House seats, it appears the balance of the Texas House will remain the same for … [Read More...]

No matter who wins, Liberty is still under threat.

After the 2008 election when Barack Hussein Obama won the presidency, I wrote: Quite a few people … have reached out to ask me what we are going to do as a result of the … [Read More...]

Is racism a mental health crisis, or is wallowing in victimhood the bigger problem?

“The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas has declared racism a mental health crisis,” reported the Austin American-Statesman. The “Hogg Foundation has … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 11/23/2020

Court: Texas, Louisiana Can End Planned Parenthood Funding Frank & Hughes file good CPS reform bill; Dems file wasteful bills SB215 filed to create Inspector General at … [Read More...]

Frank & Hughes file good CPS reform bill; Dems file wasteful bills

In early bill filing in Austin Democrats continue to load up the stack with anti-gun rights bills and more bloated bureaucracy for local government, especially public … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Woman fatally shoots ex-boyfriend who broke into her apartment

According to the Houston Police Department, a woman was at home when here ex-boyfriend broke into her apartment in west Houston around 10 p.m. on Thursday. Being armed, the … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 11/20/2020

Grassroots to Lawmakers: No More ‘Purple Sessions’ Dade Phelan rides bipartisan support to speaker’s chair - right, and voters didn’t reward Dems with more seats, they voted for … [Read More...]

No, Lubbock council members are not piles of human excrement. They are malicious cowards.

Perhaps I was wrong to repeatedly refer to each member of the Lubbock City Council as “human bags of excrement” and steaming piles of such repeatedly on Wednesday’s Pratt on … [Read More...]

Another Texas town installing license plate readers

KWTX reports: A sophisticated piece of crime-fighting technology is on the way for one McLennan County city. The Hewitt City Council approved the financing for a number of … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 11/19/2020

Texas Rejected Use of Dominion Voting System Software Due to Efficiency Issues - it is beyond belief that any state certified a system that does anything other than tabulate. The … [Read More...]

Why is Texas’ governor out promoting Eli Lilly’s drug?

Politicians playing doctor by Sandy Szwarc Gov. Abbott came to sell a new antibody therapy in Lubbock. It turns out he's marketing Eli Lilly's therapy, bemlanivimab (not … [Read More...]

COVID: Reporting, “mask NAZI’s” & ending the insanity

Observing so-called news reports most Texans would think that COVID cases are spiraling to record levels. Major press outlets write stories that make it seem unconscionable that … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 11/18/2020

AP Sources: FBI Is Investigating Texas Attorney General, more - no doubt. His investigation to which staffers objected was partly of possible misconduct by federal agents. They are … [Read More...]

Are businesses paying for destruction in hyperbolic COVID reporting?

Pratt on Texas Listener Club member Steven provided the following as Word of the Day usage for the word abdicate: “The press would prefer us to believe that they are the … [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

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

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