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Pratt on Texas Republican Primary Runoff election recommendations, 24 May 2022

Listen to Pratt on Texas weekdays at 5pm on 98.7 FM or 1420 AM in Lubbock or across the Big Country and Abilene on 96.1 FM. COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE: Dr. Dawn Buckingham RAILROAD COMMISSIONER: Wayne … [Read More...]

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...]

Texas Assoc. of School Boards leaves national group, the back story | Horror in Uvalde school shooting – Pratt on Texas 5/24/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Finally, after months of doing nothing, the Texas Association of School Boards is leaving the national group because of the report released on its politicking with … [Read More...]

Border news & photos show pure theater of Operation Lone Star | Give us our money back next session – Pratt on Texas 5/23/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Texas legislators should find coffers overflowing next year when writing a new budget. Worries about an economic downturn shouldn't focus as much on protecting … [Read More...]

Rogue district attorneys & recalls | Cornyn’s ignorance is the “embarrassment” | WuFlu & border updates – Pratt on Texas 5/20/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Short and sweet(?) Senator John Cornyn, you are the embarrassment. Plus Dr. Merrill Matthews speculates as to the share of the "Hispanic" vote need for the GOP to … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Victim fatally shoots 1 of 2 suspected robbers near Texas Tech

Lubbock police are investigating a Thursday morning (5/19/2022) shooting in central Lubbock that left a 19 year-old dead, according to an LPD press release. Lubbock Police were called to the 2300 block of Glenna Goodacre Boulevard at … [Read More...]

Harris Co. tries to violate election law, again | Stogner’s “Weird & Wild Bid” for RRC – Pratt on Texas 5/19/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Harris County once again trying to break Texas election law and the Harris Co. Republican Party is fighting back. And no surprise, the latest attempt would give … [Read More...]

Eco-Left trying to put Texans in the dark with mystical power solutions | Zimmerman on Boca Chica activity – Pratt on Texas 5/18/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: A good example of why the cult of mythical green energy Left cannot be trusted with Texas policy, economy, or electricity is found in a column in the Houston … [Read More...]

Blacklisted Americans update with Robert Zimmerman including victim pushback

Another update on the blacklisting of Americans from author and historian Robert Zimmerman of behindtheblack.com. Blacklisted Americans is Zimmerman's term for victims of what is currently called "cancel culture." In this two-part … [Read More...]

GOP runoff candidate’s (take-it-off Stogner) big hypocrisy exposed | Knuckle-draggers | Property taxes – Pratt on Texas 5/17/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Uber hypocrisy discovered in the campaign of take-her-top-off Sarah Stogner in the GOP runoff for Railroad Commission. While she's beat up Wayne Christian, whom I … [Read More...]

Poll shows astounding ignorance on Texas property taxes

Each year I find myself having to explain to Texans that in general, across a taxing district average higher property value appraisals do not raise your property taxes; that is done solely by the votes of local government officials when … [Read More...]

Runoff election polling & recommendations | Poll shows why officials find it easy to lie on property taxes – Pratt on Texas 5/16/2022

The news of Texas covered today includes: Our Lone Star story of the day: Early voting begins today in the Texas political party primary runoff elections (Election Day is Tuesday, 24 May.) A review of my recommendations and other … [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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