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Pratt’s July 2020 Texas Republican Primary Runoff voter recommendations

Here are my voter recommendations in the 2020 Texas Republican Primary Runoff: The WuFlu delayed Texas political party runoff elections are set for Tuesday, 14 July with Early … [Read More...]

More deceptive talk on property taxes coming from local officials

It appears local government officials are beginning to coalesce around a narrative designed to shift blame to the Governor and state government in the minds of taxpayers when they, … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 7/10/2020

Gov. Abbott: Lack of masks, spike in COVID-19 could lead to 'necessity of closing Texas down' - Political extortion and full Cuomo tyranny. We’ll worry about our own health. … [Read More...]

Younger folk value freedom but it’s not what you mean.

Many ask: “Why do younger generations seem not value our unique freedoms as Americans?” They do value freedom, it is just that what they mean by freedom is quite different from … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 7/9/2020

Momentum Building as More County GOPs Formally Censure Abbott As Gov. Greg Abbott leads state through COVID-19 pandemic, where is the Texas Legislature? Conservative Texas … [Read More...]

COVID case count is not the same as serious infection number

Rush reported Tuesday on this from Dr. Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institution, as seen on KUSI in San Diego: “… Dr. Atlas emphasized the fact that the death rates are not going up, … [Read More...]

Listeners condemn Abbott’s mouth-muzzle decree

More comment from listeners over Governor Abbott’s continued leap into rule-by-decree Leftism: Victor wrote: “Ah, the puppet Abbott just doing what his puppeteers Bill Gates and … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 7/7/2020

Second Texas County, Harrison, GOP Votes to Censure Abbott Ector County GOP Censures Governor Greg Abbott Ahead of State Convention Abbott’s rule by decree needs checking by … [Read More...]

Abbott’s rule by decree needs checking by legislators, some are trying.

Last week Governor Abbott took his drunk-with-power rule-by-decree to the extreme levels we usually only see in the most oppressive Leftwing states. In his order that all people of … [Read More...]

Texana 7/6/2020

Paul R. Beane, Pratt on Texas guest host, Elected to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame Texas Cowboy Joel Nelson Named Working Cowboy Award Recipient Stamford’s 90th annual Texas … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 7/6/2020

Senator Charles Perry asking for special session to prevent ‘overreach’ during COVID-19 response Ector County GOP censures Abbott over executive power amid coronavirus, state … [Read More...]

Happy Independence Day!

A prayer for Independence Day: Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations then … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 7/2/2020

Governor Abbott Establishes Statewide Face Covering Requirement, Issues Proclamation To Limit Gatherings, more - told you he would cave to pressure! List of counties exempt from … [Read More...]

Listener: Immigrant physician dismayed at what’s happening in America

Mr. Pratt, I am writing about something that disturbs me greatly and I see no solution. First of all I am an immigrant to this country. I don't understand how so many people … [Read More...]

More from Pratt on Texas...

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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