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ALERT: Call & email Texas legislators NOW for property tax reform

Yes, I am being repetitive because it is important: We do not yet have meaningful property tax reform done in Austin and it is time to ramp-up your phone calls to members’ district … [Read More...]

SB29: Vote shows which House members represent voters versus other government officials

Due to the leadership of strong small-government, pro-taxpayer conservatives in both the House and Senate we got a true litmus test recorded vote in the Texas House that well … [Read More...]

Texana 5/21/2019

UNESCO, THC Moving to Subvert Alamo Museum Plan La Joya native crowned Miss Texas Texas Historical Commission State Historic Site Activities: Fishing Best Swimming Holes … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Unknown armed man stops attack on Wendy’s employees

KLBK reports: The victim [an employee of Wendy's in Lubbock] said the suspect approached the drive-thru window on foot and began threatening to beat her up [upset over an alleged … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 5/21/2019

House votes down bill aimed at taxpayer-funded lobbying - unforgivable Election bill, a Senate GOP priority, dies in the House, more, more - unforgivable To avoid infighting … [Read More...]

Red light cameras, hated by many, outlawed by Texas senate and facing likely demise

Via Austin American-Statesman: Texas lawmakers on Friday put a stop to red light cameras, outlawing what some critics consider a money-grab for municipalities. “It does not have … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 5/20/2019

Here’s Where Key Legislation Stands in the Final Week of Session Here’s how some of the Texas Legislature’s most important bills are faring in the 2019 session Final deals … [Read More...]

Abilene, San Angelo & other weekend tornado / storm coverage

4 Tornadoes Reported in West Texas, Same Storm System Gov. Abbott makes all state resources available after severe storms --------------------------------------------- … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 5/17/2019

Brass knuckles and Texas property tax reform Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Ban Removed from Calendar in Texas House Hoping to fix long lines at driver's license centers, Texas … [Read More...]

Mills: Threat of tariffs, Middle East tension impact oil markets

By Alex Mills Crude oil traders were in a quandary last week: Do I believe there will be a shortage of crude oil because of increased tension in the Middle East, or do I believe … [Read More...]

Brass knuckles and Texas property tax reform

Rep. Joe Moody, D-El Paso, said his bill was "another step" toward getting rid of" antiquated laws regarding weapons." "We did it with switchblades. We did it with knives and … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 5/16/2019

Bonnen Rules Out “Overwhelming” Property Tax Relief - it’s bad but long term reform is far more important. Craddick disputes Landgraf’s claim that the Grow Texas Fund is dead … [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

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