Norred: Why Worry About a Harris Presidency?

Kamala Harris put people in jail to bolster her stats when she knew of exonerating evidence. She went on full attack and supported attacks on Justice Kavanaugh based on no evidence.

West: Amy Coney Barrett is Texas

Barrett’s Texas-sized grit, toughness, and sensitivity will serve her well when presented with several cases that directly impact civil liberties in my home state of Texas.

Schlegel: ‘I Voted for Freedom’

“I voted as a woman and as a single mother of three—including one with special needs—who have hope for their future. I voted for them, for their country, for the future.”

Blain: Vote Local to Save Your Nation

“The fight for limited government, lower taxes, and a freer society is a long and arduous cause; and it’s one that never really ends, but it’s a cause worth fighting for.” – Ross Kecseg


Cornyn wrong on Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Cornyn wrong on Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Senator John Cornyn wrote this week that: “A balanced budget amendment is necessary because Congress has proven it cannot agree on how to keep total federal spending in line with total federal revenue.

Feds Playing Politics With Drilling?

After being rebuked by federal courts, President Obama’s secretary of the interior, former U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), announced that the ban on offshore drilling would be lifted. Not so, in a practical sense, says Elizabeth Ames Jones, a commissioner on the energy regulating Texas Railroad Commission.

Obama “Economic Stimulus” Isn’t Working

The Financial Times recently reported these dismal figures for private sector hiring: “Since the stimulus began, about 400,000 public sector jobs have been added (through May 2010) while 2.7 million private sector jobs were lost.” The National Federation of Independent Business has a study showing that small businesses in the United States lost jobs in twelve of the last fourteen months. What is equally disturbing in the NFIB survey is that its small business members have no plans to increase hiring in the foreseeable future. Considering that small businesses are responsible for the creation of a majority of new private sector jobs, this is particularly worrisome.

Hey, Big Spender

This week the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste issued their annual Congressional scorecard. Our own U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison improved her score over previous years to be listed as a taxpayer hero. While the state’s senior senator continues to have an appetite for earmarks, she’s not alone. Leading the pack of Texans in the U.S. House of Representatives is Chet Edwards (D-Waco), who the watchdog group considers “hostile” to taxpayers.

Left Hook to Voters?

Liberals must see the handwriting on their electoral wall maps. Beyond the present concerns voters have with the Obama administration, the projected changes that will occur as a result of the 2010 Census seem to predict the political landscape will be very favorable for the Republican presidential nominee in 2012. However, it looks like President Obama’s influential supporters may think they’ve found a fix for this inconvenient problem.

Jones Decries Fed Power Grab

If California Democrat Henry Waxman gets his way, state authority over “oil and gas exploration and production” would be usurped by the federal government. That’s how Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones is describing the effects of HR 5626, which is expected to be before Congress in the next several days.

Does Congress Really Care About the States?

Tomorrow morning, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), will address the National Conference of State Legislatures in Louisville, Kentucky. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if they spoke about what they really thought of the states and Constitutionally-divided government?

Defying Kings & Governing Ourselves

It was on July 2,1776, that the Continental Congress declared “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.” It was two days later, of course, on the Fourth of July when they adopted the formal declaration.

Tearing Down The Wall

It was 23 years ago this weekend, on June 12, 1987, that Ronald Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate, in West Berlin, and uttered perhaps the most important challenge of the 20th Century. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! … Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.”