Did you know that many are calling the last session the most pro-Muslim session in Texas history? That’s because Dade Phelan empowered Democrats while the Texas Senate shut them down!
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Welcome to the Luke Macias Show. Senator Brandon Creighton absolutely destroyed the Democrat and educrats argument when it came to school choice and Texas’s willingness to support public education. Also, Senator Brian Birdwell finally came out and told a lot of us what we knew, which is that behind the scenes, he just has not been supportive of the immigration legislation that is moving forward in this special session that will actually have Texas step up to secure its own border, where Biden has failed us.
And lastly, many people call this last session, the most pro Muslim session in Texas history. And I’m going to break down for you why that’s the case. And it won’t surprise you that it’s because of things that Texas House did, that the Texas Senate did not endorse, but at a time where we’re realizing just how many radical Muslims we have in our country, on our universities, and even in the Texas Legislature. This is the time to have this discussion. So let’s get to the show.
We are in a fourth special session and the Texas Senate has yet again delivered on school choice legislation. And yes, liberal Republicans in the Texas House and Democrats and educrats. And teachers unions will continue to lie and say if you empower parents, you are going to destroy public education. This has two problems with it. One is that it’s fundamentally not true. It’s usually a problem.
We have school choice programs all across the nation. And when you drive through those states, you don’t see crumbling public schools, you don’t say, Oh, they don’t have any public school teachers. They don’t have any principals that are driving super fancy cars. They don’t have any big public school buildings. No, you see all of those things in states with school choice programs. How why? Oh, because the left’s attack on empowering parents is literally an education gaslight of the state of Texas is what we will call it.
So Senator Creighton, when confronted on this issue by Senator Carol Alvarado, a liberal Democrat from Houston had an excellent reply. And I actually think we’re going to start today’s show with this clip.
“I’m not saying we’re number 50. But we’re at a place where a state this size, we should be doing better, I think we can do better. This is not the way to go better. Overall, there’s not 15 states in America that put 50% or greater of their entire state budget into education initiatives, Texas is one of those states, over 50% of our 300 plus billion dollar budget is dedicated to education related priorities. There’s not 12 to 15 states that do that. And you may say, Well, you never hear that. You never hear education stakeholders talking about that, or the media talking about that. I wonder why. I wonder why that the facts are not promoted. That is just incredible to lay that out on the Senate floor today, and who loses institutions win but kids continue to lose. And so to oppose a framework that is 90%, geared towards free or reduced lunch, low income and special needs. I just can’t believe anyone would stand up and do that. I can’t believe they would do it. And knowing that it’s such a small percentage of the total amount of kids that are being served in the state by all of our public schools. We’re talking 40 50,000, ESA is out of almost 6 million public school kids. And then with with the public school lift, and the ESA is for the most needy and the most vulnerable. Why can’t we just win together on that?”
Just remember that this has nothing to do with supporting public education. Representative Ken King asked in the house on the House side had all these educrats and he said Are you prepared to tell Governor Abbott that there’s no amount of money he could give you all to get you on board with this program? He couldn’t write you a 5 billion to 10 billion $20 billion check. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.
These educrats want to hold Texas children hostage. It is a major problem. And I’m grateful for people like Senator Creighton, who have led on the issue and are willing to articulate the fact that these attacks are founded on complete false assumptions and actually shows just how sinister these individuals are. Who want this policy to fail. That same night that it was debated the school choice bill, Senate Bill four was also debated. And Senate Bill four is a bill that looks like it is finally agreed upon between the House and the Senate House, Bill four and Senate Bill four, this legislation would make it illegal to illegally crossed into Texas from a foreign nation. And let me tell you the difference between this bill and the Arizona bill, the Arizona bill that was passed, I guess back in 2010, I think during Obama’s time that Arizona legislation said that it is illegal to illegally be in our country in our state.
Okay, this is like my non lawyer description of that bill, but essentially saying if you’re unlawfully present in the United States, and you’re in Arizona, it’s also illegal for you to be illegally present here. Okay. And essentially what the courts said, which is also a different Supreme Court at the time, but what those courts said is no, that’s the state trying to enforce immigration law, which is the federal government’s authority. So no.
Now Texas, is taking a different approach. First of all, you have to understand that the constitutional separation of the federal versus the state also has a clause in it that says when your state is being invaded, you can stop the invasion, right? So states aren’t literally their hands aren’t tied behind their back and they’re like, well, million people walked across my country. The drug cartels have operational control of my border, I guess I’m supposed to just sit back and watch all this happen and provide humanitarian aid and go down there and just help process as many illegals into our country.
No, you can actually step up and secure your border. So what Senate Bill foreign House Bill four do is that they say, it is illegal in Texas to cross into Texas, from a foreign nation illegally. Okay, we have legal ports of entry, we have to have order in this state. And so for you to just be able to walk across the river from Mexico to Texas, this is disorder and chaos. And that is a state crime.
And we can actually prosecute you in a state court for committing a state crime. That’s what it does. It’s a slightly different approach. And it will be challenged in the court system, and it will go to the Supreme Court, and we will have the supreme court rule on what Texas can do. The Supreme Court is either going to tell Texas Yes, you can actually prevent that kind of chaos and mass breaking of a law that you’ve created. Or they’re gonna say no, as many people as they want can just walk across the Texas border. As long as there’s either a weak republican or a democrat at the helm. They can open the floodgates and let everybody in.
Now, last session, and this is something I’ve told people I actually Senator Birdwell, who you’re about to hear, speak, he was the lone Republican who voted against this bill. Senator Birdwell, and I agree on many issues. There are many issues we find common ground on, and he is somebody who has been a strong voice for conservatives in different policy arenas. But on the issue of immigration, I think he’s been wrong for a long time. And last session, behind the scenes, there was just all sorts of people were saying Birdwell is not good on this issue.
So what ultimately happened is that the House bill, the house actually compromised and cut a deal with Democrats and kind of weaken their own bill. And then they sent to the Senate. And it got even worse, it got better in some respects and worse in other respects. And so it was just very clear both chambers did not have a good situation. So they came, and the compromise was the deal that House leadership cut with Democrats was out of the bill. And also, Senator Birdwell ultimately was not willing to support this policy.
And so he was removed as the person who carried this bill and Senator Charles Perry from Lubbock picked it up. And I’m actually grateful that Senator Birdwell was willing to stand up and say, here’s why I have a post this and what you’re going to hear him articulate is that ultimately, he just doesn’t think Texas can secure its own border. I think that his argument essentially says, we are stuck with millions of people invading our state, whether we want to or not. I think it’s a problematic mindset.
I’m glad it was not the prevailing mindset in the Texas Senate. And I’m actually going to point out that in the Texas Senate, when you have situations like this, and he articulates this, he says, you know, the presiding officer ultimately can choose other people to carry these different bills. And he said, Turner Perry, he’s complimentary of Senator Perry, but this is what leadership looks like leadership looks like one or two more liberal Republicans on a certain issue because it Senator Burr was not liberal on every issue. But on this issue, more liberal, cannot hold up this entire process. And a leader steps in and says, Okay, we need to get this thing across the finish line. Let’s do it. We need to do and you saw the Republican caucus come together.
So I’m grateful to Senator Birdwell articulated this, it’s actually a good reminder that leadership matters. And in the Texas Senate leadership did matter, and they were able to get this through. And also, it’s a good reminder that we do have Republicans in the party that really even I would say they don’t know what time it is, to the extent that they actually believe that we’re just subservient to the federal government and really can’t do much. And that kind of mindset is increasingly a very small minority in our party, and that is a good thing. So let’s go to this clip.
“Thank you, Mr. President. Members, let me first express my gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Patrick, for the manner in which he has worked with me over the last two weeks on this issue. And for trusting me with this policy area since 2014. We have in good faith tried to address an emotional and highly charged issue. In a bill I believe it was not a violation of my oath, nor the US Constitution. I offered a such a bill six times before this body and a seventh and committee last week. In his capacity as the presiding officer he redesigned the bill from me and the Border Security Committee out of respect for the majority view within the Senate Republican caucus that wanted to pass a bill and recognizing that my view of my oath and constitutional construct to the relationship between the federal government specific specified duties and the state’s authority was in the minority view. With that in mind, I respect my colleagues desire to pass a bill. To message our concern to our constituents for the continued unacceptable situation. This administration foisted upon the nation that Texas unduly bears and offer my compliments to Senator Perry, for taking on a tough mission. Members, let us consider carefully our actions. Article Six of the US Constitution says the Senators and Representatives before mentioned and the members of the several state legislatures shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this constitution. Emphasis mind is added the oath that we take that says we will support the US Constitution and the laws of this state, as prescribed Article Six and that we will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. President Washington in his farewell address asked where’s the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation deserves the most, even though there are numerous federal officials maliciously violating their oath, and the requirement for true faith and allegiance to the same and I particularly note my belief that the Secretary of Homeland Security and the president and himself are in this category, there is no clause in the US Constitution and Constitution that says, the wrong I believe we are about to commit allows us to step outside the bounds of our oath and the text of the Constitution. The oath is not an administrative formality of holding office. As President of Washington said, it is a sacred obligation. There is not only a separation of powers among the lateral branches of government, the legislative, executive and judicial. There is also a vertical separation of powers between federal and state government. The 10th Amendment to the US Constitution reads the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. The truth of the matter is that Article One, Section Eight of the US Constitution says that the Congress shall have power to establish a uniform rule of naturalization. That clause specifies all power and responsibilities for immigration is delegated to the federal government members. That is why all my attempts to carry this legislation and the bill language that ran at the proper federal authority responsible for disposition and deportation of those that we detain. The houses message this bill as the strongest border bill, but I believe that Belaz what is really happening here. For present ease of messaging, we are creating a false expectation of a bill as a solution that is decidedly outside the bounds of the constitutional construct, which I’ve explained. Should the house bring us a bill in the future that is messaged as the strongest law enforcement anti crime bill? Should we pass it, even if it contains elements that vacate the fourth or fifth amendments, as this one vacates the 10th amendment and Article One, Section Eight of the US Constitution for the short term messaging again between our two chambers during In this election season, we are setting a terrible precedent for the future by invalidating our obedience and faithfulness to our Constitution. President Biden’s failure to obey his oath does not compel us to violate ours. Instead, it compels our federal representatives to constrain him and for the electorate to remove him in the coming year. The close let me return to President Washington’s Farewell Address, where he warns of that which we are on the precipice of now doing he states. If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers, be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation. For through this, In one instance, may be the instrument of good. It is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. I believe we should heed the warnings of our nation’s first president. Thank you, members for your time and attention. Mr. President, I moved that my remarks be reduced to writing and entered in the journal. Thank you members.”
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And lastly, I want to talk about the most pro Muslim session in Texas history. We have some incredibly radical Muslims, not only on our university campuses, but actually serving in the halls of the Texas House of Representatives right now representatives Lolani and Bhojwani. And Representative butter Shawnee salmon boochani is who we will probably talk more about today. But ultimately, these are two representatives who are freshmen legislators who came into a Texas house with a speaker who empowers a lot of radicals, a lot of Democrats.
And so we’re going to learn a little bit about why this session was the most pro Muslim session in Texas history. And I’m going to start with kind of overviewing for you. How I believe Melania Madani went about ensuring that that was the case. Ultimately, what they knew is that this chamber, this Texas House of Representatives is a chamber where these Republicans want to give Democrats wins. And they were smart about coming in. They basically said we are going to make the government of Texas celebrate, uplift, and push and affirm and endorse the Muslim faith as much as we possibly can.
They pushed legislation that would say, you can’t take a star test on a Muslim holiday. And then they go well, let’s find some other Christian holidays and other holidays, to pull them all together. There is this idea that they want to get away from. I would say there is a truth that they want to get away from. And that truth is that America is a Christian nation, and Texas is a Christian state.
And that doesn’t mean we have a state sanctioned religion. It means that we would not be America or Texas, without the Christian faith. And that the only type of society that would flourish as we have is one that was built on Christian truth. If the founding fathers were all Muslim, we would not have America today. That is true. So now, they say well, let’s create a new Texas where the Muslim faith and the Christian faith are one in the same. So how are they going to do that?
They’re going to push legislation, legislation that says no star test on Muslim holidays. Good example legislation that says hey, we don’t have a problem with our Imams giving wedding ceremonies. But you know what? Let’s push something anyways, let’s push something that says makes it very, very crystal clear that Muslim Imams can conduct wedding ceremonies. So he files House Bill 1884, Sam and Johnny and this bill, by the way, remember that episode I did where I talked about 48 conservative bills that died in the Texas House. Go back and either watch that listen to it or read it because it’s on Texas scorecard. 48 conservative those that died in the Texas House.
Some of those are protecting Detransitioners. One of them said we’re going to put the 10 commandments up in every classroom in Texas that didn’t get voted on, you know, what did get voted on House Bill 1884 Sam Abba Johnny’s bill that he built and designed to say, I want to have II moms in Texas law as people who can conduct wedding ceremonies. Why? Because I want to have the government of Texas uplift and promote and solidify and encourage and endorse the Muslim faith 1884.
He files this bill and it’s him and John Luhan, Joe moody, James Tallarico. And Jeff Leach are the joint authors, John Luhan. And Jeff Leach, of course, are Republicans and very close to Dade Phelan. And then you look and there’s just a ton of different Democrats signed on as co authors. This was something that the Democratic caucus clearly had as a priority.
Here’s what you need to understand. So Sam Ajani comes in as one of the first Muslims. I think he was the he and Lolani were the two first Muslim open Muslim state representatives in Texas. And while Nate Schatzline and Brian Harrison and Tony Tinderholt, Steve Toth, and all these other conservatives are struggling to actually pass conservative policies that they’re trying to push. But Johnny passes 10 bills in his freshman year. Then comes resolutions where the Texas House decided to again further endorse the Muslim faith more than they ever have.
Ramadan resolution celebrating Ramadan and if you’ve been if you’ve served any in the military, you talk to anybody who served overseas, they’ll tell you that Ramadan was always the most violent month for anybody who spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eat outfitter another one commemorating more Muslim holidays. In fact, Jean Wu tweeted out during the session, he said a historic moment. The first ever Ramadan. Iftar at the Texas State Capitol hosted by Representative Dr. Lottie and they’re in this picture is none other than speaker Dade Phelan. He’s the only Republican in the picture. He’s there to participate, to celebrate, to endorse to uplift the Muslim faith. So what is Sam and Johnny doing now?
Well, he sent a letter to Joe Biden. He’s mad at Joe Biden. Because Joe Biden will not call for a ceasefire. Joe Biden will not tell Israel Hey, they can shoot at you. You can’t shoot back. Joe Biden is actually smart enough to go I’m not pushing for a ceasefire right now, that is not in my best interest. But samma Madani is jumping in.
And by the way, you think man, like this guy is basically aligned with these radical Muslims on college campuses right now. So is that like, negatively affecting his standing in the Texas House? No, these are the type of people that Speaker Dade Phelan has said, Let’s make him influential. Let’s help him pass as many bills as possible. his lieutenants Jeff Leach, hey, I’d love to sign on to your legislation. I’d love to move this stuff forward. It doesn’t matter Texas values, you know, literally testified against that legislation. I’m grateful that they did, while Jeff Leach and John Lou Hunter signed it on his joint authors of the bill.
So when I talked to you about trying to fight the drift, the leftward drift in our state, this is one of those areas. See, I remember Johnny put a big letter together signed by a bunch of his Democrat colleagues calling on our governor to condemn Islamophobia. It’s truly remarkable to see the type of Democrats that Dade Phelan continues to try to promote and power clear the way for If Sam and Johnny was the first ever State Senator and filed all these bills, I can tell you, they wouldn’t go anywhere. Because there’s a totally different chamber in the Texas Senate than in the Texas House. These bill, the ability passed, went to the Senate died in the Senate. So remember, I told you these 48 conservative bills, almost all of them passed, the Senate died in the Texas House. These are the type of bills House Bill 1884 that passed the House die in the Senate.
I don’t think it is a good thing that the Texas House of Representatives had the most pro Muslim session in Texas history. I actually think it’s reflective. It’s just one other thing that reflects on the problematic leadership in the lower chamber. And it’s one of the thing that needs to change. I hope you’ll have a great week. May God bless you. And may God bless Texas. Thank you for listening to the Luke Macias show. To find out more information about what’s going on here in Texas, visit Texas scorecard.com.
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