The year is winding down and the enemies of Liberty are winding up. I’m quite sad to report that in many parts of Texas, some of those enemies, knowing they are unlikely to get elected to power running as Democrats, are running as Republicans.

When it is power over other people’s lives you want, what political party you choose to file with, as well as the truth of what you tell voters, is of little importance. Already we hear candidates claiming to be conservatives who have documented records of being little more than Big-Government-Republicans and tax-raisers of the highest order.

Many of these candidates will be portrayed as mainstream front runners by liberal local newspapers and by the temporary-resident, know-littles populating local broadcast media. Additionally, these Republicans-In-Name-Only are also often likely to have the most money for campaigning.

You however, hold all the power. You have the power to elect true conservatives who care more about Liberty than social-status and career building. You, as you have done often, have the power to ignore ignorant liberal newspaper editors and elect true Reagan-conservatives. And you have the power to prove, as has happened many, many times, that the biggest campaign bank account doesn’t always buy victory in Texas.

The fight will be tough, what matters most usually is. And instead of ending up with a phalanx of Democrat-light state reps and county officials, with your wise vote you could put in place a team of true conservatives who will help protect our Liberty for a decade to come.

The first vote comes in just over 60 days, make it count.

Robert Pratt is host of the top rated Pratt on Texas radio program which can be heard at

Pratt on Texas

Robert Pratt has been active in Texas Republican politics since the Reagan re-elect in 1984. He has served as Lubbock County Republican chairman, and in 2006 founded the Pratt on Texas radio network, providing the news and commentary of Texas on both radio and podcast. Learn more at


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