In 1789 a Thanksgiving Day proclamation was issued by President George Washington. As we pause for this Thanksgiving 224 years later, his words serve as a valuable reminder of our heritage and the source of our national strength.
He wrote that Americans must “acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits” that include “the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.” Washington urged his countrymen to “unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations.“ Hopefully we will all remember to do such this week between family, football and feasting.
Might I suggest that we also each pray for strength in the fight? Because a fight is upon us, have no doubt. Texas is a battleground… but not only with liberal Democrats in November.
But first, Ross Kecseg reminded us this week about the burden of too much government.
He went on to note that Texas has twice the per-capita number of government entities than California, and two and a half times as many as Florida. That’s a whole lot of government.
Ross concluded: “If we halt the charge of government expansion, we can once again become the beacon of freedom and prosperity to the rest of nation and the world. This will only happen, however, when Texans decide to activate at the state and local level.”
Terribly Liberal Republicans
All the energy spent fretting about Battleground Texas is for naught if we’re stuck with “Republicans” working in Austin to help Democrats impose liberal legislation on the state!
The corporate-crony lobby, comprised of the rent-seeking “business” interests looking for government contracts and regulations for competitors, is busily shilling for the moderate and liberals Republicans – but hiding behind the buzzwords of the conservative right.
A new group called “Texas Future Business Alliance” is apparently mailing into the districts of moderate and liberal Republicans, trying to convince voters that their pro-bloat legislator is a conservative. But doing so requires that they re-define the word as synonymous with corporate cronyism.
The organizations participating in this latest charade read like a who’s-who of the entrenched pro-bloat lobby in Austin: Texas Chemical Council, Associated General Contractors, Texansfor Lawsuit Reform, Texas Bankers Association, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Builders and the Texas Association of Realtors.
These groups routinely fight against conservative and tea-party candidates and incumbents, many supported the implementation of ObamaCare, and all treat incumbents like a special class of Texan.
Their 2014 effort lead with mailers in defense of Sarah Davis of Houston. Some might remember Rep. Davis as the only Republican who sided with the liberal Democrats infighting against pro-life legislation this summer.
Or you might remember her for voting to increase legislators’ pensions, legitimize the ObamaCare navigators, hike state spending 24 percent, and keep corporate-cronyism funded instead of putting money into tax relief.
Suffice it to say, no one thinks of Sarah Davis as a conservative.
Neither Davis nor the entrenched crony-lobby will own up to their big-government intentions or her left-leaning record, so they define up as down, and left as right. They call bloated spending ‘responsible’ while labeling hand-outs as ‘tax-relief.’ They claim she is a conservative and hope no one checks the facts.
It’s up to the voters to make sure they aren’t fooled by the pro-bloat crowd of crony-corporatists working to reach deeper and deeper into our pockets.
Derailed, but not over. Despite overwhelming opposition from voters and taxpayers, San Antonio officials keep trying to impose their expensive boondoggle. It is unlikely they will give up now. It just means the citizenry has to stay engaged.