|QUOTING… “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.” — Ronald Reagan
A week from Tuesday early voting will begin for the March primary election. Every election is important ss an opportunity for us to determine which candidates will be trusted with the discrete, limited powers for their particular position. More importantly, it is a reaffirmation of the principles of self-governance for which our founding fathers gave their “lives, fortunes and sacred honor.”
We must not allow ourselves to be swayed by the cults of personality that politics so often creates. As John Quincy Adams once said, “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”
Several items from the week follow for your review, but let me remind you that the Empower Texans PAC will be hosting a statewide teletownhall with our endorsed candidates for Lieutenant Governor (Dan Patrick) and Attorney General (Ken Paxton). This will be an opportunity to ask them about the issues facing the state and about their campaigns.
If your schedule permits, you can listen live on the webstream, and dial-in toll-free to ask questions and offer comments.
Michael Quinn Sullivan
& the EmpowerTexans.com Team
Worse Than Wendy?! Continue reading “Empower Texans Newsletter – February 9, 2013”
|Today’s QUOTE… “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure.” — Winston Churchill
We must not ever expect to agree completely with everyone who runs for office; philosophical and practical differences are the hallmark of the process. Indeed, as advocates for self-governance we rejoice in and encourage the debates and disagreements as signs of a healthy and vibrant political marketplace.
What cannot be tolerated, of course, are politicians who trade in deceit. We need daring leaders who exude honesty and character, first and always.
Our general counsel, Tony McDonald, has written today about such deception occuring in the race for Agriculture Commissioner. He has found a disturbing pattern emerging in the campaign of House Speaker Joe Straus’ one-time lawyer, Eric Opiela.
Continue reading “Empower Texans Newsletter – January 31, 2014”
|“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” — Ronald Reagan
Candidates for the March primary are starting their sprint for the finish line, and we’ve made a few more endorsements.
And when you consider the, ahem, quality of the opposition, it is all the more important each of us to cheer the good guys on a little louder and fight alongside them a little stronger.
The Fight Right Now
Last night we witnessed 600 grassroots Texans gather to support taxpayer champion and Tarrant County activist-turned-legislator, Jonathan Stickland.
“The fight is right here, right now,” Mr. Stickland said to the cheering packed room. He is absolutely right: If Texas’ lone star is to shine brightly in the field of blue on Old Glory, we must get it right in 2014.
Continue reading “Empower Texans Newsletter – January 19, 2014”