Posts Categorized: Capitol Hall Report

Texas Border Interstate Compact

Nations only exist to the extent that people recognize and adhere to the laws within. Likewise without recognition of the laws and sovereignty of a nation, a border is nothing more than an imaginary line. Whether it be Danube River of ancient Rome or the Rio Grande of modern Texas, borders exist to serve a… Read more

Protecting the Innocence of Children in Texas.

It is no secret that we live in a time of absolute moral upheaval, with items as basic and fundamental as what it means to be male and female being called into question. There are now more lewdness and obscenity on accessible display than ever before in our nation’s history, and the left’s ever-evolving dogma… Read more

Texas Electric Grid Resilience is Priority – Fix the Problem

The 87th Legislature marks the fourth legislature (that’s over six years) that a resilient electric grid has been one of my top legislative priorities. While we were successful in getting legislation out of the Texas Senate, the proposal repeatedly failed to make it through the process to become law. Legislators need look no further than… Read more

25% Tyranny is still Tyranny -CHR

25% tyranny is still tyranny. Today the Texas government reiterated its newly found disdain for liberty and justice when they proudly announced their vision for re-opening Texas. This is not enough. Texans do not want incremental liberty and freedom. Texans want and deserve liberty and freedom in full. The appropriate response to the tyranny that has been imposed on… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – The fear factor: Fear is not a principle for good policy

The fear factor: Fear is not a principle for good policy. Franklin D. Roosevelt, elected in 1932 at the peak of the Great Depression, opened his inaugural address with the now legendary statement: So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, unreasoning,… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Open for Business – Just Not the State’s Business

Open for Business – Just Not the State’s Business On March 18, 2020 the Texas Capitol was closed to the public by the State Preservation Board in response to the Governor’s Executive Order shutting down most economic and social activity across the state due to the perceived rise in COVID-19 cases. Now, almost five months… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Will We Remember?

Will we remember? Angry mobs are vandalizing and destroying monuments across the United States. Many say that these are attacks on the preservation of our nation’s history, and they are right. Clearly, those who are taking down the monuments don’t have a thorough understanding of history, because statues of heroes such as Hans Christian Heg,… Read more

Does Liberty Matter? Capitol Hall Report

Does Liberty Matter? Either liberty matters, or it doesn’t. You can’t have it both ways, no matter what actions Governor Abbott or any local elected official takes or allows to be taken. We have repeatedly heard the Governor say that local governments cannot enforce a requirement that individuals wear masks. Apparently though, local governments have… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Post COVID-19 Texas—Liberty Lost?

Post COVID Texas—Liberty Lost? The death of approximately 1,500 Texans due to COVID-19 in the first five months of 2020 is unfortunate and alarming until put in perspective by comparing it to the 7,500 Texans who died with the flu. Since COVID-19 was first identified in China in late 2019, there have been over 6,193,548 cases… Read more

Capitol Hall Report – Balanced Budgets; No New Taxes.

Balanced Budgets; No New Taxes. Until the Texas government decided to declare 90 percent of Texas businesses “non-essential” and arbitrarily close them indefinitely, Redistricting loomed as the biggest challenge facing the upcoming 87th legislative session. However, with the double whammy of the Chinese COVID-19 shutdowns and the unprecedented drops in oil and gas futures, there… Read more