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Texas Minute: A Winning Agenda | 8/12/2019
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:00:55 AM »
Good morning!

More than 225 grassroots leaders have signed on to the “Lone Star Agenda.”

Today's Texas Minute takes a look at what it is... and why it’s important.

– Michael Quinn Sullivan

    Since the end of May, activists and donors have noted that the Republican legislature’s failure to deliver on conservative policy priorities is jeopardizing Republicans’ ability to win the state in 2020. A conservative donor and businessman, Don Dyer, this summer announced the Lone Star Agenda – a plan developed by “grassroots leaders and nearly every conservative organization in Texas” to unify the state’s Republican leaders and voters.
    “Texas is now a Purple State. To turn it Royal Blue, Democrats plan to inspire, excite and ignite Democratic voters. What’s our plan? It’s evident Republican leaders don’t have one that inspires confidence in their grassroots supporters.” – Don Dyer, a member of the Lone Star Agenda Coalition
    As of late last week, more than 225 grassroots leaders have endorsed the Lone Star Agenda.
    In addition to the items on the Lone Star Agenda, Texas taxpayers are hoping lawmakers will provide more property tax reform... and a lot more real and meaningful property tax relief!
    Republican lawmakers should embrace the Lone Star Agenda as their governing promise for Texans... and start making it a reality right now.​    

The Lone Star Agenda includes...

Family Rights and Personal Liberty
Placing the constitutional rights of Texans to liberty and self-determination for themselves and their families above the desires of government officials and special interests.

    Allow families to make mental and physical health decisions for themselves.
    Stop wrongful removal of children from families by restoring due process rights for parents.
    Stop local ordinances that interfere in private employer-employee relationships.
    Increase protections for unborn Texans.

Transparent and Representative Government
Reform and protect the Texas institutions that are critical to our historical identity as the Lone Star State.

    Improve election integrity (paper ballot backup audit trail; citizenship verification).
    End taxpayer funded lobbying.
    End union dues withholding from public sector paychecks.
    Protect Texas monuments.

Justice and Security
Improve the security of Texans to be safe in their communities and free from injustice.

    Secure the southern border (interior enforcement to end the “magnet” effect).
    Stop human trafficking.
    Protect the rights of Texans to bear arms.

Today in History

On August 12, 1898, the Spanish-American War came to an end. 

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”

– George Herman “Babe” Ruth​

He who makes an attempt to enslave me, thereby puts himself into a state of war with me.

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Re: Texas Minute: A Winning Agenda | 8/12/2019
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 10:22:13 AM »
    “Texas is now a Purple State.

Let us put that claim up against some reality.

1994 is the last time any democrat, in any statewide office, was elected.  Don't you think they ought to be able to win at least ONE office seat before claiming the whole state could go either way?

The State Senate is GOP leading 19 to 12.

The State House of Reps is GOP leading 83 to 67.

You have to go back to the early 1960's for Democrat control of both US Texas Senate seats.

The US Texas Representatives have growing more GOP since the 1960's and now stands at 26 to 13.

This is a swing state?  Come on, not even close.

Yes, the $20 a vote spent in Beto election showed an impact, but it still did not succeed in buying the election.
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