Statement: Officially Running for State Chair, RPT

Greetings, everyone!

Tomorrow is National Airborne Day. National Airborne Day is a special day designated to honor the U.S. Airborne Forces and the first parachute jump of 48 volunteer members of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon on August 16, 1940. This day is annually observed on August 16 by Congress and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2009.

The use of parachutes was an innovative method of warfare during World War II. This gave our armed forces an opportunity to deploy the troops behind enemy lines. The first parachute jump pioneered the way for future jumps and marked the birth of new airborne forces, that might play a vital role in the future of military operations.

British General Bernard Montgomery had this to offer about Airborne troops, “What Manner Of Men Are These That Wear The Maroon Beret? They are firstly all volunteers and are toughened by physical training. As a result they have infectious optimism and that offensive eagerness which comes from well-being. They have ‘jumped’ from the air and by doing so have conquered fear.

Their duty lies in the van of the battle. They are proud of this honour. They have the highest standards in all things whether it be skill in battle or smartness in the execution of all peace time duties. They are in fact – men apart – every man an emperor.

Of all the factors, which make for success in battle, the spirit of the warrior is the most decisive. That spirit will be found in full measure in the men who wear the maroon beret”

I was blessed, honored, to have worn the Maroon beret in my service to this nation. I earned the privilege to wear the US Army Master Parachutist, Army Air Assault, Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist wings and insignia. And, during my first duty station I earned my Italian Airborne wings.

This past summer we remembered the 75th Anniversary of Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of Europe from the tyranny of Nazi Germany. And leading the way, the night prior, were US Army paratroopers, 82d and 101st, Airborne and Glider troopers who went in behind enemy lines.

And, it was the 101st Airborne Division who was blessed to be told that they had a “Rendezvous with Destiny.”

Therefore, I cannot think of a better time than the eve of August 16, 2019, the tenth-year anniversary of National Airborne Day, to officially announce my candidacy for the Chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas.

Texas has always had a “Rendezvous with Destiny” and right now the Lone Star State’s destiny is being challenged by the threat of progressive socialism. I stand ready to “hook up” and parachute into this fight, behind their lines, and take this ideological fight to those who embrace the ideals and policies antithetical to individual freedom, liberty, and self-determination.

I will take that infectious optimism and offensive eagerness to rally constitutional conservatives in Texas for the battle to “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation.” My life has been defined by service, sacrifice, and commitment to our Constitution. And, there is no better State in our Republic that reflects true American principles, values, than Texas. However, we are facing an onslaught that has overtaken several States to the west of Texas. This political opposition believes Texas is their next conquest. I say no! We must not forget that the Republican Party of Texas was founded on July 4, 1867, sharing our birth with that of this nation. And today, we are embroiled in a new fight for individual independence, rights, freedom, liberty, against the forces of dependence, collective subjugation, and victimization.

I will be the “first one in the door” as your Jumpmaster and when the green light comes on will look over my shoulder and give that command: ”Follow Me.”

Follow me at West4Texas.com, and please donate to our noble endeavor. This is our present-day mission, our destiny is before us. Let us embrace the “warrior spirit” that will lead us to a decisive victory in 2020 that will send a message to the progressive socialist left.

“Don’t Mess with Texas.”

Texas Tour Bus

Last evening I spoke at a very nice community in Flower Mound Texas called Tour 18. I had been invited by several conservative women who seek to become more active and want to start a Women’s GOP club in their community. The turnout was perfect, about 40-45 folks which means a great intimate setting for conversation and exchange of thoughts, perspectives, and insights. One of the women in attendance, in this very diverse group of men and women, was a conservative Black woman, probably in her late 30s, early 40s. She and her husband have lived in Texas for less than two years and came from California. I will never forget her words, as she explained to the group that when they departed California they told friends they were “moving to America.”

That is the sentiment of many who are have left failing states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey, seeking out states with better economic growth, opportunity, and promise…like Texas. However, there is also a group that seeks to leave but for whatever reason, have not come to the firm realization as to why…they are the ones causing issues in successful conservative, red states.

As reported in the LA Times:

“When half a dozen California families arrived in a limo-style bus for a daylong tour of suburban homes for sale north of Dallas, the sun was shining but the temperature had dipped below 50 degrees. Some came unprepared for the cooler weather, shivering in hoodies, flip-flops and one in a Dodgers cap.

“Don’t know how much walking I’ll be doing,” said Paul Paone, 57, a grandfather wearing flip-flops and shorts.

Californians have been leaving the Golden State for decades in search of cheaper housing, lower taxes and a different way of life. According to a UC Berkeley poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times last year, more than half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state. For thousands, that search leads to Texas. California lost 1 million residents to other states from 2007 to 2016, about 2.5% of its total population, and Texas was the most popular destination, according to a 2018 report from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office. The main reasons Californians cited for wanting to leave: high housing costs (71%), taxes (58%) and the state’s political culture (46%). 

The amazing thing is that we have folks who are moving into Texas and, for some rather insane reason, wish to change the political culture to what they just left.

“Politics isn’t that big a deal to me. The bigger thing is cost of living, how cramped it’s getting,” said Tim Paone, 31, a software developer. “We have a lot of friends who are considering moving out of L.A.” He had promised to report back on the Texas tour to three other families renting in Venice.”

Uh, yes Tim, politics is a really big deal, and it is the reason why you were on the Texas tour bus looking at properties in Prosper! Get it? “Prosper,” as in “prosperity.”

The imperative point that we have to make here in Texas, and other successful red states where folks are flooding into, is to ask two simple questions, “why are you here” and “why did you leave where you were?” If we do not stop and force people, in a kind way, to do the basic self-analysis test and answer those two questions, honestly, then Texas will go the way of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, trending purple, then blue.

You cannot divorce the politics, principles, policies, and values of constitutional conservatism from the success of states that follow those guiding fundamentals. Texas is a state that honors the rugged individual entrepreneurial spirit. Texas rewards success, ingenuity, innovation, and investment. Texas does not seek to elevate the institution of government over the rights, liberties, freedom, and sovereignty of the individual citizen. Texas seeks to implement policies that enable the pursuit of happiness, as determined by the individual, not direct or promise the equality of outcomes.

Texas believes in the rule of law and the rights of parents to train up their children. Texas is not a place for social re-engineering, breaking down of family values, and murdering our unborn children. Sadly, Planned Parenthood’s second-largest office is located in Houston.

Texas believes in the words of the Apostle Paul to the Romans in Romans Chapter 12:2 (NIV), “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” In secular translation: Texans do not want their Texas to be conformed to California, but y’all moving here should be transformed into this mindset; a mindset that is good, pleasing, and allows you to enjoy a perfect will for your life.

If there is to be a defeat of the ongoing scourge of progressive socialism that threatens our America, it will be here in Texas. Texans have seen what is happening in Virginia, and are fully committed to not allowing such here in the Lone Star State. So, all y’all moving here, just get ready. We’re gonna ask you the two questions, as well. Texans are going to stop allowing the indoctrination of their children in these public schools, overrun with leftist ideology, that includes our college and university campuses.

The ideological battle for America is upon us, and the guns are sounding loud and clear here in Texas. It is time folks came to learn that “come and take it” is not a bumper sticker slogan, it is a way of life.

It defines the Texas way of life.

The Soros Machine Gets Involved in Texas GOP Race

For some time now — most notably demonstrated by writing a book on the subject, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death — I have been sounding the rallying cry that the Democrats have their sights on the Lone Star State. I have written numerous op-eds on the subject and given countless television and radio interviews to hammer this point home.

Yet, some have said this is a myth, or that those fleeing failing blue states with their onerous policies, such as California, New Jersey, and others, are not the ones creating Texas’ steady march from purple to blue.

I beg to differ.

In 2012, Mitt Romney won Texas by some 15 percent. In 2016, Donald Trump took her with 9 percent, yet, just as recently as 2018, progressive socialist leftist, Robert Francis O’Rourke managed to come within 2.3 percent of winning Texas from his opponent, Senator Ted Cruz. This is not to mention the judgeships and state races lost.

So, it is no surprise, that with so much at stake, the left would take a hard look at the contest for Republican Party Chair here in the Lone Star State.

I found it highly ironic that the Soros-backed Texas Tribune would make such a big fuss about donors to my campaign, but they would not be the progressive socialist left if they didn’t, I suppose:

“West has raised more than 25 times what incumbent James Dickey has — and more than half of West’s haul came from conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein.

Uihlein helped West post a staggering fundraising advantage over Dickey, who raised $18,000 over the same six-month period — or 4% of West’s $490,000 raised. Dickey spent $12,000; West $227,000. And Dickey has $6,000 cash on hand; West has $283,000.

Dickey’s supporters argue that his focus has been on raising money for the state party and positioning it strongly for the 2020 election, not financing his reelection campaign. They also have criticized West’s spending as wasteful, pointing to expenses like a $424 payment to a limo service for a ride from the Buc-ee’s gas station in Madisonville to Garland, a roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive.

West has made his fundraising chops part of his pitch to chair the state party, often noting the big bucks he was able to raise as a congressman who built a national following. Some of Uihlein’s Florida-based relatives were donors to West’s campaigns there.

The election for Texas GOP chair will be decided by delegates to the state party convention, which is set for mid-May in Houston.”

Now, of course, I have had to clear up some mischaracterizations from the left — and even within my opponent’s camp. As posted on my campaign Facebook page, in comments, I addressed “Limo-gate:”

“To set the record straight, on the date in question, I had a number of appearances and interviews that day, culminating in an event in Beaumont. We had a return flight scheduled from Beaumont, however, the last event ran long. It was Thanksgiving week and there were no other flights. The Jefferson County Chair drove us to Madisonville, where we then caught a car transport service. The service offered a variety of transportation, including limos, and the word “Limo” is part of their name, however, I did not utilize a limo. I was over five hours away from home and needed to be in-studio the next morning by 6am to honor a pre-arranged commitment to fill-in for Mark Davis.”

However, facts are pesky things that get in the way of a “good” narrative — think of Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a good crisis go to waste” quip.

That said, there are a few things to note in this article, and for that I must thank Ol’ Georgie boy. First, the article demonstrates my proven track record as a fundraiser. If I have done this for my campaign — raising 25 times that of my opponent — imagine what, with your help, we can do for the great state of Texas in keeping her red?

Secondly, since this outlet is backed by the Soros machine, I must ask who George would like to see as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas heading into the November 2020 elections? Ol’ Georgie and I have some history in that he was a major donor — to the tune of $5 million — in the effort to derail my congressional reelection endeavor in Florida, in 2012.

Yes, I see this attention from Soros and company as a good sign I am striking a nerve somewhere. I hope to be a thorn in his side for many more years. I shall carry it as a badge of honor!

Texas Says, “America First!”

It is clearly apparent what — and who — the progressive socialist left prioritizes. If you are aligned with their ideological agenda, then you are a protected class.

We see the law-abiding, legal gun owners of Virginia fighting for their constitutional right to keep and bear arms by declaring sanctuary counties, cities, and towns for the Second Amendment. What does the left say? We will order the National Guard to confiscate your weapons, for no other reason than we say so, and we will fire and arrest sheriffs. But, if you declare yourself a sanctuary state or city for illegal immigrants, well, that is just fine.

The leftists will not even condemn their own who make blatant anti-Semitic statements and fully support the BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction) movement against Israel. We have watched the progressive socialist left respond with insidious incredulous statements in the aftermath of the killing of the Quds Force terrorist leader, Qasem Soleimani. The left cozies up to domestic Islamist groups such as CAIR, ISNA, MPAC, and MAS. Heck, a leftist judge even released Islamists responsible for a training camp and the death of a child in New Mexico.

But, be a Christian who does not want to bake a cake for same-sex marriages and find yourself before the Supreme Court, and your business targeted, ruined. Even the announced sanctions against Iran have met with disapproval from the left in America. And, what action does the left take after President Trump’s approval to kill the person with American blood on his hands? Well, they vote to restrict his constitutionally enumerated powers to do so in the future. Never mind not saying anything when Barack Obama was sending pallets of laundered cash on unmarked airplanes in the middle of the night to Iran, or outsourcing our military to Islamic jihadists in Libya. Oops, I forgot, abandoning Americans to die and then lying about it. “What difference, at this point, does it make?”

The progressive socialist left is now going apoplectic about a decision made by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, one with which I agree. As reported by the Washington Post:

“Texas will reject the resettlement of new refugees, its governor said Friday, becoming the first state to publicly do so since a Trump administration executive order granted such unprecedented veto power.

In a letter announcing the decision, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) argued that Texas has “carried more than its share in assisting the refugee resettlement process” and said the state’s government and nonprofit agencies have also been strained by “a broken federal immigration system.”

“Texas continues to have to deal with the consequences of an immigration system that Congress has failed to fix,” he wrote in the letter, addressed to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Under the order, refugees could still make Texas their home — but only after settling in another state first, Abbott said. Critics said the policy change underscores a growing hostility to the country’s refugee resettlement program, especially in some conservative states and the White House. In September, after slashing the annual national refugee cap to a historic low, Trump also gave states and localities sweeping authority to block refugee admissions by requiring their governments to consent in writing before people are allowed to arrive. So far, 42 states have agreed to accept refugees, according to a tracker maintained by the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service.
Texas is the first state to refuse them.

Human rights advocates and the state’s Democratic lawmakers condemned Abbott’s decision, calling it cruel and antithetical to Texas’s history of welcoming those who flee their home countries. “This is a disgraceful move by Texas Governor Greg Abbott,” Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat whose district includes San Antonio, tweeted. “He has completely submitted to bigotry and xenophobia.”

Texas has long been among the country’s leaders in refugee resettlement. Last fiscal year, it took in more refugees than any other state, according to federal data. This year, of the nearly 3,350 refugees resettled nationally, Texas has taken in about 260, putting it third behind Washington and California. “Texas is one of the most welcoming states for refugees seeking to escape dangers abroad,” Abbott wrote, adding that 10 percent of all refugees resettled in the United States have come through his state.”

This does not include the domestic refugees coming to Texas from California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey seeking liberty and freedom, respite, from the failed economic policies of progressive socialist states. What the left wants, more than anything, is to topple, by way of demographic shift, the conservatism of a state such as Texas, and others. The decision by Gov. Abbott has nothing to do with bigotry or xenophobia, as Joaquin Castro asserts. Remember he is the same socialist who created a “blacklist” of President Trump supporters, so that is okay.

What Gov. Abbott wants to ensure is that Texas is a place where we care for Texans, first and foremost.

I have never heard Rep. Castro, who, along with his brother Julian, embraces the policy of open borders. Even though that has resulted in Texas, the Lone Star State, as the number one state in America for human and sex trafficking. Then again, for these leftists, who cares? That is not part of their ideological agenda. There are Texans living along the Rio Grande Valley in fear because of the Mexican drug cartels and their operating on our side of the border. I have yet to hear any of these progressive socialist showing any concern that Mexico is a failed state where 80 percent of the country is controlled by drug cartels.

Last week I was in Lubbock and received a security briefing from local law enforcement. In the city of Lubbock, as of last Tuesday, there had already been four shooting deaths. There are between 1,700-1,800 identified gang members operating in Lubbock. As well, El Chapo’s drug cartel gang is operating in Lubbock, where crystal meth, heroin, and cocaine are flowing freely.

But, concerns about law enforcement, safety, and security of Texans are not exactly a preeminent concern for the progressive socialist left. Illegal immigrants, drugs and drug cartels, gangs, and human and sex trafficking . . . and Joaquim Castro is upset about not taking more refugees into the Lone Star State?

To all you other governors out there, who are y’all more concerned about? This does not even factor in the massive homelessness problem, mental health issue, or veterans that are homeless and jobless. Y’all think we are supposed to be more upset about accepting more refugees, who will more than likely be recipients of taxpayer-funded benefits?

Let me remind you so-called “woke” leftists of something: America is a kind and benevolent country. We opened our doors to Somali refugees and what did we end up getting? Yes, a haven for Islamic jihadism, and a vile, virulently anti-American, anti-Semite named Ilhan Omar. I think it is time we are a tad more circumspect about the issue of immigration and refugee resettlement.

Funny, but Obama shut the door in the face of Christian refugees seeking to flee ISIS. That’s right, Christians do not fit the progressive socialist definition, narrative, of refugee, or align with the ideological agenda of the left.

Governor Abbott is placing the interest of Texans first. He is not a “citizen of the world,” as Obama claimed to be. As stated, we have accepted enough refugees, and perhaps we should stop accepting the leftist ones from failed blue states?

NOQ Report Covers West’s RPT Bid

LTC West’s candidacy for Chair of the Republican Party of Texas was covered by the NOQ Report:

“For the first time in over four decades, Texas seems to be fully in play politically. Years of mismanagement by the state GOP, recent scandals, and an electorate that is growing increasingly blue has transformed the once-solid-red state into a deep shade of purple. It would be catastrophic for conservatives across the nation if Texas fell in whole or in part to the Democrats.

Retired Lt. Col. Allen West knows this.”

Read the full article online at the NOQ Report »

Austin: Capital of ____________ (fill in the blank)

It is always interesting to sit back and watch an incident play out. And there was one that just occurred in Austin, Texas, that tells those — who are willing to be honest — all we need to know about the progressive socialist left.  It was just last year that the city council of Austin made a seriously bad decision for the city. Let me set the stage.

As reported this week by the Texas Scorecard:

“The story began back in  [last] June when the Austin City Council made it legal for vagrants to camp, sit, and lie down in public spaces across the city. Almost overnight, Austinites saw their streets, sidewalks, and highways littered with campsites, trash, and tent cities. 

The council’s decision sparked a wildfire of public contention, prompting a slew of law enforcement and elected officials to speak out against it, and over 55,000 citizens signed a petition calling for the law’s reversal. Citizens also packed town halls over the summer, testifying to the harmful consequences of the law and angry that registered sex offenders were among those now allowed to sleep directly next to apartments and elementary schools. After four months of public outcry, safety risk, and council inaction—and a public warning from Gov. Abbott over the citizens’ safety—the council finally met in [last] October and changed their law, but they chose to reverse only parts of it.

In [last] November, Abbott took action and sent the state to begin protecting the community, instructing state officials to clean up encampments under highways and to direct homeless individuals to nonprofits for immediate help. Abbott also established a state campground near downtown where homeless people could receive assistance.”

From personal experience, having been in Austin several times last fall, the situation in downtown Austin is appalling. It appears that we have gone beyond “Keep Austin Weird” to make “Make Austin Unsafe.” And, sadly, that is exactly what just happened in the past week.

The left-leaning Patch.com reports:

“The suspect in [last] Friday’s stabbing attack in South Austin that left a person dead and others injured is a homeless person, police confirmed on Saturday.

Citing the ongoing nature of the investigation, police added they will not be releasing the suspect’s name or that of the person who died after being stabbed. An employee of Freebirds World Burrito, a man in his 20s, was fatally stabbed by the suspect after an earlier disturbance at an adjacent coffee shop. Another employee at the eatery, a man in his 50s, also was seriously injured.

The suspect — being described by police only as a Caucasian man in his 20s — then climbed onto the roof of the shopping center before running across it and jumping off — sustaining life-threatening injuries in the process, police said. The man subsequently was hospitalized in critical condition.”

What this leftist media outlet failed to report — as most leftist media outlets do — was that the homeless individual who committed the murder, and injured several others, had a violent criminal history. Of course, many of you are thinking, go figure, same as usual, repeated often in places like San Francisco and Los Angeles . . . two other major cities with epic homelessness issues controlled by the progressive socialist left.

However, the real story is not just the story, but rather the response from the Mayor of Austin, and one of the City Council members in response to Gov. Abbott’s terse, yet appropriate, social media message. Yes, as predictable, Austin’s Mayor Steve Adler responded:

“As quoted in the Texas Tribune [funded by George Soros], Austin Mayor Steve Adler suggested the demonizing of homeless people as a criminal monolith for political gain is a slippery slope.

“It’s misleading and it’s harmful to equate people experiencing homelessness with being criminals,” Adler said. “It’s like saying that immigrants are rapists. There’s a real damage to society when we demonize people in ways that are simply not true.”

So, a homeless person with a violent criminal history takes advantage of the policies of Austin’s mayor and City Council, kills someone, and the Austin mayor is more concerned with demonizing homeless people?

The Texas Scorecard had this to add to the story:

“Now, after all of that and the latest tragic event, Council Member Delia Garza responded defiantly to Abbott’s tweet about the homeless murderer.

“Events today were tragic. But the governor suggesting that ATX Council has the authority to change laws on violent attacks/homicide is more of his scapegoating and a distraction from his poor leadership and the failure to fund the mental health and housing resources Texans need,” tweeted Garza, who is now running for county attorney.

Her post immediately received a storm of backlash.

“What is really tragic @DGarzaforD2 is the fact that your policies are enabling these drug addicts to attack innocent people,” one citizen tweeted. “You placing blame on @GregAbbott_TX is shameful and disgusting. Electing you for County Attorney would be an epic mistake.”

“Lots of people who love Austin predicated that the ATX Council restricting police authority in dealing with homeless people who break the law would result in tragedy,” another replied. “Now it has and it is YOUR fault. Shame on you.”

“The fact [that] Austin is turning into California is a problem. I left California because of stuff like this and in just a few years Austin has changed into the place I left,” one citizen said. “You don’t want Austin to go down this rabbit hole it just gets worse from here.” 

So what is the lesson learned from this exchange between the Governor, the mayor, and City Council member? It is quite simple: the ideological agenda of the progressive socialist left is more important to them than the safety and security of good honest citizens. At no point did Austin Mayor Adler or Councilwoman Garza express any remorse, or concern, about the innocent young person who is dead due to their policy. Instead of correcting the issue, the leftist in control of Austin Texas would rather shift blame. We have evidenced this elsewhere with the delusional mayor of Chicago blaming gun violence in her city on neighboring conservative states, regardless of the onerous gun control laws in Chicago.

Here in Texas, we are the top state in these United States of America for human and sex trafficking, yet the leftists embrace open borders as part of their ideological agenda.

At some point in time, when will we awaken and realize that these leftists do not care about our safety and security? In Virginia, they are endeavoring to disarm by way of gun confiscation, the ability for legal, law-abiding gun owners to protect and defend themselves. Imagine, what Mayor Adler and Councilwoman Garza would have said if the innocent citizen being attacked had drawn a firearm and shot the homeless assailant, killing him? What would the headlines read from Patch.com and the Texas Tribune? Notice, these left-leaning media outlets did not say too much about 71-year-old Jack Wilson who drew his legal concealed carry firearm and with one shot took down a bad person at the West Freeway Church of Christ.

Let me also remind everyone that it was the Austin Independent School District (ISD) board who voted unanimously for a sex education curriculum for 3rd-8th graders that in every sense of the word is pornographic. This was done regardless of the complaints of the parents, as we shared with y’all. Simply because the ideological agenda of indoctrinating your children is more important to the progressive socialist left than your children being educated, properly.

Do not forget that it was Austin Mayor Steve Adler, a Jewish man, who attended an Iftar dinner sponsored by the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), featuring virulent anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar as the keynote speaker. Not to mention the fact that CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Islamic terrorist funding trial in US history, the Holy Land Foundation case that was tried in Houston, Texas. Imagine, Austin’s mayor sitting in the presence of, and supporting, a militant Islamist such as Ilhan Omar, whose allegiance to the United States is questionable, though her anti-Semitism is clearly not.

For the left, the victim will always be the person who is associated with their ideological agenda. In this stabbing spree, it is the violent criminal homeless person. But “who cares?” certainly not the progressive socialist leftists who rule over Austin, Texas.

Now, after reading this post, fill in the blank. Austin, capital of ________________. I can attest — along with many others — that the answer does not appear to be Texas.

CNS News: State-Sponsored Terrorism

In his first op-ed of the year for CNS News, LTC Allen West provides a primer for the left on state-sponsored terrorism, in light of the backlash surrounding Qasem Soleimani’s death.

“It appears that the Ayatollah Khameini received a special New Year’s greeting courtesy of the United States of America. However, what has been utterly disturbing, and perplexing, to me has been the response from some progressive, socialist media pundits, politicians, and yes, some Republicans.

I think it is time we understand what “state-sponsored terrorism” means.”

Read the full article at CNS News »

The Left’s Misinformation Campaign in Texas

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth”  — Vladimir Lenin

The aforementioned quote by Lenin aptly describes the propaganda machine of the progressive socialist left. In and of itself, socialism as an economic model cannot be advanced by way of truth. It relies upon deceit, false narratives, and outright lies such as, “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” which was the Politifact “Lie of the Year” in 2013. Yes, I know, the leftist trolls who surf this page are calling President Trump out as a liar. But, he has yet to receive a “Lie of the Year” distinction.

So it goes. The left has now turned its propaganda machine of lies, deceit, and false narratives onto the Lone Star State of Texas. A recent story, found in the Washington Post, owned by the world’s richest man — and, Jeff Bezos is not a constitutional conservative — is an example of what the left deems they must do in order to “turn Texas blue.” In this case, “blue” should read “sad.”

As reported in the Washington Post in an article by Abby M. McCloskey titled ‘Trump is Unpopular in Texas:’

“In Texas, the nation’s biggest, most important red state, Trump’s disapproval rating has consistently lagged behind many of the 30 states he carried in 2016. This potentially puts the state — a must-win for the president if there ever was one — in play for 2020. To think Trump’s unpopularity in Texas is because of Twitter, or Ukraine, or the media, or a smear job by the left is to underestimate the problem. The reality is that Trump’s signature policies are out of step with what most Texans want.

Take Trump’s threat of tariffs against Mexico as punishment for the flow of unauthorized immigrants across the border. While railing against Mexico might work at a campaign rally in the Midwest, Texans perceive it as a direct threat to their bottom lines. Mexico is Texas’s biggest trading partner, accounting for nearly 35 percent of state exports in 2018. In comparison, Mexico accounts for only 5.8 percent of exports for Ohio.

Polling from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin found that roughly half of voters believe that tariffs against Mexico would hurt the Texas economy. Only 16 percent of suburban voters and 18 percent of women — coveted 2020 voting blocs — think tariffs on Mexico would benefit Texas. The president did eventually stop threatening to use tariffs to punish Mexico over immigration. But one wonders whether Texans will easily forget how carelessly their economic health was leveraged for political gain and dubious ends.

Trump’s immigration policy is also unpopular. While one might assume that the state with the longest southern border, the largest share of Mexican Americans, and one of the highest rates of illegal immigration would appreciate Trump’s hard-line immigration approach, the opposite is true. Texas has maintained one of the nation’s most moderate stances on immigration. It is one of only seven states — and the only red state — to provide in-state tuition rates and state financial aid to undocumented immigrants. Those provisions were signed into law by then-Gov. Rick Perry and a Republican-controlled legislature. More recently, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott called the Trump administration’s separation of migrant families at the border “disgraceful.

While the United States struggles to adjust to a changing demographic makeup, Texas has been “majority minority” for more than a decade, with Hispanics expected to outnumber non-Hispanic whites in the next few years. Hispanics and non-Hispanics live by, work with, are friends with and go to school with each other, and this familiarity increases fondness. Which is why Trump’s fear and disparagement of immigrants — and Mexicans, in particular — falls flat here. According to a Texas Politics Project poll, more Texans strongly disapprove of Trump’s immigration approach than strongly approve. Only 39 percent of Texans support additional federal spending on border barriers along the Mexican border, according to a November 2019 report by the U.S. Immigration Policy Center.”

First of all, let it be known that Ms. McCloskey is the former policy director for the Howard Schultz for President campaign. Heard anything about that fella lately? As well, Ms. McCloskey touts the polling and studies from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas in Austin, not exactly a bastion of constitutional conservative thought. This is what the left has taken to doing, trying to undermine President Trump in Texas, perhaps Ms. McCloskey did not see the crowd at the Trump rally in Dallas . . . not exactly a city of conservative leadership.

I hate to inform Ms. McCloskey of something, but perhaps she needs to get out of her office, behind a computer, crunching numbers and talk to Texans on the ground. Real Texans are not happy about the situation with a fluid border, okay, an open border. This has led to Texas being the number one state in the United States of America for human and sex trafficking, a scourge on this great State. Dallas and Houston lead the way as the top two cities for human and sex trafficking. Houston and Dallas are run by Democrats (socialists).

Maybe Ms. McCloskey needs to go down and speak to the folks in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) who live in fear of the drug cartels who are freely operating this side of the Rio Grande river. The recent killings of Americans, and of Mexican citizens and police, just south of Eagle Pass, Texas, has many here in Texas concerned. It has nothing to do with ethnicity; folks just want to be safe and secure.

I am quite sure the Texas Politics Project poll was skewed a certain way, politically, because Texans want to have the border secured, and many insist that Texas should not wait upon the federal government. As for this “separating families” narrative: everyone here knows that the drug cartels are using children to assist in funneling adults into our State, as well as trafficking them. Maybe Ms. McCloskey is perfectly fine with trafficking young girls for those like Jeffrey Epstein, and his clientele?

I think Ms. McCloskey should also remember that Texas does not allow “sanctuary cities,” something she failed to mention in her piece.

We all must realize that the progressive socialist left really wants to flip Texas. And, they will resort to their normal tactics of deceit in order to make that happen. Texans understand that our economic success is important, but we are not willing to sacrifice our sovereignty and security. Yes, perhaps there are those business elites who embrace open borders just to ensure they are profitable, but that is not a winning issue when the state is flooded with illegal immigrants, including a criminal element.

To Ms. McCloskey and her ilk, thanks for letting us know how desperate y’all are to take Texas. I am quite sure the funding for the Texas Political Project tells us all we need to know about their real intent, purpose. After all, George Soros is the major contributor to a media outlet here in the Lone Star State called the Texas Tribune, located in Austin.

According to leftist pollsters four years ago, Hillary Clinton was going to drub Donald Trump in the presidential election. Progressive socialists, y’all keep telling yourselves that President Trump is not popular in Texas . . . right on up to his inauguration in 2021. If y’all think for one minute that the Democrat (socialist) Party is popular in Texas . . . think again. Yes, y’all are flooding this state and overtaking our college and university campuses, and believe that the odds are in your favor.

They are not, and, I, for one, will make sure that the progressive socialist left gets a Texas-sized, San Jacinto, type whipping in November 2020 . . . and evermore.

“Don’t Mess with Texas.”