Category: Government

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 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 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.

Today’s Impeachment Proceedings

I just arrived in South Florida, as Angela and I are attending the Turning Point USA 2nd Annual Winter Gala …yes, Mar-a-Lago.

I am sitting here in our home in Plantation, FL — currently on the market — watching the truly disconcerting theater of the absurd called the House impeachment debate.

I am still trying to reconcile myself to understanding what crime has been committed? The message the progressive socialist left is sending to liberty-loving Americans is that their desire for control and power knows no bounds, has no limitations.

What we are watching is the manifestation of what House Democrat freshman and Islamist, Rashida Tlaib, asserted, before she was even sworn in, “We are going to impeach the motherf***er.”

This is the deranged delusion that possesses the progressive socialist left. These hypocrites sat silently during all the abuses of the Obama administration, including incidents that led to the deaths of Americans: US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, Amb Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty. Not only did Obama contribute to their deaths, but he also lied about them. These Democrats said nothing.

Let us not forget as we head towards November 2020 and send these traitors home, relegating them to permanent minority status. I pledge to do my part to enable that end in the Lone Star State of Texas.

[AUDIO] Kilmeade: West on Impeachment and Clint Lorance

LTC Allen West joined The Brian Kilmeade Show to discuss the impeachment hearings, now in their second week; and, also, the latest for Texan Clint Lorance. Listen to LTC West’s segment below, or the full podcast with all guests online.

Don’t Californicate Our Texas

Last night I spoke at an event in Fredericksburg, Texas, and if there is anything I enjoy, it’s riding through the Texas Hill Country. I love coming down Hwy 281 through Burnet to Marble Falls, then hitting Hwy 290, Texas Wine Row. I have ridden my motorcycle through Hill Country several times and each time it is exhilarating.

Now, I have to tell you, the only issue I had was going through Johnson City, Texas. That is the home of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the “Man from the Pedernales.” Johnson is not exactly one of my favorites, and you can understand why.

But, as I travel all across Texas, either in my truck, Jeep, or on my motorcycle, I am just proud and honored to call the Lone Star State home, again. The incredible beauty and blessings of this state from the pine trees of East Texas to the Guadalupe Mountains and Big Bend Mountains, over to the Gulf of Mexico — and all parts in between — just blows one away. What’s even greater is that Texas moxie, that renowned swagger that says, “Everything is bigger in Texas.”

I am also thinking about another state, one that is picturesque and offers a variety of breathtaking scenery and terrain, California. The so-called Golden State was once a strong conservative state. Heck, Ronald Reagan was once its governor, but look at what it has become!

Just days ago, it was revealed that California, which has the highest state income tax, also has the highest poverty level. One in every five Californians lives in poverty. We know about the abhorrent and medieval conditions resulting from the homeless situation in California. Yet, the useful idiots that populate that once thriving state elected the “Walking Brain Dead,” who spend more time passing laws about plastic straws, and now banning plastic shampoo, lotion, and conditioner bottles from hotels.

And, now we have the most recent evidence of incompetence and ineptness emanating from California.

As reported by Fox News:

“Power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses went out early Wednesday, affecting millions of people in California. PG&E said it will turn off power to 800,000 customers — that means about 2 million people — in 34 counties in northern, central and coastal California. In Southern California, SoCal Edison warned that it might shut off power to more than 100,000 customers in eight counties as high winds are expected to hit the region Thursday. The city of San Francisco isn’t covered by PG&E’s shutoffs. But much of the surrounding Bay Area and beyond are expected to go dark, including large swaths of Silicon Valley, the cities of Oakland and Berkeley and much of the Northern California wine country hit by wildfires that killed 44 two years ago. The outage also affects parts of the agricultural Central Valley, the state’s northern and central coasts and the Sierra Nevada foothills where a November wildfire blamed on PG&E transmission lines killed 85 people and devastated the town of Paradise.

Thousands of students were getting the day off Wednesday, and possibly Thursday, as school districts across Northern California announced plans to cancel classes. Some school districts in the power outage area, like Berkeley, said they planned to stay open Wednesday but told parents to stay tuned. The University of California, Berkeley, Sonoma State University and Mills College canceled classes Wednesday. While critical emergency city and county services were expected to operate, residents were urged to call ahead about routine office hours as many may be closed. Hospitals have backup generators and could stay open, along with all emergency services. Cellphone companies have said most cellphones should work as long as they’re charged.”

One of the great things about Texas is that it has its own power grid! Yes, the Lone Star State is not connected to either the East or West coast grid, thank God. But, think about another one of the ramifications to what is happening in California: electric cars. Yep, you know, the grand scheme of the left to force us all out of internal combustion engines to electric vehicles? Well, even if you had a natural gas vehicle you would be protected from this travesty, but brilliant little progressive socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are against that means of energy which does reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

So, now there are massive lines at electric charging stations all across California with folks taking up to 30-40 minutes, per vehicle to get a full charge. Hmm, it only takes me about 1-2 minutes to fill up my truck, Jeep, and even less for my motorcycle.

Perhaps the elected progressive socialist clowns in California should have been allocating more funding to hardening their electric grid and strengthening those power lines? Instead, they are more focused on providing free healthcare, and other benefits, to illegal immigrants.

Back in July, I shared with y’all an article from The Economist that was titled, “Texafornia.” The premise of the article was that the future of these United States of America comes down to a choice between two different States, California and Texas. One has to ponder, why would anyone want to “Californicate” the Lone Star State of Texas? Yet that is happening.

Consider the fact that this November, Texans will vote on a ballot initiative on whether or not Texas should have a state income tax. As well, just a few months back, the Austin City Council, yes, the capital of Texas, voted to allow the homeless to erect tents within the city limits. It just begs the question, why do progressive socialists move into successful red states where there is growth, opportunity, and prosperity — they are fleeing the lack thereof — and bring their failed ideology and agenda with them?

Folks, that is what ya call the “locust effect,” and it has overrun states like Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Virginia. And this pestilence of ideological stupidity and ignorance now has set its sights on North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and yes . . . Texas. This cancer seeks out and establishes itself in the major population centers, where all over the United States you witness the failure of progressive socialism in the urban centers, which they control. The failure of constitutional conservatives has been that we have not gone on offense against this scourge and consistently play defense, as they overtake our States. All for one thing: political and electoral gain, power.

I often tell folks that when they see that U-Haul pull up into their neighborhood here in Texas, they should find a moment to welcome the new neighbors. Take them some nice Texas dessert, show them that Texas hospitality, and then, with a smile on your face say, “Welcome to Texas, now, why are you here?” Your purpose is not for them to drone on about the job they have moved for, but ascertain their philosophy of governance. Get them to think in-depth about why they have come to Texas or any other successful conservative state. And even better, ask them why they left wherever they were previously.

That is not being intrusive, or nosey. It is a valid, and vital question to ask. See, if we, who are proud to call Texas our home, do not ever explain the reason for our pride, then the infection spreads. You fail to inoculate the new neighbor from the condition called progressive socialism.

As well, folks, we must do a better job of talking with our kids and grandkids as we come to realize that our schools are being transformed into indoctrination centers. Think about it, on a daily basis, how much time do you spend with your child, as opposed to a teacher or professor? This is why I was speaking at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, and will be going into our Texas colleges, universities, and high schools.

Read the article in The Economist titled “Texafornia.” There are those who suffer from delusion believing that Texas can never be flipped. I am quite sure many said the same thing about California.

I remember a poll taken this year that said some 46% of people wanted to leave San Francisco. They listed Idaho and Texas as their preferred destinations. Y’all do us all a favor, think about the principles, values, and idiocy that caused you to flee . . . and do not Californicate Texas or other states who were doing well until y’all showed up.

[VIDEO] ACWT: Interview with LTC Allen West

I joined America, Can We Talk? and it’s host, Debbie Georgatos, to discuss topics of the day including my bid for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

LTC Allen West appears on America, Can We Talk (ACWT) with Debbie Georgatos.

The Left’s Policies Are Killing Businesses

If there is one thing no one can debate in America it is the failure of the policies of the progressive socialist left. Let’s just look at it objectively, using our common sense, if things are so great in leftist controlled states, why are people fleeing them? I truly believe any assessment and analysis of population shifts, growth, will evidence that places like California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are bleeding population. States like Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia are exploding, but why is it that some of those fleeing these failed states still support failed policies. Yes, there is only one explanation, delusion.

Businesses are struggling, some are shutting down in these Democrat (socialist) controlled states. Some are able to relocate, others just suffer the fate of closing forever. For whatever reason, no one wants to admit the cause: leftist ideological agendas that are anti-free market and business.

We have another example emanating from the bastion and incubator of insidious progressive socialist left policies, California. I guess it is quite hard to believe that Ronald Reagan was once the governor of California. As reported by ABC7News:

“San Francisco is known as a haven for good food, but restaurants in the city are increasingly finding it hard to stay open. On the Embarcadero, 26-year-old Palomino, once known for its popular happy hour, has just closed its doors. Three restaurants near Oracle Park — Pete’s Tavern, Pedro’s Cantina and Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria — have also closed, according to Hoodline. And in the Mission District, the owner of Dosa is also closing its original location on Valencia Street after 15 years.

“It was a combination of a lot of different things,” Dosa CEO Anjan Mitra told ABC7 News. “It seemed like the perfect storm that hit us, hit the restaurant industry.” 

Mitra said the rise of food delivery companies, such as DoorDash, Uber Eats and GrubHub, along with tech companies like Munchery and Sprig, which delivered ready-made food to customers, has contributed to the increasing number of restaurant closures.

“The way people order food, you know online, put a lot of price pressures on us,” Mitra explained, “So they took our margins away, so we are giving up 25-30 percent of our prices to the delivery companies.”

On top of that, he said, the high cost of living, along with employee benefit requirements by the City, has led to increased business costs. According to Laurie Thomas with the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, who looked at numbers available on Yelp, restaurant closures in San Francisco have outpaced openings by nine percent. She said last year, there were 325 closures versus 298 openings.

Thomas, along with other members of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association, recently spoke to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors asking the City to offset some of the costs for small business owners. “If you want to have neighborhood restaurants, keep adding to the vibrancy of each of these neighborhoods,” Mitra said. “You’ve got to think about the laws that you’ve actually put in place that could potentially have a devastating impact across the city and across the Bay Area, potentially.”  

Let’s be honest here: it is not just about the free market competition of DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grub Hub. These businesses are struggling to contend with the government laws being passed that undermine their efforts. As it was stated, small businesses operate with very thin margins, but when you have government mandating your pay and employee benefits, it is only a matter of time. I found it rather laughable, in a hypocritical way, that ol’ Bernie Sanders cut staff hours after he announced a $15 minimum wage for his organization. Yet these progressive leftists come up with these deranged schemes, force them onto small businesses, and what do you expect to happen? They either fire workers, or close shop.

If you think the cost of housing in California, namely the Bay Area, is steep, think about commercial business property rent. As well, when you have the abhorrent homeless problem, which California, and again, namely San Francisco, has embraced, and encouraged, what happens with businesses located in the city proper? Yes, I think you can understand why those free-market competitors are thriving as opposed to brick and mortar restaurants in San Francisco. Who wants to be confronted with the abject filth that has been spawned due to the city of San Francisco’s lack of addressing this issue.

Now, what makes this issue so interesting is that we have cities in the Lone Star State of Texas who are embracing the same failed policies. Consider what downtown Austin, Texas looks like now, a city council that passed an ordinance that homeless people can erect tents. Who would want to venture to downtown Austin, Texas for dinner at a restaurant? And how many of these eating establishments can survive if they are mandated to provide a “living wage” to employees? Again, honestly speaking, these minimum wage jobs were never intended to be careers, or be the means by which to raise a family. These are entry-level jobs, positions, that afford people early work experience. But, since the Democrat (socialist) Party sees people as victims, they have to use this to make their case and advance their failed beliefs, and principles.

What is the bottom line of the left? Heck, they do not care if these businesses are closing. After all, they never believed that these business owners should have been given any respect, recognition . . . after all, “they didn’t build that.” And, the more people made unemployed, well, as stated, the left needs victims.

Since being here in Texas, I have heard folks refer to Austin as the “San Francisco of the Midwest.” My question is, who thinks that is an admirable title? If “Keep Austin Weird” means looking more like San Francisco…I am all in for “Making Austin Texas Normal.”

Challenging Progressive Leftists with Sights on Red States

It was a year ago, in October 2018, that my second book was released, “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death.” What I sought to do was lay out the simple case as to why Texas has been successful, and California has not. Well, that is unless you consider being a sanctuary state for illegals and a massive homeless crisis being deemed a success. In the book, we discussed the issue of taxation and housing as two of the comparative points. Now, there are those who seem to not grasp the demographic shift here in Texas and its adverse effects upon the politics of Texas. We are seeing the major population centers of Texas being transformed into leftist fiefdoms. There can be no debate that the capital of Texas, Austin, looks more like San Francisco than the capital of the Lone Star State.

Here where I reside in Dallas County, in the city of Garland, we see the migration. I recently spoke with a GOP county chairman from Kaufman County. He articulated to me the problems of more folks moving into the area, namely Forney Texas, from inner Dallas, and elsewhere, and the political shift that is occurring.

It is rather obvious that Texas has become a victim of its own success. But, it is high time that Republican elected officials begin to challenge those moving here to Texas with that simple question: “why are you here?”

It was not too long ago that former Governor Rick Perry, and also current Gov. Greg Abbott, would travel about the country and advocate for corporations and businesses to relocate to Texas from failed economic states like California and New York. That is a great thing, but there is an additional consideration that perhaps they did not factor in. Business and corporate leaders realize why they are leaving places like California, but do they discuss their decision, honestly, with the employees? Many of who end up relocating with the business and corporation? Do they supply these employees with a fact sheet articulating the basis for the decision they have made? Do they tell these employees that they are moving because places like California, New York, and Illinois have a political and ideological agenda that sucks?

"As always, the grand strategy of failure is centered on consolidating power and control in the major urban centers, population centers, where we find the greatest examples of leftist policy failure." Click To Tweet

Do these business and corporate leaders look these employees in the eye and admonish them to not being those failed ideologies and policies with them? Nah, it seems that is not the case, and the result is that we end up experiencing the “locust effect.” Look at how folks have fled California for Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado and abjectly screwed up those states with their progressive socialist policies, which are the reason why they left California. Now, these delusional leftists are fleeing California for Montana and Idaho, but does anyone stop them at the border and ask, surrender your blue card, here is your new red card?

On the other side of the Mississippi River, it has happened in Virginia, and the left has their sights on Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. As always, the grand strategy of failure is centered on consolidating power and control in the major urban centers, population centers, where we find the greatest examples of leftist policy failure.

From there the progressive socialist left extends out into the suburban areas, as we are seeing happen here as the insidious leftism of Dallas County infects Collin, Kaufman, Denton, Ellis, and even eyes Tarrant County. Just the same, we are seeing this cancer spread out of Houston, Harris County into Ft. Bend County, Brazoria, and Montgomery.

Yes, there are a good number of folks migrating into Texas from California and other failed blue states, but they do so more individually. As businesses and corporations relocate, they end up bringing groups, and it appears they don’t understand. I remember when a former Collin County GOP elected official shared with me a conversation he had with a recently relocated individual. She told him how much she loved Texas, the cost of living and atmosphere, but she said the only problem was that there were not enough Democrats (socialists). He told me he just shook his head in dismay, in utter disbelief. As if this woman could not comprehend why she loved the atmosphere and quality of life here in the Lone Star State as opposed to where she had left. She could not grasp the fact that she left a former failing state where the leftist locusts had destroyed it, but she wanted more of those same locusts to infest the new fertile grounds where she was living?

As reported by the LA Times:

“Just over half of California’s registered voters have considered leaving the state, with soaring housing costs cited as the most common reason for wanting to move, according to a new poll.

Young voters were especially likely to cite unaffordable housing as a reason for leaving, according to the latest UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. But a different group, conservatives, also frequently suggested they wanted to leave — and for a very different reason: They feel alienated from the state’s political culture. Republicans and conservative voters were nearly three times as likely to have seriously considered moving as their Democratic or liberal counterparts — 40% compared with 14%, the poll found. The conservative voters mentioned taxes and California’s political climate as a reason for leaving more frequently than they cited housing.

“If the people who are giving serious consideration for leaving are indeed going to follow through, the state will continue to get bluer and bluer,” said Mark DiCamillo, the director of the Berkeley IGS poll. “That has huge political implications.”

The findings come amid the slowest population growth in California history — underscoring shifting immigration patterns, declining birthrates, and the economic strains that make it harder for some to afford living here.

One in five Californians pay more than 50% of their income for housing, according to the state Department of Finance. In Southern California, the six-county region’s median home price was $535,000 last month, unchanged from August 2018, according to a report released Wednesday from real estate data provider CoreLogic. The Los Angeles County median price rose slightly to $619,000. The median price in the nine-county Bay Area region was $810,000.”

"It's time we who reside in strong red, conservative states ask the question, 'why are you here?' If folks are relocating because they want a better standard of living, growth, opportunity & prosperity, then leave the stupid behind." Click To Tweet

Yes, I have met many who have fled the insidious policies of California, New York, and elsewhere for Texas. Now they are expressing dismay in that Texas is succumbing to the same delusion they fled. In other words, what happens when the promised land is being overrun by the tyrannical invaders? Do I care if California gets deeper blue? Well, if people out there are stupid enough to embrace the failures, then so be it. But, what perplexes me is when leftists flee their own failure, yet import the same failure to a new, promising, and successful state. That is why this is not about logic, reason, or competence. Progressive socialism is rooted in abject ignorance.

Can some leftist explain to me the reasoning behind moving away from failure but being committed to bringing it with you? And why do we have folks in Texas who would even believe progressive socialism is a viable ideological agenda? Why is it that the University of Texas is becoming Cal-Berkeley? Heck, why don’t folks who love leftism move to California? As the article suggests, places like California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and Connecticut are bleeding population due to their tax and regulatory policies…but why pack that crap in your bags and bring it to a new location?

It is time we who reside in strong, conservative, red states ask the question, “why are you here?” If folks are relocating because they want a better standard of living, growth, opportunity, and prosperity, then leave the stupid behind. For those who live in Red states who prefer progressive socialism, move to places where you can bask in it, and end up smelling like the aroma of the homeless areas.

I know what is happening, it is all about power and control. The left wants a pure democracy that means concentrating their efforts in population centers . . . kinda like in “The Hunger Games” where the rural areas were subjugated to the tyranny of The Capitol.

That was a movie, but remember who controls Hollywood, that is their vision for America. Let’s bond together and drive progressive socialism out of our strong conservative red states. That also means electing people who will embrace this fight, and not surrender.

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Constitution Day

Today is the 232d anniversary of the document that formed the world’s longest-running Constitutional Republic, our America.

The challenge for us today is to thwart the rising tide of tyranny — called progressive socialism — which seeks to fundamentally transform our Republic.

Sadly we don’t teach our Constitution by way of Civics, therefore, new generations arise who can be easily swayed, manipulated. Ours is a Constitution that codifies the preeminence of the rights, liberties, and freedoms of the individual over the institution of government. Our Constitution is our rule of law, and reigns supreme over ideological agendas.

As Benjamin Franklin said 232 years ago, “you have a Republic if you can keep it.”

Happy Birthday to the Constitution of the United States of America, for which I took an oath to support and defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Yep, that includes the progressive socialist left which seeks to undermine our rule of law, the Constitution.