Category: 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.

When Democrats Pander, Kids Pay

If there is one thing I do not care for, it is someone who panders. I have been rather tough on ol’ Mayor Pete for doing such, trying to harness the black vote however he can . . . even associating “gay” rights with the struggle of blacks in America. Did I mention pandering? I think ol’ Petey boy is still at 0 percent with blacks in South Carolina.

But, now I must shift my focus to another passenger in the Democrat (socialist) Party presidential clown car. Yes, I know, any one of them could be considered such, after all, the promise of “free” stuff is just a means of buying votes . . . with taxpayer monies. I think many need be reminded that “free does not equal freedom.” As a matter of fact, it is the antithesis of freedom, it is economic enslavement, servitude. There is another method to enslaving a population, dumb them down, which appears to be the objective of the most recent leftist pandering.

As reported by Townhall:

“Over the weekend, MSNBC held a public education forum with the 2020 Democrats. Not surprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would eliminate charter schools if he is elected president in 2020. “And so, the point is, if I’m president, [Education Secretary] Betsy De Vos’ whole notion from charter schools to this are gone,” Biden said during the forum. Biden suddenly changed his position on charter schools, probably to appease those on the far left. In fact, back in 2001, he actually supported charter schools and defended their funding on the floor of the Senate.

Senator Joe Biden’s own words, “What we do know about education is basic. We know if you get two kids of comparable talent or lacking in talent and you put them in a classroom with 70 kids and 1 teacher, they are not going to do as well as if you put them in a classroom with 3 kids and 1 teacher. We know the more focused the attention, the closer to one-on-one you can get, the product being the same, the better chance you have of succeeding. We also know if you have books that are legible and available and every student has one–same students, same IQ, same background, same everything–the kids with the good books are going to do better than the kids with the bad books.

Two kids with the same talent, whether they have a 90 IQ or 190 IQ, whether they are creative, not creative, put them in a large class with a comparable group of people, and they are not going to do as well as when you put them in a small class of a comparable group of people. If you put them in the same classroom with a good teacher versus a bad teacher, they are going to do better with a good teacher. There are basics. What do we know about how education works?

OK, fine, but do not do to those kids the same thing as my fictitious example on the track. Do not judge the kid who comes from a school district where they spend $5,000 per pupil, with teachers who have their teaching certificate in the area in which they teach–do not judge them by the same standard that you are going to judge kids who have $1,500 spent on them per pupil, who have a majority of teachers who are not certified in the area they teach, who teach in classrooms that are leaky, some of them unsafe, and without an adequate number of textbooks.

As my dad would say: Give me a break. I do not think the Federal Government can or should, or any government should, decide to equalize everything. As one former President said, life is unfair. Certain things government cannot do. The Government cannot dictate you to be 6 foot 2, if that is what you want, or 5 foot 9. The Government cannot dictate that everybody will have the voice of Barbra Streisand or some famous male singer–whoever the heck you like. Life is unfair.”

So, what happened, Joe? What made you change your tune this past weekend on MSNBC? The answer is simple, pandering. Sir, you have lost your will, courage, to say the truth, what needs to be said, regardless of the audience. This is certainly, among many others, a clear reason why you cannot be president of these United States of America. If there is one thing we should all support, it is educational freedom, the ability for a parent to decide the best education path for their child, not the government. It is obvious that Biden, like the rest of his leftist cohorts, desires that teachers union vote, support, endorse. They are clearly stating, to heck with your child.

And I guess I should not blame ol’ Joe. After all it was his former boss, Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, who canceled the DC Opportunity Scholarship (school voucher) Program for deserving and talented minority kids. However, Obama sent his daughters to the esteemed and prestigious Sidwell Friends School.

I don’t know, but are y’all getting tired of the leftist elitism of “do as I say, not as I do?”

I can tell you that some black mothers got tired of it in Florida, yep, and a year ago they voted for Ron DeSantis over the avowed socialist Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, a black man. What motivated and inspired those women to break ranks? They were tired of the “do as I say” attitude when it came to the progressive socialist left relegating their children to failing schools. They wanted educational freedom. Ron DeSantis promised it, and they believed him.

No true parent wants to see their child fail. Our American children are dreamers, just not the ones the leftists pander to: illegal immigrant children. The key ingredient to achieving dreams, goals, and aspirations is a quality education, not the indoctrination that the left wishes to mandate upon our children. Equality of opportunity starts with education…equality of outcomes is rooted in indoctrination.

Joe Biden was just in Texas last week Friday, in San Antonio to be exact. Just up the road is the capital of Texas, Austin, where the Austin Independent School District voted unanimously to implement a sex education curriculum that can only be described as pornographic, we shared that story with y’all. Parents stood up at the Austin ISD school board meeting in protest, yet the board voted against their wishes. Hey, Joe, with whom would you have aligned, parents or school board? I mean this Joe Biden, not the one who gave that speech 18 years ago. I think we all know what the answer would be, implicit pandering.

Let me make this point really clear, and I mean crystal clear: the left does not give a damn about your child, or grandchild. As you see in the case of Greta Thunberg, they will ideologically abuse any child for their absurd, and often perverted, agenda. They do not want to educate your child, they seek to indoctrinate them. That means teaching them anything that builds character and will is not part of their scheme.

The left wants your child’s mind, and will do all they can to turn them against you. I can’t begin to articulate how many parents have confided in me that they raised their child a certain way . . . sending them off to college, and now do not ideologically recognize them. This is what Joe Biden, who is not some moderate, he is just another pandering politician who will say and do anything to be elected.

And that, folks, means sacrificing your child’s future. One of the gods of the Baals was the god of child sacrifice, Moloch. Moloch is alive and well in many shapes and forms in today’s Democrat (socialist) Party. And yes, Joe Biden, I would say that on MSNBC or CNN because I ain’t pandering to anyone . . . unlike you.

Do us here in Texas a favor: don’t come back!

Lt. Gov. Patrick Releases Statement on Alamo “Redesign”

Regular readers of the Old School Patriot Memo will note we have extensively covered the plan to move the historic Alamo cenotaph, along with plans to redesign the historic site.

Now, in the very latest in this unfolding saga, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, has released this statement:

 

Statement of Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick regarding the proposed Alamo cenotaph

This is an evolving issue, and we will keep you updated as information is made known. Thanks to the many Old School Patriots who spoke out and spoke up on this issue!

Photo credit: David R. Tribble

Texas Just Gave America a Huge Christmas Gift

It’s the Christmas season and everyone is out and about shopping and acquiring presents for their loved ones. Well, except guys like me that wait until the last moment. However, I want y’all to never forget the real reason for this season:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish by have everlasting life.” — John 3:16

That is the ultimate gift, God’s gift to us all, the gift of individual salvation, freedom from sin…if we choose to open up our hearts to that present.

However, there are earthly gifts that we give that are vital to our existence here on earth, in America. Those gifts are enshrined in our Declaration of Independence: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

This week began with Nancy Pelosi stumbling through our Declaration of Independence in an attempt to try to justify the absurdity of the progressive socialist left called impeachment. Did y’all notice that at the “impeachment” press conference, all those wrinkly old leftists standing at the podium were representatives from either California or New York? So much for diversity.

That is the type of gift the leftists in America want to give to our Constitutional Republic, the disregard and disrespect of our electoral process.

But, here in Texas, we gave America a Texas-sized gift this week . . . something the leftist progressive media outlets did not talk about much at all.

Merry Christmas, America, from the Lone Star State of Texas, we are, indeed, “Energy Independent” and a net exporter of our energy, oil and natural gas, resources. That is a really big deal because our energy security promotes our economic growth/security and our national security. Thanks to the innovation, ingenuity, investment, and indomitable entrepreneurial spirit evidenced by the Texas oil and gas industry, we can now give a select finger salute to the despots, dictators, and tyrants of the OPEC (Oil Producing and Exporting Countries). We are now shipping our resources to countries who no longer have to be dependent upon folks who are sponsoring Islamic jihadism, terrorism. We can begin to cut off their support, and doggone starve them out.

We can look at Saudi Arabia and tell them to take back their military officers’ training here in America. We no longer have to be wary of developments in the Middle East and have our commodities markets react nervously about the “flow of oil.” This is the gift that Texas has given to our America, and it should be widely celebrated.

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared earlier this year at the SXSW (South by Southwest) gathering in Austin, Texas. She, while here in Texas, advocated her insanity — known as the Green New Deal — which promotes ending the oil and gas industry in America in the next ten years. How utterly imbecilic, and dangerous, as natural gas is one of the primary reasons why greenhouse gases emissions in America are down. Yes, we are exporting our LNG, of which we are the Saudi Arabia, to other countries. We can now have more of our mass transit vehicles operating using natural gas. And, this “useful idiot” would prefer that we not develop those resources, and undermine our adversaries?

Energy security is a vital aspect of our national security and foreign policy. It keeps us from being dependent on entities that seek our demise. It means that we have job growth, and Americans are enjoying low energy prices. No, I do not want a Tesla, and most Americans cannot afford said vehicle. The renewable energy sources are fine, but they are highly subsidized and yield a very low percentage of our energy footprint.

I wish our dear misguided leftist neighbors would realize that it was Jimmy Carter who created the Department of Energy to make our nation energy independent. But, this was never achieved until a former Texas governor became the Secretary of Energy and President Donald Trump took office.

Please, progressive socialists, do not offend my intelligence by trying to assert that this is all a result of Barack Obama . . . he tried to kill our fossil fuels industry, admittedly so. The advances made in our energy exploration came because of states like Texas. In places with progressive socialist lunacy in leadership, Colorado, New York, they are doing all they can in restricting energy exploration.

Our energy independence has happened over the last three years under a president that the left wants to impeach. Our energy independence has happened in this state, Texas, the Lone Star State . . . yet, we have chuckleheads like Joe Biden visiting San Antonio today. Michael “Mr. Big Gulp” Bloomberg running TV ads all over Texas. And, the delusional Elizabeth Warren is opening up campaign offices in Texas.

Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot?

Time magazine announced that Greta Thunberg is their “Person of the Year.” I find that to be insidious. The real folks that Time should recognize are the men and women of the Texas oil and gas industry that have made it possible for our country to be energy independent. Not some manipulated little foreign girl who, like the left, believes it is her role to lecture others on how to live their lives. Perhaps little Miss Thunberg should be in school, and learn about the miracle of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”). Perhaps next time she will bypass the coastal elites of Manhattan and come to the Permian Basin of Texas, where real Americans hang out.

So, America, when you go to the gas pump, just give a silent “Yeehaw!” America is now energy independent! Merry Christmas, y’all, from the Lone Star State of Texas. Do not ever forget, our energy security is truly an important aspect of our national security and a strong pillar of our foreign policy.

Saudis? We don’t need no stinkin’ Saudis . . .

And we sure don’t need no stinkin’ progressive socialists mucking things up here in Texas . . . so y’all either git on board or git out.

ALAMO CENOTAPH UPDATE: Good News, Bad News

Greetings, ladies, and gents, from College Station, Texas, as my week-long journey continues throughout the Lone Star State. Today I will hit the road and spend time in San Antonio and in Banderas, addressing more Conservative Republican organizations. There is a rallying cry going out across Texas, and true Texas Patriots are answering that call. It is no different from 184 years ago when Texans heard about the defiant stance and message from Gonzales, Texas, that resonates to this day: “Come and Take It.”

That is part of the Texas history that we must pass onto future generations. It is a history that we here in Texas must pass onto those new arrivals so that they realize just how special, unique, and distinct this place, Texas, truly is. It is disconcerting to me on so many levels that we find ourselves trying to not just educate on Texas history . . . but actually we are in a battle to preserve it.

I have shared with you previously about the endeavor of some to remove the term “heroic” from Texas State history books as a description of the defenders on the Alamo. We have told you about the insidious effort by the progressive socialist social justice chuckleheads to rename the capital city of Texas from Austin…after the founding father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin. And most recently we have shared the story about the San Antonio City Council, along with Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner, George P. Bush, Jeb Bush’s son, to move The Cenotaph monument to The Alamo defenders away from The Alamo site.

Now, I have some good news to share, but it is accompanied by some incredibly disturbing news as well. There are times when you just have to say, YGTBSM, as what has been uncovered, I pray it is a rumor and not actual truth, is unnerving.

As shared via email by the Save The Alamo Committee:

GEORGE P. BUSH TO PLACE STATUE OF SANTA ANNA AT THE ALAMO

We bought a temporary delay on Wednesday, December 4, when, after hearing vociferous testimony in opposition, the San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission reversed themselves and voted 8 to 3 against granting the Building Permit for the removal of the Alamo Cenotaph. This result (largely due to our Lawsuit) was totally unprecedented and well nigh miraculous—the first time we have ever been successful in getting a State or City bureaucracy to reverse course and vote against the Bush Reimagine Plan. The first time we’ve drawn blood. There is to be another hearing by this Commission in one week. You can be certain that the members of the Commission will receive tremendous pressure from the Council Members who appointed them to support the building permit this time. More on this later.

However, during that hearing, it was revealed that not only do George P. Bush and the GLO intend on moving the Cenotaph outside the boundaries of the Alamo; they also intend to erect a statue of the dictator Santa Anna and a memorial honoring the Mexican Army! I am not making this up. We know that parts of the Bush plan were going to be horrendous, but it now looks like it will be worse than we ever dreamed.

Please redouble your efforts to assist with the lawsuit. That is the only way that this travesty will be permanently stopped. In all frankness I must tell you that up to now right at 200 people have carried the entire financial burden of this fight—almost exactly the size of the original Alamo garrison. That is outrageous. Where are the thousands of the rest of you who claim that you care and yet have not contributed one thin dime? Make no mistake, we will continue this struggle to the very end—with or without you.

We were always incredulous that the people of Texas could have let so few be the only ones to try and defend the Alamo in 1836. Well, it appears that history really does repeat itself. Just please do not have the gall to ever call yourselves Texans again if you continue to do nothing. If you continue to just stand by and watch George P. Bush desecrate the Alamo.
However, if you truly do care, we need you to join the army now. And that means send ammunition for the Battle in whatever amount. Waging war costs money, and this is war.

-Rick Range

P.S.—On December 18 the San Antonio Historic Design and Review Commission will be meeting at 1901 South Alamo Street to reconsider the granting of the Building Permit to move the Alamo Cenotaph. The last hearing was held at 3:00 P.M. They have not posted the time for this one as yet. We will alert you just as soon as the time is set. We need the largest crowd possible in attendance in order to get them to deny the permit once again. Please go if at all possible and take some other people with you. We must turn out for this hearing in even greater force than the last one. It is essential that we buy this critical time until we can get this case heard in Court in January.

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Yes, upon reading this I became irate, and incredulous. This is no different from moving the Pearl Harbor Memorial from the USS Arizona to someplace on land and erecting a statue to Imperial Japanese Emperor Hirohito or Hideki Tojo at the same site. What level of insanity would drive anyone residing in Texas to do this? Again, I am praying that this is just a rumor, but this email was sent out by people who were at the hearing conducted.

I know that UNESCO has designated The Alamo as a world-historic site. It is a Texas historic site. Anyone entertaining the idea of erecting a statue to the tyrannical and murderous Mexican dictator, General Santa Anna, who commanded that every defender at The Alamo be slaughtered, and their bodies thrown into piles and set aflame, is abjectly delusional, and should not hold an elected position in the Lone Star State of Texas.

Furthermore, any Texas elected official not enraged by the offensive effort should be removed from office. I do not say these words without serious contemplation, but I am sick of this leftist revisionist history. These men we honor with The Cenotaph fought so that we could live here, in Texas. Santa Anna brutally murdered these defenders, including Colonel Fannin and his troops at La Bahia, also known as Goliad. Who, in their obviously deranged mind, would consider erecting a statue to such evil, in Texas? Yet, we have these progressive socialists who wish to destroy any and all monuments of our history known as the Civil War.

Yes, many of those whose monuments the left wishes to tear down fought for the United States in the Mexican War to ensure our growing United States of America was no longer threatened by Mexican incursions. Sounds familiar when you consider the incursions of the drug cartels.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving I had the honor of guest hosting the Mark Davis radio show. During one of the segments, I talked about the issue with The Cenotaph. I have been contacted by many supporting this monument not being removed, and we shall indeed have a rally at The Alamo on March 6th, 2020 . . . 184 years after the fall of The Alamo. I want you true Texas Patriots to mark that date, and we shall indeed honor those heroic defenders who earned a distinguished place in Texas, and American history. I firmly state, The Cenotaph had best be in the very same spot as it is right now.

This is unconscionable, intolerable, and truly insufferable.

Remember The Alamo!

Traveling Through Texas, Thinking About the Constitution

Howdy, y’all! I am sending you Christmas greetings from The Woodlands, Texas. Since early Monday I have been on the road to beautiful Kerrville, Texas, in Hill Country, then to Conroe and The Woodlands. I am about to hit the road heading to Sugarland, and later this evening, College Station. It is so very humbling to be able to travel and speak to true Texas Patriots who want to give the greatest gift to their children and grandchildren, the gift of liberty and freedom.

I want to share some thoughts, perspectives, and insights on a few issues. First of all, condolences go out to the family of a local Nassau Bay law enforcement officer who was killed last night. He was run over by an assailant. This comes as Houston is preparing for the memorial service and funeral of another law enforcement officer who was killed. It disturbs me that over the past years we have seen such a lack of respect and honor for our law enforcement officers, leading to their being targeted.

That brings me to the shooting just yesterday in Jersey City, NJ, where a law enforcement officer was killed. It should concern us that we had a targeted shooting, no, attack, on a Jewish delicatessen by assailants that have yet to be named. Reports say they were clad in all black. Now, I do not want to hear about this is a reason for more gun control laws. This shooting happened in New Jersey where we have some of the most heinous and onerous gun restriction laws. I fail to understand what the progressive socialist left does not comprehend regarding the Second Amendment? It is enshrined in our Constitution, our rule of law. It is part of our Bill of Rights. It clearly states, “shall not be infringed,” yet just last week we had another case on the Second Amendment going before the US Supreme Court.

Should we ban vehicles since they are being used to run over people, to kill our law enforcement officers?

The issue is not the weapon, it is the person. And what the left fails to grasp is that gun control laws are only followed by law-abiding citizens, not criminals. And three innocent people lost their lives yesterday in Jersey City, NJ because evil people had an evil intention, and only when confronted with equal and superior armed force, were they neutralized.

Which leads me to the shooting at Pensacola NAS, where three sailors lost their lives in an Islamic jihadist attack . . . again. These sailors were the responsible duty officers. Why were they not armed? Why has this continued after the jihadist attacks, oops, according to Obama it was workplace violence, at Ft. Hood, Texas, and at a recruiting station and Navy-Marine Corps Reserve Support facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee? Now there are reports about Corpus Christi NAS being on lockdown for a shooter. Why is it that we have disarmed our men and women on our military installations and rendered them like sheep? We trust them to use armed superior force in defense of our nation, yet, we do not trust them to be able to defend themselves on their installations?

Should we ban vehicles since they are being used to run over people, to kill our law enforcement officers? The issue is not the weapon, it is the person. #2A #SecondAmendment #2ndAmendment #2AShallNotBeInfringed #tcot Click To Tweet

Absurd!

Why haven’t we, immediately and indefinitely, suspended the military exchange programs with Saudi Arabia and deported all Saudi National military officers back to their home country? The message is simple, when you clean your house, you can earn our trust. We have learned that the Pensacola NAS shooter was a radicalized Islamic jihadist . . . well, duh . . . so were the 17 911 terrorists. Oops, sorry Ilhan Omar, those “some people who did something.” Our men and women in uniform and their families on our military installations are more important than any “relations” with the Saudis. After all, we are net exporters of our oil and natural gas resources, we do not need them!

The bottom line: I am sick of these tyrannical progressive socialist leftists talking about gun control, confiscation, disarmament. I am tired of red flag laws or any machinations thereof. I am tired of leftists commenting and telling me what type of weapon I can or cannot have. The Second Amendment is my damn right, and I am a law-abiding legal US gun owner . . . a citizen. I will not be relegated to being a subject, nor a victim. Mass shootings are the results of the evil of the people committing them . . . not a leveraging point for anyone to enact an ideological agenda to undermine the constitutional right of American citizens.

Remember, Hugo Chavez used the excuse of curtailing gun violence in order to ban private citizen gun ownership . . . and what happened there? Students in Hong Kong fighting against the tyranny of communist China were using bows and arrows.

Ladies and gents, that is what Mr. “Big Gulp” Bloomberg, Bob Frank O’Rourke, and their ilk desire. As I traverse Texas, there’s a simple message: “Come and Take It.”

PENSACOLA SHOOTING: Ft. Hood All Over Again

The news is disturbing. Once again we have a shooting on a US military installation, and several are dead.

Let us not forget that it was ten years ago, this same month, December 2009, that US Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on soldiers and Department of the Army civilians at Ft. Hood. My last duty station in the Army was Ft. Hood. I was just in Lampasas, Texas, 20 miles west of Ft. Hood last night. Ten years and we have learned nothing, we have done nothing, we have taken no corrective actions? We still have Islamic jihadists shooting our service men and women on what is supposed to be our most secure areas, our military installations?

As reported by NY Daily News:

“A Saudi national receiving flight training at the “cradle of aviation,” opened fire at a naval base in Florida early Friday, killing three people and injuring eight others before he was shot to death in a gun battle with responding deputies, officials said. Authorities have not released the suspect’s name, but NBC News, citing law enforcement sources identified him as Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani. Authorities said he was a trainee with the Saudi Air Force.

Naval Air Station Pensacola was put on lockdown just before 7 a.m. after officers received reports of an active shooter on the famed Florida base. The chaos sent navy officers and local authorities rushing to a two-story training facility classroom building at the base, where the shooting unfolded, officials said. Alshamrani was killed by Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies, who were the first to confront the suspect. 

One of the deputies was shot in the arm while a second was undergoing surgery on his knee, Sheriff David Morgan told reporters during a press conference. They were among eight people wounded by the gunman. Morgan said the suspect used a handgun in the attack. He said there were no other suspects. The sheriff’s office lifted the threat in a Facebook post just before 9 a.m.The base remained closed for the rest of the day, with only essential personnel allowed to enter. The identities of the victims, including those who died, were not immediately released.”

First off, how does a Saudi National gain access to a firearm in the United States? How does the same individual get onto Pensacola NAS with said weapon? Here we have our men and women in uniform restricted from being armed on our military installations and this happens . . . exactly the same as 10 years ago. Once again, we have civilian law enforcement officers responding to this jihadist attack and shooting the assailant, just as with Ft. Hood. There, it was civilian contracted law enforcement, but not our own active-duty troops able to defend themselves.

Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot!

There’s a whole lot of explaining to be done on this one. Again, we have a systemic failure, as well as rendering our active-duty troops as victims where they should be most secure.

Go figure, Mr. Big Gulp, Michael Bloomberg is in Aurora, Colorado, unveiling his national gun control plan. This little man has no right seeking to be our Commander-in-Chief. He would only ensure that our troops were even more neutered and unable to defend themselves. Oh, by the way, Mr. Bloomberg, that theater in Aurora, Colorado, was a “gun-free zone” and a calculating, evil, and mentally disturbed individual gunned down innocent Americans who had no ability to defend themselves. Sound familiar?

Right now we need to demand that our men and women on our military installations be armed. I am not talking about every single one, but we need to have a duty assignment that ensures we have armed troops who can provide the internal defense of our military installations. You put the senior enlisted person on these installations in charge and develop a R3F (Rapid Response Ready Force) that is posted at critical positions on our installations. That is what you call a deterrent force.

The glaring issue is this: where was the “red flag” protection or notification of a Saudi foreign national gaining access to a firearm, and transporting it onto a US military installation. Furthermore, who vetted this person?

Once again, Americans are dead, not because of the Second Amendment, but because someone in our government screwed up . . . again. Truly, this was an unnecessary déjà vu.

Illegal Immigrants vs. Our Children

I will continue to hammer on this theme as long as the progressive socialist left advocates for and promotes the absurd policy of sanctuary for illegal immigrants. The left continues to place their ideological agenda of embracing illegal immigrants over our very own children. I find it utterly hypocritical when leftists cry for gun control to protect children. However, when our children are being killed and abused by criminal illegal immigrants what do we hear? Yes, crickets.

Our beloved Texas is number one in America for human and sex trafficking. Yet, leftist talking heads like @BetoORourke and @JulianCastro support open borders and the decriminalization of illegally crossing our #border. Click To Tweet

As I have shared with y’all before, our beloved Texas is number one in America for human and sex trafficking. Yet, leftist talking heads like Bob Frank O’Rourke and Julian Castro support open borders and the decriminalization of illegally crossing our border.

And now this, as reported by CBS2 New York:

“Federal immigration officials say two alleged child rapists are on the run after authorities in New York and New Jersey refused to hold the suspects in jail for ICE.

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Mexican nationals were each taken into custody for separate incidents in the Tri-State Area on charges they sexually assaulted a minor.

Despite requests that the men be held in jail until officers from ICE could pick them up, local law enforcement in both states released the suspects back into the public.

ICE says the first man — Luciano Trejo-Dominguez – was arrested by Vineland, New Jersey police for allegedly restraining and sexually assaulting a child younger than 16 on Aug. 12. Over the next two days, ICE and Pacific Enforcement Response Center both filed detainers to have Trejo-Dominguez held at the Cumberland County Jail. Those requests were denied and the alleged rapist was released on Aug. 23. Trejo-Dominguez has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault of a victim 13-15 years-old, criminal restraint, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.

The other man – Joaquin Rodriguez Quiroz – was arrested by police in New York’s Westchester County on 3rd-degree rape charges on Sept. 6. Quiroz allegedly raped a minor under 17-years old, which is a class-E felony in New York. ICE again lodged a detainer request with the Westchester County Jail on Sept. 7, but the Mexican national was released after posting bond.

New Jersey’s attorney general says the Immigrant Trust Directive issued last year limits law enforcement’s cooperation with ICE.”

That last line tells you all you need to know about the progressive socialist left. The NJ Attorney General says that their Immigrant Trust Directive is more important than the safety of our children. And how oxymoronic — emphasis on the root word “moron” — that the leftists would name something an Immigrant TRUST Directive? Whose TRUST are they seeking?

Yes, the leftists will shed fake tears over children being transported across our border illegally. But when it comes to the case of a young American woman, Kate Steinle, being gunned down by a five-time deported criminal illegal immigrant there was not even a mention. As a matter of fact, the leftists in the sanctuary state of California and the sanctuary city of San Francisco acquitted her killer and did not even sentence him on criminal possession of a firearm.

He was released and walked free . . .

This is indefensible, yet the leftists will denigrate anyone challenging their love affair with criminal illegal immigrants. The question we should pose is simple to our friends and neighbors calling themselves, Democrats: illegal immigrants . . . or our children?

Texas is Number One, and It’s Not Good

I have mentioned this previously and will continue to do so. Texas is the number one state in America for human and sex trafficking, with Dallas and Houston as the top two cities.

I know that the left is more concerned about climate change, but this is a disturbing issue, which one would believe we can all unite behind to end, or maybe not?

See, an important part of this issue is securing our borders, not exactly a policy issue the progressive socialist left wants to rally behind. Also, our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency has human and sex trafficking as one of its missions. The left wants to abolish ICE. As a matter of fact, when was the last time you heard Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez use her social media platform to rail on the issue of human and sex trafficking? If she has, I apologize for not applauding her, but something tells me there is no need for an apology from me.

So, I just want to share a story, a tragic one, that I pray will cause us here in Texas to simply say, “no more.”

As reported by ABC 7:

“A family is pleading for justice after a 15-year-old sex-trafficking victim took her own life. Letty Serrano appeared to be a typical high school student with a loving family until she was forced into sex trafficking. “She was a great girl,” Serrano’s grandmother Cynthia Rivera said. “She was a good student and she loved her puppies.” On Oct. 12, Serrano decided to end her own life. Her family says it’s because she was a victim of sex trafficking. The family says at just 13 years old, Serrano was drugged and sold to sex traffickers.

When her family got her back, they say she was not the same little girl. “We got her back damaged,” Rivera said. Serrano’s father Mariano Serrano told ABC7 sister station, ABC13, that he’s broken and destroyed about what happened to his daughter. “I feel like I let her down,” Rivera said. Now, the family is raising money on Facebook for Serrano’s funeral expenses. They also want people to know how prevalent sex trafficking is in Houston, and how to help fight it.

“It’s a very familiar story, unfortunately,” Micah Gamboa, executive director of Elijah Rising. She says there are thousands of trafficking victims in Houston and over 300,000 in Texas. “Entire cities are becoming red-light districts. It’s no longer just a centralized or isolated issue. It’s actually spreading across the nation,” Gamboa said. The non-profit says suicide is common among sex-trafficking victims because their traffickers are rarely ever caught.”

I am the dad of two young women, and I pray this never happens to them. No, young boys are not immune from this pestilence either, this demonic scourge. But, sadly, we live in a world of predators, people who prey upon the smallest of us, our children, our grandchildren, and they are allowed to go unpunished. These devils walk among us and are invited to nice parties and events, constantly hiding their ugly, dark demons.

I have friends in law enforcement here in Dallas County, and they share with me horrific stories and the shocking backgrounds of these perpetrators who feel impervious to justice.

Everyone keeps ranting on about the prison guards who obviously let their “guard” down and Jeffrey Epstein took his life. Fine, I am glad that monster is gone. However, the real issue that we should all be made aware of are those who frequented his private island and partook of his vile services. Title and privilege should not be considered when it comes to protecting our children! But, we as a society also have a part to play in allowing this cancer to infest our nation. We have been far too accommodating and turning a blind, dismissive eye towards groups like NAMBLA (North American Man-Boy Love Association). We seem to want to treat pedophiles as victims, and not the victims as victims.

Is there any wonder why our children are the targets of monsters? After all, we deem it fanciful to kill our children in the womb, completely devaluing the most innocent of life.

We over-medicate our children. We shove tech devices into their hands and stop engaging with them. We allow them to have access to, and play, some of the most violent “games” and forms of entertainment around. Heck, in Austin, the Independent School District wants to teach 3rd-8th graders about the most perverse aspects of sex . . . and then we wonder why they are being looked upon as sexual objects by adults?

Letty Serano should still be alive, enjoying her fun years in high school. The demons that caused her death need to be hunted down and they should face the death penalty. Any adult that steals away the precious years of our children because of their lascivious perversions do, indeed, deserve a special place in hell.

Yes, every doggone individual who hung out with Jeffrey Epstein must be held accountable for the lives they destroyed, the memories they tarnished, the nightmares they produced.

Here in Texas, we have some work to do. There will be no abolishing of ICE. To those demons who hide in plain sight, sexually targeting our children note that the day of reckoning is coming.