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“As State Chairman, I hope to continue to grow and transform HSRT into an influential part of the Republican Party. I ran for this office because with this position, every day I am given the opportunity to promote Republican values of equal opportunity and individual liberty with my fellow peers.”

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Chairman of the High School Republicans of Texas

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It's Official, RPT Engagement Program Working!

The following came in from the Republican Party of Texas:

A report from the Gallup organization published on February 7th, 2014 has confirmed what previous Texas GOP polling has shown, that the Texas GOP is making significant gains in the Hispanic community.

at Apr 17, 2014 6:42 PM
       

Julian Castro vs Dan Patrick Debate Immigration

April 15, 2014
Univision Studio

Univision may have just as well billed this debate Man-Child vs Adult debate instead of Cara A Cara, Face to Face. I was one of the very few Conservatives invited to the live broadcast at the studio.

at Apr 17, 2014 4:11 PM
       

Congressman Farenthold Introduces “Contempt Act” to Prohibit Taxpayer-Funded Salaries for Government Officials Found in Contempt of Congress

Last week I officially introduced H.R. 4447, the “Contempt Act.” H.R. 4447 would simply prohibit any federal employee who is found in contempt of Congress from receiving his or her salary. More specifically, the bill would officially direct the employer of any officer or employee of the federal government who is in contempt of Congress to not pay compensation to the officer or employee while he or she remains in contempt.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2014 1:08 PM
       

Senator Cornyn Demands Answers on DOJ’s Proposed Firearm Tracking Technology

Eric HolderI sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding answers about the Department of Justice’s exploration of “smart gun” technology. Earlier this month, the Attorney General testified before the House of Representatives that DOJ is looking into new technologies that could raise constitutional concerns, including requiring firearms to contain biometric equipment that could store or transmit the personal identifying information of American citizens.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2014 9:12 AM
       

Military High-Tech deployed to speeders

Imagine what the government can do with technology. Government can track your speed, and now it can give you this warning, if you are speeding!

The LRAD systems weigh from 15 to 320 pounds (6.8 to 145.1 kg) and can emit sound in a 30° beam at 2.5 kHz.   Read more »

at Apr 16, 2014 4:35 PM
       

Texas Immigration Debate: Two Sides Talking Past Each Other

Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national political aspirations, in a less-than-civil exhibition match of polarized views. Sen. Patrick typically presents

at Apr 16, 2014 2:03 PM
       

Planning a Trip to Washington?

Now that spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner, many families are planning vacations to Washington, D.C. From April’s Cherry Blossom festival through the 4th of July celebrations, spring and summer are great times to visit our nation’s capital.

If you are planning a trip to the Washington, DC area, I can help facilitate tours of many Washington landmarks such as the recently reopened White House, United States Capitol, Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress. My staff is happy to answer any questions that you may have as you plan a memorable trip for your family, church, or school group. My website has additional information

at Apr 16, 2014 11:25 AM
       

If Unconstitutional Republicanism Triumphs, The Constitutional Standard Is History

I recently posted about what I think is a practical and necessary prescription for campaigning, pursuing, and unifying all Republicans. It is hardly a novel ambition, but has become ever more so in the popular culture, only nominal in the Democrat party, and unfortunately quite endangered in the Republican Party. I modified those comments and asked for another posting days later. I hoped to generate more comments

at Apr 16, 2014 9:59 AM
       

Brandeis University Shuns Black Women’s Rights Activist: “Feminists” are Silent

Last week, Brandeis University reversed its decision to award Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her women’s rights work, and withdrew her commencement speaking invitation.

Reason given: some of her past statements are “inconsistent with Brandeis University’s core values.” True reason: an online petition signed by 6,000 that declared that Hirsi Ali had engaged in “hate speech” because she denies that Islam is a religion of peace.

at Apr 15, 2014 4:56 PM
       

Texas Education Agency Announces Takeover of Beaumont ISD

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Michael Williams notified Beaumont ISD's school board president and superintendent Monday that a conservator will be appointed immediately to take over the school district. 

"This is a critical time for the district and its students, as well as for the community as a whole," Commissioner Williams

at Apr 15, 2014 1:58 PM
       

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