Government

Put simply: We are for limited government that works. At TexasGOPVote, we will work as a watchdog to help our state lawmakers and our congressional delegation pull in the reins on unnecessary spending and government bureaucracy. You better believe we’ll expose politicians who seek to act outside the bounds set by the Forefathers in the Constitutions of Texas and the United States.
The first three principles of conservatism given by Russell Kirk are belief in an enduring moral order, adherence to custom, convention, and continuity, and belief in what may be called the principle of prescription—that is...
Since 2012 there has been soul searching among Republicans about what went wrong and how we can win back the Senate and the White House as well as win local elections. What has been lacking is a serious discussion about what...
With each passing day, it becomes more and more obvious that President Obama’s health-care law is simply unworkable. Yet rather than accept reality and support full congressional repeal of the law, the administration is...
In 2006, Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously issued $45 million in revenue bonds (no voter approval necessary) to finance the clumsy scheme known as the Joe Corley Jail. Voters were told at the time that the 1,...
TexasGOPVote has been reporting on issues regarding wage theft, payroll fraud and employee misclassification for several years now. Recently the Texas Legislature passed legislation to help clamp down on some companies that...
Every year, millions of Americans across the fruited plains send their tax returns to the IRS. Some claim exemptions so they can keep more of their money; now the IRS wants an exemption of its own.IRS employees want an...
And not since the dalliances of the sex-crazed Warren Beatty have so many Hollyweirdos been so publicly humiliated.America’s most recent scorned lover is Matt Damon.The Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon admitted recently that...
Over the last week, there have been reports that Members of Congress have exempted themselves from Obamacare. These reports are false. Members of Congress should never be exempt from any laws that they pass, and all Members...
Peggy Fikac once again proves that she’s not a reporter, and most certainly not anything like a fair and balanced media representative.From the Houston Chronicle’s coverage of events in Austin, today:“Obamacare is the wrong...
As former chairman of the Texas Workforce Commissioner, Tom Pauken is no stranger to the pages of TexasGOPVote. Pauken has been a news contributor for this website nearly from its inception in 2009. Now Pauken has taken on a...
I am pleased to announce an upcoming town hall meeting. I hope that you can join me for a discussion on government overreach in Washington and what House conservatives are doing to address it. More importantly, I look...
How many times you have heard that climate science is settled and humanity is responsible for our disastrous climate change that will fry or maybe freeze all of mankind? What if you were told that maybe that there is no...
A resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on July 24, 2013 contains language and intentions which could at best be described as Socialistic or Communist in nature. The title of the resolution is...
The following is a press release from the Kingwood TEA Party regarding their Constitution Day celebration on August 19th:We are looking forward to having all of you join us as we celebrate the United States Constitution with...
I agree with Farrakhan that government is not the solution for blacks, or anybody else. But to not place any blame on Obama, and to blame the problems of “black America” on racism and greed of the past is ridiculous.
Last week, I visited Young, Throckmorton, Shackelford, Taylor, Stephens, Fisher, and Jones Counties to meet with constituents and talk about what’s on your minds. In many conversations I’ve had, one question has come up: “...
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy (D) has a grave misunderstanding of the 2nd Amendment and demonstrated his lack of knowledge recently in front of millions of Americans during a recent interview with Rachel Maddow.Here’s an...
When Hillary Clinton decides to run for President, the big push from the moderates will be how moderate Hillary truly is, while downplaying what has been a consistent theme of her life: government is the engine of growth....
In June, the Supreme Court held that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was unconstitutional. The provision, which determined the states and jurisdictions that would have to ask the Justice Department for permission to...
Erick Erickson’s RedState gathering for 2013, held in New Orleans over the first weekend in August, featured so many great speakers that it is not possible or reasonable to write about all of them. Governors, senators,...

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