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 fifth annual RedState convention in New Orleans, RedState 2013, over the first weekend in August, featured plenty of stellar Republicans, conservatives, governors, senators, Congressmen and candidates. RedState Founder...
This week was a win for anyone who wants a more responsible and accountable government.As a part of "Stop Government Abuse Week," the House came together to pass my bill, H.R. 313, the "Government Spending Accountability (...
LtoR Ericka Harold, Leslie Rutledge, Karen Floyd, Christine Ries, Rosemary Barbour, Lisa Roper, and Jackie Gingrich-Cushman
Shocking corruption uncovered in Southeast Texas. The FBI is investigating after a secret video proves that Democrat State District Judge Layne Walker, his court law enforcement officers, and other officials in Beaumont,...
The Free Staters in New Hampshire are among the express reasons given for why the Concord police department is applying to purchase an armored vehicle.The Free Staters, who are nonviolent, are lumped into the category of “...
For the last few months, the San Antonio City Council has been considering a “non-discrimination ordinance” in which they pretty much discriminate against the First Amendment rights of free speech or free exercise of...
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Senator Tommy Williams has been plugging the “good conservative budget … we can all be proud of” that the Texas legislature passed and Governor Perry left largely intact. Senator...
Earlier this year the Obama Administration announced that ACA – “ObamaCare” – would not be fully implemented because its complexities and uncertainties were causing great confusion. Instead, the business mandate will be...
Erica Grieder's book Big, Hot, Cheap and Right: What America Can Learn From the Strange Genius of Texas lays out an interesting case for why the Texas miracle of this young century is worth looking at.Ms. Grieder's...
This Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee, we held a hearing with government officials from the DOJ, NSA, and FBI to investigate the Administration’s collecting of personal phone records and other data. According to an...
I was fortunate enough to join other conservative Americans from all over the country assembled at Erick Erickson’s fifth annual RedState gathering, RedState 2013 in New Orleans over the first weekend in August. Speakers...
All the hoopla over the Zimmerman verdict, the threat of violence, and all the other predictions that the media and the Obama administration and race-pimps ginned up, and poof…nothing. The biggest civil rights trial of the...
Limited government. Free enterprise. Lower taxes. Less spending. What do all of these things have in common? These are conservative principles, or so they say. Things that I would personally think that a Republican led...
For the time being, capitalism has won a battle that should have never been fought. Nanny Bloomberg’s 16-oz soda limitation is no more.An appeals court ruled Tuesday that New York City’s Board of Health exceeded its legal...
San Antonio Gay Pride Parade July 2009 - Mayor Castro Grand Marshall
Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune only sees the political debate behind both HB2′s restrictions on abortion and Medicaid expansion.The state didn’t expand its Medicaid program, and you’ll still find legislators...
Well, well, well.  The state of Texas has been in the news quite a bit as of late, hasn't it?  Some, but not all, of the attention was on the upcoming 2014 mid-term elections and who is running for what, or what I like to...
In 2011, Debbie Georgatos coined the phrase "Super Massive Blue Hole" to define the effect on cities that are controlled over long periods of time by liberal Democrat governments and policies.  She named Detroit as the...
James Bennett and Michael Lotus in their book, America 3.0, see the end of the Bureaucratic State, or what they call the end of America 2.0, and return to a smaller and more decentralized America 3.0. Bennett and...
Texas has entered the political 'silly season.'  If you're a NASCAR fan, you know what I'm talking about — the time when drivers and sponsors jump around from car to car.  All around us, current officeholders are deciding to...

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