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.
I released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8, the fiscal cliff deal negotiated by the Senate.The last few days have been extremely disappointing. I promised my constituents to always vote for what I believe...
Many people believe the Government has been whittling away at Liberty and the rights of the people enshrined in the US Constitution for many years, especially since the attacks on our nation on 9-11-2001. Now the 2nd...
The purpose of the Second Amendment is not the delivery of bullets, knife blades, or the force of blunt objects. Its purpose is to prohibit Congress - the Government - from infringing on "the right to keep and bear arms."...
There's been a lot of talk lately about gun bans, naturally, in the wake of what happened in Connecticut, and like every other American, my heart goes out to the families who had to experience this tragedy so close to...
As Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, I released the following statement as the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act Conference Report was signed by conferees:Throughout this Congress,...
As Congressional leaders and President Obama continue to work on a plan to avert the fiscal cliff, I remain committed to a solution that protects as many families and small businesses in Texas as possible from seeing an...
In case you haven’t seen this yet, here’s CNN’s Piers Morgan interviewing my friend Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. Morgan behaves like a child, using the words “stupid” and “idiot” to refer to his guest, and Pratt...
French actor Gérard Depardieu elicited a barrage of criticism for leaving France and settling in Belgium on the grounds that he has had it with “redistribution” and “paying, in 2012, an 85 percent tax-rate on my income tax...
As I was reflecting upon our current fiscal situation here in Midland County, an analogy came to my mind. That analogy is the movie “Little Shop of Horrors.” For those who have not seen the movie (which ends differently...
What is with Obama supporters and the loving communist China form of the government? GE President Jeffrey Immelt, like New York Times Tom Friedman and former SEIU leader Andy Stern before him, noted that Chinese...
Two prominent Occupy Wall Street movement activists have been arrested by law enforcement for allegedly possessing a cache of weapons and explosive material in New York City’s Greenwich Village.The Occupiers, Morgan Gliedman...
Jefferson County in southeast Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur) is a very corrupt part of Texas. Democrats have had a stranglehold on the county. Just last week I posted up an article about how Eric Holder's DOJ is trying to...
I hope you’re sitting down for this: coverage of the “fiscal cliff” is a lot of hype. Bob Murphy looks at the numbers and concludes that if the government goes over the “cliff,” then some $9 billion in cuts will take place....
As I wrote in a previous article, no law presently being proposed would have prevented the tragedy at Newtown, but the question that remains is if laws were incapable of preventing the Newtown shooting, what can? Let's make...
Eric Holder's Department of Justice Opposes a Beaumont Texas School District Election because too many white people voted and tries to block election using Voting Rights Act.
Three years ago, Climategate exposed the weakness of climate science presented to the public. One major thesis promoted by many within the "humanity is primarily responsible for climate change" crowd is that there were no...
After discovering miscarriages of justice and inconsistent applications of the law when investigating the Delphi bankruptcy and its connection to the auto bailouts, I started noticing something fishy about the Chapter 11...
With only two weeks until we come to the edge of the fiscal cliff, I sincerely wish I had more to tell you. Unless Congress acts, on January 1, 2013, our current tax rates will expire, and every taxpayer will face higher...
Last week, House Republicans remained united in our desire to avoid the fiscal cliff and committed to a proposal that does not harm job creation, investment and innovation. Unfortunately, the President continues to insist on...
Thursday I spoke on the Senate floor about the President’s insistence on raising taxes and the need to cut spending as part of an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.It's become disturbingly clear that President Obama doesn'...

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