The following is adapted from a speech delivered on December 2, 2016, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.
The astonishing political campaign of 2016 involved much debate about whether Donald Trump is a conservative. He was not always facile with the lingo of conservatism, and he pointed out once that he was seeking the nomination of the Republican, not the conservative party. Yet there is a lot we can learn from him about conservatism.
What is conservatism? It is a derivative term: it refers to something outside itself. We cannot conserve the present or the future, and the past being full of contradiction, we cannot conserve it entire. In the past one finds heroism and villainy; justice and injustice; freedom and slavery. Things in the past are like things in the present: they must be judged. Conservative people know this if they have any sense.
What then makes them conservative?
Texas Election Integrity at Risk
Early Voting Must Be Backed-up with Paper Tapes
Call to Action
Texans Demand Paper Backup Records for Early Voting
Austin, Texas – October 24, 2016 – Early Voting results in Texas are at risk. Texas laws require Early Voting paper backup records to prevent electronic hacking of elections. To the surprise of Texans, a bureaucrat in the Texas Secretary of State’s office has issued instructions to counties to ignore state election laws that require the printing of paper backup records for Early Voting.
Proactively Ensuring Election Integrity in Texas
Austin, Texas – October 18, 2016 – There are serious election concerns in Texas related to the Texas Secretary of State’s office issuing numerous 2016 administrative waivers which encourage counties to ignore state election laws related to paper backup records and audits for counties utilizing both paper ballots and direct recording electronic voting machines (DRE’s). These waivers place the integrity of the November elections at risk.
Parker County Conservatives
Tuesday October 18 Meeting
6:00-6:45 PM Social
6:45-8:15 PM Meeting
Parker County Cowboy Church
5050 FM5, Aledo, TX 76008
Parker County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman Thursday evening who was found slumped over inside her vehicle, which was found parked in a travel lane of Ranger Highway, by passing motorists.
Contact Dr. Laura Pressley at LauraPresley@StartMail.com
Election Integrity is the most incredibly powerful issue because it brings together people from all walks of life that would normally never agree, let alone even consider eating lunch together. Texas is a bastion for the rule of law and a strong-hold for legal accountability. Fortunately for Texans, our election statutes originate in our state Constitution Article 6, Section 4:
“In all elections by the people, the vote shall be by ballot, and the Legislature shall
provide for the numbering of tickets and make such other regulations as may be
necessary to detect and punish fraud and preserve the purity of the ballot box…”
Ross Kecseg “Local Government Threaten Texas Prosperity: Property Taxes, Debt, Forced Annexation. Learn what citizens can do …
“……….Learn what citizens can do about it! ”
They can start by reelecting NO ONE and send a clear mandate that the ‘back room’ deals and business as usual is O-V-E-R.
has anyone seen the so-called local ” TEA Party” of late ?
You will never reform corrupt county judges, commissioners, mayors, state reps and senators – they are part-and-parcel of the system which is destroying the working man, blue collar, and entreprenural class.