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Cornyn speaks on ‘victory’ for religious rights

This is a victory not only for valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand, but also for her fellow graduates and young people across the country whose rights to express themselves through prayer at graduation ceremonies were vindicated. Today the gavel fell on the side of justice and reaffirmed the constitutional rights we hold dear. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

Cornyn speaks on religious rights

As valedictorian of Medina Valley High School, Angela Hildenbrand has earned the right to deliver a graduation speech that is uncensored by a federal judge.  The district court’s decision, to quote the late Chief Justice, bristles with hostility to all things religious in public life.  This heavy-handed, activist decision is exactly the wrong civics lesson […]

The season for agriculture, baseball and nature

What do agriculture, baseball and Mother Nature have in common? Any farmer or rancher  will tell you without hesitation, that in the competitive industry that is agriculture, Mother Nature always bats cleanup and nine times out of 10, she bats for the opposition, she’ll make you or break you every time. To date, crop year […]

Veterans group expresses disappointment

The Department of Texas, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, the oldest and largest veteran’s organization in the state and their 82,000 members has expressed their disappointment with the Texas Veterans Commission. On May 18, 2011, Commissioners decided not to fund the only grant program that assists veterans statewide. In March of 2010, […]

Writer takes issue with show’s portrayal of candidate

Dear Mr. O’Reilly, In the presidential race, Ron Paul and Herman Cain are my favorites at this time. Ron Paul has been consistently pro-constitution when it wasn’t cool, and has earned the admiration and deep respect of many of us in the heartland who might not be as libertarian as he is, but who love […]

Tea Party speaks on local, national issues

Many citizens of the country are tired of government, at all levels taking over our lives. From Washington, D.C. to Austin to your local city councils and school boards government entities are passing laws and assessing taxes that are taking away our liberties and freedoms. At the same time they are destroying the opportunity for […]

What I expect from my candidate

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and […]

Hutchison reacts to bin Laden death

Our mission has always been to take down Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda, the terrorist network that killed thousands of innocent Americans on September 11, 2001. That mission has now been accomplished through the patience and steadfast determination of our military, our intelligence officials, and the united leadership of Presidents Bush and Obama. Now […]

Cornyn speaks on death of bin Laden

In the aftermath of 9/11, President Bush promised a fearful, grieving nation that those individuals responsible for this atrocity would be brought to justice. Now, nearly a decade after those horrific attacks, President Obama informs us that justice has finally been served.   Let this serve as a grave reminder to all those who wish […]

Cornyn responds to prescription take-back

Too often dangerous prescription drugs fall into the wrong hands, feed addictions, or cause injury or death. Last year, I introduced the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act to help facilitate the safe disposal of these drugs and protect our nation’s youth.  I hope that every American family sees the urgency in this issue, joins us […]

Texas House moves to strip rights of sporting dog owners

Surely Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Jim Bowie are rolling over in their graves. It is hard to believe that these patriots in the fight for a free and independent Texas would ever have foreseen that a legislature full of supposed conservatives would vote to permit warrantless searches of the homes of those folks who […]

Will House Republican Leaders Grow A Spine?

Along with the FY 2011 budget just passed, and the 2012 federal budget battle under way, the debt limit squabble will heat up in the next few weeks. This will cause a scrap; but here again the House Republicans must stand tall and firm, and demand fiscal responsibility in return for a small increase in […]

Senator speaks on NASA decision

Like many Texans, I am disappointed with NASA’s decision to slight the Johnson Space Center as a permanent home for one of the Space Shuttle Orbiters. Houston has played a critical role throughout the life of the space shuttle, but it is clear political favors trumped common sense and fairness in the selection of the […]

Bluebonnet Trails season has began

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails season has arrived. The flowers are making a fantastic showing. This is the Ennis Garden Club’s 60th year to host this event and offer the bluebonnet trail maps during the whole month of April. The Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau has already been inundated with out of town guests. Every year we […]

Writer puts pressure on House Republicans

Will House Republican leaders grow a spine? A few weeks ago, President Obama released his vision for federal spending over the next 10 years that will double the National Debt in his first term and if he has his way, triple it by 2020. He will freeze discretionary spending at the bloated levels that he […]

Cornyn speaks on military tribunal

Bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-conspirators here for civilian trials would have put American lives at risk, demonstrating little had been learned from that horrific day nearly 10 years ago. The attacks of September 11 were an act of war, and the Administration needs to unconditionally abandon its irresponsible, pre-9/11 approach to terror. It […]

Group releases poll numbers on crime

As Texas lawmakers debate the budget and consider legislation that enhances cost-effective alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders, Right on Crime today released a poll at a briefing held with Texans for Fiscal Responsibility President Michael Quinn Sullivan and Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond. “Texas policymakers uphold the principles of limited government and accountability […]

James Bowie Elementary says Thank You to Community

James Bowie Elementary held a spaghetti supper recently to raise funds for the school's Parent Teacher Organization.

This past Saturday, March 26, was James Bowie Elementary’s annual fundraiser. Without the help of all of the volunteers and donations, the Spaghetti Supper would not have been such a success.

On Obamacare

I stand with Mr. Williamson on the idea that Washington is overboard in spending, and that something needs to be done immediately. I also agree with Mr. Barton when, in the House of Representatives, he is doing what he can to cut spending in the house that is now led by the Republicans.

Cornyn, GOP press balanced budget amendment

Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) joined Senate Republicans in introducing a consensus Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to bring much-needed fiscal discipline back to Washington and reverse the course of running unsustainable deficits. The consensus amendment relies heavily on a proposal introduced earlier this year by Sen. Cornyn, who made this statement following today’s […]

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