The Home of Republican Exceptionalism
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John Whitehead is an attorney and author who has written, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. He established the Rutherford Institute back in 1982 and still serves as President and spokesman.
Last Wednesday, I was at the Texas Capitol working on some bills and getting ready for our Young Republican reception that evening. Unfortunately, I never made it to the reception. As I was going around to various committees and watching bills I dropped by State Affairs.
During my last District Work Period, I sat down with members of the Dallas Builders Association to discuss important issues facing the North Texas building community. During our conversation they relayed their frustrations and concerns over the President’s new EPA regulations that he issued through yet another executive order.
The most common fearmongering tactic used by opponents is to claim an Article V convention could become a “runaway convention” and rewrite the Constitution. All one has to do is read and study Article V to understand this is utterly false.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner President Barack Obama has become the largest international arms dealer since the end of WWII, according research done is a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
While Iran pretends to want peace, it continues to prepares for war. While the administration was negotiating a deal regarding Iran's nuclear weapons, Iran was developing new war technology.
Texas has been a national leader for prison reform, finding ways to partner with faith-based and community organizations to help prisoners change their lives instead of becoming career criminals.
The last time Congress seriously tried to restrict legal immigration was in 1996 - and that effort failed despite the then popularity of such a measure. Such a bill in today’s political environment with substantially less support for restricting legal immigration will be dead upon arrival.
After sailing to approval in the Texas House, a package of bonds worth about $3.1 billion in college campus construction might have a more uncertain future in the Texas Senate. The bill approved earlier this month in the House drew only a few “no” votes, mainly from lawmakers aligned with some groups that claim to be fiscally conservative.
The United States is now the largest crude oil producer in the world, but instead of exporting excess oil like other nations, the United States oil producers are forced to leave oil in the ground. The solution is clear - lift the crude oil ban.
Death isn’t something we want to ponder, much less the end of our own lives; however, none of us can escape this universal reality.
When we last looked, the Iranians said the John Kerry interpretation of the "tentative" nuclear agreement with Iran was lies.
In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, I thanked victim advocacy groups and his Senate colleagues for working together to end the impasse over the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.
Steve has set our party on the right path, both financially and strategically. His dedication and hard work have paved the way for me to continue the necessary work to ensure that the RPT grows in influence, active membership, and financial strength for decades to come.
On FOX New Sunday, Chris Wallace interviewed two possible 2016 candidates for president of The United States in 2016, who displayed a stark indifference to the most fundamental principles of The Constitution. Democrats of course make rather a diversion of imposing unconstitutional policy on America.
Last week was Tax Week. We all had to file our taxes (or extensions), and in Congress, the House passed several bills improving our Tax system and repealing the estate tax.
The Veterans Administration and Department of Justice are unfairly targeting veterans with a labeling system that bans mentally stable veterans from owning guns. This is NOT about PTSD soldiers who need counseling and meds to get through their daily lives.
That point bears constant repetition, because this is the urgent thing that sets Cruz apart. Utah Senator Mike Lee was asked to comment on all three announced Republican candidates. He said each (Cruz, Paul, Rubio) was a friend and what was notably positive about them.
Last week, I introduced H.R. 1803 the Veterans Back to Work Act of 2015. This legislation would make the veterans tax credit permanent and make it easier for employers to take advantage of it.
Today, we pause and remember those who were injured and those who lost their lives 20 years ago at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in a senseless act of terrorism.