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Is America a Police State? Here’s the Evidence

April 26, 2015 - 2:18pm
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.

From Jonathan Saenz to the Gay Communist Stripper - A Testimony of Freedom

April 25, 2015 - 10:25am
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.

Fighting against the Administration’s onerous regulations

April 24, 2015 - 5:05pm
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.

Faith in Our Founders – The Greatest Nation on Earth

April 24, 2015 - 3:17pm
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 Obama Is Now Largest International Arms Dealer Since WWII

April 24, 2015 - 12:38pm
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).

Suicide Drones

April 24, 2015 - 9:49am
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.

The Lones Star Weekly

April 23, 2015 - 5:12pm
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.

Public Support for Immigration Increasing

April 23, 2015 - 12:45pm
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.

More Than $3 Billion in College Campus Construction Closer to Reality in Texas

April 23, 2015 - 11:41am
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.

U.S. Government Okays Oil Exports For Iran But No Oil Exports For America?

April 23, 2015 - 5:31am
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.

The Devaluation of Human Life

April 22, 2015 - 5:50pm
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.

The So-Called Iran Deal, The More We Hear, The Worse It Gets

April 22, 2015 - 10:27am
When we last looked, the Iranians said the John Kerry interpretation of the "tentative" nuclear agreement with Iran was lies.

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill ‘A Lifeline’ To Victims

April 22, 2015 - 9:01am
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.

From The Desk of RPT Chairman Tom Mechler

April 21, 2015 - 5:02pm
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.

Consdering A Presidential Run, Lindsay Graham Shows Stunning Oblivion On The Constitution

April 21, 2015 - 10:14am
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.

Tax Week

April 21, 2015 - 7:24am
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.

DOJ Unfairly Targeting Veterans' Gun Rights

April 20, 2015 - 5:21pm
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.

Ted Cruz: The Constitution trumps public opinion

April 20, 2015 - 2:42pm
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.

Let's Put Our Veterans Back to Work

April 20, 2015 - 9:34am
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.

Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives in Oklahoma City Bombing

April 19, 2015 - 6:17pm
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.