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What is a Republican Form of Government?

The states are now of subject to the federal government in lieu of the national government, sanctioned by the SCOTUS.

A republican form of government isn’t the republican party. That adherence to republican principles have been thrown out the window a very long time ago. The federal government, national government (the Congress), and SCOTUS all don’t adhere to federalism.

So what is a republican form of government?

The Republican Form of government is one in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated.

What is federalism?

Federalism is a system of government in which entities such as states or provinces share power with a national government.

Why federalism isn’t working today? Because of reforms made on federalism during the progressive era.

What is progressive?

Favoring or advocating progress, change, improvement, or reform, as opposed to wishing to maintain things as they are, especially in political matters.

What are statists?

Statism: concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry

Federalism isn’t working because it isn’t allowed to work. Because our state legislatures no longer have a role in the national government. The states are now of subject to the federal government in lieu of the national government, sanctioned by the SCOTUS. Why? Because the national government has lost the ability to govern. In this event, power must be restored to ‘WE THE PEOPLE’.

The State governments may be regarded as constituent and essential parts of the federal government; whilst the latter is nowise essential to the operation or organization of the former. Without the intervention of the State legislatures, the President of the United States cannot be elected at all. They must in all cases have a great share in his appointment, and will, perhaps, in most cases, of themselves determine it. The Senate will be elected absolutely and exclusively by the State legislatures. Even the House of Representatives, though drawn immediately from the people, will be chosen very much under the influence of that class of men, whose influence over the people obtains for themselves an election into the State legislatures. Thus, each of the principal branches of the federal government will owe its existence more or less to the favor of the State governments, and must consequently feel a dependence, which is much more likely to beget a disposition too obsequious than too overbearing towards them. -Madison: Federalist 45

All Eyes on Texas

Texas GOP trending vs Texas DNC Best (2000-2016): This trend is most likely. Tarrant County and Williams County become toss-ups!

These stats are just predictions, anything can happen but by analyzing the data and current trends, it isn’t looking favorable:

Data from: http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/index.html

formula used: =(current-past)/current

Current trending: This is the average in new voters, these are the battleground counties.

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Trends for the year 2020:

Texas GOP best vs Texas DNC Worst (2000-2016): I doubt this will happen again, the DNC seen its worst in 2012, people just stayed home:

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Texas GOP trending vs Texas DNC Best (2000-2016): This trend is most likely. Tarrant County and Williams County become toss-ups!

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Texas GOP trending vs Texas DNC Worst (2000-2016): This is unlikely even with a bad DNC candidate, we all thought Hillary was bad, but she actually did well in Texas.

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Texas GOP Best vs Texas DNC Worst (2000-2016): Could this be possible but I don’t see how.

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Texas GOP Best vs Texas DNC Best (2000-2016): Who would be the candidates to see this happen?

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Current projection on current trends: What is shocking and should not be dismissed is the explosion in new DNC voters. Also keep in mind how this affects the Texas Legislature.

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Can Texas Shake off Progressive Government?

Progressivism is a term for a reform movement in the United States early in the twentieth century and progressivism in Texas led the nation in many ways¹. From Edward M. House, a Texan and influential politician a ‘cosmopolitan progressive’ advised many Texas governors and even was influential as a personal advisor to Woodrow Wilson. But frays of opposition started to root in progressivism by the Bourbon Democrats, but it was too late. The idea of progressive government set in a few progressive Texans would help to create an operational change to our founding document, the 17th Amendment.

The purpose of a university should be to make a son as unlike his father as possible. – Woodrow Wilson

Texas would continue to lead in progressive reforms, making schools ‘bigger and better’. In education reform they would dump more money yet Texas in the 1920’s would rank at the bottom among other states. Higher education wouldn’t only become swallowed up by government but its ideology would spread like wild fire. After more failure, the ‘New Deal’ would pile on more progressive reform, but scandal always follows.

We skip ahead toward Lyndon Johnson, more reforms come, the ‘Great Society’. But the ‘radical 60’s’ would generate radical ideas into progressivism. 

The start of the 1970’s, in Texas, would see its first conservative governor since reconstruction, Dolph Briscoe, but it would be short lived as the political shift would still teeter between Republican Clement and Democrat White. This period between Clement and White, seems to be the period when conservatives in Texas pushed against Progressive government. Ross Perot burst on the scenes. But again, political strife and scandal would follow. Ann W. Richards would step in and continue the need for more progressive reforms.

We witnessed a major power shift, progressive government always looks to power outside the will and consent of the governed. Now that the top is secure, progressives are now focused locally to secure more pockets of power. The point of this is to highlight a trend, has progressive government really worked? Today the Texas House of Representatives look to continue that trend.


¹ McDonald, A. P. (2007). Texas: a compact history. Abilene, TX: State House Press/McMurry University.

Texas GOP needs to fix Messaging!

Democratic growth in Texas is higher than anywhere else in the nation.

In 2008, I came to Texas from California, and it had taken me about 6 years to figure out why Texas did better in the 2008 recession. I had never heard the message of Conservatism, not until, 2013. But I had to dig deep for it, because when the GOP doesn’t hold true to it, it just builds the lefts case. We need to do better in messaging, and hold true to conservatism, listen to the grassroots!

Meanwhile, this is what is happening! We are losing the long game!

As Gilberto Hinojosa said, we know dark times are coming — but in Texas, Democratic growth is higher than anywhere else in the nation.  

“While national Democrats came up short, Texas Democrats did not. Together, we have accomplished what few thought possible, the closest presidential margin in two decades. Texas was one of only a few states where Democrats improved on 2012 presidential performance, in fact, Texas had the largest increase in Democratic presidential performance from 2012 to 2016 in the nation.

“Here are the facts. Texas Democrats swept Harris and Bexar county elections, and held Democratic strongholds along the Rio Grande Valley, and in El Paso, Jefferson, Dallas, and Travis counties. Texas Democrats made new inroads into suburban counties like Williamson and Fort Bend. Texas Democrats picked up 5 seats in the Texas House. Texas Democrats won the 4th and 13th Court of Appeals. This only a small part of the story Texas Democrats have to tell. With clear eyes, faith, and a whole lot of grit, Texas Democrats will continue to unite behind our families, and deliver serious leadership and real solutions. The business of our state and nation must be done. It’s time to get back to work, and keep fighting. Our devotion and commitment to hardworking families has never stopped, it will always be the driving force behind everything we do.

In this short video, you will see a combination of corruption and fear mongering to generate hateful rhetoric:

All eyes are on Texas, we must win at messaging, win hearts and minds.. Simply saying, and dismissing it as, “F**** California people”, is a wasted opportunity!

Texas can lead the nation, can lead the GOP, correctly and effectively address this issue, but it will take all hands on deck!

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Why are the American People unwilling to restrain our national government?

People are unwilling to say it, but progressive government has now become a national security threat.

Why are the American people unwilling to restrain our nation government, and why are the state legislatures? It is interesting that the American people and the Congress were willing to restrain the state legislatures when the 17th amendment was adopted, but failed to address the cronies, perfect plan.

The only time we ever allowed a state convention was to repeal the 18th amendment. -priorities

It is really a shame that our state legislatures do not understand their own power in Article V of the Constitution. Some state legislatures go even as far as to put restraints on themselves and put jail time for any wayward delegate at a state convention. If delegates are caught with a gift, jail time. Why don’t we put these types of restraints on our Congress? Yet, some states have gone as far as banning themselves from an Article V application basically by putting up complicated barriers.

Interesting that these standards don’t apply to the congress, whereas, we have had over 400 Article V applications and never had a state convention on proposing amendments that is because they did not have the same language- a firewall. Moreover, the very first Article V application that was ever sent to Washington, the 1788 Virginia Legislature, called it a “Convention of the States”. That would later become our Bill of Rights.

If anyone knows anything about the history of our founding document they would see that the framers knew that the citizens would need a mode in putting restraints on an over-reaching national government, that power would have to be restored to We The People. But as an added firewall they put in another mode and that is ratification.

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The framers understood the nature of man, that men would usurp power. But the American people and state legislatures would rather be misguided by special interest ‘dumb-you-down-think-tanks’ then actually do the homework themselves.

People are unwilling to say it, but progressive government has now become a national security threat.

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Source: Library of Congress: AC V.1 258-259