|– Michael Quinn Sullivan
Friday, February 28, 2020
|· Are you cowering in fear over the coronavirus? On the one hand, Democrats want to throw open the borders and flood our country with people who might be infected with all manner of disease. On the other hand, we are being told by those same Democrats to live in fear of a worldwide pandemic. It’s almost like every issue is an excuse for growing government spending.
· The real danger posed by the coronavirus is in places with socialized “Medicare-for-All” style health care systems. That’s where people are dying. Of course, eliminating chunks of the population – the old, the weak – is a key feature, not a bug, in government health care schemes.
· A Republican sheriff running for Congress must explain to voters why he opposes their right to carry firearms. The National Association of Gun Rights published a video yesterday in which Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls “scolds church carriers like Jack Wilson who used his firearm to prevent a mass shooting.” He can also be heard telling the audience he wouldn’t enforce state laws giving law-abiding citizens expanded rights to carry. Nehls is running in the crowded GOP field for the Congressional District 22 open-seat race outside of Houston.
· Speaking of guns… Texans showed up to the Capitol to say they had enough of lawmakers dragging their feet on pro-gun legislation. And they certainly aren’t going along with proposals appeasing progressive gun-grabbers. Brandon Waltens reports on this week’s hearing in the Texas Senate focused on Second Amendment-related issues.
· The ACLU is suing seven Texas cities for adopting ordinances that prohibit abortion providers from setting up shop within their jurisdictions. Cary Cheshire reports nearly a dozen cities in Texas have passed such ordinances.
· Texas Right to Life’s Kimberlyn Schwartz described the ACLU lawsuit as “scattershot” and a “hodgepodge of complaints” brought by “organizations that profit off the death of pre-born children.”
· Texas can continue using winner-take-all to appoint presidential electors, a federal appellate court ruled this week, dealing a blow to opponents of the current Electoral College system. Erin Anderson has the details on this important ruling.
· Amid an affordability crisis for Austin’s working class, city hall keeps raising taxes and spending wildly – including more than $155,000 on lavish parties for employees in December. As Jacob Asmussen reports, that’s more than was spent on city staff parties in Dallas and Houston combined.
· I had a great time standing at polling locations for several great conservatives this week. It’s refreshing to visit with voters and see how many right-thinking Texans understand the need for real, authentic, and unapologetic conservative reformers in office.