While the Obama administration utilizes its power to move this country closer and closer to foreign control, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott stands Texas proud, courageous and strong for our sovereign rules.
AG Abbott is one of the reasons Texas leads the way in resistance to keep the federal government’s encroaching regulations on our state and citizenship. He’s even been quoted as saying, “Texas’ actions of suing and challenging the federal government will stop as soon as the federal government stops overreaching and violating the Constitution and laws.” Bold words from a bold man.
One prime example is his stance on a possible overreach in which he intervened just this week. Seems an international organization felt it necessary to monitor Texas (and other states’) election process. (As if Texas has to cheat to vote for conservatives!) AG Abbott boldly replied with a simple message to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Basically Abbott explained that Texas already has state laws in place to regulate and monitor elections and election observation. The Texas Election Code governs anyone who participates in Texas elections—including representatives of the OSCE. The OSCE’s representatives are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place. It may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place’s entrance. Failure to comply with these requirements could subject the OSCE’s representatives to criminal prosecution for violating state law.
Another example of AG Abbott’s dedication to Texan’s rights occurred when conservatism was recently attacked in Kountze, Texas.
Kountze high school cheerleaders were holding up a sign at a football game that quoted the Bible—something that ended up making the news when the girls were told they weren’t allowed to use scripture on any sign at a school-sponsored event.
AG Abbott went to bat for the school, saying that the Freedom From Religion Foundation is “wrong when they try to deny these students their right to express their religious beliefs.” Abbott said that the school district was trying silence these students and avoid a lawsuit.
“We are not going to allow these outside groups to come into Texas and wage a war against students’ rights to religious expression,” Abbott said.
He went on to say that the cheerleaders should be “applauded for standing up for their religious freedom”. I would agree and go further in saying that Greg Abbott should also be applauded for truly representing the values of the majority of Texans in for standing with these girls.
Of course, there is hidden danger in the actions of AG Abbott. His vocal public positioning and “Texas first” mindset seems to be making enemies of people who consider him an extremist and “insane”.
“Abbott is a radical extremist on everything. He has compared Planned Parenthood to a terrorist organization, spent millions of Texas dollars on a fruitless lawsuit against Obamacare and defending Texas’s unconstitutional Voter ID laws in court, and he’s exposed millions of Texans’ social security numbers. He’s insane, wasteful, and dangerously sloppy. “
Well. if you ask most Texans, Abbott couldn’t pay for a more ringing endorsement of true character and credibility.
It’s no wonder that Mitt Romney has said he’s considering Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to head the Environmental Protection Agency–but seriously? Greg Abbott, head of the EPA? It’s an interesting consideration because if you look at his record, Abbott’s career as Texas AG has been largely defined by his opposition to any and all EPA regulations. This would change everything in the EPA if Romney makes this choice, and if AG Abbott were to accept.
Are you intrigued and fired up as I am? Vote Romney/Ryan and let’s see where this takes us, Texans! We could be looking at a great new world that feels a lot like FREEDOM!
Kudos to AG Abbott for being upstanding, outspoken and on-track for Texas. It’s refreshing to see such good standard being set for conservatives, fully representing the Spirit of Texas.
Written by Bea Wilson