The Texas story of jobs, growth, and opportunity should be a model to celebrate, yet, there’s a new movement afoot to stomp out our enterprising spirit.
Over the past decade, Texas has been an economic powerhouse. The state has created 3 out of every 10 American jobs over the last decade and recently surpassed California in tech export sales. Heck, even Jim and Pam fled Pennsylvania for Texas in search of a better life in the final episode of The Office.
Today, political operatives are swarming the Lone Star State to turn Texas into a liberal swamp. At the same time, the Obama Administration is trying to make Texas buckle under a torrent of federal rules and regulations.
My office recently issued a report about the Obama Administration’s assault on Texas. It documents numerous cases where Texas defended itself from unjust federal interference.
Obamacare’s unconstitutional, unfunded mandate to expand Medicaid in our state has gained some attention. But that’s just one part of the larger campaign against Texas.
Since Barack Obama has been president, the Department of Justice tried to dictate how Texas can run its elections. The Department of Interior imposed an unlawful moratorium on offshore drilling. Regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency tried to impose costly greenhouse gas emission rules. And, the Department of Education illegally withheld $830 million from Texas in education funding. Those are just a few cases.
Thanks to Attorney General Greg Abbott’s leadership, Texas has been winning in court. These victories didn’t come easy, though. Complex legal defenses require a significant amount of time, resources, and effort. And, more challenges are underway.
Tell these stories. They deal with real people, suffering the big consequences of big government.
Breitbart Texas should share them. Your readers understand the precious nature of freedom and the need to protect the rights of individuals.
So, welcome Breitbart Texas. Together, we’ll make DC listen.
Our state, and our nation, has enormous political challenges ahead. Still, we should be optimistic. I believe with every fiber in my body we will rise to the occasion.
As Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis said at the Alamo, we “shall never surrender or retreat” in the name of liberty.
No one is going to be surrendering or retreating from Texas anytime soon.
With the launch of Breitbart Texas, I suspect the only place Texas will turn blue is on a weather map in the dead of winter.