Since the Obama generated US economic malaise, Texas has been the engine of national prosperity. Former Governor Rick Perry and current Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott have been committed to installing "conservative, free-market fiscal policies in order to keep Texas the best state in the nation to live, work and do business". In 2012, Texas grossed more than $264.7 billion a year in exports—more than exports of California ($161.9 billion) and New York ($81.4 billion) combined. It is the second largest economy in the United States with over $1.6 trillion in state gross product. The personal income tax in Texas is a whopping zero percent (0%). The District of Columbia personal income tax rate, having been cut by the communist council, ranges from 4% for the poor to a millionaires' tax of $82,025, plus 8.95% of the excess above $1,000,000. Texas has mastered affordable housing. While property taxes are high, housing prices are inexpensive. Unlike DC, Texas is a tax donor state, meaning they pay more in federal taxes than they get back. According to the Real Estate Center of Texas A&M University, "Texas' pace of job creation continued to exceed the nation's in May 2017. Texas gained 266,600 nonagricultural jobs from May 2016 to May 2017, an annual growth rate of 2.2 percent, higher than the nation's employment growth rate of 1.6 percent. The nongovernment sector added 233,200 jobs, an annual growth rate of 2.3 percent, higher than the nation's employment growth rate of 1.8 percent in the private sector." Texas' fiscal success is squarely built upon the shoulders of conservatism, capitalism, and constitutionalism. The government of the consent has restrained itself in order to protect rights and increase prosperity.
There are three major reasons that you should beware the sting of allowing and watching Texas go BLUE. Firstly, in spite of your success in applying the inspirational American Way to your state's politics and economy, there are the Leftists that have ideologically royally prosecuted your pursuits of life, liberty, and happiness in the courts of political opinion. They came peacefully to exploit your wares for personal gain lacking repentance of the undying commitment to the doctrines that made them leave their former bankrupt abodes. Marxism wasn't why they had to leave. It was not applied fast enough or well enough. Like coal miners rising above ground, the unrepentant Leftists are refreshed with a new opportunity to invade, occupy, and then, conquest. Smell that fresh redistribution of wealth. Their generals have called upon the failed cities for re-enforcements:
The armies are amassing in each of these camps. Their populations grow: Houston up 10%, McAllen up 10%, El Paso up 5%, San Antonio up 12%, Laredo up 9 %, Dallas Up 10%, Ft. Worth up 15%, Brownsville Up 5%, and Austin up 20%. Ah, reinforcements have arrived. What are the newbies being taught? We lost in Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Columbus but, we will get it right in Texas.
Suddenly, the hymnal was altered and people began to sing from its pages, "Repeal and Replace, Repeal and Replace!" Now after nearly a decade of electoral revolt, we have a Congress so inept that it neither speaks against socialism nor presents a strategy that does not install socialism lite. Who was the enemy in this Olympic battle to throw off the chains of tyranny: the Freedom Caucus. Men and Women that you sent to Washington expecting Obama Care to disappear and free-markets to return were greeted with ire from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to Capitol Hill. Clutch the Pearls, How dare they request the dismissal of the law that eliminated the First Bill of Rights. Yes, these men and women demanded much:
(1) Repealing the ban on lifetime limits: Obamacare requires insurers cannot put an annual or lifetime dollar limit on spending for health care services that are not considered essential health benefits.
(2) Cutting preventive health service coverage: This would repeal the requirement for insurers to fully cover preventive services such as birth control. The requirements were put in place by Obamacare to address a gender disparity in healthcare, as women pay more than men for insurance.
(3) Repealing the essential health benefits: The essential health benefits are 10 healthcare conditions that insurance plans have to cover. They include hospitalization, maternity care and mental health or addiction treatment.
Yeah, I can see why you want to find the most "moderate" Republican to primary in the Freedom Caucus districts in 2018. These guys are trying to mess up Washington, DC as we know. You mean forfeit centralized governance for the sake of personal liberty. Excuse me while I take this swallow of water while restraining from sincere laughter.
“Look, I didn’t expect Donald Trump to win, I think most of my colleagues didn’t, so we didn’t expect to be in this situation.”
OK. Well, they expect to work together to secure and protect our unalienable rights and certainly not surrender this great moment in American history to the Left.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (SC-R) admits he does not want a partisan Obamacare repeal bill. Graham said, “I hope for a bipartisan bill.”
Pro-Choice Stalwart Sen Susan Collins (ME-R) says, “I really want us to have a bipartisan bill. I just think it will be so much better. And we have better ideas. So that’s my goal. You end up with a better bill, you end up with better acceptance by the public.”
Well, if not fully prepared and knowing there are some willing to compromise our way of life then, the mighty must stand to fight the tyranny to come in word and deed. Right?
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says, "If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur...No action is not an alternative...We've got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state."
What you thought would be protected is being offered for the gods of bipartisanship as a living sacrifice, wholly and acceptable in the sight of the ruling class. Those sent to guard our liberties have fallen asleep and the treasure is to be had by the Left. The Establishment came as Dewayo of the Beltway and plan to leave as the Snallygaster. You have those Republicans that are willing to compromise your way of life for the sake of getting something done. Anything but the right thing.
Understanding the obstacles should make conservatives better warriors rather than occupiers of safe spaces. Sure, we know that there are many weapons pointed back at us: the lack of on-air messengers in public media; the civil rights miseducation of city dwellers; the acceptable standard of socialism; the lack of champions of Christianity, conservatism, capitalism, constitutionalism, and individual sovereignty; and the myths effective public policy. We know that the more densely populated an area the more likely that its citizens, or nowadays residents, vote for the Democrat. However, time is changing and so are people's minds. Urban conservatives must no longer wait for others to do for them what they must do for themselves. This is the moment to advance. The last generation is suffering from decades of socialist policies. The Power to the People Movement grandchildren suffers from high unemployment, a choice between paying the mortgage or the health insurance bill, exorbitant student loans that negatively impact credit files and home purchase ability, acknowledgment of genocide thanks to the high abortion rates, and "race-based" gentrification. Democrats must be "dissatisfied, angry, and worried". No really, in order to get a solution to their problems, they must be emotionally unstable. They can not use reason to say that socialism and corruption did not work. No! They must be ready to march and blame others for the problems created by their ideological beliefs. It is when they organize meetings that produce no real solutions that we should be there to offer the truth.
Sandra Seegars: "Meetings are great. Will there be a solution to stop whites from moving in and blacks moving out? I don't think so. We need to become employable, educated and employed. Perhaps a better resume and network."
Illinois raising the personal income tax is merely the icing on a cake that was created by racism, greed, envy, and corruption under the guise of socialism. As more and more people pile into urban centers, we must more often raise a standard against ignorance and intolerance. If we are capitalists then, we should always present an alternative product for the marketplace. It will not always be the case in Texas that the outer borders supply the certainty of voter outcome or interest. Listen, I pray that someday DC would have a political leader like Governor Abbott. However, urban centers must remember what it took for Texas to become the diamond of conservatism and capitalism. It was not always so. Democrats once held the reigns of the Lone Star State. It was grit, tenacity, perseverance, and the exceptional pursuit of success that brought about dominion under the Republicans. Texas had help both foreign and domestic to build it as a bastion of strength today. Urban America is in need of each from conservatives.
Illinois is offering a great opportunity for political and economic salvation from the likes of Frederick Douglass Republicans and governmental leaders like Governor Abbott. To not seize this moment, we shall regret it. Conservatives within Illinois can speak a liberation message that even the good people of Venezuela would be open to receive. We must strike while the iron is hot and not wait for someone else to give us the heat or the iron. Texas must bring its liberation message to Illinois to recruit businesses and persons that are willing to enjoy the features and benefits of Friendship State life. Free Market liberation may prosper more than a business but a people as well.
Governor Abbott just may be on their way, Chicago. For your sake, I hope so.
Kenneth McClenton, Chairman of The Exceptional Conservative Network®, is an Urban Conservative Whose Mission Is to Spread the Good News of Christianity, Conservatism, Capitalism and Constitutionalism throughout the World. Devoted to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, He Believes that in Order to Save the United States, We Must Mutually Pledge Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor to Save Urban America.