As the saying goes, “The King is dead! Long live the King!” The election is over, but we must prepare for the next election.
My fervent prayer yesterday was that God’s purpose would prevail to nominate men that He knows will best serve Texas and America. I can gladly say that prayer was heard and I’m sure it was on the hearts of many yesterday. I am gratified to know that my personal opinion is nothing in the scope of God’s larger purpose.
Congratulations are in order for Senator Steve Ogden in his bid for re-election. His chairmanship of the Finance Committee is an integral component in this next session of the Texas Congress. Senator Ogden get fired up and passionate because this next session is going to be a time that truly tests the souls of men. May your passion be wholly devoted to the principles that made this nation and the State of Texas great – limited government, lower taxes, less interference in the private business of individuals. These are the principles that have established Texas as the number one destination for those looking for jobs and less government control. These also are the same principles that will help get our state finances in order. Radical ideas like pursuing a “Drill Here, Drill Now” reality in Texas, in spite of Federal limitations, could be just the thing to create jobs and cheap energy that in turn create a dynamic economy for Texas, while also leading the way for other states to follow.
It is difficult for Texas District 17 to now have a run off, but I am confident that the voice of the people will be the voice of God. Vox Populi Vox Dei. Only Rob Curnock is purely the people’s voice because without money, he still came in a victor. Congratulations Rob Curnock. Congratulations to the people on your team. We will join together and pray that the voice of the people will prevail.
It is difficult to consider Representative Fred Brown’s future run-off with Buddy Winn. The idea Winn put forward – gambling – as a possible revenue source for Texas is archaic. Industries that provide an actual real product are a far more healthy method of revenue. That, along with his statement that the Tea Parties are made up of angry people that are not helping the nation, reveals Winn to belong to a passing generation of political democrats. Whatever Winn may say about “listening to the people” is a complete lie, because his mind has already determined who should not be heard. In order to survive, a republic must appeal to the higher ideals of mankind – honor and liberty. God speed, Fred Brown!
The one true disappointment is the loss of Don McLeroy and the State Board of Education. This will have to be a tea party/grass roots effort to watch this issue closely and respond rapidly. This is not only for the children of Texas but for the soul of our nation. The Left understood this and responded in national attacks against Dr. McLeroy. We do not want the New York Times editorial board educating our children. I am sorely grieved over this loss.
The election is over! Long live the next election!