Betrayed by Texas Republicans
"Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?" Psalm 94:20
"My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law." Psalm 119: 136
The 2019 (86th) Legislative Session was the worst legislative session ever. I feel totally and completely betrayed. Something foul is underfoot - like a pervasive evil that has overtaken the people and the process. The state budget increased by 16%; property tax relief went to hell in a hand basket; election integrity bills were completely obliterated - along with honest elections; mental health bills disguising as school safety bills federalized public education while usurping the last precious prerogatives of parents, and a shocking abdication of responsibility to preserve our history and historical monuments slapped us in the face, sending a shock wave through our state. All done with Republican majorities in both chambers, as well as having a Republican Governor and Lt. Governor.
We have State legislators acting as oligarchs, bought and paid for by special interests, thinking that their job is to save the world. At the same time, we the sheeple have bought into the lie of separating Religion & Politics, Church & State, and God & Government. (BTW, God never did that!) The pastors are silent, the flock is asleep, and the elitist, globalist, corporatist foxes have run away with the hen house.
The only path we can take to recover the authority we unwittingly ceded to all levels of government is to put God back on the throne. We need a spiritual awakening. We do not have a political problem; we have a spiritual problem. We do not need a political solution; we need a spiritual solution. Indeed, all of the traditional, conventional methods of working with Texas lawmakers have utterly failed and actually mocked us. Said another way, political means and methods are dead to me. And so are the Republican officials who have sold us to the highest bidder. (Except for a few faithful ones.)
If you see what I see and feel called to do something, I beg you to do 3 simple things.
First, PRAY unceasingly for a spiritual revival, starting in your own heart and then moving massively throughout this nation.
Second, JOIN the 153 opinion leaders across the State who have already signed and delivered a letter to Governor Abbott asking him to veto SB 11, HB 18, and HB 19, all really bad bills that destroy due process, obliterate parental rights, and funnel millions to cronies. This call, albeit a conventional and traditional practice, is just the beginning. Expect more bold nonconventional tactics in the future.
Third, ASK your pastors to preach the whole Truth: that biblical principles are the basis for everything, including public policy. Write me if you need help here.
Governor Abbott Contacts:
PHONE: 512.463.2000 or 512.463.1782 after hours
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