The Peter Morrison Report, By Peter Morrison
Folks, the Democrats and RINO's are pulling out all of the stops, including the race card, to block sanctuary city legislation. The Chairman of the State Affairs Committee, RINO Byron Cook, continues to disappoint: Students, Federal Memo Complicate "Sanctuary Cities" — 82nd Legislative Session | The Texas Tribune, June 23, 2011
The Democrats parade some hard cases of illegal immigrant students in front of his committee, and he gets a "soft spot."
How about a soft spot for the police officers murdered in the line of duty by illegal aliens? How about a soft spot for the thousands of American families devastated by illegal alien drunk driving, murder, rape and robbery? How about a soft spot for taxpayers who foot the bill for illegal alien education, food stamps, welfare and health care? How about a soft spot for the millions of Americans who are unemployed and would gladly do the jobs that illegal aliens have taken?
No, Byron Cook cares more about the theoretical harm that might be visited upon people who aren't even American citizens and shouldn't even be in this country than he does the clear and present danger illegal aliens pose to the citizens of this state every day.
It's becoming clear the grassroots must adopt a scorched earth policy in the 2012 primaries. I have an easy rule I follow: if I haven't heard anything positive about an incumbent, I vote for the challenger.
For example, I've heard a lot of positive things about new Republican representative David Simpson. He doesn't appear to be afraid to stand up for what's right. I don't live in his district, but if I did, I'd vote for him. The reason is that any decent Republican who actually stands up for our interests is going to be savagely attacked in the controlled media. If the anti-American press has good things to say about someone, or nothing to say, then most likely the incumbent isn't worth anything. These so-called Republicans must be held to account.
The Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas says it badly needs phone calls to the State Affairs Committee. Time is running out in the special session and the rumor is that the committee is deliberately stalling, avoiding a quorum, so as to run out the clock on this bill.
Peter Morrison (email him) is a businessman living in Lumberton, Texas with his wife and four children. He currently serves on the Lumberton ISD School Board and as treasurer of the Hardin County Republican Party. He says "I believe deeply in the principles of limited constitutional government, the sanctity of life and that our state and nation should be run under Thomas Jefferson's principle of 'Equal Rights for All, Special Privileges for None.'" This article is from his free newsletter, which features commentary about current events of interest to Texans—sign up here.