Texans have never liked being ruled from afar.
When Texas was ruled by far off Spain via far off Mexico City, there were at least three attempts by Texans during the War for Mexican Independence to throw off the far off Spanish rule that neither knew nor cared what their concerns were.
When a dictator in Mexico City that had destroyed the decentralized-rule Mexican Constitution of 1824, consolidating rule into far off Mexico City, the native Tejanos and the newcomer Anglos combined to fight against rule from afar, winning Texas its independence.
Texans fought against the consolidating, unequal taxing, centralized tyranny of Lincoln. And the Texas Democrats of the time fought against the martial law and DC control of Texas via Reconstruction until they literally forced the hated Republican E.J. Davis out of the governor’s mansion at gun-point.
When the New York bankers were negatively impacting the economic fortunes of Texans in the latter part of the nineteenth century, Texans resisted with populist programs. Texas Democrats passed the first anti-trust laws in the Union, resisting centralized corporate power.
So, one of the most shocking aspects of the Miller D’s (or should we call them Cheater D’s) walkout to stop election integrity reform in Texas is that they chose to head to DC, a place HATED by most Texans. It wasn’t just that the runaway D’s fled to DC, it was that they were lobbying legislators in DC to take over Texas election rolls and procedures with rules that enable every cheating device known to modern man.
In so doing, Texas Democrats have shown that they have COMPETELY lost touch with a fundamental part of what was once their appeal to Texans – an understanding that Texans should run Texas – not corporate and intellectual elites a long way away.
The motto of Texas Democrats in no longer, “Let Texans run Texas.” It is now, “Let corrupt, power-mad tyrants in DC (who just might be controlled by Communist Chinese) run Texas.”
Sun Tzu said in his Art of War, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” I agree. And we should make sure that every Texan knows with whom the members of the Texas House Democrats side. It certainly is not with ordinary Texans.
Tom Glass lives in Northwest Harris County. Click here to reach his email. He is also on Facebook as Tom G Glass. He leads a group called Texas Constitutional Enforcement which can be explored at its website or Facebook group. And given the recent Facebook censorship, there are now Texas Constitutional Enforcement groups on Texan owned and operated Freedom Lake and Blabbook, as well as MeWe, Gab, and Wimkin.