Why Bob Hall is the Right Choice for Texas Senate District 2

BOB HALL FOR - CINDY BURKETT AGAINST - email graphicThe Hunt County GOP held a debate for GOP Primary candidates on Feb. 1. I extracted two video segments featuring Sen. Bob Hall and Rep. Cindy Burkett debating the issues of School Choice and Pro-Life. View this portion of the debate between Bob Hall and Cindy Burkett below.


Ms. Burkett’s idea of school choice is to limit choices between schools within a school district and she points to the Garland ISD for her example. She conflates charter schools with private schools, church schools, and home schools. It’s helpful to understand that charter schools have nothing to do with the School Choice issue; charter schools are public schools.

School Choice is Item #147 on the Texas State GOP Platform A which states:

We believe that all children should have access to quality education. We support the right to choose public, private, charter, or home education. We support the distribution of educational funds in a manner that they follow the student to any school, whether public, private, charter or home school through means of tax exemptions and/or credits.

Thousands of Texas delegates (including me) from 254 counties approved the platform. The platform serves as a standard by which Republican voters can evaluate lawmakers.

Rep. Burkett repeatedly uses the word “accountability” in her arguments AGAINST School Choice.

Senator Bob Hall points out the obvious, with respect to accountability. Of the 50 of these United States, Texas public schools rank 43rd, nationally. Texas families deserve the freedom to choose what is best for their children.

On the pro-life issue, both are in this camp, but Senator Hall is rated 100% pro-life whereas Rep. Burkett is rated 73%. I ask: can a woman be 73% pregnant?

Rep. Burkett fought the Shaeffer Amendment that would have protected ALL baby Texans in the womb by prohibiting late-term abortions. You can hear for yourself her justification for defeating this truly pro-life legislation.

View the entire 3-hour program from the Hunt County News YouTube channel via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jjK6_jUpxU

Your advantage in this election is both lawmakers have voting records.

Pro-Life voting records via this link: https://www.texasrighttolife.com/texas-right-to-life-relea…/

Learn why the THSC says, Why Homeschoolers Should Oppose Cindy Burkett for Texas Senate“.

Be sure to register to vote. The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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What Everyone Needs to Know About the first duty of all governments

Mesa, Arizona police officer Philip Brailsford was one of a six-member SWAT team responding to a report by someone who reported seeing, through the window of a La Quinta hotel room, Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas brandishing a rifle.

Actually, Daniel and a woman guest were sharing an alcoholic beverage as he showed a couple of lawful airguns.

For more details view below a video of the death of an unarmed citizen at the hands of officer Philip Brailsford.

Also, read this commentary by Texas Peace Officer Vinson Ousley: Commentary: I’m a law enforcement officer. What happened to Daniel Shaver was a crime.

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The death of Daniel Shaver was a gross miscarriage of justice, a crime.

While chairman of our local housing authority a minor problem with a fire alarm system in our four-story apartment building. It was simply a loss of signal to the fire department but otherwise fully functional.

The fire department people insisted we replace our old system with a $60,000 + digital system. I asked an official of the department why he wanted this very costly item. He said he wanted to know that it’s safe for his firefighters to enter the building.

Initially angry, I was able to contain my emotions until after hanging up the phone. Immediately, I related the conversation to my wife. My emotions were high, to the point of tears. I asked, “When those New York firemen rushed into the World Trade Center, did they ask anyone if it was going to be safe?”

(PS – I was able to get the old fire alarm system repaired for $3,500, including a spare part.)

I see police officers in two camps: Peace officers and law enforcement officers. Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford falls into the latter camp.

The Unanimous Declaration of Independence embodies the principles, the foundation, upon which our framework of governance, the Constitution, rests.

Let’s focus on the second paragraph of that Declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

The foremost constitutional duty, job number one, of all police officers is to “secure these rights”; the Right to Life heads the list. The Mesa SWAT team miserably failed Daniel Shaver.

Peace officers understand their duty to secure the rights of all whom they encounter.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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