Texas SD-2 Republican Candidates – How They Compare on Key Issues

Key Issues

School Choice: a plank of the Texas GOP 2016 Platform [Item no. 147]BOB HALL FOR - CINDY BURKETT AGAINST

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.

Parental Rights: a plank of the Texas GOP 2016 Platform [Item no. 101]BOB HALL FOR - CINDY BURKETT AGAINST

Parental Rights and Responsibilities- Local, state, or federal laws, regulations, or policies that limit parental rights in the rearing of both biological and adopted children shall not be enacted. Parents have the God given right and responsibility to direct and guide their children’s moral education.

Right to Life: a plank of the Texas GOP 2016 Platform [Item no. 88]BOB HALL FOR - CINDY BURKETT AGAINST

All innocent human life must be respected and safeguarded from fertilization to natural death; therefore, the unborn, the aged, and the physically or mentally challenged have a fundamental individual right to life, which cannot be infringed.

Resources

The Texas Home School Coalition | Why Homeschoolers Should Oppose Cindy Burkett for Texas Senate

Empower Texans | 2018 Primary Endorsements

Texas Right to Life PAC | ON THE RECORD: WHY CINDY BURKETT IS UNFIT FOR THE TEXAS SENATE

With respect to these three key issues, Cindy Burkett consistently opposed the GOP platform and she aligned herself with House Speaker Joe Straus.

Texas Right to Life PAC reports Cindy Burkett as down to 72.58% pro-life in 2017. Rounding up, how can a lawmaker be 73% pro-life? Can a woman be 73% pregnant?

A lawmaker is either 1000% pro-life (as per the GOP state platform) or the lawmaker is not.

Senator Bob Hall consistently voted 100% in support these three key planks of our GOP platform.

In years past, I block-walked for Cindy Burkett even though I was not in her district.

In the 2018 Republican primary, I will vote to re-elect the true conservative, Bob Hall.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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IF SOCIALISM IS SO GOOD…

si el socialism fuera tan bueno
Translation of statements on graphic:

If socialism were as good as they say,
Berlin wouldn’t have made a wall,
The people wouldn’t have escaped from Cuba on rafts,
And in Venezuela, they wouldn’t be standing in lines for food.
(The little red logo says “No to leftist fanaticism“)

Read a Washington Times article dated 11/4/17 titled: Millennials would rather live in socialist or communist nation than under capitalism: Poll ‘This troubling turn highlights widespread historical illiteracy in American society’

Our three-year-old granddaughter wanted so very much to touch her grandmother’s coffee cup heater. Grandmother repeatedly warned her against touching it, but one day she elected to ignore the warning and laid her hand atop the hot surface. She no longer wishes to touch the cup heater.

Is there a crisis in public and university training in America? Yes, there is a genuine crisis due to historical revisionism.

I experienced my first up-close-and-personal with this crisis in a weekend conversation with my eldest son, then a student at Sul Ross University. We discussed Cuba, a subject dear to my heart. His closing statement to signal his belief he won the debate was: “Well, Dad, you know Castro is the best thing that ever happened to Cuba.” I responded, asking him, “Have you ever talked to any Cubans about this?” He dismissed me, saying I have ignorant opinions.

My eldest son is a product of leftist education from a public university. Over the years, his worldview changed somewhat.

In 1959, Cubans were not hungering for socialism. They just wanted to be rid of the corrupt Batista tyrannical government. Castro promised change. He just didn’t reveal what the change would be and a socialist-communist regime was firmly set in place.
At one point in time, Fidel Castro boasted, “Cuba has the cleanest and most educated prostitutes in the world.” Who are these well-educated prostitutes? They are doctors, nurses, and teachers who supplement their meager socialist income by prostituting themselves to sex tourists. LA Times http://lat.ms/2jdS65C

The poor Venezuelans, on the other hand, welcomed socialism that promised cheap food, ‘affordable’ housing, and free medical care. Hugo Chavez actually placed Cuban administrators into every level of the Venezuelan government and Cuban medical personnel provided the free medical care. For a time, Chavez even flew Mexican patients to Venezuela for free eye care with the end of fomenting a communist takeover of Mexico.

Where is Venezuelan socialism today? Educated Venezuelans, including mothers desperate to feed their children, teachers, and doctors, willingly prostitute themselves. [Miami Herald http://hrld.us/2wOwB03 ]

Millenials are the largest voting bloc in our country.

During Jesus’ three-year ministry on earth, some believed in him, others did not. How could there be any unbelief after all the amazing miracles witnessed by thousands of Jews? I have no qualified answer to this question, but I know a sure-fire experience that removes all doubt. The Apostle Peter and I shared this experience.

Matthew 16:13-17 describes this experience.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?
They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.
But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock [of revelation] I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

In August of 1974, I experienced this rock of revelation. Nothing and no one can shake me of my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ.

My point: Speaking to like-minded American adults, there is nothing you can say to dissuade most Millenials from their hunger for socialism. But, a divine revelation of truth will ring them all around.

Rabbi Jesus is the way and the truth and the life.

My prayer to God is a request for revelations of truth to the Millenial generation. I see no plan ‘B’.If we wait for them to learn the reality of socialism first-hand, as did Cubans and now Venezuelans, it will be too late to save our beloved country.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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The Secret Ingredient for the Best Thanksgiving Ever

Over forty years ago, while completing a major construction project, a union strike nearly brought the work to a screeching halt. A seasoned project manager said about the labor-vs-management animosity, “There’s been a lot of trench-digging over the years. It’s time for someone to do a little back-filling.”

 

forgiveness is a reflection of thanksgiving
Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner!”           Max Lucado

 

Is it possible to truly be thankful to God while unforgiveness boils away in your heart?

Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. Matthew 6:11-14

What’s the function of that conjunction? The conjunction and binds your daily provision to your willingness to forgive. Stating this another way, forgiveness is a prerequisite to a wonderful life.

In Spanish, Thanksgiving Day translates to el Día de Acción de Gracias – the Day of  Action. Giving thanks is an action, not a holiday, not an elaborate meal, it’s something to do.

Regardless what trenches have been dug between you and others, this is an excellent opportunity for some back-filling.

Perhaps an amendment to your usual-and-customary Thanksgiving feast is intentional forgiveness of all who have lied about you, mistreated you, stolen from you, abused you, or misused you.

As recorded in Matthew 27:14, Jesus did not answer his accusers. When was the last time your answer to an accusation dissuaded your accuser? Never? Just let it go.

Years ago, I chose to follow Jesus’ lead. I never answer accusations because accusations are rejections. Are accusations painful? Yes, but there is a sure cure. The pain reliever of forgiveness is closer than your medicine cabinet, cost you nothing, and results are guaranteed.

Warning: Forgiveness is Addictive

Forgiveness is the secret ingredient to a wonderful life and a recipe for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Jerusalem: Searching for Significance

The King James Version of the Bible mentions this city 767 times, the New Living Translation count is 1,027. Rockwall, the greatest city on all the earth is not mentioned even once. Bummer.

Center of the Earth

Using the GIS [geographic information system], one researcher estimates the centroid [median point, that point where the medians of a triangle intersect] to be on the eastern coast of Romania.

Ezekiel 5:5 KJV says “This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.” Text of the NLT places Jerusalem “at the center of the nations“.

One can surmise the Bible does not say Jerusalem is precisely in the center of the nations, but pretty doggone close to it.

Mexico City, at almost 22 million residents, reigns as the most populous city on earth while Jerusalem’s headcount runs well under one million.

No ethnic group or nation vies for control of Mexico City. Jerusalem, on the other hand, is the target of all but one of the 15 member nations of the UN Security Council.

One year ago, on December 13, under the administration of Barack Hussein Obama, 14 members of the Security Council voted to condemn Israeli settlements in Jerusalem. One nation, the US, abstained, meaning a sitting US president voted against Israel, the apple of God’s eye [Zechariah 2:8]

Thankfully, in September of this year [2017], President Donald Trump met with Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu in NY City where our president declared Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel. By the way, this was not a partisan issue. NY Senator Chuck Schumer agreed with President Trump, saying, “Whatever one’s views are on settlements, anyone who cares about the future of Israel and peace in the region knows that the UN, with its one-sidedness, is exactly the wrong forum to bring about peace. I have spoken directly to the [Obama] Administration numerous times … and in the strongest terms possible urged them to veto this resolution. I am strongly opposed to the UN putting pressure on Israel through one-sided resolutions. An abstention is not good enough. The Administration must veto this resolution.”

Senator Schumer and President Trump are on the same page, with respect to the ownership of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is significant to Israelis. It’s also significant to the entire world.
Psalm 122:6 in our Holy Scripture says, “Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper.”

Daily, I pray for peace in Jerusalem. Is this a point for your morning devotionals?

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Gun Control? You actually need a good lawyer.

According to the CDC, 33,736 persons die annually due to automobile accidents. This compares with annual deaths by firearms at 33,594 per year. [Ref. http://bit.ly/2mt7fRg]

cdc on deaths

Overall, there are 199,752 deaths due to all injuries, an average of 547 per day. The CDC says there are 2,626,418 total deaths from all causes, an average of 7,195 PER DAY. [Ref. http://bit.ly/2hohQxq]

Out of the total deaths per year, Heart disease kills 633,842, cancer 595,930. 13 years ago, a heart attack came close to my becoming a death statistic.

There is much clamor from liberals for gun control that would severely restrict purchases and ownership of firearms. Texas Sen. John Cornyn even leads the left by introducing more laws toward the end of gun control.

The above numbers come from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Fast Facts.

Here’s is the fast fact all mankind needs to know: YOU WILL ALL DIE. Then what happens? What legislation could Senator Cornyn propose to prevent over two million deaths per year?

This is what happens immediately after each death: judgement before God himself. Believe me, when I say, you are going to need a very good lawyer, the best you can find.

Looking ahead, I have already retained the best lawyer in all the universe. I’m good to go. Anytime.

1 John 2:1-2 is where you can find the name of my lawyer.

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, there is One Who will go between him and the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the One Who is right with God. He paid for our sins with His own blood. He did not pay for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world.”

Jesus Christ is the name and saving clients from a life in hell is his game. His track record is absolutely amazing.

For many years it was considered taboo for a lawyer to advertise his services. Disregarding human traditions, my heavenly lawyer first put out his shingle and started practice as an advocate for sinners almost 2,000 years ago.

The Law Office of Jesus Christ is open to new clients 24/7/365, but not accessible immediately following your death, regardless the cause.

His rates are more than reasonable. In fact, he serves each client pro bono. You won’t find a telephone number on the internet, but you should know he hears everything you say and sees all you do. You can call him any moment you wish.

The address of his law office is Romans 10:13. The slogan on the door says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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