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Kids and Guns

The anti-gun movement wasted no time exploiting the tragic situation in Arizona that caused the shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9 year old girl.

There were many mistakes made by the instructor that lead to his death.

Equally tragic, is the psychological impact that little girl will have to deal with for the rest of her life. It is a tragedy that could have been prevented and never should have happened.   Read more »

at Aug 29, 2014 8:24 AM
       

Maps Show EPA Land Grab

Today I sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy demanding additional information about the agency’s motivation for having detailed maps assembled showing waters and wetlands for all 50 states. The maps, which were created in 2013 shortly after EPA proposed its Waters of the U.S. rule, had never been made public. When confronted at a hearing, EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe agreed to release the maps.

These maps show the EPA’s plan: to control a huge amount of private property across the country. Given the astonishing picture they paint, I understand the EPA’s desire to minimize the importance of these maps. But the EPA’s posturing cannot explain away the alarming content of these documents. It’s time to give Americans a chance to make up their own minds about the EPA’s intentions.

at Aug 28, 2014 5:00 PM
       

A Federal/Local Government Action That Makes Both Conservatives And Liberals Flinch

Those of you, who know me, know that I am not a real big “government conspiracy” guy. However, I always love to listen to any conspiratorial story. I can easily listen to most suggestions of government conspiracy to cover up and hide and take over various aspects of our daily lives. I may not agree with those who propose these theories, but my goal is to always leave all conversations with people as friends first, and then to be more informed second.   Read more »

at Aug 28, 2014 3:32 PM
       

How to Thwart the NSA, For Real

What a great conversation with Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center and Off Now, about the Off Now initiative and handbook. Have a listen!

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at Aug 28, 2014 11:21 AM
       

Congressman Blake Farenthold introduces H.R.5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks (JAWS) Act to halt foreign aid to countries that allow shark finning

A few weeks ago, I introduced H.R. 5308, the Justice Attributed to Wounded Sharks (JAWS) Act. The JAWS Act prohibits the granting of United States foreign assistance to countries that do not prohibit shark finning in the territorial waters of the country or the sale, possession, importation, or consumption of shark fins obtained as a result of shark finning.   Read more »

at Aug 28, 2014 8:05 AM
       

Does Immigration Impact Economic Freedom?

The economics literature generally finds a positive, but small, gain in income to native-born populations from immigrants and potentially large gains in world incomes. But immigrants can also impact a recipient nation’s institutions.

A growing empirical literature supports the importance of strong private property rights, a rule of law, and an environment of economic freedom for promoting long run prosperity.   Read more »

at Aug 27, 2014 5:02 PM
       

Congressman Sam Johnson to host U.S. Service Academy Information Forum

On Saturday, September 6th, I am inviting Third District students and their families to attend the annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum to learn more about the selection process and application requirements for our nations’ service academies.

The FREE information session will take place in the Conference Center of the Collin College Preston Ridge Campus, located at 9700 Wayne Blvd. in Frisco. Students interested in seeking nomination

at Aug 27, 2014 2:19 PM
       

George Will: IRS is 'off the rails' and 'corrupted'

George Will, president of Judicial Watch, sat down with Bret Baier Tuesday to discuss the corrupt IRS. The lawyers for the Department of Justice have admitted that the "missing" Lois Lerner emails would be "too onerous" to retrieve.

I can just hardly wait until the IRS lawyers go into that courtroom and tell the judge it would be too onerous to stop obstructing justice in this case.   Read more »

at Aug 27, 2014 11:56 AM
       

Celebrating 60 Years of the C-130

Sixty years ago Saturday, the first C-130 “Hercules” took off in Burbank, California. Since 1954, Lockheed Martin has created more than 2500 of the planes, and more than half of those are still in operation.

The “Hercules” is a durable yet versatile plane that kept U.S. airmen safe in Vietnam, and continues to serve us through humanitarian relief missions. It’s truly an impressive machine. We’re proud in Texas’ 19th District to be home to the 317th Airlift Group, which is the largest

at Aug 27, 2014 9:52 AM
       

The Administration is Waffling on Threat of ISIS

I think what the Administration needs to do is come forward with a plan.

Right now, they have no coordinated plan. We have no stated goals and objectives.

The Administration has made inconsistent statements as to whether or not even they see ISIS as a threat to the West or the United States.

British Prime Minister Cameron has clearly stated ISIS is a threat to the West.   Read more »

at Aug 26, 2014 5:09 PM
       

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