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Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation

To coincide with the National Salute to Veterans Week (February 9-15th), I am organizing my annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be picked up by staff during the week of February 1st. I will then hand-deliver the heart-felt messages to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center.   Read more »

at Jan 27, 2015 5:04 PM
       

During Super Bowl Week, Cornyn Calls for Senate Action to Fight Human Trafficking

When many people hear about human trafficking, you think about something that doesn't happen here in America; it happens somewhere else.

You might envision brothels in foreign cities or girls being smuggled across other borders, but the sad reality is, human trafficking is a problem all across the United States and at all times of the year.   Read more »

at Jan 27, 2015 4:25 PM
       

Thousands ‘Rally for Life’ at Capitol with Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the 84th session and pro-life supporters are expecting more from this highly conservative legislature.

First Lady Abbott delivered a very touching and emotional speech that included reading a letter from her husband, Governor Greg Abbott, according to a tweet from the Texas Young Republicans (@TexasYR on Twitter). During her speech, Mrs. Abbott stressed the importance of adoption in preventing abortions.

at Jan 26, 2015 3:36 PM
       

Republicans Cave on Abortion Bill on 42nd Anniversary of Roe vs Wade

Yesterday, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe vs Wade, Congress was scheduled to vote on an important abortion bill the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”, H.R.36. It did not happen. We can sugar coat the fact that the bill was pulled because it wasn’t written with enough consideration for rape victims or because the weak Republicans in office thought the party would lose women voters for the presidential election in 2016.

at Jan 23, 2015 2:29 PM
       

Protecting our Most Fundamental Right - Life

On the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade ruling, thousands of Americans flocked to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. 

Our Great Nation was founded upon the idea that ALL people are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.’ And the first right mentioned in our Declaration of Independence is that of Life.

at Jan 22, 2015 3:52 PM
       

US Must Do Everything to Contain Radical Islam

It was a cold winter morning in Paris just before lunchtime. Two masked men armed with AK-47s approached a woman standing outside the door of the Charlie Hebdo office, forcing her to let them inside. Once inside the doors, they gunned down the security guard in the lobby and ran up to the second floor shouting, "Where is Charb? Where is Charb?"   Read more »

at Jan 19, 2015 5:00 PM
       

It’s Flu Season in Texas! And Boy do I know it!

Sleeping most of the day for the better part of the last 13 days with the ‘flu’ is not something I was looking forward to or planning for 2015, but that is what I have been doing: sleeping. The last time I had the ‘flu’ was over twenty years ago. And by the way, I have never had a flu shot.

Why am I writing about this….because we are having a ‘flu’ situation in Texas. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the 2014 – 2015 influenza season began September 28, 2014. There have been six Texas children who have died from the flu

at Jan 19, 2015 2:25 PM
       

Supporting the Mental Health of our Veterans

Last Monday, the House passed H.R.203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, by a vote of 403-0. This legislation was named in honor of Marine Cpl. Clay Hunt, who earned a Purple Heart in Iraq before redeploying to Afghanistan. After being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Clay sought to help others and raise awareness about depression. Unfortunately, we lost Clay in 2011. He was 28.   Read more »

at Jan 19, 2015 9:01 AM
       

Boko Haram Kills In The Name Of Religion

On Saturday, a 10-year-old girl walked into a crowded Nigerian market with a bomb strapped around her body. She walked through a metal detector, and the bomb exploded, killing her and dozens around her. The device reportedly was controlled by Boko Haram terrorists.

Days earlier, Boko Haram invaded the town of Baga, Nigeria, armed with grenades, explosives, and assault rifles. News reports say up to 2,000 bodies have been found, many of them children and the elderly who could not escape.   Read more »

at Jan 16, 2015 5:09 PM
       

The French Fight Back

Around 11 a.m. on January 7, on a cold winter day in Paris, France, two men armed with AK-47s forced a woman entering the offices of a French newspaper to let them in.

After murdering the security guard in the lobby, they ran up to the second floor and shouted, "Where is Charb? Where is Charb?'' Charb is the nickname for thenewspaper's editor, Mr. Charbonnier.   Read more »

at Jan 15, 2015 5:10 PM
       

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