A “Rising Star” in the Republican Party.
Note: This young lady is not a Texan, but she deserves to be mentioned here. I think she will have a bright future in the Republican Party. This photo and article was taken from “The Root”.
Chelsi P. Henry:
I’m often asked, “When did you become a Republican?” And my answer is the same every time: “I’ve always been one!”
My mother gave birth to me when she was 16 years old, and we received government assistance during the first few years of my life. When I was growing up, she taught me the importance of making a budget and living by it. In our home I learned the importance of having a plan and delaying gratification for the things I wanted or thought I deserved. It meant generic brands instead of name brands and buying what I needed, rather than what I may have wanted. It meant living more conservatively.
Although she had me at a young age and knew there would be struggles ahead, my mother chose life. For that I am forever grateful to her.
Given my background, I may be what some would view as an unlikely Republican. But I firmly believe in the ability of conservative principles and values to empower people to live better lives.
I am humbled to be able to honor my mother, having been selected for recognition as one of the newest “Rising Stars” of the Republican Party. The Rising Star initiative is a strong, concerted effort by our party to engage and listen to the next generation of leadership. And it’s clear to me, in this new role, that the Republican National Committee is listening to new voices that often make up the young, silent majority.
We believe in keeping more money in our own pockets so that we can afford the things we need, especially when times are hard. We believe in a less intrusive government that doesn’t get in the way of us living out our dreams. We believe in entrepreneurship and innovation. We also believe in protecting the lives of the unborn. And when those babies grow into young children, we believe in providing them with the best education possible—and that parents, not government, should make those choices for their children.
And because the future of our country depends upon it, we believe that the voices of young people need to be heard, not just in future elections but in the important debates concerning these and many other issues.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is lighting a path for young voters of all demographics, and his leadership is a clarion call to young African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, college students and women. He has brought us to the table. He believes in our ideas, and he is providing the resources for successful outcomes in future elections.
He, and I, believe that the future of the Republican Party is filled with Rising Stars.
Chelsi P. Henry is a RNC Rising Star and an environmental-policy adviser. She was the youngest elected woman in Jacksonville, Fla.’s history, serving for three years as supervisor of Soil and Water Conservation District Group 5. Follow her on Twitter.
By Brendan Greeley July 11, 2013
In January, Thomas Hook, chief executive officer of Greatbatch (GB), was looking to move his growing medical device company from Buffalo to a place with warmer winters and lower taxes. He was all but settled on Florida when officials from Frisco, a city north of Dallas, cold-called to pitch the virtues of Texas. One conversation in particular helped close the deal. Texas Governor Rick Perry phoned to tell Hook how much he wanted Greatbatch to call Texas home. “He reached out directly,” says Chris Knospe, Greatbatch’s head of government relations. “It’s nice to be wanted.” In May the 3,300-employee company announced its move to Frisco.
Paradise Fossil Plant in Kentucky
Like the power companies, the oil refineries in Texas are also affected by the stringent regulations of the EPA.
It is apparent that the majority of you were not satisfied with the Republicans, and George W. Bush in particular. A Democrat Senator from Illinois came along and announced his bid for the presidency. He ran his campaign on the promise of hope and change. The people believed that this man would give them the change that they wanted. And him being a black man was definitely different from what the people had in past presidents. And this enforced their feeling that change would happen. Therefore, the Democrats and some turncoat Republicans elected this man to the presidency. Not
much happened in the first four years that the senator from Illinois was in office, but the people still had hope. Hope that this man would do as he had promised. So with this hope, and the fact that they didn’t want to admit that they had made a mistake, they voted for him again. In his second term, and not having to worry about reelection, the president started making changes with vigor. Less than a year into his second term in office, this “man of change” has transformed this country, while going against the Constitution every step of the way.
His latest venture, which got me started on this in the first place, is the new environmental regulations. The EPA has enacted such stringent regulations that some utility companies are shutting down power plants. These are coal burning power plants that employ hundreds of people. These people will lose there jobs, and also the coal miners that mine the coal that supply these plants. Some mines may have to shut down entirely, along with the power plants. You keep going and add up all the people that are connected to these power plants and it could run into the thousands.
Now, you people that voted for this president have gotten your change. You have changed, or will change, from getting up and going to a job that you thought was secure to getting up and going to stand in line at the unemployment office. As for the hope, well, you probably hope that you will find a job pretty soon. And me, well, I didn’t vote for the man.
The tall grass prairie of the Great Plains.
Is there another Dust Bowl in the making?
The local paper published an article recently that translated into Obama being responsible for the destruction of a large portion of the Great Plains. Pushing for green energy, Obama has encouraged farmers and ranchers to plow under thousands of acres. What was once rolling plains of tall prairie grass, now stands seven feet tall stalks of corn. The corn will be used for the production of ethanol which will be blended with gasoline. In theory, this will reduce greenhouse gasses and slow down global warming, which is a natural cycle. Not only has our way of life been altered by the Obama Administration, the landscape of the United States has been changed as well.
Turning under vast amounts of the prairies for the purpose of planting wheat in the early part of this century resulted in the topsoil being blown away, and thus, creating what was called the Dust Bowl. This was done with subsidies from the Department of Agriculture, which is under the control of the president. The natural sod is gone forever. We have only pictures and written words to remind us of what once was “The Great Plains”.
I am afraid that the changes that have been made to this country during the current administration are to severe to ever be repaired. The sad part of all this is the fact that ethanol is only a temporary additive, while the loss of topsoil is permanent.
Bum Phillips: Famous football coach, and Texan.
Bum Philips speaks with Texas pride.
“When William Barrett Travis wrote in 1836 that he would never surrender and he would have Victory or Death, what he was really saying was that he and his men were forged of a hotter fire. They weren’t your average everyday men. Well, that is what it means to be a Texan. It meant it then, and that’s why it means it today. It means just what all those people North of the Red River accuse us of thinking it means. It means there’s no mountain that we can’t climb. It means that we can swim the Gulf in the winter. It means that Earl Campbell ran harder and Houston is bigger and Dallas is richer and Alpine is hotter and Stevie Ray was smoother and God vacations in Texas. It means that come Hell or high water, when the chips are down and the Good Lord is watching, we’re Texans by damned, and just like in 1836, that counts for something.”
The flag is at half-mast in honor of Kris Kyle.
Texas is becoming a battleground. We Texans need to take another stand and fight to keep our traditional ways. Texas’ uniqueness is slipping by the wayside.
Taken from Keller Williams Memorial:
Texas leads nation in refugee resettlement
By Tony Freemantle
Published 08:44 p.m., Sunday, June 10, 2012
It could be that the weather has something to do with it, or that Houston has one of the lowest unemployment rates for a big city. Housing here is relatively cheaper than in other places, too, and while it’s not an easy place to get around, one can do it with a little perseverance, which these newcomers have in abundance.
But ultimately, the main reason Houston, and Texas, are the No. 1 destinations for refugees seeking haven in the United States could simply be that the word is getting around. Thanks to word of mouth, more and more of the world’s refugees lucky enough to qualify for resettlement in America are asking to come to Houston or Texas.
“Friendship” is the Texas motto:
There are those that claim that Texas is a racist state and full of bigots. Well, I claim that Texas is just the opposite. Just recently, a Rwandan refugee family fled New Hampshire because of the racial hatred directed toward them. The family searched a large portion of the United States for a place to live where they could feel safe and secure, and not be victims of the racial hatred that they were experiencing in the Northeast.
The state of choice for the Rwandan family was Texas. A small community in the Texas Panhandle would be there new home.