As the accompanying article clearly illustrates, in Texas life is good in large part due to the fact that the far left is not in charge.
Texas is the model for the way government should operate. Most significantly, they have a part time rather than a full time legislature.
It ought to be that way everywhere. In places like California where the legislature is a full time operation, the state is so upside down that literally nothing works properly.
There is no need for full time legislatures and there is especially no need on any level of government for professional career politicians. They are in fact the root cause of most of the mess that the majority of states and the nation finds all around them.
But the best aspect of this article by far is the news that the trial lawyers, one of the richest and most contributive leftist constituencies in America, blew $9M out the door trying to influence the Texas legislature to favor their cause and got absolutely nowhere for their money. Would it were that way everywhere in the country.
One of the root causes of much of what is wrong about our nation can be traced directly to the reality of far too much needless litigation anywhere you look. For instance, it plays a big role in the run away costs associated with health care. It robs our government schools of hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It drives up wholly unnecessary costs in the business world, all of which gets passed on to us consumers. Frivolous torts cost the American economy billions of dollars annually, most of which is a useless and unnecessary payday for greedy lawyers and their equally greedy clients.
And who smooths they way for all of that waste? Liberal Democrat politicians who, for all intents and purposes, exist and thrive in the pockets of the trial lawyers. In fact most of them, including Barack Obama, are lawyers themselves. Only Lincoln, among Presidents rated great, was a lawyer, but he was self-educated and anything but a man of the left. In fact, he was an honorable and honest lawyer which in his time was more the norm but which, in today's world, is an endangered species.
After all, in most states it is much easier to get rich quick via the frivolous tort litigation route than it is to actually earn wealth or hit the lottery. And America has far, far too many attorneys all of whom are looking to make a fast buck and live La Dolce Vita by taking virtually anything to court. Or by running for office as a career politician.
You see, Texas is not left, at least not anymore. In the Lone Star State, people understand how the world works. They can see straight and they have common sense, by and large.
Thus their tax rates are low, their economy so much better than virtually all of the rest of the nation. As noted below, Texas created more jobs last year than all of the rest of the states COMBINED!
Certainly the state is not without it's problems, but they are insignificant compared to say the late great State of California. Of course, in Texas the state legislature has not been dominated by the left for decades as has that of California.
Want to see what the future of this nation holds with the federal government in the hands of the left? Look at California, the canary in the coal mine.
Need a role model what America can be again? Look no further than Texas.