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Texas Fights Outloud Archives for 2022-08

Declare an Invasion Now



Five more Texas counties have joined in calling the crisis on our southern border “an invasion,” bringing the total number of counties that have done so to seventeen. Ellis County was particularly pointed in placing responsibility on the Governor to “immediately prevent and/or remove all persons trespassing as well as invading the sovereignty of Texas and that of the United States.”

Ellis County is south of Dallas, a full seven hours away from the border, yet to a man, the Commissioners recognized that the flood of drugs and unvetted illegals issuing from those border counties affects all of Texas. Just the explosion of fentanyl alone in the state has far reaching impacts on the safety of our communities, and the mental health and well being of our citizens. Crime rates and incidence of drug overdoses are the stats that tell the story.

The open wounds at our border can only be staunched if you, Governor Abbott, invoke Article I, Section 10 of the United States Constitution and Article IV, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution. Returning illegal border crossers to their point of entry or bussing them to hotels in New York City and D.C. is ineffective in stemming the tide of drug smuggling and human trafficking.

We’ve seen the drone footage of the cartels’ foot soldiers imbedding themselves on the U.S. side of the Arizona border. They are taking ownership of the border on both sides. How long until the narco-terrorists do the same on Texas land? This sort of thing has been commonplace in Mexico, and now it’s here. Will it take the invasion becoming a full occupation for you to take the vital and necessary action to uphold and protect our state’s sovereignty? By then, Governor, I’m afraid it will be too late. By then you will need more than the National Guard. You will need an army.

The hour is late. The time is now to take decisive and definitive action to protect our sovereignty. Declare an invasion, invoke the Constitutions of our country and our state. Unshackle law enforcement at all levels to do its job.

Do the right thing.  The citizens of this great state implore you.


Governor Abbott

Office of the Governor

P.O. Box 12428

Austin, TX  78711

(512) 463-2000





Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa

District 20

602 N. Staples Street, Suite 200

Corpus Christi, TX 78401

(361) 882-0900 (TEL)

(361) 882-0901

(361) 882-0902 (FAX)


Email contact form:


Senator Brian Birdwell

P.O. Box 12068

Capitol Station

Austin, TX 78711




Senator Bob Hall

P.O. Box 12068

Capitol Station

Austin, TX 78711

(512) 463-0102


Volunteer, Not Victim

We have to talk about election integrity again. With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, what are we now, 73 days out, confidence in the inevitability of a red wave is receding. Not because we believe Democrats will out vote us. That won’t happen and we know it. But we also know that they cheat. Big time. And right now they are getting their dirty little ducks in a row for the next Big Steal. There are several recent stories that will give even the most ardently faithful conservative pause.


Democrats are lauding a new Post Office division called Election and Government Mail Services created in order to deliver ballots in advance of the midterms, regardless of the well recognized fact (or precisely because of it) that mail in ballots are far more susceptible to fraud than in person voting. It is widely suspected that part of the motivation for the pandemic lockdowns was to influence the 2020 election results by injecting massive mail in ballot fraud. The USPS delivered more than 135 million ballots in 2020, and now we are looking at a preview of the big budget sequel—The Big Steal Part Two, brought to you by the United States Postal Service.


And this late breaking item beggars the imagination, from The Gateway Pundit: “Joe Biden just welcomed TikTok into a formal partnership with the Federal Voting Assistance Program, a U.S. government agency set up to help overseas voters in the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.” TikTok, the same Chinese company Trump banned by executive order for the serious national security threats posed by its mobile app, just launched their U.S. Midterms Election Center at the behest of our duly installed WH resident.


Anyone else out there getting serious outrage fatigue?


Well, yes. Ken Paxton, for one. He fought the good fight in the lead up to 2020, recognizing that there was an “orchestrated effort” by someone outside the state with a lot of money (who could that be?) to make sure mail in ballots went out to as many people as possible, in clear violation of Texas law. He sued and won.


But even with those victories, Paxton says Texas elections are still at risk. A ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the State Attorney General cannot unilaterally prosecute election fraud. So until the Legislature meets and passes new legislation to the contrary, Paxton warns us that it will be up to Soros-backed DA’s in big counties like Harris, Travis, Dallas and Bexar to prosecute election fraud. All part of the opposition’s well implemented long game. Not bullish for our side.


So that’s all the bad news. Now for the good. Nueces County looks clean. In the person of Kara Sands, we are blessed with a diligent and experienced official to run our elections.

But the key point here at home as well at throughout the state, remains. I reiterate, we must have eyes and ears in every polling place in every county across Texas. Many election irregularities can be addressed on the spot or reported by poll watchers and poll workers who are trained and observant, shining light into every nook and cranny of the process.

We have already seen a pattern in some counties of insufficient numbers of Republican ballots, or ballots missing certain races. We’ve seen attempts at the same vote counting stoppage that cost us Fulton County, GA. Success at barring GOP observers from the process, while grossly illegal, has become notorious.

Rapid response teams of well trained election workers and poll observers can make sure the correct ballots are made available in sufficient numbers, that voting continues until all votes are counted, that mail in ballots meet signature verifications, and that any problems are brought to the attention of the County GOP chair immediately.

This is our job as voters who care about election integrity. It’s your job if you want your country back, because we can only reclaim it one county at a time. And it is time.

Do your part. Send an email to election@texasgop.org. This goes to the County Chair, Barbie Baker. She will reply with an email containing a link to a form for volunteering and training.

She’s waiting to hear from you. And as General Flynn recently said, it is time to activate every single American to take immediate action. That’s what Texas Fights Outloud is all about. So don’t forget to let her know, TFO sent you.

The Eyes of Texas


Election tampering is not new. American history is replete with electoral irregularities, misconduct and outright fraud. In a state where LBJ’s shenanigans have been documented as “the most brazen thievery of an election up to that point in U.S. history,” we should hardly feign surprise.

Nor should we allow the issue of free and fair elections to be weaponized and directed solely against one political party. Over history, there has been plenty of malfeasance to go around.

Most importantly, however, we cannot inure ourselves to the fact of insecure elections, which have only gotten more vulnerable with the advent of electronic voting, and in the wake of Covid-19 responses that led to the proliferation of mail-in ballots, extended early voting periods, drive-through voting, and the interruption of the vote counting that has become routine.

The result has been predictable. DA’s have identifiedmail-in mafia,” people who profit from organized mail-in ballot fraud. Legal voters have been disenfranchised, and officials have been allowed to alter election procedures in violation of our state constitution. Recently, the Harris County Elections Administrator was forced to resign after presiding over an an election that Lt. Governor Patrick called “a disaster.”

We must insist that decisive steps be taken in the next Legislative session to address election integrity and secure the future of free and fair elections in Texas. In the meantime it is up to us to step up during the midterms and volunteer and train to be poll watchers and election workers. Let politicians, election officials and voters know that the eyes of Texas are upon them.

The Texas GOP is looking to maximize eyes, ears and boots on the ground at at every phase of the election process, with grassroots volunteers who know the law and understand election code working closely with election officials to observe and report irregularities of any kind. It was just this kind of rapid response team in Houston that prevented shut down of the counting process in the primary run off election.

Texas Fights Outloud wants you to volunteer! Go to election@texasgop.org. You will be sent a link to a volunteer and training form.

And let ‘em know Texas Fights Outloud sent you.

Fix the Grid

This week we are tasking members of the Legislature to take a more realistic and practical approach to fixing the state’s energy grid than ever before. No, we’re prodding them, because inaction on the structural problems that plague our grid has become an Austin trademark. They, along with Governors and Lt. Governors have been kicking this can down the road for over ten years.


Now we face an aging grid that is flirting with failure just as people are moving to our state in droves and energy demand is on the rise dramatically. It will take four years to bring new thermal plants (non renewables) on line, and that’s if supply chains are functioning.


But we say what Mission Control said: failure is not an option.


This will take real leadership to solve. Previous Senate Bills did NOT. So enough with good ole’ boy politics and Green New Deal boondoggles. Neither a hide bound, nor a “Progressive” approach will win the day for consumers and ratepayers. We need a clear eyed, radical rethinking of our grid, and the grit and determination to see it through, before we allow lack of leadership to make Texas’ electricity as expensive and unreliable as California’s.


Texas Fights Outloud offers several points of consideration that we want reflected in legislation in this session.


Eliminate subsidies for renewable energy

Make wind and solar generators pay for the reliability costs they impose on the grid

Ensure that customers pay only for the energy supplied to them, not the energy transmitted

Reimburse consumers for ERCOT’s gross mismanagement of the Uri Storm grid failure

Incentivize grid operators to build more generation by levying a small fee on consumers

Allow utilities to face penalties and legal liability for grid failures

Prohibit ERCOT brokering contracts in the wholesale electricity market

Eliminate the PUC and Railroad Commission’s authority to manipulate market prices

Create a Texas Energy Commission that combines the PUC and the Railroad Commission


Read the blog post on the Bob Jones Show webpage. Educate yourself. Then write. Call. Show up on their doorstep. Make a fuss before they make even more of a mess! And don’t forget to tell ‘em Texas Fights Outloud sent you.

ENERGY RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEMBERS (just a few—there are 11 in all)


Rep. Abel Herrero

101 East Main Avenue

Robstown, Texas 78380

(361) 387-0457



Rep. Ron Reynolds

2440 Texas Parkway, Suite 102

Missouri City, Texas 77489

(281) 208-3574




Rep. Ben Leman

401 South Austin Street

Brenham, Texas 77833

(979) 836-1238



Rep. Tom Craddick

500 West Texas, Suite 880

Midland, TX 79701

(432) 682-3000



Rep. Drew Darby

36 W. Beauregard Suite 517

San Angelo, TX 76903

(325) 658-7313



Rep. Tracy King

5500 S. Zapata Highway

Building F, Room 130

Laredo, Texas 78046

(512) 463-0194