Constitutional Rights For Me, But Not For Thee: The city of Dallas, which was perfectly okay with allowing mass anti-police demonstrations, shut down a planned convention by the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty just three days before it was set to begin, citing the spike in coronavirus cases (and I wonder what caused that?)

Politicians claimed it was the hotel’s decision, but that hotel is run by the city. Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who was scheduled to speak at the event, called it “surprising, coming from Texas.” But unfortunately, the left has made big inroads in Texas, at least in urban areas. The major cities are all run not just by Democrats but by far-left “progressives” (recall the similar situation in Houston, which allowed mass protests but canceled the state GOP convention.)

I don’t know if this is because even Texas allowed leftists to take over schools and indoctrinate children, or if so many people fled blue states but brought the policies with them that they fled from. But you can certainly see the results. Not just in the blatant partisanship and disregard for First Amendment rights, but also in the spiraling crime. US cities are disproportionately run by Democrats, so it’s hardly surprising that murder is up in 36 of our 50 largest cities. But it might surprise you to learn that at #1, with a 64% increase in murders in one year, was Austin, Texas.

But when you realize how liberal the “Keep Austin Weird” government of the Lone Star State’s bluest city is, then maybe it’s not so surprising after all.

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  • Cyndi Anderson

    08/11/2020 03:19 PM

    For the past couple years, Texas has had an influx of liberals claiming to want escape from the politics they left behind, largely Californians. But, once they hit these cities, they take up where they left off and they are the first to tell us native Texans how stupid we are for being conservative. They come her because we have no state income tax. We don't pay tax on food or medicine. Face it, we have a better standard of living and they try to change us in to what they left. They almost sound like some illegal immigrants. They may think they have the cities in their control, but, they'll never understand the spirit of the native Texan. We may waver for a while, but, in the end, they'll never change us.

  • Kristian Key

    08/11/2020 02:00 PM

    Not that it is a big deal, but that is the skyline of Austin, not Dallas. In regards to the "Progressive" nature of urban areas and cities like Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, and Houston, those are long-held bastions of liberalism in Texas. Texas itself was deep Blue since the Civil War up until the late 70's and into the 80's. Anne Richards was the last Democratic Governor from '91-95 when she was beaten by GW Bush.