Conservative author, writer and film producer Dinesh D’Souza will be speaking at San Antonio’s Trinity University on Tuesday, March 7, and the liberal SA Express-News has published a critical commentary that might encourage and justify leftist protests at the event. It is yet another example of local media bias and how it supports the leftist agenda.
The article by Gilbert Garcia pretends to be balanced as he defends Trinity students Jonah and Manfred Wendt who organized the event, but criticizes D’Souza for his beliefs.
Garcia uses two paragraphs to report about how one third of the flyers announcing the event were returned with rude and nasty comments to the Wendt brothers. However, he devotes the next 12 paragraphs criticizing D’Souza and his beliefs.
In matters of local and state elections, are your candidates “Globalists” or “Localist”?
A Globalist is someone The places the interests of the entire world above those of individual nations or citizens. A Localist is someone who places their interests on what is happening in their home and their community.
Globalists feel it is important to “compete” in the world market by allowing businesses to sell abroad, however the tradeoff is that cheap foreign goods are allowed to be sold locally. This hurts local small businesses that cannot compete with cheap foreign goods.
This election's Proposition 7 is being touted as a wonderful solution to roadway gridlock, but there is a bigger story behind the push for Proposition 7.
The primary concern of lawmakers is to get commuters to be so glad about the potential for traffic relief that they overlook the billions in the bulk of state highway funds that are being spent in a fiscally irresponsible manner.
True to form, those who have control over ballot language have skillfully chosen and crafted the actual words and phrases citizens will read and accept or reject in the voting booth.
In an extraordinary show of arrogance, the liberal San Antonio Express-News ran an editorial on Wednesday, February 15 with a that read, “Toll Roads are necessary; deal with it”. The title seemed to tell the public, “shut up, stop opposing toll roads, and get in line”.
The SA Express is the speaker phone for the San Antonio/Bexar County Establishment which included big business, politicians, and the local government bureaucracy. This Establishment usually pursues its own agenda over the will of the people and at taxpayer expense.
The editorial says the “state lawmakers have shown zero interest in raising the gas tax, which is exactly why toll roads need to be on the table”. Apparently, they can’t understand why state legislators would listen to voters who don’t want toll roads and who don’t want taxes raised. Rather than advocate for raising taxes, why not suggest tax revenues be redirected? Better yet, why not tell the elected officials and Establishment to “deal with it” because citizens don’t want toll roads.
It’s been a long road to finding the funding necessary to shore-up the Texas State Highway Fund, but with passage of Proposition 7 on the ballot November 3, Texans will finally see a significant boost to the state’s road funding shortfall without raising taxes. Early voting begins October 19.
Prop 7 dedicates $2.5 billion of the general sales and use tax (above $28 billion) and thirty-five percent of the vehicle sales tax (above $5 billion) to the construction and maintenance of non-toll highways. The general sales tax takes effect in 2017, and the vehicle sales tax dedication starts in 2019.