Dallas Talk Radio Host Davis: US Needs to Follow Texas

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 04:47 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The United States is in serious trouble — but it may be able to pull itself out of the hole by following the lead of Texas for local and limited government, veteran Dallas radio talk show host Mark Davis says.

"In Texas we don't like Washington to do much…. Even in Austin, our state capital, we don't like them to do more than they should,'' Davis said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"[It's the] localization of government, personal responsibility, the freedom to fail as well as the freedom to succeed – we're not a bail out culture.''

Story continues below video.

Note: Watch Newsmax TV now on DIRECTV Ch. 349 and DISH Ch. 223
Get Newsmax TV on your cable system – Click Here Now

Davis — author of the new book "Lone Star America: How Texas Can Save Our Country," published by Regnery — adds that Texas strictly follows the laws set down by the Founding Fathers.

"[It's] obedience to the Constitution, the Second Amendment and the rest as well,'' he said.

"It is a culture and a taste on the part of voters that has given us now 20 years of delicious one-party rule. We have been a solid red state since 1994.''

But Davis, who describes himself as a libertarian conservative, said anything is possible in the future.

"After the election of Obama twice, I'm through predicting what the electorate will do anywhere,'' he said.

"We have to stay on our game and make sure that the laboratory that Texas has been for conservative governance remains a clear example of the success of those policies.

"We do have liberals in Texas. We just don't let them run the place.''

He added that reports of the tea party's flagging influence have been greatly exaggerated.

"Look at the popularity of [Sen.] Ted Cruz. Look at the tea party flavor of the elections we just had. The primaries on the way to the gubernatorial level, Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton, our soon to be attorney general,'' Davis said.

"These are grass roots, tea-party flavored candidates. The notion that the tea party is struggling or is somehow in its last rose is crazy. It's not going to have the same kind of impact from popularity in every state, but in Texas all that tea party means is steadfast, unapologetic conservatism.''

Davis said Texas Gov. Rick Perry stands a better chance of capturing the presidential nomination in 2016 than he did in the last election.

"It's a much better shot this time because he'll be more ready. He'll be more seasoned,'' he said.

"I love Cruz, I love [Gov.] Scott Walker from Wisconsin, but Rick Perry! If Ted Cruz is the constitution's professor, Rick Perry is its cheerleader. There is value for both and we'll see what happens.''

Davis' radio show is heard weekdays 660AM "The Answer" KSKY. He also writes a column for the Dallas Morning News.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ex-Reagan Official: Castros Are Crowing Over US-Cuba Deal

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:45 PM

Cuba's communist leaders must be ecstatic - and a little stunned - over the deal they just got from President Barack Oba . . .

Markets Researcher: US-Cuba Deal Good for Both Economies

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:02 PM

Renewed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, and an easing of decades-old travel and commercial rest . . .

Ex-CIA Officer: 'Expect No Changes' From Cuba After Deal

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 17:31 PM

A prisoner swap and a resumption of relations between the United States and Cuba will enrich the communist nation's dict . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved