The past year and a half was a tough one for many liberty-loving conservatives. We witnessed a flex of state and federal power unlike we had ever seen before during the COVID-19 pandemic, with governors and state officials locking their citizens down with the brute force of a tyrant.
Even with "conservatives" such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, we saw weakness and ambiguous policies and executive orders passed to the point where citizens had no individual rights protected by those they elected to do just that.
Abbott, now running to get re-elected for the second time, kept Texas on lockdown throughout the fall, and it took conservative state executives, such as Sid Miller, to criticize the governor openly and call out his tireless lockdown policies.
In October of last year, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Miller said of Abbott, "Gov. Abbott continues to keep his boot on the neck of every Texan, and our economy, even as the costs mount and the benefits diminish."
From a perceived strong conservative, these are pretty harsh words. However, it seems fitting to how much of an authoritarian Abbott has come off over the past 20 months.
Abbott campaigned with President Trump and other Republicans based on individual responsibility and freedom, yet crafted policy that was detrimental to the respective rights that are essential to each Texan.
Adding to the fact that Abbott failed handling the coronavirus policies, his efforts on the crisis of illegal immigration overflow at the southern border have been disastrous. The state is receiving aid from several different states' National Guard to protect the border.
While we cannot place this all at the feet of the governor due to lack of federal aid and disenfranchisement of border control from the Biden administration, Abbott still has responsibility for how he handled the situation. Honestly, it seems like a lack of decision-making about the issue itself caused Abbott to come under fire from many conservatives.
These problems are not becoming of a GOP governor who represents arguably an essential swing state in the country for the Republican Party. While Abbott may have a war chest of millions of dollars, that does not mean there is no candidate out there deserving of Texan Republican Primary voters.
Currently, one candidate knows Texan liberty more than Allen West or Gov. Abbott; that man is Don Huffines.
Huffines is a former Texas state senator who hails from Commerce, Texas, and recently was endorsed by liberty lovers such as U.S. Senator Rand Paul. The controversial and vocal Senator from Kentucky has arguably been more right about the COVID-19 debacle among federal and state policies than any other official in the entire country.
Huffines has run on a campaign of fiscal responsibility and individual liberty, making sense as to why Paul came out for him over Abbott.
Don has advocated for a strong border, eliminating property taxes and Critical Race Theory, and protecting election integrity. All of these issues, Huffines says, are policies on which Abbott has failed to act upon, especially during the pandemic. However, all of these issues are those Don himself worked upon when a member of the Texas Senate. He strongly supported 2nd amendment rights and protected every Texan's individuality that he served in his district.
It seems that Huffines is the people's choice, and Abbott is the choice of the establishment. Texas is one of the most independent states regarding citizens fighting for their rights, liberties, and freedoms, so it does not make sense of the duality of citizens to put Abbott back in the governor's office.
Don Huffines is the right pick for Texas. Moving forward, I hope his campaign gains momentum to protect the Texan identity and against government tyranny.
Texans need to Hire Huffines.
Kenny Cody is a 24-year-old conservative writer and activist from Northeast Tennessee. In addition to his work as a conservative writer and activist, Cody also serves as an English teacher for Cosby Elementary School. Read Kenny Cody's Reports — More Here.
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