As a member of the Texas House of Representatives, I am honored and proud to represent an estimated 170,000 East Texans in Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, and Tyler counties. I and these East Texans believe that every Texan is born in the image of the Almighty and is a gift from God.
For East Texans, our three seminal American documents are the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the Texas Constitution. Our rights flow from God, and we remain subject to the U.S. Constitution to the extent that “those powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In these perilous times, the expansive government auspices of public health, safety, and cancel culture have placed our enshrined constitutional rights under siege. This assault is so pervasive it is just not enough for national and state legislators to swear under oath to defend, preserve,