The Luke Macias Show

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The Conservative Voice of Texas

  1. 1.
    Texas Should Stop Playing by the Left’s Rules – Episode 127
    23:42
  2. 2.
    The Dishonest Culture Finally Catches up With Dade Phelan – Episode 126
    19:42
  3. 3.
    Republicans Refusing to Arrest Democrats – Episode 125
    19:58
  4. 4.
    A Big Conservative Legal Victory for Texans! – Episode 124
    15:32
  5. 5.
    Texas Agency Tyranny – Episode 123
    36:52
  6. 6.
    Race Doesn’t Define Texans – Episode 122
    14:10
  7. 7.
    A Conversation on Family Policy – Episode 121
    26:15
  8. 8.
    Borders and Battlegrounds – Episode 120
    20:14
  1. 9.
    Election Integrity: Who Killed It? – Episode 119
    24:47
  2. 10.
    The Predicted Failure of the Republicans in the Texas House – Episode 118
    21:32
  3. 11.
    Republican in the Texas House Failed to Protect Our Children – Episode 117
    17:42
  4. 12.
    GOP Priorities and Culture Update – Episode 116
    29:30
  5. 13.
    Budget Drama is More Than You Think – Episode 115
    43:51
  6. 14.
    Constitutional Carry Passed the Texas House and is Now Being Killed in the Senate – Episode 114
    20:48
  7. 15.
    Chip Roy: Fighting to Change the System – Episode 113
    54:22
  8. 16.
    Speaker Phelan Teams up with Democrats to Protect Child Sex Changes – Episode 112
    18:02
  9. 17.
    What Prayer Reveals About the Texas House- Episode 111
    20:34
  10. 18.
    Patrick Battles Abbott & Hefner Pushes Himself – Episode 110
    23:33
  11. 19.
    What Are GOP Priorities? – Episode 109
    34:34
  12. 20.
    Abbott Plays Politics with COVID While Burrows Embraces a Dictatorship – Episode 108
    26:08
  13. 21.
    Slaton Shaking Up Austin – Episode 107
    24:18
  14. 22.
    HB 3 and It’s Disastrous Effect on Texas Freedoms – Episode 106 B
    28:23
  15. 23.
    Long Term Grid Threats and Our Current Crisis Explained with Bob Hall – Episode 106
    39:59
  16. 24.
    Texas Power Failure Highlights Systemic Corruption – Episode 105
    12:44
  17. 25.
    Texas Redistricting with Trey Trainor – Episode 104
    35:34
  18. 26.
    Character Matters – Episode 103
    25:22
  19. 27.
    The Texas Crossroads Explained – Episode 102
    41:27
  20. 28.
    What we Learned this Week from the House Rules Debate – Episode 101
    34:05
  21. 29.
    Riots At the Capitol: Then & Now – Episode 100
    48:45
  22. 30.
    6 Things The Texas Legislature Will Decide in 2021 – Episode 99
    10:53
  23. 31.
    Matt Shaheen’s Gun Legislation – Episode 98
    42:05
  24. 32.
    The GOP Didn’t Lose Its Way on December 19th – Episode 97
    22:05
  25. 33.
    Patrick Fights For Republicans While Phelan Fights For? – Episode 96
    7:15
  26. 34.
    Texas Republican Caucus Endorses Corruption In Latest Election – Episode 95
    23:07
  27. 35.
    Mackowiak & Steinhauser: What Republicans Should Learn From the Elections – Episode 94
    1:29:15
  28. 36.
    Lubbock and the Fight for the Unborn – Episode 93
    20:07
  29. 37.
    Allen West: A Chairman The Legislature Wasn’t Prepared For – Episode 92
    18:53
  30. 38.
    Texas Election Results Overview – Episode 91
    20:34
  31. 39.
    The State of the Church, and the State of our Nation – Episode 90
    36:19
  32. 40.
    My Presidential Choice: Who & Why – Episode 89
    20:48
  33. 41.
    House Leadership Tried to Kill Pro-Life Policy They Now Support – Episode 88
    38:43
  34. 42.
    The Abortion Battle Brewing in Texas – Episode 87 B
    10:01
  35. 43.
    Why Ken Paxton Won’t Resign, and Why Greg Abbott Hates Bars – Episode 87
    17:45
  36. 44.
    A Conversation with Texas Attorneys Warren Norred and Matt Rinaldi – Episode 86
    42:23
  37. 45.
    Steve Toth and Bob Hall Get It – Episode 85
    19:09
  38. 46.
    Mike Olcott Goes In-Depth on SD 30 – Episode 84
    43:18
  39. 47.
    What do David French and John Cornyn have in common? – Episode 83
    24:48
  40. 48.
    A Big Announcement for the Luke Macias Show – Episode 82
    12:08
  41. 49.
    Drew Springer Supports Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists – Episode 81
    32:03
  42. 50.
    It Would be Best for Texans to Remove the Word “Disaster” From all Sections of State Law – Episode 80
    15:00

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This recent action is a big win for Texas, yet it still adopts so many rules that the left has tried to force on our state, and our governor is playing along. Let’s break this down.

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Why is Abbott referring to illegals as “migrants”? Why is he using the words of the Biden-Harris administration? The war of words matters.

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Why are we only stopping illegals who “might spread COVID” instead of stopping all illegals from entering our state and breaking our laws? The games being played are following rules that the left has created to undermine our state, nation, and culture—and letting them set the rules is a very bad idea.

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Overnight, the Texas House Republicans realized that honesty is a virtue and their long history of promoting deceit will have consequences.
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Matt Shaheen couldn’t come up with any response this time, Jeff Leach admitted that he thought signing a piece of paper was hard, and Will Metcalf acted as though the deceitful practices of the leadership team didn’t exist and that Democrats all of the sudden started being untrustworthy.
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All of this made for a remarkable start to our week, and that’s what we talk about today on our podcast.
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Republicans are telling Texans they will “arrest” Democrats for breaking quorum, but we found out this week that they are all hat and no cattle. Republican leaders like Dade Phelan and Greg Abbott have no intention of arresting Democrats, and their hypocrisy has been revealed.

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We also talk about the general worldview of empowering Democrats, which was revealed in January of the 87th Legislative Session when Jeff Leach attacked Bryan Slaton for opposing Democrat chairmanships.

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Fast forward to this week, when Chris Turner, who was handed a powerful chairmanship by Dade Phelan, called the GOP speaker a dummy for removing Joe Moody from his speaker pro tempore position. Democrats are arrogant because they know that Republicans are scared of actually punishing them. Today we break down how all of this affects Texans. I hope you enjoy it!

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I love it when Texans are leading the way on a big conservative issue. It’s rare, unfortunately, but when it happens, I love bringing attention to it.

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Tony McDonald, Mark Pulliam, and Josh Hammer have opened the door to an amazing opportunity to reform more than 30 state bar associations across the nation. If successful, they will take away a funding source that the left has been using to advance their Marxist agenda.

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Mark joins us today to discuss this important court case. I also take some time to discuss the importance of Matt Rinaldi’s victory this week in his campaign for Texas GOP chair.

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I think you will enjoy the conversation!

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The seventh episode on this show was a conversation with Michael Sullivan.

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In that episode, we talked about the Texas Ethics Commission attacking him, and that’s still the main topic of today’s conversation. Why? Because they have been fighting him for eight years and want to destroy him. They need to set the precedent that citizens are under their rule, and through today’s conversation, you will hear why this battle matters to you.

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We have major issues with so many state agencies in Texas. Child Protective Services is persecuting families on behalf of sexual revolutionaries, and left-wing ideology has infiltrated the Texas State Guard. Today we focus on another agency that is persecuting conservatives, and their target is Michael Sullivan.

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Last week, on Father’s Day, my dad spent some time talking to us about my grandfather. One of the stories he shared reminded me that I come from a legacy of men who refused to be defined by their race or ethnicity.

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The race-based Marxist ideology of critical race theory has been permeating our state and nation. This divisive ideology will only further divide society, and Texans must push back on every level.

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Today, we discuss several things that MUST happen immediately to address this threat.

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Our children are being exposed to pornography while almost every aspect of social conservative values is being chipped away from every angle.

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Conservatives have been on the constant defense of some issues, while outright surrendering on others. Today, we talk to Terry Schilling, who is significantly growing the American Principles Project, an organization rightfully described as the “NRA for families.”

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We spend most of today’s conversation on porn policy. I want to warn you that, while we discuss the issue in a sensitive manner, it is still a conversation of an adult nature. I wouldn’t recommend listening to this episode with children present.

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This conversation is important, and I hope you learn more about why Texans should be engaging in these battles.

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The border needs to be closed. This is the standard of success and it is achievable. For the sake of our state, the rule of law, and the future of our country, Texas must close the border down. This is the first thing we tackle on today’s episode.

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There is a big political battle shaping up in Tarrant County where Tim O’Hare and Betsy Price are both running to be the next County Judge. This matchup is a clear depiction of the civil war playing out in the Texas GOP. That this is playing out in the largest red county in Texas makes it significant for all Texans, regardless of where they live.

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Lastly and sadly, Cody Vasut seems more concerned about the House vs. Senate pissing match than protecting children from genital mutilation. It’s the ultimate abdication for Vasut to literally call for the ousting of Dan Patrick over how many HB’s died in his chamber, while staying silent on Dade Phelan and Dustin Burrows despicable actions of killing legislation that would stop the barbaric practice of genital mutilation surgery on children in Texas.

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We have many issues facing Texas and today we try to bring attention to some of the more important ones. Hope you enjoy.

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There is a lot of finger-pointing going on right now, as Texas Republicans failed to pass election integrity legislation.

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Today, I bring on Daniel Greer, one of the election integrity experts in Texas. Daniel does a great job peeling back the onion and revealing that the Texas Republican House leadership has a long history of killing election integrity legislation, and this session was no exception. He also details the lack of coordination from Governor Abbott, who just recently started clarifying his position on this issue.

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Republicans in the Texas House killed most Republican priorities this session. This is not a surprise. Sadly, it was not only predicted by this show and other activists, but it was even discussed openly in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Tony Tinderholt and Bryan Slaton publicly voiced their concern about how slowly GOP leadership led the house this session. Cole Hefner not only publicly opposed that criticism, but he actually tried to make the case that the Texas House was working hard. This is a joke, and Hefner was proved to either be naive or an active deceiver of Texans.

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Republican leadership doesn’t support Republican priorities, and that reality is hopefully made even more clear through today’s show.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post The Predicted Failure of the Republicans in the Texas House – Episode 118 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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This absolutely ludicrous, disgusting capitulation to the radical left should disturb all Texans (except for the most radical elements of our state).

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Guys, this issue alone is yet another revelation of just how morally compromised Republican leadership is in the Texas House. This is a sick game that is costing the lives of Texas children.

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Representative Krause has yet to clarify his earlier defense of Dustin Burrows, the chairman who was most responsible for killing this bill. Also notable, all Republican members of the Calendars Committee are silent on why they voted to kill this bill and place it on a page they knew would never be reached by the midnight deadline last Thursday.

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Today, we discuss exactly where Texas is and how this affects each of us.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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We start off this week discussing the story that broke last week covering the sexual relationship between Representative Lacey Hull, Cole Hefner, and their mutual campaign consultant, Jordan Berry. This is just one of the many scandals plaguing the Legislature, and the cultural problems in the chamber are being reflected in their votes.

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Many GOP priorities are actively being killed by Chris Paddie and Dustin Burrows. We overview each of them today.

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Saturday’s election brought about several victories. Southlake took down the critical race theory agenda that was being pushed in their school, Austin and San Antonio had strong results on ballot measures, and Lubbock outlawed abortion.

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A lot is going on this week, and it’s a blessing to keep you updated on all things Texas!

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Gennie Morrison took over the Texas House on budget night, and to say it was a takedown of Dade Phelan and Greg Bonnen is an understatement. Several top conservative legislators like Slaton, Biedermann, and Tinderholt passed strong amendments, and Dade Phelan defended government-funded programs for critical race theory and gender modification.

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Dade Phelan was placed in a position where more than 10 members were willing to challenge his ruling, which would have destroyed his speakership. He stood down and allowed them to have their way as a result.

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Phelan also worked to defend critical race theory and gender modification programs in the state budget. Today, we’ll overview those actions in detail.

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The Texas budget is not providing Texans with any meaningful property tax relief, so homeowners need to buckle up for the next several years.

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This is what we discuss on today’s podcast.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post Budget Drama is More Than You Think – Episode 115 appeared first on Luke Macias.

","id":"48RjPQiI30CiYaJEAvLvLx","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Budget Drama is More Than You Think – Episode 115","release_date":"2021-04-27","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:48RjPQiI30CiYaJEAvLvLx"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/f53340c6620d4369c8ffca161ca494bd2de8ba49","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Constitutional carry passed the Texas House and is being killed in the Texas Senate, likely by Joan Huffman. We go into all the details of this policy and the fact that Kyle Biedermann, Bryan Slaton, and Jeff Cason’s efforts on making the House bill even better should be greatly appreciated, along with Matt Schaefer’s excellent… The post Constitutional Carry Passed the Texas House and is Now Being Killed in the Senate – Episode 114 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":1248168,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/6wk4LZb2uhzY2bSzHzynfv"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/6wk4LZb2uhzY2bSzHzynfv","html_description":"

Constitutional carry passed the Texas House and is being killed in the Texas Senate, likely by Joan Huffman. We go into all the details of this policy and the fact that Kyle Biedermann, Bryan Slaton, and Jeff Cason’s efforts on making the House bill even better should be greatly appreciated, along with Matt Schaefer’s excellent defense of the policy.

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We also discuss a ban on sex-change surgeries for minors in Texas. Legislation is now moving through the process to ban some of the barbaric child abuse that is occurring in Texas. Senior Democrats have said that Dade Phelan is breaking his promise that this policy would not be allowed to be debated, and it will be interesting to see how they react as the policy advances.

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Pedro Gonzalez has written a very interesting and revealing piece in Newsmax about how Texas’s Lincoln Project is targeting Allen West. Texans must understand that the establishment hates that it’s being held to a higher standard this session and will work to take back control of the party. This piece does an excellent job showing how those efforts are already underway.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post Constitutional Carry Passed the Texas House and is Now Being Killed in the Senate – Episode 114 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Chip Roy is someone I respect tremendously. I was proud to work tirelessly on a personal level to ensure Chip was re-elected in 2020. He was one of the top targets for Democrats nationwide, and he won; not only that, but he didn’t legislate in the mushy middle, like so many purple-district congressmen. He is instead ranked as one of the most conservative members of Congress.

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Today, we talk about what it takes to actually change the broken system in Washington. We also discuss the absolute travesty that is happening with the open border we have in Texas. Chip shares some amazing stories from his time down on the border. You will want to listen to the end to hear all that he has to share.

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You are going to learn a ton by listening to this conversation.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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We’re losing the cultural war, and many so-called “conservative” leaders in the Texas Legislature are complicit. Luke discusses a key battle going on right now in the Texas House, including emotional testimony from legislators working against the tide.

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Listen to the episode to see Repsenatantive Slaton break down crying as Representative Tinderholt asks him why he keeps presenting his amendment.

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The post Speaker Phelan Teams up with Democrats to Protect Child Sex Changes – Episode 112 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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James Talarico led the Texas House in a sad and revealing prayer last week.

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Jonathan Stickland was the first to talk about this issue, and Talarico is now getting national attention for his deceiving prayer. Democrats across the nation are praising him for spewing universalist language, right in the heart of Texas.

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Yesterday in the #txlege “Republican” leadership allowed a progressive liberal to open the day with this “prayer.”
\nI am disgusted such blasphemy was spoken in the chamber. Lord forgive us for turning our state over to this trash. Where are the bold followers of Jesus Christ? pic.twitter.com/YYCHyzprcZ

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— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) March 25, 2021

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Earlier this year, conservatives were outraged by Congress closing a prayer with “Awomen,” rather than “Amen.” This is offensive, but Talarico’s prayer was just as bad—if not worse.

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The Texas House is not a body that is led by a strong moral ethic; this much we know is true, and it’s important that we recognize that. It changes the way you address the Legislature and what you expect from them.

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Have a blessed week.

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The battle over government-mandated power prices that have left ratepayers on the hook for billions of dollars has put Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick at odds with Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott is also teaming up with House Speaker Dade Phelan to keep the Texas House from being allowed to take a position on this policy.

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State Rep. Cole Hefner, a member who is very close to Dade Phelan, decided it was time for him to prioritize the GOP agenda. The Republican Party of Texas has 9 priorities, and most legislators have kept from supporting them. Hefner recently announced that he was authoring, or co-authoring, 8 agenda items. What was strange was that, instead of co-authoring 1 or all 3 of the currently filed constitutional carry proposals, Hefner copied and pasted State Rep. Kyle Biedermann’s bill into his own bill. Similarly, instead of co-authoring Bryan Slaton’s monument protection bill, he copied and pasted and filed the same bill with his name on it. Hefner also copied State Rep. Steve Toth’s legislation regarding banning sex-change surgeries on minor children.
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It’s times like this that reveal a truth that we all know. For house leadership, personality trumps policy. Honestly, I don’t know if we will actually protect monuments this year, but more important to many politicians is who gets the credit.
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Recently State Rep. Matt Krause tweeted out an antithetical message to that of Cole Hefner:
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5th Session in a row we’ve been working on that concept. Thanks for the acknowledgment @JasonVaughn! But I don’t care how we get it done – as long as it gets signed into law. It’s good policy! https://t.co/jwV1yNCkdc

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— Matt Krause (@RepMattKrause) March 20, 2021

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Ronald Reagan famously kept this quote on his desk:
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There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he does not mind who gets the credit.”
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Hopefully, the Texas House gets past this personality contest and starts to focus on actually delivering conservative results. Texas needs it, and we’re done with the excuses we keep hearing every session.
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I hope you enjoy this week’s episode.
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The post Patrick Battles Abbott & Hefner Pushes Himself – Episode 110 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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What are the Texas GOP Legislative Priorities? How does an issue become a priority, and how much effort is the Texas GOP putting into passing these priorities in 2021?

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Today we bring Shelby Williams, Rich Deotte, and Jill Glover together for an in-depth conversation about legislative priorities. The sad reality is that Governor Abbott and the various GOP caucuses are avoiding most of these issues as much as possible and without grassroots pressure, these priorities will die this session.

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I hope you enjoy this conversation and take action if you want to be more involved.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Governor Greg Abbott is opening Texas tomorrow. This is good news for Texans.

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The sad thing is that not only does Gov. Abbott believe he single-handedly is the one who gets to decide if Texas is open, he believes that he single-handedly gets to decide which businesses are open and which facial coverings must be worn by all Texans.

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Today we take a walk down memory lane. When the pandemic first hit, Abbott, claimed that a statewide mask mandate was not in alignment with the views that Texas had on freedom and liberty. Then as the political pressure mounted, he calculated that his legacy would be better off if he instituted a statewide mask mandate similar to that of New York and California.

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Abbott assumed that less emotional governors like Florida’s Ron DeSantis would be proved wrong and his unwillingness to have a statewide mask mandate would prove ill-informed and lead to more death. He was wrong. And it took him eight months of mandates to decide he was wrong.

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Now, State Rep. Dustin Burrows is working desperately against the Texas Senate and the Texas Republican Party to pass legislation that endorses Abbott’s dictatorial handling of the pandemic.

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The good news for Texans is that State Sen. Brian Birdwell, along with many Texas senators, is pushing legislation to end Abbott’s overreach. Right now, the only Republican senators who haven’t signed on to support Birdwell’s legislation are:

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If you care about the Lone Star State, you will enjoy this podcast.

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The post Abbott Plays Politics with COVID While Burrows Embraces a Dictatorship – Episode 108 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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First Bryan forced the abortion issue to be debated right out of the gate, then he took on the most liberal Mayor in Texas.

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Today we sit down and talk about Bryan’s first 60 days in office. What he thinks about Dustin Burrows attempt to endorse Governor Abbott’s shutdown orders with HB 3.

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Take 30 minutes to hear, from the inside, why the Texas Houses is moving so slowly, and what Texans can do to move a conservative agenda forward.

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","id":"1WBBKMQihfyxyFQS8mexTo","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Slaton Shaking Up Austin – Episode 107","release_date":"2021-03-02","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:1WBBKMQihfyxyFQS8mexTo"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/8defcb4e23f89c51b90c6c04ce252c78a48d8340","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"The more I read this bill the worse it got. Today I sat down with two conservative lawyers, Matt Rinaldi and Tony McDonald. They honestly do an excellent job pointing out the significant flaws in HB 3. This legislation gives the Governor, during a pandemic, dictatorial authority over Texas citizens and businesses. It also threatens businesses who don’t… The post HB 3 and It’s Disastrous Effect on Texas Freedoms – Episode 106 B appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":1703304,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/1DBnFMC3qtowFklll3qUy1"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/1DBnFMC3qtowFklll3qUy1","html_description":"

The more I read this bill the worse it got. Today I sat down with two conservative lawyers, Matt Rinaldi and Tony McDonald. They honestly do an excellent job pointing out the significant flaws in HB 3.

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This legislation gives the Governor, during a pandemic, dictatorial authority over Texas citizens and businesses. It also threatens businesses who don’t obey every one of Governor Abbott’s executive orders, with legal liability due to their disobedience. It’s an attempt to create more loyal subjects, not freer citizens.

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The worldview of this bill is one that runs antithetical to our founding fathers, the state constitution, and the Republican Party Priorities which clearly state executive power needs to be curtailed.

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Dustin Burrows is declaring open warfare with Allen West, any State Representative who has criticized Abbott, and any business who disobeyed Abbott’s shutdown orders. This bill is a direct contradiction to the position of Senator Charles Perry, who is also a constituent of Dustin Burrows.

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It’s truly remarkable just how much this bill is a pure endorsement of the big government dictatorial actions of Greg Abbott. Not only that, but Dade Phelan has prioritized the passage of this bill by giving it such a low bill number.

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Instead of handling these issues separately like the Texas Senate, House leadership has decided to use D.C. tactics of putting everything in one omnibus bill, which means there are some little nuggets of good things to cover up their destruction of the Texas constitution.

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Hopefully, this is not a trend that continues out of Dade Phelan. We shall see.

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Today I sit down with a long-term fellow conservative warrior and friend, Senator Bob Hall.

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Here is what some of you might not know. Bob Hall has been talking about protecting our power grid ever since he got elected to the Senate 6 years ago. There is no person better informed on the threats to the grid. Senator Hall has also been asking his fellow legislators to protect the grid for his entire tenure.

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None of the grid-related legislation that Senator Hall has pushed has become law and the question remains; will the legislature take a leadership role or reactive role in fixing the issue.

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You will learn a lot if you are able to take 30 minutes to listen to this conversation.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Wealthy government subsidized oligarchies have been exposed. Tony Tinderholt and Bob Hall started asking for more accountability and oversight over our grid long ago and have been mocked for doing so.

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Power companies, their lobbyists and their PAC’s have worked tirelessly to keep politicians on their side. Now that millions of Texans are without power and lives are literally being lost, the winds have shifted. Today I take a few minutes to open your eyes to a few of the issues that have been going on for the last several years and just how hard it has been to hold this system accountable.

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Now a lot of politicians feel the need to do something about it, which is good, but we need to fight to make sure real reform takes place.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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","id":"1Ngc1GeOkkXQy3r9oyKdMY","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Texas Power Failure Highlights Systemic Corruption – Episode 105","release_date":"2021-02-16","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:1Ngc1GeOkkXQy3r9oyKdMY"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/3181a8456c026f0b8a79d69b42a07088874713f0","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"It is the two-year anniversary of The Luke Macias Show and Federal Election Commissioner Trey Trainor drops by to celebrate. Luke and Trey discuss redistricting in the state of Texas. How does it work and who gets to draw the new maps? The post Texas Redistricting with Trey Trainor – Episode 104 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":2134080,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/03H8EAEE0yeyUjVGYgUL88"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/03H8EAEE0yeyUjVGYgUL88","html_description":"

It is the two-year anniversary of The Luke Macias Show and Federal Election Commissioner Trey Trainor drops by to celebrate.

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Luke and Trey discuss redistricting in the state of Texas. How does it work and who gets to draw the new maps?

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The post Texas Redistricting with Trey Trainor – Episode 104 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Character matters and religious liberty isn’t enough.

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James Dickey and Briscoe Cain have both recently talked about the importance of character from public officials, but refuse to recognize their attempt to keep corruption in power in the legislature.
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Texans should watch two key items this week. The State of the state and Texas House committee assignments. I take some time to overview why both of the items are worth following.
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Lastly, religious liberty just isn’t enough. Ryan Anderson has articulated why this is, and we overview his recent op-ed today.

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Hope you enjoy this week’s episode.
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","id":"3T0BxEaasPk9E8qU5MHB4I","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Character Matters – Episode 103","release_date":"2021-02-02","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:3T0BxEaasPk9E8qU5MHB4I"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/bbd089bcdbd08fed88b736d6547a6ab67a9467ab","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Texas is truly at a crossroads, and the direction we take will have a dramatic effect on the entire world. Over the last eight years, our politicians’ decision to largely stay on the sidelines of cultural battles was something they could get away with more easily than they’ll be able to in 2021. Today, my… The post The Texas Crossroads Explained – Episode 102 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":2487912,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/0MI5lGBQ250JF6rGzCsEx4"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/0MI5lGBQ250JF6rGzCsEx4","html_description":"

Texas is truly at a crossroads, and the direction we take will have a dramatic effect on the entire world. Over the last eight years, our politicians’ decision to largely stay on the sidelines of cultural battles was something they could get away with more easily than they’ll be able to in 2021.

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Today, my friends Michael Quinn Sullivan and Jon Francis join me as we discuss the current battlefield that Texas finds itself in and what decisions we have to make to ensure that our freedoms are still enjoyed for years to come.

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We discuss the difference between Govs. Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis and how their actions will affect which state leads our nation against the attempted leftist takeover.

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Whether we want to admit it or not, the left is trying to destroy anyone in the center or right of center in this country. That fact cannot be disputed. Unfortunately, those leftists have a significant amount of influence within the Democrat Party, as well as all other major societal institutions.

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So, what do we do?

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Well, you will have to listen in on the conversation to find out.

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We do take some time to discuss what citizens can specifically consider doing as they decide how best to engage in the battle.

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I hope you enjoy the conversation.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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We learned a ton during last week’s rules debate in the Texas House. This week we start by explaining for Texans what the rules are, and then proceed to lay out key takeaways from last week’s debate.

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Some key things we learned this week include:

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1. Leadership is still the minority. This was brought to light by the fact that when Dade Phelan made the biggest attempt at a power grab in recent history through the rules his administration was resoundingly defeated. Dade has less control of the Texas House than his predecessors did.

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2. Democrats are still more influential than conservatives. This was brought to light by the fact that the vast majority of the GOP caucus voted to allow Democrats to chair (which gives a lawmaker total control over the policy in a committee) key committees which they could use to kill GOP priorities this session. Just last session Dennis Bonnen placed Democrats in a position to kill the heartbeat bill and constitutional carry legislation.

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3. Abortion is still an issues that matters to a majority of the GOP caucus. While 46 Republicans voted to make Abortion a priority this session, 36 Republicans teamed up with every Democrat to kill the rules change. This vote brought even more interesting realities to light when we saw former conservatives Cole Hefner, Dustin Burrows & Craig Goldman team up with Democrats while Republicans like Trent Ashby and other Republicans teamed up with Bryan Slaton to make pro-life legislation a priority.

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4. This session might be led by freshmen and less senior GOP members. We saw Tony Tinderholt, Kyle Biedermann, Bryan Slaton, Jeff Cason, Cody Vasut, Mayes Middleton and Steve Toth all take leadership roles in pushing positive change in the rules. This doesn’t mean that more senior Republicans won’t lead, but if they don’t the less senior members seem ready to take the reigns.

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5. The Texas Freedom Caucus is all over the place. We witnessed Matt Shaheen side with nearly every single Democrat to protect Governor Abbott’s unconstitutional executive orders. We witnessed Valoree Swanson consistently side with Democrats and liberal Republicans against conservatives amendments while Briscoe Cain was the lone Freedom Caucus member who voted to give Democrats the opportunity to chair top House Committees while Matt Schaefer and Mayes Middleton voted for and publicly supported the restriction as something conservatives needed. If a group like the Freedom Caucus has members siding with Democrats advancing a conservative agenda will most definitely be an uphill battle.

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We cover all of these observations and more in-depth on today’s episode. Hope you enjoy it.

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Lastly, while it’s important to hold public officials accountable it’s also incredibly important that we remember to pray for our enemies. It’s something I was reminded about this week at church.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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I was in the Texas Capitol back when thousands of liberal activists tried to stop the legislature through riots and violence from passing pro-life legislation. Today I sit down and talk with Matt Beebe about past protests in Texas, the recent protests in D.C. and our current cultural crisis.

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Matt is an old friend, former conservative candidate for the Texas Legislature and current contributor at The Federalist.

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We do spend a little bit of the second half of this conversation talking about the legislature and specifically the issue of election integrity which will be a big debate in 2021.

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I hope you enjoy our conversation.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Today we discuss 6 things the Texas legislature will decide in 2021. As we all know, Texas has a governing body that only meets 5 months every 2 years so we have to prioritize the most important things facing our state when we meet.

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The 6 things we cover today are:

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– If the legislature believes there is such a thing as a man and a woman

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– If Republicans will govern in a red or purple manner

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– Whether to lead, follow or do nothing in the midst of a cultural decline

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– Whether or not the legislature believes that GOP delegates and activists matter

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– Whether the GOP will go back to the “good old days” of Bush, McCain, and Romney politics, or push a more citizen focused conservative agenda.

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Thanks for listening!

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The post 6 Things The Texas Legislature Will Decide in 2021 – Episode 99 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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A couple days ago Matt Shaheen filed legislation about guns. He has received a significant amount of criticism regarding the legislation and today we sit down with one of his constituents to discuss the bill.

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Shelby Williams is a Republican leader and local city councilman who recently supported Representative Shaheen for re-election. He also did his own personal research into Shaheen’s legislation and gives us a balanced view of how he thinks it will impact things legally.

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I think you will learn about this potentially problematic policy in a much more detailed way with the discussion we had. We layout various perspectives so you can decide for yourself whether this legislation is good or not.

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I want you to listen to the end of the conversation. Shelby has a phenomenal testimony about entering into the political arena and it should motivate everyone to realize just how much of an impact one person can have if they just start getting involved.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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","id":"7CQ2ZCt486UsMvMPMgZL4v","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Matt Shaheen’s Gun Legislation – Episode 98","release_date":"2021-01-01","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:7CQ2ZCt486UsMvMPMgZL4v"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/2d74584e485462293fbd0d8232790386ed074635","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Many things will be said about the battle where Shelley Luther took on Greg Abbott, the entire Austin Swamp, the Democrat Party of Texas and Drew Springer. The vast majority of the Texas Freedom Caucus also teamed up with those forces to get their preferred candidate in the Senate. Today we take a little while to dissect what… The post The GOP Didn’t Lose Its Way on December 19th – Episode 97 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":1325496,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/6PCaocNEflTkIBfa4byOZ3"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/6PCaocNEflTkIBfa4byOZ3","html_description":"

Many things will be said about the battle where Shelley Luther took on Greg Abbott, the entire Austin Swamp, the Democrat Party of Texas and Drew Springer. The vast majority of the Texas Freedom Caucus also teamed up with those forces to get their preferred candidate in the Senate.

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Today we take a little while to dissect what we take away from December 19th. What should conservatives learn? What did Drew Springer show us?

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The truth is nothing drastic happened last Saturday. Another battle between the Austin Swamp and liberty loving Texans took place. The Democrats choice for this Senate seat was victorious and Greg Abbott showed his true colors more than ever before.

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God Bless your week. I hope you enjoy the rest of the Advent/Christmas season.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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","id":"6PCaocNEflTkIBfa4byOZ3","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"The GOP Didn’t Lose Its Way on December 19th – Episode 97","release_date":"2020-12-22","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:6PCaocNEflTkIBfa4byOZ3"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/e9f4de30f36251b0b61b2c0e40d23171e880ee1c","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Dan Patrick announced he is changing the rules of the Senate in order to remove Democrats’ ability to “veto” Republican agenda items. This is a great indication for Republicans who are pushing to have a session dedicated to conservative policy. On the other hand, Dade Phelan has done anything but indicate his intentions of advancing… The post Patrick Fights For Republicans While Phelan Fights For? – Episode 96 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":435931,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/0YSOZaDJ5w5QuQB9saYPdH"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/0YSOZaDJ5w5QuQB9saYPdH","html_description":"

Dan Patrick announced he is changing the rules of the Senate in order to remove Democrats’ ability to “veto” Republican agenda items.

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This is a great indication for Republicans who are pushing to have a session dedicated to conservative policy.

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On the other hand, Dade Phelan has done anything but indicate his intentions of advancing a conservative agenda in 2021. The good news is we still have time and it will be interesting to see what the next few weeks indicate to Texans as we watch the actions of the incoming speaker.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Jim Murphy is your next Republican Caucus Chair.

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The election of Murphy sends a clear signal that corruption will be elevated this session. Dishonesty is not only expected but will even be promoted from within the ranks of the Texas House.

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How is this the message you ask? Well give me 15 minutes on today’s podcast and you will know.

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Poncho Nevarez had an incredibly honest quote in his 2,000 word essay  following his decision to not seek re-election.

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“As I made my way through my first session, I became aware that a lot of what makes a high-functioning legislator is a talent for coloring outside the lines. I had that in spades. Guys like me tend to float through a lot of things because people perceive a potential in us, and they make allowances. Bodies like the legislature reward that, especially during the session.” – Poncho Nezarez (Former Democrat State Representative)

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It’s honestly astounding that so many legislators lack any self-awareness of how problematic the culture of the pink dome is, and then after they leave can look back and realize that all the wrong behavior is rewarded.

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So where does this leave us?

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Well if you are a Texan who wants to see Republican results this session the Texas GOP Caucus is sending you a message that what they respond to is power. This means their power needs to be confronted to advance your goals.

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I believe Texans will rise to the occasion but wish the caucus would send a better signal worthy of positive feedback.

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The post Texas Republican Caucus Endorses Corruption In Latest Election – Episode 95 appeared first on Luke Macias.

","id":"1eL8XMSwHdlszlhpoklcw0","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"Texas Republican Caucus Endorses Corruption In Latest Election – Episode 95","release_date":"2020-12-08","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:1eL8XMSwHdlszlhpoklcw0"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/ec58262f3314b3bf47521fe68341ecc1cd2676cb","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Sorry for the delay but the Thanksgiving holiday slowed us down. I think many of you will really enjoy today’s episode. We sit down with two different GOP political consultants to discuss the election results in Texas. What they mean for the future of our state and what Republicans should learn. These are discussions that must… The post Mackowiak & Steinhauser: What Republicans Should Learn From the Elections – Episode 94 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":5355363,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CXgsjW2zdLNOMgL1Ak46z"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/3CXgsjW2zdLNOMgL1Ak46z","html_description":"
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Sorry for the delay but the Thanksgiving holiday slowed us down.

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I think many of you will really enjoy today’s episode. We sit down with two different GOP political consultants to discuss the election results in Texas. What they mean for the future of our state and what Republicans should learn.

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These are discussions that must happen.

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If Republicans take away the wrong lesson from the victories we had, then we will put Texas back into the competitive category. We can’t let that happen.

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Matt Mackowiak is a longtime political consultant in Texas, and Brendan Steinhauser has worked in every political arena imaginable. Of course, we don’t agree on everything, which makes this conversation even better.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Hope you enjoy!

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Luke

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We are having a busy week in Texas. Lubbock continues to be ground zero for pro-life Texans, and activists are fighting valiantly to protect the unborn. Today we share testimony from Shonda McCay Rodriguez, a woman who was attacked by Mayor Dan Pope for challenging the city’s narrative.

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We also cover Kay Granger and her attacks on Donald Trump. Granger only survived a very difficult challenge from Chris Putnam due to Trump’s endorsement of her, but has now gone back to her status as a never Trumper.

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UT is giving their President a pay raise even though their revenue is plummeting. This type of insanity reveals real problems that need to be addressed by the legislature this coming session.

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Allen West continues to hold GOP officials accountable and they are very unhappy about it.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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These are the topics we cover this week.

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Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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The post Lubbock and the Fight for the Unborn – Episode 93 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Allen West is making it clear that the Texas GOP expects to see legislative victories in 2021 that reflect the priorities of the Republican grassroots in Texas.

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Honestly, his willingness to publicly push this has shocked the Texas Capitol. They have long controlled the position of GOP Chair and are now experiencing the problems of not being able to silence the Party, while they decide what their priorities are.

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West’s stand has caused the GOP Caucus to call an emergency meeting to discuss conservative priorities, while Dustin Burrows and Dennis Bonnen attack West for speaking out of turn.

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This is the story we cover today. I hope you enjoy it.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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While we still await the final results of the national election we have Texas results in, and the data is fascinating.

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Donald Trump significantly outperformed the polls, and not in a way that any of us anticipated. I explain that today and talk about the path toward a broader GOP coalition that Trump revealed to Texas.

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I also cover the speaker’s election, and why Dade Phelan is causing many conservative Texans to be concerned.

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The good news is that Texans have demanded a conservative session, and the legislature is going to have to wake up eventually. Let’s hope their eyes are opened sooner rather than later.

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Have a blessed week!

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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Today is election day, but that’s not all we are talking about. In fact, we will spend today talking about an exclusive poll that we released at Texas Scorecard.

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We cover what our poll reveals about what someone’s vote, and church attendance, tells us about their theology and political views.

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Some things are more important than elections, even on election day.

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Today, the future of the church, and the future of each of your souls, bears greater weight.

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Remember that, and enjoy today’s episode.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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The post The State of the Church, and the State of our Nation – Episode 90 appeared first on Luke Macias.

","id":"3U9tnZva119sbcVsHHLk9E","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"The State of the Church, and the State of our Nation – Episode 90","release_date":"2020-11-03","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:3U9tnZva119sbcVsHHLk9E"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/dbb2ad827834ead1ad42b9d0b3900a7ab0650658","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Some of you may assume you know who I’m voting for this year. What you might not know is that I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016. As I looked at this election cycle my decision was clear. I tried to put my finger on why that was the case and the story that came to… The post My Presidential Choice: Who & Why – Episode 89 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":1248261,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/17XpXxBsu2T5npadjcZE63"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/17XpXxBsu2T5npadjcZE63","html_description":"

Some of you may assume you know who I’m voting for this year. What you might not know is that I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016.

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As I looked at this election cycle my decision was clear. I tried to put my finger on why that was the case and the story that came to mind encompasses the reasoning behind today’s podcast.

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Hope you enjoy this week’s episode.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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The post My Presidential Choice: Who & Why – Episode 89 appeared first on Luke Macias.

","id":"17XpXxBsu2T5npadjcZE63","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"My Presidential Choice: Who & Why – Episode 89","release_date":"2020-10-27","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:17XpXxBsu2T5npadjcZE63"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/35c1ac5c9ba63d054409ce59451d786112052f0c","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"I have great news. Dustin Burrows has reversed his position on a controversial pro-life amendment that Jonathan Stickland passed in 2019. Today we bring you an interview with Jonathan Stickland, along with footage from the Texas House floor, to explain just how hard House Leadership worked to kill an amendment that they later decided was… The post House Leadership Tried to Kill Pro-Life Policy They Now Support – Episode 88 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":2323931,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eC7hWbhsl5JBMggjBuol1"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/1eC7hWbhsl5JBMggjBuol1","html_description":"

I have great news. Dustin Burrows has reversed his position on a controversial pro-life amendment that Jonathan Stickland passed in 2019. Today we bring you an interview with Jonathan Stickland, along with footage from the Texas House floor, to explain just how hard House Leadership worked to kill an amendment that they later decided was a good idea.

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Conservatives must learn a huge lesson from this. House leadership for at least a decade has had little to no vision, and have pursued unity with Democrats over substantive conservative policy wins for Republicans.

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Today you will hear a play by play account of how we came up with this pro-life amendment, and how hard House leadership, including Craig Goldman, Dustin Burrows, and Dennis Bonnen worked to thwart that pro-life victory.

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Why is this relevant now?

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Lubbock is now going to have a special election to consider outlawing abortion in their city.

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This is a huge win and the result of an effort lead by pro-life leaders and activists, along with Senator Charles Perry, John Frullo, and Dustin Burrows.

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This is an election that will have huge implications and we are praying for its success. If you are a conservative in West Texas you should consider involving yourself in their efforts.

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Today, we are going to discuss just how much of a culture problem we have in the Texas Legislature regarding the issue of abortion. Until we recognize that we are sick, we won’t be able to fix the disease.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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The post House Leadership Tried to Kill Pro-Life Policy They Now Support – Episode 88 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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We are coming to you with a midweek update. Lubbock is making major strides toward outlawing abortion in the city. This provides a unique opportunity to tell our listeners a unique, behind the scenes story of last session, and the work that House Leadership did the try to kill pro-life laws.

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Jonathan Stickland is joining us to tell this story, and I believe each of you will learn just how hard pro-life Texans have to work to advance our cause in the Lone Star State.
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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post The Abortion Battle Brewing in Texas – Episode 87 B appeared first on Luke Macias.

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I think I know why Ken Paxton won’t resign. I honestly don’t know why Greg Abbott hates bar owners.

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Today we cover those two topics.

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If you haven’t kept up with what’s going on with our attorney general, then today will give you a good overview of the most important details.

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If you are a bar owner, I want to apologize that we have a governor that disrespects your fundamental right to economic activity. It’s incredibly hard to watch, and I know that your lives matter, regardless of what our Governor thinks.

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God Bless,
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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post Why Ken Paxton Won’t Resign, and Why Greg Abbott Hates Bars – Episode 87 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Greg Abbott rolled out anti-riot legislation, following the lead of Florida Governor Ron Desantis. Today Matt Rinaldi compares the two plans. It is remarkable when you see exactly what Abbott left out of his plan. As you listen you should ask yourself why he watered down Desantis’s plan so much.

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Warren Norred also joins the conversation to discuss the legal battles Abbott is in regarding the unilateral authority he has attempted to grab during this pandemic.

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Matt and Warren are both incredible attorneys and articulate conservatives. I think you’ll really enjoy the conversation.

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God Bless,
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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post A Conversation with Texas Attorneys Warren Norred and Matt Rinaldi – Episode 86 appeared first on Luke Macias.

","id":"43CrTVEdxcD9JMhXJ06KjK","images":[{"height":640,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/ddda89e47e972a1c7abb312c5f5f196aeb284087","width":640},{"height":300,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/2cb9f1cf38a26e617cc35d80e64f400c0cfe0613","width":300},{"height":64,"url":"https://i.scdn.co/image/694a8d8b5da414f082813887b483e2728a3a7553","width":64}],"is_externally_hosted":false,"is_paywall_content":false,"is_playable":true,"language":"en-US","languages":["en-US"],"name":"A Conversation with Texas Attorneys Warren Norred and Matt Rinaldi – Episode 86","release_date":"2020-10-05","release_date_precision":"day","type":"episode","uri":"spotify:episode:43CrTVEdxcD9JMhXJ06KjK"},{"audio_preview_url":"https://p.scdn.co/mp3-preview/9b2098ea1a2fb7f0b53740ed58b2d3bdd730e5ed","content_type":"PODCAST_EPISODE","description":"Are you ready to die? That’s the first question we ask on today’s podcast. Many of you have already seen the news of the passing of Ross Kecseg. In my conversations with Ross over the last several months, I’ve witnessed what the scriptures talk about when it reveals a “peace that surpasses all understanding” and… The post Steve Toth and Bob Hall Get It – Episode 85 appeared first on Luke Macias.","duration_ms":1149384,"explicit":false,"external_urls":{"spotify":"https://open.spotify.com/episode/3duPKIpP5Kl6TPhG6mZn8A"},"href":"https://api.spotify.com/v1/episodes/3duPKIpP5Kl6TPhG6mZn8A","html_description":"

Are you ready to die?

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That’s the first question we ask on today’s podcast. Many of you have already seen the news of the passing of Ross Kecseg. In my conversations with Ross over the last several months, I’ve witnessed what the scriptures talk about when it reveals a “peace that surpasses all understanding” and I want to share some of what Ross showed me with each of you.

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When it comes to Texas politics we dive in deep on Steve Toth and Bob Hall’s latest actions in opposition to Governor Greg Abbott. Toth and Hall collectively articulate the frustration of conservatives over the inappropriate actions of the executive branch in Texas. I also wanted to take time to compare Toth and Hall’s latest critique’s with that of the last direct critique that the Freedom Caucus laid on the Governor. The Freedom Caucus took a very different approach, even implying that Abbott’s actions might be “right” and implying that every action of Abbott’s reflects “care” for Texans.

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Though about half of the Freedom Caucus has directly criticized the executive branch, the message of their letter, when compared to the message of Toth and Hall, show a true disparity that grassroots conservatives should be aware of.

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I hope you enjoy today’s podcast.

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God Bless,

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Luke

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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post Steve Toth and Bob Hall Get It – Episode 85 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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This week I sat down with my friend and fellow patriot Mike Olcott, who is the brain and brawn behind Parker County Conservatives. You can learn more about Mike’s group at ParkerCountyConservatives.com.

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Mike and I talk about the Senate District 30 special election, and how this election has really become the Austin establishment versus the grassroots. Mike has a unique story that you need to hear. I love it when average Texans take on the Austin establishment and actually start winning.

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Lastly, I talk about RBG’s death and what that means for the supreme court. More importantly, I discuss how the word “hypocrisy” is being overused in today’s climate.

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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.
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The post Mike Olcott Goes In-Depth on SD 30 – Episode 84 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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David French is a right of center commentator who is trying to nuance marxist ideology while John Cornyn is pushing gun control. What do these things have in common? They are playing in the predefined sandbox of the left.

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Today we cover these issues and the sexual exploitation of children be promulgated by Netflix.

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David French’s attempted nuance of critical race theory runs completely counter to that of the response that Al Mohler gave on the issue in his June 14th episode. John Cornyn’s promotion of Bloomberg/Obama gun control policies run counter to the entire conservative worldview of the 2nd amendment.

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This is the day we are in, and these are the battles at hand.

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Hope you enjoy this week’s podcast.

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You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post What do David French and John Cornyn have in common? – Episode 83 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Today we have a big announcement that I cover in detail on today’s podcast. There are changes happening that will greatly increase the reach of our show and the depth of coverage we are able to provide.

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We are excited to announce that the Luke Macias Show is officially joined the Scorecard Media family. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity and explain what this means for us in today’s podcast.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.
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The post A Big Announcement for the Luke Macias Show – Episode 82 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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Well last week Representative Drew Springer called me “Fake News” when I talked about his support for taxpayer funded lobbying

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#FakeNews. Ask Freedom Caucus Chair @mayes_middleton. The bill would’ve died if his hard work to find a passable bill w/ other on committee hadn’t been substituted. He picked the strongest member not the weakest! Proud to be endorsed by Mayes & @BriscoeCain#txlegehttps://t.co/v05yVYvUBA

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— Drew Springer (@DrewSpringer) August 28, 2020

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@DrewSpringer opposes taxpayer funded lobbying the same way JD Sheffield opposes abortion. https://t.co/e5w3cQkmjB

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— Luke Macias (@lukemaciastx) August 28, 2020

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Representative Jeff Leach joined the chorus (I’m hopeful that Jeff just didn’t know the facts before talking).

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Don’t pay attention to this guy, Drew. He lost his way and stopped caring about facts and the truth a long time ago.

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— Jeff Leach (@leachfortexas) August 28, 2020

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Springer is trying to throw Mayes Middleton and Briscoe Cain under the bus in defense of his record but so far they aren’t taking the bait.

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Today is a more educational episode. The facts around Drew Springer’s record, and his willingness to straight up lie about them, is incredibly revealing. I hope this revelation of facts to his colleagues may cause some of them to second guess whether they want Drew to be promoted to a more powerful position.

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We take 30 minutes to not only lay out the facts ourselves but we bring you recorded footage from the Texas House floor where you hear Mayes Middleton, Kyle Biedermann and Dade Phelan reveal themselves just how out of touch Drew Springer is with rural Texas.

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This episode gets into the weeds but I think it’s a trip worth taking for conservative Texans.

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Please consider taking a minute to subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform and leave a review. You can listen on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PodcastsStitcher, or Youtube.

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The post Drew Springer Supports Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists – Episode 81 appeared first on Luke Macias.

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It would be best for Texans to remove the word “disaster” from all sections of state law. Yes, that might be an overreaction to the perversions of state law that are currently happening, but trust me, you’d be better off if the word was nowhere to be found in state law.

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Governor Abbott is using this pesky little exception made in the “Texas Disaster Act of 1975” and Democrats are using the exception for disasters that was inserted into the property tax reform bill. Both are using this word to punish citizens and grow the government.

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There is also a very sad reality of how “disaster” is being abused. Our Republican Governor is perverting the law to increase his power, but Democrats, while using the law to hurt taxpayers, are seemingly acting within the authority that the law actually gives them. I don’t believe Paul Bettencourt and Dustin Burrows intended for this disaster exception to be able to be used for Coronavirus, but they couldn’t anticipate how much Abbott would harm taxpayers in the pursuit of unilateral power.

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Today we discuss the danger of the word “disaster”, the abuses happening in both parties, and the incredible importance of passing the legislation that Bryan Slaton is filing next session.

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Take a few minutes to listen to this week’s episode and share it with your fellow Texans.

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