We Do Remember the Alamo
What to know: Another revisionist historian is demanding a “retelling” of the story of the Alamo—with slavery as its central theme.
The TPPF take: Like the New York Times’s debunked 1619 Project, this is an effort to diminish the great figures of history and place slavery at the center of every story.
“Yet this is what revisionist history does—makes heroes of the villains and villains of the heroes,” says TPPF’s Tom Lindsay. “Texas is the extension of America’s founding, based on the principles of ordered liberty, self-government, and equality. The story of the Texas Revolution is just as relevant in 2021 as it was in 1836.”
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What to know: A Texas Congressman says that President Biden’s border crisis is hammering our state, and Texas has the right to defend itself.
The TPPF take: President Biden all but invited illegal migrants into the U.S.
“What changed is U.S. policy,” says TPPF’s Selene Rodriguez. “People were suddenly invited. Weak laws and open borders are the root cause. There is poverty and oppression, but far too many of these border crossings are simply migrants taking advantage of the federal government’s negligence — at the American people’s expense.”
For more on illegal immigration, click here.
Health Care Reform
What to know: Republicans can lead on health care reform at the state level, former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says.
The TPPF take: Texas lawmakers showed the way by improving health care in the Lone Star State without waiting on the feds.
“Rather than expanding a poorly performing program, the Legislature focused in a bipartisan manner on improving Medicaid, on making prescriptions more affordable for the uninsured, on driving down the cost of services, and on providing new options for the uninsured rather than the one-size-fits-all Medicaid program,” says TPPF’s David Balat.
For more on how Texas improved health care, click here.