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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0041 Guest Charlie Garza & Judeo-Christian Principles

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    LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to American Latinos.  This is America's only daily indepedent political analysis from the Latino perspective.  Today, Charlie Garza, was my guest. Charlie was a member of the State Board of Education in Texas and at the time of his election a few years ago he was the only Latino Republican elected to statewide office in Texas. I actually helped with his campaign those few years ago and I'm proud of my involvement with his campaign. Charlie called to mention how the left is working hard at every turn and especially concerning the selection of textbooks in Texas to eliminate any reference to our common judeo-christian principles in the founding of our nation and the basis of our common laws in America. I explained why the culture of death, represented by the Democrats in America seek to use euphemisms to cover the truth about their actions. I went on to give the example and read a news article about Planned Parenthood's claiming they offer pre-cancer screenings when the evidence is clear that PP does NOT offer any such screenings. The news indicates the Pro-Life effort to remove all public funds in Texas from Planned Parenthood. I agree that is the best policy and those funds should go to agencies that actually do provide women's healthcare. Then Charlie and I discuss the anti-immigration effort and I inform him of the true importance of immigration reform, that America needs MORE immigration and not less but that the very same forces of the culture of death are also the same types of people who bring the anti-immigration efforts and that they are motivated by an anti-Latino fervor. Finally I read two news articles about a federal lawsuit brought by Texas AG Greg Abbott over Obama's executive action on Immigration reform and mention that Arturo Carmona, a guest on this show, was quoted in the article.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0013 Lent, Morality & Growing Immoral Culture

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    LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  Guest Andy Bravo calls in to discuss the issues today. Today, I discuss the vast differences in the Culture of Life and its nemesis, the Culture of Death also known as the Culture of Anti-Life or the Culture of New Morality of Immorality. I introduce this topic as being important in these days of Lent especially for Latinos who are mostly Catholic. Today, I compare the issues of Abortion, Homosexual marriage and euthanasia as being examples of the new morality of immorality. For example, Homosexuality is clearly immoral but by seeking through the courts under the pretense of "Equal Protection under the Law" to nullify enumerable state laws the set the guidelines for the state to sanction marriages the homosexual community hopes to gain such sanctions and make their relationships "normal" and part of a new morality. In other words they have sought to cast anyone who disagrees with them as a bigot and immoral themselves for defend their own moral standings. Thus, I point out the "New Morality of Immorality" which is not unrelated to other machinations of the culture of death or anti-life which also favors abortion on demand and euthanasia. How many cultures have practiced these horrific and immoral behaviors? Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, America in the days of the Indian Wars and many more. Today, in America, as I read there are expanding efforts to promote euthanasia which my caller, Andy Bravo mistook for End of Life Palliative care. That is why I discuss these issues so that Latinos in America will be well informed.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0005 A New Day in Texas & America?

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    Is it really a "New Day" in Texas and America? I review the SOTU address and comment negatively on Obama's motivations to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans which is just more class warfare and bad economic policy and give France as an example. I am; however, that Obama offers hawkish rhetoric with regard to terrorism and ISIL. Until now I have critical of Obama's response to ISIL and terrorism. I am, on the other hand, critical of Obama on Immigration Reform and criticize him for not promoting CIR. I maintain he is no hero on that subject. Lastly, I criticize Obama for taking a victory lap on the economy when the statistics when fully examined show a very weak recovery and still a precarious situation. Lastly, I continue to blame Obama and the Democrats for the moral decay that has beset our nation. Before I go on to Texas news I comment on the Tea party response by Clawson of Florida who tauted among other issues the Tea party's desire to limit all forms of immigration which confirms what I have said about them for years now: The Tea Party is nativist and isolationist. Then on to issues in Texas and I read an article about the new Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, who is struggling to post conciliatory rhetoric to Latinos and minorities in Texas while he hides from his support for the anti-Latino Arizona SB 1070. Simultaneously, the commentary in the article was about Joe Straus, Speaker and Abbott trying to contain radical Lt. Governor, Dan Patrick. Patrick who will reinvent himself depending upon who is listening and, in my opinion, has ZERO honor, will cater to the radical anti-immigration forces from the Tea Party. Finally, I read quickly an article detailing the US Chamber of Commerce 13 steps to a robust economy which they agree is still very weak and could easily collapse. Among those options they declare Immigration Reform is Key. LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0004 Immigration still the Fulcrum in Politics

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    Happy Martin Luther King day!  LatinoTalk Texas is news issues and interviews impoortant to American Latinos.  Today, Martin Luther King Day, I read a piece I published a few years ago in SomosRepublicans.com entitled, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr - Martyr. Today's episode is titled "Immigration Still the Fulcrum in Politics" and I prove that up with several articles detailing how immigration issues still balance the politics in Texas, among Republicans nationally, and in American Latino Politics. Republicans in Texas seek to investigate and immigration status of students in Texas and I state this will result in ethnic discrimination against Latinos in Texas and not all students. This is wrong and immoral and will result negatively against Republicans. Additionally, Republicans are accused nationally of avoiding immigration topics in the upcoming 2016 debates by not allowing Univision to cover their debates. There is more news about Univision as they are in a whopping 96% of Latino homes in America and now, its majority owner, Haim Saban, has formed a relationship with Hillary Clinton and says it is a dream of his for her to become president. Powerful news and I conclude that the Republicans are fooling themselves to think they can win any more national elections without earning the Latino vote. I conclude that even Jeb Bush who strongly favors Latinos and CIR cannot win as a Republican considering that the rest of the Republican party then and still even harder today strives to drive away Latino voters with their anti-Latino legislation in Texas and nationally.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0003 New Legislative Season & Immigration

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    LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  On today's show, I discuss the new legislative season and how the politics of the election season and the legislative season greatly differ both in Austin, Texas and Washington DC. It is my opinion and I have articles to support my position that now that the elections have past that the real fighting begins here in Texas and Washington. The real fighting, my opinion is, the Tea party radicals who are anti-Latino at their very core, will struggle to overtake the Republican leadership and the re-write the Republican Party platform in their own pseudo-libertarian platform. I worked for many years to expose that but what I didn't realize was that Republicans who were previously so interested in the Latino vote under the leadership of the Bush family are now and have been since then willing to sacrifice the Latino vote in favor of obtaining the Tea party vote in an effort to placate those same radicals. Unfortunately, it seems that the Tea party radicals cannot be so easily placated either in Washington or Austin and it seems to me that Immigration issues are the very crux or fulcrum upon which these struggles balance. In Washington, Boehner who favors immigration reform continues to pander to the very few radicals in his party from the anti-immigration camp while they continue to have a metaphorical knife aimed at his back. While in Austin, the Tea party types again fostered an effort to oust Joe Straus as Speaker of the House but failed...miserably. In other words, during the legislative session, Republicans behave like Republicans but during the election season Republicans, like Dan Patrick in Texas, try very hard to sound like Tea party radicals. Dan Patrick has been elected to the Lt. Governor seat in Texas and I am VERY worried about what he will do to Latinos along the border and elsewhere in Texas with his plan to address immigration at the state level. 

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0001 First Show of 2015!

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    I remark, first, on the fact that the Christmas season actually came to end yesterday with the Epiphany of the Lord and discussed how it is celebrated among Latinos. I go on to read Pope Francis's comments on this important celebration of Christmas. I read an article about Bishop Tobin in Rhode Island rejected an invitation to participate in the inauguration of that state's pro-abortion governor. Abortion, the Bishop said, is a "grave moral evil" and I fully agree as do most Latinos in America. I then read another article regarding the struggle against the culture of death in the form of homosexual "marriage" which is the sanctioning of a moral outrage and is an effort to undermine the very fabric of the American culture. I read an article from Florida where that state has been forced by a court to begin conducting such unions. Finally, I read that most of the new congress is Christian and many are also Catholic. In the next segment I read an important article from the Texas Tribune which chronicles the activities of the Tea party agitators and how the seek to overtake the Republican leadership in Austin and Washington DC. I also comment how the GOP seeks to placate these radicals who bring with them the white supremacist goals of the Tanton Network and don't care if they alienate the Latino vote. the article talks about Louie Gohmert's effort to unseat John Boehner and other efforts to undermine John Cornyn proving my points. Then, in the last segment I discuss more action from Jeb Bush in that he has formed a new PAC that will promote a run for the Presidency. I discuss the dynamics of that and point out that Bush is the only candidate who actually has Latino issues and Latinos in mind when he runs. The very things that make me like him also make the Tea party types hate him and call him the destruction of the Republican Party.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015 0010 GOP Quarrels Over Latino Issues

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    Today I read headlines that support my assertions that the Republican Party in Washington DC and here in Texas is at war with itself because the Republican Party deliberately acted to alienate the Latino vote and embrace the radical white supremacist Tanton Network motivated Tea Party. My assumption has been that the Republicans who try very hard during the campaign season to sound like Tea party types by touting harsh anti-immigration agendas like by the Tea party types by utterly offensive to Latinos then the Republicans, during the legislative season, try to fend off attacks on their leadership. Funny, how the GOP, knowing the Tea party types have knives aimed at their backs, continue to try and placate and pander to these racist bigots like Steve" The Bigot" King and his ilk like Pete Sessions of Alabama in the US Senate. It is both a foolish strategy by the Republicans and continues to be very offensive to Latinos in America. But I also read some news that indicates that some Republicans, like Greg Abbott of Texas, seem to have been able to recover some of those lost Latino votes. I note there are extenuating circumstances and also qualify that the gains Abbott found were only a small percentage. Finally, I read an expose' of the horrible conditions that meet young mothers and their children in the detention facilities of Immigration services of our nation under the dubious leadership of Obama. This expose' is very sad but also very important and I hope you all will read it. It is among the greatest tragedies affecting Latinos in America today. LatinoTalk Texas is news, issue and interviews important to Latinos in America. 

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0043 Catholic traditions & 287g Immigration Enforcement

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    LatinoTalk Texas is news, issues and interviews important to Latinos in America.  On today's show, December 12th, I discuss the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe which is very important to Latinos in America, especially Mexicanos and ethnic Mexicans like myself. I read an article about riders in Illinois who rode to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines and delivered a rose while passing on horseback. I went on to read more news from the Catholic News Service concerning the Synod of the Family and Conscious Rights of Catholics under assault in liberal America both by the Obama administration and the liberal City of Washington DC which enacted similar ordinances as Plano, and Houston, Texas which challenge religious freedom and expression. Later in the show, a caller, Juan Martinez, a former police officer in the Dallas Ft. Worth area called to ask about 287g, a federal program that enables local law enforcement to question person incarcerated to determine if they should be evaluated by immigration enforcement. Martinez wanted to know if that program is still in effect. I reported that as I know it is but in reference to SB 1070 which was largely found to be unconstitutional but also still authorized in vague terms state and local law enforcement to be "assist" immigration and customs authorities. Previously, this was not true as the Supremacy Clause prevented state and local LEO from investigating such matters without 287g authorization. However, since the SB1070 case, states have new authorization and in places like Arizona, they uses it indiscriminately and over zealously. I am very worried about the laws Dan Patrick will pass here in Texas and use it to violate the rights of Latinos here in Texas simply because we may look "foreign." Clearly a violation of the 4th Amendment.  

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2015, 0012 Latino Issues continue to Split GOP

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    In Austin and Washington, the Republicans efforts to pander to the radical and bigoted anti-Latino Tea party is costing them their reputation and could cost us all our very security. the Tea party's platform is fundamentally based upon an agenda set by the radical white supremacist Tanton Network. Thus, they will do anything they can to oppose all forms of immigration and force Latinos into leaving America. the Republican Party, ten years ago, chose to embrace the Tea parties at the expense of Latinos. Those people have long left and more are alienated every day. Today, however, there are still a few Republicans unwilling to pander to the radical minority Tea party types like The Bigot King, Louie Gohmert and Ted Cruz. In Austin, Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, says he will not support an effort to remove "In State Tuition" from undocumented students in opposition to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick who ran on that issue in his campaign. Straus also said that border security is a law enforcement measure and not the business of the National Guard. Contrastingly, John Boehner, Speaker of the House in Washington, continues to attempt to placate the Tea party radicals with his manufactured lie that Obama's executive action on immigration was, in his words, unconstitutional. It was not. It is a lie to say so. But they are sticking to that lie and playing a dangerous game of chicken with the Democrats in the Senate over it. In fact, the Republicans who are all about "law and order" are in a position to have the DHS run OUT of funding by the end of this month! But they are trying to bet their way out of the bluff with your money and safety. It is really very sad and I'm very sorry to see John Boehner, who knows better and favors immigration reform fail to stand up for what is right and good for America in a failing effort to placate the radical Tea party. So sorry to see that.

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    LatinoTalk Texas 2014, 0042 Texas & Latino Values

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    LatinoTalk Texas is America's only daily independent political analysis from the Latino perspective.  On today's show I discussed a number of timely issues important Latinos and Latinos in Texas. First, I read an article from Latina.com that pointed out Latino celebrities that are not afraid to comment on political issues especially those important to other Latinos like Immigration Reform which this show favors greatly. Next, I discuss the insulting prospect that a conservative "news" outlet joked the murderess of Selena Quintanilla Perez would be released from prison. This is not true but remains personally insulting. I read an article from "Latinos Ready to Vote" outlining the religiosity of Mexicanos and Mexican Americans in America. No surprise the vast majority, like this show, are Catholic. Later, I mention that Texas Values is working on a number of morality issues in Texas and among them is the effort to defend Christmas and other religious expression which this show also supports. Another issue in the sights of Texas Values is the City of Plano, Texas that has passed a controversial "equal rights" ordinance. Opponents say it violates the First Amendment Freedom of Religion. I enter into a reminding discussion of my perception of the two major political forces in America. They are the Culture of Life and the Culture of Anti-Life or the Culture of Death. Because this show and the vast majority of Latinos are Catholic, we are among the Culture of Life and work to expose the Culture of Death and its means of undermining the Culture of Life. Lastly, I read two articles about Immigration Reform. One article from CNN and by an economist reports on the financial benefits of Immigration Reform which confirms what we have said for years. Lastly, another article articulates the political pitfalls the Republicans have now they have failed to act on Immigration Reform.