If you were to order pizza for dinner tonight, but the phone attendant taking your pizza order asked you if you wanted dark meat or white meat, or crispy or regular skin, what would you think? Perhaps you had dialed the wrong number?
You might feel similarly by reading the Republican Party platform and comparing it to the words and actions of so-called “Republicans”, from Harris County to Washington D.C.
Let’s take the City of Houston mayor’s race. We have two “Republican” candidates, Stephen Costello and Bill King.
Costello has gone out of his way to tell the world that he stands behind the H.E.R.O., or “bathroom” ordinance, and not only has he voted twice for it as a member of city council, but looks forward to voting for it a third time on Election Day. You will remember that Costello was a big proponent of the unpopular “Rain” tax.
Then look at the other “Republican” candidate, Bill King, who until recently stated that it was nobody’s business how he would vote on the “bathroom” ordinance.
That’s accountability to the electorate, isn’t it?
Bill recently changed his story and now says that he does not support the H.E.R.O. ordinance “in its present form”.
He also wrote in his book, Unapologetically Moderate, that he would like nothing better than to see the demise of both the Democrat and Republican Parties. Does that sound like something that a genuine Republican would say?
Does being a moderate excite you? When those most close to you tell you that “I love you moderately” does that overwhelm you with emotion?
I may know a moderate, but do I trust a moderate?
In a word, NO! Because I know they are passionate about something, but aren’t saying about what for fear of offending those who take opposite positions. The Bible puts it this way, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 so, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
No moderates for me, and I would never vote for someone who supports allowing men to use women’s restrooms.
About the other mayoral candidates; sadly, the only candidate for Mayor that opposes the “bathroom”
ordinance is Ben Hall.
Those are the facts; you make up your mind and vote your conscience, for the future of Houston!