“Make America Great Again”

Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan was a great success. It resonated with a lot of voters and in my opinion was the main reason he won the election (along with a lot of votes that were simply against Hillary).

But in all the rhetoric associated with that slogan and his campaign, there […]

Rally for School Choice

Approximately 4,000 people gathered in Austin on Tuesday to support more educational choices for Texas parents. Both Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke in favor of giving parents more choices. Predictably, the political Left opposes more school choice. The Chronicle reports:

Opponents say Patrick’s plans to allow parents to pay for private […]

The Left and Trump Aren’t That Different

Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg has clearly bought into the hysteria surrounding Trump’s election. Reporting on Saturday’s anti-Trump protests in Houston, she writes:

There’s a line somewhere, a place at which Americans would be justified in rejecting the results of a democratic election.

Where is that line? Many Americans believe Trump has already crossed it, not […]

The “War on Drugs” is Immoral

Chris Tomlinson, the Regressive business columnist for the Chronicle, writes that Texas is wasting money on its prison system. I agree with him on that point. But then we part ways. Tomlinson believes that much of the money spent on prisons could be better spent on such as job training, drug counseling, and mental health […]

The Solution to Houston’s Deficit

The Chronicle reports that the City of Houston will end the year with a deficit for the first time in its history. Mayor Turner attributes the $95 million deficit to the city’s ongoing pension problems. In a statement issues on Friday, he said

We must have meaningful pension reform and we must have a strategic […]

When “Rights” are Wrong

Chronicle business reporter Chris Tomlinson calls Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his allies bigots for their support of a “bathroom bill.” Tomlinson goes on to write:

Today, transgender people are fighting hard for their liberty, which is why bigots are proposing unnecessary laws to deny them the ability to live as they wish.

Through the […]

Reproductive “Rights” Versus Individual Rights

On December 19, a new Texas law will require fetal remains to be buried or cremated. Pastor Jim Rigby correctly identifies this law as another attempt by the state to limit the freedom of women. He writes:

It is chilling to witness politicians overriding science and medicine to impose their own beliefs on women.

He […]

Little Bits 3

A Short Lesson in Rights The Chronicle reports that Little Woodrow’s prohibited a potential customer from entering one of its restaurants because the Houston-based chain does not allow entrance to those with tattoos on their face or neck. Whether one agrees with that policy or not, the owner has a moral right to determine who […]

About ObjectivelyHouston.com

ObjectivelyHouston.com is a collaborative effort by Houstonians who reject the ideas that dominate our culture today. Our purpose is to present an integrated, rational alternative to Houstonians.

Politically, we are neither progressive (the term that many on the political Left are now using) nor are we conservative. We are advocates of laissez faire capitalism, not […]