WATCH: Greg Abbott just signed a new free speech law and wants everyone to know about it…

Over the weekend Greg Abbott released a video of him signing a bill into law that guarantees free speech on college campuses in Texas:



Abbot says in the video that “some colleges are banning free speech on college campuses.”

What they are doing is creating these so-called “free speech zones” to protect woke SJWs from hearing anything they don’t like. It’s like one big safe space.

Abbott continues by saying “Well no more, because I am about to sign a law that protects free speech on college campuses in Texas.”

He concludes by noting that he shouldn’t have to sign something like this into law because the First Amendment guarantees it, adding that “now it’s law in Texas.”

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Sentinel
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Rock Star.

SheerPolitics
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He also signed a law banning red light cameras (yay!) which tend to cause more accidents than they prevent.

And a law, “allowing you to order beer and wine from retailers to be delivered to your home.”
He added, “Enjoy responsibly.”

And, also signed was a bill that “increases the purchase age of tobacco products – including cigarettes, cigars, and e-cigarettes – from 18 to 21. Those in the military are exempted from the law.”

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How sad that it’s come to this but I applaud Gov. Abbott for doing what now has to be done because of the insane left. clapping

Rocket Matt
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The Governor summed it up nicely….it’s shameful that a aw like this is necessary in America.

K-Bob
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Was hard to find a decent article describing the particulars. But here it is…

Catherine Marfin (TxTrib): Texas House passes Senate bill seeking to ensure free speech on college campuses

This thing appears to give the unies several “outs” where they can still make it hard for conservative speech, but it’s a step in the right direction to force unies to stop standing idly by while protesters use the heckler’s veto.

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Texas has a boatload of presidential talent :Crenshaw, Cruz and Abbot!

ShantiGirl
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I like Abbot. I think he’s doing a good job and he’s not afraid of anyone, that I’ve been able to see. ^5 Guv!

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Abbot would win the Republican nomination in a landslide if he ever decides to run.

AT
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That’s mean. The man can’t walk dude, let alone run.

Yes, I know what you meant.
Yes, I am making cripple jokes.

bigsir74
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Very disappointing AT.I enjoy nearly everything you post,but not this one.So who is mean me or you Dude.

AT
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That’s OK. Irreverent humor’s not for everyone.

bigsir74
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You are right, lack of respect is not for everyone,so I will end it at that.

AT
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I like when he does this. This isn’t the first time he’s live-streamed his signing of bills. I think it’s great. When he shut down the red light camera bullsh*t was my favorite one so far.

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Focus on the border. Whats free speech with no country.

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Avatarblueballbuster Governor Abbott does put as much emphasis, strength, and money toward the Texas/Mexico border that he can within Federal laws, restrictions, and BS. At the same time, restriction of free speech on campuses is also a really big problem that needs to be addressed nationwide, and thankfully Governor Abbott and the Texas Legislature has just done so for Texas. Abbott can’t cure the nation’s problems, but he can be a leader by moving Texas in the right direction.

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Abbott can’t cure the nation’s problems

…he’ll have much more influence when he’s sworn in as the 5th President of Texas, and the “nation’s” issues will be less sweeping.

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Exactly, we can’t expect leaders in government to do more than one thing at a time…

/sarc

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We should never do anything good or useful until something good or useful gets done. — Exactly why Republicans have sucked for several decades..

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it’s funny that college campuses, and some workplaces feel they have the right to censor speech that they either don’t like, or disagree with on a personal level, but then turn right around and demand a bakery write words on a cake supporting a gay marriage-

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He’s right! There’s a lot of things that shouldn’t have to be done. One, like illegal aliens. It’s already law. Good for Greg Abbott. We need “56” more like him LOL

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“We need “56” more like him ”

Hahahahaha, I see what you did there :o)

Texas Chris
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Gee, thanks Greg.

Now what about the legislative priorities you and Lt. Dan asked us to give you? You passed exactly zero of them. We spent over 40 hours in committee crafting them and another 8 hours on the convention floor, and you, Dan, and Bonnin ignored them.

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@Texas Chris What were they? I would really like to know. I would also like to know where the best places are to get unbiased, bipartisan, and honest information with regards to what is going on in our state.

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Legislative Priorities are here.

There is no bipartisan news in Texas. My advice is get to know your SREC representatives in your county GOP. There will be two, one male, one female. Follow them on Facebook, as well as Terry Holcombe and Jeff LeBlanc, for current TxLege info.

We try really hard to live stream and/or Facebook live every event. It’s tough. And getting news and info is even harder. But it’s worth it if we want to keep Texas red, or better yet make it MORE red.

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@Texas Chris Valuable information I have been craving. It’s really sick and sad though, isn’t it, that in our great state there is no bipartisan news and that just about all of it leans far left! And, San Antonio is on the road to left destruction. Thank you!

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Also, convention is in Houston next summer. If you’ll come I’ll treat you to the VIP Dinner, usually with the Governor. I have 5 seats left. I’d be honored to fill them with ‘Scoopers!

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@Texas Chris Oh, how I wish I could take you up on that offer! But, I can’t. I live out here on our little ranch taking care of our goats, cows, and dogs. Until Hubby retires from his GOOD job that also pays our medical, dental, and eye insurance 100%, and builds up his 401(k) to where he wants it, he is here every other weekend for 4 days. This is his family property, which is ours now, but my 87 year old mother-in-law still lives in her home about 300 yards from me. Overall, she is in really great shape, but she does have a problem with falling and busting her head open. She no longer drives since last fall, so I take her where she needs to go, when she needs. So, my time is not my own and I can’t plan more than a few days in… Read more »

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Very interesting, How do you even have time to breath, Thanks Lillie Belle for being that very special person

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Nice. Wish I still lived in Houston to try to wrangle one of those. It’s good to see TRSers active in politics and not just discussing it online.

Lillie Belle
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@Texas Chris I just looked up my county SREC and we only have one. Funny thing is…….he’s a neighbor just down the road out here in the boonies!! I looked up the one in the county where we own a house and Hubby still lives during his 10 day work shifts, and I know her, too. Most small counties it appears have only one SREC representative. Now, I need to see if I can get my Facebook to work correctly. I’m having technical issues. One thing I do want to share with you. There was a recent incident in the small town where our home is. There is a lot of background involving criminal activity of a former city official and recent raids on several homes in search of missing city property and guns were confiscated from two due to felons living in the homes. Several teens related to the… Read more »

Texas Chris
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That’s horrible. Sounds like a One Ranger situation to me.

ruthiedoggiemom
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I want him to run for President in 2024

kong1967
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I’d like to hear the specifics and what the consequences are for violating this new law.

sjmom
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These SJWs have a safe space; their dorm or their home if they’re commuters. If they can’t stand diversity of opinion wait until they get out into the world because there aren’t any “safe spaces”.

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sjmomsjmom They’re working on silencing us everywhere else too.

sjmom
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kong1967kong1967 That’s why we need more like Gov. Abbott.

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sjmomsjmom A lot more.

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Good article on this same topic last week from Walter Williams:
https://www.creators.com/read/walter-williams/06/19/colleges-committed-to-ideological-diversity

Glad to see my alma mater, Purdue, on the list.
It’s a shame we have to pass laws to guarantee freedom of ideas.

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I’ll put in a plug here for my alma mater, Wabash College (just 30 miles south of Purdue), which is one of three all-male colleges left in the country. Wabash famously has one (1) rule of conduct for its students, known as the Gentleman’s Rule: “The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off the campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen.”

Also, Wabash and Oberlin are in the same athletic conference, and Wabash has a 6-game winning streak on them– beat ’em 51-0 in 2016.

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Governor Abbott for President!

TXGRunner
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…of Texas

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Yet he wants government to now be in charge of your kids mental health diagnoses. Government never screws that up right?

https://www.wnd.com/2019/06/law-would-let-schools-diagnose-kids-mentally-ill/?fbclid=IwAR0zSxs3DNwGSp_62MCTtwj3PcfcHMwevgCrnyPq432VWmLRkt6kGQFXAGQ

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Texas Chris
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Correct. It’s a back-door ref flag law. If a school employee deems the kid mentally deficient then the state can come get all the guns out of the house. No judge, no due process, gun owner didn’t do anything wrong…

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Texas Chris I read those articles that Lillie Belle Posted,I did not find anywhere that Abbott signed any red Flag law giving School authorities, if deeming Students mentally deficient that can trigger in motion the State going into the Students home and removing all guns.Can you show me Where Abbott signed a bill like you just described,Sounds like you are a little sour grapes against Abbott.

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It’s the “mental health” bill, SB11, and the portion that added red flag was SB10 (amended into SB11).

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Governor Abbott would make a great POTUS… Will the governor run in 2024?

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Abbott/Cruz 2024!

DemocratsRFubar
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What a dream team!

ruthiedoggiemom
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Rather just have Abbott but hate to tell you you can’t have them both from the same state

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Would make a great team. Crenshaw would be good too. But a person running for POTUS will usually pick a VP from a state/area where they need support.

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IIRC, the president and vice president must be from different states.

Texas Chris
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Abbot is the governor version of John Cornyn.

SheerPolitics
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Cornyn is a RINO. Abbott is no way close to being that.

Texas Chris
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Here are the legislative priorities in the Texas GOP. Abbot opposed every one, and not a single one was passed.

Further, the Party strictly opposed “red flag” laws, and Abbot snuck them in under the guise of “mental health”.

Abbot is as much a snake as Cornyn. He talks a good game, then refuses to fight so he doesn’t have to upset his leftist Austin buddies.

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@Texas Chris Damn! I so wanted Constitutional Carry! All were important, several of which I had thought were important to Abbott, too. I’m disappointed, to say the least.

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Come fight next summer!

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I think you are mistaken. Here’s an article, dated May 28, 2019

https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2019/05/ttag-contributor/texas-legislative-roundup-incremental-steps-forward-no-gun-rights-setbacks/

That states the pro-2A groups stopped any negative guns laws from being enacted , except for a law requiring $ for an ad campaign promoting safe storage of guns.

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Unfortunately, no. SB10 was defeated on the floor, but was then added to SB11 and passed. Of course, they didn’t call it a “gun” law. They called it “Mental Health”, but what it says is a judge or sheriff can come into your house and confiscate your guns if a school official files a complaint about your child. They can even force you to medicate the child.

This is Texas. They’re not going to come right out and say it. They’re going to sneak it in there.

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Abbot is 10 x the conservative that Cornyn is

Texas Chris
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If you were right I wouldn’t have to fight him to actually get conservative policy implemented, and I wouldn’t have to fight him to stop leftist policy from being implemented.

Just this term he refused to support our 5 legislative priorities, yet he got red flag gun confiscation and raised the smoking age to 21 passed.

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Love my Governor!

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AvatarEric He’s a great guy. It would be nice if every state had a guv like Abbott.

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