This week, while 60 of their Democrat colleagues were subverting democracy by fleeing the state and traveling to Washington D.C. to avoid constituting a quorum, the Texas House of Representatives, virtually all Republicans, responded to the situation by singing the famed patriotic song “God Bless America.”
Bob Garrett, the Austin Bureau chief for The Dallas Morning News, noted on Friday that the House members had “added this to their morning regimen during the Dems’ quorum break,” adding, It follows ‘impromptu’ pledges of allegiance to U.S. and state flags.”
The song was originally written by the famed composer Irving Berlin during World War I in 1918 and revised before the Second World War. The preamble to the song, which is hardly sung today but which was sung by Kate Smith, who made the song famous, states, “While the storm clouds gather far across the sea/Let us swear allegiance to a land that’s free/Let us all be grateful for a land so fair/As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.”
The night of the 9/11/2001 attacks that were meant to target the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol and the White House, members of Congress stood together and sang the song on the steps of the Capitol.
As The Daily Wire reported of the Texas Dems subverting democracy:
The Texas Senate passed a voter integrity bill while 51 Texas Democrat House members and eight Texas Democrat Senate members fled the state to subvert democracy by denying the Republican-led House the quorum needed to approve bills in Governor Greg Abbott’s special session agenda.
“Senators voted 18-4 along party lines to approve the legislation. Eight Senate Democrats announced that they too had fled to Washington, D.C., on Monday, with a ninth expected to arrive Monday evening,” National Review reported. “However, with 22 out of 31 members present, the Senate kept a quorum and was able to pass the measure.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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