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Friday, December 9, 2016 – Austin
Weekly Updates from Attorney General Ken Paxton: December 9, 2016
Friends, The season has finally turned a corner. Temperatures have dropped, the Capitol Christmas trees are decorated, and I find my thoughts drawn to that which I cherish the most: family. I entered public service because I recognized that my wife and children and all Texas families would only live to their full potential if our elected officials worked tirelessly to keep Texas safe, prosperous, and free. I decided to run for attorney general because I recognized that one of the greatest threats to that dream—the dream of every loving Texan—was lawlessness. Family, to put it mildly, represents my political compass’ due north. It guides every decision. It inspires every action.

Friday, December 2, 2016 – Austin
Weekly Update from Attorney General Ken Paxton: December 2, 2016
President Obama, for the last eight years, has given more thought to his political legacy than he ever has to the U.S. Constitution. So much so, historians should dedicate the first chapter of their biography of him to the utter lawlessness that prevailed under his administration. Time and again, the president has willed his policy preferences into existence without ever consulting, never mind getting the consent of, Congress. It has now fallen to the states to man the fences and work tirelessly to rein the federal government back within the bounds the Founders set.

Friday, November 18, 2016 – Austin, TX
Weekly Update from Attorney General Ken Paxton: November 18, 2016
The good men and women who work inside the Attorney General’s office did Texas proud this week, securing two significant wins on behalf of Texans.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 – Austin, TX
Weekly Update from Attorney General Ken Paxton: November 11, 2016
Each election day, I feel blessed that we live in a country where political disputes are settled through the ballot box. It’s easy to forget, but the peaceful transition of power Americans have come to expect every four years is an exception in the context of human history—one reason why Ronald Reagan called it, “nothing less than a miracle.” The process is often messy, but the crucible of open debate has furnished the United States with great leaders who have steered the ship of state through its toughest waters.

Friday, November 4, 2016 – Austin, TX
Weekly Update from Attorney General Ken Paxton: November 4, 2016
Over the last few years, we have seen the consensus over religious liberty start to unravel. Not only have many organizations, which were once supportive of religious liberty, rejected it as inconvenient, but it seems as if many have forgotten why it is that American Founders listed religious liberty protections first in the U.S. Constitution. I will never forget. This past week, I had my office file two amicus briefs with the 5th Circuit. Each defended the right of Texans, and that of all Americans, to practice their faith without interference from the government.

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