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Why Are West Texas Billionaires Trying To Buy Paxton's Acquittal?
The reason is full of malfeasance and involves your freedoms and liberty.
This week, as Texas campaign finance reports were published, we learned that the Defend Texas Liberty PAC gave Lt. Governor Dan Patrick $1 million and a $2 million loan. Billionaire Tim Dunn gave the Defend Texas Liberty PAC $2.3 million this cycle, and billionaire Ferris Wilks gave them $1.5 million. Dunn is also Ken Paxton’s biggest donor this cycle.
Earlier this week, Scorecard Confessions published a report exposing the Defend Texas Liberty PAC and how they paid for Russian-led influencers to sway public opinion regarding Ken Paxton’s impeachment on social media. These influencers touted Ken Paxton’s “innocence” and attacked the Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment.
Why does it matter that the same billionaire PAC pushing Paxton’s innocence just gave $3 million to Dan Patrick?
Because Dan Patrick presides over the impeachment trial, essentially, he’s the judge.
Political analysts on both sides of the aisle are counting on Dan Patrick’s corruption and ability to be bought off. The $3 million is payment for him tipping the trial in Ken Paxton’s favor.
Everything is bigger in Texas, even the corruption. But, it makes you wonder why… Why are these West Texas billionaires spending so much money to get Ken Paxton off the hook?
Seven Mountains Dominionism.
Seven Mountains Dominionism is a belief that Christians have a mandate from God to control these “seven mountains” of society:
Both Tim Dunn and Ferris Wilks are Seven Mountains Dominionists. These men want to conquer these seven facets of American life. They want to control all of the 30 million residents in Texas. Your lives, your kid’s schools, what you see on TV or read online, and where and how you work. They are authoritarian fascists using the guise of religion to push their oppressive beliefs. Then they spend millions of dollars each election cycle, bankrolling whichever GOP members they think will vote how they want.
If you haven’t seen the CNN Special about these two men and their influence in Texas, “Deep in the Pockets of Texas,” I highly recommend it.
These two men and their warped beliefs of religion and society threaten democracy. Attempts to influence academic curricula, political parties, community organizations, social policy, and government will continue as long as Texans turn a blind eye.
The subjugation of society to Dunn and Wilk’s interpretation of Christian scripture is destroying any notion of participatory democracy, multiculturalism, and religious freedom in Texas. The politicians who they fund are the ones who push white supremacy, anti-LGBTQ, anti-women, and anti-voting rights legislation. That includes Ken Paxton.
So, we circle back around to the most important question:
Why are these West Texas billionaires spending so much money to get Ken Paxton off the hook?
To understand why Ken Paxton’s position as the Attorney General in Texas is so crucial to these totalitarian billionaires, you must remember what Paxton said in a 2021 discussion with Steve Bannon.
Ken Paxton admitted that he inhibited the ability of people to vote in twelve separate counties in Texas. If he hadn’t done that, Trump would have lost Texas, and Biden would have won the state in 2020. If not for Ken Paxton’s actions in 2020, Biden would have had at least 2.5 million more votes than he did.
Does that mean Texas should have turned blue in 2020 when top GOP officials took legal maneuvers to disenfranchise millions? Yes, it does.
Earlier this month, Marc Elias, with the Democracy Docket, updated us with some of the findings of the ongoing lawsuits involving voting rights in Texas, specifically part of a court filing on 5/26/23 from Eitan Hersh.
Hersh warned that due to Texas suppression law, “over 2.6 million Texans can accurately and completely fill out government forms in accordance with SB 1 and the forms’ instructions, and Texas election officials would still reject their forms.”
In other words, in 2022, at least 2.6 million Texans were disenfranchised. If it weren’t for those disenfranchised voters, Beto could have likely won the 2022 election. Until his impeachment, Ken Paxton was leading the fight against these voting rights lawsuits.
Texas should have been blue in 2020. Texas should have been blue in 2022. But we are still red, thanks to the GOP’s legislation and legal actions led by Paxton.
If Texas turns blue, Dunn and Wilks have a lot to lose. They will no longer be able to control the votes in the Texas legislature. They will no longer be able to take away your freedom and liberty based on their warped views on religion. So, spending millions of dollars to buy off Dan Patrick and acquit Ken Paxton is worth it to them.
The question now becomes, how willing is Dan Patrick to sacrifice his integrity to appease billionaire donors and preserve their hold on power?