Articles by Don Pacifico

LULAC versus America?

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is immersed in a controversy, largely ignored by the local news media, with long term consequences for liberty and economic prosperity.  With almost 145,000 members and chapters across the country, LULAC claims to be the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization. It was founded by military veterans with the aim of integrating Hispanics, primarily Mexican Americans into the American middle class. For the most part LULAC focused on education and avoided the excesses and polarization of the left leaning civil rights movement of the 1960’s.  LULAC’s early leaders were traditional American…


San Antonio Water System: Fraud Upon Fraud

Corruption and insider deals are a constant threat to good government and public administration.  Our founding fathers were keenly aware that officials charged with spending the public purse would often rely on the advice of friends and contributors to direct public dollars, and the temptation to fund projects that benefit either themselves or their friends would be irresistible to many. The founders responded by placing strong limits on the scope and role of government.  Those limits have long since been eroded, to the point that, even in Texas, state and local governments are often the largest market for services and…