Articles by Jeff Judson

Darkest Hour: A Movie Review

If you have not been to the movies in a while, it is time to experience the new electric reclining chairs in some theaters as you watch the electrifying movie about Winston Churchill, Darkest Hour.  You can’t help but see the parallels with political events playing out today. World War II is looming.  The U.S. is shamefully still neutral.  Hitler is marching across Europe and is on the verge of wiping out the entire British Army at Dunkirk – the entire British Army.  Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain has lost the confidence of his country and of parliament, and has weakened…


Bexar County Party Elects New Conservative Republican Chair

The recent series of political earthquakes and aftershocks were felt again this past Monday (December 4th) night with the resignation of Bexar County Republican Party Chairman Robert Stovall and the election of Mark Dorazio to replace him.  With this change, a long era of establishment domination of the local party came to an end.  Mark Dorazio replaced Jeff Judson (me) on the State Republican Executive Committee in 2015 when I resigned from the SREC to run against Speaker Joe Straus.  Mark has long been involved in politics and state conventions, but with a worldview that places God and the Constitution…


Censure of Speaker Straus Temporarily Blocked by Bexar GOP Chair

At the evening meeting on Monday, October 9th of the Bexar County Republican Executive Committee, Chairman Robert Stovall and his parliamentarian, Ron Stinson,  successfully blocked a motion to Censure Speaker Joe Straus, but blatantly violated parliamentary rules in doing so. In a standing-room-only meeting that overwhelmed the capacity of the air conditioning system, 130 precinct chairs, a record attendance level, endured the heat for over two hours as Stovall ignored motions and points of order by voting members. Present were at least 86 precinct chairs who had committed to voting for the Straus Censure – the required 2/3 necessary to…


“The Veil Has Been Pulled Back”

Joe Straus ran for reelection to his House seat against me in 2016 as a pro-life, fiscal conservative who supposedly worked well with all sides, and was part of the Republican team working with the Governor and Lt. Governor.  He sent out mailers in his reelection effort directly connecting himself with Governor Abbott, almost suggesting an endorsement by Abbott (which was never given). But all of that has changed. It is now publicly obvious that the Speaker has no working relationship whatsoever with the Governor or Lt. Governor or Attorney General – the three leading Republican officials elected statewide —…


Let’s Hope You Don’t Get What You Deserve

If a majority of voters elect Councilman Ron Nirenberg Mayor of San Antonio, the voters will indeed get the city they deserve, and the misery that comes with it.  He describes his bold vision for the city in his 32 page campaign booklet. If the councilman is elected, and achieves only some of his aggressive policy proposals,  our city economy will start to resemble cities in California where only the uber-rich can live, the middle class struggles to keep up, and the poor proliferate with no job opportunities but plenty of government subsidies.  California, and radical cities like Portland and…


San Antonio is looking for a Non-Elitist, Anti-Establishment Mayor

  The election of Ivy Taylor as mayor was a major upset to the political establishment in San Antonio.  Leticia Van de Putte was supported by all the elite politicians, the Democrat machine, and the crony lobby, but she won with the help of churches and evangelical voters who trusted her personal faith and admired her courage in voting against the so-called “non-discrimination ordinance” that created a special favored class for the LGBTQ community. Enthusiasm for Ivy was further bolstered when she cancelled the streetcar project, something I personally appreciated a great deal.  However, one could argue that the streetcar…