IssuesAn Independence Day Message from The Texan

As we celebrate Independence Day, our pledge is to provide Texans the information they need without the ideological narrative at war with their worldview.
July 4, 2019
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On this Independence Day, the staff here at The Texan would like to take a moment to reflect on the miracle that is our still great republic. Some 243 years ago, a group of brave and honorable men had the temerity to sign a document declaring our independence from the tyrannical rule of the British monarchy.

Their courage and vision gave birth to the greatest nation and republic the world has ever known.

Generations later, we remain the heirs to that American Revolution.

As part of that legacy, we firmly believe that The Texan is an essential entity necessary to preserve the God-given liberties that our Founders recognized as inherent to all men.

As trust in mainstream news organizations continues to wane and as such outlets continue to push ideological narratives at the expense of facts, our mission is to provide Texans with relevant, objective information in a manner that respects their worldview.

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For far too long, the press has seen its mission as gatekeepers of knowledge designed to inform the public so long as the information comports with their preferred ideological partisan narrative.

This has eroded the public trust, served to perpetuate partisan tribalism, and obfuscated the purpose of the press within the confines of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

We believe that a free press—as envisioned by our Founders—is about fully informing the public without carrying partisan water, keeping government accountable through straightforward reporting, and doing so within the framework of preserving the very liberties that have made America the envy of the world for nearly three centuries.

So on this Independence Day, we want to thank you, our readers and subscribers, for helping contribute to a new way forward for the media here in Texas. A way that restores the very purpose of a free press: to inform Texans on issues they care about without waging an ideological war on their values.

In many ways, Texas still embodies the bold, courageous, and independent spirit of our Founders.

And The Texan aims to do its part to honor that tradition in our reporting for as long as you will allow us.

God Bless America and God Bless Texas!

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Konni Burton is Founder and CEO of The Texan. Previously, she was a grassroots activist who worked on numerous campaigns for local, state and federal races. Konni then went on to run for office and was elected in 2014 to serve Tarrant County's Senate District 10 in Austin. Her experience as a grassroots activist, elected official, and taxpaying citizen provides a unique and valuable perspective on the political landscape in Texas.