"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently made a sizable donation to the reelection campaign of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to a Bloomberg report published Tuesday.
Jones was one of three prominent business executives that donated $500,000 to Abbott in the final pre-election fundraising window, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, writes Bloomberg's Shelly Hagan. The two other executives named in Hagan's report are Ken Fisher of independent money management firm Fisher Investments and Midland Energy founder SyedJavaidAnwar. Citing public political contribution data dating back to 2000, Hagan reports that Jones' donation to the Texas governor marks the billionaire's largest donation to a state-level candidate in at least 22 years.
The Dallas Cowboys owner has a history of large donations to Republican politicians. In 2020 Jones offered combative words to journalists regarding a $1 million charitable contribution he made to former president Donald Trump's inaugural committee in 2017.
So we will forgive Mr. Jones for questionable coaching decisions and some draft choices that did not pan out. We will get back to football tomorrow, but today. Mr. Jones made the right selection for Texas.