The Lone Star State is Alright, Alright, Alright
In case you missed it, native Texan and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey joined late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon last week for a taping in Austin. Fallon’s first question to McConaughey was, “you could live anywhere in the world if you wanted to. Why do you choose to live in Austin?”
In his answer, McConaughey touched on many of the things that make Texas the best place to live and work in the nation, such as our work ethic and diversity. But it’s what he said at 1:10 into his answer that caught our attention.
“We do not chase lawsuits. No, we do not chase lawsuits.”
We’ve long said that a fair legal system keeps our economy strong and our state exceptional. And we’re barraged with news articles every day of other states whose legal systems are a burden to job creation.
Mr. McConaughey, we couldn’t agree more. Keeping abusive lawsuits at bay is one of the things that has made the Lone Star State what it is today. And if you ask us, that’s alright, alright, alright.