Why Vote, if Your Vote is Being Stolen?

Irregular vote counting procedures across Texas have been brought to light dealing with violations of Texas Statute & Texas Constitution. Both the Texas Secretary of State and the state Director of Elections are at fault.

People waiting to vote
Why Vote, if your vote is being Stolen?

The issue is not new. TheHill.com published an article “States ditch electronic voting machines” in droves.  The Texas Attorney General’s office has been asked to launch an investigation into vote fraud in Hill County, Texas.  And recently hundreds of Texas voters have been fighting the actions of the State authorizing the use of electronic voting machines that do not comply with the Texas Constitution and Texas Election Code.

Keith Ingram (state Director of Elections) has been granting waivers to counties Continue reading “Why Vote, if Your Vote is Being Stolen?”

Sen. Van Taylor’s Ethics Reform bill – TRASHED in the House

Tuesday May 27th the Texas House of Representatives came out showing their true colors by effectively killing Sen. Van Taylor’s bill to increase transparency of government officials and terminate conflicts of interest.

SB 19 by Van Taylor was passed unanimously in the senate (April 28) but is being gutted and used to further shield government actions from public eyes over in the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Joe Straus. Continue reading “Sen. Van Taylor’s Ethics Reform bill – TRASHED in the House”

How threatening is the U.S. Constitution?

When a marriage goes south, the partners don’t amend the marriage vows to keep the vows compliant with issues of infidelity.

Likewise, when the federal government violates their Oath, we must not change the words in the constitution to justify federal non-compliance.  Enforce the 10th Amendment first, and then see what America looks like. Continue reading “How threatening is the U.S. Constitution?”

Texas already has Pre-K public education for the “Disadvantaged”

If only the average Texan had the time to read the entire Education Code, the average Texan would understand all the current options available to the so-called “disadvantaged” urban School-Voucherschildren.

This blogger just found part of the Education Code that already allows for public Pre-K  (government day-care) for “disadvantaged” children as young as 3 years of age.
Sec. 29.153. FREE PREKINDERGARTEN FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN, allows for public “daycare” for children satisfying any of these requirements:
1. Unable to speak and comprehend the English language Continue reading “Texas already has Pre-K public education for the “Disadvantaged””

Why Texans don’t have faith in an Article V Convention

Texas has the independent power, without the advice or consent of any other state, to enforce the 10th Amendment

An Article V Convention won’t work to benefit the People because the same legislators who refuse to enforce the good parts in the current constitution will be the ones to propose new amendments.1787 Constitutional Convention

Did Joe Straus appoint Rep. Phil King to chair the House committee that would oversee 10th Amendment bills because King could be counted on to stall any and all good 10th Amendment action bills? Would Straus be a likely Texas delegate to an Article V Convention? The answer to both questions is a very possible yes. Continue reading “Why Texans don’t have faith in an Article V Convention”

NULLIFICATION bill-Texas Balance of Power Act

Rep. Dan Flynn (Canton), has authored legislation to create the Joint Legislative Committee on Nullification (HB 98). A gold star goes to Flynn!

The Chair of the House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility has joint authored the bill, Rep. Phil King (Weatherford), which merits a gold star as well, because it will be Rep. King’s committee Continue reading “NULLIFICATION bill-Texas Balance of Power Act”

Do you support the 10th Amendment?

FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO FILE LEGISLATION
Do you support the 10th Amendment?
Do you think amending the U.S. Constitution will restore your freedom?
CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS (REPRESENTATIVE and SENATOR)

HERE IS A DRAFTED RESOLUTION WAITING FOR AN AUTHOR TO CARRY IT (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5osUEitCWr0dzNqWC0xQ3Fyb28/view?usp=sharing )
Your legislator can not say it’s too late to work on this.  NOT SO.  It’s been processed by the Texas Legislative Council  (see the alpha-numeric number at the bottom left corner of each page) and ready to go, just sitting at the Texas Legislative Council waiting for him or her to pick it up and file it. FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO FILE LEGISLATION Continue reading “Do you support the 10th Amendment?”

ACTION ITEM -TWO 2nd AMENDMENT BILLS- scheduled for THURSDAY

Please read these bills and if you are interested, please contact the committee members and voice your support/opposition. You do not have to reside in the committee members’ district to have an impact on these bills!  The committee is charged with representing all Texans on those bills heard in their committee,  It is their duty to allow the body of the entire Senate to discuss and vote on bills after they have passed out of the committee.  It is at that time each senator should vote according to their district.

Bills to be heard in the State Affairs [SENATE Committee]
TIME & DATE: 9:00 AM, Thursday, February 12, 2015
PLACE: E1.016 (Hearing Room)

SB 11 Birdwell | et al.
Relating to the carrying of concealed handguns on the campuses of and certain other locations associated with institutions of higher education.

SB 17 Estes [ REVISED agenda – SB 17 added, SB 346 removed]
Relating to the authority of a person who is licensed to carry a handgun to openly carry a holstered handgun; creating a criminal offense; providing penalties.

Continue reading “ACTION ITEM -TWO 2nd AMENDMENT BILLS- scheduled for THURSDAY”

DPS – More Smoke & Mirrors; by quoting 3 words

(updated 9-10-14 @ 3:00pm)

Smoke & mirrors can fool the best citizen activist but, sifting through the smoke and splintered facts with patience can uncover the truth. Taking a statement out of context, and quoting one section of the Texas Transportation Code can claim just about anything a director of the Department of Public Safety may wish to claim, but the truth is found when the entire Code is read, especially when legislative intent is examined.

The current Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety was allowed to DPS fingerprint scannerwrite a brief article in a Dallas paper on Sept. 3, 2014, attempting to “clear up any misconceptions related to the legality of the expanded fingerprinting process within Texas driver’s license system”, claiming DPS authority by quoting three words from the Texas Transportation Code; “thumbprints or fingerprints”. Continue reading “DPS – More Smoke & Mirrors; by quoting 3 words”

DPS is Violating Legislative Intent

-posted by Barbara Harless

The law states that individuals applying for original driver licenses, renewal drivers DPS fingerprint scannerlicenses, applicants applying for duplicate drivers licenses and personal identification certificates, must render thumbprints or index fingerprints (if a thumb is not available), along with an Image Verification System Photo (facial recognition photo).

The Texas DPS has been collecting full sets of 10 digit fingerprints, against legislative intent, since April that this blogger knows of.  Dave Lieber with the Dallas Morning News reports that all 10 digits were being collected as early as January 2014 (see DMN links below).

Here is the legislative history:

1967 HB 354 (60th Legislature) – Added thumbprints or index fingerprints (if a thumb was not available) requirement to Continue reading “DPS is Violating Legislative Intent”