TOLLS ARE A TAX – HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?

TOLLS ARE A TAX
The solution…RAISE THE GAS TAX, INSTEAD

For decades, the TX Legislature (and the federal government’s RTC – Regional Transportation Council) have cried that they MUST sellout our public roads to foreign owned companies who build toll roads and charge us by the mile into perpetuity to travel across metropolitan areas in Texas. We were told in 2014 that to keep up with transportation needs, Texas would have to raise the gas tax by 20 cents. Texas hasn’t raised the state gas tax since 1991.  Transportation is one of the few responsibilities of federal, state, and local governments. Continue reading “TOLLS ARE A TAX – HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?”

The Irony – A Con Con Could Suspend Rules Too?

Last Thursday House Rep. Briscoe Cain, a freshman, objected to a House floor motion to suspend the Rules that notice be posted for 5 days prior to a bill being heard in a committee hearing (HJR 56).

The irony!

I bet Rep. Cain is starting to understand how politics is conducted – notwithstanding the “rules”.  Rep. Cain is author and coauthor of no less than 3 bills that support an Article V convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.  One of those bills, HB 506 proposes to place limitations on Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.  Perhaps now Rep. Cain can see why opponents to the Article V convention don’t buy the lie that Texas can control delegates to such a convention.  A modern day constitutional convention has the same inherent ability as the 1787 constitutional convention to suspend rules, throw out the press, meet in secret, and work with George Soros-supported-delegates to propose an entirely new constitution. Continue reading “The Irony – A Con Con Could Suspend Rules Too?”

Texas CAN Protect the Constitution, Like Montana Did

The broad and vague wording of the “Convention of States Project” application for an Article V convention to propose amendments has the power to amend one word or all words.  That is the reason the bill’s author in Montana withdrew his bill from consideration on Feb 15, 2017.

TEXAS NEEDS TO DO THE SAME

Texas legislators should follow and find comfort in the principled actions of Montana…
Here’s the official audio from that committee hearing, with time stamps of the compelling arguments:

Montana – HJ 8 – COS application http://montanalegislature.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=21870&meta_id=192240

Rep. Brad Tschida (R) Bill sponsor’s opening remarks 15:00 – 18:20
Rep. Brad Tschida (R) Bill sponsor’s closing remarks 1:05:20 – 1:09:25

Compelling Testimony AGAINST Art. V Convention
Constitutional scholar, Robert Brown’s testimony 31:45 – 37:22
Follow-up questions for constitutional scholar Robert Brown 56:30 – 1:05:16

Article V is not the tool to reign in a rogue federal body.
Article VI is the correct and peaceful tool to reign in a rogue federal body.
See how the “Simulated” Art. V convention produced UN-intended consequences using the COS application: https://tinyurl.com/joujps6 and accidentally EXPANDED federal powers through proposed amendments.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong in an Article V Convention?

QUESTION:

What if a real Article V convention proposed amendments with Unintended consequences, that INCREASE federal powers…
Not restrict them?

That’s what the COSP “Simulated” convention did… by invitation-only; 137 legislators (96% Republicans), and most were authors of COSP applications. [Sep 21-23, 2016] Continue reading “What Could Possibly Go Wrong in an Article V Convention?”

AMENDMENTS “CHANGE” THE CONSTITUTION…

The Convention of States Project followers have been misinformed.

First, COS followers think that…

“Convention of States is NOT changing the Constitution, it IS adding Amendments to the Constitution, just like the 27 Amendments that were added by Congress over the past 200+ years.”

Fact is, the original constitution has already been “changed” nine (9) times through amendments…

Article I: amended four times –
Jul 9, 1868 (XIV Am.)
Feb 3, 1913 (XVI Am.)
Apr 8, 1913 (XVII Am.)
Jan 23, 1933 (XX Am.)

Article II: amended three times –
Jun 15, 1804 (XII Am.)
Jan 23, 1933 (XX Am.)
Feb. 10, 1967 (XXV Am.)

Article III: amended once:
Feb 7, 1795 (XI Am.)

Article IV: amended once
Dec 6, 1865 (XIII Am.)

Then there are the Amendments that “changed” Amendments –
12th Amendment – Jan 23, 1933 (XX Am.)
18th Amendment – Dec 5, 1933 (XXI Am.)

Second, COS followers have been led to believe that a “convention of states” is different from a constitutional convention.   Article V is 143 words.  Only 2 bodies are sanctioned to “propose” amendments;
1. Congress
2. A constitutional convention (aka Article V convention)

These are the facts.

As Thomas Jefferson said:
…if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
…“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free…it expects what never was and never will be.”

Why does one suppose that the COS organizers teach such deception?

Gov. Abbott’s Mission to Write a New Manifesto for These united states

On Friday January 8, 2016, Texas Governor Greg Abbott released his call for a new manifesto for these United States. His new manifest is titled: “The Texas Plan”. Abbott admits the problem is not with the U.S. Constitution by stating; “The Constitution itself is not broken. What is broken is our Nation’s willingness to obey the Constitution and to hold our leaders accountable to it.”

If the Constitution is not broken, then why would the highest ranking Republican of Texas promote a constitutional convention with representation from George Soros?  Why would Gov. Abbott support a con con with delegates representing brand new manifestos (constitutions)? Here are a few manifestos just waiting for the right crisis:
1.) Constitution for the New Socialist Republic of North America (Soros)
2.) Constitution 2020 Movement (Soros)
3.) Constitution for the New States of America (Ford and Rockefeller Foundations)

Most reading this have some understanding of the ideology of George Soros. But the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations aren’t that bad – right? The Ford & Rockefeller Foundations were behind 2 of the worst amendments we have today – the 16th Amendment (federal income tax), and the 17th Amendment (direct election of U.S. Senators). Continue reading “Gov. Abbott’s Mission to Write a New Manifesto for These united states”

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?”

OUTSTANDING Calls for Constitutional Convention, from 1899 forward (in Texas)

Statue at Capitol
Statue at Texas Capitol

If it’s true that an Article V convention can be limited by the several sovereign states as the con con proponents claim, then why won’t these same confident voters and legislators remove the possibility of a Texas delegate to go rogue in a con con? Continue reading “OUTSTANDING Calls for Constitutional Convention, from 1899 forward (in Texas)”

Where’s Texas on Interposition? Tennessee, and now Alabama Gets It

In what is a growing movement of state interposition against federal judicial tyranny, the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore 10th amendment_Nullification DVDtoday issued an order directing probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals. The order states:

IT IS ORDERED AND DIRECTED THAT:

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7 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS – Put Through The Test

An NFL referee can’t perform his duty if he’s not well educated on the 200+ page rule book. Voters can’t expedite their duty if they don’t know the rules restricting government  – that is the Supreme Law of the land; the 34 page U.S. Constitution.  It is upon these principles that our Texas Constitution and statutes are supposed to be enacted.

If you plan to vote on the 7 proposed amendments to our 200+ page Texas Constitution, you should have consistent rules by which you judge every amendment.  I consistently use the U.S. Constitution as my benchmark.   My three test questions are found here because every law increases the size, scope, and cost of government.

Here’s a summary of the 7 proposals and their constitutionality… Continue reading “7 PROPOSED AMENDMENTS – Put Through The Test”