The State’s Answer to a Federal Tyrant…

…is in the U.S. Constitution.

Good News Bad News
The good news for Texas is that the 84th Texas senate thwarted the effort of the house to open up our U.S. Constitution and our form of government to a complete re-write. The bad news is that ¹80 house reps are either ignorant of our form of government, or they despise it.  Either reason is not good news.

Two bills passed in the house and fortunately were stopped in the senate; HB 1110 and HJR 77. Let’s look at HJR 77 Continue reading “The State’s Answer to a Federal Tyrant…”

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”

School Choice already exists in Texas

PARENTAL CHOICE is, and has been, in the Texas Education Code since at least 1995, allowing for a student to transfer to another campus within a school district, to another School-Vouchersschool district, to another county, and even to a district in another state (for districts bordering the state line).

PUBLIC EDUCATION GRANTS and the public FINANCING of the grants is, and has also been, in the Texas Education Code since 1995.

Why then, does the Texas Legislature continue to reinvent the wheel with programs designed to force private schools to accept public money through grants or vouchers?  This is done under the guise of Continue reading “School Choice already exists in Texas”

Texas Tax Day Tea Party Rally

WHO: All who support the tea party principles of Limited Government, Fiscal Sanity, Personal Responsibility, Rule of Law, and National and State Sovereignty, whether you belong to a group, attend meetings or not! Dozens and dozens of tea parties from around the state are participating!
WHAT: First ever statewide tea party rally
WHERE: South Steps of the Texas Capitol Building in AustinTexas Day Tea Party
WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Rally Before The Rally – 11:30-noon
Rally – noon-1pm
Breakout Sessions – 2:00pm and 3:30pm (see link below)
Citizen Lobbying – 1:30-5:00pm (names of Reps to visit and talking points provided via flyer)
WHY: To check on legislation mid-session and to show the combined strength of Texas tea partiers
SPEAKERS:
Brandon Darby, Managing Director of Breitbart Texas
Michael Quinn Sullivan, President of Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
Jonathan Stickland, Texas’ #1 most conservative State Representative (District 92)
and more!
More info, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592471564298347/

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?”

29 COMMITTEE HEARINGS NEXT WEEK

The 84th Legislature will heat up next week, with 29 Committee Hearings scheduled as of today.

Statue at Capitol
Statue at Capitol

Here’s a sampling of bills that are scheduled to be heard:
FINANCE
• Committees on Finance continue their hearings
EDUCATION
• Compensatory education allotment funding to provide assistance with child care to students at risk of dropping out of school.
• Testing of students with limited English proficiency
• notifying a parent or guardian whether an employee of a school is appointed school marshal Continue reading “29 COMMITTEE HEARINGS NEXT WEEK”