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?”
When the 84th Texas House of Representatives opens for business at noon on Tuesday January 13, 2015 the first order of business will be to elect one member (out of 150 members) to serve as the presiding officer of the Texas House; the House Speaker (a.k.a. the gatekeeper of legislation to be passed). A simple majority vote is required (76 of the 150 members).
Is it a coincidence that within the past week, 42 of the 98 Republicans in the House have signed pledge letters to vote for 3-term incumbent Rep. Joe Straus as Speaker and not for Rep. Scott Turner? Turner announced his intent to run for Speaker against the incumbent Straus this summer. One could suppose these recent pledge letters are a coincidence.
But how much of a coincidence could it be that three of five pledge letters have identical sentences in the publicly released statements…: Continue reading “A Coincidence? 3 of 5 Pledge Letters are Identical”
By Thatcher Townson
May 24, 2013
On Wednesday, May 22nd, five high school students along with two adults from the Collin County civics group, SALT, accompanied the North Texas Citizens Lobby to the capitol. We spoke with Representative Phil King, and Representative Scott Turner, and Continue reading “Students Lobbying in Austin”
Recent newsletter from Representative Scott Turner:
May 6, 2013