Sunday, June 30, 2013

Surprise! Only one quarter of Wendy Davis' Twitter and online support came from Texas

Why am I not surprised? Most of the Twitter Tweets supporting Wendy Davis blocking the Texas Pro-Life bill came from OUTSIDE OF TEXAS. She does not represent the majority of Texans who are against killing innocent babies. She has to get her support from liberals outside of Texas!


the following is from Cahnman's Musings: http://acahnman.blogspot.com/2013/06/only-one-quarter-of-wendy-davis-online.html


Only one quarter of Wendy Davis' online support came from Texas

So says Wired Magazine:



From the Article:
The map above, created by the academic research group Floating Sheep, shows that while the volume of Twitter activity for #StandWithWendy was—naturally—greatest in Texas itself (nearly 29 percent of all tweets), there was also quite a bit of chatter coming out of places like New York state (8 percent), California (12 percent) and even places like Illinois (4 percent). 
That should tell you everything you need to know about the 'emerging groundswell in Texas' narrative.

(h/t Progress Texas' Facebook)

Big Court Ruling: Obamacare CANNOT be forced upon Hobby Lobby's Christian Pro-Life Owner

This is HUGE News! The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked the Obama Administration from enforcing Obamacare onto Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby was about to be hit with huge fines after the Christian Owners of the business decided to refuse implementing Obamacare. Hobby Lobby objected to being forced to pay for abortions and contraception because it violates their religious beliefs, which is what they would be required to do under Obamacare.

Hobby Lobby WON. This is great news because it shows that, although Obamacare was upheld as a tax, it can be successfully challenged on other grounds such as it violates the First Amendment and Freedom of Religious Expression.

the following article is from CNS News: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/court-gov-t-must-halt-enforcement-sterilization-contraception-abortifacient-mandate

Court: Gov’t Must Halt Enforcement of Sterilization-Contraception-Abortifacient Mandate Against Hobby Lobby

June 28, 2013 - 6:14 PM

Hobby Lobby
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
(CNSNews.com) – Following on yesterday’s 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Hobby Lobby can continue its lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate on religious grounds, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma ruled today that the federal government must halt all enforcement of the mandate (and related financial penalties) against the Christian-based company.
Hobby Lobby and sister company Mardel are suing the Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, arguing that to force the company to pay for health insurance that must offer abortion-inducing drugs, as well as sterilization and contraception, is a violation of its religious liberty.
In his order issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton said the “court concludes plaintiffs [Hobby Lobby] have made a sufficient showing to warrant the issuance of a temporary restraining order in the circumstances existing here."
"Accordingly, the defendants [Sebelius and HHS], their agents, officers, and employees are temporarily ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from any effort to apply or enforce, as to plaintiffs, the substantive requirements imposed” by the mandate," said the judge's order.
Sebelius, Obama
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama (AP Photo)
In a press release, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Hobby Lobby, said, “Today, for the first time, a federal court has ordered the government not to enforce the HHS abortion-drug mandate against Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The ruling comes just one day after a dramatic 168-page opinion from the en banc 10th Circuit recognizing that business owners have religious liberty rights.   This was the first definitive federal appellate ruling against the HHS mandate.”
“Hobby Lobby and the Green family faced the terrible choice of violating their faith or paying massive fines starting this Monday morning,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel with the Becket Fund.  “We are delighted that both the 10th Circuit and the district court have spared them from this unjust burden on their religious freedom.”
“In its landmark opinion yesterday, the 10th Circuit majority found that ‘no one’ – not even the government – ‘disputes the sincerity of Hobby Lobby’s religious beliefs,’” reads the press release.   “The court ruled that denying them the protection of federal law just because they are a profit-making business ‘would conflict with the Supreme Court’s free exercise precedent.’”
Further proceedings in the case are scheduled for July 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City.

Sen. Ted Cruz Forces Obama to Appoint State Department Inspector General

from the Weekly Standard:

Earlier this week, Texas senator Ted Cruz pledged to block State Department nominees until the federal agency filled the vacant inspector general position. Almost two days later, the State Department nominated Steve Linick for the position, which has been vacant for nearly 2,000 days.
Ted Cruz
"The President's failure to nominate a State Department Inspector General since taking office in 2009 is unacceptable. The position has been vacant for almost 2,000 days. This is a crucial oversight position and should be a priority for an agency facing substantial management challenges," Cruz said in a statement released Wednesday.
"Until the President acts, I have notified Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that I will place a hold on all State Department nominations."

read rest of story here: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/state-dept-finally-fills-vacant-position-after-cruz-pledged-block-nominees_738139.html

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Governor Perry Calls Second Special Session for Abortion and other things. Mob DOES NOT Win!

from Rick Perry's website: http://rickperry.org/release/gov-perry-calls-special-session-begin-july-1

Gov. Perry Calls Special Session to Begin July 1

June 26, 2013
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.
“I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas. Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state. Texans value life and want to protect women and the unborn. Texans want a transportation system that keeps them moving. Texans want a court system that is fair and just. We will not allow the breakdown of decorum and decency to prevent us from doing what the people of this state hired us to do.
The special session will consider the following issues:
Legislation relating to the regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities.
Legislation relating to the funding of transportation infrastructure projects.
Legislation relating to establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender.

Dewhurst Says Straus Did not get Pro Life Bill to TX Senate in Time

Texas LT Governor David Dewhurst has partially blamed a mob for the failure of big Texas Special Session Pro-Life bills and he partially blamed The Texas House, under the leadership and scheduling of pro-choice Texas Speaker Joe Straus. Dewhurst says that the Senate did not get the bill from the House in time to pass it in the Senate. They had all Special session to pass the bill and the Texas Senate had a plan from the beginning but the House leadership drug their feet.

This is exactly what I have been saying all along! Straus has sabotaged all the pro-life bills this year. He killed the bills in regular session and in the special session he waited till the last minute to get the bills to the Senate so that there was not enough time for them to pass. He did the same thing with the big anti-TSA bill last session.

There will likely be a second special session called by Governor Perry to pass these pro-life bills.


previous articles:


LT Gov. Dewhurst: Mob Derailed Texas Abortion Vote - SB 5 Invalid - Another Special Session for Pro Life Bill?

read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/lt-gov-dewhurst-mob-derailed-texas.html


UPDATE: Is Texas Senate Midnight Abortion Vote INVALID due to Passed Deadline?

read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/update-is-texas-senate-midnight.html

Pro-Choice Mob Disrupts Texas Abortion Vote but Pro-Life Bill PASSES at Midnight after Filibuster
read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/pro-choice-mob-disrupts-texas-abortion-bill-special-session-filibuster.html


This Bill Should Have NEVER had to go to Special Session. It Should have been Passed in Regular Session but Speaker Joe Straus Killed It in Regular Session and pushed it to the end of the Special Session

The only reason that the pro life bill even had to go down to the wire in a special session is because Texas Speaker Joe Straus KILLED all pro life bills in the regular session. That is right, the Texas Senate was able to have time to debate and pass several pro-life bills in the regular session. These bills were sent to the Texas House where they would have EASILY passed the near super-majority Republican body. The problem is that the pro-choice Speaker Joe Straus did not allow his leadership to let the bills out of committee. They never even made it to the floor for a vote.

Texas pro-life LT Governor David Dewhurst asked for the bills to be added onto the special session because stopping unborn babies from suffering and increasing the health and protection of women is important to him. Joe Straus, like always, did not show any support for adding the pro-life bills to the special session and Straus even criticized Governor Perry for adding extra bills on the short 30 day special session (referring to the pro-life bills). Thankfully we have a pro-life Governor, Rick Perry, and he put the pro-life bills on the Special Session agenda.

Joe Straus cut the special session short a few days by sending the legislators home, even though Straus knew the special session was short and knew that these pro-life bills would be added by Perry. Straus then went on to schedule the pro-life bills at the very end of the special session knowing that the pro life bills, when passed by the House, would still need to go back to the Senate to be approved with little time left and with a much stronger Democrat presence in the Senate.

What Was Passed in the Pro Life Bill SB5?

Several important laws were passed in this pro-life bill. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state's interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization.  Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

LT Gov. Dewhurst: Mob Derailed Texas Abortion Vote - SB 5 Invalid - Another Special Session for Pro Life Bill?

Texas LT Governor David Dewhurst has declared the Texas Pro Life Abortion Bill invalid due to "An unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics." He then says to "see ya soon" which tells me that he expects a Governor Perry to call a second special session to pass the pro-life bills.


the following is from the Texas Tribune:

3:13 a.m. by Brandi Grissom
Without recognizing Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, for a motion to adjourn Sine Die, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stepped down from the dais after ruling that time had expired on SB 5, telling the senators, "It's been fun, but, um, see ya soon."
He then told reporters that "An unruly mob using Occupy Wall Street tactics" derailed legislation that was designed to protect women and babies.
He said he was "very frustrated."
"I didn't lose control of what we were doing," he told reporters. "We had an unruly mob."



previous articles:


UPDATE: Is Texas Senate Midnight Abortion Vote INVALID due to Passed Deadline?

read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/update-is-texas-senate-midnight.html

Pro-Choice Mob Disrupts Texas Abortion Vote but Pro-Life Bill PASSES at Midnight after Filibuster
read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/pro-choice-mob-disrupts-texas-abortion-bill-special-session-filibuster.html


This Bill Should Have NEVER had to go to Special Session. It Should have been Passed in Regular Session but Speaker Joe Straus Killed It in Regular Session and pushed it to the end of the Special Session

The only reason that the pro life bill even had to go down to the wire in a special session is because Texas Speaker Joe Straus KILLED all pro life bills in the regular session. That is right, the Texas Senate was able to have time to debate and pass several pro-life bills in the regular session. These bills were sent to the Texas House where they would have EASILY passed the near super-majority Republican body. The problem is that the pro-choice Speaker Joe Straus did not allow his leadership to let the bills out of committee. They never even made it to the floor for a vote.

Texas pro-life LT Governor David Dewhurst asked for the bills to be added onto the special session because stopping unborn babies from suffering and increasing the health and protection of women is important to him. Joe Straus, like always, did not show any support for adding the pro-life bills to the special session and Straus even criticized Governor Perry for adding extra bills on the short 30 day special session (referring to the pro-life bills). Thankfully we have a pro-life Governor, Rick Perry, and he put the pro-life bills on the Special Session agenda.

Joe Straus cut the special session short a few days by sending the legislators home, even though Straus knew the special session was short and knew that these pro-life bills would be added by Perry. Straus then went on to schedule the pro-life bills at the very end of the special session knowing that the pro life bills, when passed by the House, would still need to go back to the Senate to be approved with little time left and with a much stronger Democrat presence in the Senate.

What Was Passed in the Pro Life Bill SB5?

Several important laws were passed in this pro-life bill. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state's interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization.  Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

UPDATE: Is Texas Senate Midnight Abortion Vote INVALID due to Passed Deadline?

URGENT UPDATE: There is still a dispute as to whether or not the midnight vote was valid because of the confusion of when the vote was taken due to the loud mobs that disrupted the vote. Even though the special session is technically over and the Texas Legislature website says the vote was taken and the bill was passed before midnight, the Senate is meeting here momentarily and will vote on whether to accept the pro-life vote as valid and before midnight or to strike it as invalid because it came too late.....

If the Senate votes to invalidate the vote, will Perry call another special session? I bet he does!


previous article:


Pro-Choice Mob Disrupts Texas Abortion Vote but Pro-Life Bill PASSES at Midnight after Filibuster
read full story online here: http://www.texasconservativerepublicannews.com/2013/06/pro-choice-mob-disrupts-texas-abortion-bill-special-session-filibuster.html


This Bill Should Have NEVER had to go to Special Session. It Should have been Passed in Regular Session but Speaker Joe Straus Killed It in Regular Session and pushed it to the end of the Special Session

The only reason that the pro life bill even had to go down to the wire in a special session is because Texas Speaker Joe Straus KILLED all pro life bills in the regular session. That is right, the Texas Senate was able to have time to debate and pass several pro-life bills in the regular session. These bills were sent to the Texas House where they would have EASILY passed the near super-majority Republican body. The problem is that the pro-choice Speaker Joe Straus did not allow his leadership to let the bills out of committee. They never even made it to the floor for a vote.

Texas pro-life LT Governor David Dewhurst asked for the bills to be added onto the special session because stopping unborn babies from suffering and increasing the health and protection of women is important to him. Joe Straus, like always, did not show any support for adding the pro-life bills to the special session and Straus even criticized Governor Perry for adding extra bills on the short 30 day special session (referring to the pro-life bills). Thankfully we have a pro-life Governor, Rick Perry, and he put the pro-life bills on the Special Session agenda.

Joe Straus cut the special session short a few days by sending the legislators home, even though Straus knew the special session was short and knew that these pro-life bills would be added by Perry. Straus then went on to schedule the pro-life bills at the very end of the special session knowing that the pro life bills, when passed by the House, would still need to go back to the Senate to be approved with little time left and with a much stronger Democrat presence in the Senate.

What Was Passed in the Pro Life Bill SB5?

Several important laws were passed in this pro-life bill. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state's interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization.  Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

Pro-Choice Mob Disrupts Texas Abortion Vote but Pro-Life Bill PASSES at Midnight after Filibuster

URGENT UPDATE: There is still a dispute as to whether or not the midnight vote was valid because of the confusion of when the vote was taken due to the loud mobs that disrupted the vote. Even though the special session is technically over and the Texas Legislature website says the vote was taken and the bill was passed before midnight, the Senate is meeting here momentarily and will vote on whether to accept the pro-life vote as valid and before midnight or to strike it as invalid because it came too late.....

If the Senate votes to invalidate the vote, will Perry call another special session? I bet he does!



One of the most sweeping pro-life bills in the history of Texas has passed the 2013 Texas Legislature special session at the stroke of midnight without even a minute to spare. Democrats are arguing that the vote might not have finished being taken before the midnight deadline, but Republicans point out that the vote started before the midnight deadline and therefore the vote that started before the midnight deadline is valid.

The reason that there is uncertainty about the vote is due to the pro death, I mean pro-choice mob that was in the Texas State Senate Chamber screaming and banging on things to make noise to try to disrupt the procedures. This mob acted in a shameful, illegal manner and had to be kicked out by the police. There is absolutely NO RIGHT for someone, no matter what side they are on, to be able to disrupt a vote of the Texas Legislature. These people should have been removed much sooner when they first started to become disruptive instead of them being allowed to be in the chamber screaming until the stroke of midnight so that it was hard to even take the final vote. The situation was so crazy and tense that at one point the live stream of the Texas Senate Abortion Debate reached over 110,000 viewers at one time.

I am not sure what the Democrats and pro-abortion activists thought they were going to accomplish. Pro-Life Texas Governor Rick Perry would have just called a second special session and the bill would have passed anyways.

State Senator Wendy Davis had tried to filibuster the pro-life bill by talking most of the day today without taking a break. The Texas Senate rules on filibuster are very strict though and Davis was not even allowed to stray from discussing the bill at hand and could not take any breaks or even sit down. She did stray though twice and was also helped once by a fellow State Senator and so her filibuster ended with only about 2 hours before the midnight deadline. That is when the Democrats tried to stall by asking points of information. Eventually the Republicans forced the question so that the bill could be voted on. During all of this debate, some of the Texas Democrat women even tried to make sexist remarks about how the Republican men were the ones who wanted to force this onto women. They of course were blatantly ignoring the several Republican women Legislators who fought for this bill because it is for the best for women and innocent unborn babies.

This Bill Should Have NEVER had to go to Special Session. It Should have been Passed in Regular Session but Speaker Joe Straus Killed It in Regular Session and pushed it to the end of the Special Session

The only reason that the pro life bill even had to go down to the wire in a special session is because Texas Speaker Joe Straus KILLED all pro life bills in the regular session. That is right, the Texas Senate was able to have time to debate and pass several pro-life bills in the regular session. These bills were sent to the Texas House where they would have EASILY passed the near super-majority Republican body. The problem is that the pro-choice Speaker Joe Straus did not allow his leadership to let the bills out of committee. They never even made it to the floor for a vote.

Texas pro-life LT Governor David Dewhurst asked for the bills to be added onto the special session because stopping unborn babies from suffering and increasing the health and protection of women is important to him. Joe Straus, like always, did not show any support for adding the pro-life bills to the special session and Straus even criticized Governor Perry for adding extra bills on the short 30 day special session (referring to the pro-life bills). Thankfully we have a pro-life Governor, Rick Perry, and he put the pro-life bills on the Special Session agenda.

Joe Straus cut the special session short a few days by sending the legislators home, even though Straus knew the special session was short and knew that these pro-life bills would be added by Perry. Straus then went on to schedule the pro-life bills at the very end of the special session knowing that the pro life bills, when passed by the House, would still need to go back to the Senate to be approved with little time left and with a much stronger Democrat presence in the Senate.

What Was Passed in the Pro Life Bill SB5?

Several important laws were passed in this pro-life bill. According to Texas Right to Life, Senate Bill 5 would affirm the state's interest in protecting the lives of preborn children who feel pain by banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization.  Senate Bill 5 also requires all abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety regulations as an ambulatory surgical center, requires a doctor providing abortions to secure admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and lastly, requires a doctor to personally administer the abortion-inducing drugs to the patient.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sen. Ted Cruz Applauds Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court Decision Striking Voting Rights Act Provision

Sen. Cruz Applauds Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court Decision
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder:
Today, the Supreme Court recognized the enormous progress made toward voting equality in the United States since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. The Court rightly decided that the statutory standards used decades ago to subject democratically-elected state legislatures to second-guessing by unelected federal bureaucrats no longer survives constitutional scrutiny.
Today's decision also validates the hard work and personal sacrifice made by my late friend and former Texas solicitor general, Greg Coleman. Greg's tireless and brilliant advocacy on this issue no doubt paved the way for this result, and I am grateful for his principled legacy.

Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Racist Voting Rights Act Provision - NO MORE DOJ PRECLEARANCE for Redistricting and Voter ID

The Supreme Court of the United States has declared a key provision of the Voting Rights Act. I have long declared and written many articles explaining why Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is racist, discriminatory and unconstitutional. SCOTUS did not strike down Section 5, but they effectively dismantled Section 5 by striking down Section 4.

Section 5 of the voting rights act requires certain states and counties to get preclearance from Eric Holder's racist Department of Justice before they can make ANY changes to anything involving elections.

Section 5 was not struck down, but section 4 was. Section 4 is the formula that determines which states and counties get singles out for Section 5 preclearance. Because the formula was thrown out, section 5, although not voided, is completely disabled until Congress votes to creates a new formula to replace the unconstitutional formula that was just thrown out.

NO MORE PRE CLEARANCE BY DOJ! Voter ID Laws and Redistricting NO LONGER BLOCKED

This ruling means there is currently NO MORE DOJ PRECLEARANCE required and anything that is pending review by the DOJ can go into effect. Texas can redistrict without oversight by Holder. Other states get to redistrict without oversight and it was discriminatory to require Texas to get Holder's approval first. South Carolina can implement their voter id law and so can Texas. It was wrong to allow other states to have the same voter id law but block South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas just because Eric Holder wants to. Texas GOP no longer has to be forced to keep the Republican Primary election the way Eric Holder wants it. We can now make our own primary election dates and procedures. When I was a State Republican Executive Committeeman I argued for standing up against the DOJ and even said we should sue them because what they were doing was unconstitutional.Needless to say the party just went along with the DOJ and didn't stand up to them. Oh well. Thankfully some people did stand up to the DOJ and that led to the Supreme Court issuing this ruling today. This is a huge win for equality and ending racism and discrimination. ALL races have been able to freely vote in any and all elections for decades and the law was very outdated and no longer useful. For far too long the DOJ Preclearance was used to promote certain races over others in elections.

Chief Justice John Roberts argued that these states and the conditions in them have "changed dramatically" over the years.

"The tests and devices that blocked ballot access have been forbidden nationwide for over 40 years. Yet the Act has not eased (Section 5's) restrictions or narrowed the scope of (Section 4's) coverage formula along the way. Instead those extraordinary and unprecedented features have been reauthorized as if nothing has changed, and they have grown even stronger," he wrote.


Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement on today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the Voting Rights Act:

“The U.S. Constitution establishes one United States — not a divided nation with different laws applying to different states. Laws that apply unequally to just some states have no place in our nation. Today’s ruling ensures that Texas is no longer one of just a few states that must seek approval from the federal government before its election laws can take effect.

“Today's ruling does not abolish the Voting Rights Act. All states, including Texas, continue to be subject to Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution, which prohibit racial discrimination nationwide.

“With today’s decision, the State’s voter ID law will take effect immediately. Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.”


Texas Senator Ted Cruz made posted this statement today on his Facebook page: 
"Today, the Supreme Court recognized the enormous progress made toward voting equality in the United States since the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. The Court rightly decided that the statutory standards used decades ago to subject de...mocratically-elected state legislatures to second-guessing by unelected federal bureaucrats no longer survives constitutional scrutiny.

Today's decision also validates the hard work and personal sacrifice made by my late friend and former Texas solicitor general, Greg Coleman. Greg's tireless and brilliant advocacy on this issue no doubt paved the way for this result, and I am grateful for his principled legacy."


read my previous articles on this subject:

Voting Rights Act vs. Texas in Supreme Court Over Voter ID and Redistricting - Section 5 Unconstitutional

State of Texas Sues DOJ & Challenges Voting Rights Act Section 5 Constitutionality

Should Republican Party of Texas Sue DOJ over Voting Rights Act Preclearance Constitutionality?

US Supreme Court Hears Texas Redistricting – Voting Rights Act Section 5 might be Found Unconstitutional – Late Decision Might Mean 2 Texas Primary Election Dates instead of 1…. again

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Senator Cornyn Challenger Dwayne Stovall to Speak in Beaumont, TX Monday

the following article is from Texas Conservative News: http://www.texasconservativenews.com/2013/06/23/cornyn-challenger-dwayne-stovall-speak-beaumont-monday/1756

Southeast Texas Tea Party is hosting guest speaker, Dwayne Stovall, a Texas businessman who is considering a US Senate run against John Cornyn.
The event is scheduled for Monday, June 22, 6:00 pm at Trinity Church in Beaumont, TX. (See below for directions.)
Dwayne Stovall with 'The Texian' a sculpture by Craig Campobella.
Dwayne Stovall with ‘The Texian’ a sculpture by Craig Campobella. http://www.craigcampobella.com/portfolio/the-texian
From the SETX Tea Party Facebook page:
Dwayne Stovall, will share his vision for representing Texas in the US Senate. Dwayne asks:

Do you want to restore the Constitution of the United States as written and amended?

Do you believe the Federal Government consistently works outside the limits placed on it by the Constitution?

Do you see how the United States of America, which the Constitution created as a Republic based in federalism, has declined into a Nation based in socialism?

Dwayne will give a talk and answer audience questions.

More about Dwayne: http://www.texansforstovall.com/

Everyone is welcome!

Trinity Church
10 IH 10 N, Beaumont, Texas 77702
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Lumberton ISD Principal's Prayer Prompts Threats from Freedom from Religion Foundation

Lumberton ISD is once again in the news. This time it is over a prayer that a Lumberton principal (more on what happened at the Lumberton graduation below)
did at a Kindergarten graduation. The principal, Kevin Wing, is one of the best principals running one of the best schools in Lumberton. Wing asked the parents if they mind if he said a prayer for the safety of the kids over the summer. That was it. Fortunately, this Christian prayer incident is not likely to cause any anger in Lumberton, TX. In fact, he will probably get an thank you from many parents who would like to see more prayers in school to combat the moral decline that we have seen over the years in America. He certainly should not get in trouble. If a teacher can walk around the school with a Vote Obama shirt on and not get into trouble, and if a different teacher can ask students to wear Muslim Burqas and not get into trouble, then it would be discriminatory to punish this principal for a simple school prayer. I didn't even call for the teacher involved in the Burqa incident to get disciplined, I just thought the lesson was a bad idea and should not be allowed. Teaching about religions and other cultures is ok, but having them wear a religious garment goes too far, especially since it was not taught that women could be killed in Muslim countries if they do not wear the Burqas. With that being said, this principal who said a prayer should not get into ANY trouble.

It is interesting that the Freedom from Religion Foundation had no problem with students wearing Muslim Burqas at Lumberton Texas Schools but they have a problem with a prayer at a graduation.... obvious hypocritical double standard!

Prayer in School is NOT ILLEGAL

Contrary to what Liberals, Atheists and the Freedom from Religion Foundation says, prayer in school is not illegal. Every once in a while these groups will sue and try to take "Under God" out of the Pledge or prayer out of the public arena because they somehow think having to hear the words Under God forces them be believe in God. They cry out about government not being able to establish a national religion but they forget about government also not being able to prohibit the free exercise thereof. I do understand things are a little different at schools because staff have a position of authority over kids who are learning. Because of this, school staff generally should not get involved in leading prayer or religious activities at school. It is not illegal but it might get the school involved in a lawsuit if a parent wants to sue to stop prayers from happening. That being said, STUDENTS CAN PRAY in schools and at school public events. Principal Wing did not pray in a classroom setting. He was not with the kids by themselves in a learning environment. He was with the parents and did not try to push any religion. He only asked for protection for the kids. No big deal, just don't do it again, nothing to see here, move along. Do not give in to the Atheists though, Principal Wing should still have the prayer, but NEXT TIME JUST LET ONE OF THE KIDS PRAY. Liberals and Atheists get mad when school staff pray but they can't do anything about a kid praying at the graduation.

The Prayer at the Lumberton Kindergarten Graduation - Hardin County District Clerk was witness - The Letter from FFRF

In east Texas, prayer at just about every public meeting, sporting event, and graduation is the norm There is nothing illegal about it. Prayer has been a pillar of just about every public event and even government meetings since the founding of the United States of America. We even get our rights in America from our "Creator."

Here is what happened in Lumberton according to the Hardin County District Clerk, Pam Hartt, who was at the graduation and saw what happened:

"Yes I was there for my son.....he said if y'all don't mind I want to say a little prayer for these children...the we all bowed and he said a simple prayer like..protect the children this summer, be with them through their educational journey and for parents and teachers as we bring them up....very short and sweet and then we all said pledge which of course says one nation under God"

Not long after the graduation, LISD received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation threatening the school over the prayer. They said they got a complaint from an anonymous parent, but it is more likely that there was no complaining parent and the organization just heard about the prayer and decided to attack. This organization sends letter like this all the time and they typically get shot down. Freedom from Religion Foundation just lost in court right down the road from Lumberton in Kountze, TX when they tried to not allow students to put Bible verses on signs that the students make. They do not care about the Constitution, they only care about destroying Christianity the Constitutional right of religious expression.

Bottom line, there is nothing illegal about what happened at the Lumberton Kindergarten graduation. The principal should not get into trouble. It was a one time event and from now on the principal should just make sure it is a student praying instead of the principal so that thee liberal nuts do not come after the school.

Thanks Principal Wing! The residents of Lumberton, TX support you!

Lumberton Muslim Burqa Incident and CSCOPE

Recently, the Lumberton ISD was in the news because of a lesson that involved students wearing Muslim Burqas. This lesson did not sit well with parents in the school district. The Burqa incident even led to national scrutiny of other, unrelated curriculum lessons being taught all across Texas called CSCOPE. The CSCOPE curriculum contained everything from anti-American lessons to seemingly pro-communist and pro Islam lessons. Needless to say, CSCOPE did not stand a chance after outraged Texans and even the Legislature came after it. CSCOPE eventually pulled all of the lessons, but there is belief that the lessons will still be pushed into Texas schools via other online programs that are not transparent.

Sincerely,
David Bellow
Lumberton Resident

Saturday, June 22, 2013

IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All at the SAME Address in Atlanta

from The Blaze:

The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
However, the Atlanta address that received millions of dollars in refunds was not the only address apparently housing thousands of “unauthorized” aliens. In fact, it wasn’t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation.
The TIGTA audit report, published last year at the request of members of Congress, revealed 10 addresses in the U.S. that were issued anywhere from 1,846 to 23,994 tax refunds each. Four of those 10 addresses were located in Atlanta.

Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison Alleges Shocking Miscarriage of Justice in Speaking Out Against Big Government

from The Blaze:

Rick Harrison, star of the History Channel’s hit series “Pawn Stars,” spoke out against big government on the Glenn Beck radio program Friday using some shocking examples from his own life.
After discussing the $400,000 it would’ve cost to tear down a wall in his building to be in compliance with government regulations, Harrison spoke about a close family member who had something “really bad” happen to her.
The man involved, whom Harrison identified as Richard Burditt, was charged with forcible sexual abuse four years ago and has pleaded guilty.
But, Harrison said, the man “hasn’t spent a day in jail because of all the bureaucracy.”

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ted Cruz’s Scathing Message to Obama: ‘Let Me Suggest a Simple Rule: Don’t Give Weapons to People Who Hate Us’

From The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/20/ted-cruzs-scathing-message-to-obama-on-senate-floor-let-me-suggest-a-simple-rule-dont-give-weapons-to-people-who-hate-us/


Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted President Barack Obama over his decision to intervene in Syria and send weapons to rebel forces.
Pointing out the obvious, Cruz warned that there were al-Qaeda elements supporting the rebels in the region. He also brought up reports of severe brutality and crime at the hands of the “rebels.”
“In recent weeks, a training video has been posted on an al-Qaeda website showing young rebel recruits in Syria singing, not only about overthrowing Assad,” Cruz explained, “but also how quote, ‘the World Trade Center was turned into rubble.’”
Cruz said the real goal of the rebel forces is to overthrow the Assad regime and establish and Islamic state.
“These forces are engaged with a deadly struggle with the Assad regime and President Obama has chosen this moment to signal that it is now suddenly in our vital security interests to intervene in Syria,” he said. “It seems far more likely a recipe for disaster.”
The Texas Republican said arming the Syrian rebels with guns and ammunition will only add to the problem.
“Regardless, let me suggest a simple rule,” Cruz said. “Don’t give weapons to people who hate us. Don’t give weapons to people who want to kill us.”
Cruz also took a shot at Obama for not pitching his plan to arm the rebels directly to the American people, instead having a White House spokesperson deliver the news.
Referring to a recent Pew poll, Cruz pointed out that 70 percent of Americans oppose arming rebels in Syria and do not want to get pulled into another conflict overseas.
“In a case where his policy is so at odds with the will of the people, it’s beholden on the President to make his case and persuade us that this proposed intervention is necessary,” Cruz added.

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