Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Please Share: Sen. Cruz Sends Letter Supporting Gun Manufacturers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel



Dear Tony ,

Senator Ted Cruz continues leading the fight to defend our Second Amendment rights.

Today, Senator Cruz sent a letter to two major banks that are being bullied by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel over working with gun manufacturers. Senator Cruz invited the banks to move their business to Texas and urged Mayor Emanuel to keep his radical gun control north of the Red River.

Megyn Kelly reported on the letter on Fox News:

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Please take a moment to read the letter and share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

For liberty,

Rachel Kania
State Field Director
Ted Cruz for Senate


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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Linden plans fund raiser for wounded warrior Casey Wacasey-help support this hero

Linden VFW will be hosting a fund raising event this Saturday, Jan 26 for Casey Wacasey who was gravely injured last week as I e-mailed you earlier when he stepped on a lindmine. This local wounded warrior lost one leg and the other was fractured along with numerous shrapnel wounds. He was to be transferred back to the states (San Antonio) for continued medical attention and rehab. This fund raiser will help the family with travel and other expenses to be with Casey. If you can't attend the fish fry or donate to the silent auction, I'm sure that just a donation would be greatly appreciated by this courageous family. More info on the flyer below (also included as an attachment). Please share with your friends, family and contacts and keep them in your prayers!
Also, please include in your prayers Kathy Mays, the wife of Mt. Pleasant's fallen hero Chauncy Mays, who tragically lost her sister and 6 year old nephew in a house fire last Friday in Greenville.
Barbara Bruechner 


Morton Blackwell wants the RNC to put the rules back

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Titus GOP workshop on Saturday

Hello friends and patriots,
This Saturday ( January 19th) the Titus GOP Executive Board (Precinct Chairman) will be getting together to discuss how to improve and grow the GOP in Titus County.  It  will be the real nuts and bolts of organizing the grassroots.
Despite what we see coming out of Washington, or Austin right now, our mission is to grow a voter base here in Titus to elect strong conservative individuals who will fight for conservative principles, less government, low taxes, right here where we live.  We need to find those people to fill all the county offices.  With a strong party here, we can also exert our influence in Austin.  If we can accomplish that, we will have done a good job.
The Titus GOP has gained some strength in the last several years, thanks in many ways to all of you and the TEA party.  Now it is time to implement some ideas and policies that will help us improve and grow.  Precinct development in a rural settling is much different than in the metroplex. In fact, what we do on Saturday may just set a precedent for other rural counties, because no one at the state level seems to have a working plan we can use!!  We are inventing the wheel!!
I am expecting our Executive Board to come, but I would also like to see any interested conservative citizens join us for the conversations.  If you have wanted to get involved, but first need to "test the waters", this might be the time to do it.  Don't come expecting to discuss issues and politics.  We will be dealing with organization and planning.  This will be planning how the sausage gets made.  LOL
Attached is an agenda that will be followed loosely.  Precinct development and the many avenues of communication are the most important.  If we "park" on those things and never get to fundraising it will be okay!  A workshop needs to stay focused but doesn't have to be rigid if the work is productive.
Please let me know if you plan to attend,  Executive Board and friends.  I want to have enough seats set up in the room and enough donuts on hand!!!  Just quickly email me a reply.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday morning.  Don't forget to bring your laptop, if you choose.  A WiFi connection will be available.

Please prayer for this local wounded warrior

Every time I hear about a young warrior being gravely injured while fighting for our freedoms, I am sad and overwhelmed at the same time.  What drives these men and women to risk their lives for this country except an intense sense of duty, and the love for America? 
Please put Casey Wacasey on your prayer list, along with the lists in your Bible studies and churches.  Casey is a 19 year old man from Hughes Springs, and his grandmother, Barbara Murphy, is the Director of Nursing at the Pleasant Springs nursing facility.
Yesterday Casey stepped on a landmine.  He lost his right leg, broke his left leg and has other injuries.  His family is thankful he is alive and will be sent back to the state once he is stable.
I know the Lord is the great physician, and can heal and restore Casey, but he has a long road of recovery ahead of him.  Pray for him and his family that they will feel God's presence as they face the next few months surgery and rehabilitation.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

From David Simpson

People in Representative Simpson's district got this letter.  I thought you would like to see it.
My friends,

What a year this has been already, and we're just in the first weeks of January! As many of you are no doubt aware, I ran for Speaker of the House, the presiding officer of the House of Representatives. And you, as my constituents and supporters, deserve to know why and what happened during the campaign.

The office of Speaker determines much of how the House operates during session. The Speaker controls the assignment of committee chairmen, who in turn control the flow of legislation through their committees, as well as the vast majority of committee assignments for each member individually. The Speaker also administers the rules of the House, or the "laws" by which we pass laws.

During the previous Legislature, I watched as the current leadership undermined the democratic process through an unequal administration of the rules, intimidated members through threats of retribution should they dare to challenge the leadership, and failed with regard to respecting each Member as a duly-elected equal, responsible for representing their constituents.

Click here to watch my speech explaining my reasons for running:
In the end, without having a certainty of victory and at the request of my colleagues because of the threat of retribution to my supporters, I withdrew from the race for Speaker with a speech about my vision for the process by which the House is governed. You can watch my speech by clicking the image above or click here to read the speech on my blog.

Establishment politicians do not like being challenged; however, I believe that the people of Texas are best served when I fight for the interests and the freedoms of my constituents rather than "go along to get along." And the same may be said for each and every Member of the House. You did not elect me to simply follow what leadership dictates. You elected me to represent you.

Though we lost the political debate, the election for Speaker itself, many gains have already been made in the moral debate!

During all my many dozens of conversations with Representatives across the state, the reasons I ran were affirmed over and over again. Whether or not Members were willing to vote for a change in leadership, the vast majority admitted that we have problems in the way we run the state. As with any reform, the first step in causing change is admitting that we have a problem. That has been accomplished.

But, here are a few more specific reasons that I see reason to hope:

First of all, I am very encouraged with the freshmen class of legislators, who have hit the ground running. For example, one freshman gathered over 50 co-authors by the second day for one of his bills. Unlike the traditional role of "sit down and be quiet your first term," this class is prepared and excited to engage in the process early and to stand by what they know to be right. This is a very positive step forward!

Secondly, as soon as debate opened for a housekeeping measure, I passed two amendments to reform House operations. One was an amendment to increase transparency in our budgeting process. It requires committees to publish and vote on operating budgets publicly (previously this was done secretly and was not even readily available to other Members). Also included in the housekeeping resolution was a measure I worked on during the interim. It clarified that the Chair of House Administration could not unilaterally fire another Representative's staff without a reason. That sounds like common sense, but, as you know, not everything in government operates by the same logic that the rest of the world uses.

Thirdly, the housekeeping resolution also included another positive change. It reallocated funds from the Speaker's budget to the individual Members' office budgets. To be clear, this is not an increase in the overall office budget for the Texas House of Representatives. Funds that had been used at the discretion of the Speaker and Chairman of House Administration are now moved into the hands of the individual Members so that we can provide better services to our constituents.
Finally, for the first time in a long while the legislative clock actually reflects the true time (so far)! Some of you may recall that I spoke out about this on the House floor at the end of last session and in the district during the campaign. Others of you may just be scratching your head, so allow me to explain: There are rules regarding when we convene, when we can pass laws and take votes, etc. Previously the clock would start and stop at the will of the Speaker, allowing the Legislature to follow the law in name while not actually following it in reality. While this isn't one of the most important changes we could make, it signals general momentum toward actually respecting the law instead of only paying lip service to it.

With fellow legislators and pastors at the Election Day Sermon after our swearing-in.

So, I encourage you to also stay the course. Continue to hold us, your elected officials, accountable through calm words and continuous contact. Please pray that the Lord would give us wisdom to do the right thing and courage to do it in the right way.

Fw: A USA Today poll on 2nd Amendment

USATODAY.com - Quick Question

Attorney General Holder says, "WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO POSSESS GUNS."


Guess they were not happy with the poll results the first time, so USA Today is running another one...Vote Now.

Attorney General Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. He does not believe the 2nd Amendment gives individuals the right to bear arms. This takes literally 2 clicks to complete. Please vote on this gun issue question with USA Today. Then pass the link on to all the pro-gun folks you know. Hopefully the results will be published later this month.

Here's what you need to do:

First - vote;

Second- Send it to other folks,

then we will see if the results get published.

Click to vote: