WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW
April 7, 2014
New Heights Church
1500 W. Hawkins Pkwy., Longview
Guest Speaker: Mr. Art Bedford
TOPIC: Convention of States Project
Purpose: The Convention of States (COS) Project was founded by Citizens for Self Governance for the purpose of stopping the runaway power of the federal government. We believe Washington, D.C., is broken and will not fix itself. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people.
We have a solution that is as big as the problem.
Goal: The COS Project seeks to urge and empower state legislators to call a convention of states. The delegates at such a convention would have the power to propose amendments to the Constitution that would curb the abuses of the federal government. Article V of the Constitution gives them this power; the COS Project will give them an avenue through which they can use it.
Plan: COS’s plan is twofold
1. We want to call a convention for a particular subject rather than a particular amendment. Instead of calling a convention for a balanced budget amendment (though we are entirely supportive of such an amendment), we want to call a convention for the following purpose: Limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.
2. We believe the grassroots is the key to calling a successful convention. We would like to build a political operation in a minimum of 40 states, getting 100 people to volunteer in at least 75% of the state legislative districts. Only through the support of the American people will this project have a chance to succeed.
Although Citizens for Self Governance began the Convention of States Projects independently, their plan is a near-perfect match with Mark Levin’s bestselling book, The Liberty Amendments.
Read more here on The Liberty Amendments…
Guest Speaker: Austin Lux, “Freedom in America”
Guest Speaker: Reverend Rafael Cruz
Question & Answer with Reverend Rafael Cruz
Find out how East Texans Voted in Statewide Primary HERE.
Gregg County Election Results HERE.
For complete listing of Election Results per county from the Texas Secretary of State office, Click Here…
Greg Abbott 91.50%
Greg Abbott will face Democrat Wendy Davis in November election. Current poll average shows Abbott 50%, Davis 37.3%.
Source: Real Clear Politics
John Cornyn 59.44%
Steve Stockman 19.13%
Dwayne Stovall 10.71%
Dan Patrick 41.45%
David Dewhurst 28.31%
Todd Staples 17.76%
Jerry Patterson 12.47%
Ken Paxton 44.44%
Dan Branch 33.49%
Barry Smitherman 22.06%
Comptroller of Public Accounts:
Glenn Hegar 49.99%
Harvey Hilderbran 26.01%
Debra Medina 19.30%
Sid Miller 34.58%
Tommy Merritt: 20.95%
Eric Opiela 17.39
George P. Bush 73.00%
David Watts: 26.99%
Wayne Christian 42.68%
Ryan Sitton 30.52%
Becky Berger 16.82%
Supreme Court Chief Justice:
Nathan Hecht 60.48%
Robert Talton 39.51%
Supreme Court Place 6:
Jeff Brown 71.91%
Joe Pool 28.08%
Supreme Court Place 7:
Phil Johnson 64.02%
Sharon McCally 35.97%
Candidates highlighted in RED will face each other in Primary Runoff Election on May 27th. With a possible exception in the race for Texas Comptroller. Glenn Hegar as of Noon today had 49.99 % of the votes. He has just 75 votes short of a majority. There are still some 3,300 provisional and military ballots outstanding.
Read more here…
TED CRUZ WINS BIG IN TEXAS
Ted Cruz showed just how powerful he is in his home state last night. Cruz endorsed 5 candidates. Four of the five won outright and the fifth is the heavy favorite going into a runoff. Cruz did not endorse in the Attorney General race in Texas, but he said some pretty glowing stuff about Ken Paxton. Read more…
Analysis: Tea Party movement apparently wasn’t over after all…
Tuesday’s primary was supposed to be a measurement of the ongoing influence of the tea party movement in Texas. Or waning influence, if one was to believe recent national news reports. They described a political insurgency on the wane, with the movement’s best days behind it.
Texas Republican voters had other ideas. Read more…
Conservatives Win Big!
Tuesday night’s results made for a very good morning for conservatives in Texas. A few fast facts about last-night’s Republican primary:
•The most liberal Republican in the Texas Senate lost.
•Conservative ranks in the Senate are swelling.
•Every House conservative won re-election (with re-enforcements coming from the open-seat races).
•House incumbents affiliated with Speaker Joe Straus lost big.
•Statewide races saw the TFR-backed candidates earning commanding leads going into run-offs.
Read more from Empower Texans
The greatest threat to this nation is that we have not passed on what it means to be an American to this generation…watch more below.
BIG BUSINESS vs. THE TEA PARTY
The Texas Future Business Alliance which is a mix of 10 major business groups, including the chemical industry, bankers, builders and contractors. A person involved in the Texas Future Business Alliance who refused to go on the record, said, “A lot of the business community is “tired” of the Tea Party. At the national level, groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have indicated they are about to spend $50 million to try to destroy the Tea Party. Read more here from Brietbart…
And just who are the 32 Texas Republicans, or shall we say RINOS, supported by this Alliance?
Charles Anderson, Trent Ashby, Jimmy Don Aycock, Cindy Burkett, Angie Chen Button,Travis Clardy**, Byron Cook, Tony Dale, Drew Darby, Sarah Davis, Marsha Farney, John Frullo, Patricia Harless, Linda Harper-Brown, Dan Huberty, Todd Hunter, Kyle Kacal, Jim Keffer, Ken King, Susan King, Lyle Larson, Doug Miller, John Otto,Chris Paddie**, Diane Patrick, John Raney, Bennett Ratliff, Kenneth Sheets, JD Sheffield, Ralph Sheffield, Wayne Smith and Paul Workman.
Two Reps are from the East Texas area:
**Chris Paddie (Texas Representative District 9 – Harrison, Shelby, Sabine, Cass, Marion & Panola Counties)
**Travis Clardy (Texas Representative District 11 – Cherokee, Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties)
A MUST SEE MOVIE: LONE SURVIVOR
Based on the book “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell, member of SEAL Team 6. Marcus Luttrell was the only member of his team to survive an intense gun battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Badly wounded, Luttrell managed to walk and crawl seven miles to evade capture. Read more here…
This film grossed nearly $38 Million opening weekend making it the second best January debut of all time.
Marcus Luttrell is the founder of THE LONE SURVIVOR FOUNDATION.
The vision of the Lone Survivor Foundation is to provide exceptional therapeutic, outdoor, and unique opportunities that optimize recovery and healing of affected American wounded service members and their families.
Watch Movie Trailer Here
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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is threatening to take down the NRA with his new anti-gun movie. This is the very same producer who is responsible for the most violent movies ever released such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained, Kill Bill and Rambo. May I also add that these movies make CNN’s recent list of the 20 most violent movies.
In less than 24 hours, the big three networks have devoted 17 times more coverage to a traffic scandal involving Chris Christie than they’ve allowed in the last six months to Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service controversy. Since the story broke on Wednesday that aides to the New Jersey governor punished a local mayor’s lack of endorsement with a massive traffic jam, ABC, CBS and NBC have responded with 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage. Since July 1, these same networks managed a scant two minutes and eight seconds for the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups.
Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/01/09/there-s-already-17-times-more-coverage-christie-scandal-last-six-mon#ixzz2qJNIOG9V
EARLY VOTING BEGINS FEBRUARY 18TH- PRIMARY ELECTION IS ON MARCH 4TH.
Important voting information:
Registered to Vote? If not, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
February 3rd is the last day to register to vote in the March 4 primary.
HERE IS A LISTING OF ALL TEXAS PRIMARY CANDIDATES – this website also provides links to all candidate websites.
LISTING OF PRIMARY CANDIDATES PER COUNTY.
Young Conservatives of Texas primary candidate endorsements to date.