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December Meeting Info…


WE WANT YOUR INPUT FOR FUTURE MEETING TOPICS AND SPEAKERS!
If there is a particular subject you would like to hear about, or a speaker you would like to see us have at a future meeting, please let us know! You can call our Chairman Jeremiah Hunter at 903-431-6937.

WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW
DECEMBER MONTHLY MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
7:00 p.m.

Location: Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H. G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview

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GUEST SPEAKER:
Trayce Bradford, President
TEXAS EAGLE FORUM

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Trayce is first of all a Christian – a strong believer in Jesus, a wife of twenty-eight years to her husband Scott, mother of seven beautiful children from ages eight to twenty-seven, and a faithful citizen of the country she loves – the United States of America.

Trayce was given the reins of Texas Eagle Forum as President at the beginning of 2016 but previously served as president of the Dallas Eagle Forum for four years. Additionally, she founded the Tarrant County Eagle Forum group in 2012.

Trayce is passionate about biblical truth, the value of self-government, the preservation of life, and our freedoms mandated by the Constitution. Trayce has been recognized nationally and was presented the Texas Eagle award by Phyllis Schlafly, the founder of the national Eagle Forum.

Preparing for the 2013 and 2015 Texas legislative sessions, Trayce actively campaigned and developed relationships with many members of the Texas Senate and House. As the new president of Texas Eagle Forum, Trayce will continue to coordinate efforts and recruit resources to drive legislation on those issues that are pro-life, pro-family and pro-liberty – building relationships and coalitions to see policy initiatives progress.

Prior to her active involvement in government and politics, Trayce led several prayer teams, most notably she was the Dallas Prayer Coordinator for Promise Keepers for ten years. She continues to lead and participate in intercessory prayer teams for our country, political leaders and pastors.

Conservative Heritage Foundation Wields Clout in Budding Trump Administration

A think tank that emerged in the 1970s as the premier conservative policy and research operation in Washington, D.C., the group has more recently become a political player in its own right.

Now headed by Jim DeMint, a former U.S. senator who made his name as a conservative firebrand while serving in Congress, Heritage has become a hybrid of an administration-in-waiting for Mr. Trump, a policy factory for the new Republican-led Congress and a political advocacy group whose aim is to push the GOP in a more conservative direction. The group has a nonpartisan nonprofit, called the Heritage Foundation, and a six-year-old advocacy arm, Heritage Action.

“I think he’s fortunate to have had this group ready to go with ideas and suggestions with personnel that wouldn’t be just a retread,” said David McIntosh, president of the conservative advocacy group Club for Growth.

Continue reading “Conservative Heritage Foundation Wields Clout in Budding Trump Administration”

EARLY VOTING BEGINS!

 “We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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EARLY VOTING BEGINS TODAY!

Early Voting:
Monday, October 24th – Friday, November 4th

CLICK HERE for Gregg County Early Voting locations and times.

GREGG COUNTY 2016 Ballot Summary

Important 2016 Election Dates

VOTER ID REQUIREMENTS

Visit www.VOTETEXAS.gov
for more election information.
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Family Research Council
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November Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 7, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H. G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN ENLIGHTENING EVENING WITH
DR. KEITH ROTHRA

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The Supreme Court Wields More Power Over Your Life Than Ever Before!!!

October 3rd: Special Town Hall Event With U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert

We The People-Longview October Special Event!!!
Monday, October 3, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Location: Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
We are honored to host a special
Town Hall Event with
U.S. CONGRESSMAN LOUIE GOHMERT

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Serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border.

A favorite among Tea Party groups, Louie speaks often as a fellow Tea Party advocate across Texas and the United States. He boldly stands on America’s founding principles and is constantly coming up with big, innovative ideas solidly based on Constitutional fundamentals.

Louie serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees. Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.

Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his innovative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army. 

He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. Additionally, he frequently travels to churches throughout his district and preaches to their congregations.

 

Obama to ‘ratify’ climate change treaty without Senate approval…

A POST FROM AMERICAN THINKER
By:  Rick Moran

American Thinker

A Chinese news source is reporting that President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping will announce as early as this week that both nations have “ratified” the climate change treaty inked in Paris last year.

The most asked question during the Obama years: “How can he do that without congressional approval?”

From the Washington Times:
The South China Morning Post reported that Mr. Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are “set to jointly announce their ratification” of the ambitious international climate-change pact on Friday, two days before the start of the 11th G-20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

“There are still some uncertainties from the U.S. side due to the complicated U.S. system in ratifying such a treaty, but the announcement is still quite likely to be ready by Sept. 2,” an unnamed source told the English-language newspaper.

In addition, “[s]enior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise [sic] details,” said the article, citing “sources familiar with the issue.”

The Thursday report touched off alarm among foes of the Paris Agreement, which calls for nations to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions with the aim of holding global temperatures to an increase of “well below” 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.

Myron Ebell, director of the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Energy and Environment, described the report as “curious because ratifying treaties in the United States requires a two-thirds vote of theSenate.”

In China’s Communist Party dictatorship, ratification merely requires their Maximum Leader to say, ‘So be it,’ ” said Mr. Ebell, who flagged the article, adding, “Lo and behold, the president of the United States can ratify a treaty in the same way as China’s Maximum Leader. He merely has to say the magic words, ‘So be it.’ “

Sen. James Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has warned other nations that without Senate approval, the agreement will “soon become another stack of empty promises on global warming.”

“I want to make sure international participants are warned now that the president’s commitment lacks the support of his own government and will fail,” Mr. Inhofe said in an April 12 statement.

He delivered his broadside shortly before Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a United Nations ceremony on Earth Day to sign what he described as the “historic” Paris agreement. Participating nations are required to sign and ratify the agreement.

The report may be erroneous.  President Obama may have gotten away with approving the Iran nuclear agreement by holding a majority vote in Congress, rather than seeking approval of two thirds of the Senate.  But it’s hard to see how he could magically transform what is clearly an international treaty into something that would require only his signature.

But then, this is a president who has played fast and loose with the Constitution for seven years, making this report – even if it is bogus – entirely believable.

If Obama can make an end run around Congress on the Paris treaty, there’s no limit to what he could do in the remaining months of his presidency.  He could sign off on the TPP, on a nuclear weapons reduction treaty, on several other trade agreements – all without going through the messy process of adhering to the Constitution and getting Senate approval.

Our transformation continues.

Read on-line from American Thinker HERE.

SAVE THE DATE…Charles Krauthammer Coming To Longview!

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COMING TO LONGVIEW!
OCTOBER 25, 2016
7:30 p.m.
MAUDE COBB CONVENTION & ACTIVITY CENTER, LONGVIEW
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Tickets on sale September 19th and can be purchased at:
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Van Patterson at 903-663-8100 or vpatterson@uttyler.edu

Krauthammer’s syndicated column appears in more than 400 newspapers worldwide; he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his work. He is a Fox News commentator, appearing nightly on Fox’s evening news program, “Special Report with Bret Baier.” He’s the author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics,” a New York Times bestseller that has sold more than a million copies.

“This lecture promises to be very timely and informative as it will be held two weeks prior to the Nov. 8 presidential election. An incisive thinker, Charles Krauthammer will offer new perspectives on current international affairs, U.S. politics, foreign policy and culture,” said Van Patterson, director of the LUC.

 

Longview City Council District 6 Run-off Election Info…

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For Districts 5 & 6


City Council District 5 (Northwest Longview)
Bernd “Dutch” Deblouw: 21 votes with 84.83%
Gary D. Nice: 50 votes with 10.68%
David W. Wright: 397 votes with 84.83% – WINNER

City Council District 6 (Central Longview)
Karen K. Maines: 527 votes with 47.52%
Steven C. Pirtle Sr.: 470 votes with 42.38%

Patrick L. O’Rear: 112 votes with 10.10%


There will be a run-off election between Karen Maines and Steven Pirtle
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

Early Voting for District 6 Run-Off Election
All early voting is conducted in the lobby of city Hall, located at 300 W. Cotton St.

May 31 – June 3, Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 4, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 6 & 7, Monday & Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Election Day Voting for District 6 Run-Off Election Saturday, June 11th, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
District 6  Election Day Voting Location:  Longview City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St.

MAY 24TH PRIMARY RUN-OFF INFORMATION

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MARCH 24th, 2016 PRIMARY RUNOFF CANDIDATE INFO &
Important Election Dates

Last Day to Register to Vote

Monday, April 25, 2016
First Day of Early Voting Monday, May 16, 2016
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Friday, May 13, 2016

(NEW LAW: 11th day before election day; regular ABBM and FPCA)

Last Day of Early Voting Friday, May 20, 2016
Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, May 24, 2016 (election day) at 7:00 p.m. (unless overseas deadline applies)
FOR MORE VOTING INFORMATION VISIT:
Texas Secretary of State – Elections Division
VoteTexas.gov
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IN MAY 24th RUN-OFF ELECTION:
Click on each candidate to view websites…

RAILROAD COMMISSIONER
>Gary Gates
>Wayne Christian

JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 2
>Ray Wheless
>Mary Lou Keel


JUDGE, COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS, PLACE 5
>Scott Walker
>Brent Webster


MEMBER, STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 9
>Mary Lou Bruner
>Keven Ellis


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 1
>David Simpson
>Bryan Hughes