Monday, August 4th Monthly Meeting
Longview First Church of the Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Ms. Karen Watson
In October 2012 Ms. Watson released her first book, “Being Black and Republican in the Age of Obama”. She has spoke at numerous conservative events including the regional NFRW conference in Houston this past May. She has also been interviewed on the Point of View Radio show; Crossfire radio/TV show in Louisiana; and the Palin update. She is also the president of GOPBuzz.com, an internet portal for conservative events. Most recently she was the keynote speaker for the Texarkana County Republican 2013 Christmas Dinner and her latest article was published in the latest National Federation of Republican Women’s Newsletter.
Read more on Karen Watson here…
IN 5-4 DECISION, SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH HOBBY LOBBY
Read Supreme Court Ruling Here.
(Justice Alito authored the Majority Opinion of the Court)
SENATOR TED CRUZ: Landmark Victory for Religious Liberty
Statement on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement commending the Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
“Today the Supreme Court handed our nation a landmark victory for religious liberty. The decision affirms that Americans, contrary to what the Obama Administration attempted to impose, have a right to live and work in accordance to their conscience and can’t be forced to surrender their religious freedom once they open a business.
“This ruling is a repudiation of the Obama Administration’s untenable position that people with sincerely held religious beliefs should be forced to comply with an unconstitutional mandate while a parade of waivers, exemptions, and delays are granted for purely commercial and political interests.
“In making this ruling the Court relied on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which was passed with broad bipartisan support, proving the strength and necessity of the legislation and showing the nation the effectiveness members of Congress can have when they work together to protect religious liberty.
“Certainly, the struggle for religious freedom will continue, as cases made by hundreds more plaintiffs will wend their way through the courts. The right to religious liberty, as enshrined in the First Amendment, remains under an incredible assault by this Administration on a variety of fronts. But, with this decision, I am hopeful that the courts will also work to safeguard the religious liberty for non-profits, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor and others, just as the Supreme Court did today for private businesses.”
Wall Street Journal
Supreme Court Exempts Some Companies From Health-Care Law on Religious Grounds
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in a 5-4 split said “closely held” companies can on religious grounds opt out of a federal health-care law requirement that companies provide contraception coverage for employees, carving another piece from President Barack Obama’s signature domestic achievement. In a ruling by Justice Samuel Alito, the court’s five conservative justices wrote that private companies, such as Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., can’t be forced to provide contraceptive health services that violate their owner’s religious beliefs.
Supreme Court Backs Hobby Lobby In Contraceptive Mandate Challenge
Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion in the ObamaCare case. The court’s four liberal justices dissented. The court stressed that its ruling applies only to corporations that are under the control of just a few people in which there is no essential difference between the business and its owners. Alito also said the decision is limited to contraceptives under the health care law. “Our decision should not be understood to hold that an insurance-coverage mandate must necessarily fall if it conflicts with an employer’s religious beliefs,” Alito said (6/30).
The Political Insider
In a stunning upset to President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court rejected the argument that employers must be forced to pay for contraceptives, regardless of religious and moral beliefs.
The justices’ 5-4 decision Monday is the first time that the high court has ruled that profit-seeking businesses can hold religious views under federal law. And it means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under objecting companies’ health insurance plans.
TEXAS GRASSROOTS GROUP DEMANDS STATE OFFICIALS ACT ON BORDER CRISIS
East Texas (Tyler) – In a statewide press release, Grassroots America, one of the largest conservative organizations in Texas, called on Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Attorney General Greg Abbott, and House Speaker Joe Straus to immediately address rising concerns among Texans that there is no visible sense of business urgency from state leaders to prepare the state and local communities for the effects of unrestricted and increasing illegal border crossings into Texas.
DOCTOR: RISK OF DISEASES BROUGHT BY MIGRANTS NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY…
HOUSTON, Texas–Earlier this week Breitbart Texas reported on a confirmed case of the Swine Flu, or H1N1, at a facility for young migrants in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet–an experienced physician and nationally recognized speaker–told Breitbart Texas that the risks from such diseases being brought over the border are being dramatically downplayed. READ MORE…
WATCH INTERVIEW WITH U.S. CONGRESSMAN LOUIE GOHMERT ON THE BORDER CHAOS
WATCH INTERVIEW WITH GREG ABBOTT, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ON BORDER CRISIS
Attorney General Greg Abbott participates in border surge briefing, visits Customs & Border Protection Station
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF DRUG CARTELS CROSSING SOUTHERN BORDER
(from Fox News – The Kelly Files).
PETITION: REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE TEXAS BORDER CONTROL
Petition Background (Preamble):
Due to the recent influx of illegal immigrants crossing our Texas/Mexico border and the lack of border patrol and control, the taxpayers of Texas are demanding that immediate action be taken by our state government to protect our state and citizens.
We are requesting a special legislative session be called immediately by Governor Perry to request the legislature allocate funds to protect our border. Texas taxpayers spent over $12 billion in 2013 for costs associated with illegal immigrants.
The current immense invasion of over 1,000 illegal immigrants per day crossing our borders presents a public safety risk, public health risk and a reprehensible financial strain on the Texas taxpayers.
To sign and read entire Petition, CLICK HERE…
ON THE TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER: The View From The Front Line…
>Drug cartels are helping would-be immigrants cross the border.
>Border officials: 3 of 4 people crossing the border are from countries other than Mexico.
>State lawmaker: “Texas is not waiting for Washington to act.”
How Obama’s Central American Policy Contributed to the Surge of Children at the Border
IMMIGRATION REFORM NEWS AND IMPACT ON U.S. HOMELAND SECURITY
(From Right Side News)
To receive up-to-date info on the border crisis, visit Breitbart Texas and The Texas Border Volunteers websites.
Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus Direct DPS to Immediately Begin Law Enforcement Surge Operations Along Texas-Mexico Border
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus today directed the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations on the Texas-Mexico border to combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state in the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the border. State leaders have authorized DPS to fund border security operations at approximately $1.3 million per week.
“Texas can’t afford to wait for Washington to act on this crisis and we will not sit idly by while the safety and security of our citizens are threatened,” Gov. Perry said. “Until the federal government recognizes the danger it’s putting our citizens in by its inaction to secure the border, Texas law enforcement must do everything they can to keep our citizens and communities safe.”
In a joint letter to DPS Director Steve McCraw, state leaders authorized DPS to conduct law enforcement surge operations using any funds appropriated to the agency. DPS surge operations will continue at least through the end of the calendar year. DPS must periodically report the results of the law enforcement surge to the governor and the legislature.
“The federal government has abdicated its responsibility to secure the border and protect this country from the consequences of illegal immigration, but as Texans we know how to lead in areas where Washington has failed,” Lt. Gov. Dewhurst said. “Last year DPS conducted Operation Strong Safety and achieved astounding results. Crime rates related to drugs, cartels, transnational gangs, and illegal border activity plummeted because of the resources we allocated to stop illegal entry at the border. It’s time to make this type of presence on the border permanent.”
The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP) has apprehended more illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley in the first eight months of the current federal fiscal year (over 160,000) than it did for all of fiscal year 2013 (154,453). In May 2014 alone, USCBP reported apprehending more than 1,100 illegal immigrants per day in the Rio Grande Valley. This year, like last year, more than half of the individuals apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border by USCBP are from countries other than Mexico. Additionally, 34,000 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) have been apprehended in Texas so far this year, with estimates that number will reach 90,000 by the end of the fiscal year. By comparison, 28,352 UAC were apprehended in fiscal year 2013.
“In this current security and humanitarian crisis, the federal government’s failure to secure our border is resulting in serious consequences for Texas,” Speaker Straus said. “To immediately address these issues, today I join with Gov. Perry and Lt. Gov. Dewhurst to direct the Texas Department of Public Safety to use the appropriate resources to keep our state safe.”
Previous law enforcement surge operations in the border region, such as Operation Strong Safety in 2013, have proven effective in reducing criminal activity and violence associated with human smuggling and drug trafficking in the border region.
To read this on the Governor’s website, CLICK HERE.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews defended the Tea Party and lavished praise on David Brat Wednesday, during a passionate appearance on Ronan Farrow’s afternoon program.
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN JULY FOR WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW. AUGUST MEETING DETAILS IN POST BELOW.
WHAT ARE WE DOING IN JULY? WE WILL HAVE TABLES AT THE CITY OF LONGVIEW 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS & FREEDOM CELEBRATION AND THE GREAT TEXAS BALLOON RACE. PLEASE STOP BY AND SAY HELLO IF YOU ARE AT EITHER OF THESE EVENTS!
By JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, GAWTP
TEA Party Candidate David Brat
Trounces House Majority Leader Eric Cantor –
Sends Earthquake Message to Establishment GOP
JoAnn’s quick facts about the thrashing:
Since the position was created in 1899, a House Majority Leader has never been defeated in a primary race!
Cantor is a 13-year incumbent. Brat is an economics professor at a small district college.
There was a 28% increase in voter turnout in Virginia HD 7 over the 2012 primary.
Turnout was fairly even across all demographics and lethal to Cantor. He lost in affluent, middle income, and lower income precincts.
There is little evidence of more than miniscule Democratic voter crossover, and VA House District 7 is a heavily Republican District. This will remain a Republican seat after November’s General Election, but there will be a grassroots conservative in it.
Cantor had 377 PACs backing him.
Cantor’s campaign spent over $5 million on the race; Brat had $231,000.
Brat thanked the local TEA Parties for pushing him to victory and gave credit for the win to God.
Continue reading “David Brat Trounces House Majority Leader Eric Cantor”
Guest Speaker: Cathie Adams, President of Texas Eagle Forum
Topic: Cathie Adams attends the United Nation Conferences that are held around the world. She will be speaking to us about the two trade treaties Obama is negotiating in SECRET. Bills were filed in both chambers of Congress to give him “fast track” authority, which removes Congress’ ability to negotiate or amend the treaties.
CLICK HERE FOR PART TWO
CLICK HERE FOR PART THREE
CLICK HERE FOR PART FOUR
CLICK HERE FOR PART FIVE
AND…STATE REP. DAVID SIMPSON DROPPED BY OUR MEETING AND HAD A FEW THINGS TO SAY!
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This story should inspire all of to make a change!
NAVAL ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN DELIVERS AN AMAZING UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN 2014 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS.
The University of Texas slogan is “What starts here changes the world.” I have to admit—I kinda like it. “What starts here changes the world.”
Tonight there are almost 8,000 students graduating from UT. That great paragon of analytical rigor, Ask.Com, says that the average American will meet 10,000 people in their lifetime. That’s a lot of folks. But if every one of you changed the lives of just 10 people, and each one of those folks changed the lives of another 10 people—just 10—then in five generations, 125 years, the class of 2014 will have changed the lives of 800 million people.
If you think it’s hard to change the lives of 10 people, change their lives forever, you’re wrong. I saw it happen every day in Iraq and Afghanistan. A young Army officer makes a decision to go left instead of right down a road in Baghdad and the 10 soldiers with him are saved from close-in ambush. But, if you think about it, not only were these soldiers saved by the decisions of one person, but their children yet unborn were also saved. And their children’s children were saved. Generations were saved by one decision, by one person. But changing the world can happen anywhere and anyone can do it.
Read entire Commencement Address HERE…
WATCH VIDEO BELOW OF COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS: