Monday December 7, 2015 Monthly Meeting Longview First Church of The Nazarene 2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Mr. Dennis Avi Lipkin from Israel TOPIC: Iran and the ISIS rivalry and how it affects the world.
About the speaker:
Avi Lipkin has spoken to numerous churches, synagogues and civic groups (including radio and TV appearances). He offers compelling proof that the fanaticism of radical Islam is the number one threat to world peace today!
In his first book, Is Fanatic Islam a Global Threat?, Avi presents his belief that Christians and Jews must forge an alliance to stop Islam’s secret goal to destroy Judaism and Christianity and dominate the world. His second book, released in late 1999, Christian Revival for Israel’s Survival expresses the need for Christians to awaken to their responsibility to stand with Israel in the days ahead.
Avi studied for an MA at Israel’s Conservative Jewish Seminary, is a spokesman for the Israel Defense Force (reserves) and is a former Sr. Editor and translator for the Israeli Government press office under Prime Minister Shamir.
For the last several years, Avi has traveled extensively throughout the United States, speaking to churches and groups of every size and denomination. He has appeared on TV many times with Zola Levitt, 700 Club, Carlos Ortiz, (in Spanish), J.R. Church, and on radio with Marlin Maddox, Jewish Voice, John Loeffler, Chuck Missler and many others. He has spoken across the country at Calvary Chapels, Prophecy Club, Assemblies of God, Women’s Aglow and more.
LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS (Gregg County)
FOR THE 7 TEXAS PROPOSITIONS and
City of Longview Hinsley Park Proposition
FOR 5,872 – 91.49%
AGAINST 546 – 8.51%Proposition 2
FOR 6,052 – 95.01%
AGAINST 318 – 4.99%
FOR 4,824 – 76.82%
AGAINST 1,456 – 23.18%
FOR 4,766 – 75.83%
AGAINST 1,519 – 24.17%
FOR 5,464 – 86.77%
AGAINST 833 – 13.23%
FOR 5,736 – 90.56%
AGAINST 598 – 9.44%
FOR 5,566 – 88.03%
AGAINST 757 – 11.97%
To look up other county election results, go to Texas Secretary of State website HERE.
CITY OF LONGVIEW PROPOSITION – HINSLEY PARK
FOR 2,706 – 63.51%
AGAINST 1,555 – 36.49%
Early Voting turnout in Gregg County more than doubled that of a nine-amendment ballot two years ago.
With early votes and Election Day tallies in from 21 polls in Gregg County, 6,551 ballots were cast. There were 3,185 ballots cast in the 2013 referendum. About one-third of voting in Gregg County was done during the two weeks of early voting that ended Friday.
AND ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE WAVE OF VICTORIES
AROUND THE COUNTRY
Voters in Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, and in cities like Houston and San Francisco soundly rejected Democratic candidates or Democrat-backed measures.
Matt Bevin (Tea Party pick) wins big over Democrat Jack Conway, 53% to 44%. Polling data before election had Conway ahead and was predicted to win.
Republicans have only held the state’s highest office for four of the last 44 years. Bevin’s win also completes a Republican sweep of Governor’s races in Southern states.
Republicans held their seats in Virginia’s state Senate.
Republicans kept control of the Virginia state Senate on Tuesday despite millions from billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group backing Democrats. They spent $2.2 million in ads for two Democratic Senate candidates in a bid to have the party take control of the 40-seat chamber.
In San Francisco — where the gunshot death of Kate Steinle allegedly by illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez enflamed voters — the sheriff who defended the city’s “sanctuary” policy went down in flames.
ART’S ANGLE – Current info on We The People-Longview & upcoming events/meetings:
GUEST SPEAKER: Mr. Wade Miller, South Central Regional Coordinator for Heritage Action for America www.HeritageAction.com
Wade Miller served in the United States Marine Corps and is an infantry combat veteran with multiple deployments including Iraq and the Horn of Africa. After completing his military service, Wade enrolled at The University of Texas at Dallas and majored in Political Science. While attending university, Wade served as a Bill Archer Fellow and as an intern for the President of The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Edwin J. Feulner. After completing his Heritage Foundation internship, Wade went on to the American Enterprise Institute Summer Institute.
Heritage Action For America: Will hold Congress accountable to conservative principles. They take the conservative policy visions outlined by their sister organization, The Heritage Foundation, and make them a reality. Heritage Action ensures members of Congress hear directly from their constituents, including over 700,000 members of The Heritage Foundation and millions of others around the country who believe in our principles and share our vision of America’s future.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING INSIDE POLITICS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, JOIN US FOR THIS VERY INFORMATIVE MEETING!
December 7, 2015 Monthly Meeting
Guest Speaker: Mr. Dennis Avi Lipkin from Israel
TOPIC: Iran and the ISIS rivalry and how it affects the world.
January 4, 2016 – House District 7 Debate
Hosted by We The People-Longview
Location: Longview First Church of The Nazarene, 2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
Candidates scheduled to date: Jay Dean and David Watts
February 1, 2016 – Senate District 1 Debate
Co-hosted by ET4L and We The People-Longview
Location: The Reserve, 7725 US-259N, Longview, 75605
Candidates scheduled to date: State Reps. Bryan Hughes & David Simpson and James K. “Red” Brown
You can vote at the same location for both City of Longview Hinsley Park Election and the Texas Constitutional Amendments/Propositions
EARLY VOTING LOCATION, DATES, AND TIMES
GREGG COUNTY COURTHOUSE – 101 E METHVIN ST, LONGVIEW
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Election Day Voting:
7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015
Election Day Polling Places To vote on election day, please vote according to your GREGG COUNTY PRECINCT rather than your City Council District. For questions about your precinct, please call the Gregg County Election Administrator, 903-236-8458.
Precinct Name of Building Address
1. Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley St., Longview 75601
2. Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCann Rd., Longview 75605
3. Forest Park Middle School, 1644 N. Eastman Rd., Longview 75601
4. Alpine Presbyterian Church, 4102 Tryon Rd., Longview 75605
5. Judson Community Center, 1129 FM 1844, Longview 75605
6. Spring Hill First Baptist Church, 4000 Gilmer Rd. Longview 75605
7. Spring Hill Junior High, 3101 Spring Hill Rd., Longview 75605
8. Pine Tree Community Center, 1701 Pine Tree Rd., Longview 75604
9. Pine Tree High School, 1005 W. Fairmont St. , Longview 75604
10. Greggton Community Center, 3211 W. Marshall Ave., Longview 75604
11. Pine Tree ISD Facility Services, 1400 Silver Falls Rd., Longview 75604
19. Saint Mark CME Church, 1100 Sapphire St., Longview 75602
20. Stamper Park Resource Center, 502 S. Center St., Longview 75601
21. Broughton Recreation Center, 801 S. MLK Blvd., Longview 75602
*For the Hinsley Park Proposition, ALL Longview voters that live within Harrison County will vote with Gregg County Precinct 3 at Forest Park Middle School, 1644 N. Eastman Rd.
City of Longview voters will consider the following proposition on November 3, 2015:
“For or Against removing the “park” designation from Hinsley Park, thus authorizing the sale of said land or its use for other purposes.”
About the park:Hinsley Park, located in northeast Longview at the intersection of Hawkins Parkway and U.S. 259, is an approximately 38-acre park with four adult softball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, playground, and basketball court. Hinsley Park was originally deeded to the City of Longview in 1973. The deed states that if the City were to cease to use the property as a park, the previous owner would have the right to repurchase the property for $49,450.
Proposition Timeline:August 13: City Council called special election for November 3 to allow voters to decide whether to remove the park designation, thus authorizing the sale of said land or its use for other purposes.
September 29: Special Called City Council meeting including Public Hearing and discussion of redevelopment proposal. Meeting will take place at City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St.
November 3: Election
If voters approve: Council would be authorized to consider moving forward with sale of property. If voters reject: Property would maintain park designation and remain city property.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why was an election called to consider the removal of Hinsley’s “park” designation?Developers approached the City of Longview interested in developing the Hinsley Park property. Any action to remove a “park” designation from a property requires approval by voters, so Longview City Council placed a proposition on the ballot for November 3, 2015.
What happens if the park designation is removed?An affirmative vote would not transfer the property immediately. If the park designation is removed, City Council would be given the authority to negotiate terms with developers and to sell the property. City Council could still choose not to sell the property if they were not satisfied with the terms of the agreement.
If approved, would a replacement park be constructed?In the proposal being discussed, the City of Longview would require the developers to fund and construct a replacement park with new amenities including replacement fields and disc-golf course.
If approved, would Hinsley Park close right away? Would league play be interrupted?If voters approve removal of park designation, Hinsley Park would not close immediately and there would not be an interruption to park services. Hinsley Park would continue to be used until a new replacement park was completed. League and tournament play would not be interrupted.
How can we learn more about the proposal?A public hearing is scheduled during a Special Called City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St. The developers plan to provide additional information about the proposed redevelopment project at that time. Feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 903-237-1270 or visit LongviewTexas.gov/Hinsley to learn more about the proposal.
Breitbart: Tea Party Activists Celebrate Boehner Resignation, Want Conservative Successor
Tea Party activists across the country tell Breitbart News they are happy that Rep. John Boehner has announced he is stepping down as Speaker and resigning his seat in Congress, effective October 30.
“Back on March 1, 2011 I was the first Tea Party leader to call for Boehner to step down. Boehner’s departure from the Speakership is good for the GOP and for conservatives because as Speaker he had no agenda. We need a Speaker who will move forward with a conservative agenda and who is not afraid to fight Barack Obama,” Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips tells Breitbart News.
“This is a WIN for the Tea Party movement. We need to point that out,” long time Virginia Tea Party activist Mark Kevin Lloyd tells Breitbart News.
Gohmert’s Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Resignation:
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today after Speaker John Boehner announced his resignation from the position of Speaker of the House and his plans to step down from the United States Congress at the end of October:
“America is at an incredibly perilous time in our history; we need bold leadership more than ever, and the Speaker now has graciously given us that opportunity.”
“Due in part to the massive shift in power away from the most accountable representatives of the people to a President and five judges, we have needed leadership with vision for the future that did not continue the downhill slide. A goal to simply slow the losses of liberty and opportunity is not what is needed.”
“So often, after being elected to Congress, members have the goal drilled into their head that there is nothing nobler than being a ‘team player.’ Football and our military are deep passions of mine, but their metaphorical uses in Congress are often inappropriate. For an appropriate use of the sports metaphor, too often ‘being a team player’ has disguised the fact that a play has been called that has us running toward the wrong goal line.”
“As members of Congress, we should be accountable to our constituents and nation more than any earthly responsibility. For the vast majority, we understand that ultimately we will all kneel accountably before God.”
“As Speaker Boehner moves on to a new chapter in his life, I truly wish both him and his family well. I have nothing but best wishes for him, wherever he will be.”
“My fervent prayers are with the country at this defining moment. It’s past time that we, as a body, stand firmly for those who are being oppressed by government and take up the torch of liberty to ensure this flame of freedom is not extinguished for the generations that follow us.”
Heritage Action for America will host a presidential candidate forum on Friday, September 18, 2015, at the Bons Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC. The event will be hosted and moderated by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Heritage Action’s CEO Mike Needham. The list of confirmed candidates includes: Dr. Ben Carson; Gov. Jeb Bush; Sen. Ted Cruz; Sen. Marco Rubio; Carly Fiorina; Gov. Scott Walker; Gov. Chris Christie; Dr. Rand Paul; Sen. Rick Santorum; and Gov. Bobby Jindal.
I am proud to announce that the month of August has been declared “Traditional Marriage Month” by the City of Longview!
A formal announcement will be made at our August 3rd Meeting (details posted above).
This was mentioned earlier by some networks when it was first signed in June but I am re-sending to all of the media outlets asking that this be recognized once again since this proclamation is for the month of August. So I do hope that the media outlets will see fit to give this as much attention as the LGBT Proclamation in June.
I do believe that both sides of important issues such as this be recognized and respected by all.
I would like to also thank Mr. David Watts, Jr. for his assistance in working with the citizens of Longview to produce this proclamation.
We The People-Longview Tea Party
Monday, September 14th Guest Speaker: Texas House Representative David Simpson (HD7)
Topic: 84th Texas Legislative Update
Monday, October 5th
Guest Speaker: Gregg County Sheriff, Maxey Cerliano
Topic: DPS 2015 Texas Gang Threat Assessment Report
Please join us to hear from Sheriff Cerliano on the gang issue in our own back yard of Gregg County. AND… please come to show your respect and appreciation to our Gregg County law enforcement officers!
**We did have Justice Gregg Neeley scheduled to speak but due to a conflict in his schedule we will need to re-schedule for a later time.
Monday, November 2nd
Guest Speaker: Joseph Wade Miller
Heritage Action for America www.heritageaction.com
Topic: Import/Export Bank & other important issues facing America
Monday, December 7th
Guest Speaker:Mr. Dennis Avi Lipkin
Topic: Iran and the ISIS rivalry and how it affects the world.