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September Monthly Meeting

We The People-Longview
Monday, September 12, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
“FREE” SEMINAR HOSTED BY
TEXAS LAW SHIELD
www.TexasLawShield.com

Texas Law Shield
Think owning a gun is all the protection you need? The fact is that innocent gun owners go to jail every day for exercising their right of self-defense. Don’t let it happen to you! Find out how to protect yourself after you’ve pulled the trigger by attending one of our seminars.

Get the facts about gun laws, presented by our firearm program attorneys and law enforcement professionals.

Speakers include:
David Isbell-Texas Law Shield District Manager
Charles McCord-Texas Law Shield Rep.
Texas Law Shield Attorney
Local Law Enforcement Officer

Again, please note, Texas Law Shield has graciously agreed to host this Seminar at NO CHARGE for our group. Please come and invite your friends and neighbors!

Learn more about Texas Law Shield by visiting their website HERE.

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:
cowancenter.org
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


FEBRUARY 1st TEXAS SENATE DISTRICT 1 ON YOU TUBE

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Co-Hosted by:
East Texans For Liberty and
We The People-Longview Tea Party
Candidates Scheduled:
Bryan Hughes, David Simpson, and Mike Lee

James K. “Red” Brown declined to attend our debate when called to re-confirm.

PART ONE:

PART TWO:

WATCH: HOUSE DISTRICT 7 DEBATE TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015

CLICK HERE FOR PART TWO

TEXAS HOUSE DISTRICT 7 DEBATE
Hosted by:
We The People-Longview Tea Party

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

CANDIDATES SCHEDULED:

MR. DAVID WATTS
www.WattsForTexas.org

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MR. JAY DEAN
www.JayDeanForTexas.com

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MARCH 1, 2016 PRIMARY ELECTIONS

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016.  CLICK HERE for Voter Registration Form.
EARLY VOTING:  February 16th to 26th
LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT:  February 19th
PRIMARY ELECTION DAY:  March 1st

WHO IS ON THE BALLOT:  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES
GREGG COUNTY ELECTION DAY VOTING LOCATIONS

GREGG COUNTY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN POSTED

Everything you need to know about voting:
www.VoteTexas.gov

2016 GREGG COUNTY CANDIDATES


Gregg County


2016 Gregg County Candidates


Commissioner Precinct 3

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Incumbent Gary Boyd

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Floyd Wingo


Constable Precinct 2

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Incumbent Billy Fort

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John Bisese


Gregg County Tax Collector

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Incumbent Kirk Shields
(Running unopposed)


Judge 124th District Court Gregg County

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Incumbent Judge Alfonso Charles
(Running unopposed)


Gregg County Sherriff

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Incumbent Sheriff Maxey Cerliano
(Running unopposed)


Constable Precinct 3

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Daniel Morgan
Visit on facebook: Daniel Morgan for Gregg County Constable Pct. 3

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John McCubbin


Commissioner Precinct 1

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Incumbent Ronnie McKinney

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Coleen Manoy


Constable Precinct 1

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Incumbent James Plumlee
(Running unopposed)


Constable Precinct 4

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Danny Craig, II

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Linda Greer


Ulysses Johnson, Jr.
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(Precinct 4 Constable incumbent Ronnie Cox will not seek re-election)


And the following all running unopposed:

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Justice Greg Neeley
Texas 12th Court of Appeals Place 3


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Justice Brian Hoyle
Texas 12th Court of Appeals Place 2


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Chief Justice Josh R. Morriss, III
Texas Sixth Court of Appeals Place 1