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11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Gregg County Courthouse Lawn
101 E. Methvin
Longview, Texas  75601

We have an impressive line-up of
Patriotic Speakers…

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Daniel Alders, East Texas Coordinator for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – he will have a special message from Senator Cruz!

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Austin Lux – A rising young star in the Conservative movement! If you have not had the opportunity to hear him speak, this is it! He will be speaking on “What Would Our Founders Do?”

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Mike Lee, Retired Navy Pilot & Combat Vet, Professional Political and Motivational Speaker. His special message,
“Texas, America’s Alamo”

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The Honorable Kent Grusendorf with Texas Public Policy Foundation. He will speak on “School Choice – for the future generations of Americans!”

And There is More…

The Honorable Chief Justice Josh Morriss, III
, Texas 6th Court of Appeals, will bring to us a special presentation of
George Washington,
A Standing Miracle.

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A Standing Miracle is a historically accurate, dramatic monologue he has been presenting for several years, portraying President George Washington as he recounts the hand of Providence in the formation of the United States.

Introducing ‘George Washington’ will be Mr. Jack Lanier, retired Longview Police Sergeant and Military Intelligence Officer as ‘Teddy Roosevelt’.

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And we will be blessed with patriotic music from Michelle Waldow. She will kick off the event with her beautiful rendition of God Bless America!

So please join us on October 17th for 2 hours filled with Patriotic Speakers and Entertainment!



Nov. 2015 Ballot Propositions For Texas Constitional Amendment Election

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November 3, 2015
Constitutional Amendment Election

Below please find the 7 Propositions that will be on the Texas November Ballot:

Proposition 1
Changes the homestead exemption amount for school district property taxes from $15,000 to $25,000.
Proposition 2
Exempts property from taxation for surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans.
Proposition 3
Repeals the requirement that certain executive officials reside in the state capital, Austin, while in office.
Proposition 4
Allows professional sports team charitable foundations to conduct charitable raffles.
Proposition 5
Authorizes counties with 7,500 people or less to perform private road construction and maintenance.
Proposition 6
Provides for a right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife.
Proposition 7
Allocates a portion of sales and use tax revenue to the state highway fund through 2032.
Explanations for each amendment and arguments for and against

House Speaker Boehner Resigns!

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.

Continue reading…

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 Presidential Forum: Take Back America

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.


October 3rd: A Special Thank You Event hosted by GAWTP & Heritage Action for America


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Thank You, Congressman Louie Gohmert!


The good news is – this isn’t a retirement party! The better news is – this is an opportunity for conservatives to reflect on the efforts of Rep. Gohmert during the last Congress, on his voting record, and the manner in which he listens to and responds to the needs of his constituents in such a constitutionally principled manner, and most importantly to thank him for it.

Join us as individuals, activist leaders, and representatives from conservative organizations as we highlight some of the admirable traits of Congressman Louie Gohmert. Many around the country wish they had a congressman like our congressman!

At the conclusion of our remarks, including the presentation of the Heritage Action Sentinel Award to US Rep. Gohmert for being one of the few with a higher than 90% rating on the Heritage Action Scorecard, Rep. Gohmert will have the opportunity to speak to the gathering and, time permitting, field some questions from the audience.

Refreshments will be provided.

Come early and show your support!

Please register to help us plan for the refreshments.  No cost to attend!
Click here to register.

Saturday, October 3rd
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New Life Worship Center
18535 US-69
Tyler, TX 75703

City of Longview November 3, 2015 Proposition Election

November 3 election to consider Hinsley Park

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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 to learn more about the proposal.

City of Longview: August Traditional Marriage Month

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).

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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.

Thank you,

Cindy Schwartz
We The People-Longview Tea Party

We have a great line-up of speakers for upcoming meetings!

important dates to remember

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
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.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

The movie, based on Mitchell Zuckoff’s 2014 book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, tells the story of the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans–U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service’s Sean Smith and CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods – were killed by Islamist terrorists.

This movie is not scheduled for release until January 2016 but trailer is well worth watching now:

Always Remember…

Due to the incompetence of this Administration 4 Americans died on September 11, 2012. Perhaps if Obama and then Secretary of State Hilary Clinton had taken the appropriate action, these 4 Americans would be at home with their families today.

May they rest in peace!

Empower Texans 2015 Legislative Ratings

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