ted cruz from below ap 1 TED CRUZ:  BORDER BILL MUST ADDRESS OBAMAS EXECUTIVE AMNESTY THREATWith House Republicans exploring lawmakers’ immigration “wish lists” as they craft a legislative response to the border crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is drawing a line in the sand: unless the bill prevents President Obama from expanding unilateral amnesty for so-called DREAMers, he will oppose it.

“No legislation should be considered unless it specifically prohibits Obama from expanding” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), “which allows those who have come here illegally to stay,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier told Breitbart News. “That should be a prerequisite for any bill considered to address this crisis.”
Frazier also told Breitbart News that Cruz is working on a bill on the matter that aims to end DACA altogether.

Cruz’s stand would appear to exclude support for a bill offered by his Texas colleagues Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the Senate Minority Whip, and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), and House officials crafting the GOP bill in the lower chamber have not discussed any provisions related to reigning in DACA.

Continue reading from Breitbart…

August 4th Monthly Meeting

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

Author of:

GOPBuzz August 4th Monthly Meeting

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, 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…


Letter to the Longview News Journal Editor

This letter has been submitted to Longview News Journal to be be published in the Letter to the Editor section. As of June 30, 2014 it has not been published.

The Founders Worst Nightmares

The group of men who founded this country and signed the Declaration of Independence had a very real fear of a future President that would do great harm to America. Their worst nightmare has come true with the current occupant of the White House – Barak Obama and his horde of Liberal Democrat henchmen.

Consider the scandals, cover-ups, government intimidation, outright deceit and lies, failed economic programs, and terrible foreign policy decisions that are the hallmark of the Obama years. Need some examples?

$1000 Billion dollars blown on useless stimulus programs, capitulation on Syria, spying on US citizens and foreign leaders, a disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, Putin laughing at Obama as a weakling, IRS intimidation of Conservative groups and the famous “lost” E mails and hard drives, Russia seizing Crimea and parts of the Ukraine, American vets denied treatment while Obama plays golf, less than 1% growth in the economy, lowest number of people in the workforce in 60 years, Afghanistan going down the tubes, Iraq already there with the ISES terrorists taking control, highest number of Americans on food stamps in 60+ years, much higher gas and food prices, huge deficit spending and a global warming hoax that will drive all prices much higher. Do you REALLY need ANY more examples of Obama’s attempted destruction of this country?

A President like Obama is what the Founding Fathers considered their worst nightmare. Their second worst nightmare was a news media that would purposely cover up the failures of an inept President like this and allow it to continue. The last nightmare they had was that the American people would be too uninterested in the failures of their leader and simply not hold him accountable. A triple nightmare that would have our Founding Fathers spinning like a top in their graves.
Michael Schwartz



Letter to the Longview News Journal Editor

This letter has been submitted to Longview News Journal to be be published in the Letter to the Editor section. As of June 30, 2014 it has not been published.

An Eye Opening Experience

A recent letter to the editor from a Jerry King, O.D. of Longview lamented about his experience at the most recent Longview Tea Party monthly meeting. We appreciate his attending the meeting and hope that he learned something about the politics in Washington, DC and here in Texas. Apparently, that was not the case.

Mr. King believes churches should not allow politics to be spoken in the church. He needs to read the US Constitution. It requires that the Government not force a State religion on the citizens. Unfortunately, he has fallen into the liberal lie of this “separation”. The liberal news media simply perpetuates this lie.

He also looks to believe in man made global warming. I would like to believe in it too, but I must have missed the intense debate on global warming with all the evidence on both sides fully presented for open and honest debate. Maybe a liberal can help Mr. King point me in the right direction so I can watch and evaluate the months long debate. There was no debate on global warming? Could it be just another liberal lie?

Another big point was about spending for increased defense and to help seal the border. Should not Tea Party conservatives be all for reducing the size of government spending? Good point until you lift the fog of the liberal glasses the news media has you wear. If having millions of illegal immigrants streaming across our border was good for our economy, why not just fling the border wide open and welcome all peoples of Mexico and Central America to the USA? Spending some money to fix a large broken water pipe in your house makes more sense than paying for water damage that never stops to accumulate.

Lastly, Dr. King tosses in the Iraq situation. We can agree that Iraq is a mess. He should also agree that Iraq was a reasonably stable place when Obama took over 6 years ago. It is a migrated disaster right now. The difference – Obama and his typical liberal policies.

We would like to invite Dr. King back to more Tea Party monthly meetings. Maybe with some more facts and information on the world of politics he will look past the fog of liberalism. After all, even an optometrist can be blinded from the truth if the eyes cannot or will not see.

Michael Schwartz
Co-Founder Longview Tea Party

Obama Pledges to Take Executive Actions on Immigration Reform

President Obama on Monday said he would take executive actions to move forward with immigration reform after declaring any hopes for legislation dead.

The president blamed House Republicans for the stalemate on immigration, describing GOP leaders as “unwilling to stand up to the Tea Party.”

“If Congress will not do its job, at least we can do ours,” Obama said in comments from the White House Rose Garden.
Obama made the comments after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told the president last week that the House would not vote on an immigration bill this year.

Boehner has blamed inaction on Obama, who Republicans say is not trusted to enforce immigration laws.

“In our conversation last week, I told the president what I have been telling him for months: the American people and their elected officials don’t trust him to enforce the law as written,” Boehner said in a statement after Obama’s remarks. “Until that changes it is going to be difficult to make progress on this issue.”

The politics on immigration have been further complicated by a surge of young immigrants, many of them children, coming to the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Republicans say the new wave of immigrants are coming because they believe they will be allowed to stay in the United States as a result of Obama’s policies. The administration has acknowledged many incorrectly think they’ll be able to stay, but has also blamed violence for the surge.

“The president’s own executive orders have led directly to the humanitarian crisis along the southern border, giving false hope to children and their families that if they enter the country

illegally they will be allowed to stay,” Boehner said in the statement.

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Recent Congressional Votes From MegaVote as of June 30, 2014


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In this MegaVote Texas’ 1st Congressional District for June 30, 2014:

Recent Congressional Votes
• Senate: Workforce Training Reauthorization – Passage
• House: CFTC Reauthorization – Passage
• House: Trans-National Pipelines – Passage
• House: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports – Passage
• House: Oil and Gas Exploration – Passage

Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of July 7.
Recent Senate Votes
Workforce Training Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (95-3, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill that would overhaul and reauthorize workforce training programs and make changes in the makeup of advisory boards. It also would set out specific authorized appropriations, which would increase annually, for each program through fiscal 2020.

Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES

Recent House Votes
CFTC Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (265-144, 22 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through 2018 and would largely exempt end users or nonfinancial companies that use derivatives to hedge risks from tough rules on derivatives under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
Trans-National Pipelines – Passage – Vote Passed (238-173, 20 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require future oil and gas pipeline projects and power lines that cross international borders to be reviewed by the State or Energy secretary within 120 days of the environmental review, unless the agency finds the project is not in the public interest of the United States. It would eliminate the current system created by executive orders under which a presidential permit must be issued.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
Liquefied Natural Gas Exports – Passage – Vote Passed (266-150, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require the Energy Department to expedite decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas. It would require that all applications publicly disclose the specific nation or nations that would receive the proposed export of liquefied natural gas.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
Oil and Gas Exploration – Passage – Vote Passed (229-185, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would establish a five-year program for oil and gas leasing. The bill would double the cap for offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to $1 billion and require at least 25 percent of eligible federal land be made available each year to lease for oil and gas exploration.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES

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The Intolerable Acts

By James Still, July 2014

The Intolerable Acts

Following the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed several punitive acts. The colonies referred to them as The Intolerable Acts. The Boston Port Act, the first of these acts, closed Boston Harbor.

Samuel Adams was asked to write the other colonies: “I am desired by the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of this Town to enclose you an Attested Copy of their Vote, passed in Town Meeting legally assembled this day. The Occasion of this Meeting is most alarming: We have received the Copy of an Act of the British Parliament (which is also enclosed) wherein it appears that the Inhabitants of this Town have been tried and condemned and are to be punished by the shutting up of the Harbor, and other Ways, without their having been called to answer for, nay, for aught that appears without their having been even accused of any crime committed by them; for no such Crime is alleged in the Act.

The Town of Boston is now Suffering the Stroke of Vengeance in the Common Cause of America. I hope they will sustain the Blow with a becoming fortitude; and that the Effects of this cruel Act, intended to intimidate and subdue the Spirits of all America will by the joint Efforts of all be frustrated.” Samuel Adams, The Town of Boston to the Colonies, May 13, 1774

“This Attack, though made immediately upon us, is doubtless designed for every other Colony, who will not surrender their sacred Rights & Liberties into the Hands of an infamous Ministry. Now therefore is the Time, when all should be united in opposition to this Violation of the Liberties of all. Their grand object is to divide the Colonies.” Samuel Adams, The Committee of Correspondence of Boston to the Committee of Correspondence of Philadelphia, May 13, 1774

James Still,

“… be assured, you will be called upon to surrender your Rights, if ever they should succeed in their Attempts to suppress the Spirit of Liberty here.” Samuel Adams, The Committee of Correspondence of Boston to the Committee of Correspondence of Philadelphia, May 13, 1774

“If the Spirit of American Liberty is suppressed in this Colony, which is undoubtedly the Plan, where will the Victory lead to, and end?” Samuel Adams, Letter to Stephen Hopkins, May 18, 1774


SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby!


supreme court SCOTUS Rules in Favor of 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.


Fox News
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.

Recent Congressional Votes from Mega Vote as of June 23, 2014

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In This MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District on June 23, 2014

Recent Congressional Votes
• Senate: Fiscal 2015 Appropriations Minibus ‘Shell’ – Cloture
• House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills
•Senate: Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization
•House: CFTC Reauthorization


Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2015 Appropriations Minibus ‘Shell’ – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (95-3, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would that would provide for $51.2 billion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Commerce and Justice and other science agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation. The bill is intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for the Senate’s Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD and Agriculture spending bills for fiscal 2015.

Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (340-73, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide $570.4 billion in non-war discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2015. It also would provide $79.4 billion in fiscal 2015 for contingency funds to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization – HR803

The Senate is expected to vote on this bill that would overhaul and reauthorize the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.

CFTC Reauthorization – HR4413

The House is expected to vote on this bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and shield nonfinancial companies from some of the rules on derivatives in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul.

Texas Border Crisis News…

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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.


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…




Attorney General Greg Abbott participates in border surge briefing, visits Customs & Border Protection Station


(from Fox News – The Kelly Files).



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


(From Right Side News)


To receive up-to-date info on the border crisis, visit Breitbart Texas and The Texas Border Volunteers websites.