Senator Ted Cruz just made the shocking claim that the Obama Administration is engaged in counterfeiting by printing work authorization immigration documents.
On the heels of the dramatic judicial halt of Obama’s executive amnesty, Sen. Cruz boiled it all down on Fox News and made an explosive charge about what the administration has been doing:
“One of the things it points out is the president has claimed, rather absurdly, that the basis of his authority is ‘prosecutorial discretion.’ That he’s simply choosing not to prosecute 4.5 million people here illegally,” Cruz told Fox News. “But what the district court concluded, quite rightly, is they’re doing far more than that. The administration is printing work authorizations. It is affirmatively acting in contravention of federal law. Basically, what it’s doing is counterfeiting immigration documents, because the work authorizations it’s printing are directly contrary to the text of federal law. It is dangerous when the president ignores federal law.”
Watch the full video below:
WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW UPCOMING MEETINGS
MARCH 2, 2015
Longview First Church of The Nazarene
2601 H.G. Mosley Pkwy., Longview
GUEST SPEAKER: JULIE B. COSGROVE
TOPIC: HUMAN TRAFFICKING
If you think this is not a local problem…think again.
Ms. Cosgrove is a Christian freelance writer, author, workshop and retreat leader. She will be speaking at this meeting on HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
Please visit her website, www.juliebcosgrove.com for a complete listing of her books, topics and more info on
DID YOU KNOW…
Child sex trafficking is a big business for criminals in the U.S., generating more than $9.5 billion a year, and according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), more than 300,000 minors annually are victimized by human trafficking.
More Information on Human Trafficking can be found at:
April 6, 2015
TOWNHALL MEETING WITH U.S. HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE LOUIE GOHMERT
SPECIAL LOCATION FOR TOWNHALL:
THE RESERVE EVENT CENTER
Located at 7725 U.S. Highway 259 North, Longview, Texas 75605
(Click here for map and directions)
February 17, 2015
Longview residents encouraged to serve on city boards
(Longview, TX) The City of Longview is encouraging residents to apply to serve on a variety of council-appointed boards, commissions, and committees. Volunteer members advise the City Council on issues ranging from parks to community development. Residents are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is March 1, 2015.
Council appointed committees include the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, Certified Retirement City Committee, Construction Advisory and Appeals Board, Cultural Activities Advisory Commission, Emergency Medical Service Advisory Board, Housing and Community Development Advisory Commission, Longview Historic Preservation Commission, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Partners in Prevention Steering Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, Public Transportation Advisory Board, Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
It should be noted that not all who apply will be appointed. Some restrictions apply. Residents are encouraged to apply online at LongviewTexas.gov. Applications are also available at City Hall, 300 W. Cotton St. For more information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 903-237-1021.
Boards and Commissions
LONGVIEW MAYORAL DEBATE
SPONSORED BY: WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW TEA PARTY
TUESDAY, MARCH 24TH
LOCATION: LONGVIEW FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
2601 H.G. MOSLEY PKWY., LONGVIEW
RICHARD MANLEY, Current City Councilman District 5
DR. ANDY MACK
CITY OF LONGVIEW ELECTION INFORMATION
The May 9 General Election will include Mayor, City Council Districts 1 and 2 &
City Council District 5 (for Unexpired Term)
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 2 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 4 – Tuesday, May 5 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
All early voting is conducted in the lobby of City Hall located at 300 W. Cotton St.
ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS:
District 1: Pine Tree Community Center, 1701 Pine Tree Road
District 2: Stamper Park Resource Center, 502 S. Center Street
District 3: Broughton Recreation Center, 801 S. M.L. King Blvd.
District 4: Forest Park Magnet School Library, 1644 N. Eastman Rd.
District 5: 3101 Spring Hill Rd. – Spring Hill School, L.L.Williamson Auditorium Lobby
Auditorium is located around the corner on Spring Hill Cut-Off Rd.
District 6: 300 W. Cotton St. – City Hall Lobby
Polling locations are open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on date of election.
CITY OF LONGVIEW CANDIDATES
(Please note: Filing deadline is February 27th – below are candidates that have filed to date.)
(Longview, TX) A general election for City of Longview Mayor and City Council Districts 1 and 2 and special election for the unexpired term of District 5 will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Candidates may file an application for a place on the ballot for Mayor and District 1 and 2 between January 28 and February 27.
ELECTION DAY, SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015
EARLY VOTING: APRIL 27 – MAY 5, 2015
CANDIDATE INFO FOR MAYOR
Occupation: Business Owner
Mailing Address: 3201 Crenshaw Street, Longview, TX 75605
Occupation: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Mailing Address: 9 Thorntree, Longview, TX 75601
CANDIDATE INFO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Mailing Address: 707 Willowood Street, Longview, TX 75604
Jearl P. Morris
Occupation: Professional Engineer
Mailing Address: 502 Lakewood Drive, Longview, TX 75604
CANDIDATE INFO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 (FOR UNEXPIRED TERM)
Occupation: Director of Operations Pathway Church
Mailing Address: 3204 Oakleigh Street, Longview, TX 75605
CANDIDATE INFO FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Occupation: Longview ISD Teacher
Mailing Address: 117 W. Edgefield Avenue, Longview, Texas 75602
Current Councilman for District 2, Gary Smith, will not seek re-election.
Give Me Liberty! (1775)
BY: JAMES STILL
Lord Dunmore, British Governor of Virginia, had allowed the Virginia Militia act to lapse. Should Virginia raise a new Militia? Patrick Henry addressed the Second Virginia Convention:
“… This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country… it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? … For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
… Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other… Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming… If we wish to be free… we must fight! … An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us! … we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.
… The war is actually begun!… Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death, March 23, 1775
James Still (Feb 2015), Jame...@RetraceOurSteps.com
“Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death, March 23, 1775
“Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love?” Patrick Henry, Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death, March 23, 1775
|January 26, 2015In this MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline – Energy Efficiency Standards
- House: Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines ? Passage
- House: Federal Abortion Funding Ban ? Passage
Upcoming Congressional Bills
- Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline
- House: Human Trafficking Prioritization Act
- House: LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act
| Recent Senate Votes
|Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change – Vote Rejected (50-49, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected a Schatz, D-Hawaii, amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and that human activity significantly contributes to it. By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to raise the majority requirement for adoption of the amendment to 60 votes.
Sen. Ted Cruz voted NO
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO
Keystone XL Pipeline – Climate Change – Vote Agreed to (56-42, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate agreed to table (kill) a Sanders, I-Vt., amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would express the sense of the Senate that climate change is real and caused by human activities. It also would urge the U.S. to overhaul its energy system away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy.
Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES
Keystone XL Pipeline – Energy Efficiency Standards – Vote Agreed to (94-5, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate adopted a Portman, R-Ohio, amendment to a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline. The amendment would would direct the General Services Administration to establish best practices regarding energy-efficiency in commercial real estate buildings, including those that house federal agencies. It would require the GSA to incorporate energy-efficiency standards into its building leasing program for federal agencies.
Sen. Ted Cruz voted NO
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES
| Recent House Votes
|Gas Pipeline Permit Deadlines ? Passage – Vote Passed (253-169, 11 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would require the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve or deny a natural gas pipeline project within one year after receiving a completed application. Federal agencies responsible for issuing permits would have to issue a ruling within 90 days of when FERC issues its final environmental statement for the project.
Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
Federal Abortion Funding Ban ? Passage – Vote Passed (242-179, 12 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal funds, facilities or staff to provide abortion coverage and services, except in cases of rape or incest and for saving the life of the woman. It also would prohibit individuals and small business from receiving federal subsidies and small businesses from receiving federal subsidies and tax credits under the 2010 health care overhaul to purchase plans that cover abortions.
Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
| Upcoming Votes
|Keystone XL Pipeline – S1
The Senate will consider a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline.
Human Trafficking Prioritization Act – HR514
The House will consider a bill to prioritize the fight against human trafficking within the Department of State according to congressional intent in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 without increasing the size of the Federal Government.
LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act – HR351
The House will consider a bill to provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas.
City of Longview Elections for Mayor, City Councils District 1 & 2
Election Day May 9, 2015
Early Voting: April 27 through May 5
More Details HERE…
Mayor Candidates to date:
Mr. Richard Manley, City Councilman District 5
“I WOULD LIKE TO SEE LONGVIEW TAKE THE LEADERSHIP ROLE IN OUR COUNTY, OUR REGION, EVEN AT THE STATE LEVEL SO THAT THE DREAMS WE HAVE FOR OUR FAMILIES, OUR BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS AND OURSELVES CAN BE REALIZED. THAT TAKES BOLD AND VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AND I AM EAGER TO TAKE THAT ROLE AND LEAD OUR CITY.”
Read more on Richard Manley’s Announcement on Candidacy for Mayor & watch Press Release
Dr. Andy Mack
“This is the time for Longview to close the gap, reunite our city, create new opportunities for business, look at new efficiencies, and create a new legacy to leave for future generations.”
Read more on Andy Mack’s Announcement on Candidacy for Mayor & watch Presss Release
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1
Candidates to date:
Jearl P. Morris
Edward “Ed” C. Moore, IV
Read more HERE on candidates for District 1.
Current City Councilman for District 1, John Sims, will not run again due to term limits.
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
Current City Councilman for District 2, Gary Smith was first elected in 2012 and will be eligible for re-election in May should he choose. Read more HERE on Councilman Smith.
Candidate Filing Information:
First day for filing application for a place on the City of Longview City Mayor and Council Districts 1 and 2 General Election will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015 ending February 27, 2015. The last day for a regular write-in candidate to declare candidacy for the General Election is February 27, 2015.
The new border bills drafted by Republican leaders require the actual removal of at least 66 miles of anti-pedestrian border fencing between laborers in Mexico and employers in the United States.
The border bills also require the construction of only 27 miles of effective double-layer fencing along the 2,000-mile border.
“It is a remarkable that the direction of our progress
is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015],” said a Hill staffer who opposes the leaders’ bills. Extra fencing would be a waste of money, according to Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Continue reading here…
Published on Jan 23, 2015
“Saving Congress from Itself” proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants existed before Lyndon Johnson took office, and now they number more than 1,100. Eliminating grants to the states will result in enormous savings in federal and state administrative costs; free states to set their own priorities; and improve the design and implementation of programs now subsidized by Washington by eliminating federal regulations that attend the grants.