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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.

 

SAVE THE DATE…Charles Krauthammer Coming To Longview!

save the date 2SYNDICATED COLUMNIST CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
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.

 

Steve Pirtle wins City of Longview District 6 Runoff

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City Council District 6 (Central Longview)

Karen Maines: 514 votes with 45.29%
Steve Pirtle: 621 votes with 54.71%

June 6th Meeting on You-Tube

WE THE PEOPLE-LONGVIEW JUNE MONTHLY MEETING ON YOU TUBE

WATCH HERE Opening announcements from new We The People Leader, Jeremiah Hunter.


This meeting’s topic was concerning an alarming and real threat facing our country:

EMP – ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE

With the rising nuclear threats from North Korea and Iran, this threat can no longer be ignored or put in the back your mind. At this meeting we will watch an interview with Mark Levin and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, Executive Director, EMP Task Force on National & Homeland Security.

WATCH VIDEO HERE WITH MARK LEVIN & DR. PETER VINCENT PRY.

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TO ORDER DR. PETER PRY’S BOOK, BLACKOUT WARS MENTIONED IN THIS INTERVIEW CLICK HERE.

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 ALSO speaking at this meeting was Texas Senator Bob Hall (SD2)
TOPIC: “Protecting the Texas Electrical Grid from Terrorist Threats”.

WATCH SENATOR BOB HALL’S PRESENTATION HERE .
During presentation, Senator Hall had a short video, “The Grid” produced by the Glenn Beck show. The Grid was made with excerpts  from a video shown on Glenn Beck’s The Record entitled, “Blackout”. For better viewing quality and to watch entire “Blackout” video, CLICK HERE.

AND…HERE you will find the flier that Senator Hall passed out at our meeting with details on how you can TAKE ACTION on this important issue facing Texas.


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As you may already know, most of Texas has its own power grid. Conservative Champion Senator Hall authored legislation to protect our Texas electrical grid. It passed the Texas Senate; however, due to pressure from the power companies, it was killed in the House.

Protecting our power grid should be a PRIORITY for the 2017 Texas Legislative Session.

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


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Thomas Paine
Common Sense: Independence (1776)
By: James Still
RetraceOurSteps.com

After reading Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, many citizens shared the pamphlet with friends.  George Washington described the general reaction to Common Sense: My countrymen I know, from their form of government, and steady attachment heretofore to royalty, will come reluctantly into the idea of independence, but time and persecution bring many wonderful things to pass; and by private letters, which I have lately received from Virginia, I find “Common Sense” is working a powerful change there in the minds of many men.”  George Washington, Letter to Joseph Reed, April 1, 1776

“… We ought to reflect, that there are three different ways by which an independency may hereafter be effected, and that one of those three, will, one day or other, be the fate of America…  [1] By the legal voice of the people in Congress; [2] by a military power, or [3] by a mob…  Should an independency be brought about by the first of those means, we have every opportunity and every encouragement before us, to form the noblest, purest constitution on the face of the earth. We have it in our power to begin the world over again.

… WHEREFORE, instead of gazing at each other with suspicious or doubtful curiosity, let each of us hold out to his neighbor the hearty hand of friendship, and unite in drawing a line, which, like an act of oblivion, shall bury in forgetfulness every former dissension. Let the names of Whig and Tory be extinct; and let none other be heard among us, than those of a good citizen, an open and resolute friend, and a virtuous supporter of the RIGHTS of MANKIND, and of the FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES OF AMERICA.”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776

James Still (May 2016), RetraceOurSteps.com

“… until an independence is declared, the Continent will feel itself like a man who continues putting off some unpleasant business from day to day, yet knows it must be done, hates to set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with the thoughts of its necessity…”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776

“Its effects [Common Sense] were sudden and extensive upon the American mind.  It was read by public men, repeated in clubs, spouted in Schools, and in one instance, delivered from the pulpit instead of a sermon by a clergyman in Connecticut.”  Benjamin Rush, A Memorial, (Autobiography), 1905

“… should we wander from [The Founding Principles]… let us hasten to retrace our steps and to regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty, and safety.”  Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

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Current GOP Presidential Delegate County

As of Friday, 1:00 PM, CST, April 29, 2016:
 Donald Trump – 994
Ted Cruz – 566
John Kasich – 153
 (and FYI: Marco Rubio’s Delegates – 171)

 * The current delegate counts are now changing according to happenings at the different state conventions. The results that you see herein are from Real Clear Politics and may differ slightly from results being watched and published by other organizations.

 Needed to win nomination: 1237

 UP NEXT:

 Indiana, May 3rd, 57 Delegates

Primary, Winner Take All, Open

 Definitions:  Below you will find the general definitions of what the terms above mean. Please, do not ask me to explain the why’s and wherefore’s of the thinking of the GOP elite in figuring out the way their states conduct elections.

Open – Voters may vote in either party primary but can choose only one.

Closed – Only voters registered in their respective party may vote in the Party primary.

Mixed – A semi-open or semi-closed environment. Unaffiliated voters can choose to vote in either primary or can switch registration the day of voting.

Winner take all – All delegates given to the winner of the contest.

Proportional – Delegates are awarded based on the percentage of the vote received by candidates, or some formulation of dividing up the delegates.

Mixed (Delegates) – some delegates are reserved for the winner; some maybe divided proportionately. Sometimes each party has their own way of awarding the Delegates.

States with upcoming primaries:

# of   Primary/       Delegate                Open/

State            Date            Del.    Caucus        Allocation              Closed

Indiana        May 3          57      Primary        Winner Take All    Open

Nebraska     May 10        36      Primary        Winner Take All    Closed

W. Virginia  May 10        34      Primary        Direct Election       Open

Oregon        May 17        28      Primary        Proportional          Closed

Washington May 24        44      Primary        Proportional          Closed

California     June 7          172    Primary        Winner Take All    Closed

Montana      June 7          27      Primary        Winner Take All    Open

New Jersey  June 7          51      Primary        Winner Take All    Open

New Mex.    June 7          24      Primary        Proportional          Closed

S. Dakota    June 7          29      Primary        Winner Take All    Closed

Republican National Convention, Cleveland, Ohio – July 18-21, 2016

Texas A&M Pulls Trigger To Allow Campus Carry!

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AUSTIN – The generally permissive campus carry rules proposed for the Texas A&M University System’s schools received on Wednesday what amounts to a final OK, as the system’s Board of Regents took no action to amend the suggested policies.

Come August, the licensed concealed carrying of handguns will be allowed in all classes, nearly all dorms and likely most all faculty offices at Texas A&M and other schools. Guns will remain barred at sporting events, patient care facilities and some other areas.

“I know this was not an easy task,” board chairman Cliff Thomas said. “These rules, as submitted, strike an appropriate balance. They will serve our system well going forward.”

The decision means at least 17 state schools have final approval on their rules, according to The Dallas Morning News’ campus carry tracker. The process has been ongoing since the law was passed last year to allow licensed concealed carry in most college buildings.

Unlike private schools, state colleges and universities cannot completely opt out of campus carry. But public school officials can establish some “gun-free” zones, so long as they are “reasonable” and don’t have the effect of generally prohibiting guns on campus.

The contentious proposal, which goes into effect in August, generated little discussion among the A&M regents.

The only point to get any follow-up was the policy by some schools, including the flagship, to allow faculty to petition their campus presidents to ban guns in their offices if they can prove that the presence of a gun would lead to “significant risk of substantial harm.”

A task force at Texas A&M had originally recommended that faculty and staff have more leeway to declare their offices off-limits to guns. But President Michael K. Young ultimately settled on a more limited rule after seeking input from state Attorney General Ken Paxton.

A&M Chancellor John Sharp on Wednesday made sure that point was clear.

“You can’t simply say, ‘I don’t like guns, so I am going to ban them in my office,’” he said.

To take a closer look at the campus carry proposals for the A&M System schools and other public colleges and universities in Texas, see The News’ campus carry tracker.