Fiscal Responsbility Texas House
August 27, 2017, 12:50 pm
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The Texas House of Representatives was given a grade on their votes for fiscal issues in this past House session and special session. Passing grade is 70 % although I have to admit for me it is much higher, say 90%. However let us stick with the grades as given by Empower Texans, here is the URL if you want to see it for yourself: https://index.empowertexans.com/indexes/2017-index/house#tables

It is disheartening to see how many of those who claim to be Republicans failed even the 70% mark. However it is obvious that this would be the case, these people are really not Republicans, they are Republicrats instead. They kowtow to the Demoncrats and give away the house.

Name                                            District                                         Party                    Grade

Ron Simmons 65 Republican


Dennis Paul

129 Republican


James White

19 Republican


Andrew Murr

53 Republican


Cecil Bell

3 Republican


DeWayne Burns

58 Republican


Brooks Landgraf

81 Republican


Drew Springer

68 Republican


Jodie Laubenberg

89 Republican


Ed Thompson

29 Republican


Giovanni Capriglione

98 Republican


Gary Elkins

135 Republican


Wayne Faircloth

23 Republican


Justin Holland

33 Republican


Dennis Bonnen

25 Republican


James Frank

69 Republican


Leighton Schubert

13 Republican


Morgan Meyer

108 Republican


Tom Oliverson

130 Republican


Phil King

61 Republican


Tom Craddick

82 Republican


Kevin Roberts

126 Republican


Jay Dean

7 Republican


Rick Miller

26 Republican


Tan Parker

63 Republican


Tony Dale

136 Republican


Jim Murphy

133 Republican


Lynn Stucky

64 Republican


Charles Anderson

56 Republican


Dade Phelan

21 Republican


Larry Phillips

62 Republican


John Smithee

86 Republican


Paul Workman

47 Republican


Angie Button

112 Republican


John Frullo

84 Republican


John Wray

10 Republican


Scott Cosper

54 Republican


Dan Flynn

2 Republican


Cindy Burkett

113 Republican


Linda Koop

102 Republican


Phil Stephenson

85 Republican


Todd Hunter

32 Republican


Kyle Kacal

12 Republican


Geanie Morrison

30 Republican


Walter Price

87 Republican


John Zerwas

28 Republican


Larry Gonzales

52 Republican


Stan Lambert

71 Republican


Jason Villalba

114 Republican


Trent Ashby

57 Republican


Ernest Bailes

18 Republican


Lance Gooden

4 Republican


J.M. Lozano

43 Republican


Chris Paddie

9 Republican


Charlie Geren

99 Republican


Dan Huberty

127 Republican


John Raney

14 Republican


Travis Clardy

11 Republican


Drew Darby

72 Republican


Ken King

88 Republican


Lyle Larson

122 Republican


Gary VanDeaver

1 Republican


Byron Cook

8 Republican


John Kuempel

44 Republican


J.D. Sheffield

59 Republican


Hugh Shine

55 Republican


Joe Pickett

79 Democrat


Terry Canales

40 Democrat


Sarah Davis

134 Republican


Ryan Guillen

31 Democrat


Richard Raymond

42 Democrat


Oscar Longoria

35 Democrat


Jarvis Johnson

139 Democrat


Tracy King

80 Democrat


Joe Deshotel

22 Democrat


Sergio Muñoz

36 Democrat


Abel Herrero

34 Democrat


Eddie Lucio

38 Democrat


Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

120 Democrat


R.D. Guerra

41 Democrat


Victoria Neave

107 Democrat


Eddie Rodriguez

51 Democrat


Ramon Romero

90 Democrat


Tomas Uresti

118 Democrat


Roland Gutierrez

119 Democrat


Nicole Collier

95 Democrat


Harold Dutton

142 Democrat


Poncho Nevárez

74 Democrat


Roberto Alonzo

104 Democrat


Carol Alvarado

145 Democrat


Rafael Anchia

103 Democrat


Diego Bernal

123 Democrat


Ana Hernandez

143 Democrat


Eric Johnson

100 Democrat


Ina Minjarez

124 Democrat


Senfronia Thompson

141 Democrat


Alma Allen

131 Democrat


Yvonne Davis

111 Democrat


Dawnna Dukes

46 Democrat


Helen Giddings

109 Democrat


René Oliveira

37 Democrat


Armando Walle

140 Democrat


Philip Cortez

117 Democrat


Mary González

75 Democrat


Donna Howard

48 Democrat


Celia Israel

50 Democrat


Joseph Moody

78 Democrat


Ron Reynolds

27 Democrat


Shawn Thierry

146 Democrat


Hubert Vo

149 Democrat


Diana Arévalo

116 Democrat


Cesar Blanco

76 Democrat


Gina Hinojosa

49 Democrat


Mary Perez

144 Democrat


Justin Rodriguez

125 Democrat


Gene Wu

137 Democrat


Garnet Coleman

147 Democrat


Armando Martinez

39 Democrat


Chris Turner

101 Democrat


Jessica Farrar

148 Democrat


Lina Ortega

77 Democrat


Toni Rose

110 Democrat


Joe Straus

121 Republican


Of course as the speaker of the House Joe Straus doesn’t vote, but he is the one who decides what issues even get to committee, and what committee it is. He also is responsible for the chairs of each of the committees. He has said that he would not allow the governors agenda to be passed, even though it is the agenda that the people of the State of Texas, at least the majority since there are some democrats in the State, but the majority of the citizens wanted this agenda to pass.

As a member of the Constitution Party of Texas I am not surprised, since Republicrats and Demopublicans are really one and the same. It is time for this to change, we need those who believe in the Constitution as the law of the land, to come over to our party, join us and rid us of these career politicians who want to line their own pockets at the expense of we the citizens (taxpayers) of the State of Texas. Come and be a part of the solution, lets end this stranglehold that the Progressives have on Austin, let us bring back the Constitution and its guarantees of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In other words get the government off our backs and out of our wallets.

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Does it have to be R or D?
August 26, 2017, 8:10 am
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In the last Presidential election, we had 4 candidates running for the office. You had a Democrat, a Republican (Populist), a Libertarian and a Green Party candidate. Of course we all knew it had to be either the Republican or the Democrat who would win. The other two were too far out in the wasteland of not even getting into the debates. So which of the two REAL candidates did we want to be President of the United States.

Neither of these candidates was especially loveable, so we picked the one that was the better fighter of the two who we really did not want. Now we have a divided nation, and in many ways the left has decided that Bernie would have won so RESIST the Republican. We end up with riots in the streets, with the Antifa and BLM burning buildings, and cars and attacking anyone who is not on their side. Then you have the KKK, the Neo-Nazis and those who seem to think they are the better race (White Supremacists) on the other side. Personally I am amazed that we have so much anarchy, I was horrified at what happened in Charlottesville VA, especially that the Police did nothing until it was way too late to stop the mayhem.

They say there was no stand down order, that makes it even more confusing, why was that murderer with a car able to kill and maim so many people with that many police out there? This is not the first riot, we saw another in Phoenix this past week, again it was Trump supporters, that got caught in the street after the rally. Antifa with clubs and other fun things ready to do major harm to anyone who got in their way.

What is really so surprising to me is that there was an alternative candidate, running as an independent in many states, simply because of the stranglehold the Rs and Ds have on the election process. If you don’t have millions of dollars, so that you can pay each state to let you on the ballot, or pay to have professional pollsters out on the streets getting the thousands of signatures needed to get on the ballot you cannot run. In some states the candidates were actually able to run under their party label. Many times as write-in candidates, but they were on the ballot in all 50 states. I heard it said though that a third party candidate cannot win, we have to pick the lesser of the two EVILS!

Wake up America to the reality that we need to rid ourselves of the two EVILS! The 5th party in that race was the Constitution Party of the United States. The two parties that now run our nation are no longer Constitutional parties. Let us understand that these really are two EVILS in our midst. These two parties are the twins they are more concerned with their own pockets being filled than with doing what is right for the nation. They even exempt themselves from following the laws that you and I have to live under, they expect preferential treatment, they make obscene salaries, well above what you and I make. Not only that but they are now PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS they assume they will be able to stay in D. C. until they decide to retire.

They are the ones who tax you and I to death, so they can live high on the hog in their little political bubble called Washington D. C. and many live in mansions not houses. It is time to wake up to the truth, take a look at your Senators and your representatives. How often does your Senator get out and talk to you, about once in every 6 years, when he or she is running for re-election.

Well the Constitution Party is made up of everyday people, when we run for elected office it is to be there for a term or two and then get back to living our lives at home. The State of New Jersey now has a Constitutional Party candidate on the ballot running for Governor, wonder if the Rs and Ds are even concerned about him? I hope they are because he has an excellent chance to become the next governor of that State. Matt Riccardi is that candidate, check him out. He believes in the Constitution and that will mean that he will govern with the rights of all people in his mind and heart. It cost a lot to get him on that ballot, but he is there and he will be running hard in New Jersey to become their next governor.

In the Presidential election of 1860 there were four candidates running for President, there were actually two democrats because the democrat party had split over the issue of slavery. So the Southern Democratic party ran John C Breckinridge who was of course a true southern Democrat. He held and wanted to keep the slaves he had. The Northern Democrats  ran Stephen A. Douglas, a moderate, he wanted to insure that slavery would be continued in the south to keep the nation together. Then there was the Constitutional Union they ran a man named John Bell, this was a party made up of the old Whig party and a couple of other minor parties. The Republican party which was formed in 1854 and by 1860 had replaced the Whig party. They ran Abraham Lincoln for President.

As we all know, Lincoln won that election. He was not well known outside his own State of Illinois even though he had been active in politics for a number of years. He won the presidency because people decided that he was the right man to bring the nation together. He was against slavery, and received almost no votes from the southern states, he actually carried only 18 states, but it gave him 180 electoral votes. He received 1,865, 908 votes or 39.8% of the popular vote. The other 3 candidates received the rest of the votes or almost 60% of the vote.

So although he was not considered a 3rd party candidate, he really was a minority candidate, he won somewhat like Trump did because he carried the states that he needed to win the election. Had one of the other men won, the Southern States would probably not seceded, and the war would not have happened and slavery would have continued. However he did win and 7 confederate states seceded prior to his inauguration. The original capital of the Confederacy was established in Montgomery, Alabama. Later it was moved to Richmond VA.

So why not start now to change the landscape of this nation, the Constitution Party of the United States may very well fit your belief structures a lot better than the two EVILS that we now have running our country. We believe in smaller government, because the Constitution spells out what the Federal government can and cannot do and we believe that it is the law of the land. It is time to rid us of the bureaucracy of Washington D. C. and return the power to the people of this nation. The 10th Amendment states that the powers not given by the Constitution to the Federal government, belongs to the States and the People. Lets take the government back into our own hands. Find out in your own State about your Constitution Party and join us in working to right the wrongs of the two EVILS!

For me it is the Constitution Party of Texas http://www.cptexas.us come and take a look and join us as we work to turn it around in Texas.

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Abbott is Right and Texas Mayors Are Wrong – Empower Texans
July 25, 2017, 9:29 pm
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Hopefully the liberals in the House will not stop this reform this time around.

Gov. Abbott’s reform agenda asks lawmakers to prevent local government overreach by empowering Texans, not local politicians.

Source: Abbott is Right and Texas Mayors Are Wrong – Empower Texans

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We the People Rising
July 21, 2017, 2:42 pm
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This is from a “Brown Power Summit” held at UC Riverside. They want to set up Aztlan which would make Texas, NM AZ California and a couple of other states Mexican. Check out the website below.


Source: We the People Rising

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July 18 Special Session Texas Legislature
July 12, 2017, 1:22 pm
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July 18th is the official start of the special session called by our governor Greg Abbott to complete the business that the House of Representatives simply refused to complete in the regular session.

Special session agenda items will include:

  1. Sunset legislation
  2. Teacher pay increase of $1,000
  3. Administrative flexibility in teacher hiring and retention practices
  4. School finance reform commission
  5. School choice for special needs students
  6. Property tax reform
  7. Caps on state and local spending
  8. Preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land
  9. Preventing local governments from changing rules midway through construction projects
  10. Speeding up local government permitting process
  11. Municipal annexation reform
  12. Texting while driving preemption
  13. Privacy
  14. Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues
  15. Prohibition of taxpayer funding for abortion providers
  16. Pro-life insurance reform
  17. Strengthening abortion reporting requirements when health complications arise
  18. Strengthening patient protections relating to do-not-resuscitate orders
  19. Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud
  20. Extending maternal mortality task force

Governor Abbott says that the Sunset items that should have been taken care of will have to be taken care of first, then the other 19 items will be on the floor. One of the most important things in the Sunset law, is the end of the Texas Medical Board. It would mean in essence that Doctors would have no entity to license them to practice Medicine in Texas. Licensing ensures that Doctors are qualified to practice medicine, and also allows for specialization to be licensed. This is one of the bills that Straus and his henchmen did not get passed because they were too busy making sure that the Privacy Act bill (aka the bathroom bill) would not go through.

Of course there is also the reform of Municipal annexation law, the Texting while driving law, Prohibiting of tax dollars to go to fund abortions, mail-in ballot fraud crack down. Also school choice for special needs kids, Property Tax reform, Caps on local and State spending. How about that $1000.00 raise for teachers and Prohibition of taxpayer dollars to collect union dues. These are all common sense bills that were killed by Straus during the regular session.

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me it is high time for Straus to be removed from the Speakership of the House and for someone who is willing to get the job done should take his place. This is just another example of the arrogance of the career politicians in the government, both state and federal. The Constitution is the law of the land and yet these men and women think that they rule us and can tell us what is best for us.

I and my fellow members of the Constitution Party would like to see the Constitution returned to the place it belongs. Government was instituted by and for the people. The preamble of the Constitution starts by stating, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union”. It doesn’t say we the people want our King to establish the union. Yet we find State governments and the Federal Government usurping the place of the people as the actual owners of the country and the employers of the government.

Join with us if you too want the Constitution to be returned to its proper place as the Law of the Land.

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Repeal and Replace?
June 27, 2017, 6:59 pm
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For seven years the Republicans have been asking voters to give them the House and Senate so they could repeal and replace Obamacare, then they said they needed the Presidency as well. Now they have all three, and when did they start working to repeal and replace Obamacare? This year after the President was inaugurated, they never seriously had anything that would repeal or replace Obamacare, it was all a shell game.

Now they have been called on their words, and what has happened, first the House with the weak House speaker, in his years in the House he has accomplished nothing, and his speakership is the same tired old nothing. Of course once the Freedom Caucus got to work they squeaked a bill through the House and sent it to the Senate, where it was dismissed by the Lords of the Senate, and they FINALLY began to work on their own version of repeal and replace. Shades of the House of Representatives, now the leadership (and I use the term derisively) had to pull their bill because they figured out they did not have the votes!

It is a good thing for McConnell and Ryan they are not on the Apprentice -Trump can’t say YOU’RE FIRED! and bring in someone else to lead in both houses. I do not understand why they want to continue to control our health care anyway, why not repeal all the garbage that Obamacare put in place, return health care to the people and the doctors to work out. I cannot find one word in the Constitution that leads me to think that the Federal Government has any role to play in health care for the nation. Of course I cannot see where they have any role in Education either, that was put in place to appease some power lobby that helped elect what used to be considered the worst President of all time, Jimmy Carter. He is the one who did that, and none of the executives have had the guts to repeal that mess either.

It is past time for the federal government to get out of our lives and our pockets and get back to what the Constitution says they have the authority to actually do. We in the Constitution Party believe in limited government. Limited by the Constitution, any law that does not meet muster under the Constitution is illegal and needs to be repealed. Of course we also have cowards and democrats on the SCOTUS, just look at the contortions the Court took in order to saddle us with Obamacare. Justice(?) Roberts voted to keep this abortion of a law, by turning a fine into a tax so that it would not kill the entire bill.

The truth is we are ruled by 9 people in robes, if it was 8 I would call it an oligarchy, in cahoots with the life time power mongers in the bureaucracy, un-elected scoundrels who cannot be fired, and who are the actual law makers in Washington, since the legislators gave up their duty to legislate and gave it over to the bureaucracy to make rules which become laws. We the people then pay the price for a government run amok, I wonder how many of these so-called legislators actually have read the Constitution of the United States which they have sworn to protect and defend.

Join me, vote Constitution Party, Join the Party, we need those of you who are true patriots. Those of you who have read the Constitution and who understand how much of our lives have been taken over by the double dealing scoundrels in Washington D. C. and want to change the country back to the Republic it was founded to be.

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Election Reform
June 18, 2017, 11:40 pm
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The Constitution Party of Texas is working to bring our government back into the hands of the people. Our nation was founded on the principle that the government is of, by and for the people. We do not have a King, Emperor or other form of dictatorship, our legislature is not made up of Lords and Ladies as is the House of Lords in England. Instead it is made up of people who are supposed to be citizen legislators.

In other words, the Senators and Representatives in Washington D. C. are not above us. They should know they are responsible to the constituents who voted them in to office. Instead today we have professional politicians who think they are entitled to the perks of the office they hold, until such time as they die in office or decide to retire. Some of these people have been in office for 40, 50 or more years.

This is a part of our party platform: “The Constitution Party seeks the restoration of an electoral process which is controlled at the state and local levels and is beyond manipulation by federal judges and bureaucrats. The federal government has unconstitutionally and unwisely preempted control in matters of district boundaries,
electoral procedures, and campaign activities.
The Voting Rights Act should be repealed. The Federal Election Campaign Act, including its 1974 amendments, and the Federal Election Commission should be abolished.
Each citizen should have the right to seek public office in accordance with the qualifications set forth in the federal and state constitutions. Additional
restrictions and obligations governing candidate eligibility and campaign procedures unconstitutionally burden the fairness and accountability of our political system.
We urge an end to electronic or mechanical voting processes, and urge a return to the manual counting process overseen by, and accountable to, voters
resident in each precinct where the votes are cast.”

Our Republican and Democrat politicians do not want this to happen. It might mean they will have to actually work for the people who elect them to office. As many of you probably understand, once a politician is elected to office, he/she immediately begins working toward getting re-elected to that office. They raise money and ignore their duty to the people who voted them in to office. It is high time we had some real representation in the U. S. Congress, instead of lip service politicians who will tell you what you want to hear and then go back to working on their next election cycle.

As you think about the next election, and realize that your congressperson has not worked in your best interest, come and visit us, we are The Constitution Party and we need your help to set things right again in this nation in which we live.

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