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What do we do when the federal government violates the Constitution every day in myriads of ways?

Enforce the Constitution!

Texas officials should honor their oaths to defend the Constitution by stopping the feds when they commit unconstitutional acts.

The Constitution Cannot Protect Us Unless We Protect the Constitution.

The root cause of our political problems is that no one is enforcing the Constitution.  The federal government engages in multitudes of activities not delegated to the feds in the Constitution.

Constitutional Enforcement  -  Our Path Back to Constitutional Government

Texans know that an out-of-control federal government will destroy us.  An insatiable federal government will never limit itself.  We can only restore our Constitution, our liberty, our state, and our union by enforcing the Constitution to stop unconstitutional federal acts.

Texas is the only power that can stand up to federal tyrants to save our Constitution.  We have to persuade Texas officials to honor their oaths and stop the feds as the commit unconstitutional acts.

An act by a fed under the color of unconstitutional law is null and void.  Attempted enforcement by feds violates the Texas Penal code, including the Texas Official Oppression Act.

The Constitution is not a self-enforcing document.  We have to take action here in Texas to stop the destruction of our liberty.

The Supreme Court is not protecting the Constitution!

Art. VI of the Constitution says that it is the Constitution that is supreme - not the Supreme Court or the federal government.  Art. VI also requires EVERY member of government to swear an oath to support the Constitution.

The way we protect the Constitution is to convince our local and state governmental officials - including law enforcement - to stop unconstitutional federal acts.

RESIST, DEFY, NULLIFY!

Resistance to tyranny was the spirit of the founders that created our liberty.  Jefferson said, "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."  Texas was born in that spirit:

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Actions needed for enforcement:

  • Urge our Sheriffs, DAs, AG, and governor to take action to stop unconstitutional acts in Texas.
  • Urge all Texas officials to not implement unconstitutional acts.
  • Encourage Texas officials to exercise independent judgment about constitutional meaning.
  • Pass Texas legislation to streamline formal declarations of federal unconstitutionality by any branch of state government. (See Texas Sovereignty Act)
  • What's New

    Call for Election Law Enforcement Special Session

    The most important way Texas Republicans can prepare for November is to ensure that election law is enforced in Texas. To that end the RPT State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee presented this vital resolution to the delegates on May 25, 2024 for a vote:

    RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas calls upon Governor Abbott to call a special session in June, 2024 to increase election integrity. Specifically, the call should include the following:

    1. ELECTION INTEGRITY ENFORCEMENT: Legislation to implement independent state level prosecution of election integrity, abortion, human smuggling, sedition, and riot in response to and in compliance with the CCA State v Stephens.
    1. ENSURING THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT VOTING IN TEXAS: Legislation to require proof of citizenship for new voter registration and a thorough review of existing voter rolls to identify and remove illegal aliens, other non-citizens, those with unauthorized non-residential addresses, and long-time inactive voters from the voter rolls.

    Note also that similar measures were included in the top “Secure Texas Elections” priority reported by the RPT State Convention Legislative Priorities Committee.

    The Soros-installed District Attorneys in the big Texas counties are unlikely to prosecute election cheaters in November. The Court of Criminal Affairs (CCA) has taken away independent, state-level prosecution of election law away from the Attorney General. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz need the prosecution in place by November to provide a credible threat to cheaters, but the lame-duck Texas House that impeached Ken Paxton is unlikely to return prosecutorial power to him.

    We have a path forward to election law enforcement without a constitutional amendment and without giving prosecution back to the AG. The solution is to create a State Prosecutor Office under the Texas Supreme Court consistent with the CCA State v Stevens opinion. Senator Bryan Hughes passed such a bill (SB 1927) out of committee in 2023.

    While we are at it, to address the alarming warnings that the feds and NGOs under Biden are registering illegals on a mass scale, we need to also send a shot across the bow of the cheaters, reminding them that registering or voting as an illegal and knowingly helping illegals register is a crime in Texas.  Publicity about starting the process of cleaning up voter rolls, especially of illegals is also a vital part of defending the vote in November.

    We just need Governor Abbott to call a special session to put these measures into effect in the nick of time in early October. Please contact Governor Abbott using this link gov.texas.gov/contact to urge him to make the special session call.

    We expect to get the news that the RPT delegates passed this call on Governor Abbott any day now.

    Governor, no law is any good if not enforced! Please give Trump and Cruz every tool needed ensure that Texas is not stolen from us in November.

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  • Border and Election Integrity Resolutions

    This letter is being sent to the 2024 RPT Platform & Resolutions Committee members:

    Thank you for serving on the 2024 RPT Platform & Resolutions Committee.  As one who served on your body in 2022, I know how much effort it takes to do so.

    This letter is to urge you to consider and pass to the state convention delegates two resolutions, one on Border Security and the other on Election Integrity.

    Every RPT convention passes a small number of timely, high priority, big impact resolutions that get major media attention. (Last session we stated the truth that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and we condemned John Cornyn for betraying our right to keep and bear arms.)  There is evidence that overwhelming majorities of Texas Republicans care about border security and election integrity and want effective action now – before the general election in November – on both these issues.

    Enforce Border Security Without Delay, Despite the Feds Telling us to Delay

    Background:

    The occupied federal government violates federal border security law every day, using our tax dollars to the benefit of the various trafficking businesses of the cartels.  Governor Abbott has sent multiple letters to President Biden urging him to stop violating the law and protect Texans from the border invasion, stating that Texans have the natural and constitutional right to defend themselves against this invasion and imminent danger that will not admit of delay.

    The governor has declared an emergency and using Texas law, the power of commander in chief delegated him by the Texas Constitution, and the concurrent right of defense reserved to Texas in the U.S. Constitution, deployed Texas military and law enforcement to defend Texans. The Texas legislature passed SB 4 last year, creating Texas law that criminalizes entry in between ports of entry into Texas from Mexico, and allowing removal of illegals under certain circumstances.

    Because Texas reserves the power to self defense when it concurrently delegates the duty to the federal government, the federal government under the U.S. Constitution cannot preempt Texas from defending the people of Texas when we are in such “imminent danger as will not admit of delay.”

    Yet, the cases have been brought in the federal judiciary against legitimate, constitutional actions by Texas to stem the invasion and address the danger, and worse yet, some parts of the federal judiciary are attempting to delay or stay Texas defensive action when they will not admit of delay!

    Proposed Resolution (Click here for PDF version:

    WHEREAS, The federal government is deliberately acting in violation of federal law to the benefit of cartels in their trafficking businesses to detriment of the citizens of Texas and the immigrants delivered into the hands of the cartels; and

    WHEREAS, Untold number of terrorists under the control this nation’s enemies have been embedded into Texas and the United States due to the deliberate violation of federal law and are a clear and present danger to the security of Texans and Americans; and

    WHEREAS, Hundreds of thousands of Americans are dying due to deliberate fentanyl poisoning by cartels using Communist Chinese precursors with the assistance of the federal government’s deliberate open borders policies; and

    WHEREAS, The federal government’s deliberate violation of federal law is a violation of the constitutional mandate on the federal government in Article IV, Section 4 to protect Texas from invasion; and

    WHEREAS, Under Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution, Texas is entitled as a sovereign state of the United States of America to protect itself against this current cartel and border invasion. This constitutional authority grants the State of Texas the power to defend the state when the state has been invaded or is "in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay"; and

    WHEREAS, the Texas governor is taking defensive actions to repel illegal border crossings under authority granted to him by the US Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and Texas law; and

    WHEREAS, Texas has recently passed SB 4 providing a method of deportation of invaders after due process; and

    WHEREAS, Texas has a natural and constitutional right to self defense that is a power reserved to Texas.  Because a power reserved by Texas cannot be legitimately questioned or denied by the agent to which the power is not relinquished, the federal judiciary has no jurisdiction over if, when, or how Texas chooses to defend itself; and

    WHEREAS, Texas is in imminent danger of irreparable harm that will not admit of delay and that any federal judicial stay delays Texas in its self-defense, be it

    RESOLVED, That the Republican Party of Texas calls upon Texas law enforcement, the Texas judiciary, and the governor to act to protect Texans from the border invasion and imminent danger, enforcing SB 4 and other such measures as the governor or legislature sees fit to protect Texas, without paying heed to any stays or opinions of the federal judiciary or other branch of federal government to the contrary.  

    June Special Session for State Level Election Law Enforcement and Stopping Illegal Alien Registration and Voting

    Background:

    Problems:  The 2022 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ State v. Stephens opinion prohibiting the Texas Attorney General from independent, state-level prosecution of the violation of election (and other) law makes prosecution of election law violations in the high population counties of Texas in 2024 unlikely.

    More and more reports are coming in that in addition to violating federal law on immigration and border security, federal agents and the federally funded NGOs are also violating federal and Texas law to register the illegal aliens they are processing to vote.

    Both Texas and federal law criminalizing a noncitizen registering and voting exist.  And Texas law criminalizes assisting noncitizens in registering to vote or voting.  But Texas law makes it very difficult to remove non-citizens from voter rolls.

    Any law without enforcement is worthless.

    Solutions:

    • Legislation to implement independent state-level prosecution of election integrity, public integrity, abortion, human smuggling, sex slave trade, sedition, and riot in response to and in compliance with the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals’ State v Stephens


    The bill that led the way in the 88th Regular Session was SB 1927 (Hughes). For a variant on that approach, see also HB 4026 (Schofield).

    • Legislation to facilitate removal of non-citizens from Texas voter rolls and mandates to clean up the voter rolls for inactive registrations and registrations with unauthorized non-residential addresses.


    Urgency:

    Texas is unlikely to have effective enforcement of election law in the largest counties in 2024 without this legislation. Recently passed improvements to the law enabling removal of recalcitrant prosecutors are worthwhile, but due to long lead times and narrow removal criteria, these improvements will not work to address the looming 2024 problem. It is no secret that in certain counties, Texans cannot rely on local prosecutors to enforce the rule of law! Adding state prosecutorial resources for human trafficking, sex slave trade, abortion enforcement and election law violations will no doubt save the lives of children and protect Texas voters from organized vote theft.

    I do not want to have to tell Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, or other Republican candidates on the ballot in 2024 that Texas had the opportunity to effectively enforce election law in 2024, but failed to do so.

    Proposed Resolution (click here for PDF version:

    WHEREAS, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) 2022 State v Stephens opinion stops the Attorney General from independently prosecuting any crime, including election law, and

    WHEREAS, Texas big county district attorneys funded by globalist outsiders like George Soros have demonstrated their unwillingness to prosecute many criminal statutes including election law, and

    WHEREAS, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and other Republican campaigns need effective election law enforcement for the November, 2024 election in the big counties of Texas, and

    WHEREAS, Proposition 10 on the 2024 Republican primary ballot called for one method of achieving independent, state-level prosecution of election law, receiving 89.4% of the vote (even with invited Democrat participation in our Republican primary), and

    WHEREAS, existing Texas election law does not mandate proof of citizenship to register to vote and voter cleanup procedures under Texas law make it very costly and difficult to identify and remove illegal aliens from Texas voter rolls, and

    WHEREAS, several media sources are alleging that federal agencies and federally funded non-governmental agencies are encouraging recent illegal aliens to vote on a large scale, be it therefore

    RESOLVED that the Republican Party of Texas calls upon Governor Abbott to call a special session in June, 2024 to increase election integrity.  Specifically, the call should include the following:

    • ELECTION INTEGRITY ENFORCEMENT: Legislation to implement independent state level prosecution of election integrity, public integrity, abortion, human smuggling, sedition, and riot in response to and in compliance with the CCA State v Stephens
    • ENSURING THAT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE NOT VOTING IN TEXAS: Legislation to require proof of citizenship for new voter registration and a thorough review of existing voter rolls to identify and remove illegal aliens, other non-citizens, those with unauthorized non-residential addresses, and long-time inactive from the voter rolls.


    Looking forward to seeing you at the convention and working with you . . .

    Toward liberty,

    Tom Glass
    www.txce.org
    832-472-4726
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  • Items for 2024 RPT Legislative Priorities

    This letter is being sent to the 2024 RPT Legislative Priorities Committee members:

    Thanks for serving on the 2024 RPT Legislative Priority Committee.

    Wearing my hat as the head of Texas Constitutional Enforcement, this is to urge you to vote to include three items on the RPT priority list.

    1. Let Texans Run Texas

    Proposed Priority Language:

    Texas government should resist unconstitutional federal acts, violation of federal border laws, and the use of financial pressure by globalist institutions that seek to destroy everything Texans hold dear and usurp the political power inherent in the people of Texas.  Such resistance should include stopping unconstitutional federal acts in Texas, defense of the border by Texas without interference by or subservience to the federal government, and the prohibition of the use of globalist financial pressure to destroy Texas businesses

    Background

    1) “Stopping unconstitutional federal acts in Texas.”

    Texas Constitutional Enforcement has been supporting passage of the Texas Sovereignty Act for a number of sessions.  The act creates a standing committee similar to the Sunset Committee that can meet outside the press of the legislative session to identify and prioritize unconstitutional federal acts that should be resisted in Texas by using the Texas Official Oppression Act which makes it a crime for a public servant to violate the rights of Texans.

    This overall category can include bills that:

    • Mandate that Texas elected officials refuse to assist federal agents in the prosecution of unconstitutional federal acts;
    • Define areas of intrastate commerce that are immune from federal regulation;
    • Criminalize and restrict weaponization of federal law enforcement against conservative Texans;
    • Stop Texas agencies and subdivisions from receiving federal funds that have strings attached; and
    • Bifurcate elections and voter rolls for presidential electors, state office, and Texas subdivision office from U.S. House and Senate to insure that Texas elections have no interference or corruption from DC.
    • Resist woke federal transportation mandates that restrict Texans’ freedom to travel.

    2) “Defense of the border by Texas without interference by the federal government”

    This section can include more legislation creating a Border Protection Unit or strengthens the ability of Texas to repel and remove illegals. But its primary purpose is to insure that Texas not agree that in the situation of concurrent jurisdiction over the defense of Texans from invasion and protection from imminent danger that will not admit of delay, Texas will not agree that the federal judiciary has any say over how or when Texas decides to defend itself, and therefore will not delay defending Texans because of injunctions or stays of self defense by the federal judiciary.

    This sentiment should also be included in any border security priority, and might not be needed here if it is duplicated in the border priority.

    3) “Prohibition of the use of globalist financial pressure to destroy Texas businesses”

    Following 2022 RPT Platform Plank 46, Texas Resistance to the Great Reset, Texas Constitutional Enforcement worked on a wide array of bills designed to resist the Great Reset and ESG pushed by global elites and coordinated by the World Economic Forum that meets at Davos annually. A report on what we accomplished and what almost made it last session can be found on the website blog of Texas Constitutional Enforcement.

    This category can include bills that will:

    • Prohibit ESG discrimination by companies doing business in Texas;
    • Divest Texas funds like pensions and school funds from companies that push ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) policies and DEI;
    • Prohibit companies that boycott or discriminate against Texas businesses based on ESG, DEI, or ideology from doing business with Texas or its subdivisions; and
    • Resist social media censorship of Texans.

    Rationale:

    When I ran for state rep and asked GOP voters their top issue, border security was number one, but another statement was just as high: “There are so many things going wrong, I don’t know where to begin.”  As I probed more, the sentiment almost always stemmed from the understanding that everything Texans hold dear is being attacked in an all-fronts war by the feds who illegitimately occupy DC and the globalists using their wealth and corporate control to subjugate Texans.

    At this moment in time, we cannot know whether we will take DC back from the Marxists and elitists in November. If we don’t, then this priority will be more important than ever.  Even if we do, the globalists will not give up on their quest to rule Texans, Trump will not be able to stop the Deep State all at once, and we should use the time to get ready for the next assault on Texas.

    By staying strong and free, Texas can save and restore America.  If Texas falls, America falls and as Reagan warned, the world will then plunge into a thousand years of darkness.

    2. Fighting Inflation and Central Bank Digital Currency

    Proposed Priority Language:

    To empower Texans to combat inflation and the ultimate police state tool of Central Bank Digital Currency, Texas should recognize the natural right to use currency of choice in the Texas Bill of Rights and provide choices for ordinary Texans to use gold and silver as legal tender in everyday transactions.

    Background:

    This priority combines two bill concepts fighting inflation and resisting CBDC in one priority.

    1) Currency of choice Texas Bill of Rights

    This piece passed the Texas House as HJR 146 (by State Rep. Gio Capriglione) 139 – 2 last session. It died without a hearing in the Senate. State Senator Tan Parker introduced the companion bill, SJR 67, in the Senate.  This is the language that would have been added to the Texas Bill of Rights had it passed:

    The right of the people to own, hold, and use a mutually agreed upon medium of exchange, including cash, coin, bullion, digital currency, or scrip, when trading and contracting for goods and services shall not be infringed. No government shall prohibit or encumber ownership or holding of any form or any amount of money or other currency. Nothing in this section shall be construed as restricting this state or a political subdivision of this state from only accepting payments made or entering into transactions using certain mediums of exchange.

    The choice to hold the wealth one has earned over a lifetime in the form of one’s choice is a natural right which no government should violate. As such, the right to hold and use cash and cash substitutes falls under one of those rights that should be protected under the Ninth Amendment. This natural right needs explicit codification and protection in the Texas Bill of Rights to help stop the assault on the financial and privacy rights of Texans. Explicit recognition in the Texas Bill of Rights strengthens the Ninth Amendment case.

    Click here to see the hearing on HJR 146 in the spring of 2023.  See more about the concept at the Texas Constitutional Enforcement website.

    2) Choice for Texans to use gold and silver as legal tender in everyday transactions

    This is also known as transactional gold, liquid gold, or digital gold. The companion bills in the 88th Legislature were HB 4903 by State Rep Mark Dorazio and SB 2334 by Senator Bryan Hughes.  In the House, the bill passed out of State Affairs and Calendars, but was placed on the General Calendar too late to get a vote.  In the Senate, the bill had a hearing late in session, but was not given a vote in committee.

    The bill enables and orders the Texas Comptroller to expand the services of the Texas Bullion Depository to create electronic warehouse receipts for gold and silver stored there that can be traded electronically to do everyday business.  The idea is that anyone can put dollars that will be converted into gold or silver stored at the Texas Bullion Depositor.  The owner will have the receipts on a credit card or app that can be used at any retailer that accepts credit cards.  If the retailer wants dollars instead of gold or silver when the customer uses the card, the Texas Bullion Depository gives the equivalent in dollars on that day to the retailer.  Or the retailer can transfer the receipt for the gold or silver into their Depository account.

    Offering a payment via this service would be considered legal tender under Texas law.  The transactionalgold.com website has more detail on the bill and idea. The House hearing around 54:50 and Senate hearing around 38:20 are available on the Texas Legislature Online website.

    This new service offering would enable people living paycheck to paycheck to gain the protection of the stability in value of precious metals.  Today, most of that protection is only available to those who have savings.

    Note that this transactional gold idea was placed on the 2024 GOP primary ballot as Proposition 7 and it received 76.5% of the GOP primary vote.

    Finally, this priority formulation was passed in several places around Texas with the title of “Monetary Freedom.”  I have seen some polling of delegates mentioning the transactional gold piece as “Economic Freedom.”  See the statements in the rationale statement below, but am currently thinking that the title, “Fighting Inflation and Central Bank Digital Currency” sells to the public better.

    Rationale:

    Money is the lifeblood of our economy.  Unstable money destroys our economy and hurts us all, but especially the poor.  Inflation is THE economic issue that is hurting the vast majority of Texans, today.  It is the issue that is likely to switch many historically Democrat and independent voters to vote Republican in 2024.

    Of all the threats to the liberty of Texans, Central Bank Digital Currency, with its programmability, making it the ultimate police state tool, makes it the equivalent in consequence to destroying the liberty of our posterity to open borders and election integrity.

    I became politically aware during the Carter-era inflation and saw how the issue of inflation was a major factor in the Republican/Reagan victory of 1980.

    This priority is a way that the RPT can help protect Texans from the dire dual threat of inflation and CDBC and show Texas voters that we get what is hurting the ordinary voter and have solutions to solve it right here in Texas.

    3. Including state-level prosecution of election law in Election Integrity

    Proposed Priority Language:

    We have not proposed specific wording, but have passed a resolution at lower levels that says the following:  Resolved that protecting our elections should be a legislative priority of the RPT, and that legislation to allow independent, state-level prosecution of the election code and other statutes that Soros-controlled district attorneys are unlikely to prosecute shall be part of that priority.

    Background:

    Texas Constitutional Enforcement does not normally get involved in the details of election integrity.  But we do care about rule of law and we care about the danger to Texas of globalist elites like Soros deploying large resources from outside Texas into Texas to compromise the prosecutors in large Texas counties.

    The 2022 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ State v. Stephens opinion prohibiting the Texas Attorney General from independent, state-level prosecution of the violation of election (and other) law makes prosecution of election law violations in the high population counties of Texas in 2024 unlikely.

    Many proposed solutions surfaced in the Texas Legislature, but the approach most likely to insure that we have a second chance at prosecution of election (and other) law in the large counties of Texas was introduced in the 88th Legislature by State Senator Bryan Hughes with SB 1927 and a similar bill by State Rep Mike Schofield, HB 4026.

    See the linked testimony on the bill and comparison to other approached by me and by the late Alan Vera on SB 1927.

    The most widely discussed approach to restoring state-level prosecution of election law is to simply legislate the delegation of authority to the Attorney General in contradiction to the Court of Criminal Appeals, hoping that the defeat of three of the eight members of the court in the 2024 GOP primary over the issue will persuade one of the five remaining to vote differently in the next appeal.  I think that the Hughes/Schofield approach of complying with the logic of State v Stephens and placing the prosecution under the Texas Supreme Court has a better chance of passage and survival in the courts.  Thinking that we will get Democrat help in passing a constitutional amendment to give election integrity to the Attorney General is, in my opinion, a pipe dream.

    Note that Proposition 10 in the 2024 GOP primary called for a constitutional amendment to give prosecutorial authority to the AG.  It passed by 89.4%.  I think that the support for that proposition should not be viewed as exclusive support for the constitutional enforcement path, or even the idea of delegating the power to the AG, but rather as support for the urgent need for independent, state-level prosecution.

    Regardless, I think the language of our priority should simply call for independent, state-level prosecution of election (and other) law to give the legislature the flexibility of choosing the approach most likely to achieve success.

    Finally, this committee should know that I am crafting a resolution for your fellow Platform & Resolutions Committee that I hope will call for the governor to add this topic to a call for a special session in June, 2024 before the November, 2024 election.  I cannot imagine why Greg Abbott or Dan Patrick would want to look Ted Cruz or Donald Trump in the face to tell them they had a chance, but failed to enforce Texas election law in the big counties of Texas in November.

    Rationale:

    Any law without enforcement is useless. 

    I will personally have comments about priorities hardening our electrical grid and elimination of property tax, but plan to communicate about that wearing different hats.

    Looking forward to working with you . . .

    Toward liberty,

    Tom Glass

    Texas Constitutional Enforcement
    www.txce.org
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  • Bill of Rights Day - Recalling the 150th Anniversary

    I celebrate Bill of Rights Day this year by sharing an hour-long Norman Corwin tribute to the Bill of Rights that was released on radio on the 150th anniversary of final ratification of the Bill of Rights.  (Virginia became the eleventh state to ratify ten of the twelve amendments passed by Congress, surpassing the three-fourths of the 14 states necessary for ratification, creating the Bill of Rights.)

    The 150th anniversary of the ratification fell on December 15, 1941, which of course, was a mere 8 days after Pearl Harbor.  The tribute made defense of the Bill of Rights a central part of the reason for fighting World War II.

    The tribute is star-studded including most prominently Jimmy Stewart, but also including Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson, Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Orson Welles and others.

    It is an inspiring tribute, but also an interesting period piece in the context of that time.  To my ear, there are some jarring mentions of “fighting for democracy” when discussing the quintessentially republican part of the Constitution.

    The title, “We Hold These Truths” is of course taken NOT from the Constitution or Bill of Rights, but the more fundamental Declaration of Independence.  But given that the Declaration says that the purpose of government is to secure unalienable rights and that the Bill of Rights was designed to do just that, I am just fine with the title.

    Enjoy this tribute to a defining achievement of American exceptionalism.  And pray and work to be certain that we and our posterity can celebrate it still on the 250th anniversary just 18 years away in 2041.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f6LIfSnctY

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  • Coalition Letter to Governor re Special Session

    Texas Constitution Enforcement has joined with the Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition and 191 other organizations in calling on Governor Abbott to add 5 urgently needed topics to a special session this year simultaneous to school choice.

    More to come on how you can ask the Governor to act for what Texas urgently needs.

     

    193 Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition Leaders Say, “Protect Texans!”

    Call for Gov. Abbott’s Immediate Addition of Urgent Topics to 2023 Special Sessions

    August 25, 2023

    The Honorable Texas Governor Greg Abbott Office of the Governor
    P.O. Box 12428
    Austin, TX 78711-2428

    Electronic dispatch to Steve Munisteri, Senior Policy Advisor; Gardner Pate, Governor’s Chief of Staff:

    Dear Governor Abbott:

    We write to urge that you add the following five topics to the earliest practicable special legislative session. Upon your careful consideration of the case we herein make, we believe you will agree with us that each of these five issues are daggers pointed at the heart of Texas and the liberty of her citizens.

    These topics, vital to the security of ALL Texans, are (1) monetary freedom, (2) operational control of the border/end to child sex trafficking, (3) state-level election law enforcement, (4) electric grid protection, and (5) protection of Fourth Amendment rights and the freedom to travel by legally empowering Texans to disable Biden’s mandated vehicular kill-switches.

    The following describes the problem, the solution, and the urgency, which should compel you and the Texas Legislature to rapidly, boldly lead the way in protecting the people of Texas from the imminent threats to:

    MONETARY FREEDOM

    Problem: Polls show that the number one issue on the mind of American voters is inflation. A growing number of citizens want to stop federal Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), which will destroy financial privacy and implement police state control of Texans.

    Solution: Legislation to provide sound money, monetary stability, and monetary freedom for Texans and to resist implementation of a federal Central Bank Digital Currency.

    The good news is that we already have strong 88th Regular Session bills that could be and should be reintroduced to expedite this special session issue. We strongly recommend HJR 146 (Capriglione)/SJR 67 (Parker), the right to use currency of choice; HB 4903 (Dorazio)/SB 2334 (Hughes), transactional gold and silver as legal tender issued by the Texas Bullion Depository; and a resolution like HCR 88 (Capriglione)/SCR 25 (Parker), declaring the State of Texas’ opposition to Central Bank Digital Currency.

    Urgency: Texans have a growing concern about a coming financial storm, and want ways to protect their families. We may be in the storm before 2025!  The time to build a firewall is before you are in the fire.

    BORDER SECURITY / CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING

    Problem: The federal government is violating federal law and using our federal tax dollars to enable and subsidize the cartels in their profit-centered slavery of child-sex trafficking, human labor trafficking, and fentanyl poisoning. In addition, many national security experts are warning that the thousands of Chinese and Iranian military-aged illegal border crossers are likely here for nefarious purposes.

    While the State of Texas is laudably working to repel border crossings between ports of entry, the US Border Patrol is destroying Texas property and thwarting Texas law enforcement’s legitimate law enforcement efforts.

    Solution: Legislation to support the Governor in invoking the self-defense reservation of power to Texas found in Article I, Sec. 10 of the U.S. Constitution and support the Governor in authorizing Texas border enforcers to repel border crossers between ports of entry at the border and to build Texas inspection facilities close to or at ports of entry to catch contraband, including fentanyl. Legislation to require collection, preservation, and analysis of DNA samples of non-citizen children and adults apprehended in the vicinity of the border for storage in databases that can be used to stop child sex-trafficking and other crime. Legislation to add sex-slave trade to existing penal statutes that apply to organized crime and impose severe penalties on all actors including, without limitation, the purchasers of trafficked human beings. Legislation to criminalize crossing the Texas border onto private land between ports of entry and increase penalties for federal agents who interfere with enforcement of Texas law.

    Urgency: Every day that we wait to seize operational control of our Texas border with Mexico and delay beefing up and enforcing child sex-trafficking laws means more children’s lives are destroyed, more Texans die of fentanyl poisoning, more terrorists are embedded in Texas, and more people are living in Texas as debt slaves to the cartels. Governor, Texas MUST lead to save Texas!

    STATE-LEVEL ELECTION (AND OTHER) LAW ENFORCEMENT

    Problem: The 2022 Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ State v. Stephens opinion prohibiting the Texas Attorney General from independent, state-level prosecution of the violation of election (and other) law makes prosecution of election law violations in the high population counties of Texas in 2024 unlikely. Any law without enforcement is worthless.

    Solution: Legislation to implement independent state-level prosecution of election integrity, public integrity, abortion, human smuggling, sex slave trade, sedition, and riot in response to and in compliance with the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals’ State v Stephens decision.

    The bill that led the way in the 88th Regular Session was SB 1927 (Hughes). For a variant on that approach, see also HB 4026 (Schofield).

    Urgency: Texas is unlikely to have effective enforcement of election law in the largest counties in 2024 without this legislation. Recently passed improvements to the law enabling removal of recalcitrant prosecutors are worthwhile, but due to long lead times and narrow removal criteria, these improvements will not work to address the looming 2024 problem. It is no secret that in certain counties, Texans cannot rely on local prosecutors to enforce the rule of law! Adding state prosecutorial resources for human trafficking, sex slave trade, abortion enforcement and election law violations will no doubt save the lives of children and protect Texas voters from organized vote theft.

    ELECTRIC GRID & CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION

    Problem: The Texas electrical grid and other critical infrastructure are vulnerable to nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP), cyber and physical attack, solar disturbances, and extreme weather. This issue has been discussed for five Texas legislative sessions with no results!

    Solution: Legislation to direct and fund the hardening of electrical transmission and generation facilities and other critical infrastructures against the threat of solar disturbances, nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks, foreign and domestic terrorists, and to provide measurable resiliency to critical infrastructure against all-hazards in Texas.

    Urgency: Discussion of war with enemies capable of launching nuclear EMP attacks is in the news every day and on the minds of forward-thinking, responsible Texans. NASA has predicted that we have a one in twelve chance of a solar event capable of destroying our grid over the next decade. These urgent threats are worthy of your action. Timely, responsible leadership from you is required to address these threats that could happen any day. Don’t wait!

    PROTECTING FREEDOM TO TRAVEL BY STOPPING VEHICULAR KILL-SWITCHES

    Problem: The Biden Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in November 2021 requires all vehicles to be equipped with remote vehicle tracking and disabling technology (otherwise known as a remote kill- switch) beginning after 2026. This poses a direct and imminent threat to travel liberties (the free association of people), to free trade (free market commerce), and to our Fourth Amendment Constitutional right not to be surveilled by the government without a warrant. We dare not trust the federal government with such potential for abuse!

    Solution: Legislation to protect the Fourth Amendment rights and other rights of Texans by requiring that they be allowed to disable vehicular kill-switches cheaply and easily.

    Urgency: Since the federal law requires every car maker to add the kill-switch to every new vehicle sold after 2026 and since vehicle design lead-times are long, Texas must pass any protections this year to have any impact on the vehicles manufactured for sale. Legislation on this topic in 2025 will be too late to impact vehicle designs for 2026.

    Finally, we understand that you plan to add school choice to the next call, and that you plan to focus that session solely on school choice. Governor, we urge you to add these urgent topics to the next session’s call simultaneous with school choice. We worry that House resistance to solid, liberty principle-focused school choice will cause delays and thus YOU will lose the window you need to pass legislation urgently needed to shield Texans from the clear and present dangers we have laid out.

    The time to protect Texas is NOW, Governor Abbott!

    For liberty – for Texas, we the undersigned 193 conservative Texas influencers, *

    JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, Grassroots America – We the People PAC™ | [email protected]

    Tom Glass, Founder, Texas Constitutional Enforcement, SD 18 | [email protected]

    R. “Dick” Saulsbury, Conservative Donor, Odessa

    Kyle Stallings, Conservative Donor, Midland

    George Clay, Conservative Donor, Wichita Falls

    Don Dyer, Conservative Donor, Austin

    Bill Holmes, Conservative Donor, Midland

    Cathie Adams, 1st VP, National Eagle Forum, SD 18

    MaryAnne Aiken, Secretary of Board, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    William Aiken, Advance Team, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Deborah Bailey, Chair, Coke County Republican Party, SD 31

    Anna Bartosh, President, San Angelo TEA Party, SD 6

    Jean Bassinger, Precinct chair, Denton County Republican Party, SD 12

    Michael & Christina Bastos, Co-founders, Milam County Constitutional Conservatives, SD 5

    Charlotte Belsick, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Michael Belsick, Secretary, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Christin Bentley, SREC SD 1

    Beth Biesel, Vice President, Texas Eagle Forum, SD 12

    Dianna Biscan, VP of Legislation, Republican Women of Greater North TX, SD 8

    Elena Blake, President, Irving Republican Women, SD 16

    Joanna Bowen, former President, Secretary, Lake Country Republican Club, SD 1

    Larry Bowman, President, Holly Lake/Hawkins Rep Club, SD 1

    Judy Brady, Central Texas tea party, SD 24

    Janie Brittain, Steering Committee, Garland Tea Party, SD 2

    Spencer Brolsma, President, Young Constitutional Patriots, SD 30

    Adam Cahn, conservative Austin blogger, Austin, SD 14

    Robert Canright, Precinct Chair, Collin County Republican Party, SD 8

    Janice Carter, Section Leader, John Birch Society, SD 24

    David Carter, Central Texas TEA Party, John Birch Society, SD 24

    Rodney Casey, Chairman, Shackelford County Republicans, SD 10

    Cindi Castilla, President, Texas Eagle Forum, SD 12

    Dee Chambless, Special Projects Volunteer Coordinator, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Monica Cline, Meetings Coordinator, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 25

    Dr. Dwayne “Doc” Collins, Founder, Edom TEA Party, SD 1

    Mel Cooper, Co-Founder and President, Bastrop County Conservatives, SD 5

    Vickie Costa, Frisco Tea Party, SD 30

    Sylvia Coulson, Executive Assistant, Ellis County Republican Party, SD 22

    Ruth Cremin, Founding Member, We the People - Liberty in Action, SD 24

    Connie Curry, Founder, West TX Conservative Leadership, SD 28

    Debra Damman, Precinct Chair, Williamson County X, SD 14

    Susan Deininger, Co-founder, Kerr County Patriots, SD 24

    Gaylyn DeVine, SREC SD 11; SD 11 Grassroots Coalition

    Nancy Dillard, Immediate past President, Denton County Conservative Coalition, SD 30

    Char Doonan, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Chris Drewry, Texas Nationalist Movement, SD 1

    Christina Drewry, District Director, Texas Nationalist Movement, SD 1

    Sally Driscoll, Bulverde Spring Branch Conservative Republicans, SD 6

    Ron Dubner, Collin County Conservative Republicans, SD 8

    Devvie Duke, SREC SD 22; Chair of Election Integrity Committee

    Sheri Edwards, Precinct Chair, Brazoria County Republican Party, SD 11

    Andrew Eller, SREC SD 24

    Sherry Eller, Social Media Chair, Central Texas TEA Party, SD 24

    Sue Evenwel, Board, Grassroots America – We the People; Conservative Republican Women of NETX, SD 1

    Thomas Fabry, Chair - Government Watchdog Committee, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Toni Fabry, Board Member, Coalition Leader, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Marty Farrell, Member, Team America, SD 6

    Ann Fitzgerald, VP Membership, Conservative Republican Women of Northeast Texas, SD 1

    Davis Ford, President, Central Texas TEA Party, SD 24

    Rena and David French, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 3

    Lori Gallagher, Co-Director, Tally Texas, SD 24

    Alejandro Gauna, Co-Founder, Texas Minority Coalition, SD 1

    MerryLynn Gerstenschlager, National Security Chairman, Eagle Forum, SD 30

    Mike Giles, Board Chair, Collin County Patriots, McKinney 1st PAC, SD 8

    Jill Glover, SREC SD 12, Legislative Priorities Chair, Republican Party of Texas

    Richie Grant, Bowie County Patriots, SD 1

    Grayson County Conservatives Board of Directors

    Robert Green, Precinct Chair, Travis County Republican Party, SD 14

    Suezette Griffin, President, Pearland Texas Party, SD 11

    Suzanne Guggenheim, Chair, Coastal Bend Grassroots Coalition, SD 27

    Rachel Hale, Executive Director, TX Freedom Coalition, SD 1

    Roger Hall, Board member/Founder, We the People - Liberty in Action, SD 24

    Terri Hall, Founder/Director, Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom, Texans for Toll-free Highways, SD 24

    Tobie Hall, North Texas Conservative Coalition, SD 12

    Tracy Hanes, Founder, Freedom Over Fear Citizens Unite, SD 18

    Phyllis Harding-Nichols, Team Coordinator, Wood County Concerned Citizens, SD 1

    Barbara Harless, Co-founder, North Texas Citizens Lobby, SD 8

    Marilyn Harris, Denton County Conservative Coalition, SD 12

    Joe Harrison, Founder - retired leader, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Lee Harvey, Rockwall County GOP, SD 2

    Robin Hayes, Chair, Eastland County Republican Party, SD 22

    Richard Heizer, Vice Chair, Parker County Republican Party, SD 30

    Kelly Holt, Journalist, The New American, SD 5

    Rachel Horton, Precinct Chair, Parker County Republican Party, SD 30

    Amy Huggins, Vice President, Conservative Coalition, SD 15

    Dale Huls, Bowie County Patriots, SD 1

    Mary Huls, Executive Board, Bowie County Patriots, SD 1

    Lola Hurt, Program Director, Dallas Eagle Forum, SD 12

    Bill Hussey, Member, Grayson County Conservatives, SD 30

    Kathy Hussey, Llano Tea Party, SD 24

    Cathy Jaster, Coordinator, Texans4Truth, SD 5

    Barbara Jernegan, Coastal Bend Tea Party Membership Chair, Coastal Bend Republican Coalition, SD 20

    Joyce Jones, Board Member, Central Texas Tea Party, SD 24

    Christine Kalmbach, Precinct Chair, Harris County Republican Party, SD 7

    Robert Kecseg, former SREC SD 1; SD 1 Conservative Coalition Leader

    Julie Kellogg, County Citizens Defending Freedom USA, SD 27

    Robert Kelsey, Past president, Llano Tea Party, SD 24

    Judy Kent, President, Conservative Republican Women of Northeast Texas, SD 1

    Michael Kinzie, Founder, TEAParty911.com, SD 7

    Vicki Knutson, Group organizer/leader, Restore the Republic, SD 8

    Jennifer Kratky, Co-Director, NW Harris County, True Texas Project, SD 7

    Dawn Kubin, Member, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Earl Kubin, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Carolyn Lance, County Chair, Cass County Republican Party, SD 1

    Jennifer LePore-Pope, Precinct Chair, Wood County Republican Party, SD 1

    Craig Licciardi, Board Member, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1; Smith County GOP Precinct Chair

    Dennis London, Candidate, London for Texas State House District 33, SD 2

    Shari London, Rockwall County Republican Women's Club; Rockwall County Hispanic GOP Club, SD 2

    Matt Long, Past President, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Mary Lowe, Co-Founder, Families Engaged for Effective Education, SD 12

    Susan Lucas, SREC SD 5

    Carolyn Lux, Membership Chair, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Beth Maynard, Eastland County Tea Party Patriots, SD 22

    Kevin McCall, Precinct Chair, Smith County Republican Party, SD 1

    Gloria McDonald, President, Denton County Conservative Coalition, SD 12

    Michael McIver, Publisher, Texas Conservative Digest, SD 30

    Pamela Millisor, Precinct Chair, Bexar County Republican Party, SD 25

    Royce Mitchell, Alvin TEA Party, SD 11

    Paula Moore, Pro-Life Coordinator, Concerned Women for America, SD 26

    Thomas Morgan, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Cynthia G. Murphy, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Joseph Murphy, Treasurer, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Dr. Dana Myers, Vice Chair, Republican Party of Texas, SD 15

    Michael Najvar, Associate Member, Republican Women of Yoakum Area, SD 18

    Naomi Narvaiz, SREC SD 25

    Kay Neff, Executive Legislative Chair, East Texas Republican Women, SD 1

    Lonnie Neff, Chaplain, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Anne Newman, Director, Speak Up TX, SD 25

    Brian Newman, President, Collin Strong, SD 8

    John O'Shea, Precinct Chair, Tarrant County Republican Party, SD 9

    Robin Occhipinti, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Mike Olcott, Co-Founder, Parker County Conservatives, SD 10

    Karla Oquin, Member, San Angelo Republican Women, SD 28

    Ashton Oravetz III, Past County Chairman, Smith County Republican Party, SD 1

    Lydia Ortega, Board Member, Connor Harrington Women's Club, SD 8

    Sandra Parker, Precinct Chair, Fort Bend County Republican Party, SD 18

    Deborah Peppers, Legislative Chair, Texas Federation of Republican Women, SD 18

    Oleta Phillips, Plano Citizens Coalition, SD 6

    Marc Pitts, Precinct Chair, Smith County Republican Party, SD 1

    Gregory Porter, Founder, Texas for Liberty, SD 24

    Melinda Preston, Founder, Restore the Republic, SD 6

    Eugene Ralph Sr, Vice President, SW Dallas Republicans, SD 16

    Deborah Ramsey, Vice Chair, Morris County Republican Party, SD 1

    Randal Reeves, President, Lindale Republican Club, SD 6

    Joe Resley, Texas Conservative Grassroots Coalition, SD 1

    Kathi-Ann Rivard, Precinct Chair, Collin County Republican Party, SD 8

    Joy Roberts, Chair, Grayson County Conservatives; Precinct Chair, Grayson County Republican Party, SD 30

    Melinda Roberts, Chair, Bexar County Republicans Election Integrity, SD 25

    Linda Robertson, Field Director, John O'Shea for Congress CD 12, SD 9

    Tanya Robertson, former SREC SD 11, SD 3

    Leann Robinson, Treasurer, Republican Women of Wood County, SD 1

    David Russell, President, We the People of Wylie and Murphy, SD 8

    Sudie Sartor, Treasurer, Texans for Toll-free Highways, SD 25

    Selina Sauter, Vice President, Pearland Area Republican Club, SD 11

    Diane Schexnyder, Member, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Jude Schexnyder, Convention of States, SD 1

    Rowan Schexnyder, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Judy Schmidt, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Josie D Schoolcraft, Grassroots America – We the People, TX, SD 3

    Robert Schultheis, Assistant Director of Legislative Oversight, Cass County Patriots, SD 1

    Dianna Sharp, Member, Greater North TX Republican Women, SD 6

    Jack Short, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Cindy Simpson, Precinct Chair, Brazoria County Republican Party, SD 11

    James Simpson, Pearland Area Republican Club, SD 11

    Mike Slaton, Red Texas Forum, SD 2

    Vicki Slaton, Red Texas Forum, SD 2

    Angela Smith, President, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Mike Smith, Precinct Chair, Cherokee County Republican Party, SD 3

    Murray Smith, Republican Party of Cherokee County, SD 3

    James Speiran, Board Member, Grassroots America - We the People; Precinct Chair, Smith County Republican Party, SD 1

    Amy Spiess, Fredericksburg Tea Party, SD 24

    Dr. Jon Spiers, former Candidate for Texas Land Commissioner, SD 15

    Barb Stauffer, Steering Committee member, Garland Tea Party, SD 2

    Richard Steenson, former SREC SD 16; A/V Team, Grassroots America - We the People, SD 1

    Stephen Sullivan, President, Robson Ranch Conservatives, SD 12

    Elizabeth Theiss, former President, the Magnet, SD 15

    Shann Turner, President, Lee County Conservatives, SD 18

    Lou Vail, County Chair, Knox County Republican Party, SD 28

    Sam Walzel, Deacon, Living for the Brand, SD 3

    Marcia Watson, Executive Director, Williamson County Citizens Defending Freedom, SD 6

    Jeanne Weisz, North Texas Conservatives, SD 30

    LTC Allen West (USA, Ret), former Chairman, Republican Party of Texas

    Wise County Conservatives Board of Directors

    Suzanne Whitsell, President, Republican Women of Wood County, SD 1

    Maggie Whitt, President, Minority Engagement Group; Board Member, Hispanic Republican Club of North Texas; SREC SD 8

    Gwen Withrow, SREC SD 4

    John Wrinkle, Precinct Chair, Franklin County Republican Party, SD 1

    Ruth York, Vice President, Tea Party Patriots of Eastland County; Interim Chair, Texas Family Defense Committee, SD 22

    Jerome Young, Montgomery County Tea Party PAC, SD 7

    Linda Zepeda, Conservative Republican Women of North Texas, Recording Secretary; Grassroots America – We the People, SD 1

    Tim Zepeda, Associate Member, Conservative Republican Women of Northeast Texas, SD 1

    Charles Zollars, Big Country Conservative Coalition, SD 28

    CC: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
           Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan

    *Organizations are listed for identification purposes for the above-signed 193 political opinion leaders who influence thousands of Texans.

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  • Tommy Howe
    commented 2018-11-04 10:26:16 -0600
    I just joined and I am looking for the petition to sign….where is it?
  • Von Arney
    commented 2018-05-25 09:09:44 -0500
    My heart sings because we have a chance for States and We The People to take back their rights, stop National intrusion into State affairs.

    God Bless Texas and the men and women leading this charge.

    This fight can be won.

    Join the fight and be a part of history.