The corruption in the Republican Party can no longer be ignored. I recieved a message today and a link to the video evidence from Heidi Thiess concerning the Republican Rules Committee fight that occurred during the first days of the recent RNC convention:
Calling all Conservatives: watch this UPDATE ON REPUBLICAN FLOOR FIGHT. The real story is getting out. Please help spread the word. Have you seen this video of Boehner’s SCRIPTED response to the floor vote? Unfettered, incontrovertible corruption! Please help share his video everywhere because folks still don’t understand the impact of these changes nor the corruption that the RNC and top Republican officials engaged in to shove this down our throats.
The bottom line: these rules would have crushed Reagan in ’76 and if left unchanged mean we’ll never get a conservative choice (like a Reagan) again. We must fight back!
Watch the TelePrompter that PROVES corruption:
Thanks to Heidi and to Ben Swann for following this story.
Michelle Malkin: Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor
Freedomworks: Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened
Texas Conservative News: Thoughts on the #RNCpowergrab
Crossposted at Texas Conservative News: Proof #RNCpowergrab Floor Vote was Scripted
This holiday is a dichotomy for me. While I plan to celebrate the American ideal, I must also mourn it’s loss by erosion and atrophy. The fact is that too many Americans have abandoned their love of liberty. They either lack the courage to defend it, or know not what they’ve lost and feebly attempt to disguise their apathy or ignorance with claims of overwork and family obligations.
“I just don’t have time.” “We can’t change anything anyway.” or “I voted! What else can I do?”
While somewhat understandable due to the ‘Hate America First’ crowd populating our higher education system, this situation is absolutely unacceptable.
Pay attention, please!
What could possibly be more important than the world you leave to the family you claim to be working for?
This country was founded with the demand that we citizens hold the government accountable and as such it’s our solemn duty to be vigilant and educate ourselves; especially to question every carrot some politician offers for a block of votes.
Part of me wishes the deniers would just be truthful and admit to their selfish apathetic attitude but even then I’ve had enough of their disregard for the outright treason going on in the high halls of our government.
We should be lighting the streets of Washington DC with torches and pitchforks, pushing carts with caldrons of tar and bags of feathers for every Progressive we can lay our hands on!
Instead, most of the hapless, uneducated, indoctrinated sheeple will celebrate their faux freedoms with government approved USDA beef, cooked with EPA tested charcoal and FDA stamped BBQ sauce served on a table illuminated with gov’t mandated, mercury filled light bulbs that require a permit for disposal, powered with electricity delivered through “smart” meters that will soon be limiting the amount of power they are allowed to consume and the happy serfs will never give a moment’s thought to any of it.
“Thank you, Government for the food we are about to receive…” They may as well say.
Need a loaf of FDA approved bread and a twelve pack of pasteurized processed beer to help numb the senses to your lack of liberty? Go right ahead! You’re free to find the nearest convenience store run by immigrants who receive a tax break and subsidy but if you plan on driving that car, you’d better strap on a seat belt for your own safety. We wouldn’t want you killing yourself in an accident making you unable to pay back the insurance companies who apparently rule our lives because we’re too stoopid and incapable to do so ourselves. Not to mention, if a nice helpful revenue assessor officer of the law decides you’ve had one beer too many because the county and state need to fund a few ongoing, never-ending
money pits downtown/highway/school beautification or government vote buying entitlement projects (Hey! This one’s got a job!). You’ll likely be forced to give some specimen in a twisted, technological violation of the Fifth or Fourth amendments to be used as evidence against you in a modern-day kangaroo court. (Ever hear of a No Refusal Law?)
Ah Freedom: Wonder what that felt like. You know, I think I once actually thought we were free, and slowly but surely I realized the illusion of liberty was the curtain of OZ and just like the tale, we aren’t supposed to peel that curtain back. Unfortunately, unlike Dorothy with her traveling band of truth seekers, the man behind the curtain isn’t a cute, cuddly, benevolent old man who resembles our kindly uncle. Behind the curtain, is the great and devouring leviathan, its hour come round at last, now slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. (Apologies to Yeats.)
Whatever hides beyond the veil you can be assured it has no designs for your safety or security except as a ruse to steal more of your freedoms.
Remember the phrase: “It’s for the children.”? Well guess what, we are “the children”. Get used to it. Your body is no longer your property, let alone your land, your vehicle or your actual children. The state now lays claim to them all in more ways I care to count. It takes a village alright. A village of idiots to swallow the lies we’re continually asked to believe.
Enjoy your Fourth of July, comrades.
The “transformation” is almost complete.
Note: If this seems unreasonable to you, then I emplore you to get off your ass and DO SOMETHING about it. Donate your time and money to conservative candidates, then STAY involved. We will not turn it around in one election any more than it took one election to get us here. It’s past time to be what the founders intended us to be: Educated, Informed and Involved.
In his latest report, Peter Morrison offers his review of the recent Texas primary and offers some insight into the strategery employed by the RINO’s in the state congress to thwart true conservative candidates.
Summary of this report:
The Texas primary has come and gone, and it brought both good news and bad news to Texas conservatives. Joe Straus survived a primary challenge for his own seat, but many of his cronies went down to defeat.Â Unfortunately, we lost a few staunch conservatives, and the new redistricting maps drawn up by Straus and his moderates played a big part in that.Â Several races are still undecided, and are headed for runoffs in July, giving us another opportunity to elect strong conservative leaders. We also have a challenger for Speaker of the House.
After being delayed by lawsuits, the Texas primary finally took place on May 29th.Â Texas conservatives had high hopes that the passion and energy that were unleashed a few years ago had not diminished, and that the results of the GOP primary would be a clear message to the GOP about what kind of candidates we’re looking for. Unfortunately, the results weren’t that clear cut, but were more of a mixed bag.Â There was some bad news, but there was a lot of reason for hope, too.
We’ll start with the bad news, which is that some very good people were defeated in their bids for re-election.Â Three candidates whose defeats will have the most impact were Gail Lowe, Leo Berman, and Wayne Christian.Â Gail Lowe, who fought so valiantly to make sure that schoolchildren in Texas get a real education based on the actual facts of history, instead of left-wing PC fantasies, lost her seat on the Texas State Board of Education. Leo Berman and Wayne Christian, two of the finest conservatives in Austin, both lost House re-election bids to GOP challengers.
Of course, there are many factors that come into play in every election, but there’s no getting around the fact that one of the biggest factors in some of these losses was the redistricting plan created by Joe Strauss and his team of RINOs. It’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that one of the purposes of the new redistricting map was to punish certain strong conservatives. It seems clear that the RINOs deliberately forced candidates like Wayne Christian and Gail Lowe into these new, artificial districts filled with people who don’t know them, and whose voting patterns would make it much more difficult for them to be re-elected.Â Here’s what Michael Quinn Sullivan said about the Wayne Christian loss:
“A dark spot on the night was the loss of State Rep. Wayne Christian. But even there, the Straus team had to radically re-draw Christian’s district and spend heavily from the Austin lobby.”
The good news is that most conservative Republicans won their primaries and that several Straus supporters went down to defeat, including three of his closest cronies (Vicki Truitt, Rob Eissler, and Mike Hamilton). In addition, two more of Straus’s pals (Chuck Hopson and Sid Miller) didn’t win their contests; they only managed to qualify for a runoff election on July 31st.Â Other contests resulted in runoffs, too.Â This means that there are still several opportunities for conservatives to make a difference when it comes to deciding who will represent us in November.
In fact, there’s no reason conservatives can’t be the deciding factor in every one of the upcoming runoff races. That’s because turnout will probably be very low.Â According to official government figures, only 1.4 million registered Republicans came out to vote in the primary on May 29th. That’s an 11% turnout.Â Numbers for runoff elections are usually even lower than that.Â One political expert is predicting that between 6% and 8% of GOP voters will come out on July 31st. Compare that to a general election, when about half of all registered voters generally come out to vote.
A low turnout is great news for committed conservatives.Â The lower the turnout, the more impact each vote has, which means that if we all take a little time out of our schedules and go to the polling place on July 31st, while most other voters are too apathetic to bother, we can dominate the runoff races, elect people who will stand for our principles, and send another strong message to Joe Straus and the RINOs in the Republican establishment.Â We can’t let up now; it’s imperative that we keep letting the GOP establishment know that we expect our elected leaders to fight for true conservative values, instead of going along to get along.Â It might take a while, but if we refuse to give up, eventually they’ll get the message.
On that note, Rep. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) has filed paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission declaring that he will mount a run for Speaker of the House, opposing Joe Straus.Â This is excellent news. It takes real courage to oppose a sitting Speaker, because there are consequences when you go up against the man who calls all the shots.Â Rep. Hughes has already proven that he’s not afraid to challenge the status quo. He vocally withdrew his support for Straus in 2010, after he received word that GOP members who didn’t support Straus would be punished by having their districts redrawn unfavorably.Â He never wavered even as he endured a firestorm of criticism after his announcement. Many lesser men would have apologized or said “my remarks were taken out of context.”Â Bryan Hughes is a true conservative with a lot of character, and he deserves our full support in his challenge to Straus.
Here are the runoff races to be decided on July 31st. I’ve marked candidates that I’m endorsing with an asterisk. (I’m not offering an endorsement in every race.)
Railroad Commissioner – Full Term: Christi Craddick vs Warren Chisum
Railroad Commissioner – Unexpired Term: Barry Smitherman vs Greg Parker
State Board of Education:
*Gail Spurlock vs Tincy Miller
*Tom MaynardÂ vs Rebecca Osborne
Supreme Court Justice, Place 4 – *John Devine vs David Medina
State Senator, District 25 *Donna Campbell vs Jeff Wentworth
*JD Sheffield vs Sid Miller
*Travis Clardy vs Chuck Hopson
*Jon Cole vs Jeff Leach HD
*Jim Landtroop vs Ken King HD
*Stephanie KlickÂ vs Kenneth Sapp
US Senate – *Ted Cruz vs David Dewhurst
District 14 – Randy Weber vs Felicia Harris
District 15 – Eddie ZamoraÂ vs Dale A. Brueggemann
District 25 – *Wes Riddle vs Roger Williams
District 34 – Adela Garza vs Jessica Puente Bradshaw
District 36 – *Steve StockmanÂ vs Stephen Takach
So make sure to vote on July 31st, and let’s do everything we can to support Bryan Hughes in his run for Speaker of the House.
…if you don’t want to be labeled racist or xenophobic.
I don’t know him, nor have ever read his work until yesterday. I’m sure he’s a nice enough fellow but I have a wee quibble with Roger at EagleForum.org.
The headline in question:
The headline(s) that could have been:
America is becoming non-American
Or more to the point
American Atrophy: The Insidious Effects of Globalism, Socialism and Illegal Immigration
While we’re at it, a few more:
A Country with No Borders Is Not a Country At All
Taxed, Borderless and Stupid Is No Way to Go through Life, Son.
Where’s Waldo? Washington? – The Loss of the American Ideology
Hey, I understand the need for a snappy title but by any accounting, the premise of the original headline isn’t even accurate, nor has it ever been. Without consulting any census, I think we can agree that America has never been 100% white. Even the original immigrants weren’t all white so to say “becoming non-white” implies America was once all white.
I think it closer to the truth to say that, given the current influx of immigrants and the current birthrates, American whites are on a course to minority status. To presume America is becoming non-white just invites political backlash. Such is the danger in the attempt to grab attention. In this case, the critique shouldn’t be unexpected or necessarily unwarranted, even if the critics are being a bit extreme.
So what’s the Point?
I worry less about the birthrate of any particular demographic and more about what is being taught about the American way of life. What does it matter if comparatively fewer whites are being born in America when what the people in the country are being taught isn’t truly American to begin with? One cannot deny that the Progressives have nearly succeeded in their conquest of academia and thus are educating the educators and future leaders alike. The basic tenets of our Constitution such as Natural Law, Property Rights and Personal Liberty are now being undermined. They are being subtly and overtly proclaimed as regressive when in fact the Progressive Agenda aims for a return to a more repressed society. It’s a simple as this:
Larger Government = Less Freedom,
Less Government = More Freedom
For those not keeping score, we are currently immersed in a “Larger Government” scenario with the trend set to expand ever more if left un-checked.
When I hear the Speaker of the House reply to a question about the constitutionality of a law with a smug and disdainful “Are you serious?” I find more than a little cause for alarm. Progressives in the media and academia are at the forefront of the attack on traditional American values, virtue and freedom. Any criticism of liberal policy is met with school-girlish shrieks of emotional caterwauling and the facts of fiscal insolvency and overreaching statism are tossed out like yesterdays aborted babies. Just another necessary casualty in the quest for faux-freedom: the freedom from conscience.
No, we are not becoming non-white. We are losing our American Identity through dis-use and atrophy. Over time the exercise of our freedom has been increasingly limited by tiny, incremental adjustments and a majority of people haven’t noticed. It’s a Generational Creep that you will be ridiculed for speaking up about because the alternative is too scary. Some would have the law be our “Linus’ Blanket,” to make us feel better about ourselves and offering an illusion of safety when true safety is a myth. It cannot be attained through the application of any law or regulation. Never mind that most any law passed to perform such safety measures will invariably be used as a revenue generator at best and at worse a power tool over individual freedom.
The effect of not teaching American Constitutional Principles and Generation Creep is never more evident than in the illegal immigration issue. How else can you explain the relatively miniscule federal reaction to and public tolerance of 30 million uninvited guests crossing our borders in an invasion of sheer numbers?
The greater issue as I see it is the influx of un-American Ideals as evidenced by too many sleepwalking voters in 2008 willing to take a handout from the government. It’s time to have a little pride in yourselves and realize the majority of our problems are caused by too much government and the only way to fix it is by decreasing the government’s involvement in our affairs.
Instead of worrying so much about how many non-white babies are being born, we should be fighting to teach those newborn Americans about the freedoms envisioned by our founders.
Blog note: Originally posted on 5-21-12.
A couple of news items pertaining to the Miller campaign:
“TEAParty911.com founder, Michael Kinzie, today announced his endorsement of Daniel Miller in his bid for the Texas House of Representatives in HD-21. Kinzie said of Miller, â€œDaniel Miller IS what Texas needs more of. Anyone who would tell his moderate opponent, Allan Ritter, to â€˜put up or shut upâ€™ about his record is my kind of politician.”
In other news, Allan Ritter renounced his agreement to participate in the TEA Party hosted May 15 debate.
So, I guess Ritter chose to shut up. What is he afraid of, a RINO hunter?
The obvious conclusion is that Rep. Ritter is ashamed of his voting record and will attempt to stand on rhetoric alone. Like his liberal
friends in Washington, and the RINO House Speaker Joe Straus, he underestimates the fervor of the new TEA Party brand of Conservative and the enthusiasm they bring to personal investigation, information gathering and sharing.
My friends, it’s crunch time. If you want to elect a true Constitutional Conservative to the Texas House to represent Orange and Jefferson Counties, please pass this on to your friends. As far as war chests go, it doesn’t get more ‘David and Goliath’ than this, but we have the one thing our opponent’s campaign doesn’t.
A Proven Conservative.
On behalf of Daniel and the campaign team, Thanks for your help and support.
Daniel’s recent endorsements include:
Apostle Claver – Founder of Raging Elephants. org, StampedeTX2012.com
and Constitutional Conservative activist,
Cathie Adams – Former state Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas
and current Texas Eagle Forum president
Blog note: Originally posted on 5-11-12.
Jefferson County, Texas is turning conservative and it shows in the new crop of candidates vying for positions in the JCRP.
Good on ya.
Daniel Miller, candidate for TX State Rep. D21, speaks at Jefferson County, TX Republican Party Convention:
The Republican Primary is May 29. Early voting starts May 14.
I think the choice is clear.
Turn and fight.
Please visit http://texansformiller.com to donate time or contribute to the campaign.
Let’s take back Texas from the RINO’s!
Blog note: Originally posted on 4-25-12.
A great champion of conservatism.