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Your Voices Should Count ~ #SpeakerShowdown is underway in the #Txlege

Date posted: December 31, 2012

By Ray Myers

 Texas House Speaker Showdown
Our elected officials at the state level are discounting your voice. They only listen to you at election time when they need your vote. It is time for that to change.
Make your voice heard by contacting your State Representative and voicing  your opinion about the upcoming Speaker of the House election in Austin.
 
On January 8, your State Rep will cast the most important vote during the entire legislative session. The election of the Speaker of the House will set the agenda for the legislature. The Speaker and his committee selections will determine what legislation passes or fails. This includes the state’s budget, school finance, transportation, immigration, health and human services, and natural resources.
 
We need a Speaker who reflects the core values of Texans. Let’s keep Texas strong by electing a strong Speaker. Tell your State Representative to vote for David Simpson for Speaker.
 
A Great new site has just been launched to make it very easy to find out who your State Rep. is and how to contact them.  Click here see the report-then email or call your State Rep. 

Speaker Joe Straus

To reinforce the message that electing a significant margin of conservative House representatives signals voter expectations of conservative House leadership, WomenOnTheWall.org has released Texas Speaker Showdown II – WE’RE BACK! video follow-up to the 2010 Speaker Showdown theme. “Conservative House Speaker Or Your Seat.”

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Click here to do just that. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

Alice Linahan

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Texas Conservative State Reps. ~ Stand up straight and accept the burden.

Date posted: December 30, 2012

As I was reading this article by Dr. Jack Wheeler “You Have Two Years to Live” – An Open Letter to the Incoming Republican House Members of the 113th Congress -Hat Tip to the Lone Star Tea Party for posting Dr. Wheeler’s article

Dr. Jack Wheeler, Trevor LoudonI was struck by this call to action to the US House by Wheeler.

You must understand that America now has a government run by gangsters – by crooks, thieves, looters, and thugs who will be utterly ruthless in ruining you if you try to be in their way. Putin’s Russia, Chavez’s Venezuela, has come to America.

So if you don’t have the courage to band together and stand up to them, quit now. They can’t spend money you don’t give them. They will do whatever it takes, legal or illegal, to force you to give it to them.

If you can’t say No to raising the debt ceiling, if you can’t Defund Obamacare and the EPA and Obama’s Executive Orders, if you can’t refuse to appropriate money for more Food Stamps and Obama’s crony capitalist subsidies, quit now.

But if you can say No, if you can Defund, then you will be heroes to at least half of America, the half that stands for honesty, decency, and protecting our children’s future. Make us proud or be gone. This is your chance to be heroes – or to be schmucks. Make these next two years the time you live up to the character and courage of America’s Founders.

Right now, history has chosen you to be America’s only hope to avoid her falling into destitution and tyranny. Live up to it. It will take more courage than you ever thought it possible for you to have. Reach inside for the best within you. America’s future depends on it. The weight of history is on your shoulders. Stand up straight and accept the burden.

The Opposition to Joe Straus Grows and Some Republicans are Caught~Through out history time and again there have been men and women called for a greater purpose. Those who understand that and answer the call have been remembered for their greatness. I wrote an article last week called Betrayal~ When it feels better to betray than to serve. I was trying to figure out why some of our great Conservative legislators have said they are voting for Joe Straus as Speaker of the house. I believe there are some Conservative men and women who are Texas State Representatives who have not realized they have been called to greatness. They have been called to Stand up straight and accept the burden. 

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” Quote by: Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
Source: Attributed. 58 BC, Speech in the Roman Senate 

If you are a Conservative Texas State Rep. I highly recommend that you read this article. 

Texas conservative responsibility before deciding who to vote for as Speaker of the Texas House. 

Conservatives must stand strong in the race for Speaker of the Texas HouseI wake up everyday ready to fight the good fight for my children because they are the future of this nation. That is exactly what we are fighting for.  The future of this nation. If I do not do what I can to take out weak Conservatives who have become a tool for evil than I am not doing my job as a Mom to protect them and their future.

I pray that these weak Conservatives will see the light and leave the darkness in the halls of the Texas Capital. I also have faith, faith in knowing the end of the story. Just as my children’s favorite Veggie Tails song says…… “God is Bigger the the Boogie Man”.

To all of those Freshman Conservatives who have been put in office by “We The People” ~ “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” 

Do not listen to weak Conservatives ~ STAND! 

Speaker Joe Straus

To reinforce the message that electing a significant margin of conservative House representatives signals voter expectations of conservative House leadership, WomenOnTheWall.org has released Texas Speaker Showdown II – WE’RE BACK! video follow-up to the 2010 Speaker Showdown theme. “Conservative House Speaker Or Your Seat.”

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

Click Photo for more details.

Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

Alice Linahan

Follow @AliceLinahan on twitter and Facebook 

Voices Empower has partnered the Freedom Trailer Teams to Educate, Inspire and Motivate.

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We are having an effect~ Bud Kennedy did a Hit Piece on the Grassroots

Date posted: December 29, 2012

Well you know you are hitting the mark and making a difference when the liberal media does a hit piece on you. Today Bud Kennedy wrote a piece about the Texas Speaker Showdown between -described in his words-….

 

Conservative Responsibility in TexasJoe Straus ~” an old-line Republican from a blueblood Alamo Heights family and a proud supporter of the Bush family, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. 

and

David Simpson ~ “Rep. David Simpson of Longview, a Ron Paul libertarian-Republican and a Reformed Baptist seminary graduate, former church pastoral assistant and owner of a denominational publishing house.” Watch the video below and tell me if Rep. David Simpson is a so called crazy “Paulbot”. Which is what Bud Kennedy is trying to pin on him. 

I see a man who is an honest Constitutional Conservative. 

The above description is very interesting to me.
First let’s talk about this narrative Bud is working hard to push out.
 
 The Moderates are going to save this country. Really Bud?
 
Bush was leader of the big spending Republican Establishment, Mitt Romney lost to Obama and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison recently tried to push through an alternate amnesty bill to the dream act. All can be classified as moderates.
Now let’s talk about how we are going to save our state and our country. I worn you it is not going to be by electing moderates. It is going to be with hard work from you and me. Texans who are willing to get educated on the issues and not be afraid to stand tall even when it is not easy and even when we are being attacked by the media and the ruling class political establishment. (Actually that just emboldens me)
Let’s talk about what happened on the national level with the Presidential race. 
Just a little insight from on the ground in America during the Presidential election.
Texas National DelegatesThrough out the primary the battle on the ground was at the state caucus level. At every turn Romney stole the caucus from candidates like Rick Santorum by cutting deals with Ron Paul to eliminate Santorum who represented Conservatives. Then Romney had to eliminate the threat of Paul’s caucus ground game which put in place a large number of National Delegates. By the way the Ron Paul strategy is what Reagan did to get elected.  Next Romney tried to eliminate the Ron Paul folks with a committee rule change so that the presumptive nominee could pick which state delegates voted.
 
The Conservatives and Ron Paul folks fought back and stopped through a compromise of another rule change which caused a floor fight and the Romney folks basically just did not follow the Roberts Rules of Order and ran the show. That is exactly what it was, a lights camera action show for the viewing audience at home. Those of us who were there knew what happened. The GOP told the Conservatives and Ron Paul folks we are the powerful and we don’t need you. 
 
The result was Romney basically lost the base of the Republican Party which is what caused him to lose the election. 
 
I had a great kid say to me. We are doomed. 
 
Obama said to the American people ‘You DIDN’T BUILD THAT” and Romney told the Republican base “YOU DIDN’T BUILD THAT”.
 
 
The people are fighting back and the Opposition to Joe Straus is Growing and Some Republicans are Caught~ 
 
As our friend over at AgendaWise.com Weston Hicks states…. “The conservative movement in Texas is alive and well.”

The question is are all Conservatives ready and willing to fight the good fight to save Texas from the “Moderate Establishment” that is working hard to keep the status quo and take Texas down the road the rest of the country is heading? Weston goes on to say…

The speaker’s race is a principle manifestation of what makes Texas the fourth state not relegated to Obama’s America. For many reasons, the speaker race is stronger, and more necessary, than it was last session.

For one thing, Speaker Straus said long ago he wanted to be speaker for only three sessions. The next one would be his third. This means that he would spend zero political capital if he became so unpopular that he can’t be re-elected speaker next time. He has “yep, my three sessions are up” to fall back on. This will make him bold.

In short, a third Straus term would have the same dynamic as Obama’s scary second term, because Straus doesn’t have to be political anymore. Conservatives beware.

Next, Straus has removed cover for conservatives to vote for him. Remember the last speaker race? He danced his heart out to the fiscal and social conservative tune. Now Straus has turned the music off.

Straus is opposing the Governor and Lt. Governor on the issue of the Texas Budget Compact. Straus campaigned for new revenues without lifting a finger to find efficiency or waste in government. He’s gone public as a fiscal moderate.

Straus is also rumored to be telling social conservatives to save ink by not submitting any bills to make Texas less dangerous for its unborn. According to the Texas Tribune, Straus strongly implied this session’s important abortion legislation – the fetal pain bill – isn’t a priority. He’s gone public as a social moderate.

These things make a Straus vote even less defensible in-district. He has raised the price for House conservatives to vote for him.

But, as a matter of fact, the House isn’t the same as last time. It is better. Straus dynamics aside, the House has many more conviction conservatives. This makes the speaker race stronger this time.

Finally, if transparency and accountability are good things, running a speaker race, regardless of the outcome, is excellent for the state of Texas.

This is because normal order in politics is to have a small band of unapologetic bad guys in the legislature, a small band of unapologetic good guys in the legislature, and a huge ambiguous middle who are relatively unsorted.

The speaker’s race changes all of that. It basically provides Texans rankings for the entire House. Who has guts, and did they have it early, middle, or late?

And anyway, the original conservative movement took 30 years to win on the national level.

The reinvigorated Texas conservative movement will take nowhere near as long, but must possess the patience and resolve the original movement had, if it is to provide strength to America.

This type of resolve creates an Obi-Wan Kenobi effect. A battle loss is a win, because it serves to inform average citizens of what kind of reinforcements are needed. Losses become movement accounting and team-building.

Without bold, consistent moves like these, the movement operates in the dark.

Tired and cowardly conservatives who are out talking down the speaker’s race know not the forces they are playing with.

If they were to crush the speaker race, as they have already failed at doing, they would sink Texas squarely into Obama’s hopeless America with 46 other states. It would be left to three states, and none of them mighty Texas, to reignite hope for Americans who love America as founded.

It is our responsibility to cultivate the flame, not to lay down arms and walk willingly into Obama’s America.

Every conservative politician and activist first got involved to fix the system. The argument against the speaker race boils down to “leave the system alone”.

This isn’t good enough. Conservatives with a fighting spirit are ready for battle, and will benefit from their boldness. Conservatives who can’t stomach the fight should step aside for someone who understands where we are in time, and what is needed. 

Bud Kennedy continues on to say that WomenOnTheWall.org who is hosting the Speaker Showdown II in Austin is just trying to make money. The truth is we are not like the Soros funded left. We have to fight our own fights and pay our own way because we don’t have an agenda to get certain legislation passed and therefore don’t have to play nice with the ruling class in case they win. Our agenda is saving Texas. In order to put on an event, get Pat Caddell down to Texas, pay for the venue and train activist to follow their elected official in order to hold them accountable it costs money. That is why we are charging for the Dinner with Pat Caddell. Bud forgot to include in his article that the staging area, social media command center and advocacy training is all Free to the public. He may want to come by actually  take a class and learn something, instead of helping the establishment drive a narrative. We are like David Simpson and are willing to work with anyone who is willing to be honest, put the issues on the table and have a good debate. That is the Texas way.  Character and honesty matters and Straus has proved time and again those are not his strong suits.  

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

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It’s All About More Money ~ Joe Straus and the Gambling Lobbies

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Please take the time to go read….

It’s All About More Money

Michael Quinn Sullivan has another great article out that explains the challenges many Texans have with Speaker of the House – Joe Straus.

Expect to hear lots of happy-talk about free money to fund bloated bureaucracies when the legislature meets. A big push for expanded gambling is coming, but it has nothing to do with free markets or keeping taxes low. It just means more money flowing from your wallet to state government.

Austin lobbyist Bill Miller told the Associated Press in an article today that lawmakers should use the push by school districts for more money as the excuse to hand out crony-based gambling licenses. “It’s an opportunity… A golden one, actually.”

Perhaps an opportunity for politically-connected moguls wanting state-enforced monopolies, and certainly for lobbyists helping them navigate the halls of the Capitol… But it will be a disaster for taxpayers.

Look at, literally, every state that has expanded gambling for the purposes of bringing in new revenues. The efforts have failed. From Oklahoma and Louisiana to Michigan and Illinois, New Jersey to Nevada, states with expanded gambling have worse budget woes than Texas. Much, much worse. 

The proposals coming down the pike have absolutely nothing to do with the free market, and everything to do with making sure friends of gambling investor Speaker Joe Straus and his family get rich off state-authorized and state-enforced monopolies. It’s cronyism at its worst.

Please take the time to read the full article here. 

 

As was featured in WomenOnTheWall.org’s latest video out ~ It’s unusual -even in Texas- to encounter a single piece of legislation that has the potential to put MILLIONS of dollars in the pocket of a top state leader. 

 

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

Alice Linahan

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Alice Linahan will be on the Wayne Richard Show~ Dec. 29th ~ Main Topic~ Speaker Showdown II

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I am honored and excited to be on the Wayne Richard radio show tomorrow at 2:15. Join us. It will be a great opportunity to find out what is happening on the ground with the race for Speaker of the Texas House.

 

Alice Linahan of Voices Empower will be on the Wayne Richard Show

The Wayne Richard Radio Show can be heard every Saturday afternoon in North Central Texas on KXFR 1190 or on-line at www.WayneRichardShow.com from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Central

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Tune in Saturday December 29th, when Wayne will visit with Alice Linahan, CEO and founder of Voices Empower.

The discussion will evolve around the upcoming Texas 83rd legislative session and her organizations influential efforts to elect State Representative David Simpson as the next Speaker of the Texas House.

The future political direction of Texas will be determined by the outcome of the Speakers race. Learn the facts and understand the issues; then ask your Representative how he/she is going to vote. The clock is ticking!

Wayne will also be interviewing John Griffling, frequent contributor to World Net Daily. John will be publicizing a major news story that broke just this week regarding the Texas CSCOPE issue. Exactly who is behind the effort to indoctrinate our children with socialist propaganda? When the dots are connected it all becomes alarmingly clear!

If you are ready to take a stand call your State Representative today  Here is a list of them. Tell them to vote for the most Conservative Candidate in the Race for Speaker; David Simpson and then join us in Austin Jan. 7th and 8th.

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Knowledge is Power and together we can make the difference!!

Alice Linahan

Follow @AliceLinahan on twitter and Facebook 

Voices Empower has partnered the Freedom Trailer Teams to Educate, Inspire and Motivate.

Women On The Wall.org

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