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Conservative Alert! Make Your Voice Heard on the Next Speaker of the Texas House


Below is a copy of a letter that I sent out this week to 8 thousand GOP delegate households.

Texas Conservative Alert

Dear Fellow Conservative Texan,

While many of us are still devastated from our recent losses on the national political scene, it is extremely important that we refocus our attention and energy to what is going on in our own state. In November 2010, a conservative revolution began in Texas, which has continued through the 2012 primary, primary runoffs, and general election. And while the electorate has made its desires clear, key leaders in Austin have stifled our movement’s progress—none more so than Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus.

While Texans have continually selected the most conservative candidate in the primary and elected them to office in November, true conservative reforms of state government have been slowed or outright stopped by the decisions of Speaker Straus. It is time voters exercised their power to select a new Speaker—one who is committed to allowing the conservative values of our Representatives, and those of the people they represent, to be heard. Here are a few of the more troubling aspects of Speaker Straus’ record:

• Joe Straus, as a State Representative, has pro-abortion votes he refuses to explain. In 2007, Straus earned a 100% NARAL Pro-Choice Texas rating. He is still on record as supporting the existing abortion law Roe v. Wade.

• Joe Straus is on the record as stating that we can not “cut our way to prosperity,” which echoes the sentiments of Barack Obama nationally. Rick Perry and David Dewhurst have both signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a firm pledge to oppose any tax increases, while Straus has not.

 Joe Straus’ handling of redistricting has revealed a disdain for grassroots conservative legislators and voters. Leaked emails from his top level staff and key lieutenants illustrate a hostile stance against our movement and its leaders, who opted for the most conservative maps possible. Straus’ team openly mocked efforts to further our cause. (RedState.com has more details)

Rick Perry and David Dewhurst have come out and stood firm against implementing Obamacare on Texans. In fact, of the top 3 leaders in Texas, Joe Straus is the only leader one who is unwilling to oppose enacting Obamacare in Texas. When pressed, he said he had to bring all the stakeholders together and decide. Why is this a hard decision? Obamacare is harmful to the strength of our state and its economy—plain and simple.

As voters, we can—and rightfully should—inject ourselves in the selection of the next Speaker of the Texas House. Joe Straus originally came to power by forming a coalition of 65 Democrats and 11 Republicans. Conservatives can do better. We must put pressure on our State Representatives, and urge them to pursue of a better steward of our conservative principles in the Texas Legislature.

I ask that you call and email your state representative. Let them know where you, the grassroots, stand on this pivotal issue. Our elected officials need to know that we stand behind them—and that when their term is up, they can count on our support.

Thank you for your time and consideration,

Alice Linahan

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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One Response to “Conservative Alert! Make Your Voice Heard on the Next Speaker of the Texas House”

  1. Natalie Says:

    Alice, You are amazing!

    Thanks for spreading truth and knowledge throughout Texas and thank God we have people like you to help keep our state strong.

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