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Republicans have a Primary Problem~

It is true.

Think about this for a moment. Weston Hicks stated in the article

Texas Conservative Responsibility ~ AgendaWise.com

“……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?” 

What is interesting about what has transpired on the ground as the speakers race unfoldeded is the the huge ambiguous middle has been exposed. With the networking and coordination of Tea Party/Grassroots/Conservative Republican/Conservative Libertarians the political establishment is going to be hearing from folks at home. Get ready for the primary because it is time to clean the Texas House! 

What I witnessed today during the rule amendment hearings was a mocking of the people through a coordinated effort of Straus his followers and the Democrats.

Here is what Texans want to see. Elected Representatives fighting for Texas- Win or lose stand up and expose the corruption in Politics. 

Here is an article from the New American discussing the Keep Texas Strong Speaker Showdown. The comment at the bottom of the article says it best. 

It is extremely disheartening to see the continuation of the “politics as usual”. With continued pressure from the citizens of Texas and of the United States of America, at some point in the future we may see a return to the Republic(s) as they were founded.

We may also see individuals in our legislature and in the US Congress who actually have the courage that our founder found within themselves. Here we have “fear” of losing power within our legislature, how truly sad this is when you consider the men who feared losing freedom over losing power in a legislative body.

We no longer have any representatives with the convictions and courage to stand for the individual rights of their countrymen. What we have is a powerful coffee clutch who are so fearful of losing their place amongst the powerful that they would continue to allow unprincipled individuals to dictate to them how things will be done. 

The argument is one that tries to defy the logic of our founding documents. Our founding documents created a country that was free of the fear of the powerful. Instead we have come full circle back to little dictators, all concerned that they will lose their place among the privileged.

I am tired of the games, I am amazed that so many of my fellow activists will not call out the cowards when we see them. Our Republic was set up to survive zealous, hot, emotional debates, sadly we no longer have them. 

Why is there such a fear? Have all our representatives forgotten that “We, The People” have your back? Find your courage, We, The People are no longer sleeping and we demand your loyalty. We will no longer sit back while you play games with our lives.

I hear Strauss is a betting man, is he really betting against the people of Texas? 

The Lawmaker Explorer is an interactive tool Now while the Texas Tribune is a left leaning organization they are amazing (well like the left is) with technology so if you want to know who is paying your State Reps way in Austin check this out. 

The Lawmaker Explorer is an interactive tool to help educate citizens on the degree to which legislators’ personal interests conflict with the public interest when passing bills and setting policy.

“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”  –  Samuel Adams  

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

Alice Linahan

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