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Make Calls NOW~ Spending Up 26%! Texas Legislature Takes Wild Left Turn & Spends like there’s No Tomorrow

Date posted: May 24, 2013

Photo Courtesy of the Texas Tribune

Photo Courtesy of the Texas Tribune

Alert from: JoAnn Fleming, Chairman, TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee; Executive Director, Grassroots America

 
The news is bad – very bad. A majority in the Texas House and Senate (yes, a majority of Republicans) have gone on a wild spending spree! We have one last chance to stop it. Please help us kill HB 1025 and SB 1 to force a special session. We believe we can get a more conservative budget when all the focus is on spending.
The bad news – if HB 1025 (supplemental spending bill) and SB 1 (budget) pass, this happens:
 
·        The $1.8 billion in tax relief called for by the Governor is slashed because a majority of the legislature went on a spending spree. The Legislature includes about half of the Governor’s request (about $900 million) and wants to count $631 million in a one-time electrical ratepayer fee rebate for about 80% of Texans as a tax cut—which it isn’t.
 
·        The budget will exceed the state’s constitutional spending limit. They will bust the spending cap! The big spenders seek to circumvent the spending limit through SJR 1, the constitutional amendment to be approved by voters in November. They are changing the definition of “busting the cap” so they can say they didn’t…sounds just like Washington, DC!
 
·        Though they had more than $13 billion in new general revenue (GR) on hand for the 2014-15 budget, House & Senate budget appropriators did not include money in the budget for “pay as you go” highway funding or provide taxpayers with a meaningful tax cut. Instead, they spent it all and want to raid the Rainy Day Fund too!
 
·        The Legislature has decided to raid the state’s Economic Stabilization Fund (Rainy Day Fund) for almost $4 billion. The ESF was intended to protect against the pressure for a tax increase during an economic downturn. Instead, this budget uses the Rainy Day Fund to explode spending during a time of plenty, cutting the fund balance in half—from $8 billion to $4 billion. This leaves Texas vulnerable if the national economy continues to falter or we have a natural or manmade disaster.
 
·        The Legislature will appropriate approximately $106 billion in General Revenue and Rainy Day funds. This is an increase of $22 billion, or 26%, over last session! (This is a session to session, not a budget to budget, comparison.)
 
·        The total of all funds (including federal funds) in the new budget looks to be about $214 billion, an increase of about $38 billion, or 21%, over what was appropriated in 2011. (This is a session to session, not a budget to budget, comparison.)
 
·        This level of spending is proof most legislators are tone deaf (94% of 2012 Republican primary voters signaled they wanted spending cut). They willingly ignore the unstable national and global economies. This is a threat to a strong Texas and should be treated as an assault on liberty.
 
·        This spending repeats the mistake of the 79th TX Legislature (2005). After the 78th Legislature (2003) held the line on spending, the 79thLegislature went on a spending spree that led to the 2011 $15 billion budget shortfall. It could happen again. Are the big spenders setting the stage for gambling and/or and income tax next session?
 
·        This spending rejects principles of fiscal conservatism in exchange for a big-gov’t approach like those of the other big-five states: CA, NY, IL, FL.
 
·       This budget is a threat to the economic prosperity of Texas citizens, families, and communities. It is a threat to Texas – the best hope for enduring freedom in these United States.   
 
It is time for YOU to come to the aid of Texas! Call, e-mail, text, FaceBook, and Tweet your state representative as soon as possible! Melt the phone lines starting NOW and call all day! Call your representative’s district offices and Capitol office. Tell him/her you do not support the budget and you support a special session to get it right. Ask them to vote down HB 1025 & SB 1.  Be firm and employ the Golden Rule.  Yelling and cursing doesn’t make them hear you, in fact, it can have the opposite effect.
 
To find your state representative click here.
For good measure, call your state senator & declare you don’t support the budget, click here.
Call Governor Perry’s office & ask him to veto the budget if it passes!(512) 463-2000
 
Special thanks to Texas Public Policy Foundation for its help in putting together the numbers referenced above… 
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“Why Choose Ted Cruz Over David Dewhurst for U. S. Senate?”

Date posted: July 7, 2012

By Donna Garner

Photo Courtesy of Ramparts360 ~ The Dewhurst Record: A Litany of Stumbles, Fumbles and Interference

David Dewhurst is the Lt. Governor of Texas and is the chair of the Texas Senate.  He is running against Ted Cruz for the U. S. Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison.  

As the chair of the Texas Senate, David Dewhurst’s responsibility is to appoint the committee chairs and committee members of the Senate. By looking at the ratings of the people Dewhurst appointed during the 82nd Legislative Session, it is obvious that there was a deliberate attempt on his part to keep conservative bills from gaining momentum.  

The only conservative bills that were passed were done so “in spite” of David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus.  I addressed my concerns in my article dated 8.8.11 (republished on 4.27.12) entitled “Dilemma for Texas Voters” –

At the Texas Republican Convention in June, Dewhurst bragged about the conservative bills that he got passed into law. However, the real truth is that most of the conservative bills were bottled up in committee until the very last minute because Dewhurst hoped they would die.  

The anti-groping bill (SB 29) died because David Dewhurst adjourned the Senate early; the House refused to accept SB 29 as it was worded without there being a chance to negotiate the terms with the Senate.  

On the Sanctuary Cities bill (SB 9), the House passed it; but the Senate kept it bottled up in committee during the regular session. When it was finally voted in committee, the vote was 19-12 not to send it to the Senate floor for a vote.   

It was Gov. Perry who put Sanctuary Cities on the Special Session agenda, and the Senate passed SB 9 almost at the end of the Special Session. Unfortunately, the House did not allow SB 9/HB 9 out of the state affairs committee; and the Sanctuary Cities bill died.   

Bottom line:  Neither the anti-groping nor the Sanctuary Cities bills became law because David Dewhurst refused to exercise leadership on these two important issues. Dewhurst also made sure that the redistricting maps were deliberately drawn so as to oust conservative leaders (e.g., Gail Lowe from the Texas State Board of Education, Rep. Wayne Christian, Rep. Leo Berman, etc.).   

Dewhurst is a RINO (Republican in Name Only) or as theHouston Chronicle editorial board stated on 5.15.12, a”moderate”— not a “conservative” as Dewhurst likes to portray himself in his campaign ads.  

Recently major news sources have revealed that Dewhurst has taken campaign donations from a prominent Texas family who purchased and boarded horses for the Mexican drug cartel.  This led one savvy Texan to comment, “While there’s a lot of tainted campaign money flying around out there, I’ll bet this is the only tainted money (at least trackable tainted money) in any state campaign that can be tied to the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel that is responsible for beheadings.”  

David Dewhurst is a wealthy elitist millionaire whose personal life displays arrogance and a lack of principled values.  Dewhurst — if allowed to represent Texas in the Beltway — would quickly side with the left-leaning, gutless politicians who would refuse to repeal and replace ObamaCare.  

Ted Cruz is our choice for the U. S. Senate largely because he has been fighting for conservative, free-market principles all of his life.  He has a great legal mind and was the Texas Solicitor General from 2003 – 2008.  Cruz is now an appellate lawyer — a lawyer who argues to courts of appeals and helps ensure that U.S. law is properly applied.  He works for an international law firm that has 1,200 lawyers all over the world.  

In contrast, David Dewhurst is not an attorney but instead is a left-leaning politician. The Wall Street Journal has described him this way: “…as a statewide elected official for 15 years…his tenure has been consistently marked by being a conciliator, by sitting down with every Democrat in the room and cutting the baby in half.”   

Conservative all over this country believe that right now with all the pending lawsuits and executive orders filed by Obama and the Justice Department, we are going to need Ted Cruz and his judicial knowledge and experience to help divest our country of Obama’s leftist influence.  

These are some of the respected individuals (and organizations) who have endorsed Ted Cruz for the U. S. Senate:  

Cathie Adams (President of TX Eagle Forum) is very much against the Communist agenda, the U.N. and Agenda 2), and she has personally endorsed Ted Cruz.  Other notable endorsements are David Barton (founder of WallBuilders), Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family), Tim Lambert (founder Texas Home School Coalition), Kelly Shackelford (founder Liberty Institute), Michael Farris (Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Assn.), Senator Rand Paul, Judge Paul Pressler III, Young Conservatives of TX, Family Research Council, Concerned Women of America PAC & many more. (http://www.tedcruz.org/endorsements/ )  

To learn the facts that discredit David Dewhurst’s media ad regarding Ted Cruz v. China tires, please go to the following link:  http://www.tedcruz.org/dewhursts-china-lies-get-the-facts/  

Another recent issue that has arisen in the news involves Ted Cruz having accepted campaign donations from the gay billionaire who founded PayPal, but now it has come to light that for years David Dewhurst relied on a gay political consultant.  

Cruz has made it very clear where he stands on gay marriage: “I strongly support traditional marriage between one man and one woman.”  

Dee Dee Rowland commented today about the meeting held last night in Willis, Texas, by the Montgomery County Eagle Forum (MCEF) of Candidates.  Approximately 250 people were in attendance to hear U. S. Senatorial candidates Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst share their ideas. As usual, David Dewhurst did not show up; but Ted Cruz did:  

Dewhurst, as usual, sent a surrogate former Senator Mark Richards who was well received by the audience.  He profusely proclaimed his love of Dewhurst, replayed his own career for the reminiscence of the audience and then made excuses why Dewhurst was not there.  Apparently, Dewhurst’s business requires all of his time and he is too busy to travel around the State.   It is unknown who will be his surrogate should he be elected to the Senate.  

Ted Cruz on the other hand brought his message to the eager audience of the MCEF and drew applause after applause for his position and ideas for solving illegal immigration.  Ted highlighted his career of protecting the sovereignty of Texas and the United States. He reiterated his strong vow to keep fighting for our sovereignty from any source that tries to take it away.  Ted received loud applause from the audience for showing his strength and resolve in these critical issues.  

Ted addressed immigration in detail, the economy and Obama Care. Ted was very clear that security of this country is based on our border security. Border security effectiveness requires a secure fence, tripling of the number of border patrol agents on the ground, the use of drones and boats.  Again, he drew a hearty round of applause.   

Ted’s position on ObamaCare is that he will fight to repeal it from his first day in the Senate.  He has the skill set needed to do just that.  

People who came not knowing Ted walked away knowing Ted Cruz and what he will do in the Senate.  His style is very open, honest, natural and unpretentious; just like he is.  

Here are links to informative articles and websites that give in-depth information about Ted Cruz: http://www.tedcruz.org/home/

 http://www.texastribune.org/texas-people/ted-cruz/about/

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz

 http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/05/29/ted-cruz-interview-on-obama-gop-and-big-business/?mod=google_news_blog

 DAVID DEWHURST 

 Many people who actually work with David Dewhurst in the Texas Legislature do not like him and have made the following comments as reported by the media: “People hold him in no regard. Not high. Not low. No regard…He’s never shown himself to be knowledgeable…He’s just inept…He’s weird…He’s aloof and off-putting…He is stiff and joyless…He’s a fake.”

 PERSONAL LIFE

David Dewhurst went to Lamar High in Houston, attended the U. of Arizona, and went into the Air Force for a brief time in 1971.  He then started working for the CIA in Bolivia during a coup operation.  

When Dewhurst quit the CIA and came back to Texas, he established his oil and gas company (Falcon Seaboard) during the big energy surge in Texas. This helped him to be able to borrow enough money to build several power plants, buy a 42,723-acre ranch near Sonora, a 3,000- acre ranch in Colorado, another ranch in Nebraska, and a ranch in Fredericksburg where Dewhurst breeds quarter horses and cattle.  

In 1995 David married a model — a “trophy wife” named Tammy Jo Hopkins  — who was 18 years younger than he was.  She had been Miss Teen USA and spent money loosely.  David and Tammy’s credit card bills were said to have reached $50,000 each month; and the elitist couple bought a 13,000 square-foot mansion in the River Oaks section of  Houston, a condo in Santa Fe, and an elaborate house in Pemberton Heights in Austin.  

With all that wealth came alcohol problems; and in 1999, while Tammy was driving her new Mercedes, she crossed the center stripe, hit an elderly couple, was charged with driving while intoxicated, was fined $1,200, served one year of probation doing community service, and filed for divorce from David Dewhurst.  

In Feb. 2009, Dewhurst announced that he planned to marry former Tex. State Senator Teel Bivins’ ex-wife, Patricia Hamilton “Tricia” Bivins.  

Later in the same year (Oct. 2009), Teel Bivins died at age 61 of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  He had been diagnosed with the disease in 2004 while he was the Ambassador to Sweden, appointed by President George W. Bush. 

[When Sen. Teel Bivins became the Ambassador, Kel Seliger took Bivins’ place in the Senate.]

Tricia and Teel had one child, Carolyn, who was close to five years of age when David Dewhurst and Tricia married. 

The order of events seems to have been — Dewhurst divorced his first wife; Tricia divorced Teel Bivins; Tricia married Dewhurst; four month later, Teel Bivins died.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

During the 1990’s, David Dewhurst gave half a million dollars to the Republican Party and to GOP candidates who responded in kind to support him in his race in 1997 when he ran for the General Land Commissioner.  Dewhurst spent $4 Million of his own money to win the race.

In 2000 while at the General Land Office, he had a public feud with Republican Comptroller Carol Keeton Rylander in which she said he owed the state $1 Million in taxes for luxury items that he had imported from other countries.  

All sorts of rumors abounded while Dewhurst was at the General Land Office — some even questioning his sexual identity even though he was seen with “young, leggy, blonde women.” 

Then in the elections of 2002, David Dewhurst (Republican) ran against John Sharp (Democrat) for the Lt. Governor’s seat.  Dewhurst won this election because of having “bought” the race for himself out of his $200 Million in personal wealth.    

John Sharp had served in the Texas House, the Texas Senate, the Texas Railroad Commission, and as Comptroller.  Dewhurst had only served a few years in the General Land Office.  

In that campaign Dewhurst ran a four-page spread and featured a photo of himself dressed as a soldier, standing in front of the American flag. One glitch: Dewhurst was dressed in a German general’s uniform.  

Many well-known Republicans and state-wide interest groups endorsed Democrat John Sharp because they said they knew and trusted him and did not feel the same about Dewhurst. These were Nolan Ryan, Sen. John Carona, the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Realtors, Independent Bankers Association, Texas Civil Justice League, Farm Bureau, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.  

Dewhurst’s limited endorsements included Texans for Lawsuit Reform and the Texas Restaurant Association PAC, but Dewhurst relied upon his vast millions to “buy” the Lieutenant Governor’s seat for himself. 

Years later, will David Dewhurst be able to “buy” the U. S. Senate seat for himself in the same way that he has used his own personal millions to “buy” his General Land Commissioner and Lt. Gov. seats? 

 This time it looks as if Dewhurst’s personal fortune may not be enough to offset the huge outpouring of support for Ted Cruz.   

Dewhurst’s millions were not able to generate the votes to boost him above 50% in the primary elections, and he and Ted Cruz are locked in a run-off that will be decided on July 31, 2012.  

Early voting is from July 23 – July 27.  My husband and I always vote early so that if we die before election day, our ballots will already be counted. You may feel the same.  

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RESOURCES ABOUT DAVID DEWHURST THAT WERE USED IN THIS REPORT

http://www.chron.com/life/article/Lt-Gov-Dewhurst-plans-to-wed-Houston-lawyer-1743656.php

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2009/10/26/teel_bivins_former_ambassador.html

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/mobile/David_Dewhurst_weds_Houston_lawyer

http://www.texasobserver.org/archives/item/13719-1107-david-dewhurst%E2%80%94the-unlikeliest-(and-oddest)-candidate-

http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/2003_3618646/bivins-picked-to-head-finance-committee-dewhurst-n.html

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/politics/entries/2011/10/13/_ted_cruz_today_said.html

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/texas_legislature/article/Legislative-notebook-951634.php

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Ted Cruz ~vs~ David Dewhurst: Watch Friday Night’s Debate

Date posted: June 22, 2012

Watch Friday Night’s Debate

Tonight, Friday June 22nd, at 8PM CT, proven conservative Ted Cruz will take on moderate establishment David Dewhurst in the KERA debate. We hope you will watch online or tune in on your local station below!

TV
Statewide – CSPAN 8PM CT
Amarillo – KACV (OTA channel 2.1)
Amarillo – KCIT (OTA channel 14.1)
Amarillo – KFDA (OTA channel 10.2) – 6/23 at 7pm
Austin – KAKW (OTA channel 62.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
Austin – KLRU (OTA channel 18.1)
Austin – KTBC (OTA channel 7.1)
Beaumont – KBTV (OTA channel 40.1) – 6/23 at 5pm
Bryan/College Station – KAMU (OTA channel 12.1)
Bryan/College Station – KYLE (OTA channel 28.1)
Corpus Christi – KEDT (OTA channel 16.1)
Corpus Christi – KDF (OTA channel 47.1)
Dallas/Fort Worth – KERA (OTA channel 13.1)
Dallas/Fort Worth – KUVN (OTA channel 23.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
El Paso – KCOS (OTA channel 13.1) – 7pm MDT
El Paso – KINT (OTA channel 26.1) – 6/23 at 10am MDT [in Spanish]
El Paso – KVIA (OTA channel 7.3) – 7pm MDT
Harlingen – KMBH (OTA channel 38.1)
Houston – KTRK (OTA channel 13.2)
Houston – KUHT (OTA channel 8.1)
Houston – KXLN (OTA channel 45.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
Laredo – KLDO (OTA channel 27.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
Lubbock – KTTZ (OTA channel 5.1)
Lubbock – KMYL (OTA channel 14.1)
McAllen – KRGV (OTA channel 5.3)
Odessa/Midland – KPBT (OTA channel 36.1)
Odessa/Midland – KUPB (OTA channel 18.1) – 6/24 at 7am [in Spanish]
San Angelo – KLDO (OTA channel 31.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
San Antonio – KLRN (OTA channel 9.1) – 6/22 at 9pm
San Antonio – KWEX (OTA channel 41.1) – 6/23 at 10am [in Spanish]
San Antonio – WOAI (OTA channel 4.1) – 6/23 at 2pm
Tyler/Longview – KYTX (OTA channel 19.1) – 6/24 at 10:30am
Victoria – KMOL (OTA channel 17.2)
Waco/Temple/Killeen – KCEN (OTA channel 6.3)
Waco/Temple/Killeen – KNCT (OTA channel 46.1)
Waco/Temple/Killeen – KWKT (OTA channel 44.1)
Waco/Temple/Killeen – KXXV (OTA channel 25.3)

Radio
Bryan/College Station – WTAW (1620 AM)
Dallas/Fort Worth – KERA (90.1 FM)
Dallas/Fort Worth – KLIF (93.3 HD2 FM)
Dallas/Fort Worth – WBAP (820 AM and 96.7 FM)
Glen Rose/Granbury – KTRL (90.5 FM)
Greenville/Commerce – KETR (88.9 FM)
Houston – KSEV (700 AM)
Lubbock – KJAK (92.7 FM)
Lubbock – KJTV (950 AM)
Palestine – KNET (95.7 FM and 1450 AM)
San Antonio – KLUP (930 AM)
San Antonio – KSTX (89.1 FM)
Stephenville – KTRL (90.5 FM)
Terrell – KPYK (1570 AM)
Texarkana – KCAR (1350 AM)
Texarkana – KPGG (103.9 FM)
Waco – KWTX (1230 AM)

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Cruz: Obama Amnesty Decision Cravenly Political, Lawless

Date posted: June 15, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Breitbart

KERRVILLE—Ted Cruz (R-Texas), conservative candidate for U.S. Senate, made the following statement today regarding President Obama’s new amnesty policy:

“The Constitution places on the President the solemn responsibility to ‘take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.’ President Obama has repeatedly defied the Constitution and flouted the rule of law. His latest decision to refuse to enforce our immigration laws is cravenly political, lawless, and wrong.

“We have a crisis in illegal immigration, and the federal government must get serious about securing our borders; this latest Obama policy is nothing more than an attempt to enact back-door amnesty, and I categorically oppose amnesty.”

 

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Who pulls the strings of “Establishment Republicans” in Texas like David Dewhurst?

Date posted: May 21, 2012

It is called Crony Capitalism and it is a National Security Threat to America.

Texas Leadership Fails to Get the Job Done

Many of you who have heard me speak tell the story of the awesome work by a Tea Party Leader out of Tyler, Texas JoAnn Fleming. Ms. Fleming sent out an e-mail with a link to the speech Gov. Perry gave on the border back in 2001. Many believe that was one of the catalysts that brought down Gov. Perry’s run for President. 

I have said it many times, Gov. Perry is liked outside of Texas more than he is inside of Texas. Why is that you might ask. It is all about the largest Republican donors who pull the strings in Texas. 

Here is an example of what I mean.

Rick Perry’s pro-immigration Texas base

POLITICO’s Ken Vogel passes along an email sent by Perry contributor Norman Adams that contained a separate email from Steve Hotze, also a Perry bundler based in Texas. Both emails make donor solicitations that underscore Perry’s position helping to kill a bill similar to the Arizona immigration legislation, for instance.

You might be asking what was it in the speech back in 2001 that got Texans upset. Here are a couple of excerpts.

“The Rio Grande does not separate two nations, it joins two peoples. Mexico and the United States have a shared history, and a common future. And it is along this border where we will either fail or succeed in addressing the education, health care and transportation needs of our two peoples.”

“President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it.”   
In Texas, we recently placed a strong emphasis on preventative care when we expanded access to Medicaid for more low-income children by making the Medicaid enrollment process simpler. We allocated an additional $4 billion to the Medicaid program, and more than $900 million to the Children’s Health Insurance ProgramI urged legislators to pass a telemedicine pilot program that will enable, through technology, a sick border resident of limited financial means to receive care from a specialist hundreds of miles away. But the effort to combat disease and illness requires greater cooperative efforts between our two nations….. 
 
Legislation authored by border legislators Pat Haggerty and Eddie Lucio establishes an important study that will look at the feasibility of bi-national health insurance. This study recognizes that the Mexican and U.S. sides of the border compose one region, and we must address health care problems throughout that region. That’s why I am also excited that Texas Secretary of State Henry Cuellar is working on an initiative that could extend the benefits of telemedicine to individuals living on the Mexican side of the border.  
 
As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.” 
WHY is this a problem for Texans besides the fact that we do not have the funds to provide social services for Mexican citizens. ~ It is not only Hispanics who are coming into our State through our virtually open borders. This is a National Security Issue!! 

While border security is indeed a federal issue, the interior enforcement of the rule of law is very much a state matter. It is the constitutional responsibility of a state to protect the life, liberty, and property of its citizens and legal residents.” ~ JoAnn Fleming

It seems as though David Dewhurst and Gov. Perry have many of the same financial backers, so it is no surprise that Gov. Perry has come out so strongly in favor of David Dewhurst. But let’s take a look at what it is these financial backers have in common…….

Did you know that it was not only the Democrats who stopped the Texas Anti-Sanctuary Cities Legislation during the 82nd legislative session. That’s right it was Texas’ largest Republican donors and now we find that all the key players who Killed the Sanctuary Cities Bill in the 2011 session are backing David Dewhurst. 

Neal Jones of Hill Co Partners who lobbied against Sanctuary Cities Legislation in Texas is backing David Dewhurst. 

Charles Butt CEO of HEB and killer of Sanctuary Cities in Texas is backing David Dewhurst.

Bob Perry the home builder key player in supporting PAC that stopped the Sanctuary Cities Legislation is backing David Dewhurst.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear what Grassroots and Tea Party people think about the job David Dewhurst and the Texas Leadership have done. Watch this video and get the real story on the Texas Budget and the effect of illegal Immigration on our state.
JoAnn Fleming, Chair – Advisory Committee to the TEA Party

Why should the sanctuary cities issue matter to you?  

1) Sanctuary cities can harbor illegals that represent a national security threat.  Those who are a threat to this country naturally gravitate to places where they feel safest from the rule of law.

2) Sanctuary cities harbor people who are a threat to the lives of citizens and legal immigrants.  Too many law enforcement officers, citizens, and legal immigrants have lost their lives at the hands of illegals.  See the Remembrance Project  website: http://theremembranceproject.org/Sanctuary

3) Sanctuary cities are strong magnets for those who come here to exploit the social safety net for free health care and all manner of taxpayer-funded government hand-outs.  These sanctuaries are magnets for those who want to work under the radar, and they enable businesses that want to employ cheap labor.

4) Sanctuary cities allow Mexico and other foreign countries to exploit the United States and our lack of enforcement of the rule of law.

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