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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.

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

Alice Linahan

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

Date posted: December 29, 2012

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

Date posted: December 27, 2012

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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Betrayal~ When it feels better to betray than to serve.

Date posted: December 20, 2012

I have been thinking a lot about our Conservative State Representatives who have chosen not to fight the good fight in the Speaker of the House Race. I just keep thinking why, why can you not stand strong. The answer ~ weakness and pride. 

Photo courtesy of ABC news.

Think about this analogy. When a spouse cheats on their wife or their husband many times it is because they are weak. The vow they took in marriage doesn’t feel as good as time spent with the mistress. It is about them, not about the family. It is about them and not what the consequences are. Not only to the spouse they took a vow to but to the children, the grandparents the whole family structure. It truly is about flesh and not about the vow they took, not only to their spouse but with God. Many times in an affair the one who is cheating is behind the scenes justifying what feels good in their mind while working hard to keep up the appearance of the perfect family, but in the end flesh takes hold and truth and reality are exposed. The family breaks up, the vow is broken.  The family is harmed for generations.

I have had the opportunity to speak with a Conservative State Rep.  who has chosen to not stand strong and to support moderate Speaker Joe Straus.  It is with great sadness that I report that based on what he told us, I believe it is about what feels good, not about the vow to serve the people. What is happening right now on the Republican side of the aisle is that the moderates are the ruling class and they use weak Conservatives  to their advantage.

As was reported in Agenda Wise, the ruling class has pushed these weak Conservatives to the front of the conservative line in Austin.

“This is a standard establishment move. The GOP establishment can’t choose conservatives, but they can give their favorites special access to information and the “kid-gloves” treatment, effectively making them the go-to conservative front-bencher. The establishment will cultivate an image of this conservative as reasonable, professional, and competent. The main qualification for a conservative to receive the establishment’s golden treatment is reliable weakness.

(As an aside, the reverse is also true. To neutralize them, the establishment does everything they can to paint true threats as insane weirdoes. This is precisely the strategy employed for years against conservative warriors like Bill Zedler and Wayne Christian.)” 

I had to tell this Conservative State Rep. that it was not a threat or a personal attack but that I would do everything in my power to remove him from office in the primary even though he has an incredibly strong conservative record and stands as a strong Christian voice. Based on what he told those of us who were there he had decided after the last Speakers race he was not willing to stand strong again and so instead of standing down he decided to do just the opposite of what Billy Graham says…. “Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” This Texas State Rep.  choose to convince other Conservatives that the fight was not worth fighting, he has chosen power over conviction, the system over fixing the system.

“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 a weak Conservative ~ 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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Speaker Joe Straus Won’t Cap Spending ~ Do you Trust Moderates?

Date posted: December 19, 2012

Speaker Joe Straus

Please take a look at this important issue facing Texas. 

From Michael Quinn Sullivan at Empower Texans…. Be Sure and click over and read about more important issues that Texans must prepare for the start of the legislative session – just 20 days from now!

Spending Limits

Legislation filed in advance of the 2013 session would strictly limit spending to the sum of population growth and inflation. Voters and taxpayers across the political spectrum have long supported this stronger limit on government.

Current law lets legislators set their own limit, and predictably they go with a non-limit: the projected growth in personal income. Just last month the Legislative Budget Board adopted the spending limit for the new budget — again exceeding the sum of population and inflation.

State Rep. Phil King of Weatherford, one of our Taxpayer Champions from 2011, has proposed legislation to fix that. He says that “it is very important that we implement a conservative spending cap to ensure that even in the good times, Texas does not become irresponsible with its taxpayers’ dollars.” 
 
Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst are on record supporting a stronger state spending limit; Speaker Joe Straus is not. 

 

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.

Women On The Wall.org

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Seek the Truth~
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Protect Our Nation for Future Generations
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