Texas is in the midst of controversy today. As our Attorney General Greg Abbott has just recently joined 14 states in challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare, Governor Perry is stubbornly refusing to re-convene the Texas Legislature (which meets only every other year) to invoke the Tenth Amendment and Nullify ObamaCare.
The Reason? It’s an election year, and candidates (including Perry) are prohibited from fundraising when the legislature is in session. As you can imagine, many of us are up in arms about it.
The Facebook Group Texan to Texan posted these two messages in the last few days. This first is from March 29th:
It’s official as of today:
With the Governor refusing to take action to call a special session of the legislature to formally nullify the disastrous legislation or to take SUBSTANTIVE protective action on behalf of Texans, or to take a stance on the matter, a delegation from each county will be selected to convene as allowed by the Texas Constitution, Article 1, Section 2 which states that the People of Texas have the right at all times to alter, reform or abolish their government.
We don’t need more legislation, we need leadership to enforce the Tenth Amendment which declares all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and to the people.
If our government will not take action, the people of Texas will.
Historically, the federal government has declared nullification illegal and has declared that federal law trumps state law, so we do not expect that the joint law suit which the Texas Atty. General joined, will be successful.
Christians (but not only Christians) are up in arms over federal funding of abortions, which causes them to be complicit in the murders; Texas is on a deficit trajectory and in fact, 12 billion dollars in stimulus money was used to balance the budget this year. We cannot bear these new mandates, which will destroy our competitive advantage and our economy.
The federal government has not only refused to protect our border, but has supplied incentives to illegals to cross into Texas and the federal government is planning to grant amnesty.
The federal government is altering our Republican form of government legislatively and without our consent. These are but a few of the reasons we must act.
IT IS NOW TIME TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO EXERT PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNOR AND TO RECONSIDER THEIR POSITION. Please call your reps immediately and inform them of our intent to convene. You can find them easily at:
And just in case you thought that was so much hot air, this one arrived this morning. And, no, None of this is an April Fool’s joke:
Since we learned there is a movement afoot to call for a convention of delegates to protect the sovereignty of Texas and nullify the oppressive and unconstitutional legislation that would destroy our form of government and our economy, citizens from these 13 counties have voiced their personal support for the endeavor:
Johnson, Brazoria, Gonzales, Rains, Ft. Bend, Jefferson, Hood, Hill, Dallas, Hunt, Navarro, Comal and Harris counties.
Some are calling for an Ordinance of Secession rather than Nullification.
If you are FOR taking this measure so that our Texas government will have authority from its people to rebuff the enforcement of these mandates, please send me your YES vote and state the county you reside in.
It will be necessary to enlist the aide of high-ranking officials in the Texas government in order to gain political legitimacy for this action and secure support at the county level. I will be taking the list of counties with me to a meeting with the Conservative Coalition on April 1st–and I hope we are able to persuade them to take a stand with the people. The names of individuals supporting this action will NOT be revealed.
It is still necessary to keep up the pressure on Governor Perry and our legislators:
Opinion Line: 1-800-252-9600
Direct Line: 1-512-463-2000
Find your rep at: http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/
If you are AGAINST this measure, please respond as well. If you are NOT sure, please discuss it with each other, Texan to Texan. This is a grassroots effort, just talking Texan to Texan about what we can and should do about our current situation. Thanks,
I’ve just replied to Theresa, so you can count Bexar County in as well.
Boy, THIS could get ugly fast. Continuing to gain steam as we watch — and you heard it here first.