By Jonathan Tilove | Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:34 AM on Statesman.com
WSJ: To question, “Could Texas become a blue state?” Gov. Rick Perry “emits a hearty guffaw”
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.”
Gov. Perry was in D.C. Friday and Saturday. He met with Republican governors, most of whom – but not Perry – also attended the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, which included a Sunday night dinner at the White House. (Perry returned home Saturday.)
The Wall Street Journal interview with Perry noted that, “Many political pollsters and demographers predict the state could get wobbly sooner than many Republicans think, possibly going blue by as early as 2020.
“Gov. Perry rejects that notion with his own version of “Remember the Alamo.” Why?
“It’s because of freedom,” he says. “People in Texas truly aspire to freedom. They don’t want government coming in and telling them how much of this or how much of that.”
“At heart, he argues, there’s just something about Texas. “Democrats are about government getting bigger and bigger and government providing more and more,” he says. “Texans have never been for that, and Texans never will.”
Not so fast
Not everyone in the Texas GOP shares Perry’s sure confidence.
At Real Clear Politics, Scott Conroy visited Austin and reports that, “While the knee-jerk reaction among many Republicans would be to dismiss the idea that the state could be competitive in 2016 — just four years after Mitt Romney carried it by 16 points over President Obama — Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri is in no mood to sneer.
“In an interview with RCP, Munisteri said that he has long taken seriously the possibility that Texas could become a battleground as early as 2016, particularly if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic standard-bearer.
By Jonathan Tilove | Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 07:24 AM
Dallas Rep. says Texas must prove to the nation that the red mega-state can be governed not only conservatively but well.
Good morning Austin.
This is Rep. Dan Branch , R-Dallas, speaking at yesterday’s day-long Texas Conservative Roundtable Policymakers Conference at the Omni downtown.
“Michigan and Ohio were once great economic engines. If i were California I’d be very concerned about the direction of my state. I mean there’s a state that added congressional seats in every decennial census until this last time. Texas added four new congressional seats. No other state added four. No other state added three. Very few added two. We are the states that’s moving and therefore, as everyone pays attention to us, we beter be responsible with that and show that a conservative, red state, right-of-center state, can govern itself and can solve the issues of the day, the problems and challenges of the day.”
That set the tone for the conference, which began with opening remarks by House Speaker Joe Straus, who said conservatives must “recognize that a healthy business climate requires more than low taxes. The people of this state, young and old, urban and rural, want to know Texas will have the water, the roads and the workers that we will need in order to grow.”
There were panels on education, transportation, healthcare, the budget, water and energy. Branch, who chairs the House Higher Education Committee, and others on the education panel, recognized that Texas is a state in some peril.
Bill Hammond , president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. “Unless we get this issue we’re discussing right, unfortunately Dr. (Steve) Murdock (Rice University demographer) will be right. He’s predicted that by 2040, 30 percent of adult Texans will lack a high school diploma unless we do a beter job of of educating our young people. That’s third world country territory for Texas … Our best educated are old people like me and that’s not good for our future.”
Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock , R-Killeen, co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance. “Unless we turn around the black student, the brown student, the poor white student, our future workforce is dismal.”
Branch said that on education, water, roads and power, Texas had to rise to the occasion.
“If we don’t succeed people will say, OK, you had low taxation, you had light regulation, but you failed in the most fundamental areas of limited government, you didn’t invest in infrastructure, you had a massive influx of people – 1,200 a day – and you failed to secure your future.”
It was hard to know exactly what to make of the Texas Conservative Roundtable, which is only about a year old. The lead organizer of yesterday’s conference was Chuck Hahn of Southlake, a Texan of relatively recent vintage who served as chief of staff to California State Senate Republican leader, Dave Cogdill.
AgendaWise last year traced some of its funding indirectly to Straus.
The conference had its corporate sponsors: BP America, ANGA, Pioneer Natural Resources USA, AT&T Services, the Texas Farm Bureau, Wagner Oil, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Hayden Oil & Gas and Gategreen Partners.
From Straus, who opened the day, to critical legislators like Branch, who peopled its panels, to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst , who closed the day, it had heavyweight participation. But to call attendance light would be generous. Never more than 50 and sometimes fewer than 20.
“The whole point of this is not to have an agenda but to have a conversation,” said Dallas attorney Brigham McCown , a member of the TCR board.
But, almost as soon as it was formed, TCR issued a legislative scorecard for the last session and, after it develops an agenda for this session based on conversations like yesterday’s, it will do the same for this session.
Gromer Jeffers reports in The Dallas Morning News that Branch is considering running for attorney general if Greg Abbott decides to seek another office.
“It’s not a burp; it’s barely a fart.”
That’s how California Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed Gov. RIck Perry’s California radio ads inviting California businesses to relocate to the greener pastures of Texas. The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater reported that at media availability at a UPS distribution center Tuesday, Brown said the measly $24,000 radio ad buy, paid for by TexasOne, a public-private partnership, was too piddling to be taken seriously.
“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television. Then I’ll take them seriously,” said Brown.
Machine Gun Morgan
CNN host Piers Morgan, who backs an assault weapons ban, brought his show to a gun store in Katy, Texas, Monday night, where he tried firing a machine gun and interviewed Attorney General Greg Abbott , who, when asked why anyone would need such weaponry, answered: “The [Mexican] cartels and the drug dealers are crossing the border confronting ranchers on an ongoing basis in the state of Texas. They deserve, under the Second Amendment, to have the ability to meet force with force, which is what the Second Amendment guarantees. So these ranchers need to be able to protect themselves.”
On his Facebook page, Gov. Rick Perry , wrote that he and “all Texas law-abiding gun owners hope that Piers Morgan enjoyed Texas. He failed, however, to convince anyone that citizens should lose the ability to protect themselves and their families by having their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms taken from them.” [......]
Since I published my last column, “Radical Muslim University ‘UNISSA’ established in Amarillo, TX” it seems like I have awoke a hornet’s nest.
I am going to address both issues here.
The opinion on this column is wide spread, from people congratulating me to people calling me a racist and worse. Some liberal biased self declared ignorant obvious Democrats have even taken the time to sift through all of my columns hammering me with their radical Agenda.
Great, and have fun – unlike Democrats who believe everybody is entitled to an opinion, but only liberal biased opinions are allowed to be shared – I believe everybody is entitled to an opinion AND entitled to share it, otherwise we would have Obama’s dream – “A left wing dictated political correct Diversity invested Fascist rule”.
It is just like the Obama promoted civility – which is obviously a one way street. In the minds of a Liberal they are allowed to yak like a Chihuahua dog reserving “their” right to use violent rhetoric, i.e. Jimmy Hoffa Jr.’s recent verbal tirade against the Tea Party calling on union members to “take out those SOB’S” and the only response by the White House was “We are not the speech police”.
All the while they remind Conservatives to tame their tongue – This hypocrisy by the left is never ending.
Unfortunately the same fascism has already caught up to our so called “Media”.
I also used to publish my columns on this online Media site (Examiner.com) with the assumption that as a free columnist I am entitled to my own opinion and not controlled by the liberal biased influence.
I put a lot of effort and research into my columns before I post, and not like those professional media thugs, I don’t promote my idea, but rather put out possibilities and options, and let the readers make up their own mind.
All of this was good until I started criticizing a Muslim community center in Amarillo Texas.
Makes one wonder what Examiner has a review team for if a single person has the authority to do as he pleases. After inquiring several times the Examiner provided me with a ticket number and the information that they will contact me shortly.
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regarding racial, gender or ethnic background, or is otherwise objectionable;
I have not violated any of these items and yet my account remains suspended. I can only assume that Mr. Lloyd justified my suspension on the latter issues “disparaging statements or opinions regarding racial, gender or ethnic backgrounds”.
I did not make any disparaging statements in this column I only stated facts based on two days of online research.
Facts to my column and to UNISSA – Amarillo, TX
Jon Mark Beilue, a known left wing liberal columnist on Amarillo.com wrote an article with the usual byline of the self declared victims of Bigotry, including a heartfelt interview of Dr. Jaffar the founder of this “Community Center”. And Dr. Jaffar gladly used this platform to participate in finger pointing.
But there are many flaws in this article, the same flaws by which Examiner.com was wrong in its censorship.
Dr. Jaffar claims that this community center is, or will be built in memory of his mother who was a heartwarming amazing woman. I take your word for it Sir, I don’t know you nor do I know your family.
And I apologize should Mr. Jaffar feel I have disrespected his mother. Unlike those left wing liberal thugs I don’t attack other people’s parents nor do I attack people personally that I don’t even know.
But here is where the agreement ends.
Dr. Jaffar should know that he too is responsible for the entire outcry.
In times where Americans constantly face threats, insults, and provocation by radical Muslim “Community Center’s” he should have chosen a) The naming of his community center more wisely and b) Made the intention of it better known instead of playing the victim card afterwards.
He could have advertised it, for example, as “Community Center for disadvantaged youth in loving memory of my mother Unissa Khursheed” (just a thought). In this case I think the suspicion would have been minimal.
However, just a reminder from the past month:
August 17, 2011 – Detroit: Muslims denounce bill to ban ‘foreign Laws’ trying to install Sharia law in our society; August 30, 2011 – Right Side news: Senior Official in Egyptian Islamic Jihad announces worldwide conquest (Christians can practice their faith, but if they bother us they will be terminated); August 31, 2011 – Right Side news: Muslims lay out their demands for NYPD; Not to forget the already mentioned provocation in Katy, Texas and the Victory Mosque in NY (While Christian and Jewish clergy are prohibited at the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the Muezzin yells down on the people).
And so on and so forth, not a day goes by without a news media report of a Muslim community center appearing on liberal biased Media whining about the prejudices of the bad conservative Americans.
And at the same time they are trying to dismantle and undermine our society demanding Sharia Law be installed, openly fundraising for Hamas and Hezbollah Terrorists, (CAIR) and spewing hate by calling for the destruction of Israel and America (Christians and Jews). What is “peaceful” about this agenda???
Mr. Jaffar says in Amarillo.com: “It disappointed me,” said Jaffar. “She was a good lady, respected by everybody. I never imagined her name taken so out of context and maligned. It’s very disheartening. I expected something, but nothing like
I am sure Dr. Jaffar’s mother did not expect something like this. However, Dr. Jaffar should have expected it knowing the current situation in America. Like I said, don’t put the blame on us, check for yourself, and how you present things.
Mr. Jaffar appears to be an intelligent man and for a well educated person the current situation in America is not new. At this moment I have to take his word for it when he says this community center is being built in memory of his mother for youth sports activities.
However, I am still trying to figure how Dr. Jaffar’s “Interdenominational prayer hall” and tennis lessons are connected.
I will continue to have my guard up and watch? I like proof to back up words.
Repeating myself – As an intelligent and well educated man he should know that we have heard “It is only a community center,” but that’s not very comforting considering more and more Muslim community centers and their leaders are telling us we have to adjust to them and not vice versa.
Not to forget that 9/11 was planned in Muslim community centers.
He also claims he has Googled “Unissa” – well Dr. Jaffar should have googled it the way he wrote it on the banner “UNISSA”.
He is right, when typing it in lower letters his network of real estate business comes up, but writing it in capital letters, the way he published it, one gets nothing but cross-references to the radical Islam University.
And since any attempt to contact him in advance remained unanswered I had every reason to believe that this was either another “Radical Muslim university” or this was another Muslim infiltration cover.
In times like this where Muslims all over the world have made Christians the largest persecuted faith on the planet (according to OSCE Studies) and are constantly threatening our society in America, our constitution, and our Judeo-Christian heritage it is “Better to be safe than sorry” not disparaging statements or opinions regarding racial, gender or ethnic backgrounds” as Examiner.com claims, but rather vigilant for the survival of our society.
That is why Examiner.com was wrong in their censorship; more accurately said they proved that they are no better than all of the other liberal biased papers who only post what is politically correct.
I just wonder how much it would cost to change Mr. Lloyds mind. Since I was approved at first I wonder how much it took to silence me. Journalism is controversy and if one does not like it, don’t read it.
Unlike liberal democrats I have a backbone and stand tall to what I say, and everything I wrote was well researched and supported with facts.
***** Update ********** Update********** Update ********** Update *****
According to Chet Nichols, Husband of the Bowie County Clerk Natalie Nichols, Bowie County, TX District attorney’s office is wrapping the case up, but changing the modus operandi. Now they claim that Natalie Nichols was the one that left things out of theCommissioner Court meeting minutes.
Basically they have put the blame on her, which proves to me that the whole case is a set up to get Natalie out of office and replace her with an ACLU ducking democrat. See my column from yesterday on WordPress as well as on Amarillo Examiner.
***** Update ********** Update********** Update ********** Update *****
She is a loving mother and devoted wife, proud American, great patriot, and good Christian. And that is exactly the spirit Natalie Nichols, Bowie County, Texas clerk who faces not only loss of Job, but also Jail time and an insane amount of money in fines shows in an interview.
I sent her a few questions on her case, and once again she surprised me. Natalie is a true American. Instead of sadness, self-doubt, or fear of the uncertainty of her future she shows the typical fighting spirit of a true American, of a true Texan and still encourages others to stand up and fight and take a stand for everything dear to the American People and the American Character.
Natalie Nichols Interview is original.
Questionary to Natalie Nichols.
I first want to let you know that the Judge and the Court have changed their tune on the issue of the Prayer and Pledge. They voted to remove both on June 13th, but since then, they have gotten pressure and they have changed their agenda to now include the Prayer, a devotional, and a Pledge. I just wanted to make sure that you were aware of that. You don’t have to print that word for word, but I just wanted to throw that in there.
You are facing up to 6 months of jail time, $2,000 Dollars in fines, and the loss of your job for taking a stand for the “Pledge of Allegiance” and the opening prayer. Many brave men and women have given their life to defend those principles, how does that make you feel at the moment?
NN: Many brave men and women have given their lives to stand up for God and country and to give us the freedoms that we hold so dear in this country. It is for that reason that I had no choice but to stand up. Their sacrifice was so much greater than anything that I could ever give. To me, standing up on principle is part of being an American; I don’t know any different.
This entire case against you smells fishy, and the way it is being handled sounds to me more like a set-up. Let’s face it; you are the first fiscal conservative County clerk in Bowie County for 12 years. Do you believe this is revenge to get you out of office and re-install a Democrat as county clerk?
NN: Unfortunately the story playing out here is not unusual in local politics. A group of powerful people gets entrenched and after they’ve held onto that power for a number of years, they will fight dirty if anyone dares to challenge them. The intimidation and scare-tactics are meant to make average, every day citizens think twice about entering public office. It is politics as
usual, but only because we’ve allowed it for so long. The good ole boys will only behave that way until we stand up and demand better. I’ve been told, “That’s just politics.” Well not on my watch.
I looked at online posted County Commissioner Meeting documents and the Pledge as well as the invocation was always on it. Why do you think they waited until you were in Dallas on training to make this bold move to remove the Pledge and the invocation of the Commissioner Court meetings?
NN: I honestly think that it never occurred to them that I would speak up. The good ole boys are not used to someone calling them out on their actions and holding them accountable. I think that they simply thought they would make a bit of a power play with the County Clerk to put her in her place. They didn’t stop to think of the “unintended consequences” of messing with the
Prayer and the Pledge. We take those things very seriously in this country.
Has the County Sheriff’s office ever explained to you why they never questioned you about the case before turning it over to the
NN: I talked to someone with the Sheriff’s office today. They explained that they are making the recommendation to send it to the Grand Jury to remove the District Attorney and the Judge from the equation. It depends who you talk to. Some say that is true and some say it isn’t. I just have to trust that God has a plan and that regardless of the outcome, it will be part of His plan for me. The struggles we face in life seem like mountains at the time; but in the grand scheme of things they’re only speed bumps. They build character and make us stronger.
Judge Lacey, a self declared Conservative, officially admits that he does not put “Items” such as the Pledge and/or invocations on the Agenda out of “fear for the ACLU”. By taking away this authority from County clerks those RINO’s can bow before the radical ACLU mafia and avoid being sued.
Texas Law clearly gives the authority to add Minutes exclusive to the County Clerk. Do you think they are using you and your career as a pawn sacrifice to produce a case of creative precedence to take this authority away from the county clerk?
That way they could kill two birds with one stone: Fighting this all the way through to the Texas Supreme Court would be hard on you and your family. Maybe they are hoping to break your spirit and get you to resign before putting your family at risk which would pave the way in giving your office back to a Democrat?
NN: I have no doubt that the complaint filed against me is an attempt to intimidate me. Intimidation is the name of the game. If you’re worried that you will spend 6 months in jail and an insane amount of money trying to defend against that possibility, you will probably think twice about making your voice heard. At least that’s what the goal is. I’m not built that way. If I see wrong; I say it. If I hear wrong, I say it. Right is right and wrong is wrong and it doesn’t take holding an elected office to understand that basic premise. We teach it to our kids every day.
You are not the only fiscal conservative Patriot that is under attack these days. Governor Rick Perry faces a law suit for his call
for a national day of prayer for our battered nation. The Houston VA Cemetery is violating first amendment rights by prohibiting the use of God and Jesus in ceremonies. Just a few weeks ago Texans were trying to break the power of the TSA in Texas. Do you think that those partially open, and in your case, backdoor attacks are by design to break the conservative, patriotic Christian spirit of Texas?
NN: As Americans, our way of life is under attack. Our very belief system is being struck at from all angles and we can either sit by and let it happen or we can stand up and say, “Not on my watch.” I applaud Governor Perry for the prayer rallies he’s supporting. I was disgusted when I heard of the assault on the religion of the families of grieving Veterans in Houston. Political correctness has taken us down a path of supporting anything but American ideals. We don’t have to hide from who we are. America is beautiful. The people who have reached out to me just to offer a word of wisdom and encouragement and good old fashioned “We stand with you!” are examples to me of everything that is right in this world. More than anything, the outpouring of support for God and Country here locally and seeing so many Patriots stand up for our beliefs and ideals on the nationwide landscape has been an inspiration to me.
Natalie – this will be posted on Word press as well as on Amarillo Examiner and distributed all over the Internet all over the
country. If you could tell all my readers anything you wanted please feel free to do so. What can we do to help you and support you?
NN: When this issue first arose in my county, I saw it unfolding and I knew that there were risks involved in standing up. We’re human. It crosses our mind that when we take a stand, it might not be popular. We wonder if we’ll be the only one. We wonder, when we stand up, if it will really make a difference. And in that thirty second time frame, we come to a realization that some things are bigger than we are. The prayer and pledge are two of those things. One man with courage is a majority. I have not been alone. There are people all over the nation who have contacted me to say “We’re with you.” And it’s times like these when the words of our pledge ring so clear and so true. We are one nation under God. We are indivisible. We are Americans.
If you would like to help support me, I would simply ask that you stand up yourself, wherever you are. If you see an injustice taking place, understand that you are not alone, and be heard.
Thanks for your time in answering these questions and thank you for everything you do. God bless you, you are a great Patriot and role model.
© Tom Lehner: Natalie Nichols contributed to this interview via email. Her answers copy/paste and passed on in original. I
have not held anything back and the original answers are saved as .pdf file.
How does a Conservative County Clerk in Texarkana, Bowie County/East Texas end up facing jail, fines, and loss of job for defending respectively and adding the “Pledge of Allegiance” as minutes to the County meeting?
“I shall never surrender nor retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything
dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.”
(Excerpt from the Alamo Letter, William B. Travis,
Commandancy of the Alamo/Bexar, Fby. 24th 1836)
What wonderful words to read. Every time I visit the Alamo and read those words I get Goosebumps.
For 235 years the principles of “patriotism”, “Liberty”, “Justice” and everything dear to the American Character have been the backbone and fundamental spirit of this nation.
Men and Women in the U.S. Armed forces have sacrificed everything from family life to their greatest sacrifice, their lives to defend those principles. 185 men died at the Alamo defending the same.
But those times are apparently over.
Texarkana, Bowie County, East Texas – For 12 years the world in East Texas was, according to Judge Sterling Lacy, who identifies himself on his facebook page, a good conservative.
The county clerk was always a Democrat, so Judge Lacy, a spineless RINO, who admits he never added the “Pledge of Allegiance” and invocation to the minutes out of fear he could be “sued by organizations such as the ACLU” had nothing to worry about.
What a wonderful thought to know that our Judges have to be scared to be patriots and honor our fallen Heros because a radical left wing organization financed by Tax Dollars could use OUR tax contribution and sue them.
Isn’t America a wonderful country? What do we need foreign enemies for? We have the social terrorist in our own country and we even finance them with tax Dollars.
But in 2010 times changed in Bowie County; Natalie Nichols, a wonderful mother, wife, and fiscal conservative fought a successful election exactly on those patriot, constitutional, fiscal conservative principles and conquered the County Clerk’s office.
With enthusiasm she started her new calling serving the people of Bowie County, never leaving her patriotic principles out of sight. And as records show she always added the Pledge as well as the invocation.
However, on June 13, 2011 Judge Lacy decided, together with Precinct 4 commissioner Pat McCoy (another spineless RINO Conservative) to remove the Pledge from the minutes. Interestingly, is that they waited for this exact day on purpose.
On June 13, 2011County Clerk Nichols was in Dallas, Texas for training and could not attend the meeting.
On June 23, 2011when returning from training Nichols faced the Judge in the next court meeting where she said: “Over the years, many brave men and women have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their blood and their lives to protect this great nation that includes our most sacred flag. I will not dishonor their service or sacrifice. We shouldn’t be fighting to hide our allegiance to the flag; we should be fighting to proclaim it!”
On a County Commissioner Court meeting on July 11, 2011 things got out of hand when Lacy addressed the members of the court about the removal of the Pledge and Prayer from court documents claiming that the minutes were left out “the opening ceremony of devotional Prayer, and Pledge”.
Natalie Nichols immediately replied “that’s not true….the pledge and prayer are certainly there”. Judge Lacy immediately tried to silence here causing Nichols to exasperate “but you are lying.”
Nichols later on apologized for her outburst in court, but still stands to the principles. N.
Nichols also thanks the only lone member of the court who voted against the action saying “we all need to say a huge thank you to
Commissioner Addington for standing up for both God and Country and voting against it”.
Nevertheless, the county judge launched an investigation with Bowie County Sheriff James Prince against Nichols.
They never questioned her or gave her any chance to justify herself, 2 days after the investigation was launched sheriff Prince already turned the case over to the ADA.
Natalie Nichols became aware of the investigation against her through Texarkana Gazette. They did not even have the balls to tell her themselves.
Chet Nichols, Natalie’s husband told me on July 18, 2011that they are trying to wrap things up and address the Grand Jury onJuly 28, 2011.
Nichols, who by sec. 81.003 of Texas law, has the authority to record, amend, attest, and seal the minutes with the official county seal, says “they can sue me, remove me from office, but I will not remove the Pledge of Allegiance or the Prayer from the official recording of this court, when the action did in fact take place.”
And this is what you can do to help her and avoid injustice
Call the Bowie County DA’s office:
601 Main Street
Phone: (903) 735 – 4800
Call the Judge Lacy’s office and let him know what you think of him
710 James Bowie Drive, New Boston,
Phone: (903) 628 – 6718
Call your congressman and woman and let them know.
Governor Rick Perry’s office
Telephone Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Citizen’s Opinion Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers] :
Office of the Governor Main Switchboard :
Citizen’s Assistance Telecommunications Device If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),
call 711 to reach Relay
Office of the Governor Fax:
For email go to the Governors Website: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/
Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s office
Call by phone
Email contact form: http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact.php
Rep. Lavender, George
Room E2.716, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
2600 N. Robison, Ste.190
Natalie Contact: http://bowiecountyclerk.com
Judge Sterling Lacy contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyJudge.html
Commissioners contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/commissionersCourt.html
Sherriff Contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/sheriff.html
District Attorney contact: http://www.co.bowie.tx.us/ips/cms/districtcourt/districtAttorney.html
When Injustice Becomes Law – Resistance becomes Duty
Interview with Natalie is coming next
- Travvis letter on Scribd.com
- Bowie County Commissioner Court Minutes from April 2011
- Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy Facebook Page
- Red Flame Wire
- Natalie Nichols support and Action page
- sec. 81.003 Texas law:
Justice has been served.
Humberto Leal Garcia, Mexican National, who was convicted of the rape and murder of a 16 year old teenager in Texas, has been executed in Huntsville, Texason Thursday July 7th 2011 at 6.21 p.m. – PRAISE THE LORD.
According to Fox News his final words were not meant to apologize to the family left behind or any word of regret:
As a matter of fact his final words were a spit in the face of everybody present by screaming “Viva Mexico”, Fox News reports.
So far so good – Of course the left wing liberal biased media is now off their heads with this execution, especially since President Obama personally tried to call Governor Perry for leniency on behalf of this illegal Criminal.
At this moment I would like to thank Governor Rick Perry for rejecting this phone call.
It is bad enough that the President of the United Statesworries more about the well being of a criminal foreign national, a rapist and murderer of an innocent teenager, than the safety and security of his own country.
There is a lot of wrong information out there about the rights of foreign countries in criminal trials.
First – Of course every person of foreign nationality who is accused of a crime in the State ofTexas is entitled to contact his Home country.
But this is the way it works: He can either ask his lawyers to contact the consulate or ask prison guards to provide the proper phone numbers so he can call the embassy himself. Telephones are available in everyTexasCountyprison and Texas Prison Guards have those numbers and hand them out.
Second – The Government seems to have a problem in understanding the 10th Amendment of theUnited States and the State independency. Crimes are a State Issue and this was aTexas issue.
Third – We are notCalifornia who has some strange love affair with illegal criminals fromMexico. We inTexas have clear rules: You do the crime; you do the time, and then get the hell out ofTexas.
Fourth – The accused lived inTexas since he was two years old and he was aware of Texas Law. Nevertheless, every foreign national that comes into our country and especially in our state is bound to get informed what is allowed and what is not.
Murder and rape is a crime in every country in the world and the whole world knows that in Texaswe have either “Life in Prison without possibility of parole” or in extreme cases like this the “death penalty”.
You don’t like the sentence don’t commit the crime – it is as simple as that.
And last but not least, fifth – 1963 Vienna Convention of Consular Relations only clarifies the rules that apply to installed consular representation. As a matter of fact, Consulates are only to get involved
a) if humans rights of accused foreign nationals are violatet
b) International agreements of suspects of foreign countries are violated
c) And according to Article 5, (g) (i) to provide or organize proper legal representation for suspects and accused of foreign nationality.
(g) safeguarding the interests of nationals, both individuals and bodies corporate, of the sending States in cases of succession mortis causa in the territory of the receiving State, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State;
(i) subject to the practices and procedures obtaining in the receiving State, representing or arranging appropriate representation for nationals of the sending State before the tribunals and other authorities of the receiving State, for the purpose of obtaining, in accordance with the laws and regulations of the receiving State, provisional measures for the preservation of the rights and interests of these nationals, where, because of absence or any other reason, such nationals are unable at the proper time to assume the defence of their rights and interests;
And let’s be honest, illegal Mexicans inTexas, and there are more of them than Rattlesnakes, have a variety of legal Spanish speaking representation.
Cliff Herbert, District Attorney of Bexar County, said it very well in a fox news interview: The accused had the best of Legal representation possible. Legal representation normally only rich people can afford.
Justice has been served – Texas Justice
Don’t mess withTexas
- Fox News:
- UN Treaty: 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relation http://untreaty.un.org/ilc/texts/instruments/english/conventions/9_2_1963.pdf http://www.scribd.com/doc/59607102
Lately Christians in this country more and more have become used to being subject to discrimination, oppression, and slandering.
Just this past week Texas Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) had to take the heat because he dared to impose a “National Day of prayer for our beaten Nation on August 6th 2011”.
Critics immediately opposed that his call for a prayer was “too evangelical” as New York Times reports.
I have never heard Muslims call for prayer for our Nation, have you?
Christianity has always been a thorn in the flesh of radical left wing organizations such as the ACLU. Mostly because Christians strongly believe in moral values, the indefeasibility of traditional family, family values, and the right to live.
The latter especially was always a pain in the rear end for the ACLU because it contradicts their Agenda of Abortion.
But things have become worse since that radical Muslim-lover Obama joined the White House. On his very first inaugural tour he traveled to Egyptand declared publically that “The United States of America is no longer a Christian nation” bowing his head before Muslims.
He and his Czars have done everything in their power to promote Muslimization and allow Sharia Law to be installed all at the expense of Christianity in order to destroy it.
Christianity is the foundation of which our Foundation is built. Our founding fathers always had God in their minds and each and every declaration starts by mentioning “God”.
President Obama knows that Christianity as well as the Constitution (and both belong to each other as the fish to the water) is the foundation of everything Conservative Americans believe in.
In order to break our strength he has to take away what we love most – The CONSTITUTION AND OUR FAITH.
Doing so Obama plays a dangerous game with one of the most dangerous religions – Islam.
Obama really believes – if he helps Islamist’s to undermine our society and dismantle Christianity, and in the long run the spirit of the conservatives, he can then control Islam and build a socialist regime in America.
But that is going to back fire on him – because Muslims play Obama like an old piano. They know that as soon as we – the Christians – are destroyed, they will take over our Country and build a Muslim theocracy.
However, Obama in all of his radicalism and blindfolded naivety believing he will be able to control Muslims is not stupid at all.
He knows that by too much open force against Christianity he could produce a potential civil armed conflict. So, he does what Democrats always do best he uses indoctrination as a weapon.
It is quite contradicting that a radical organization like the ACLU who claims to fight for the separation of Church and State supports a radical Muslim faith that will never submit to Democracy and freedom of religion. On the contrary, Muslims are bound to impose a theocracy.
Michael Youssef founder of the Evangelical Church of the Apostles says in an interview with Christian Post: “Islam is a political and social ideology that will never submit to a secular form of government”.
While radical idiotic ACLU joined Forces with terrorist tied CAIR and keeps filing lawsuits against Christianity Obama positioned his Czars in all the important places to provide the proper indoctrination based on regulations for his advantage.
In this particular Case the FCC – Federal Communication Commission.
The best way to indoctrinate Americans is – TELEVISION. It is a fact that almost every American owns a TV, and though most people keep complaining about TV and the programs they keep watching.
In today’s world, kids spend more time in front of the TV than anywhere else. And though many parents really try to control what their children watch they are helpless when the Government uses the FCC issued TV regulations to indoctrinate socialism, muslimization, and other radical agenda’s through Children’s programs, and lately even through Christian Networks such as TBN (Trinity Broadcast Network).
With all of the cable networks leaving moral values by the wayside or surrendering to governmental and ACLU enforced political correctness the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has always been the stronghold for Christians and Christian programs.
But apparently “compromise” and “political correctness” has now infected them too.
Rick Warren, who is the pastor of Saddleback church in southern California, author of “Purpose Driven Life” and well known for swearing in Obama, has now become known for his desperate and radical attempt to introduce an interfaith program called “Chrislam”, a mix of Christianity and Islam. On June 8th 2011 TBN chose to impose “censorship” on a 23 year running program because the preacher was naming churches and leaders that have “lost their way” – Rick Warren was one of them.
When Jack Van Impe, of the weekly TV program, Jack Van Impe Presents, (a well known TV pastor) was explaining “Chrislam” and how un-Biblical and dangerous it is to our Christian faith and named 2 specific individuals, Robert Schuller and Rick Warren, TBN would not show the program.
In an open Letter written on June 11, 2011 by Jack Van Impe to all his partners and published on his website, he specifically states what happened and the reasons given by Matt Crouch of TBN on why they were not going to air his program or his DVD offer. Jack Van Impe’s letter can be read here on his website.
An official response from TBN remains unanswered. I requested a written Statement on the matter from TBN and received no reply at all.
A telephone inquiry was made by many of my friends and remains questionable – Telephone operators at TBN are saying the censorship issue is due to the FCC.
Questionable because that is not was told to Jack Van Impe: “On Wednesday afternoon we received a call from Matt Crouch of TBN informing us that they would not run that program, despite having aired it Monday evening. The reason he gave was that we specifically mentioned Rick Warren and Robert Schuller and that it is TBN’s policy that broadcasters are not allowed to rebuke other ministries” (See www.jvim.com/update for full letter).
And here is my major concern:
“1st Amendment of the United States Constitution clearly prohibits the making of any law “respecting establishments of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, infringing on the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of press, interfering right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances”.
So when the FCC, a Governmental organization interferes with a private network of religious faith programs this is a clear violation of the 1st Amendment and unconstitutional.
And if this “censorship” is only based on FCC regulations, why hasn’t TBN opposed it and filed a lawsuit? In my opinion TBN has hidden behind feeblish excuses in order to appease the elite, Rick Warren and Robert Schuller.
The ACLU, Barrack Obama and the Federal Government is so concerned about the separation of State and Religion that it does everything possible in their power to dismantle the Christian influence in our society.
Why would they on the other hand so desperate try to sneak the indoctrination of Islam through the backdoor and even completely violate the 1st Amendment enforcing the indoctrination of a religion through a Governmental regulatory organization?
Texas– still one State under God – And not for Sale
The question is how much longer?
Bottom line is that just like the Nazi’s, the Obama administration pushes its will on the American people using the current media options to their advantage.
And just like WE THE PEOPLE changed the mind of Lt. Governor Dewhurst on the TSA-Anti-Groping-Bill through constitutional force by calling and emailing them, we have to do the same with TV Stations and Networks.
It is up to us to make it clear to them that they live exclusively off of us the viewers and if they don’t start making programs for us we will stop watching them.
Pick up the phone and contact TBN toll free 1-888-731-1000 or TBN’s business office under 1-714-832-2950 or pick up their website and send them a message or simply send them a good old fashioned letter: TBN, P.O. Box, Santa Ana, CA 92711.
Go tell your pastor, make it a case in church, and lobby and gather WE THE PEOPLE to force TBN to give up on the betrayal of true Christianity and take a stand for us.
If you do nothing you can be sure that Texaswill not much longer be “One State under God” and “In God We Trust” will no longer be the American Quote.
If you do nothing our Christian heritage will be erased. WE NEED our Cable Networks to pass on the TRUE Word of God since we cannot count on regular churches anymore.
May God BlessAmerica
When the USDOJ tried to put Texas in a choke-hold by threatening a “No-Fly” Zone over Texas because of the HB [sic] 1937 Freedom of Travel Act, commonly known as the Anti-Groping TSA Bill, the outrage in Texas was tremendous.
The outrage was, understandably, even bigger when Texas Lawmakers actually decided to give in to the Federal blackmail and remove the Bill on May 24, 2011, knowing that there would be no chance for this Bill to be re-installed in the 82nd. Legislative Session.
I wrote about this in my last column.
“Don’t mess withTexas” and “Don’t forget theAlamo” once again this became more than just phrases.
One of the leading people fighting this outrageous act of gutlessness by some of our Texas Lawmakers was a Texas Native, freelance writer, fiscal conservative, and devoted wife and mother Ann-Marie Murrell. Both of us independently used our Networks to make people aware of this issue and fight this removal.
Several of our mutual friends have had their personal liberty and “Right to Privacy” completely ignored by being groped at the airports by the TSA.
As we Texans say – the Lord works in mysterious ways and Praise the Lord – our protests availed.
It was mostly Ann-Marie Murrells strong willed action of constantly contacting our Legislators that allows me to bring some good news to you.
On May 31st, 2011 Mrs. Murrell posted on FB:
“Rep. David Simpson just contacted me asking for help in spreading the word. Please contact Tx. Gov. Rick Perry re. pushing for a special session of Congress to pass the anti-groping TSA bill. Hopefully if Gov. Perry steps up it’ll make a difference: 800-252-9600. See note on my page for more info.”
Subject: Ask Gov. Perry to tell the TSA “Come and Take It!”
by Ann-Marie Murrell on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:14pm
Hi friends, Rep. David Simpson sent me a personal e-mail asking that I spread his message. Please take a few moments to call and/or e-mail Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Whether you live in Texas or not, they could set the precident for the rest of America to make personal touching/groping in airports illegal.
My fellow 4th Amendment activists,
There is a possibility of getting the TSA bill added into a special session if we put enough pressure on the Governor. One more push this year!
Here is a basic template that you can edit as needed and send on to your people. Just delete this top info and reformat for your group (or send as is).
Thank you for all your work! We have accomplished a lot already with all of your help and we’re almost done with session for this year. Keep it up a bit longer!
URGENT: ASK the GOVERNOR To Include
The TSA Bill – HB 1937
In His Call For a Special Session
This is a “Gonzalez Moment” for Our 4th Amendment Rights
Which Protect the Dignity of Travelers
Governor Perry will probably call a special session immediately (Tuesday, May 31st) or possibly in July. He can call up multiple pieces of legislation at his discretion. Please call, fax, email, or write Governor Perry requesting him to include HB 1937 in the Special Session.
Contact the Office of the Governor
800-252-9600 Texas 512-463-2000 Main Switch Board
512-463-1782 Austin & Out of State Contact Form (click to go)
512-463-1849 Fax P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711
HB 1937 prohibits public officials from groping
the private parts of travelers as a condition of travel
A public servant while acting under his office or employment as a part of a search of another person to grant access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly searches another person without probable cause; and touches certain private parts including through clothing or in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.
HB 1937 Will Stand Up to Scrutiny
Broad Support for HB 1937
This legislation is designed to protect the freedom and dignity of people by stopping the treatment of travelers as criminal suspects and the forcing of innocent citizens to submit to unreasonable and humiliating searches without probable cause as a condition of travel.
Update 31.May 2011
I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REP. SIMPSON again–it’s still on and actually the Lt. Gov David Dewhurst recommended the bill be reintroduced (possibly because he saw the national outpour & he’s up for reelection soon). PLEASE CALL GOV. PERRY’S OFFICE NOW–Rep. Simpson said this session (which STARTED TODAY) could go on for 2 weeks. Let Gov. Perry know your stories–tell him about it, Laydee Tex!
On the same day she updated:
“I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH REP: SIMPSON again—it’s still on and actually the Lt. Governor Dewhurst recommended the bill be reintroduced (possibly because he saw the national outpour & and he’s up for reelection soon). PLEASE CALL GOV: PERRY’S OFFICE NOW—Rep. Simpson said that session which starts today could go on for 2 weeks. Let Gov. Perry know your stories.”
The fight is not over. We cannot alone rely on one person to fight the battle that concerns all of us. Though great Patriots like Ann-Marie and many of my other friends and fellow compatriots do what we can, we need all of you to help and support us.
Let’s face it, this country is built on WE THE PEOPLE and it is WE THE PEOPLE that hold the power, and our representatives need to be reminded that they have only 2 choices:
1) Represent us and our wishes, and get reelected or
2) Find the next unemployment office
Here I am – I urge you to make your voice heard and call your Rep. – Bombard them with faxes, Emails, or both and make sure they understand they are bound by an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and the American people, and not Barrack Obama’s Czars.
Here is the contact Stats for the Amarillo area (13th Congressional District)
Governor Rick Perry’s office
Information and Referral Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Citizen’s Opinion Hotline [for Texas callers] :
Information and Referral and Opinion Hotline [for Austin, Texas and out-of-state callers] :
Office of the Governor Main Switchboard :
Citizen’s Assistance Telecommunications Device
If you are using a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD),
call 711 to reach Relay Texas
Office of the Governor Fax:
For email go to the Governors Website:
Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s office
Call by phone
Email contact form
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (For West Texas)
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Texas Congressional District 13 Mac Thornberry
Senate District 31 Senator Kel Seliger
House District 86 – Rep. John T. Smithee
I put a lot of effort in providing the contact information in here for you. Now it is up to you to take action. All it takes is a short message to let them know how you feel and urge them to support the Bill HB1937 ina special congressional Session.
We Texans have always taken actions against the Federal opressors, we always put up a fight. Go fight for our independency and call your Rep today.
DONT FORGET THE ALAMO
God bless you and
GOD BLESS TEXAS
Texans for Accountable Government call for a “Support Anti Groping Bill” rally.
Place: Texas Capitol South Step; Austin – Texas
When: Saturday June 4, 2011
12.30pm – 1.30pm
His Royal Highness Barrack Hussein Obama, tyrant, dictator in chief, ruler over all Americans (who have to shut up when his highness Obama speaks and rules) has done it again and nothing will stop him from doing it again.
He has declared WAR ON TEXAS AND IN A LONG RUN ON EVERY SINGLE STATE OF THE UNION THAT DARES TO TALK BACK – and what makes me double mad is that our Texas legislator have paddled back in no time.
What happened: since month we the citizens complain about the unconstitutional, inappropriate and sexual molesting “pat down” on airports by Federal TSA perverts. The entire country was angry about that.
The blow off was, among many others, the pat down of a 6 month old toddler at Kansas City Airport.
I was so amazingly proud of my Home state when Texas took it upon itself to make bold step forward protecting its citizens from this molesting handling and introduced “Texas Legislation Bill HBO 1973 – Travel Freedom Act” outlawing this procedure.
In lame terms the bill says that no resident attending a public building or Airport within the boundaries of Texas shell be pat down and any inappropriate physical contact will be prosecuted under Texas Law and that counts also for TSA agents on Airports.
Taking the lead on that many states considered a similar law introduction. But narcissist Dictator in Chief “B.H. Obama” of course did not take that and started an open war on Texas and in a long run any other State that dares not to bow before his highness.
It all started with an open insult to our Governor Rick Perry during Obama’s border visit in El Paso.
Though Obama knew he was going to Austin, the State capitol, he “invited” Rick Perry to travel 400 miles in one direction so he can stay on his side while Obama speaks to illegals.
Responsible Governor Perry informed him that this is a waste of money and time and since Obama is going to be the next day in Austin he is invites to the State capitol for a discussion.
Guess what, that narcissist Obama, being a guest in Texas, did not have enough courtesy, respect and manners to visit the Governor of Texas but ignored his invitation.
The next hit against Texas came right away. While being in Europe on a 6-day petting tour, at least they like him, Obama’s czars issued a letter to Texas Lawmakers concerning the already mentioned Bill “HBO 1973”.
The basic content of the letter reads as followed:
“If HR [sic] 1973 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statue,” Murphy wrote. “Unless or until such a stay were granted, TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passenger and crew” (Source – the Tenth Amendment Center).
Or in other words, if Texas dares to protect its residents and its guests from inappropriate physical molesting President Obama will issue a No-Fly Zone over Texas and damage our economy and State sustainably.
As I have learned from Tenth Amendment Center similar letters have been issued to Oklahoma two years ago, Montana and Tennessee in 2009 in response to those states passing a Firearms freedom act, more recently to the Governor of Rhode Island warning against the States implementation of Marijuana legislation, and at least four other states implementing a similar “travel freedom legislation” act.
I was very disappointed to hear that Texas Lawmakers have not lived up to our amazing Heritage as a fighting State and instead of taking a stand against “Obama tyranny” they have pulled their tails between their legs like a beaten dog and on May 24, 2011 one day after the letter was delivered Texas Legislation has withdrawn the “Travel Freedom Act, also known as HBO 1973” and on May 25, 2011 marked the same as “Not placed in Intent” level.
Shame on you Texas Lawmakers!!
This is not the Texas spirit of our founding fathers in the Alamo. Our spirit is.
“DON’T FORGET THE ALAMO”.
But there are things we can do. Call your congressman/woman, call Lt. Governor Dewhurst (Website Link: http://www.ltgov.state.tx.us/contact.php), his phone number: 512-463-0001, and let them know how disappointed you are, go the Governors website and leave a message (Website Link: http://governor.state.tx.us/contact/) or call the governor his phone number is 512-463-2000.
Make them know you support continues of the Bill 1973 and show them that WE THE PEOPLE RULE and not a dictator in Washington.
I wrote a mail to Governor Perry already, I let him know of the publishing my column and I called him.
You also may want to read.
Ann-Marie Murrell on Patriot Update: “Texas Anti-Groping Bill Shot Down by DOJ Threats” based on her Interview with TX Rep. David Simpson
GOD BLESS TEXAS
- USA Today
- Texas Legislator
- Tenth Amendment Center
- Ann-Marie Murrell on Patriot Update
Watching President Obama’s “Immigration Reform” speech on Tuesday May 10,2011 inEl Paso, Texas makes it crystal clear that this entire Agenda has absolutely nothing to do with home land security, border protection, or economical issues.
It is all about his political survival and the election-campaigning ahead, not to forget, he wants to send a message to the Hispanic Community that he is willing to use his new popularity to grab the Agenda by the horns as he promised in his campaign in 2008.
Problem was for him that the Healthcare debate was devastating for his presidency and Obama knew if he took on the Immigration agenda at the same time, he could kiss the chance of a second term good bye.
But now after the Osama execution, that he sold so eloquently as his very own success (got to give 5 Stars to the Democratic Public Relations machinery), he now feels he can use this moment to push another radical Agenda which is again widely opposed by the American people, but he has to keep his promise if he wants the Hispanic support for re-election.
And so the President heads to Texas, the very same City were Janet Napolitano stood in March on a bridge connecting El Paso to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico proclaiming border security “better than ever”.
********** BREAKING NEWS****BREAKING NEWS**********
National Terror Alert center reports, under reference to Associated Press and ABC15.com, on Wednesday May 11th, 2011 (one day after Obama was in El Paso and one Month after Napolitano declares out borders safer than ever: “Sophisticated smuggling tunnel found in Nogales”
In his speech President Obama claims that “under Secretary Napolitano’s leadership we have strengthened border security beyond what many believed was possible….they wanted a fence. Well the fence is now complete”. This is absolutely wrong.
The fact of the matter is, according to “Government Accountability Office reports (U.S. GAO)” only670 Miles of the entire2200 mile border is complete and 1120 southwest border miles have not yet achieved operational control. According to Sheriffs working and living along the U.S.-Mexican border they call the assertion this administration has done to enforce the border a laughable matter.
Obama also claims credit that 64% more weapons have been confiscated than before – he just forgot to say that Attorney General Eric Holder first sold those weapons to the drug lords in Mexico. So the 64% he confiscated are basically those he handed out himself.
- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said quote: “Mr. President, 44 percent is a failing grade. If 44 percent is the most secure the border has ever been it’s time to get to work to improve the grade. The American people expect nothing less than a A-Plus on border security:”
Or in lame terms – if 44% is most secure – what happens with the remaining 66%? Just hours before Mr. Obama’s El Paso visit the State of Texas passed a bill that would prevent so called “sanctuary cities” from telling police to ignore immigration violations.
Maybe Secretary Napolitano and Mr. Obama haven’t understood so far that the border security and immigration violations problems cannot be solved on a computer with animated graphics, but is a real problem for real people.
How much Obama understands about Security and Economics shows in the one comment he made during the speech: “Those who break immigration laws should “pay their taxes, pay their fines and learn English” before getting right back into line to obtain citizenship.”
I said it several times, I have no clue where Mr. Obama got his Law degree, but I refuse to believe that a prestigious Law school such as Harvard failed to teach him how to read Federal Laws.
Illegal Immigrants beak at least 4 Federal Laws when crossing the border: Border violation, Tax fraud, forging federal documents, Social Security fraud.
Here is a little excerpt as what they would have to face if the Law was really enforced:
- Illegal border crossing – Section 1325 in Title 8 of the United States code punishes enter or an attempt to enter the United States without permission with a maximum prison term of 6 month for the first offense and 2 years subsequently. Considering the fact that the majority are repeat violators do the math.
- Tax Fraud– Title 26 USC §§ 7201, 7202, 7203, 7206(1), 7206(2), 7212 (A), Title 18 USC § 371 are punishable between 3 years and 5 years in prison according to the IRS
- Forging Documents – In order not to get caught illegals maintain a roaring commerce with federal and State documents, such as Social security cards (necessary to be eligible for an apartment, driver’s license, getting the kids in school, etc.). According to CriminalDefenseLawyers.com the punishment varies based on size and scope as well as involvement in other crimes. But the happy hand round and flourishing trade has organized Crime character.
- Social Security fraud – SSA 143.2 reads: The penalty upon conviction for violation of the penal provisions of the Social Security Act or one of the related provisions of the Federal Criminal Code may be a fine, imprisonment, or both. The penalty ranges from a fine of not more than $500, imprisonment of one year, or both to a fine of not more than $10,000, imprisonment of not more than 15 years, or both. The penalty depends upon the specific law violated.
Considering the fact that this is an ongoing crime committed on purpose, repeatedly by several family members and with the full knowledge of the illegality there is no way they should qualify for minimum sentences.
Even under a liberal point of few, looking at those crimes I don’t see any chance that illegals could get away with a fine – I see a minimum of 10 years in federal Prison (considering the terms served consecutive and without state charges)
Or does the President insinuate again that he is willing to obstruct justice as he did after the rejection of the DREAM act. Remember when he announced that he is not willing to enforce immigration laws on illegal students abusing our social system.
My facebook friend brought up a good point when saying this would be “Citizenship by default”.
Obama say’s let them pay their taxes. Good – what taxes? Let us take a closer look at the numbers.
Illegal Immigration costs Arizona and California 12 Billion Dollars each per year. According to CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) illegal’s rip off the IRS for a total of 6 Billion Dollars per year.
And last but not least the same source shows that 71% of all illegal’s use one or more welfare programs (See the graphics in Fig1 to 13 here which costs additional Billions of Dollars every year.
Jena McNeill from Heritage Foundation explains: “An amnesty would cost taxpayers millions, if not billions of dollars – at a time where debt is at the ceiling and budgets are busted. It would also reward those who broke the law and came into the U.S. illegally over those who came to the U.S. the legal way.”
Or in other words – I came legally into this country after waiting and filing for 15 years – this amnesty would be a slap in my face.
But I am sure the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is pleased with that situation because instead of paying taxes here in American those thugs send an estimated 40 Cents on every Dollar back to Mexico which is a win-win situation for them. Mexico does not have to care for its poor and they still get 40 % of the money stolen from the American Tax payers or in numbers 40% from the estimated 12 Billion Dollars which is 4.8 Billion Dollars for Mexico AND THAT IS EVERY YEAR.
Only in America – welcome to America
- Washington Times
- National Terror Alert Center
- ABC15.com / AP
- U.S. GAO
- United States Code (GOP Access)
- United States Social Security Administration
- Washington Times: Illegal immigrant students not a target for deportation
- CIS (Center for Immigration Studies & Analysis)
- Heritage Foundation