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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.
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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
~~ Tolerance becomes Crime, when applied to Evil ~~
(From: “A Good Soldier” by Thomas Mann – German novelist 1875 – 1955)
At the beginning of June 2011, a new OSCE study was revealed, and widely ignored by the American Media, stating that worldwide 105,000 Christians (1 every 5 minutes) are murdered for their beliefs and their faith.
No, I am not giving a history lesson here from the medieval times; I am talking about the 21st Century and 2011.
What is the OSCE
Most Americans are familiar with the United Nations, and aware that this rather questionable organization is divided into many smaller sub-organizations operating independently from each other with one common goal – to undermine State independency of sovereign nations using UN funded NGO groups as their spearhead.
At the first view the UN appears to be red taped and absolutely chaotic where the left hand does not know what the right hand does. But that is a wrong assumption. Their independent funded NGO’s established in their respective countries work very well in their hands.
In the United States are those organizations such as the ACLU, ACORN, diverse UNIONS, self-declared “representatives of Minorities” such as the radical Terrorist tied CAIR and so forth.
The system is simple; the UN officially sponsors those groups together with the liberal Democrats. The NGO’s file Lawsuits to dismantle our constitution, our independency and destroy our social system and once this is accomplished the OSCE as the watchdog for Humans rights observes the enforcement of the new rules.
One of the organizations in the United States is rather unknown – the OSCE. And the name is here NOT program.
OSCE or in other words Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is not limited to Europe as the name might indicate.
OSCE is the largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization in the sense of Chapter VIII of the United Nations Charter. It mandates issues such as ARMS CONTROL, Human Rights, Freedom of Press and fair elections and many more.
The headquarters is in Vienna, Austria, but only 10% of its 3,500 plus staff are stationed there the rest is engaged in field operations. The current Unites States representative to the OSCE is Ian C. Kelly with the rank of Ambassador.
In the past few years the OSCE has made a name for itself as an Israel bashing organization considering the “poor and oppressed Muslims” the victims of prejudice thinking. They’re pushing for a Palestinian state regardless of the fact that Palestinians are lead by CAIR financed, Terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah, and regardless of the fact that this would put the safety of Israel at risk.
Also, for several years OSCE has ignored the fact that Christians worldwide become more and more a persecuted Religion.
But in June2011 areport from the same organization proves that this is exactly what is happening.
Mario Mauro, an OSCE Representative against racism and a member of the European Union parliament published at the Catholic Rimini meeting that there is War going on against Christians.
Worldwide 75 of 100 people that are murdered for their faith are Christians.
Mauro quotes: “On top of the list is North Korea; an atheist country prohibiting every form of religion. However: 35 of the named 50 countries are Muslim countries. This produces serious questions about the dialog between us and the majoritarian Muslim Countries. The most important countries are Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and Irak, where a bloodbath is going on and Christians are forced to try to escape which causes the expedition of the destabilization of the already agonized countries”.
International Bulleting of Missionary Research published in its annual report on block 4, line 28 “Christians Martyr per year in mid 2011 – 100,000”
Mauro also states that modern dayEurope is not free of “Christophobia”. He mentions Court rulings in countries concerning the removal of the Cross in School classes or termination of employment of Christians who had the picture of Jesus at their Workplace.
But the past few years we have had the same problems in the United States. Besides the permanent attempt of Radical Muslim groups to install Sharia Law, and destroy Christianity in the United States we actually do not need the Muslims because we have the enemy within.
The Unites States is built by Judeo Christians on Judeo Christian values and our founding fathers had God in mind in every sentence they wrote in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of theUnited States.
But we have the UN and Liberal democrat funded Groups, such as ACORN, ACLU, and many other so called liberal groups that fight like lions, funded with tax Dollars to destroy Christianity piece by piece and take God out of our everyday life.
Muslims lobby for tolerance for their religion and buy a piece of property in Katy, Texas right next to a pig farm demanding that the pig farmer must move.
Atheists fly Airplanes on Independence Day 2011 with the words: “Godless America” for more tolerance for Atheists. (And if you think mainstream media has covered that insult on everything dear to the American people – think twice – this has been ignored all along).
NBC “drops” God in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Tolerance for Muslims, Atheists, Transsexuals, Homosexuals, and God knows what other sick groups run around.
But the tolerance ends on those who refuse to submit to this so called alternative lifestyle or demand to respect their heritage – the Christians.
In order to get their way so called “Interest groups” have to destroy Christianity. And the easiest way is through Lawsuits and declaring Christian positions mentally ill.
Using the word “phobia” behind everything indicates an unnecessary fear and therefore a mental illness.
At the same time they use our court system to discriminate against our faith, beliefs, moral and ethical values, and try to prohibit their use in public.
While Muslim countries openly slaughter Christians on a daily basis their representatives in America and Europe roll out their PR machinery to cover it up. By playing the part of the victims of prejudice they are trying to distract us from their violence against our Christian brothers and sisters.
~~ An appeaser is one who feeds the crocodile – hoping it will eat him last ~~
This is nothing but a legal version of Christian persecution. What really worries me is this:
Not one so called mainstream media outlet has taken on the story of the OSCE and the Christian persecution.
If 5 Muslims die or anybody dares to criticize Muslim beliefs or Sharia Law, the Media is full of defensive articles, if Christians protest against Abortion or demand their faith and beliefs need to be respected they are characterized by the media as “Radicals”.
But the fact that it is actually the Christians who are being discriminated against even in our own home country the United States is completely ignored.
And the churches are silent. The largest Christian Church the Catholics and the Pope as their leader do and say nothing about this. On the contrary they preach diversity and ally with those who try to destroy us.
We are at war: While our brothers and sisters in Christ die in Muslim countries, we fight our own battle against discrimination in our home countries.
CHRISTIANS ARE THE LARGEST PERSECUTED RELIGION IN THE MODERN DAY WORLD
“He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
May the Lord have mercy on us and
GOD BLESS AMERICA
- Chapter VIII of the United Nations Charter
- Ambassador Ian C. Kelly (from U.S. Department of State)
- Youtube – Pig race vs. Mosque
- Christian Post – GodlessAmerica
- Ann-Marie Murrell: Tolerance is a one way street in liberal land
- International Bulletin for Missionary Research
- Chuck Norris: Our founders vs. NVB and New York Atheists
- Status of Global Mission 2011
Sources for Christian persecution English
- B-Net / CBS Interactive Business Network http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb6651/is_201101/ai_n56827067/
- Global Christian Voice