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"What are y'all doing about reducing the size of government and lowering taxes?" Plus, Famous Political Quotes!

The question, "What are y'all doing about reducing the size of government and lowering taxes?" was recently posed to the Republican Party of Texas. Thank you for pressing the question. For myself, over 14 years of participation in and observation of The Republican Party of Texas, suggests that a very possible answer is that there will be much gesticulating and clamor, all to boil down in finality to little more than rhetoric and platform resolutions.   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2010 3:49 PM
       

Health Care Plans Post-Passage

There is a legal case that has been filed by Attorneys General of so far 15 states. Obviously, the law defies the constitutional rights of both the states and their citizens, in its Medicaid mandates to states and IRS enforced mandate to individuals to buy a health insurance plan, the parameters of which are in fact defined by the federal government.   Read more »

at Mar 29, 2010 2:08 PM
       

Report From The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) Meeting

The State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) quarterly meeting is March 26th and March 27th. Most of the meetings are restricted to the public, as elected Republican executives discuss executive matters, but parts are open to the public on Saturday, March 27th. TexasGOPVote sat in on the SREC public meetings to update readers and fans of the process and discussions held in the meeting. The meeting was held at the Republican Party of Texas headquarters in Austin:   Read more »

at Mar 27, 2010 2:13 PM
       

Obama Signs Health Care Bill, Same Day In History Hitler Becomes Dictator

President Obama signs the National Health Care bill into law on March 23, 2010.

This nearly 3,000 page bill contains, among other things, mandatory requirements for membership in national health care which will be enforced by the IRS. There will be monetary penalties and jail for failure to be enrolled. The IRS is empowered to hire 17,000 new agents

at Mar 23, 2010 7:45 PM
       

Conservatism Reloaded

In college I was a fierce Texas hold 'em player. Still it wasn't at the tables that I learned one of life's greatest lessons, that a loaded gun beats a full house any day. Political warfare has positioned conservatives with a royal flush since we can point back to our Founding Fathers, the Constitution, history and how the American way has led to our rise as the alpha country in the world.   Read more »

at Mar 23, 2010 3:33 PM
       

Remember in November: Vote Out Texas Democrats!

I was sent the following message from Cathie Adams, Chair of the Republican Party of Texas

Dear Norman,   Read more »

at Mar 23, 2010 11:30 AM
       

Please Focus on The Big Issue, Now!: Can Anything Of The Constitution Be Saved, And If So, HOW?!

You’ve all heard of “a death of a thousand cuts.” The constitutional constraints on a central government has suffered razor cuts for my entire life. Today, the victim was officially declared in critical condition. To use another analogy, the constitutional dam has been leaking and bleeding for many years, some breaks so severe as to comprise a hemorrhage. If reparative care was not applied, the result could be critical; even terminal.   Read more »

at Mar 23, 2010 10:56 AM
       

Health Care Hangover: Now What?

Obama signs the dreaded Health Care Bill (HR3590) on the dotted line Tuesday and then begins a fist-pumping  nationwide victory lap. (Patriots sigh.)

It is hard to grasp that our country is in a constitutional crisis unlike any time in our history. We don’t want to believe it, because it is a frightening prospect. We aren’t sure whether to believe it, because it would seem something so important should be carried morning, noon, and night on all the media.   Read more »

at Mar 22, 2010 10:05 PM
       

Texas Congressmen Speak and Listen to Crowd at Capitol to Kill Healthcare Bill

After massive crowd of tens of thousands of concerned citizens participated in the Code Red Rally to kill the health care bill, thousands converged in front of the Capitol to make their voices heard.   Read more »

at Mar 21, 2010 12:49 PM
       

Shame on Pelosi's "Deem and Pass" Trickery

Here is another call to action from my friend Shirley Spellerberg:

As we mentioned in our action alert two days ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is plotting to use a parliamentary procedure to prevent a recorded vote on the Senate Obamacare bill in the House because she lacks the necessary 216 votes needed to pass

at Mar 18, 2010 3:42 PM
       

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