The Texas GOP Platform on Immigration

This plan, if implemented:
1.) Will further increase the size/cost of an inefficient government;
2.) Will open the door for more oppressive government actions to be applied to all residents/citizens in the U.S., under the guise of protecting the American.
– – Remember, the S.S. card with the unique personal identifying number was originally sold to the People as a personal savings a/c and means to track their deposits, and limited to 1% of gross earnings.

The 2012 Texas state GOP Platform reads:
IMMIGRATION (my comments in red)
The Texas Solution – Because of decades-long failure of the federal government to secure our borders and address the immigration issue, there are now upwards of 11 million undocumented individuals in the United States today, each of whom entered Continue reading

A Convention of States Will Not Fix America – part I

A Convention of States Will Not Fix America – part I

Wikipedia:
Many of the states’ older and more experienced leaders may have simply been too busy with the local affairs of their states to attend the Convention, which had originally been planned to strengthen the existing Articles of Confederation, not to write a constitution for a completely new national government.

1.) It is the Peoples’ duty Continue reading

Texas Constitution Just Grew Another _ _ pages

-by Barbara Harless

• Texas population: 26 million
• Registered Voters in Texas: 13,445,285
Nov 5, 2013; 9 Proposed Amendments to the Texas Constitution – 8.5% of registered voters showed up to vote (1,144,844)
• Less than 1 million voters in Texas amended the Texas Constitution.

Good News / Bad News

Good News: 3% more voters showed up in 2013 to vote on Amendments to the Texas Constitution than did in 2011 (almost double the 2011 showing)

Bad News: Less than 1 million voters amended our Texas Constitution this week

More Bad News: In November of next year (2014) there will be another proposed amendment on the Texas ballot. This one Continue reading

Taxpayers Test Texas’ Nine Proposed Amendments to the State Constitution

This article is offering a taxpayer’s view of the intended and unintended consequences of the efforts of our noble Austin legislators.Constitution

First, one must read the proposed legislation because the brief explanatory statement of the nature of each proposed amendment listed on the ballot is not even close to addressing what is in the amendment. If a proposed amendment has enabling legislation (many do), the details of the amendment with taxing authority, penalties for violations, and other changes/additions to other state statutes may be found there. In short, you have to read the amendment/enabling bill to find out what’s in it and often times we have to pass the amendment/bill to find out what’s in it. On some of the proposed amendments, the enabling legislation is silent (deficient) in certain areas. Where there is silence in the enabling legislation, once the amendment is passed then it may be up to the courts to decide the intent of the author(s) of the amendment and enabling legislation. This is unfortunate but true.

Second, one should understand the Purpose and Consequences of laws.

Third, one should put each proposed amendment to the 3 question test of “constitutionality”.

Fourth, if one finds Continue reading

All Laws Must Pass the Constitutional Test

All legislative matters, the conduct and actions of government officials, and the enforced ordinances and laws which restrict human activity, should pass the three question test:

1.) Is it “constitutional”?Constitutional TEST_2
(Supports the constitutional republic)

2.) Is there a need?
(Do all the People have a need for and benefit from the proposed government intervention?)

3.) Affordability?
(Can the People afford it? Is the cost equal and uniform?)

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