OBSERVATIONS OF TEXAS GOVERNOR’S BORDER AUTHORITY
9. On November 15, 2022 Governor Abbott invoked the Invasion Clauses of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions and on the 16th, he wrote President Biden a letter citing the Biden “policy of an open-border” as the “sole cause of Texas having to invoke [its] constitutional authority to defend [itself]” under the State Self-Defense Clause to repel illegal border crossers and arrest criminals violative of Texas Law.
Prop A overwhelmingly defeated in San Antonio
Proposition A was defeated by a large margin of 28-72 Saturday night.
The measure was the biggest turnout driver this election: more people voted on the contentious proposal than in the San Antonio mayor’s race.
Called the “San Antonio Justice Charter” by supporters, Prop A would have decriminalized marijuana possession and abortion, expanded the city’s expanded cite-and-release program, created a new “justice director” position, and embedded bans on choke holds and no-knock warrants in the city charter.
The cite-and-release expansion proved to be the most controversial element, with opponents arguing it would increase crime. The proposition would have made it largely mandatory for officers to issue citeable offenses whereas they currently have discretion to cite or arrest.
San Antonio Police Officer Association President Danny Diaz called the voting results “impressive” and credited the community for informing themselves about the measure and defeating it at the polls.
Garrett Brnger is a reporter with KSAT 12.
David Ibañez has been managing editor of KSAT.com since the website’s launch in October 2000.
SAY “NO” TO PREDATORY GAMBLING
Do you support casino gambling under the guise of “family entertainment?” The push is on for resort gambling casinos in Texas. If you’re concerned about the very real negative consequences of predatory gambling, let your elected officials know how you feel. Call them or email them. Message them on social media. Big gambling corporations want a piece of Texas. You have a choice. Contact your elected officials today.
BREAKING! HB 900 “The READER Act”:
HB 900 “The READER Act” passes its third reading in the Senate 19 to 12. It will head to Governor Abbott’s desk for signature.
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This is video from last night in the Texas House of Representatives where it appears that TX House Speaker Dade Phelan is either really drunk or having a stroke.
GREAT NEWS OUT OF AUSTIN:
Let’s continue to lean forward and push hard as we power through the remainder of this 88th legislative session. Glory to God and Texas.
Lynn Davenport spoke against HB 1605, Morath’s Amplify Bill. You can get involved, too. Go to Austin and let your voice be heard in these very important committee hearings.
HB 1605 “Digital Common Core”There are some positive components to the bill, but they are outweighed by the expanded authority of the commissioner and TEA and the uncertainty about how his programs will be funded. A sound principle of educational governance is to have an elected body overseeing the actions of administrators, whether this is in the school districts or the state agency. Currently, the commissioner is accountable to no one except Governor Abbott and this bill expands his unaccountable authority.
Legislative Priorities Report for 4.24.23
Last summer at the Republican Party of Texas state convention, delegates voted “Protect Our Elections” as the top legislative priority. This is the second state convention in a row that election integrity has been the number one priority.
The current priority reads, “Restore felony penalties and enact civil penalties for Election Code violations, which shall be enforceable by any Texas jurisdiction, including the Texas Attorney General. Require citizenship verification of each voter. Restrict the distribution of mail-in ballots to only disabled, military, and citizens that are out of state. Reduce the time allowed for early voting and eliminate the three-day gap between early voting and election day. Establish closed primaries in Texas. As technology evolves, we encourage the passage of legislation that ensures the security of our elections.”
In the March 2022 primary, securing our elections was also top ranked, receiving 95.7% support from over two million Texas Republican voters. During the November 2022 general election, we saw many issues arise in two of our largest counties, Harris and Dallas, indicating a need for new legislation to address voting fraud and election irregularities.
The Senate has passed multiple excellent bills that address many of these concerns. Yet the House Elections Committee appears to be reluctant to vote out any bills that address our priority. There is a very small contingent of people within the party (yes, Republicans) who do not want these bills to see the light of day. This is wrong, and we encourage Chairman Smith to stop listening to bad advice and begin moving these bills.
On April 29, there was an assembly at the Texas Capitol to demand that our elected leaders take action to end the humanitarian crisis at our southern border.
HOW MANY MORE….Texas must do something to stop human trafficking, child trafficking, drug trafficking and all the other forms of criminality that are a direct result of our open border crisis. The federal government has demonstrated that they won’t do anything to secure the border. Therefore, out of desperate necessity, Texas must act. People are dying every day because of our open border crisis. Governor Abbott and our Texas State Legislature have a duty to act.
When: April 29, 2023
Time: 1-4 PM
AUSTIN, TEXAS CAPITOL – 1100 CONGRESS AVE., AUSTIN, TX 78701
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