Posted January 11th, 2013 by Julie
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is considered a rock star by most conservatives across the state! He’s a great storyteller, he indicated his favor toward the tea party early on by handing out Gadsden Flags in his 2010 campaign, and he fights daily for our Constitutional rights. He’s been known to describe his work day like this, “I go to work; I sue the Federal Government; I go home.” Come hear what he has to share with NE Tarrant Tea Party!
NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting
Guest Speaker: TX Atty Gen Greg Abbott
April 8, 2013, 7:00-8:00pm
Palace Theater, 300 S Main St, Grapevine 76051
This event is FREE and open to all
(NETTP reserves the right to decline admittance as we deem appropriate).
You are also invited to our VIP Reception
Monday, April 8, 6-7pm (immediately prior to the main meeting)
Lancaster Theater (attached to the Palace Theater at 300 S Main in Grapevine)
$45 + Paypal fees (total $47.12)
Limited to the first 60 people to sign up
Click here to purchase a ticket.
Attorney General Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 2, 2010. Prior to his election as attorney general, Greg Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.
As the state’s chief law enforcement official, Attorney General Abbott has made protecting children and families and values the focus of his administration. Shortly after taking office, Attorney General Abbott established a Cyber Crimes Unit to arrest criminals who use the Internet to prey upon children; a Fugitive Unit to arrest convicted sex offenders who violate their parole; and an expanded Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to crack down on elder abuse and waste of taxpayer dollars. Since taking office, General Abbott has collected more than $24 billion in child support for Texas children.
In his capacity as the state’s lawyer, Attorney General Abbott oversees more than 700 attorneys who represent the State of Texas. General Abbott has personally appeared in courtrooms around the state and has obtained indictments against criminals charged with offenses ranging from attempted aggravated assault of a child to capital murder. In March 2005, General Abbott personally appeared before the United States Supreme Court, where he successfully defended the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments display that adorns the Texas Capitol grounds.
General Abbott’s career in public service began in Houston, where he served as a highly rated state trial judge in the 129th District Court for three years and was named “Trial Judge of the Year” by the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. In 1995, then-Governor George W. Bush appointed Abbott to the Texas Supreme Court, where he served with distinction. Twice elected to the Texas Supreme Court, Abbott earned numerous awards, including “Jurist of the Year” from the Texas Review of Law & Politics and Appellate Specialists; and “Appellate Judge of the Year” from the Texas Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.”
An active participant in his community, General Abbott has held leadership positions in numerous organizations, including the Central Texas Chapter of Goodwill Industries, the Governor’s Committee to Promote Adoption, Justice for All, and the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation. In 2004, General Abbott served as Honorary State Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.
A native Texan, Attorney General Abbott was born in Wichita Falls and raised in Duncanville. After graduating from The University of Texas with a B.B.A. in Finance, he received his law degree from Vanderbilt University. Shortly after graduating from law school, he was partially paralyzed by a falling tree while jogging. He and his wife, Cecilia, a former school teacher and principal, have been married for 31 years. They live in Austin with their daughter, Audrey.
Posted August 19th, 2012 by Julie
In the 3+ year history of NETTP, one of our most popular speakers of all time is Pastor Stephen Broden. And he’s back.
NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting
Guest Speaker: Stephen Broden w/ Constitutional Defenders of Texas
February 11, 2013, 6:30-8:00pm
$5 dinner served at 6pm
Grace Community Church
251 Countryside Ct, Southlake 76092
Constitutional Defenders of Texas:
We are a Dallas, Texas based group dedicated to holding our elected Representatives accountable to their Oath of Office, while remaining focused on the United States Constitution in all of their business conduct.
Our Mission Statement:
“To uphold and protect the integrity of the US Constitution.”
Is to HOLD accountable those elected Representatives who violated their Oath to uphold and protect the Constitution.
1. Create a List of Violations (Include Omissions)
2. Create a List of Violators, who are bound by the Oath they took to Protect and Defend the US Constitution
3. Identify Like-minded Organizations and Compile a List of Resources and Resource People to Leverage Our Message
4. Publish Our Verified Findings to inform the Electorate and make the Violators accountable
5. Demand a Lawsuit re: NDAA, Patriot Act. TSA. NDRA, Agenda 21….
6. To Develop Marketing and Communication Material to Inform and Educate the Electorate for Public Involvement i.e. Radio, T.V., Billboards, Web site
7. Public Demonstrations
Posted November 2nd, 2011 by Julie
NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting
Guest Speaker: Gary Aldrich, former FBI Agent
Nov 14, 2011, 6:30-8:00pm
$5 pizza dinner served at 6pm (see note below re: free dinner!)
1060 E Highland, Southlake 76092
(bldg 1020 of Highland Meadow Montessori Academy)
Join us to hear from Gary Aldrich, American Patriot, Entrepreneur and Author of “Unlimited Access – An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House“.
On Independence Day 1996, former FBI Agent Gary Aldrich broke the code of silence surrounding the Clinton Administration. He exposed the questionable behavior and serious breaches of national security and attacks an basic American values that permeated the White House during this time.
His subsequent book “Unlimited Access” detailing this, soon entered the New York Times’ bestseller list at #1, and has since been credited as one of the forerunners of the provocative trend in popular conservative books on national affairs. But this success did little to blunt the harsh sting of scorn and criticism that was to be heaped upon Mr. Aldrich. His livelihood, his family’s security, his hard-earned good reputation, and his very life were put on the line on a daily basis in the face of a vociferous maelstrom from the Hard Left who wished to keep the truth about the Clintons, and their real agenda, under wraps.
Mr. Aldrich was able to weather the storm all the stronger though, and went on to release both a political novel, Speak No Evil, and another book of essays, Thunder on the Left, which outlined the Hard Left’s systematically co-option of a political party.
Given Mr. Aldrich’s past experience, he has a particular passion to intercede in the plight of ethical dissenters currently under attack by the media or by a corrupt federal agency or administration.
He continues to appear as an expert witness guest on many talk shows around the nation discussing the Clinton administration, corruption, the FBI, other federal agencies, issues related to law enforcement, and Second Amendment rights.
A 30-yr veteran of the FBI, Mr. Aldrich specialized in white collar crime, including fraud and political corruption. For five years prior to retiring, Mr. Aldrich served under former President Bush and Clinton in a national security role. In addition, he was assigned to the US Senate and House, working closely with elected officials on a variety of issues.
In January 1998 Mr. Aldrich found The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty, a non-profit foundation dedicated to assisting whistleblowers by protecting their First Amendment rights. He is now helping those who want to engage in political dissent through the Tea Party Movement.
Please join us on Monday night to hear Mr. Aldrich speak to us about the ongoing attacks on our liberties while giving us the keys to protecting ourselves from them – all from his Washington DC perspective.
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Posted May 26th, 2011 by Julie
NE Tarrant Tea Party meeting
Guest Speaker: Allen Clark on Civilizational Jihad
September 12, 2011, 6:30-7:00pm
$5 dinner served at 6pm
1060 E Highland, Southlake 76092
(bldg 1020 of Highland Meadow Montessori Academy)
Allen Clark will speak to us on “Civilizational Jihad”… internal subversion and treason, broader than Sharia Law.
About Allen Clark…
After attending Phillips Exeter Academy, Allen graduated the United States Military Academy in 1963, after which he was commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers. Two years after graduation from West Point, he volunteered for a tour in Vietnam where he served as a Military Intelligence officer assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group. Allen sustained injuries in an early-morning mortar attack at the Dak To Special Forces camp on June 17, 1967, that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. His military service and sacrifice were recognized with receipt of a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He was airborne-qualified.
While learning to adjust to his disability and to walk on prosthetic legs, he obtained an MBA in finance and investments from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Allen’s first post-graduate position was as an investment manager for Ross Perot. His other private sector experience has spanned oil and gas exploration, real estate marketing, and mortgage lending. He has been vice president of a bank, president of three oil service companies, and co-founder of a real estate investment company in Texas.
Allen’s impassioned commitment to public service and to helping veterans began with an appointment in 1979 as the Special Assistant for Administration to Texas Governor William P. Clements, Jr. In 1981, Allen was President Ronald Reagan’s selection to be Deputy Administrator for the Veterans Administration (now the Department of Veterans Affairs). However, he chose to remain in Texas where in 1982 he received the Texas Republican Party’s nomination to run for State Treasurer in a race that was won by former Texas State Governor Ann Richards.
In 1989, he was nominated by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In 1991, he received his second VA confirmation as Director of the National Cemetery System, a position in which he served until the end of the Bush Administration.
Allen’s dedicated efforts to support veterans’ causes at the national and state levels were recognized with his nomination by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization as the Texas State candidate for the national Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the year 2000. In 1993 the Military Chaplains Association awarded him their annual National Citizenship Award.”
He retired in 2005 as the Public Affairs Officer for the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. His current lay ministry is involved in outreach efforts to help veterans recover emotionally and spiritually from adverse wartime experiences. Allen participates in many community and civic activities, including regularly speaking at various group events and churches. Allen has addressed many audiences nationwide as a political candidate, public official, and motivational speaker. Allen’s autobiography titled “Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior” was published in early 2007 by Zenith Press (visit book site).
He is a member of the American Legion, Association of the U.S. Army, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the World Wars, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Officers Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Special Forces Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, and Vietnam Veterans of America.
Allen and his wife, the former Linda Frost, are members of Christ Church, Plano, TX. Allen can be contacted by sending an email to email@example.com.
Here is some reading that will be recommended in this presentation:
Posted March 23rd, 2011 by Julie
From Erick Erickson at Red State: I get asked all the time what tea party activists need to do to become more effective in the fight for freedom. Without hesitation, I say tea party activists need to be sure what they believe. What I mean is simple — it is one thing to have read the constitution and quite another to understand why the founding fathers did what they did and how. Your economic freedom is under attack. Learn how you can defend your Constitutional rights. On April 16 at 9am (CST) you can participate in a FREE townhall meeting addressing this topic. It’s being hosted by Congressman Mike Pence and Drs. Larry Arnn and Paul Moreno of the highly-respected Hillsdale College, and I encourage you to participate if you can! It is online and free for you. You’ll learn how our economic liberty has diminished and how we can get it back under the U.S. Constitution. You can watch all or part of it. But most importantly, you can make sure what you believe. http://www.humanevents.com/offers/offer.php?id=HD003
Posted February 1st, 2011 by Julie
The following article was written by Donna Garner, Jan 28, 2011…
“Everything You Need To Know About the Dangers of a Con Con”
Today on the Mark Davis Show at 9:30 A. M., Mark did a excellent interview with Phyllis Schlafly on her concerns over Lt. Gov. Dewhurst’s resolution in support of a Constitutional Convention (a.k.a., “Con Con”). Please go to the following link and click “Friday 1/28 — The Best of Mark Davis.” Then click either the “Listen” link or the “Download this show” link. Mike Williams is interviewed first and then Phyllis Schlafly follows.
As a long-time Constitutional attorney, Schlafly explains how dangerous it would be to open up the U. S. Constitution to the radicals who might very well gain control of such a Convention, giving them the freedom to change just about anything they want to change in our U. S. Constitution.
Even the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board has spoken out against a Con Con in a 1.25.11 article posted at: http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/01/25/2796594/david-dewhursts-delusional-call.html
Below are comments made by Pat Carlson, president of Texas Eagle Forum, about the Con Con.
Further on down the page are the Texas Senators and their contact information.
At the bottom of this e-mail are comments made by other concerned Texas citizens who recognize the dangers of a Con Con.
|Posted on RAMPARTS 360 — 1.28.11
|What’s wrong with holding a Constitutional Convention?
Posted: 27 Jan 2011 04:45 AM PST
by Pat Carlson | January 27, 2011 | Texas Eagle Forum
It was announced today that Lt. Governor Dewhurst plans to bring up a resolution calling on Congress to convene a constitutional convention to pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. A balanced budget amendment may be a good idea, but accomplishing this with a constitutional convention is a terrible idea.
Article V of the US Constitution requires Congress to convene a constitutional convention to consider amendments if two thirds (34) of the state legislatures call for a convention. This is the venue Lt. Gov. Dewhurst is proposing. But amendments to the Constitution can also be made by the votes of two thirds of both Houses of Congress followed by the ratification of three fourths of state legislatures. This is the procedure that should be used and has been used throughout our history. Our founding fathers set up high hurdles to overcome knowing alterations could be perilous to the original document.
If a Constitutional Convention were convened, there is nothing in the Constitution and no federal laws stating who would preside, how it would be conducted, how many amendments could offered, who could participate and what the agenda would be. This would open the door for the most radical groups to come in and completely rewrite the constitution. Just imagine Nancy Pelosi presiding over a constitutional convention. What the agenda would be and who would be attending as delegates. That nightmare would be the death of our Constitution.
Phyllis Schlafly, President of the National Eagle Forum, has written extensively about this. She is a Constitutional lawyer and has been a well-respected national conservative leader since 1964.
Below are links to two of Mrs. Schlafly’s articles.
Please call or email Lt. Governor Dewhurst’s office and your state senator’s office.
Again, this is a terrible idea. We must protect our wonderful constitution.
Pat Carlson TEF, President
Phone numbers and emails are provided below.
|Lt. Governor Dewhurst, 512-463-0001
Sen. Brian Birdwell, 512-463-0122!!
Sen. John Carona, 512-463-0116! !
Sen. Wendy Davis, 512-463-0110! !
Sen. Bob Deuell, 512-463-0102!
Sen. Robert Duncan, 512-463-0128!
Sen. Rodney Ellis, 512-463-0113! !
Sen. Kevin Eltife, 512-463-0101!
Sen. Craig Estes, 512-463-0130!
Sen. Troy Fraser, 512-463-0124!
Sen. Mario Gallegos, 512-463-0106!
Sen. Chris Harris, 512-463-0109! !
Sen. Glenn Hegar, 512-463-0118! !
Sen. Juan Hinojosa, 512-463-0120!
Sen. Joan Huffman, 512-463-0117!!
Sen. Mike Jackson, 512-463-0111! !
|Sen. Eddie Lucio, 512-463-0127
Sen. Jane Nelson, 512-463-0112
Sen. Robert Nichols, 512-463-0103
Sen. Steve Ogden, 512-463-0105
Sen. Dan Patrick, 512-463-0107
Sen. Jose Rodriguez, 512-463-0129
Sen. Kel Seliger, 512-463-0131
Sen. Florence Shapiro, 512-463-0108
Sen. Carlos Uresti, 512-463-0119
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, 512-463-0126
Sen. Kirk Watson, 512-463-0114
Sen. Jeff Wentworth, 512-463-0125
Sen. Royce West, 512-463-0123
Sen. John Whitmire, 512-463-0115
Sen. Tommy Williams, 512-463-0104
Sen. Judith Zafrini, 512-463-0121
This is posted at www.realclearconservatives..com and will shortly be posted at www.texasgopvote.com
KILL THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS IN THE LEGISLATURE
Resolutions Calling for a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) have Been Filed by Republicans in Both the House and the Senate. They must be stopped!!
§ SJR10—Florence Shapiro;
The well-intended purpose for calling a ConCon is to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)
The risk of a Constitutional Convention outweighs any hoped-for good results. Once the convention convenes there is no provision in the constitution, or in law, to limit the convention to any one agenda item
A Runaway Convention Carries a Host of Unintended Consequences:
§ Repeal of the Second Amendment (the gun-grabbers would love this)
§ Repeal of the 10th Amendment (the Feds would love this)
§ Repeal of the Electoral College (in favor of a popular vote) The liberals would love this!
§ Repeal of presidential term limits (this should remain in place)
§ Recognition of International Law as a part of our Supreme Court decision-making (already being done unconstitutionally)
§ Re-write of the Fourteenth Amendment by excluding the ‘under the jurisdiction thereof’ phrase to include children born of Illegal Aliens
§ Adoption of a North American Union (open borders—proposed by George W. Bush )
These are but a few of the problems with which we would be faced.
A BBA would not control federal spending. It would merely give political cover to the big-spenders to raise taxes because the BBA would require a tax increase or exorbitant fees to balance the budget. How else to get revenues to match the uncapped spending? The newly proposed Federal BBA Amendment should be closely scrutinized to see that it guards against higher taxes and requires spending reductions and/or caps before endorsing it.
The cost of waging a campaign against bad amendments would be enormous!
Fighting the liberal media, which would be in support of liberty-destroying amendments, would be an expensive, ominous and potentially losing task!
In today’s highly contentious political climate, it makes no sense to subject the wisdom of our godly Constitutional Founders to the destruction of the safeguards against governmental oppression embodied in the Constitution.
Other Methods of Balancing the Budget
The budget could be balanced through specific legislation calling for a Balanced Budget without an amendment– or through the traditional process of a congressional Balanced Budget Amendment in Congress which would then have to be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures. Before it is embraced, this newly proposed Federal Balanced Budget Amendment should be closely scrutinized to see that it guards against higher taxes and requires spending reductions
But, the Constitutional Convention process should never be considered for any reason however well-intended.
The original intent of the Constitution is sufficient to meet today’s needs if the president, members of congress and the judiciary would honor and enforce it. If they ignore what the Constitution says now, why should we expect them to enforce any new conservative amendment/s?
The aforementioned legislative Resolutions will probably be voted next week–first in the Texas Senate and then in the House. Contact your state Representative and state Senator immediately to OPPOSE all resolutions calling for a ConCon.
Urge your state Senator and Representative to read Phyllis Schlafly’s excellent expose’ of a ConCon
http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2010/apr10/10-04-09html — Good advice Against a ConCon
CON CON: Playing Russian Roulette with the Constitution –Dec. 1984 Phyllis Schlafly
Immediate Action Needed!
Contact your State Senator and Representative Now.
Posted January 4th, 2011 by Julie
The number one request from our members is education regarding the US Constitution. With that in mind, we’ve decided to host a movie night on Feb 17 to show Reviving The Constitution. This film was put out by the highly respected Hillsdale College. It contains 5 sessions, and we’ll be showing the first one. Other sessions will be shown at a later date. Join us!
Thursday, Feb 17
1060 E Highland, Southlake
Reviving the Constitution
The Constitution, which provides the structure of our liberties, has been under assault by the Progressive movement for well over a century. Today it is customarily forgotten or ignored by policymakers in Washington, D.C. This Hillsdale College Town Hall seminar helps us understand the importance of the Constitution, how it has been undermined, and what is needed to revive it.
Session 1: America’s Foundational Principles
Presented by David J. Bobb, Director of Hillsdale College’s Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship
What are the ten core principles of the American Founding? In what sense are they as true today as 220 years ago?
running time: 1 hour
Please note: our movie nights are designed to be easy on our volunteers. This means there will be no greeters, registration, dinner, merchandise sales or snacks. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks, and bring enough to share if you’d like. You also may want to bring a cushion for the folding chairs!
Posted November 19th, 2010 by "Yawn"
We all can agree that we made some progress this election, although this was just one large battle — The War Still Rages On.
Walter E. Evans of TownHall.com in an article entitiled, "How to Control Congress" writes:
The most critical issue we face is a Congress that has every incentive to spend, and no positive incentive to save.
Congress is broken.
The Constitution provides the means to fix it – amendment.
The bottom line, as Walter E. Williams illustrates, is not just to have a Balanced Budget Amendment, but for the Citizens of the United States to impose a spending cap upon it's government of 20% (e.g.) GDP; one they cannot easily break, yet provides for a tough override in times of national emergency — one that requires unity of thought and action.
If they will not control themselves, then we must do it for them.
To read more:
Posted August 10th, 2010 by Julie
Activist judges have been legislating from the bench because, we the people, have been unwilling to stop them. The Constitution gives us the authority to remove judges who are arrogant enough to assume this function that is reserved for Congress. There are egregious examples of judges who have flouted their authority and overturned the will of the people. Most recently, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, overturned the will of seven million Californians who wished to define marriage as between one-man and one-woman through Proposition 8. When the opponents of Prop 8 lost at the ballot box they headed for the courts to overturn the results of the election. According to David Barton president of WallBuilders, “In a Texas county where conservatives narrowly won multiple seats in an election, a federal judge reversed that outcome by arbitrarily throwing out the 800 votes cast by U.S. military personnel, saying they had no right to vote in local elections.” The Founders provided for checks and balances and that includes the judicial branch. Sixty-one federal judges or Supreme Court Justices have been investigated for impeachment, of whom thirteen have been impeached and seven convicted. Judges are accountable to Congress and can be removed from office by impeachment, including a lifetime-appointed federal judge. Proceedings begin in the House of Representatives. The Senate is responsible for holding the impeachment trial. The process is cumbersome and a conviction is difficult. However, just the threat of impeachment can produce positive results if it causes judges to reevaluate their actions. Widespread calls for impeachment have been shown to influence wayward judges. Take action against activist judges by contacting your congressman, remind them of the need for judicial reform and alert them when abuses occur.
More information on the impeachment of federal judges is available at this Web site: http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=104