James ‘Barry’ Barnett to run for Smith Co. Commissioner’s Court – KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

If you live in Southeast Smith County, you should check out Barry Barnett for Smith County Commissioner, Pct. 2.  Barry is running against Cary Nix (incumbent).  His website is http://www.texansforbarnett.com

This is a re-post of his announcement from KLTV.com

James ‘Barry’ Barnett to run for Smith Co. Commissioner’s Court – KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News.

State candidates inspire a nation: Tammy Blair on politics and Texas

This article was written by my friend Danny De Gracia II.  Tammy Blair is a Liberty Candidate for 2014 for the Texas State Senate District 3 seat.  Her opponent is Robert Nichols, better known as “Mr. Trans Texas Corridor” for all the pushing he has done to implement Agenda 21 through transportation in Texas.  He claims the Corridor is dead, but it’s just been renamed and is now being pieced together one toll road at a time.  If you love liberty and are willing to work outside of your district or state to help spread liberty, I encourage you to help out Tammy Blair!  You can check out here website at http://www.blairforsenate.com and her Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BlairForTexas

If you are in Texas Senate District 3, we need regional and county coordinators and we are always looking for volunteers to help, too!

Texas Senate District 3 encompasses 19 counties, including:
Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, and Tyler counties.

State candidates inspire a nation: Tammy Blair on politics and Texas.

All Eyes on Georgia: Default Judgment AGAINST Obama?

Today was a big day in the state of Georgia! The hearing to see if Obama is eligible to be on the state’s ballot come November was held in Atlanta this morning.  Three cases against Obama were brought before Judge Malihi starting at 9AM ET.  Although subpoenaed, Obama, nor his attorney were in attendance.  (Prior to the start of this hearing Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski tried to quash proceedings in every imaginable way.  A letter was sent to Secretary of State in Georgia, Brian Kemp, requesting a “halt to this circus” and attached was the live birth certificate that Obama’s camp released to the media earlier in 2011.  The letter also stated that Mr. Jablonski and Obama would not be participating in the proceedings including the January 26th hearing in Atlanta.  You can view the full text of the letter here.  Obama was cautioned by S.o.S. GA Brian Kemp that missing the hearing would be “at his own peril.”  See full text of Kemp’s letter here.)

A meeting was held in the judge’s chambers with all the attorneys involved before the hearing started.  The judge decided that since Obama nor his attorney were in attendance he would be entering a default judgment AGAINST Obama, meaning that he would recommend that Obama not be put on the state’s ballot.  (Also see this article:  GulagBound: Obama Eligibility Discussed in Georgia)  The attorneys in attendance ( Orly Taitz, Van R. Irion, and J. Mark Hatfield) requested to be allowed to present an abbreviated version of their cases so that they would be on record.  Judge Malihi agreed giving each attorney the requested time to present their cases according to Dean Haskins (attending and reporting for his own blog which you can read here).   Irion and Hatfield presented their cases in short order.  Taitz then presented her case which took a bit longer bringing in witnesses to testify and herself taking the stand as well.  She gave her closing argument and the court was adjourned.  You can watch the archived live feed at the Article 2 Super Pac website, here.  On the other hand, there are reports that Judge Malihi has made no ruling at all and that there is no timetable for a ruling in this matter.  This is what is being reported by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  You can read their article, here.

The expert witnesses that were brought in spoke about the birth certificate and evidence that it had been forged, the social security numbers and how they were registered to dead people from 1869 and only showed to belong to Obama when pulled up with certain records dating back to 1977.  Also covered were supreme court decisions supporting the claim that Obama is not a “natural born U.S. citizen” as his father was not a U.S. citizen.  The supreme court cases that were presented were precedents on the definition of a “natural born citizen”.  See these cases here.

Much to the chagrin of the die-hard left, this case proceeded and Obama will not appear on the GA ballot.  According to the left, this case was a waste of tax payer money and state resources as Obama has “proven his status” with the birth certificate release by the state of Hawaii in 2011.  They argue that the right wing that’s claiming the birth certificate is a forgery are just conspiracy theorists that are racist and don’t want a black man in the Whitehouse.  The right wing, of course, vehemently denies this and states Article 2 section 1 of the Constitution and asks why, if Obama is who he says, would he spend thousands of dollars concealing his college records and any others that might be pertinent to his defense?  You would think that Obama would want to clear all of this just to shut the right wing up, but instead he has dodged every question, accusation, and court hearing, now.  This only serves to make the right wing more convinced than ever that they are right and Obama is most definitely hiding who he really is.

There are other states that are filing the same kinds of lawsuits to remove Obama from the ballots in their states as well.  It looks to me like this is the first domino in a line and not something that is going to go away neatly as Obama had hoped.  Other states filing similar law suits include: Alabama, Virginia, New York, California, Florida, Louisiana, and Maryland.

You would think that before ANYONE takes office they would have to present their credentials (i.e. birth certificate, social security card, driver’s license, high school diploma, and college transcripts) as anyone applying for a job with the government has to do.  I believe this is what has the right so up in arms.  If you present these documents to an employer and they are discovered to be false, you get fired or you don’t get the job in the first place.  No one ever cleared the credentials to say Obama was able to hold this office…in fact, he wasn’t vetted properly by his own party! (Wrong form intentionally filed for DNC claiming Obama and Biden as their candidates without constitutional statement of eligibility.  See story here.)  So many inconsistencies will breed questions and conspiracy theories!  It’s all coincidence you say?  To each his own opinion, but do you really trust the government enough to just take their word for it?  I’ve given you all the evidence to look through and research.  It’s up to you to decide.  If the shoe was on the other foot, how would you feel?  Is it just party bias or is there really a conspiracy?  For those of us that don’t align with either party, we just want the constitution to be followed to the “T” and if there is any question, one should be required to produce those documents immediately to quash any question of eligibility.  It’s that plain and simple.  So why make such a fiasco out of it?  You either are eligible and can prove it, or you aren’t and can’t.  So which is it, Mr. Obama?

Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll

The Saddle Up Texas Straw Poll was this weekend in Houston at Minute Maid Park.  There were vendors of all kinds, speeches of ever persuasion, and lots of entertainment, too!  I have to admit, I wasn’t sure how the vote was going to go, but I was hoping and praying that it would go to Ron Paul!

The first day, January 12, 2012, was  mostly registering and getting settled.  There was mixer where you could go around to the booths while listening to music and there was a special guest, Andrew Breitbart from Breitbart TV.  This was the first look at all the goodies that were going to be there.  They had so many awesome shirts!  I could have spent so much money out there!

The second day, January 13, 2012,  started at about 8AM.  Andrew Breitbart gave a keynote address before we started listening to candidate stump speeches for John Culberson and Kevin Brady for U.S. House Rep and Lela Mae Pittenger for U.S. Senate.  These speeches were pretty much all talking points of their positions on the issues, and a little bit of Q&A.  I wanted to ask why they both voted for the NDAA, but didn’t get the chance.  Dick Armey from FreedomWorks was there to speak and KrisAnn Hale, a constitutional attorney and conservative speaker was also speaking that morning.  At about noon, everyone took a lunch break.  Upon returning from lunch, there were more candidate speeches.  The first one up was David Simpson for Texas State House.  He is a great speaker!!  He was very personable and eager to answer questions.  He didn’t seem like your normal politician, all guarded and dodging answers.  I voted for him last election cycle and he definitely has my vote this round, too!  His stance on the issues falls right in line with my libertarian views!!  Next up was Carl Smith, author and founder of the Conservative Messenger.  Then Mike Sullivan from Empower Texans gave a short speech.  Next to talk was Alan Vera from True the Vote.   At about 3PM there was a Verterans Tribute.  There were people from the Texas Wounded Warrior project, The Lone Survivor Foundation, and a local VFW.  This was hosted by U.S. House Rep Ted Poe and Joe Pags of 950 radio.  It was a very nice tribute to our service men and women!  The night ended with a concert from Kevin Black and a VIP cocktail party in the executive boardroom with some of the U.S. Senatorial candidates and live music.

The last day, January 14th, 2012, was the vote day!  The day kicked off at 9AM with Matte Kibbe of FreedomWorks.  After the kickoff, we heard from several U.S. Senatorial candidates including Tom Leppert, Doc Joe Agris, Lt. Gov. David Dewherst, and my personal favorite Glenn Addison.  During this time we also heard from Karen DeSimone, founder of Truth for American Teens.  She talked to the audience which included quite a few teens about the political system, voting, and how to get involved. Then there was a speech from Buddy Pilgrim from Integrity Management.  At this point we broke early for lunch and we decided to skip the next block of speeches and go stand in line to vote.  I cast my vote for Ron Paul for president, Glenn Addison for U.S. Senate, David Simpson for Texas State House, and Bob Hall for Texas Senate.  Once the results were out, I found out that Ron Paul won the Presidential vote!!!!!!!!! Glenn Addison did not get the U.S. Senate vote, it went to Ted Cruz.  David Simpson got 100% of the vote for Texas State House!!!!  No, he wasn’t running unopposed!  How awesome is that?  Then Bob Hall won the vote for Texas State Senate!  I guess I did pretty well picking out my choices!!  I can tell we have a little more work to do for Glenn Addison, though.  Maybe now that people know he is out there, they will research and get to know him a little better.  Hopefully, come the actual primary, he will win!  At this point, we were ready to get going and head home.  I can’t tell you how utterly excited I was that Ron Paul won!!!  I was almost sure all the Establishment people that had put Perry back in office as Governor would have voted for him for President, but THANK GOD that didn’t happen!  I was so excited for Ron Paul that I actually squealed and jumped up and down!!!  This bodes VERY well for the primary here!!!!!!!!  Ok, so now I’m going to put the results for EVERYONE down here so you can see how other candidates did besides mine.

The In Person Vote:

TOTAL VOTES  IN PERSON (Presidential Race) 707

SADDLE UP TEXAS STRAW POLL – FEDERAL CANDIDATES
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
Newt Gingrich 23.8%
Rick Perry 19.4%
Ron Paul 27.9%
Mitt Romney 6.6%
Jon Huntsman 1.1%
Rick Santorum 21.2%
Charles “Buddy” Roemer 0.0%
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR SENATE
Glenn Addison 19.9%
Tom Leppert 3.0%
David Dewhurst 10.3%
Curt Cleaver 0.0%
Ted Cruz 47.8%
Charles Holcomb 0.7%
Ben Gambini 0.0%
Lela Pittenger 7.2%
“Doc Joe” Agris 1.2%
Craig James 9.9%
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR CONGRESS FROM ONE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ONLY
DISTRICT 3 Sam Johnson 0.0%
Josh Caesar 0.0%
Harry Pierce 0.0%
DISTRICT 4 Ralph Hall 75.0%
John Cooper 25.0%
Lou Gigliotti 0.0%
DISTRICT 6 Joe Barton 86.7%
Joe Chow 6.7%
Frank Kuchar 6.7%
DISTRICT 8 Kevin Brady 61.3%
Larry Youngblood 38.7%
DISTRICT 10 Michael McCaul 70.6%
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 8.8%
Eddie Traylor 20.6%
DISTRICT 11 Mike Conaway 0.0%
Chris Younts 100.0%
DISTRICT 13 Mac Thornberry 66.7%
Pam Barlow 33.3%
DISTRICT 14 Michael Truncale 8.8%
DISTRICT 14 Tim Day 1.1%
DISTRICT 14 Randy Weber 14.3%
DISTRICT 14 John Gay 1.1%
Bill Sargent 0.0%
George Harper 9.9%
Jay Old 1.1%
Mark Mansius 0.0%
Robert Gonzalez 62.6%
Felicia Harris 1.1%
DISTRICT 15 Jim Kuiken 0.0%
Eddie Zamora 100.0%
Dale A. Brueggemann 0.0%
DISTRICT 22 Pete Olson 48.5%
Barbara Carlson 51.5%
DISTRICT 24 Kenny Marchant 0.0%
Grant Stinchfield 0.0%
DISTRICT 25 Wes Riddle 40.0%
DISTRICT 25 Dianne Costa 0.0%
DISTRICT 25 Michael Williams 60.0%
Dave Garrison 0.0%
Bill Burch 0.0%
Chad Wilbanks 0.0%
Brian Matthews 0.0%
Justin Hewlett 0.0%
DISTRICT 27 Blake Farenthold 83.3%
Don Al Middlebrook 16.7%
DISTRICT 33 Bill Lawrence 0.0%
DISTRICT 33 Chuck Bradley 33.3%
Roger Williams 66.7%
Monte Mitchell 0.0%
DISTRICT 34 Trey Roberts 0.0%
DISTRICT 34 Paul B. Haring 0.0%
DISTRICT 34 Bill Tofte 87.0%
John Grunwald 4.3%
Marc Young 0.0%
Adela Garza 4.3%
Jessica Puente Bradshaw 4.3%
DISTRICT 35 Susan Narvaiz 0.0%
Rob Roark 100.0%
DISTRICT 36 Kim Morrell 0.0%
DISTRICT 36 Lois  Dickson Myers 4.5%
DISTRICT 36 Stephen Takach 2.3%
Jim Engstrand 84.1%
Jerry L. Doyle 0.0%
Mike Jackson 9.1%
Ky D. Griffin 0.0%
SADDLE UP TEXAS STRAW POLL – TEXAS BALLOT
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR TEXAS SENATE FROM ONE DISTRICT ONLY
TX SD #
2 Bob Deuell 33.3%
Bob Hall 66.7%
3 Robert Nichols 48.0%
Tammy Blair 52.0%
5 Charles Schwertner 41.0%
Ben Bius 59.0%
8 Scott O’Grady 50.7%
Ken Paxton 49.3%
9 Rodney Anderson 20.0%
Kelly Hancock 60.0%
9 Toby Goodman 20.0%
11 Daniel McCool 75.5%
11 Dave Norman 11.3%
Larry Taylor 13.2%
25 Jeff Wentworth 6.4%
25 Donna Campbell 34.0%
Elizabeth Ames Jones 59.6%
30 Craig Estes 100.0%
Jim Herblin 0.0%
31 Kel Seliger 66.7%
Randy Rives 33.3%
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ONE DISTRICT ONLY
TX HD #
3 Jim Pruitt 48.4%
3 Bob Bagley 22.6%
Cecil Bell Jr 16.1%
Scott Turner 12.9%
4 Lance Gooden 66.7%
Stuart Spitzer 33.3%
6 Leo Berman 60.0%
Matt Schaefer 40.0%
7 David Simpson 100.0%
Tommy Merritt 0.0%
8 Byron Cook 50.0%
Bobby Vickery 50.0%
9 Wayne Christian 100.0%
Chris Paddie 0.0%
10 Jim Pitts 0.0%
10 TJ Fabby 100.0%
Linda Bounds 0.0%
Matthew Melton 0.0%
11 Chuck Hopson 66.7%
11 Tony Sevilla 33.3%
Travis Clardy 0.0%
12 Marva Beck 50.0%
12 Josh Tetens 0.0%
Trent  Ashby 50.0%
15 Rob Eissler 33.3%
Steve Toth 66.7%
18 John Otto 73.8%
Dwayne Stovall 26.3%
19 James White 25.0%
Mike Hamilton 75.0%
21 Allan Ritter 46.2%
Daniel Miller 53.8%
23 Wm. O. (Bill) Wallace 6.3%
23 Wayne Faircloth 31.3%
Rachel Delgado 62.5%
24 Greg Bonnen 5.9%
Heidi Theiss 94.1%
26 Jacquie Chaumette 55.9%
26 Diana Miller 2.9%
Sonal Bhuchar 0.0%
Rick Miller 41.2%
29 Ed Thompson 9.7%
29 Eric Johnson 6.5%
Debra Rosenthal-Ritter 83.9%
47 Paul Workman 100.0%
Ryan Downton 0.0%
53 Harvey Hilderbran 0.0%
Cary Wise 0.0%
55 Ralph Sheffield 66.7%
John Alaniz 33.3%
57 Chris Scotti 50.0%
57 Kyle J. Kacal 0.0%
Timothy Delasandro 50.0%
59 Sid Miller 0.0%
59 J.D. Sheffield 0.0%
Mike Jones 0.0%
60 Jim Keffer 0.0%
Richard Ashton 0.0%
64 Myra Crownover 0.0%
Mike Brucia 0.0%
65 Larry Jones 0.0%
Mike Hennefer 0.0%
65 Ron Simmons 0.0%
67 Jeff Leach 0.0%
67 John Pitchford 0.0%
Roger Burns 0.0%
Jon Cole 0.0%
68 Drew Springer 0.0%
68 Paul Braswell 0.0%
68 David Isbell 0.0%
Fred Skeen 0.0%
Trent McKnight 0.0%
73 Doug Miller 0.0%
Rob Smith 0.0%
74 Thomas Kinkaid 100.0%
Dora Alcalá 0.0%
83 Charles Perry 0.0%
Delwin Jones 0.0%
85 Jim Landroop 0.0%
85 Lee Dugan 33.3%
85 Mac Smith 0.0%
Ken King 0.0%
Phil Stephenson 66.7%
Gary Walker 0.0%
88 Amber Fulton 0.0%
Pat Fallon 0.0%
91 Barbara Nash 0.0%
91 Ken Sapp 0.0%
91 Charles Scoma 0.0%
Lady Theresa Thombs 0.0%
Patricia  Pat Carlson 0.0%
92 Todd Smith 0.0%
Jonathan Stickland 100.0%
96 Bill Zedler 0.0%
Mike Leyman 0.0%
97 Susan Todd 50.0%
Craig Goldman 50.0%
98 Vicki Truitt 50.0%
Giovanni Capriglionne 50.0%
101 Dick Elkins 0.0%
Stephanie Klick 0.0%
114 Kenneth Sheets 0.0%
114 Jason Villalba 0.0%
David Boone 0.0%
Bill Keffer 0.0%
115 Steve Nguyen 0.0%
115 Matt Rinaldi 0.0%
115 Andy Olivo 0.0%
Bennett Ratliff 0.0%
Kevin Dunn 0.0%
121 Joe Straus 0.0%
Matt Beebe 100.0%
125 James Lewey 0.0%
Alma Perez Jackson 100.0%
127 Dan Huberty 76.7%
Bobby Jordan 23.3%
129 John Davis 31.7%
Mary Huls 68.3%
132 Bill Callegari 66.7%
Randy Brown 33.3%
133 Jim Murphy 100.0%
Grant Johnston 0.0%
136 Mike Schofield 25.0%
136 Mano Deayala 0.0%
Ann Witt 37.5%
Pam Holm 37.5%
150 Debbie Riddle 78.6%
James Wilson 21.4%

The Text Vote:

TOTAL VOTES CAST (Presidential Race)  3321

SADDLE UP TEXAS STRAW POLL – FEDERAL CANDIDATES
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT
Newt Gingrich 11.9%
Rick Perry 13.3%
Ron Paul 54.4%
Mitt Romney 4.2%
Jon Huntsman 0.5%
Rick Santorum 15.6%
Charles “Buddy” Roemer 0.0%
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR SENATE
Glenn Addison 12.0%
Tom Leppert 9.1%
David Dewhurst 7.1%
Curt Cleaver 0.0%
Ted Cruz 49.1%
Charles Holcomb 0.3%
Ben Gambini 0.0%
Lela Pittenger 9.1%
“Doc Joe” Agris 0.3%
Craig James 12.9%
CIRCLE ONE CHOICE FOR CONGRESS FROM ONE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ONLY
DISTRICT 3 Sam Johnson 0.0%
Josh Caesar 75.0%
Harry Pierce 25.0%
DISTRICT 4 Ralph Hall 79.5%
John Cooper 6.8%
Lou Gigliotti 13.6%
DISTRICT 6 Joe Barton 26.3%
Joe Chow 51.3%
Frank Kuchar 22.4%
DISTRICT 8 Kevin Brady 26.7%
Larry Youngblood 73.3%
DISTRICT 10 Michael McCaul 15.9%
Ernie Beltz, Jr. 37.7%
Eddie Traylor 46.4%
DISTRICT 11 Mike Conaway 25.0%
Chris Younts 75.0%
DISTRICT 13 Mac Thornberry 52.6%
Pam Barlow 47.4%
DISTRICT 14 Michael Truncale 24.7%
DISTRICT 14 Tim Day 0.0%
DISTRICT 14 Randy Weber 32.0%
DISTRICT 14 John Gay 1.0%
Bill Sargent 0.7%
George Harper 0.7%
Jay Old 0.3%
Mark Mansius 0.0%
Robert Gonzalez 39.3%
Felicia Harris 1.3%
DISTRICT 15 Jim Kuiken 0.0%
Eddie Zamora 85.7%
Dale A. Brueggemann 14.3%
DISTRICT 22 Pete Olson 74.5%
Barbara Carlson 25.5%
DISTRICT 24 Kenny Marchant 33.9%
Grant Stinchfield 66.1%
DISTRICT 25 Wes Riddle 12.2%
DISTRICT 25 Dianne Costa 4.3%
DISTRICT 25 Michael Williams 29.6%
Dave Garrison 4.3% .
Bill Burch 1.7%
Chad Wilbanks 1.7%
Brian Matthews 46.1%
Justin Hewlett 0.0%
DISTRICT 27 Blake Farenthold 37.5%
Don Al Middlebrook 62.5%
DISTRICT 33 Bill Lawrence 0.0%
DISTRICT 33 Chuck Bradley 0.0%
Roger Williams 100.0%
Monte Mitchell 0.0%
DISTRICT 34 Trey Roberts 0.0%
DISTRICT 34 Paul B. Haring 4.3%
DISTRICT 34 Bill Tofte 47.1%
John Grunwald 0.0%
Marc Young 0.0%
Adela Garza 21.4%
Jessica Puente Bradshaw 27.1%
DISTRICT 35 Susan Narvaiz 50.0%
Rob Roark 50.0%
DISTRICT 36 Kim Morrell 0.9%
DISTRICT 36 Lois  Dickson Myers 0.0%
DISTRICT 36 Stephen Takach 4.3%
Jim Engstrand 44.3%
Jerry L. Doyle 0.9%
Mike Jackson 49.6%
Ky D. Griffin 0.0%
SADDLE UP TEXAS STRAW POLL – TEXAS BALLOT
TEXAS SENATE
TX SD #
2 Bob Deuell 40.0%
Bob Hall 60.0%
3 Robert Nichols 36.4%
Tammy Blair 63.6%
5 Charles Schwertner 41.2%
Ben Bius 58.8%
8 Scott O’Grady 29.4%
Ken Paxton 70.6%
9 Rodney Anderson 41.2%
Kelly Hancock 52.9%
9 Toby Goodman 5.9%
11 Daniel McCool 63.3%
11 Dave Norman 12.4%
Larry Taylor 24.3%
25 Jeff Wentworth 7.6%
25 Donna Campbell 84.8%
Elizabeth Ames Jones 7.6%
30 Craig Estes 34.2%
Jim Herblin 65.8%
31 Kel Seliger 26.7%
Randy Rives 73.3%
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TX HD #
3 Jim Pruitt 31.3%
3 Bob Bagley 2.0%
Cecil Bell Jr 20.2%
Scott Turner 46.5%
4 Lance Gooden 7.4%
Stuart Spitzer 92.6%
6 Leo Berman 0.0%
Matt Schaefer 0.0%
7 David Simpson 99.0%
Tommy Merritt 1.0%
8 Byron Cook 5.9%
Bobby Vickery 94.1%
9 Wayne Christian 77.3%
Chris Paddie 22.7%
10 Jim Pitts 2.6%
10 TJ Fabby 89.7%
Linda Bounds 7.7%
Matthew Melton 0.0%
11 Chuck Hopson 0.0%
11 Tony Sevilla 25.0%
Travis Clardy 75.0%
12 Marva Beck 3.6%
12 Josh Tetens 92.9%
Trent  Ashby 3.6%
15 Rob Eissler 1.2%
Steve Toth 98.8%
18 John Otto 100.0%
Dwayne Stovall 0.0%
19 James White 100.0%
Mike Hamilton 0.0%
21 Allan Ritter 0.0%
Daniel Miller 100.0%
23 Wm. O. (Bill) Wallace 6.5%
23 Wayne Faircloth 6.5%
Rachel Delgado 87.1%
24 Greg Bonnen 6.9%
Heidi Theiss 93.1%
26 Jacquie Chaumette 30.8%
26 Diana Miller 0.5%
Sonal Bhuchar 53.2%
Rick Miller 15.5%
29 Ed Thompson 40.0%
29 Eric Johnson 0.0%
Debra Rosenthal-Ritter 60.0%
47 Paul Workman 25.0%
Ryan Downton 75.0%
53 Harvey Hilderbran 0.0%
Cary Wise 100.0%
55 Ralph Sheffield 50.0%
John Alaniz 50.0%
57 Chris Scotti 0.0%
57 Kyle J. Kacal 100.0%
Timothy Delasandro 0.0%
59 Sid Miller 66.7%
59 J.D. Sheffield 0.0%
Mike Jones 33.3%
60 Jim Keffer 50.0%
Richard Ashton 50.0%
64 Myra Crownover 36.4%
Mike Brucia 63.6%
65 Larry Jones 6.3%
Mike Hennefer 31.3%
65 Ron Simmons 62.5%
67 Jeff Leach 59.2%
67 John Pitchford 0.0%
Roger Burns 21.5%
Jon Cole 19.4%
68 Drew Springer 100.0%
68 Paul Braswell 0.0%
68 David Isbell 0.0%
Fred Skeen 0.0%
Trent McKnight 0.0%
73 Doug Miller 0.0%
Rob Smith 100.0%
74 Thomas Kinkaid 0.0%
Dora Alcalá 100.0%
83 Charles Perry 75.0%
Delwin Jones 25.0%
85 Jim Landroop 55.9%
85 Lee Dugan 17.3%
85 Mac Smith 0.0%
Ken King 5.5%
Phil Stephenson 21.3%
Gary Walker 0.0%
88 Amber Fulton 32.7%
Pat Fallon 67.3%
91 Barbara Nash 0.0%
91 Ken Sapp 0.0%
91 Charles Scoma 0.0%
Lady Theresa Thombs 0.0%
Patricia  Pat Carlson 100.0%
92 Todd Smith 0.0%
Jonathan Stickland 100.0%
96 Bill Zedler 75.0%
Mike Leyman 25.0%
97 Susan Todd 66.7%
Craig Goldman 33.3%
98 Vicki Truitt 4.4%
Giovanni Capriglionne 95.6%
101 Dick Elkins 0.0%
Stephanie Klick 100.0%
114 Kenneth Sheets 36.4%
114 Jason Villalba 18.2%
David Boone 0.0%
Bill Keffer 45.5%
115 Steve Nguyen 1.1%
115 Matt Rinaldi 17.6%
115 Andy Olivo 1.1%
Bennett Ratliff 79.1%
Kevin Dunn 1.1%
121 Joe Straus 61.4%
Matt Beebe 38.6%
125 James Lewey 0.0%
Alma Perez Jackson 100.0%
127 Dan Huberty 95.6%
Bobby Jordan 4.4%
129 John Davis 42.1%
Mary Huls 57.9%
132 Bill Callegari 29.6%
Randy Brown 70.4%
133 Jim Murphy 100.0%
Grant Johnston 0.0%
136 Mike Schofield 15.5%
136 Mano Deayala 82.4%
Ann Witt 0.5%
Pam Holm 1.6%
150 Debbie Riddle 80.6%
James Wilson 19.4%

The Awakening

In my life, I have always paid attention to politics, even as a small child. I’m not sure what made me so interested, but with my first mock election in elementary school, I was hooked. The school had us vote for the Presidential Election of 1984. It was Ronald Reagan against Walter Mondale. I was a very independent thinker even then, so it didn’t matter what my parents thought or what my teachers thought, I was going to form my own opinion. I remember listening to them speak and asking questions about each candidate. Come time for the mock vote at school, I KNEW who I was voting for. I had decided that Reagan’s message of liberty and freedom was just common sense! I didn’t like Walter Mondale at all! So, I cast my vote for Reagan. Apparently 58.8% of the country agreed with me. I continued to pay attention to the elections as they came up each time and always knew exactly who I wanted to vote for. I knew I was a die hard republican!
I remember being able to go vote for the first time. I was so excited to cast my vote! I had my mom drive me to the polling location and I excitedly went in and presented my voter registration card and my driver’s license. I walked to the voting booth and quickly punched the mark for an all Republican ticket. Wow! I was letting my voice be heard!!
For the next presidential election, I was a military wife with a 2 year old and was pregnant with my second child. It is amazing the things you learn once you really get out into the world and have a family of your own. Again, in the election, I voted a straight Republican ballot, but with more knowledge that I was absolutely voting my principles. I was so happy to vote that year, even if it was by absentee ballot. I must admit I LOVED having George W. Bush win, knowing I had voted for him. You see, my family knew his family personally. I’d met him on many occasions and just LOVED him and Laura, too. They were two of the sweetest people I’d ever met! My grandparents knew their parents and spoke so highly of them and of George and Laura. I guess this influenced my opinion quite a bit. I know that President George W. Bush prayed about his actions before he did anything. What a great person to have leading this country! As you can imagine I voted for him the second time around, too. That election I got so involved I actually worked on George Bush’s campaign. I became a member of the Young Republicans in my town and worked diligently to get him re-elected. That election was exciting and scary all at the same time. It really felt like it was THE most important election, ever. I could almost feel our country being thrown away by the democratic party. We HAD to vote George Bush to save us.
It’s funny how with each election you get the feeling that it’s more and more important than the last. Come the election of 2008, I was never more convinced of that. There was this outrage against the president I had loved so much and you could feel the pull of the country in the opposite direction. I researched ALL of the candidates and was not very happy about the ones that had been presented until I found former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee. I wished I had know about him sooner. I was so excited to find him as my candidate. I eagerly joined his campaign and worked very had to make sure people in my town knew about him. Come the primary, my sister, husband and I all went to vote together and then waited to see the election returns. We were so excited. Unfortunately, Mike Huckabee did not win the nomination and we got stuck with John McCain. This was the first time I really felt out of sorts with my party. Going to vote in the general election was awful. Again, my sister, my husband, and I all went together and we all felt HORRIBLE voting for McCain, but he was the lesser of two evils at the time. I felt actual disgust in voting for him. How could my party betray itself by nominating this very moderate “conservative”? In my opinion, he might as well have been a democrat. Obviously, he didn’t win and we ended up with an even worse scenario. Now we had a man that I believe wasn’t even eligible to be President in the office. The fact that my party just seemed to sit back and accept that made me even more unhappy with them.
During all this time I was also following other elected officials and their elections and voting in those elections, as well. The 2010 governor’s election was coming up and Rick Perry was running, again. I had become increasingly unhappy with his running of our state and wanted desperately to get him out of office. I believe he has been in that office way too long and has become very corrupt. Try telling that to the Republican Party of Texas, though. They won’t even hear it. It doesn’t matter that he was stealing land (eminent domain) from our people to build the Trans-Texas Corridor and selling it to other countries. No, that wasn’t a bad thing according to the GOP. So, I started looking for someone to replace him that was really paying attention and wanted to do something that was very different. I found Debra Medina. Oh what an amazing woman she is! I researched her and found out how to get involved in her campaign and became the Smith County coordinator. I loved every minute of being involved in her campaign! She wanted to (REALLY) have small government, unlike Perry that increased it at every turn. She wanted to give property rights back to Texans and stop property taxes which only make us “rent” the land from the government. She opened my eyes to see that you cannot truly own your property because the government can take it away if you don’t pay property taxes. I had never thought about that before. What an interesting perspective! She also opened my eyes to a new tax system that actually made sense! If you just put a tax on the things people buy and use everyday, you can get rid of the tax on your property! The studies that were done on it show that it works!! WOW! We could actually REALLY have our OWN property in TX! This woman is a visionary! While working for Debra’s campaign, I also learned a little about Ron Paul and what it means to be a Libertarian. I wasn’t fully convinced, but I definitely liked what more of their candidates had to say then what the GOP candidates were offering. Hmmm, maybe I wasn’t such a die hard republican after all? Then someone put a test up that would tell you where you actually were on the political spectrum. I was a little shocked to see that I wasn’t as conservative as I thought, but I was more libertarian. I fell right smack dab into the middle of the libertarian section of the graph. I was still in denial to some degree, though, so I didn’t put much stock in that test.
At one point in the Debra’s campaign she was attacked by Glenn Beck. We had worked so hard to get her on his show just knowing that he would promote her. She was everything he talked about our country needing! She was actually for LESS government, for individual property rights, pro second amendment, pro-life, and not corrupted by the establishment republicans. This was going to be so great! The interview started off kind of strange. Glenn Beck had this odd tone to his voice and he was being kind of rude. The more I listened the more angry I got! Then it happened. He asked her if she was a “truther” and she stumbled. She had no idea what a “truther” was at the time. I thought she handled herself pretty well, but he just kept talking over her, laughing, and saying that she made him “want to give Rick Perry a big ol’ French kiss!” HOW COULD HE?? He completely railroaded a person the stood for everything he said we needed! I was more than angry! Within minutes of the interview being over, Rick Perry’s campaign release a statement condemning Debra even more. Then it came out that Glenn Beck was in Rick Perry’s pocket. The same dirty politics that they were playing in Washington was playing out right there in front of me, in MY home state. I couldn’t believe it. I knew Rick Perry was not a good man, but I had never envisioned him stooping that low. I had never envisioned Glenn Beck stooping that low!! I was completely disgusted with the way the Republican party treated her and her supporters after that. My eyes had been opened that much more.
When Debra didn’t win the nomination, I started looking for someone else that had the same core values and ideas as she did. There was no way I was going to vote for Rick Perry or Bill White, so I HAD to find someone else. I found another candidate that I was happy to support and wrote him in on the ballot. I also made sure that I voted for NON-establishment republicans or libertarians anywhere that I could. I refused to vote for the same dirty politics ever again.
Fast forward to the build up to this years campaign. No one had officially thrown their hat in, but I was sure that Mike Huckabee was going to run again and I had liked him so much last time and liked that he had a plan for our economy, so he was my guy! I waited for him to announce he was going to run. I was so excited he was finally going to make an announcement on his show and then lo and behold, he said he was NOT running. WHAT?? I was heart broken. That last little bit of my attachment to the Republican party had been broken. There was no one in the field that I wanted to vote for. I started looking for anyone else that was going to run. Then I remembered what Debra had said about Ron Paul. He was worth looking at even if I didn’t agree with some of his positions. I started researching him and where he stood on the issues. I checked his congressional record and it became clear, this was the man I had been looking for. Ron Paul had it right. The more government interferes in our lives, the less free we become. He had the economic plan that I knew would work to get us out of this mess we are in. The more I researched the more I believed. This was amazing. Every day my eyes were opened just a little more. All of the remaining blinders I had were removed and I was AWAKE!! I had left the Matrix and was now fully awake! George Bush was not the president I thought him to be, his father was not the president I thought him to be, either. I was appalled at the things I learned with just a little research. How had I kept my head in the sand for so long? I was a “sheeple”…I admit it. I can only thank Debra for giving me the opportunity to “take the red pill” instead of the blue and continuing to be disillusioned by the government.  As each day passes with this election season, I am more and more aware of the corruption in our government.  I am more and more sure that the only candidate that I could possibly vote for is Ron Paul.  This guy has it right.  We should absolutely be adhering to the Constitution.  It was drafted and ratified so that our Federal government wouldn’t get out of hand.  Men are greedy for power and without those checks and balances in place, we would surely end up in a dictatorship.  Oh wait, we are pretty much already there.  Every Republican from my state, EXCEPT Ron Paul voted to trash our Constitution when they voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act.

(Source:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-375 )

These people that claim they are the party of less government and the protectors of the Constitution just showed their true colors.  They are, as Debra would say, “two sides of the same coin.”  They have very few differences in their platforms and are bound and determined to push their agenda down our throats…along with the candidate THEY want in office.

I have never seen such corruptness as I have with this election!  The media has refused to acknowledge Ron Paul as a “serious” candidate because they don’t agree with his “radical stand point” on the role of government and adhering to the Constitution.  This is just about laughable!  Almost all of the major Republican talking heads are speaking out against Ron Paul and his “Paulbots”, “Ronulans”, or “crackpot” supporters.  If they were really for the ideals that the Republican party stands for, wouldn’t they WANT Ron Paul to be their candidate?  They should, but they aren’t really for having freedom and personal responsibility like they claim.  They are happy with the “status quo” and don’t really want change.  I mean after all, why aren’t any of them talking about the NDAA or the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), or the Protect IP Act (PIPA), or the Enemy Expatriation Act (EEA)?  These by no means help to limit government or make it smaller.  Wait, isn’t that what the Republicans all claim to want??  Interesting, isn’t it?  Then there is Iran.  If you listen to the Republicans, Iran is gearing up for nuclear weapons and we need to intervene right now!  If you do a little of your own research, though, and actually read the IAEA report that was put out in November on Iran’s nuclear enrichment programs, you will find that they are not enriching anything to anywhere close to weapons grade.  Yes, they have gone from 3.5% to 20%, but that isn’t even close to weapons grade which is 90%.  The 20% was declared through the proper channels and is for the radioactive isotope needed for cancer patients.

(source:  http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Documents/Infcircs/2011/infcirc828.pdf )

Now the Republicans, will have you believe that they have secret stores of uranium that are being further enriched by the day.  Sound familiar?  Isn’t this what the Bush administration told us about Iraq?  This is what we invaded them for and then found there were NO WMDs there!  The Republicans are at it again.  It’s like they just can’t get enough of war!  These are our fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons, and daughters we are sending over there to fight for what?  Because the Republicans want war?  No, thank you!  We are already in two wars that are costing us a fortune…and they are illegal wars at that! Yes, illegal!  If congress doesn’t declare war, it’s NOT LEGAL!  Our constitution lays that out plain and clear for all to read!  How did we allow encroachment upon our rights and our constitution to get so out of hand?  Are people really that content to just let the government do whatever they want?  This country is starting to feel like Nazi Germany!!  If you aren’t awake, yet, you had better wake up and FAST!  If we are not vigilant in watching over our Constitution and our rights, the government will take them all away from us under the cover of night!!  Don’t let them scare you into signing away your rights, thinking that it will keep you safe!  Those rights are all you have that are keeping you safe and free!  I honestly feel like I’m screaming to people to wake up from the matrix and “take the red pill”.  I don’t think I could ever go back to just putting my head in the sand and pretending that government really isn’t corrupt, power hungry, and greedy!  I see the world through a new set of eyes, now.  I am very aware of the things going on around me.  For the first time ever, I am afraid that we are really going to lose all hope for true liberty and freedom in America.  I am awake, and I am not willing to sit idly by while our government runs  all over the Constitution and our rights.  If you are like me, it makes you angry and you must do something!  I will fight in whatever way necessary to keep our Constitution intact and our country free from domestic tyranny!  Right now, that means voting for Ron Paul, working his campaign, blogging about the political world, posting political videos on social media sites, sending tweets for Ron Paul, protesting unconstitutional legislation, and trying to wake up everyone I know!  I. AM. AWAKE!