HR347 = Felony to Protest @ Events Attended by Person(s) with Secret Service Protection.

HR347 = Felony to Protest @ Events Attended by Person(s) with Secret Service Protection..

This is the latest in the attempt to shred the constitution by our oh so lovely law makers in Washington, D.C.  This bill passed the house with a vote of 399-3 the first time through the house and UNANIMOUSLY in the Senate (you can see for yourself who voted and how here).  That’s right only THREE people were in opposition to this bill.  Ron Paul (TX), Justin Amash (MI), and Paul Broun (GA) were the only people to stand up for your 1st amendment right to peaceably assemble. This is so astounding to me!  These are the people we put up there to defend our constitution and not only have they not done that, but they have repeatedly KILLED the Bill Of Rights!!  This is UNACCEPTABLE people!!  You need to be looking for the candidates that want to return the government to WE THE PEOPLE and give us back our Constitution!!

These Candidates are the ones for TX voters at which people should be looking:  Ron Paul (president), Glenn Addison (U.S. Senate- TX), Larry Youngblood (U.S. House-TX Dist. 8), Tammy Blair (Texas Senate Dist. 3), David Simpson (Texas State Rep. Dist. 7), Matt Schaefer (Texas State Rep. Dist. 6), Chris Green (Smith County Sheriff).  I’m sure there are many all over the state of TX and people need to be RESEARCHING their candidates.  Don’t just listen to what they say in campaign mode, look at how they have voted, at what they have supported, and what they DO in their own lives.  ALL POLITICIANS will tell you what you want to hear to get your votes.  PAY ATTENTION!!  If you have a liberty minded candidate where you are, let me know, and I will add them to the list!!

Let’s hold these people accountable for their actions against the Constitution and against WE THE PEOPLE!!!

 

See the full text of this bill here.

Interview With Chris Green For Smith County Sheriff

I had the pleasure, Monday, to sit down with Chris Green at his headquarters on Troup Highway in Tyler and interview him. He was very receptive to the interview and even let me record our session so that I could give you a transcript of exactly what was said. I have to say that I really enjoyed my time talking with Chris Green. He’s very intelligent and has quite a few good ideas! I am posting the interview transcript in it’s entirety. I recommend that you check out Chris Green. His website is http://www.chrisgreenforsheriff.com  The following is a full transcript of our interview:

East Texans For Freedom (ETFF):   So, what made you decide to run for Smith County Sheriff?

Chris Green (CG): Well, I’ve been a Game Warden here for 16 of my 20 year career and you know I’ve watched these deputies and their interaction with the public.  I’ve seen how this administration works and you know hearing from the land owners and business owners all around the county where I travel, I feel like these windows of opportunity don’t come around very often, especially with this current administration being in office for 30+ years.  I want to continue to serve in a different capacity than Game Warden.  I want to continue to make sure our people here in Smith County are trusting of their law enforcement out in the county and that they get the security that they are longing for.  So, I want to continue to serve in a different capacity, and two, I want to give back to a community that’s been so good to me and my family, especially my son.  Having a special needs son, and all the trials and tribulations we went through in Dallas and here when we got home, we watched the community rally around us with financial, emotional, and spiritual support and helped us out.  Look, I’m good at what I do in law enforcement.  I know that I can make some good positive changes for Smith County, the sheriff’s office, and the personnel up there.  Hey, this opportunity presented itself and I wanted to make sure that I was part of the new vision that this county has kind of longed for.

ETFF:  If you are elected, what will you do to combat corruption within the department?

CG:  Well, you know, I’ve heard from several individuals throughout my career, the Smith County Justice Book and such…you know,  I’m one of those guys that I don’t want to really look backwards.  I want to make sure that our team we’re gonna put together looks forward.  When we take office, if there’s some shenanigans that are in that office with our administration, our deputies, or whoever it may be within the Sheriff’s Office, we’re certainly going to address it because we’re not going to tolerate it.  We’re going to be above board.  We’re going to be ethical.  We’re going to be transparent.  We’re going to make sure that the tax payers of this county get the best bang for their buck.  So, I really don’t want to look back on what may or may not be so, so much as I want to look forward and be positive.

ETFF:  Let me skip down a few questions here, as this kind of ties into that.  Are you going to have an open door policy for deputies to come in and talk to you about things they see going wrong in the department?  If so, how are you going to combat retaliation for people that come to talk to you about that?

CG:  Well, it’s not going to be tolerated.  You know, retaliation is never a good thing.  That comes with morale and there’s some problems there.  Yeah, I’m going to have an open door policy and chain of command that we’ll go through, but I’m going to be available for everybody, not only the personnel of the Smith County Sheriff’s Department, but for the public that wants to reach out and visit with their sheriff.  We’re elected officials and we work for the people.  That’s how we’re going to be under this administration.  I think we as  game wardens are the most approachable officers in the state.  We have contact with the public whether we’re eating, going to church, or picking the kids up from school.  We are the most approachable to talk to because we have interpersonal skills.  We’re going to continue that with me as sheriff.  Yeah, I’m going to be available.  I’m not going to be out and about or absentee, whatever it may be, I’m going to be a sheriff available to the people.

ETFF:  Ok, now I’m going to go back to the other questions I skipped.  You are allowed a “no comment” here.  Do you have any proof of corruption in the department here or is it all hearsay as far as you know?

CG:  Listen, I dont’ have any proof, nor do we have any investigators.  We’re not digging for anything.  It a decision that people have to make about this Sheriff’s Office.  A lot of stuff in law enforcement is made up, some in  retaliation, some for just  pure meanness, and sometimes where there’s smoke, there’s fire.  I don’t know.  I just know that our administration is  going to be positive and not  look backwards and spend a lot of time and tax dollars doing investigations on a prior administration.  We have a lot of work to do right here in this county.

ETFF:  Let’s go back to your background in law enforcement.  You said that you’ve been a Game Warden for 16 of your 20 years.  What did you do for the other 4 years?

CG:  Well 16 of my 20 have been here in Smith County, and 4 were in Hopkins County…Sulphur Springs.  So I have 20 years state law enforcement.  Before that, I was the owner of a small business.  I worked as a general contractor in commercial and residential construction, and managed sub-contractors.  I’m a perfect blend of business and law enforcement, and I’ll tell you why.  The Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement entity, we know that, but it’s also a big business.  I have a business degree from Dallas Baptist University, I’ve worked in the private sector, owner of a small business, and I have 20 years state law enforcement.  The best training that Texas has to offer, Texas Game Wardens are the best trained officers in the state.  So, a combination of business degree, business experience, and law enforcement is a great combination to be qualified for sheriff of Smith County.

ETFF:  I believe that it is important for the Sheriff to interact with the people and the media, one-on-one,  so that the public keeps a good relationship with the sheriff.   How do you intend to handle the public and the media if you are elected?

CG:  Well, I have 20 years of media experience.  I was trained to deal with the media and the state saw to it that I became the media spokesman for our department especially in the East Texas area where we had several incidences going on.  You  know I’m not going to hire a Public Information Officer.  The people want to hear from the Sheriff, anyway in high profile cases, any incidences that are major that we need to address, problems with personnel, or whatever it may be.  Yeah, I’ve always had a good relationship with our T.V., print, and radio media and will continue to do so as Sheriff.  As long as we have a good relationship, then we’ll certainly share information.  We’re going to be transparent.  We’re going to share information when we get it, if someone requests it, we’re not going to compromise any cases we’re working on just because someone wants information, but sure, we’re going to give people a heads up when they need it.

ETFF:  J.B. Smith has been Smith County Sheriff for about 36 years, now. That’s a long time in one office. Many people believe that not having term limits leads to corruption. How do you feel about term limits?

CG:  Yeah, I’ve always believed in term limits.  J.B. and his crew, they’ve had a really good run, but I think after 30+ years some of the employees get a little complacent…a lot complacent in some regards.  You get really beholden to folks and vice versa.  The people get really beholden to the Sheriff’s Office where they are really affecting people a lot more.  For me, donations, contributions, doing good things, that doesn’t gain you favor.  I think that we need equal justice for all across the board and that’s the way we’ll be with our administration.

ETFF:  What are some of the main goals you’d like to accomplish as Sheriff?

CG:  Well, I think more than anything, we need to rewrite some of the policies.  We need to have, again, equal justice for all.  Just because I’m running on the republican ticket doesn’t mean that I’m not going to work for democrats, independents, the republicans, everybody…black, white, hispanic.  We’re going to be the Sheriff for everybody.  I think we have a drug problem in this county, and we’re going to develop a drug task force…we’re not going to cost the taxpayers any more money…we’re going to work within our budget, work with the county judge, work with our commissioners, and we’re gonna put more boots on the ground.  More deputies serving the folks of our county that are patrolling the roads.  Right now we are way too top heavy.  I can see where we can streamline some of those posititions and put more deputies in the field.  Just having more deputies in the field patrolling is a deterrent to crime.  I know this, because I’ve done it for a long time.  Just the presence of a law enforcement officer on some of these county roads deters some of these criminals from crimes of opportunity.  So, we are going to streamline, put more boots on the ground, and we’re going to have a new vision, some new leadership, a new direction.  We going to go after some of our guys, men and women, that have warrants.  We’re going to have a warrant division, civil division, we’re going to have a drug task force, like I said.  We’re just not going to only work the interstates, we’re going to work inside this county and go after some of these meth labs, some of these drug houses that haven’t been getting much attention.  You know, drugs are the root of most the crimes that occur in this county.  You know, our problems aren’t so much major crimes as it is larceny/theft…burglaries…assault/family violence.  These are the crimes that most occur, not so much those other incidences that are serious and impact others lives.  The majority of our crimes are drug driven, are larceny/theft, burglaries, and assault/family violence.  That’s what we deal with as Sheriff’s Deputies day in and day out.  We average about 15 larceny/thefts a day.  So, they need some attention.

ETFF:  With the National Defense Authorization Act in place, how would you protect the citizens of Smith County from being detained indefinitely by federal agents for something as simple as protesting peacefully, or writing a blog like mine that speaks out against overreaching government? Would you have any recourse or would you feel you HAD to step aside?

CG:  Well, I’m not going to step aside for anything that violates the constitution with our people.  The NDAA, I noticed that most of our senators or congressmen…or all of them, signed on to it.  Hopefully, the provisions 1021 and 1022 will be rewritten.  There are some good things in the NDAA, but there are also parts that I can’t go along with.  As Sheriff, our responsibilities aren’t getting inside the crime scene tape and investigating scenes..it is the Sheriff’s Office responsibility, but the Sheriff himself or herself, our responsibility is certainly to be bound by the United States Constitution.  We take the oath of office to protect our citizens and be the supreme keepers of the peace and make sure that the federal government doesn’t overreach.  We’re part of the executive branch of government.  We are the executors of the law.  But again, we are to maintain law and order, preservation, domestic peace and tranquility for our respective counties.  Hey, I’m going to be the last line in the sand between the people of this county and the federal governemnt.  They come in here and want to pull some of these things that violate the Constitution on our folks, I’m going to be a Sheriff that stands up for them (the people).

ETFF:  When dealing with Child Protective Services, would you allow them to remove children from the home of a loving parent for homeschooling because CPS says it is isolating the child?

CG:  Well, again, the constitution…there are so many organizations that the constitution didn’t even think were going to come about…Homeland Security, EPA, ATF, and the multitude of agencies that want to run roughshod over the people.  I know some folks that are homeschooled, and these kids are doing just fine.  They do meet with other kids.  Public shools these days…my kids are in public school and some of the are great…but some aren’t.  I think parents should have that choice in what they want to do with their kids.  If their life isn’t in jeopardy, they are getting their meds, their vaccinations like they should…again, that’s another vaccinations…I could go off on a rabbit trail there…

ETFF:  That was my next question, actually…

CG:  If the kids are safe, their getting educated…kids are our future…they can be our future criminals or they can be our future leaders…but I think the parents play a huge roll in that.  Now, law enforcement officers wear many hats.  We are social workers at times, school teachers are social workers at times.  A lot of things we normally wouldn’t get involved in we will.  If we go do a check on a family that has kids at home that are homeschooled and are home a lot…and they are well nourished, they look good, no bruises or scratches or cigarette burns on them anywhere, I think that’s going to be just fine to have those kids there.  I don’t see why we would snatch kids away from their parents unless some of the things I mentioned have come about that we see, and then CPS will get involved.  If there’s neglect or a violation there, then we’ll certainly sit down and evaluate them.

ETFF:  Would you allow children to be removed from the home for a parent giving their child raw milk, not vaccinating, or from a single parent with health issues, but that had a good support system in place?

CG:  Well, again, you go and evaluate something like that.  It’s a tough call when you start taking kids away from their parents.  I’ve worked many incidences where they involved near fatalities or fatalities of kids.  I’ve had to call CPS a few times on individuals where there was some neglect, especially in a fatality where you want to make sure there wasn’t any other neglect at home.  Most of those cases when CPS was called was because I wanted them to intervene and find out of things were OK.  If they were OK in their minds, then they are the experts that know that, then leave those kids in place.   You know vaccines…that’s a choice that parents make.  I don’t necessarily agree with it too much, but they are the parents of those kids, but again, I don’t want some of these diseases that we’ve eradicated over here to come back.  It think we have a lot of problems with that when some of our folks are coming over from other countries that aren’t getting vaccinated and they are bringing back some of these diseases we have eradicated with these vaccines.  You know I have a special needs child and he has some autistic tendencies, I don’t blame it on vaccines.  I think we need a lot more research when it comes to what vaccines do to our folks.  We could spin off on different things that doctors have said.  You know there’s a percentage of doctors that say they don’t and some say they do, kind of like global warming.  So there needs to be a lot more evaluation done on our vaccines before I can make a definite decision.

ETFF:  How would you ensure that there is cooperation between departments such as fire departments, city police, and the sheriff’s department?  Would there be any training for the S.O. such as ICS and NIMS, and if so, would those be made into policy so deputies have to adhere to those policies?

CG:  Well, I will tell you that I am probably one of  the only candidates running that has worked in the field with every police agency, fire department paid and volunteer in this county.  I have a good track record of doing that.  We’ve worked together on many different incidences.  They’ve helped me, I’ve helped them.  I won’t have to introduce myself to any of these folks out there.  They know me, they know my work ethic, they know how I was as a Game Warden.  We’ve always worked together and shared information.  We will continue to do that as a Sheriff’s Office.  The people that we’re going to put on this team are all like minded with me that we are going to work with other agencies.  There’s problems in this county.  We have commissioners that don’t like their constables.  We have Constables that don’t like other constables.  We have constable that don’t like commissioners.  The PD and the Sheriff’s Office have a rub.  Arp PD, bless their hearts, they are out there all alone.  They can’t even communicate with anyone in Smith County, they have to communicate with a Police Department in another county.  So,  we don’t communicate very well right now, but we’re certainly going to do that under our administration.  We’re going to work as a team.  We’re going to train together, we’re going to work together.  I have talked to the other chiefs in this county and they are all in agreement with the plans that we have to do just that.  Have mock training…an airplane crash, have training out there with all of our first responders.  Training at schools…we just had another school shooting up in Ohio.  We’ve talked to the leadership at TJC to have mock training out there with a gunman in the classroom and work with the campus police.  We’re going to do that sort of training.  We’re going to work together and have better communications and we don’t have to raise taxes to do so!  We just have to be more efficient with the dollars that we have.  I think they need to be better managed, and I promise you that we’ll make sure our folks will do that.

ETFF:  Do you know what Agenda 21 is?

CG:  Yeah I know a little bit about Agenda 21.  The U.N., the big power grab, trying to tell us where we can live, what kind of food we can grow, the taking over of our properties…I’m not real crazy about Agenda 21.

ETFF:  How will you combat Agenda 21 here in Smith County?

CG:  Well I don’t know if we have anything like that here in Smith County.  Some people are trying to relate Tyler 21 to Agenda 21.  I’m not sure how it correlates, but I can tell you, as Sheriff,  I’m going to protect my citizens out there in the county from some of the emminent domain claims, our second amendment rights, fourth amendment, tenth amendment.  I promise you we are going to protect our citizens.  The U.N. is not going to come in here and do anything with the citizens of Smith County as long as I am Sheriff.
So, there you have it, my interview with Chris Green for Smith County Sheriff.  If you have any more questions for him, please feel free to call and make an appointment with him, or check out his website for his stance on the issues.  I’d like to thank Chris Green for taking time out of his busy schedule to do this interview!  If you wonder who I am supporting for Smith County Sheriff, I’m for Chris Green all the way!!

Our next interview will be later this week with Matt Schaefer who is running for State Representative district 6.  He is running against Leo Berman (incumbent).  My interview with him is Thursday at 1p.  If you have any questions for him, please feel free to comment here with them and I will be sure to add them to my list.  Thanks so much for reading and being involved!!

U.S. To Hand Sovereignty Over To U.N.

I sat here for a long time this morning trying to decide what I was going to say about the International Criminal Court treaty (ICCt). Reading about it and researching has made it even more clear to me how utterly WRONG this treaty is. I looked back to why we originally pulled out of the treaty in 2002 and I have to say that I’m glad that the administration at the time had the wherewithal to see how bad this treaty really was and still is. Now, Hillary Clinton is negotiating our return to the ICCt. Here is the list of reasons why we originally pulled out of the treaty:

“Here’s what America believes in:

We believe in justice and the promotion of the rule of law.

We believe those who commit the most serious crimes of concern to the international community should be punished.

We believe that states, not international institutions are primarily responsible for ensuring justice in the international system.

We believe that the best way to combat these serious offenses is to build domestic judicial systems, strengthen political will and promote human freedom.

We have concluded that the International Criminal Court does not advance these principles. Here is why:

We believe the ICC undermines the role of the United Nations Security Council in maintaining international peace and security.

We believe in checks and balances. The Rome Statute creates a prosecutorial system that is an unchecked power.

We believe that in order to be bound by a treaty, a state must be party to that treaty. The ICC asserts jurisdiction over citizens of states that have not ratified the treaty. This threatens US sovereignty.

We believe that the ICC is built on a flawed foundation. These flaws leave it open for exploitation and politically motivated prosecutions.” –Marc Grossman, Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
May 6, 2002

In no way should the United States EVER turn over it’s power to ANY international body. Rejoining this treaty would not only allow Americans to be prosecuted in this international court despite their constitutional rights or whether they had already been tried, but it would also keep the United States from being able to declare war without the U.N.’s approval! That in and of itself is handing over our Sovereignty, or basically dissolving it. If you value your rights and the ability to defend ourselves at will, then I encourage you to call your Congress members and your Senators and demand that they not ratify this treaty as it would usurp the powers of Congress and dissolve the sovereignty of our nation.
To see more on our withdrawal from the ICCt in May of 2002, go here: US Withdrawal From ICC As of 2010, the U.S. has been sitting in on the ICC as an interested party. Many believe that we should join again now that the Bush administrations is over, but I don’t believe they are looking at the fact that it violates the constitution. As much as I know that Bush did many things wrong, in this one decision, he was right to withdraw. He made at least ONE good decision and actually protected our constitution. Do I think there may have been ulterior motives for that…more than likely, but the end result is the same. We CANNOT ratify a treaty that violates our constitution!

It is very important to know about this treaty and there are several others, as well. For those of you that are not familiar with how a treaty works, it is signed by our President, then sent to the senate to be looked over. Here they will exercise the power of advice and consent. They must have a 2/3rds vote in favor of the treaty to ratify it. Once it is ratified, it is the same as constitutional law…except in this case, we will not have a way to fight it. The only way to combat this is RIGHT NOW by calling your congress member and senators and telling them you will absolutely not stand for dissolution of U.S. sovereignty.

Some other treaties that you need to be aware of are L.O.S.T, Small-Arms control, Outer Space Code of Conduct, and Rights of the Child. Each of these treaties whittles away at our nation’s sovereignty or usurps it altogether. Please make yourself aware of what is in each these treaties. For a brief overview, check out Dick Morris’s site: Obama’s Sneaky Treaties All Americans Should Know About

Please don’t sit back and allow these treaties to be ratified! CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS NOW!

Saying No To The NDAA

Yesterday was a national day of protest against the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). All over the country people were going to their local congress member’s offices to let them know that we want this law repealed. It was no different in my town. Our Congressman is Louie Gohmert. Several of our group that protested yesterday have sent email, called, and even tried to get an appointment with Mr. Gohmert only to have him duck all the questions or to have his staff return the calls to try and dissuade us from telling everyone we know how he signed the NDAA and still believes that he did the right thing.

We went to Mr. Gohmert’s office yesterday and protested for 7 hours. At first there were only 2 of us, but we sat in front of his office with signs saying, “REPEAL NDAA”, “Protect OUR Constitution”, “Read Before You Vote”, and “Dear Louie, Don’t tread on me! –The Constitution” After about 3 hours, we were joined by 3 more people. Amanda, Angela, and Rebecca had made signs and were ready to show their disdain, as well. Their signs read, “NO WAY NDAA”, “STOP SOPA”, and “Rule of Law” with NDAA scratched through on it. We waved our signs along the Loop in front of Gohmert’s office complex. There were lots of honks, thumbs up, and cheers as we waved our signs! It was nice to hear that other people agreed!! About 30 minutes later, we were joined by Matt. He had brought more supplies to make signs for anyone that didn’t have them and so we can use them at a future demonstrations as well! HOW NICE!! Anyway, he had Angela make him a sign that on one side said “Are you a TERRORIST??? Our GOVERNMENT thinks so!!” and on the other side said ” NDAA Indefinite Detention” with arms that were crossed at the wrist and chained. Then Danny and Carletta came and waved their sign that said “Keep the Oath of Office” on one side and “Restore Our Constitution” on the other. We had a few more join us that I didn’t get to meet, but they also waved signs in protest of the NDAA law! All total, we ended up with 10 people standing on the roadside waving signs to the Tyler traffic during rush hour.

I hope for those people that didn’t honk, but read the signs, that they went home and Googled NDAA. Maybe, just maybe, we helped to wake someone else up! People really need to know what is going on in our government and Mainstream Media surely isn’t going to tell you. We’ve seen that with the NDAA. Have you heard anyone on the news channels talk about it?? I didn’t think so.

If you are reading this and you don’t know what NDAA is, please Google it. The National Defense Authorization Act allows for indefinite detention of American citizens on U.S. soil. That’s right…no lawyer, no due process, no phone call. But wait…aren’t those things guaranteed to us in the Constitution, you say? They are…and that is why this law is unconstitutional and should be repealed!! I know EVERY congressman in TX, except Ron Paul, voted for this unconstitutional law. Every Senator from TX voted for this unconstitutional law. If you are not from TX, did your congress members and Senators vote against it? More than likely, no. This law passed as bill in house with little resistance. It passed as a bill in the Senate with almost NO resistance. It was then signed into law by Obama December 31, 2011. Bet you didn’t hear that on the news, huh?

Get involved and start waking people up! You don’t need a National Day of Protest to do this. Organize a group in your town or county and go protest against this law and others coming up for votes that are even worse. Take a look at EEA (Enemy Expatriation Act), ACTA (Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement), and OPEN Act. These are all unconstitutional!! Look them up, read and become knowledgeable about them. Spread the word to your friends, on Facebook, on Twitter, and Google+. Then call, email, write, tweet, or leave a comment for your Congress member or Senators letting them know you disagree with these pieces of legislation! You MUST get involved in keeping your rights!! If we sit idly by and let the government do as they please, we will have NOTHING left.

I leave you with pictures of our protest yesterday.

Texas Tribune Interview with Texas Rep. David Simpson (R- Longview)

I wanted to share this video of an interview with Texas Rep David Simpson (R- Longview) with the Texas Tribune. I will be interviewing Rep. Simpson this week a little more in depth on the issues, and not just on who he will support for President come November. I believe the people want to hear about the real issues, not just politics within the Republican party. Look for our upcoming interview in the next few days.

TribLive: Simpson on Perry and the 2012 Race

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    This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/texas-news-media/triblive/triblive-simpson-on-perry-and-the-2012-race/.

    U.S. Senate Candidate Glenn Addison: An Impromptu Interview

        Tonight I got to sit down with U.S. Senate candidate Glenn Addison at the Jalapeno Tree restaurant in Tyler.  He had just finished speaking at a candidate forum and graciously agreed to an interview, on the spot, by this small time blogger.  His campaign slogan is “A Common Man With Common Sense Solutions.”  I found this to be very true.  He’s a very personable  50 year old guy from Magnolia, TX.  He owns two funeral homes, one in Magnolia and one in Spring.  I have to say that he is so charismatic that he just made me feel right at home talking with him.  You don’t see that every day in most people that run for a seat in the Senate.  It was very refreshing to know he wanted to hear what I had to say and answer my questions!

         So let me tell you a little about Glenn Addison. Mr. Addison has been married to his wife Lorie for 28 years and has 2 grown children.  He’s been a small business owner since the age of 26, so he has experienced first hand what it’s like to try to survive in a hostile business environment.  He has dealt with the destructive nature of the Federal Government in the business market as well as their interference in education.  He served on the Magnolia I.S.D. school board for 15 years!  Mr. Addison talks about reigning in our government and how we need to all “get back into the book” better known as the Constitution.  His campaign is centered around just that.  He wants to restore the U.S. Constitution as the supreme law of the land and repeal vast amounts of destructive and unconstitutional Federal legislation.  He doesn’t want to stop there, either! He wants to get rid of all the unconstitutional agencies and departments, too!  He has said if he is elected he will spend ONE 6 year term in Washington and if he has not accomplished what he proposed to do in those 6 years, he needs to be replaced.  If he has done a good job he can come back to Texas with a good feeling of helping this country be a better place to live.  If he is elected he has pledged to close his political campaign fund the day he takes office and accept no further donations.  Because of this, Mr. Addison will not be saddled with the burden of seeking re-election and therefore, will be able to work full time for the people of Texas!  He has also said he will not be signing on for the government pension plan or healthcare that the Senate provides for themselves.  Does this remind you of anyone else? I hear shades of Ron Paul in many areas of Mr. Addison’s platform and in his desire to really work for the people and to adhere to the Constitution.

         The first thing I asked Mr. Addison was if he was endorsing a candidate for President.  He told me he is not endorsing anyone as he is trying to build his own coalition of voters and thinks it could be detrimental to his own campaign if he comes out to endorse anyone.  He did say that he admires Dr. Ron Paul and the work he has done to make people more aware of where our government is overstepping it’s boundaries.  He said he had some serious issues with Romney, Newt, and Santorum, though.  So we’ll suffice it to say he is for whichever candidate is for the Constitution.

         Glenn Addison has some big ideas that he intends to take with him to Washington, D.C. should he be elected.  He is gonna march into Washington with the Constitution in hand and if they want to do something that isn’t in Article 1 section 8, he fully intends to vote against it and to start talking to the other conservatives asking them why they are going against the constitution.  If they don’t change their minds and continue to vote for unconstitutional legislation, he will become an advocate for finding a constitutional conservative (in deed and not just word) to run against them in their home state.  Those are some big words, but you know what?  I believe him and I applaud him!

         We discussed what departments he felt needed to be cut.  He was very much in line with Ron Paul on these.  He listed cutting the EPA, OSHA, National Labor Relations Board, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, HUD, Interior, Labor, and Transportation.  He believes that all of these departments are unconstitutional as they are not mentioned in Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution.  He said he realizes that people may balk at a few of those, but says that if it was good enough for our founders and worked for over 100 years, then it is good enough for our country, now.  He believes that government has grown well beyond it’s intended purpose and he is ready to start paring it back down to what it needs to be.

         He talked about passing an Omnibus Bill and then letting the government shut down.  In the Omnibus Bill would be provisions so that our troops would still receive their pay and our seniors and others on Social Security would still receive their checks, as well.  He said that there is enough money coming in to pay on our debt so we do not default and to take care of our troops and seniors.  Government could otherwise shut down and maybe that would force some serious meetings across the Senate and Congress about our economy.  We could be headed for another depression that would “make the Great Depression look like a walk in the park”, he said.

         When asked about jobs, he said, “I am convinced the EPA is the biggest job-killer on the face of the earth.  Whenever the Federal government is more concerned with a lizard or snail than the livelihoods of American citizens, we have a major problem.  This happens all over the country as one business after another is negatively affected by some outrageous demand from the Federal Government dealing with issues it has no constitutional authority to be involved with. We have to return those regulatory powers back to the states where the Constitution says they belong.  By getting the regulatory boot of the Federal Government off the necks of the American Economy, people will have a desire to expand their businesses when the opportunity presents itself. ”  He would like to give companies that produce products here in America incentives so that we will see a strong uptick in hiring here.  He wants to lower the corporate tax rate from 35% to 10% for companies that will manufacture in the U.S. creating more jobs for Americans in that process.  For companies that have closed their plants and factories int he U.S., he would like to propose an incentive that if they reopen those factories and rehire American workers, they will pay NO corporate tax for 10 years!  Giving these companies strong financial reasons to make their products here in the U.S. will bring jobs back to America.

    My next question to Mr. Addison was about the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  He said, “I am VEHEMENTLY opposed to the NDAA.  I believe that people have been duped into thinking it’s about security.”  He agreed when I said that although some parts of a bill may be good, if there is one part of it that is unconstitutional it should not be passed.  It should either be redrafted without the unconstitutional portion or killed altogether.  This was great to hear since EVERY  Senator and Congress member from Texas except Ron Paul voted FOR the NDAA.  That is not OK in my book.   This lead to me asking him about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).  Although he had never heard of this ludicrous treaty, he did say if it is unconstitutional, “It should be called out for being unconstitutional.”  I didn’t have a lot of time to inform him on ACTA, but you can be assured that he will research it and if the U.S. has not pulled out of the treaty by the time he gets to Captiol Hill, there will be someone in Washington fighting to get us out of ACTA and any other unconstitutional legislation!

         I wish I’d had more time with Mr. Addison to get into the things he talked about in the forum tonight, but, as you can imagine, his schedule is chocked full of stops along the campaign trail.  So, I will direct you to his website to read more about his stances on the issues.  I can tell you that you will be impressed with his views.  This is the kind of person we need to be putting in office!  He has my glowing endorsement!  I would encourage you to attend one of the events at which  Glenn Addison will be speaking.  Talk to him one-on-one, tell him what you think about the issues in this country, and listen to his responses.  Texas should really pay attention to this candidate.  I believe he will do great things if given the opportunity!

         Glenn Addison is facing Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, a known establishment Republican, and Ted Cruz, a former advisor for the 2000 campaign of Bush/Cheney, and Solicitor General of Texas (read establishment republican) that has been endorsed by the official Tea Party of Texas.   Glenn Addison believes the people of Texas are ready for a grassroots Senator who will work for “we the people”.  Spread the word that Glenn Addison is the constitutional candidate for the U.S. Senate!

    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?