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A short pictorial history of Kingwood TEA party since Jim & Robin’s 1st Tea Party on April 15, 2009 in Houston. A bridge between our new website and our old one! To see larger pictures, please visit KWTP Then… and Now, a set on Flickr. Choose slideshow. Apologies–couldn’t figure out how to keep them in chronological order.
KWTP Then… and Now, a set on Flickr.
Jim and I attended Governor Perry’s press conference today where he announced his new Texas Budget Compact. It was eye-opening, as each of its issues (and more) were brought to the Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Board at the beginning of the last Texas Legislative session. Click on the graphic below to read JoAnn Fleming’s (TPCAC Chairman) comments (2 pages) on Governor Perry’s Compact.
H/T: Felicia Cravens of Houston Tea Party Society – Meeting Recap
Hot Off the Presses: Breitbart Article on HCRP Pay to Play!
With many important details I was unaware of that will certain affect how we go forward from here.
From Felicia’s Blog Post (Audit Resolution/Funding Convention/Polland Rebuke):
AUDIT Resolution Randy Kubosh offered the resolution to ask for a monthly financial accounting, which was ruled out-of-order, since it would involve a bylaws change. Changes to the bylaws require some notice ahead of the meeting, and thus this resolution truly was out-of-order. Bylaws changes are proposed through the Rules Committee, which operates with a natural (and understandable) reluctance to propose a lot of changes to the bylaws. That said, a member who wanted to increase reporting, or make changes to the accountability requirements would have to navigate Rules committee meetings, hope that the committee approved the changes, wait for the Rules committee to notify the membership of a proposed change with proper notice, and then wait for the meeting at which there was enough of a quorum in order to vote on a change to the bylaws. It’s a little maddening, sure. A lot depends on the members of the Rules committee, and whether they judge the change to be acceptable. But making bylaws difficult to amend is purposeful – it ensures deliberation before changing rules or procedures that are already in place
- so members have proper notice of structural changes to their organization
- so that everyone knows ahead of time what is being proposed
- so membership has time to digest the effect of the proposed change
Next, remember this:
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
Then Read: American Thinker article that says everything I believe about the importance of our upcoming election.
The time is now, and right now the Ballot Box is our battleground. American Patriots, and American Statesmen: Will we allow the Light of Liberty to be extinguished from our Land, or will we do our best, each and every one of us, to nourish the flame of Freedom once more?
Slow-loading but well worth it.
Includes major candidates as well as dropouts
ALL FOOTNOTED with active links.
2012 Complete Republican Presidential Candidates Positions Matrix – (64 Issues, 30 pages)
2012 Condensed Republican Presidential Candidates Positions Matrix – (23 Issues, 7 pages)
Thank you, too, Jeremy, for pointing me to this wonderful resource.
H/T Chris Healey
She protested for women’s rights and against the Iranian regime.
Read full story here.