CP-USA Endorses Brent Lawson for U.S. Congress

CP-USA Endorses Brent Lawson for U.S.
Congress in Texas’ 4th Congressional District

For Immediate Release

October 29, 2013 – CP-USA Endorses Brent Lawson for U.S. Congress
The Conservative Party is pleased to endorse and support
conservative Republican candidate Brent Lawson for the 4th
District of Texas. Mr. Lawson exemplifies the constitutional, fiscal
and social conservatism that our Founders intended for this great
nation. The dysfunction and incompetence of the current
Congress demands a solution. That solution requires people of
common sense and traditional values to be elected. Brent
Lawson’s background and experience will help rectify those
problems while properly representing the people of his
District. America and the people of the 4th District need
conservative Representatives like Brent Lawson.

Additional information about this campaign can be found at:
www.Lawson4Texas.com

H. Michael Hervey
Chairman
Conservative Party USA
hmhervey@cp-usa.org
Twitter: @cpartyusa_01
Tumblr: hmhervey.tumblr.com
www.conservativepartyusa.org

The Convention Will Come to Order

I hope your plans are made to attend the Conservative Party USA Convention to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 22-24, 2010.  This will be a unique opportunity for members of the Conservative Party USA to get together to discuss Party activities, goals and ideals and to celebrate the successes to date.

The home of the convention will be the Loew’s New Orleans Hotel. The hotel is located at 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130.  Check-in policies and hotel information can be found here.  The main hotel phone number is 504-636-3300 .

Room Cost is $126/night for single or double occupancy.  This special rate includes taxes and state fees.  Please make your reservation directly with the Hotel Reservations department by calling 866-563-9792.  Be sure to mention “Conservative Party USA” when you call to assure this special rate. Naturally, a standard credit card required and rooms subject to availability.

For convention activities, the Registration Fee is $175 per convention attendee.  Be an early bird and register for only $150 per attendee if paid by June 15, 2010.  This fee will entitle you to all the convention activities including the reception on Thursday night, July 22, the banquet on Saturday night (evening wear required), July 24, and the business meetings held during each day (casual dress) of the convention.  Please make checks payable to the “Conservative Party USA” and mail to:

11814 Coursey Blvd #530

Baton Rouge, LA, 70816

Attn: 2010 Convention.

On the assumption that most people will be flying, the most economical transportation from the airport to the hotel is the New Orleans Airport Shuttle.  The rate is $38 round trip or $20 one way per passenger.  This will provide ample savings over the normal $30 one way per person taxi fare.  Please contact the shuttle service to reserve by calling 504-522-3500 or visit their website linked above.

If you plan to drive to the convention, be aware that the hotel provides valet parking with a convention discount of $20.00 per night.

Part of the business of the convention will be the debating of Party Planks.  As a member in good standing of the Conservative Party USA, you are eligible and invited to submit suggestions for consideration to be included in the Party Planks.  The National Site of the Conservative Party USA offers the abstract form for you to make your suggestion.  You will also find on this site the method that will be used for approval of planks submitted by the membership.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Marie A Cole

Looking For a Real Home?

I have been closely following the Primary Elections in the various states to this point.  There have been twelve so far in addition to three Special Elections with Hawai’i having a Special Election on May 22.

By my count, 74 Governors, Senators and Congressmen will not be part of the November General Elections, the “mid-terms.”  Some of the Governors are stopped by term limits, some Senators and Congressmen are retiring (wonder why?), one has been denied the nomination of his Party for reelection, Bob Bennett of Utah, two have been kicked out in the Primary, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania and Alan Mollohan of West Virginia,.  Two have resigned due to scandal, Mark Souder from Indiana and Eric Massa from New York.  Several others are running for another national or state office.

Unfortunately, we will not really know until November whether we have taken a major step toward returning our America to what it was and should be.  Until then there is an issue we must address.  The sooner we do so the better equipped we will be to handle the tide of swelling Socialism in the United States.

Everyone knows that the major problem is the liberals/Socialists in Washington, DC.  We must continue trying to get rid of as many liberal elected officials as we possibly can, but I have to tell you – it does not look too good from where I sit.

Incumbents whether Democrat or Republican are being elected in their primaries in overwhelming numbers.  Folks, we simply cannot march in our TEA Parties, stand on the steps of the Capitol or continue sending letters, emails and making phone calls telling our elected officials that they do not represent us, and that we will remember this in November if we keep reelecting them in the primaries.

It is true that some of the Democrats are getting a little worried about their jobs and trying to give the appearance of moving more centrist than left, but that is merely an act on their part.  You know that as well as I do.

In all fairness, I think some of the Republicans are getting our message as well, but it is much too little and much too late.

The Republican Party is being infiltrated by a group who want to change the Republican Platform and planks to a more socially liberal stance.  These are the Libertarians.  For years, they have had their own party.  The problem is, they have not been able to succeed in gaining much support from American voters – until now.  Their party is losing money and going bankrupt.  The party leadership are not even trying to rebuild their party – they are going to take over the Republican Party because of the established track record and the money issues.

The problem is, they do not want to maintain and grow the Republican Party.  Their one goal is to remake the Republican Party into the Libertarian Party while keeping the Republican Party brand.  Is this what Republicans really want?  Do the Liberty Republicans have any intention whatsoever of keeping the Republican Platform in tact?  Not for one second.

They have succeeded in gaining footholds in many of our primaries forcing some die-hard Republicans to consider voting for Democrats in November.  I do not blame them.  At least with a Democrat, you know what you are getting.

Libertarians are hiding in the Republican Party as Liberty Republicans.  They receive endorsements from Liberty Candidates.  All the while, this is still the Ron Paul Libertarian Party with all of its socially liberal viewpoints.  Ron Paul and his son, Rand Paul in Kentucky, have made bold speeches saying out-right that they want to “re-form” the Republican Party.

Michael Steele is not doing anything that I can see to avoid this takeover.  In fact, he is looking only for candidates “who can win the election.”  Such was the case with Dede Scozzafava in NY-23 last year.  What was the result of that fiasco?  She withdrew her candidacy and threw her support to the Democrat who eventually won the election.

If our elected officials are not willing or not aware of the situation to help stop this takeover, and if the leader of the Republican Party is not willing to stop it, what are we to do as voters in the Republican Party who are not willing to accept the platform changes the Libertarians will bring with them?  Make no mistake about it – it WILL happen.

I have a suggestion for all of us.  Tell the Republican Party to kiss your foot.  Stop sending money to them.  But if you do that, for whom will you vote?  What do you look for to get the conservative issues you demand and the representation you deserve?

The Conservative Party USA is waiting to welcome you home. Come to the place where only conservative issues are held and uplifted.  Support the party in your state.  If they haven’t established the Conservative Party in your state, why not be the one to get it started?  Candidates?  They are everywhere – living right next door to you.  Maybe even you.

It takes a lot of work to get a major political movement going and growing in the right direction.  Be part of the solution for America – not the problem.  Join the Conservative Party and show Americans what REAL Conservatism is and what it can do.  Get involved.  If we all work together, there may still be time to field our own Party Candidates in November.  Why not give it a try?

Who knows – you just might succeed.

Marie A Cole

Austin, Texas is in Serious Trouble

I was sent this link to an article from American-Statesman.com today, and if I had false teeth, they would have fallen out!

The Austin City Council decided Thursday to end business and travel ties with the state of Arizona to protest a new state law that will allow law enforcement officers there to detain people they suspect are in the country illegally.

There was little discussion before the resolution passed unanimously . Two people showed up to speak in favor of it; none spoke against.

The resolution, proposed by Council Member Mike Martinez , calls for ending all city business travel to Arizona, unless it is related to police investigations, providing humanitarian aid or protecting Austinites’ health and safety. It also asks the city manager to review all city business with and investments in the state of Arizona and devise a plan to end them.

Council members have called the new Arizona law discriminatory and said they don’t want to put city employees at risk of being detained on business trips. Martinez said Thursday that he wanted to be clear with the public that the resolution would only cease city business ties with the state of Arizona, not businesses located there.

“We’re not talking about a dramatic shift in the city’s policies,” said Council Member Bill Spelman , a co-sponsor of the resolution.

Austin has no contracts with or investments in the state of Arizona, according to memos from city controller Diana Thomas . Forty-eight employees in six city departments, including council offices, Austin Energy and the police department, took 20 business trips to Arizona over the past year, at a cost of $47,908.

The trips included an energy smart grid summit, police officer training and tours of rail facilities and a homeless resource center, but most were for conferences.

[…]

Sarah Coppola finishes her article with these words:

Other cities are considering or have already enacted similar measures. On Wednesday, for example, Los Angeles approved a ban on future business with Arizona.

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and other supporters have said the law, which will take effect later this summer, is needed to deal with a crisis in illegal immigration that the federal government has ignored.

Austin, what in the Sam Hill are you doing?  Don’t you realize that you are putting Texas lives at stake?  Not to mention more Arizona lives.  Why do you insist on supporting illegal immigrants as opposed to supporting your own legal citizens?   Just exactly what is your problem?

Have you not read the article Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen wrote in support of HB 1070 earlier this month?  Did you not hear the story of the rancher who died at the hands of an illegal immigrant?  An illegal immigrant who had received water from the rancher and repaid this act of kindness by killing the hand that provided for him?

Did you not hear of a 2006 incident in California where students took down the American flag, hoisted the Mexican flag then replaced the American flag UPSIDE DOWN?

Are you not aware of the “graciousness” of America shown to illegal immigrants in comparison to other countries?

You depend on the revenue received from tourists to the area.  What if we all just stopped coming to Austin?  What if those of us who shop online ceased doing business with internet companies which either reside in or ship from Austin, Texas?

Football in Texas is big business.  The Texas Longhorns will play several games in your city this year.  Many people from in-state as well as out of our state attend the games spending thousands of dollars.  I know it will be hard from many Texas Longhorn fans to miss those games, but some of them will because of your treatment of the citizens in Austin by choosing illegal immigrants over them.

It is thirteen months before members of the Austin City Council can be removed from office by the voters for this offense.  That gives Councilmen Chris Riley, Randi Shade and Laura Morrison until June 11, 2011, to change their minds.

I call on all the residents of Austin to contact the City Council and Mayor, Lee Leffingwell, and voice your disapproval.  You did not show up to speak against this resolution, so you have no one to blame but yourselves.  Rectify the situation by demanding that the resolution be rescinded immediately.

Stop playing politics with the lives and property of innocent Texans.

On May 5, 2010, Susan Hildebrand, a member of a ranching family in South Texas, wrote a ltter to the mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro, in opposition to his stated disapproval of the Arizona Immigration Law.

Dear Mayor Castro,

I am writing on behalf of my family and many other ranching families who live in South Texas .  I listened to your opinion about the actions of the Governor of Arizona, and I respectfully disagree.

We have had to deal with illegal immigrants crossing onto our land for many years, and before the drug cartels and terrorists entered the picture, it was always our policy to help these people by giving them something to eat and drink.

It is something we wanted to do to help them, but now things have changed and we feel that our lives are in danger from the recklessness shown by those crossing the borders.

In the past nine months, “coyotes” have driven through our fences SIX times while attempting to escape law enforcement.

Just this past week, they have crashed three stolen vehicles on the ranch and have abandoned the people who were being transported, including a 14 year old girl who was injured.  (The driver had to be air lifted to San Antonio , at a cost to us tax payers.)  The vehicle had been stolen from Travis county and it had to be towed.  Another tax payer expense, to say nothing of what it has cost us to repair fences and pay for vet bills to pay for an injured horse.

Last summer around eleven o’clock at night, another stolen vehicle broke through our fence and managed to drive through three other fences in an attempt to escape the Border Patrol.

While our men were repairing the fence so that the livestock wouldn’t get out onto the highway, the Border Patrol, Sheriffs from two towns (Pearsall & Dilley), mounted law enforcement officers (with their tracking dogs) from the Dilley Prison, a helicopter, and a wrecker were here searching for the coyote and his passengers.

During the hunt, one of the prison dogs was bitten by a rattler and she died later that night, despite medical treatment.  One of our working ranch horses was so frightened that he ran into a tree and cracked his skull.

Meanwhile, most of the bad guys managed to elude capture.  When the coyote was finally apprehended, he was found to have around $39,000 in his pockets…all taken from the people he had abandoned.

It is easy to live in a city away from the problems we are experiencing here near the border, but we would welcome you and your family to join us and see what is happening firsthand.  It would be an eye-opener and it might change your mind when you criticize what the people of Arizona are doing in trying to protect their citizens.

Racial profiling has nothing to do with following the laws that are supposed to be in effect concerning Illegal immigration.

Personally, whenever I write a check, go for a doctor’s appointment, or break a traffic law, I am always asked for my identification.  I believe it’s the same for you, too.

The Border Patrol is so understaffed, and even if they do apprehend someone they have no power to hold them at gun point.  Their lives are put in danger every day while our government officials sit back and offer only criticism of the job they are trying to do.

This land where we live has been in my husband’s family since 1881, and never before have we had any fear about leaving our doors unlocked, walking down a sendero, or driving through a pasture.

Now we’ve had to instruct our men not to confront any strangers they come upon because we are unarmed, and they may not be.

My husband and I want to leave a legacy of love for this part of God’s country to our children and grandchildren, not one of fear.

Please reconsider your stance about enforcing stricter immigration laws, and stand behind the brave men and women who protect our families, as well as your own.

I appreciate the chance to give you some idea of what we are dealing with, and it is my prayer that you will support defending our borders before it is too late.

Thank  you.

What part of the words ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT do you not understand?  What right do you have to put Texas lives and property ahead of a legally approved State Law from a state other than Texas – just because your city revolves around the illegal immigrant population?

Texans are getting tired of this kind of treatment.  We well remember the Alamo and San Jacinto.

DO YOU?

AUSTIN ACTION ITEM:

Please call today!

Mayor Lee Leffingwell – 512-974-2250

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Martinez -  512-974-2264

Council Member Bill Spelman – (512) 974-2256

Tell them we support Arizona, and are against the Arizona Boycott!

THIS IS NOT ABOUT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, THIS IS ABOUT PROTECTING AMERICANS!

Majority of Local Republican Leadership Endorse Simpson, Reject Merritt’s Liberal Voting Record Over Seven Terms in Office

NEWS RELEASE  FROM THE DAVID SIMPSON CAMPAIGN FOR TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM DISTRICT 7:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Chris Payne 903-315-8218 press@DavidSimpsonForTexas.com

Longview, TX (Feb. 15, 2010) – Local and state Republican leaders announce their endorsement of David Simpson for State Representative in District 7.  Included are both State Republican Executive Committee members from this district, SD 1.

  • Ashton Oravetz – Chairman, Republican Party of Smith County

“David is the only conservative candidate in the race.  His opponent’s voting record has been very liberal.”

  • Chad Sims – Chairman, Republican Party of Harrison County

“I have gotten to know David very well over the last couple of years. I am confident in his integrity, ability and leadership. Compassionate conservatism is what we need in our governmental leaders. David is that kind of leader.”

  • Maggie Boerner – Chairwoman, Republican Party of Camp County
  • Steve Findley – Committeeman, State Republican Executive Committee, SD 1 (includes Gregg and Smith Counties)

“On March 2, Texans all across House District 7 will have the opportunity to enjoy their own “Scott Brown Moment” by electing David Simpson to be their new State Representative. It is therefore with my strongest and most heartfelt endorsement of David Simpson that I join thousands of others in restoring the gift of liberty.”

  • Brenda Patterson – Committeewoman, State Republican Executive Committee, SD 1 (includes Gregg and Smith Counties)

“David Simpson has proven himself to be a champion of conservative values and common sense government. David’s leadership and willingness to serve the people are qualities that are so desperately needed in government today.”

  • Josh Flynn – Committeeman, State Republican Executive Committee, SD 15 (Houston)

“I support those candidates that will support the Republican Platform of Texas. The Texas Republican Platform is not just a wish list; it is a manual of how grassroots Republicans want The State of Texas to be run. David Simpson is a man that will support the Republican Platform of Texas. We need David in the Texas House to give a voice to the grassroots Republicans not being heard in District 7.”

  • Dennis Boerner – Former Committeeman, State Republican Executive Committee, SD 1 (includes Gregg and Smith Counties)
  • Gregg County Republican Precinct Chairs: Randy Hufstetler (4), John Crowley (6), Gail Lester (7), Ermine Schufeldt (8a, former), Kevin Massey (10), Brian Bowden (12), Sarah Gray (20)
  • Chad Sims – Chairman – Republican Party of Harrison County

Mr. Simpson, an East Texas businessman and former mayor of Avinger, is a candidate for Texas State Representative, District 7, challenging incumbent Rep. Merritt. Mr. Simpson is a self-described “common-sense, constitutional conservative,” a life-long Republican, and an advocate of citizen representation in government.

Mr. Simpson believes that both adherence to fundamental principles and the ability to work across party and ideological lines, where appropriate, are not only beneficial but necessary to the working of government.  He has a proven track record of working across party lines to enact good government while Mayor of Avinger.

To arrange interviews with Mr. Simpson or request more information, please contact Chris Payne at 903-315-8218.

Our mailing address is:

David Simpson Campaign

PO Box 5100

Longview, TX 75608

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I proudly support David Simpson in the Republican Primary on March 2.  We need a conservative voice for TX District 7 – we need an honest voice for TX District 7 – we need David Simpson’s voice for TX District 7!

Marie A Cole

My Own Definition of Fiscal Responsibility

I got the strangest thing in my mail today.  It’s a questionnaire from the Republican National Party.  They want me to fill it out giving them my feelings about issues facing Americans.

  1. Do you agree with Barack Obama and the Democrats that taxes should be raised for the sake of “fairness,” regardless of the negative impact it is likely to have on the economy?
  2. Do you believe the federal government has gone too far in bailing out failing banks, insurance companies and the auto industry?
  3. Do you support amnesty for illegal immigrants?
  4. Should English be the official language of the United States?
  5. Are you in favor of granting retroactive Social Security eligibility to illegal immigrants who gain U.S. citizenship through an amnesty program?
  6. Are you in favor of the expanded welfare benefits and unlimited eligibility (no time, education or work requirements) that Democrats in Congress are pushing to pass?
  7. Do you believe that Barack Obama’s nominees for federal courts should be immediately and unquestionably approved for their lifetime appointments by the U.S. Senate?
  8. Do you believe that the best way to increase the quality and effectiveness of public education in the U.S. is to rapidly expand federal funding while eliminating performance standards and accountability?
  9. Do you support the creation of a national health insurance plan that would be administered by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.?
  10. Do you believe that the quality and availability of health care will increase if the federal government dictates pricing to doctors and hospitals?
  11. Are you confident that new medicines and medical treatments will continue to be developed if the federal government controls prescription drug prices and sets profit margins for research and pharmaceutical companies?
  12. Are you in favor of creating a government-funded “Citizen Volunteer Corps” that would pay young people to do work now done by churches and charities, earning Corps Members the same pay and benefits given to military veterans?
  13. Are you in favor of reinstituting the military draft, as Democrats in Congress have proposed?
  14. Do you believe that the federal government should allow the unionization of Department of Homeland Security employees who serve in positions critical to the safety and security of our nation?
  15. Do you support Democrats’ drive to eliminate workers’ right to a private ballot when considering unionization of their place of employment?

Over half a legal-sized page remained filled with ways for me to send $500 (obviously the preferred amount since it is listed first), $250, $100, $50, $30, Other amount.  Don’t you just know that’s going to happen??!!

Well, I have filled out their little questionnaire, and when I mail it back tomorrow, it will also include this little hand-written letter from me.

The Republican Party will get not one red cent from me!

You have abandoned “our” conservative values and ideals as much as or more than the Obamacrats!

The only reason I will vote for even one Republican is because the Conservative Party has not yet met all the requirements for fielding candidates of our own.

You blew it with me when you failed to speak up for Sarah Palin and allowed the McCain campaign to throw her under the bus.

You lost my support when you said we need to move to the center of right.

You lost my respect when you abandoned a truly conservative candidate in NY-23, Doug Hoffman, in favor of a candidate who is anything but conservative.

You gave up any chance you had of earning my respect back by saying that we have to support the candidates that can win.

No!  No more!  Not one red cent from me!

Here is the address is you would like to join me in my determination to see to it that the Republican Party actually HEARS the conservative voices of America:

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

310 FIRST STREET S.E.

WASHINGTON, D.C.  20003

Marie A Cole

A Better Choice for Texas House District 7

The current State Representative, Tommy Merritt, was first elected by the voters of District 7 in 1996 winning with 100% of the vote.  By 2002, East Texas Republican voters were beginning to catch on.  He was reelected but this time could only muster 59.53% of the vote in the Primary.

In 2004, he sought election to Texas Senate District 1 in a Special Election, garnering only 10.68% of the vote.  By the 2008 General Election, he only accrued 88.34% of the vote against Libertarian candidate Joey Stroman.

Does money talk in Texas State Legislature elections?  How about money received directly affecting the approval of the constituency?

From the 2000 election year through the 2008 election year, Mr. Merritt has received approximately $105,850 from Lawyers and Lobbyists; $140,958 from Energy and Natural Resources concerns; $67,650 from Finance, Insurance & Real Estate concerns; $137,413 from General Business & Construction concerns; $13,175 from Government Agencies/Education/Other concerns; $112m473 from Health, Agriculture, Transportation & Labor concerns.

I wonder which of these lobby groups was responsible for Merritt’s NAY vote to the bill

requiring photo identification such as a valid Texas driver’s license along with the voter’s registration card to avoid voter fraud?

After all the ruckus caused by the Acorn voter registration fraud over the last couple of years, I was distressed when my current Representative voted against a bill in the Texas house that would have made it much more difficult for voter fraud to occur in Texas.

All I have to do is go to the poll with my voter’s registration card, they see it and hand me a slip of paper which I take to the person at the next desk to sign to cast my vote.  I asked the lady during our last election, “How do you know the name on the voter’s registration card is actually my name?”  She told me that she knew because that name was in the computer and it verified the individual number of my card.  I asked her, “What if someone stole my voter’s registration card and voted with it.  How would you know?”  Her only answer was, “Who would want to steal a voter’s registration card?”

Needless to say, I was not happy with her answer.

Representative Merritt voted on bills favorable to Texans for Fiscal Responsibility which seeks to create and sustain strong fiscal stewardship within all levels of Texas government with a rating of 63 in 2009.

His rating for support of Texas Eagle Forum’s mission to allow conservative men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy-making to protect individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue and private enterprise for 2009 was 44.

I think he has spent enough time accepting money from conservative special interest groups without supporting conservative issues.  Our primary election in March is a good time to tell Mr. Merritt to go home and sit in a corner for a while.  There is a REAL conservative candidate running for this office, and it is time for a change.

Mr. Simpson is a devoted husband and father who is unashamed of his Christian faith.  I have met him, but at the time, I was not aware that he was a candidate.  I liked him very much – now that I know I can trust my State Representative again when he is elected, I like him even more.

He may not always make the decisions that I think he should make, but I will be able to trust that he has made those decisions from a kneeling position, and that makes me very happy.  He will fight for my state and personal rights.  I respect that.

I would ask your support for David Simpson.  If you live in Texas District 7, I ask for your vote for David Simpson.

In his own words,

Please know first of all that by the grace of God I am a Christian. I believe the Bible is God’s revelation of himself, his works of providence and salvation, as well his will. My views of civil government are rooted in it. For a better and fuller explanation I would invite you to read my Statement of Faith published on my website and which you may download in a PDF file.

I would add that, though I am a Christian, I do not believe that you can force others to be Christians. I do not believe it would be Christian to try to do so. The Bible reveals that man is free, though responsible to his Creator. Government can coerce the outer man to comply with its laws, but it is impotent to change the heart. (That is God’s blessed work of salvation.) I do believe the civil government is to restrain men from harming one another (Romans 13:3, 4, 10). The word sometimes translated “evil” in Romans 13 indicates physical harm or aggression. See Acts 28:5 and Mt. 17:15. The civil government is God’s institution to preserve the world from chaos. It is an institution of common grace to all men and for all men.

Second, I am a Constitutionalist. I believe the U. S. Constitution restricts the powers of our elected government servants in order to keep them from becoming tyrants. Federal officers and institutions do not have unlimited power—only designated powers. All other powers are reserved for the States and the People. State and local governments have much more power. Local self-government is the best and most wholesome government and will differ according to the needs and wants of each region.

Because I am a Christian and a Constitutionalist I would probably be best described as a conservative. I put party affiliation at least third. I am very grateful for the Tea Party movement because of its commitment to rise above the “two party system” making principle and character of supreme importance.

Third, I am and have been a life-long Republican. I have never voted in another primary besides a Republican primary. The Republican Party is certainly not perfect, but it is a vehicle by which many can come together and support common ideals and goals. When elected, I will, however, put Christian principles and the limits of the Constitution above party affiliation. I will not sacrifice those core principles for the party. There is, however, a place for compromise but it is within the bounds of morality and the Constitution. I will even sacrifice my own desires and beliefs to the majority of those I represent, as long as it is within the bounds of morality and the Constitution.

As far as my personal beliefs go, I do believe that there is right and wrong.  I do not believe, though, that our government should enforce every point of morality. There is a proper role for the government, but it is not everywhere. What we need the most is self-government rooted in the fear of God.

I am unapologetically pro-life especially for the unborn, the handicapped, and the elderly.  It is the first responsibility of government to protect life.

His website contains a complete explanation of his views.  I invite you to read it for yourself.

We in Texas House District 7 badly need real representation – real conservative representation.  We need to send David Simpson to Austin.

The Tone of the Conservative Voice

Obviously, the Conservative Voice is being heard more loudly than we thought.  Democrats in the House and Senate are “retiring” two at a time.  Not just the “keep a low profile” Dems either – these are the big guns.

The latest to join the ranks of the unemployed of their own volition are Senator Byron Dorgan of North Dakota and (thank God for answered prayers) Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut.  Bless their hearts they’re tired and ready to rest after their long illustrious (?) careers during which time they have sent America and Americans down the tubes.

It was Senator Dorgan, you may remember, who proposed an amendment to the Harry Reid Socialistic Health Care for a Socialistic America Bill to allow consumers to buy FDA-approved drugs from other countries.  In a twist of Harry Reid’s nose, the pharmaceutical industry in America opposed this amendment thus it was defeated in the Senate by a 51-48 vote.

Senator Dodd, of course, was responsible for the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac debacle among others. He was also implicated as having received major kickbacks from Countrywide Financial Corp. which was under investigation by the Connecticut Attorney General’s office.

These two retirements are really good news for our Conservative voices.  They will have little lasting meaning unless we join together in North Dakota and Connecticut as well as our other 48 states to defeat the liberal incumbents who are seeking reelection in 2010 and have not as yet received our message.  Please be reminded that liberals are not only Democrats.  They are Republican, Liberty, and Independent party members also.

Find them, Conservatives of America!  Find them under whichever rock they are choosing to hide and let them know that we are deadly serious.  We WILL remove them from office in 2010 and replace them with truly conservative Representatives and Senators!

We must start this process in Massachusetts on January 19 by electing Scott Brown the fill the Teddy Kennedy seat.  Then one by one, we must unseat the others.  Be determined, Conservatives.

Our time is NOW.  Our voices are loud and we are in unison with our message.  “Liberal, you’ve taken us for granted for the last time!  We want your jobs!  And we WILL get them!”

Marie A Cole