Texans Defend America, Petition Gov. Perry on Illegal Immigration

America is being warred against, by both the Marxist and fascist arms of the global movement for authoritarianism, through both financial and political empire, worldwide.

Withstanding certain top-down efforts to steer the Tea Party with big money, in order to restrict it to issues of debt, spending, and taxes (which make the sources of that money suspect) it is very refreshing to see the real, live Tea Party recognizing the full crisis in which our nation is awakening to find itself.

America can balance its budget every year and still lose this war, still become a province of global Marxofascist empire, having lost the Independence established on July 4, 1776, and having slid off the sovereignty and liberty cast in bedrock through our Constitution, in 1787.  Some say this has already occurred. We should ask ourselves whether we are truly maintaining the Rights to Life, Liberty (and Property) at July 4, 2011 on the calendar.

With all this in view, it is encouraging to find a fuller set of critical concerns, even the s-word, in the welcome page of a dynamic effort in Texas:

We are The Grassroots Texans Network, a statewide network of hardworking Texans dedicated to the advancement of fundamental American principles such as limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, the rule of law and American sovereignty.

This same collaboration offers an electronic letter for broad circulation, forwarding, and republishing.  It focuses upon Texas’ Governor Rick Perry, the subject of Kelleigh Nelson’s article in Gulag Bound, “The Phony Right-Wing, Part 5….”  Its subject is Gov. Perry’s failure to appropriately handle the strategic attack to America that is our massive flood of illegal immigration and the attempt to translate these into “transformative” voters for Democrat (neo-Marxist) and other transnationalist (anti-Independence) officials.  Their notice and letter:

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Fellow Patriots:

Whether you live in Texas or not, you are hereby invited to join with a statewide coalition of Texas tea parties in calling on Texas Governor Rick Perry to call the Texas Legislature to Austin to finally address long overdue immigration reforms.  Governor Perry alone has the power to advance immigration reform in Texas by calling a special session, and we call upon him to use that power.

The open letter is below.  Please consider signing on.  Thank you.
The Grassroots Texans Network Team
http://GrassrootsTexans.net

AN OPEN LETTER TO TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY

(CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE LETTER)

June 30, 2011

The Honourable James Richard ‘Rick’ Perry
Governor of the State of Texas
State Insurance Building
1100 San Jacinto
Austin, Texas 78701

Governor Perry:

We write to express, in the strongest possible terms, our disappointment over the outcome of the regular and special sessions of the 82nd Legislature, in which every single one of the dozens of common-sense immigration reform bills died.

As you are most likely aware, the overwhelming body of polling data shows that Texans are extremely concerned about the effects of unchecked illegal immigration on our state.  A recent University of Texas / Texas Tribune poll of 800 registered voters in Texas found the following:

Texas voters consider illegal immigration to be the most important problem facing the State of Texas, with the lack of border security ranking a close second.[1]

Fully 87% of Texas voters, including 71% of Hispanic voters, support the passage of a law requiring employers to verify immigration status for their employees, with 70% of Texas voters ‘strongly supporting’ such a law.[2]

Roughly 69% of Texas voters oppose ‘sanctuary city’ policies which prevent the enforcement of immigration laws.[3]

Despite an overwhelming consensus among voters on the need for urgent action on illegal immigration, the Texas State Legislature blocked all bills filed in the regular and special sessions relating to employment verification,[4] sanctuary cities,[5] cost reporting,[6] state licensing,[7] or any other common-sense immigration reform policies.  The vast majority of immigration-related bills filed in the State Legislature were prevented from even receiving a committee hearing, much less a floor vote.[8]

Although we do not necessarily hold you completely responsible for the inexcusable actions of the House and Senate members during the regular and special sessions, the ball is now squarely in your court.  It is solely within your power as Governor to call the legislature into session and demand that they complete the important work that they promised their constituents they would do.

Further, you have the inherent power, as the Chief Executive of the State of Texas, to issue one or more executive orders[9] to address illegal immigration, if you only choose to do so.  You have the inherent executive power, for example, to issue an executive order requiring the use of E-Verify for all state employees and by all state contractors, following the examples set by the governors of Florida,[10] Virginia,[11] Idaho,[12] Rhode Island[13] and Minnesota.[14]

It is a point of pride for many Texans that our Governor is receiving a great deal of attention as a potential contender for President of the United States.  Your bold conservative message has clearly struck a chord within the hearts of many Americans.  That said, the American people are hungry for a statesman whose bold words are followed up with bold action.

All eyes are on you, Governor.  Please don’t let Texas down.

Sincerely,

THE UNDERSIGNED  (CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE LETTER)

JoAnn Fleming
Executive Director, Grassroots America-We The People, Tyler, Texas
Chair, Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee

Maria Martinez Executive Director, Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas,* Houston, Texas

Katrina Pierson
Founder, Garland Tea Party
Member, Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee

Roberto F. Gonzalez

Chairman, Clear Lake Tea Party
Member, Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory Committee

Julie Turner
Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC, The Woodlands, Texas
Member, Texas Tea Party Caucus Advisory CommitteeKenneth Emanuelson
Co-Founder, Dallas Tea Party*

Sheryl Kelly Howieson
Organizer,  Plano Tea Party,  Plano,  Texas

Cindy Schwartz
Co-Founder, We The People-Longview, Longview, Texas

Chris Rowan
Technology Coordinator, Brownsville Tea Party Association, Brownsville, Texas

Michael Kinzie
Organizer, Lake Fork Tea Party, Emory, Texas

Jim Lennon
Co Founder, Kingwood Tea PArty,  Inc., Kingwood, Texas

Tammy Blair
Chair, Tyler Tea Party, Tyler, Texas

Shawn Bradley
Treasurer, Tyler Tea Party, Tyler, Texas

Laura Mikulecky
Co-Chair, Tyler Tea Party, Bullard, Texas

Bob Hall
Organizer, Canton Tea Party Patriots, Edgewood, Texas

Bill Hussey
Co-Founder/President, Llano Tea Party, Llano, Texas

Mary Huls
Secretary, Clear Lake Tea Party, Friendswood, Texas

Robin Lennon
Founder & President, Kingwood TEA Party,  Inc.,
Member, Texas Tea Party Advisory Committee

John Tweedell
Founder, Hideaway Grassroots, Hideaway, Texas

Ray Myers
Coordinator, Kaufman County Tea Party, Forney, Texas

Mike Deaton
Board President, McKinney Tea Party, Mckinney, Texas

Bill O’Sullivan Jr.
Treasurer, Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC, The Woodlands, Texas

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[1] See University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll, Feb. 24, 2011.  This result mirrors national opinion trends.  In a recent CBS News Poll of 1,082 adults nationwide conducted Aug. 20-24, 2010, 88% of respondents characterized illegal immigration as ‘very serious.’ In a Pew Research/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll of 1,001 adults nationwide conducted July 8-11, 2010, 63% considered it ‘important’ that elected officials pass legislation to address immigration.

[2] See University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll, cited above.

[3] See University of Texas / Texas Tribune Poll, cited above.

[4] See, e.g., http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB1275.

[5] See, e.g., http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB12; http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB183.

[6] See, e.g., http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB608.

[7] See, e.g., http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=82R&Bill=HB197.

[8] A cursory search of filed bills identified dozens of bills filed relating to immigrants or immigration.

[9]  See, e.g., http://governor.state.tx.us/news/executive-order/

[10]  See http://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/scott.eo_.two_.pdf

[11]  See http://www.governor.virginia.gov/News/viewRelease.cfm?id=649

[12] See http://gov.idaho.gov/mediacenter/execorders/eo09/eo_2009_10.html

[13]  See http://www.aila.org/content/fileviewer.aspx?docid=25791&linkid=179544

[14]  See http://www.leg.mn/archive/execorders/08-01.pdf

[*] Title listed for identification only.

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  1. SPEAK UP NOW OR PAY MORE TAXES LATER?

    The Dream Act in itself, might be a reasonable law allowing
    the students of illegal parents, to be permitted to stay in the United States?
    But the ramifications are more ominous, that once the students have legitimacy
    they can then start petitioning for family members and that by any other name
    is CHAIN MIGRATION. It further challenges more people to simply scorn what lax
    laws we have and just enter illegally. Immediate family members overtime can
    then bring in even more people, and this has set up a chain reaction. Just like
    another possibility of yet a second mass amnesty, it always attributes to
    costs. It has been verified that the 1986 accounting, when the final tally was
    made that it cost US taxpayers 76 Billion dollars. By the time of a further
    amnesty in today’s dollars and cents had been calculated, the Heritage
    foundation assessed such final bottom line of in the range of 2.6 Trillion
    dollars.

    Now this dollar figure is based on the assumption, that there are only 11 to 12
    million foreign nationals in the country, a number based on processing,
    background checks and an accumulation on other personal data along with medical
    examinations. But (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration Reform, (
    NUMBERSUSA) and thousands of grass root sovereignty organizations have assessed
    the population figures to well over 20 billion. This is an overwhelming number
    to consider and a dollar figure to incredulous to even imagine. That would
    strip any gains against the $14.5 Trillion dollars we owe outside the shores of
    America. This nation must be entirely thankful to the great State of Arizona,
    who started this long and dangerous crusade against the tyranny inside the
    Obama administration that would welcome into America every indigent family from
    across the globe.

    America cannot keep giving anymore as they are not representing the needs of those of
    Citizens and legal residents? Taxpayers have been burdened to long in Georgia,
    Alabama, Arizona that has become the height of outrageous irresponsibility and
    indifference. Rallies or demonstration are looked upon with disdain and anger, with
    those politicians who pander to foreign nationals exhibiting poor
    judgment. Arizona outburst against unfair laws was just the beginning and now
    the real battle will begin in the coming months as we progress towards the 2012
    election.

    THOSE STATES THAT HAVE NEGLECTED THE PEOPLES WISHES, BY ADDING SENSIBLE
    ENFORCEMENT LAWS WILL BE QUICKLY OVERRUN BY ABSCONDERS FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA.
    EVENTUALLY LAX ENFORCEMENT STATES WILL BE PAYING A HEAVY PRICE IN MORE
    WELFARE AND PUBLIC SERVICES, AS UNDER CONSIDERABLE PRESSURE FROM ECONOMIC
    ILLEGAL ALIENS?

    Stepping forward now the TEA PARTY is the only true way that will elevate this
    massive debt, placed upon taxpayers by thoughtless politicians. We cannot trust
    the Imperials in the Republican Party and we certainly cannot trust the
    undercover far Left, that has impregnated the Democrats. Either party has had
    their own agenda for omnipotent power of new voters through illegal
    immigration, or the overall influence from big business to relax laws, so
    millions can be used for a lesser form of slavery; except in both ideals the
    programmed taxpayer picks up the unknown estimated cost to support them. In
    three decades America’s working man/ women has lost a percentage of his wages,
    to support illegal immigrants. How academia thinks the economy would grow, must
    live in a delusional world, when nearly every State is burdened by instant
    citizenship baby laws, which under the current misinterpretation payments of
    cash to these families, has diluted every treasury.

    Our schools are crammed to capacity, full of the children of illegal aliens,
    the health system slowly falling apart as more hospitals fail of wanton
    families to be treated; many of these institutions unable to survive. Then we
    have the US penal system choked with illegal alien criminals, that is yet
    another tax hike on the American population. The TEA PARTY is our only remedy
    as the Congress, have no sense of urgency to the impending financial crash.
    Perhaps Rep. Michele Bachman of Minnesota, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sarah
    Palin of Alaska; all regarded as strong supporters of the ever growing TEA
    PARTY. Only the TEA PARTY leaders seem to understand the financial predicament
    we have truly manufactured for ourselves, from the years of corruption within
    equal parties. The TEA PARTY has astounded both political parties in power, and
    will release us from the years of rot and poor or intentional mismanagement to
    gain favor with open border lobbyists. The TEA PARTY has sworn to the major
    majority of the American people, no new amnesties of any kind, which includes
    the dismantling of Sanctuary cities and towns, no dream Acts or anything
    assigned to foreigners who broke our stagnant laws.

    To accomplish this task we must insist our government implement mandatory
    E-Verify and Secure Communities, which will track down both illegal workers and
    criminal illegal aliens. There must be no compromises, but that Congress should
    enforce these laws, without interference from the open border zealots or the elitist
    groups discount labor.

    You should also introduce yourself to the people who run this devastated
    country at the Senate—202-224–3121/ House—202-225–3121 and tell them it’s time
    to depart of fight for the American taxpayer.

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