Thanks to the Texas Republican Party Executive Committee for the following four propositions. They will appear on the 2016 Republican primary ballot.
My thoughts – Lenny Leatherman
PROPOSITION 1 Texas should replace the property tax system with an alternative other than an income tax and require voter approval to increase the overall tax burden.
My thoughts – Would you agree with me that those who are paying the taxes should have more to say about how property taxes are used than those who do not pay property taxes but benefit the most. If the property tax issue is so politically charged that it cannot be abolished, why not consider a Constitutional Amendment that would require two- thirds voter approval to tax any/all private property? I think that would accomplish two things; give property owners more power at the ballot box and encourage more voter participation.
What has been the driving force behind America’s rapidly accelerating swing toward a Federalist form of government – a big all-powerful federal government that tends to ignore the 10th Amendment?
Federalists support a powerful centralized government that limits or restricts states rights. Federalists were the first step in the creation of the Democratic Party.
Anti-Federalists believe in a limited federal government with more power given to the states.
The tension between Federalists and Anti-Federalists is certainly not a recent phenomenon.
Throughout America’s history the division of power between the federal government and state governments has been the subject of many political and legal battles with the pendulum of government swinging from Federalists to Anti-Federalist since 1776. Continue reading →
March 9, 2010
All across Texas citizens are calling for a renewed commitment to the 10th amendment and a reinvigorated adherence to the principle of Federalism and the doctrine of enumerated powers.
These Texans believe they were created in the image and likeness of God and endowed by Him – not Washington, not Austin — with certain inalienable rights. They believe that governmental power properly resides, first, with the people, who then grant or delegate their power, reserve it, or prohibit its exercise. They believe the Constitution assigns the federal government specific, but limited powers, and that most government functions are left to the states. They believe the doctrine of enumerated powers is the principal line of defense against an overreaching federal government and that the Bill of Rights, added two years after the Constitution was ratified, provides further protection. They believe the principal role of government is to advance the cause of individual liberty.
by Kerri Rehmeyer
While reading the post “Your socialist rationed healthcare system is not the answer”, I notice every one of the “government programs” except the Post Office are unconstitutional!
There is a rally planned for January 16th to call on the governor to call a special session of the Texas State Legislature to interpose on behalf of all Texans and nullify every UNCONSTITUTIONAL Law, Resolution, Amendment, etc. and to UPHOLD our own TEXAS CONSTITUTION!!