Video: Ted Cruz on Glenn Beck TV

Ted Cruz recently joined Glenn Beck TV with Tea Party leaders, including Matt Kibbe and David Brody.  The audience consisted of Tea Party leaders from across the state, see if you recolonize anyone!

Watch the interview here.

President Obama Raising Money in Austin

On July 17th President Obama will be in Austin to raise money at two separate fundraisers.  There is a “low dollar” afternoon fundraiser at the Austin Music Hall with a performance by Jerry Jeff Walker for $250 and a high dollar private dinner for $25,000 a couple that evening.

Baylor Teams & Student Athletes Up for Six ESPYs

Following the “Year of the Bear” Baylor athletic teams and athletes are up for six ESPY Awards.  As ESPN says, “It’s an election year, but this type of voting crosses party lines. Cast your vote in all 33 categories, including best team. Winners will be announced at The ESPYS.”

Go vote for Baylor and its student athletes for their respective ESPY awards!

If Obamacare is Upheld….

While the country anxiously awaits the US Supreme Court’s opinion on the constitutionality of Obamacare The Truth About Guns blog takes an unique look at the individual mandate and what it could imply if upheld.  For some reason I don’t see the liberals getting behind this individual mandate.

Below is via The Truth About Guns.

Opponents argue that if you can tell people they have to buy insurance, there’s no limit to the requirements with which government can saddle them. James Johnson, in a letter to the editor of syracuse.com, takes the idea of an individual mandate to the next logical level suggesting that Americans also be required to purchase a gun. Full text of the letter after the jump…

To the Editor:

There is nothing in the Constitution that guarantees a citizen the right to health care. Yet the Obama administration passed a law that contains an individual mandate for citizens to purchase health care. The justification is an extremely warped interpretation of the commerce clause.

In contrast, the Second Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s Heller decision affirming Second Amendment rights, violent crimes plummeted in Chicago. Murder fell by 14 percent, robberies using guns fell by 25 percent and assaults using guns fell by 37 percent.

Also, an armed citizenry is the first line of defense. Based on this, the Republicans in the House should introduce legislation that all citizens who can pass a background check be mandated to purchase a firearm. There is far more justification for this mandate based on the Second Amendment than for the Obamacare mandate, no matter how you try to stretch the commerce clause.

This may not get through the Democratic Senate or past President Obama. If nothing else though, it may give the liberals on the Supreme Court something to think about. After all, there may come a day when the Republicans control both houses of Congress and the presidency. If the government can make us buy health care insurance against our will, there is nothing to stop them from mandating purchase of a firearm.

James Johnson
Baldwinsville

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Grassroots Choose Cruz

The numbers don’t lie, look at the graphics below and see who the Texas grassroots activists support in the US Senate race.

Will you join the grassroots across Texas and support Ted Cruz for US Senate?

Vote Today for City of Austin Elections

Today is election day for the City of Austin elections.  Austin City Council members and the Mayor are all up for reelection.  Do you agree with the City of Austin bag ban or the Austin Energy utility rates sky rocketing due to the city purchasing expensive green energy?  Now is your chance to be heard.

You can find your voting location here.  Check your new yellow voter registration card for the number of your voting precinct.  You can find a sample ballot here.

The Travis County Republican Party recommends voting for Laura Pressley for City Council Place 2, Dom Chavez for Place 5 and Shuan Ireland for Place 6.

Sarah Palin Endorses Ted Cruz for US Senate

Right before early voting starts in Texas Ted Cruz picked up the endorsement of Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd for his bid for the open US Senate seat.

Governor Sarah Palin stated

“We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next Senator from the Lone Star State.”

“Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Governor Palin added. “Our shared goal isn’t just to change the majority in control of the Senate, but to assure principled conservatives like you are there to fight for us.”

Below are a couple of media reports covering the Sarah Palin endorsement.

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