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Texas Senator Takes Wise and Righteous Stand

Why should you care about putting a stop to taxpayer funded lobbyists and who is championing this for us in Austin?

Briefly, taxpayer funded lobbyists represent tax funded entities like your local school district, city council, water district, etc.  It also includes other organizations that collect their dues from tax funded governmental entities.

A great example of one of these organizations is the Fast Growth FGSCSchool Coalition. The FGSC is made up of school districts that claim to represent schools whose growth exceeds the norm. Their stated goal is to represent these school districts in Austin lobbying the legislature to “ensure continued support for coalition members”

So, now here is the problem with that. The goal of this lobbying is to “help districts cope with the financial and structural demands of their rapidly expanding populations”, in English, they use your tax dollars to gain membership to the FGSC who then goes to Austin with the stated goal of increasing your tax dollars.

The school districts are not the only guilty participants to this scheme. Cities and water districts use lobbyists much the same way. We must hold our representatives accountable.

Our liberty depends upon creating less dependence on government and more on our Savior. This can only be done by electing God fearing representatives as described in Deuteronomy that will not be blinded nor have their words perverted by bribes from those whose words are already perverted and are already blinded.

“You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you.” (‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭16‬:‭18-20‬ NASB)

Currently in the Texas Senate, there are such champions of Liberty. KonniKonni Burton​ has chosen to take a stand on this issue and she should be applauded. She will only allow the cities and school districts that she represents to address her office directly. A small step that speaks loudly to the Liberty she holds in great regard. I pray other representatives follow suit.

“I am here to defend and represent the taxpayer. Shining a light on this practice by not participating in it is helping to do just that.” – Konni Burton, Texas State Senator SD10

Konni Burton’s web page blog provides her official statement:
http://konniburton.com/2015/02/state-senator-konni-burton-announces-tax-payer-lobbyist-policy/

Who is Publicly Supporting Scott Turner For Texas Speaker of the House?

“I am talking to people that are freedom minded, liberty loving, hard working, God fearing people…in order for Texas to be the very best that it can be…the chains of complacency and the shackles of status quo have got to be destroyed” – Scott Turner

There are those in Texas that are publicly standing up “in order for Texas to be the very best”,  there are those that want a servant leader to lead Texas by conviction, but who are they?

Elected Officials:

Jeff Leach, HD67, @leachfortexas Jonathon Stickland, HD92, @RepStickland Matt Krause, HD93, @RepMattKrause
Bill Zedler, HD96, @Bill_Zedler Matt Rinaldi, HD115 elect, @MattRinaldiTX Tony Tinderholt, HD94 elect, @Tony_Tinderholt
Matt Shaheen, HD66 elect, @MattShaheen Dustin Burrows, HD83 elect, @Burrows4TX Mark Keough, HD15 elect
Scott Sanford, HD70, @Scott_SanfordTX Matt Schaefer, HD6, @RepMattSchaefer David Simpson, HD7, @davidsimpsontx
Patrick Fallon, HD106, @FallonForTexas Bryan Hughes, HD5, @RepHughes
Molly White, HD55 elect, @MollyWhiteTX  Stephanie Klick, HD91, @StephanieKlick
Constable David Woodruff Tarrant County Pct 2

County GOPs:

Dallas Harris Collin
Ellis Titus Smith
Cass Marion Harrison
Lamar Sabine Red River
Upshur Shelby  Erath
Panola  Kaufman

Organizations and Notables:

  • Empower Texans/Texans for Fiscal Responsibility – Michael Quinn Sullivan
  • Hector Garza – Secretary/Treasurer Nat’l Border Patrol Council Local 2455
  • FreedomWorks – Matt Kibbe
  • Grassroots America We the People – JoAnn Fleming
  • Texas Eagle Forum – Cathy Adams, Trayce Bradford
  • Women on the Wall
  • NE Tarrant Tea Party – Julie McCarty
  • Clear Lake Tea Party
  • Direct Action Texas – Aaron Harris
  • Lone Star Tea Party – Josh Finkebinder(P), Kelly Cannon(VP)
  • Arlington Tea Party – Josh Finkebinder(P), Kelly Cannon(VP)
  • Cass County Patriots
  • Montgomery County Tea Party
  • The Liberty Blessing – Joel and Karen Starnes

Jonathan Stickland, Texas House District 92

“I want this session to be about going on the record” – Jonathan Stickland

Jonathan Stickland is a Conservative Christian Republican currently serving in the Texas State House for District 92. He supports limited government, transparency, limiting regulation, and most importantly wants to represent the voters, not the lobbies.

Jonathan SticklandJonathan’s strong family values and conservative roots were an integral part in his voting record during the 83rd Legislative Session. Jonathan has been awarded 100% scorecards from Empower Texans, the Texas Eagle Forum, and Concerned Women for America. Jonathan was also ranked as the most conservative Representative of the 83rd session by Professor Mark Jones of Rice University.

*excerpt from http://jonathanstickland.com/