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Bills - State Legislatures

By Devvy Kidd
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Our freedom and liberty has been under assault by the criminal syndicate in Washington, DC, (the Outlaw Congress) for decades. However, since 9-11, the pace has increased. It's almost impossible for the average person to keep up with all the bills and that's what the evil doers count on.

One of the most effective ways to stay abreast of critical bills is by signing up for email alerts. This site lists all new bills as they are introduced in the Outlaw Congress. You can sign up to get them in your email box. A very valuable service and thank you to the folks who run that site.
We can't ignore what those jackals are trying to get passed while you're trying to put food on the table. We do have wins in stopping some bills. Right now the number one to defeat is amnesty for illegal aliens. Keep those calls going to your U.S. House member and U.S. Senator at their district offices. Forget their DC office. All you get these days is a recording. If you get a live body, they uh, huh, okay and take the next call. I can't stress how important it is we defeat the current immigration "reform" bill. It is no such thing. It rewards liars and thieves and will open the flood gates even more.

The states rights movement is growing, but the poltroons in the Outlaw Congress are moving faster against us. Too many state legislatures have very short sessions, while the Outlaw Congress is in our face the whole year.

One of the major flaws in the U.S. Constitution: no way to kick out members of Congress other than the ballot box, which we know is rigged and corrupt; for many decades. Members of Congress cannot be recalled:

Sen. Menendez Recall Killed By NJ Supreme Court

It's no better in our state houses, either. I thought when I left that rotting carcass called California and came to the once great State of Texas, things would be different. I moved here seven years ago this June. I'm sorry to say, our legislature has very bad representatives and senators who have been passing horrible pieces of legislation, signed into law by Gov. Ricky Perry for years. Unfortunately, Texas is not one of the 19 states who allow the citizens to throw miscreants, crooks and liars out of public office. States that do allow recall of elected public officials are: Alaska, Kansas, New Jersey, Arizona, Louisiana, North Dakota, California, Michigan, Oregon, Colorado, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Georgia, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Wisconsin, Illinois

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, July 2011

"Recall is a procedure that allows citizens to remove and replace a public official before the end of a term of office. Historically, recall has been used most frequently at the local level. By some estimates, three-fourths of recall elections are at the city council or school board level. This brief, however, focuses on the recall only as it applies to state officials.

"Recall differs from another method for removing officials from office--impeachment---in that it is a political device while impeachment is a legal process. Impeachment requires the house to bring specific charges, and the senate to act as a jury. In most of the 19 recall states, specific grounds are not required, and the recall of a state official is by an election.

"The District of Columbia also allows recalls. Virginia has a process similar to a recall, but it is not listed here as a recall state because its process, while requiring citizen petitions, calls for a recall trial rather than an election. After sufficient petition signatures are gathered and verified, a circuit court decides whether a Virginia official will be removed from office.  In all other recall states, the voters decide through an election."

At the link above, it also gives grounds for recall for the states who have given their citizens a gift. A wonderful gift.

Recall is not used enough simply because citizens either don't know about that powerful tool or because, well, they have other things to do than worry about their freedom and liberty. Let me give you one example of very determined citizens who pulled off what seemed impossible and God bless them for going after judges who promote filth and sin:

November 3, 2010 - Three Iowa Supreme Court Justices thrown off the bench

DES MOINES — "An unprecedented vote to remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices who were part of the unanimous decision that legalized same-sex marriage in the state was celebrated by conservatives as a popular rebuke of judicial overreach, even as it alarmed proponents of an independent judiciary.

"The outcome of the election was heralded both as a statewide repudiation of same-sex marriage and as a national demonstration that conservatives who have long complained about “legislators in robes” are able to effectively target and remove judges who issue unpopular decisions. Leaders of the recall campaign said the results should be a warning to judges elsewhere. “I think it will send a message across the country that the power resides with the people,” said Bob Vander Plaats, an unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor who led the campaign. “It's we the people, not we the courts.”

That wasn't the first time. In 1986, three California Supreme Court Justices were ousted in a retention election for opposing the death penalty.

In the case of Iowa, they are not listed as one of the 19 states who have recall, so I'm not exactly sure how those folks were able to bring it to a vote. I would suggest start with your state constitution and then the laws available from your Secretary of State's office. Recall should be available for all states of the Union. When you have corrupt elected officials, they need to be removed from office now, not the next election which could be two or more years.

It goes without saying those states who do not give their citizens the right to recall are not going to introduce bills in their state houses lest they get thrown out. There are a couple of different methods used; this is an excellent resource. I hope Texans can come together in the future and get recall made law in this state, big as it is, it needs to get done.

Our legislature is only in session every other odd year (also Montana, North Dakota and Nevada). This session is January 7 - May 27, 2013. They don't come back until January 2015. Some think it's a blessing, but, it's not. An average of 8,000 bills are dumped into the hopper in Austin every session. How is one rep or senator supposed to read 8,000 bills in five months? They don't, just like the crooks, liars and thieves in the U.S. Congress.

Not only that, but like the Outlaw Congress, outsiders write bills that become law. To me this is outrageous and completely unacceptable. We elect those state reps and senators, not organizations like ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) or members of law enforcement who cannot be held accountable. Reps put their name on the bill, but too many times it is written by outside sources. That has to stop. Ask you state rep: did you author the bill or did someone else? Pin them down.

How in the hell are we Texans supposed to keep track of 6, 7, 8,000 bills? Every new session I sign up for almost all the committees in both the house and senate and I can't keep up. I have been talking this over with some of my activist friends. Texans have no voice in the state house because we don't have an office in Austin. Special interest groups do, so they can hit the capitol every day while in session. Lobbyists for special interests have offices downtown or in Dallas or Houston. They also have the money to fly their people in to Austin and put them up in hotels. I don't. I live a six hour drive each way; each trip cost close to $300; John and I live on a fixed budget and I don't get paid for my work. Anyway, we're working on some ideas.

In the meantime, the bills below are important. They won't get passed or defeated without major heat being put on the legislature in each respective state. If you do nothing, nothing will get done. Don't assume the next person will do his/her part. I do want to start with two in Congress that have virtually no chance to pass because tens and tens of millions of Americans have zero knowledge or understanding of the issues. Quite frankly, tens of millions don't even care.

First, I wonder why Rep. Thomas Massie from Kentucky [R] introduced this bill since the "law" it targets was shot down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1995?

H.R. 133: Citizens Protection Act of 2013 - To repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and amendments to that Act.

Supreme Court of the United States -  Syllabus

United States v Lopez - No. 93-1260. Argued November 8, 1994 -- Decided April 26, 1995

"After respondent, then a 12th grade student, carried a concealed handgun into his high school, he was charged with violating the Gun Free School Zones Act of 1990, which forbids "any individual knowingly to possess a firearm at a place that [he] knows . . . is a school zone," 18 U.S.C. § 922(q)(1)(A). The District Court denied his motion to dismiss the indictment, concluding that §922(q) is a constitutional exercise of Congress' power to regulate activities in and affecting commerce. In reversing, the Court of Appeals held that, in light of what it characterized as insufficient congressional findings and legislative history, §922(q) is invalid as beyond Congress' power under the Commerce Clause.

"Held: The Act exceeds Congress' Commerce Clause authority. First, although this Court has upheld a wide variety of congressional Acts regulating intrastate economic activity that substantially affected interstate commerce, the possession of a gun in a local school zone is in no sense an economic activity that might, through repetition elsewhere, have such a substantial effect on interstate commerce. Section 922(q) is a criminal statute that by its terms has nothing to do with "commerce" or any sort of economic enterprise, however broadly those terms are defined. Nor is it an essential part of a larger regulation of economic activity, in which the regulatory scheme could be undercut unless the intrastate activity were regulated. It cannot, therefore, be sustained under the Court's cases upholding regulations of activities that arise out of or are connected with a commercial transaction, which viewed in the aggregate, substantially affects interstate commerce. Second, §922(q) contains no jurisdictional element which would ensure, through case by case inquiry, that the firearms possession in question has the requisite nexus with interstate commerce. Respondent was a local student at a local school; there is no indication that he had recently moved in interstate commerce, and there is no requirement that his possession of the firearm have any concrete tie to interstate commerce." Rest at link.

It was a landmark decision: "This month we spotlight the landmark 1995 federalism case U.S. v. Lopez. After half a century of rulings that resulted in the expansion of Congress’s power, the Court’s ruling in U.S. v. Lopez, which declared the Gun Free School Zones Act an unconstitutional overreach, was seen by some experts as signaling a shift in the Court’s interpretation of the Commerce Clause."  (Emphasis mine)

H.R. 75: American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013 - Get the U.S. out of the communist UN (CON-gress)

To date it has one sponsor, 3% chance of getting out of committee, 1% chance of getting enacted. We have been raped for billions, if not, trillions since 1945. It was vital the global destroyers drag America into that un-Godly organization. The United Nothing has never kept peace anywhere on this earth; membership has stripped us of critical sovereignty. Several attempts have been made, but the ignorant individuals who serve in Congress over the decades have refused to get us out of the UN. No doubt put in their place by those who have served in Congress who in reality, serve their global masters.

Full page ad, New York Times, April 15, 1994: "1944. Bretton Woods: The IMF and the World Bank. 1945. San Francisco: The United Nations. 1994, Marrakech: The World Trade Organization. History knows where it's going. The final act of the Uruguay the WTO, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the UN and the IMF."

None is so blind as he who will not see
Congressional Record. House of Representatives January 15, 1962 Page 215. Statements by Rep. James Utt:

"Mr. Utt: Mr. Speaker, on the opening day of the 2nd session of the 87th Congress, I introduced H.R. 9567, a bill to rescind and revoke membership of the United States in the United Nations and the specialized agencies thereof and to repeal the Immunities Act relative thereto....You can expect to see a one world government, Communist controlled, under the United Nations. You will see the United Nations run up astronomical debts which we, under the terms of the treaty, are bound to pay."

International Reorganization Recision Act - House of Representatives
To Rescind and Revoke Membership of the United States in the United Nations by John Rarick, U.S. Representative, 6th Congressional District (1971)

House Resolution 2632: To rescind and revoke membership of the United States in the United Nations and specialized agencies thereof, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress".  If you scroll down at the link above you'll see a draft document by former judge, J.J. Boesel: Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, Injunctive and Other Equitable Relief. A must read.


Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee votes 9-4 to approve bill which prohibits courts from considering certain provisions of international laws including Islamic Sharia law. H.B. 351. Write letters to your state rep and call to get the bill passed.

Personhood Act of South Carolina” - H.3584 Introduced in SC House February 21, 2013. Help stop the slaughter of unborn babies.

Oklahoma House Passes Obamacare Nullification Bill

If you live in Oklahoma, call your state senator and demand passage. You can use the ammunition I have provided in this column: Employers, doctors, Obamacare and US Supreme Court Cases. That column also cites this (with a link) - use it when you write a letter or fax to your state rep:

"The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative public-interest law firm, has opened up a new front in conservatives' never-ending struggle to wipe Obamacare off the books. Their secret weapon? The Origination Clause of Article I, section 7, which states that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills." The key idea is that the Supreme Court recently upheld the individual mandate as a tax. But if the mandate is a tax, the PLF argues, then it is a bill for raising revenue. That means that the Affordable Care Act must have begun in the House of Representatives. And it did not."

Montana Legislature Passes Gun Control Nullification Bill (Details at link). Too bad their legislature doesn't just revitalize the constitutional militia and be done with it because the federal dragoons won't let it stand if they can stop it.

TSA Nullification Bill Passes Out Of Committee In Kansas

Bill Number HB13-1045 - Colorado - A Bill for An Act Concerning Prohibiting Assistance by the State with Enforcement of Certain Provisions of the Federal National Defense Authorization Act.

Two Major Victories for Liberty in South Carolina: "First, Tom Davis’ bill in the SC Senate to nullify the NDAA indefinite detention passed by a vote of 25-15." Contact your house member in SC and demand passage.

"Second, Bill Chumley’s bill in the SC House to nullify the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act  moved out of the Judiciary Sub-Committee with a favorable report, where it was expected to stall and never see the light of day." It won't if tens of thousands of South Carolinians don't melt the phone lines. Call talk radio, write letters to the editor of your paper so people know about the bill and how important it is to call the state capitol. Flood them with faxes.


Two very bad bills (too many for one column) that directly affect those in the precious metals business (gold). It's my understanding the pawn shop industry and local police departments support it. It will kill off many small business who deal in gold and gold pieces by regulating them to death:

H.B. 1769: "Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing a criminal penalty."


S.B. 288: "Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers."

H.B. 149 - Texas Liberty Preservation Act - Courtesy of the Tenth Amendment Center: "The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA “indefinite detention,” is one of the strongest bills in the country in response to that unconstitutional federal act.  It renders that claimed federal power as unconstitutional, null, and void within the state of Texas.  And, it provides for criminal charges for anyone in violation of HB149 should it become law."

"Texas House Bill 928, is a short but very far-reaching bill to require the state of Texas and all local governments to refuse to comply with or enforce a vast majority of federal gun laws, orders, rules and regulations.  It applies to those issued or passed in the past, present or future, providing a strong stand in Texas not just against new proposals, but the status quo."

H.B. 1076 - Relating to certain firearms, firearm accessories and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas; providing an exemption from federal regulation and providing penalties.

We tried to get a bill to reconstitute the constitutional militia, but the Texas State Legislature ignored us for another Band Aid that will do nothing to stop the continuing assault on the Second Amendment.

Agenda 21 is a very hot topic here in Texas. It is, like 'smart' meters, a major goal of the global elite. All 115 Republicans in our state legislature received the letter I sent out directing them to the working paper I wrote along with exhibits. Those exhibits included the bill signed into law last year in Alabama to kick the UN out of their state. A major blow to the global elite.

Earlier this month: Oklahoma House Passes Bill to Ban UN Agenda 21. Passed by Republicans. If you live in that state, send snail mail letters and faxes (no email) to your state senator and demand passage.

State Ban on UN Agenda 21 Clears Arizona Senate. Same thing if you live in Arizona. Alabama succeeded because grassroots activists put heat on their lawmakers. Since the Outlaw Congress isn't going to do it, it has to be our state legislatures.

Sadly, the lawmakers in Tennessee couldn't find their backbone:

Tennessee Passes Resolution Slamming “Socialist” UN Agenda 21: "The popular measure (HJR 587) in Tennessee was passed by a bipartisan 72-to-23 landslide in the state House of Representatives last month. And on Tuesday, it was overwhelmingly approved in the Senate with 19 in favor and 11 against." If you look at the language in the bill, is is very similar to the one here in Texas.

Oh, yeah. Despite the tons of documents Texans from various groups have sent to their state reps and senators, what did our Republican controlled house come up with?

HCR 34: "RESOLVED, That the Texas secretary of state forward official copies of this resolution to the president of the United States, to the president of the Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States Congress, and to all the members of the Texas delegation to Congress with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record."

A resolution, like the one in Tennessee that has no teeth and accomplishes absolutely nothing.

I am sending a letter to the authors of that meaningless resolution: Rep. Bell, Rep. Creighton, Rep. Krause, Rep. Leach and Rep Simpson, and politely ask them: Are you kidding me? That resolution is supposed to protect our property rights and stop the UN from destroying Texas' sovereignty? Are you kidding? Do you want your life dictated to by the UN? Why didn't you introduce a bill like the one signed into law in Alabama? All you had to do was make a couple of changes, like the name of the state. Are you kidding me? Texans should be outraged and if you are, flood their offices with phone calls and follow up with a letter. CC it to your state rep. I truly was sickened when I was informed that resolution is all they're going to do after presenting a mountain of documentation.

Don't Mess With Texas has become nothing but empty words.


Free on line: The Fearful Master: A Second Look at the United Nations by G. Edward Griffin
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.
A Devil’s bargain: Pacific Southwest to become UN Bio-region
The UN: Bringing Global Governance To America




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