Alert: Bad And
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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?
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
States v Lopez - No. 93-1260. Argued November 8, 1994 -- Decided April
"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
"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.
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)
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 Round....to 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."
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
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
Act of South Carolina” - H.3584 Introduced in SC House February 21,
2013. Help stop the slaughter of unborn babies.
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."
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.
Nullification Bill Passes Out Of Committee In Kansas
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.
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
"Relating to the regulation of certain metal dealers; providing a
288: "Relating to the regulation of crafted precious metal dealers."
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."
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."
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.
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:
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?
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
Don't Mess With Texas has become nothing but empty words.
Free on line: The
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