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By Martin Hill
| In addition to passing a resolutions pronouncing Texas-Israel
Day, the Texas State main page and type in the numbers to see them all for
yourself. Hopefully, they will finally get the attention they deserve.
Legislature has passed several other measures regarding Israel. These include SR 789, HR 44, SR 694, HR 417 and SR 227. Now that you have all these bill numbers, you can simply go to the TX Leg.
Amazingly, the Texas Legislature has actually pronounced, as an official body, that the establishment of the current state of Israel is the result of Old Testament Prophesy. SR 694 was enrolled April 17, 2013 by Republican Senator Ken Paxton of McKinney, Texas. The title is "Commending Israel for its relationship with the United States." SR 694 is really a piece of work. The resolution begins with the text "WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands as recorded in the Old Testament."(!) Yes, you heard that right.
The Texas Legislature has pronounced, as an official body, a literal religious belief that the establishment of the current state of Israel is the result of Old Testament Prophesy. The entire text and link is below as well. The loons in the Statehouse also passed several measures praising the ADL.
HR 417 is by "Wu, et. al." is honoring the The Anti-Defamation League. The resolution states in part, "WHEREAS, In the 1930s, alarmed that American nativist and fascist groups not only threatened Jews but American democracy, ADL established a research operation aimed at monitoring and exposing extremists, an operation which exists today;" The resolution also praises the ADL for seeking to "expose the beginnings of online hate" and notes that the ADL "fought with other organizations to counteract an Arab boycott of companies that did business with Israel, and began its Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents."
SR 227 is titled "Recognizing the Anti-Defamation League on the occasion of its 100th anniversary," referring to the ADL as "this invaluable organization." It was adopted by the TX Senate on February 18, 2013. Another reslution regarding Israel is HR 1835, honoring 'Thomas Neumann of Houston Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.'
SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 694
WHEREAS, Israel has been granted her lands as recorded in the Old Testament; and
WHEREAS, The presence of the Jewish people in Israel has remained constant throughout the past 4,000 years of history; and
WHEREAS, The basis for the establishment of the modern State of Israel was a binding resolution under international law, which was unanimously adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and subsequently affirmed by both houses of the United States Congress; and
WHEREAS, This resolution affirmed the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in the historical region of the Land of Israel; and
WHEREAS, Israel declared its independence and self-governance on May 14, 1948, with the goal of reestablishing its lands as a homeland for the Jewish people; and
WHEREAS, The United States, having been the first country to recognize Israel as an independent nation and as Israel's principal ally, has enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Israel and her people; and
WHEREAS, Israel is a great friend and ally of the United States in the Middle East; and
RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd Legislature, hereby commend Israel for its cordial and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and with the State of Texas and support Israel in its right of self-governance and self-defense.
Ken Paxton can be reached by email here. His office locations are as follows:
P.O. Box 12068
Austin, Texas 78711
Phone (512) 463-0108
201 W. Virginia Pkwy.
McKinney, Texas 75069
Phone (972) 529-1600
Fax (972) 529-1604
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/HR00417F.htm H.R. No. 417
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WHEREAS, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens," because you cannot fight one type of hatred without fighting all types of hatred; and
WHEREAS, ADL has been at the forefront of the struggle to eradicate bias, prejudice, racism, and bigotry in all its forms nationally for 100 years and has maintained offices in Texas for more than 60 years; and
WHEREAS, In the 1920s, ADL challenged quotas limiting Jews' admission to colleges and universities and fought the exclusion of Jews from certain neighborhoods and professions; and
WHEREAS, In the 1930s, alarmed that American nativist and fascist groups not only threatened Jews but American democracy, ADL established a research operation aimed at monitoring and exposing extremists, an operation which exists today; and
WHEREAS, In the 1940s, ADL launched a massive operation to uncover Nazi supporters and hate groups in the United States and worked to expose the Ku Klux Klan as it prepared to increase its racist terror against black Americans; and
WHEREAS, In the 1950s, ADL strengthened its efforts to help black Americans through the courts, the legislatures, and the media, filing an amicus brief in the Brown v. Board of Education case, and wrote a model anti-mask statute that helped unmask members of the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups; and
WHEREAS, In the 1960s, ADL worked closely with civil rights leaders and government officials to pass laws providing equal rights in voting, employment, and housing for black Americans and helped engender a new era of dialogue and friendship between Catholics and Jews by working closely with the Vatican on Nostra Aetate; and
WHEREAS, In the 1970s, ADL became an international organization, opening offices in Israel and Europe, fought with other organizations to counteract an Arab boycott of companies that did business with Israel, and began its Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents; and
WHEREAS, In the 1980s, ADL created its groundbreaking education campaign, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute, which has helped nearly 100,000,000 students, 11,000 educators, and nearly 8,000 family and community members around the world embrace respect and fight bias and hatred; and
WHEREAS, In the 1990s, ADL stepped forward to expose the beginnings of online hate and established its No Place for Hate campaign, which has helped forge an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for diversity in over 600 schools in Texas and many more throughout the nation; and
WHEREAS, In the 2000s, ADL responded to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, by intensifying its training for law enforcement and working to help officers and others understand how terrorists and extremists operate, including the signs, symbols, and ideologies they employ, to prevent additional acts of terrorism; it worked with the family of James Byrd, Jr., in Texas to pass a monumental hate crime law with the James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Act, and a groundbreaking national law with the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act; and
WHEREAS, In the 2010s, ADL has made significant progress against prejudice and hatred; the need for the Anti-Defamation League still exists and ADL will never give up in the fight to make hatred a thing of the past; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas Legislature, hereby honor the Anti-Defamation League, extend to its staff and leaders sincere best wishes in all their endeavors, and join with ADL in its efforts this centennial year to "Imagine a World Without Hate."
Recognizing the Anti-Defamation League on the occasion of its 100th anniversary
http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/83R/billtext/html/SR00227F.htm SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 227
WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas takes pleasure in recognizing the Anti-Defamation League on the occasion of its 100th anniversary; and
WHEREAS, This invaluable organization has spent the past century working to eradicate prejudice, racism, and bigotry of all forms; and
WHEREAS, Founded in 1913 to fight the defamation of the Jewish people, the league in its early years targeted quotas limiting the admission of Jews to American colleges and universities and fought the exclusion of Jews from specific neighborhoods and professions; and
WHEREAS, In the 1930s, the league took on the mantle of fighting for American democracy; responding to the rise of fascist and nativist groups, it established a research division that monitored and exposed extremists, an operation that is still in existence today; and
WHEREAS, From the 1940s through the 1960s, the group worked particularly closely with African Americans, helping black citizens navigate the judicial and legislative systems and working to expose acts plotted by the Ku Klux Klan; and
WHEREAS, In the 1970s, the league opened offices in Israel and worked against a boycott of companies doing business with Israel; and
WHEREAS, The Anti-Defamation League later launched its A World of Difference Institute and has helped innumerable students around the globe learn how to fight bias and hatred; and
WHEREAS, This outstanding organization has spent the past century defending the downtrodden, regardless of race, creed, or religion, and it is highly deserving of praise and recognition; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd Legislature, hereby commend the Anti-Defamation League on the occasion of its 100th anniversary and extend to its members sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard from the Texas Senate.
Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Silicon Valley Mercury News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Harbor Daily Breeze, Whittier Daily News, LewRockwell.com, WhatReallyHappened, Infowars, PrisonPlanet, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Veterans Today, Educate-Yourself.org, The Wayne Madsen Report, Devvy.com, Rense, Antiwar.com, IamtheWitness.com, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, Jonathan Turley blog, National Motorists Association, RomanCatholicReport.com, Republic Broadcasting Network, WorldNetDaily, Dr. Kevin Barret's Truth Jihad radio show, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI 640, The Press Enterprise, Redlands Daily Facts, BlackBoxVoting, Strike-The-Root, David Icke, and many others. Archives can be found at LibertyFight.com and DontWakeMeUp.Org.
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