If you have been blessed by the Almighty above to call yourself a Texan, you should say a little prayer tonight and Thank God that we have a Governor the caliber of Mr. Greg Abbott. He is challenging what has become the accepted “status quo” lately in this country of the Federal Govt. trampling on States Rights for their convenience… and is calling for a ‘Convention of the States’ to bring into balance once again our Constitutional liberties set forth by the founding fathers regarding the RIGHTS of the States. I can predict BHO will ignore this as he ignores our Constitution, but I am hoping it draws enough attentiont o start moving things in the semi-right direction. -SF
Gov. Greg Abbott, aiming to spark a national conversation about states’ rights, said Friday that he wants Texas to lead the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and wrest power from a federal government “run amok.”
“If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America,” Abbott said during a speech at the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation that drew raucous applause from the conservative audience. He said he will ask lawmakers to pass a bill authorizing Texas to join other states calling for a Convention of States.
Along with the speech, Abbott released a nearly 70-page plan – part American civics lesson, part anti-Obama diatribe – detailing nine proposed constitutional amendments that he said would unravel the federal government’s decades-long power grab and restore authority over economic regulation and other matters to the states.
“The irony for our generation is that the threat to our Republic doesn’t come just from foreign enemies, it comes, in part, from our very own leaders,” Abbott said in a speech that took aim at President Obama, Congress and the judicial branch.
The proposal for a convention, which has been gaining traction among some among conservative Republicans, comes just as the GOP presidential candidates begin to make forays into Texas ahead of the March primary election. The state, with 155 delegates up for grabs, will certainly be a key player in the party’s nominating process.
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