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Texas Liberty Group Leaders Say, “Real Texans Don’t Blink”
Send Message to Cornyn and US House Texas Delegation
Tyler, Texas – Today the leaders of more than seventy Texas liberty groups (TEA parties, Grassroots America, Patriots, 9/12s) are sending a strong message to US Senator John Cornyn and the US House Texas Delegation —stand with Senator Cruz and fight!
These group leaders are sending the message via a letter which can be seen here: Stand with Cruz – Grassroots America Has!
Texas liberty group leaders say no issue is more important than stopping Obamacare because it will destroy America. “People are losing jobs, losing wages, paying more for insurance premiums, or losing coverage altogether. Seniors live in fear they will simply no longer qualify for “quality of life” or life-extending health services. Doctors are seeing their profession destroyed. Owners of small businesses are grappling with decisions to reduce full-time jobs to part-time jobs, knowing this will hurt their businesses and employees. Quite simply, Americans are living in fear of this law.”
Texas liberty group leaders cite the unconstitutionality of exemptions and special waivers and actions of the President to alter the law by going around Congress: “These special waivers and deals clearly violate the “Uniformity Clause” of the US Constitution. Since the US Supreme Court has held the ObamaCare mandate to be a tax, it invokes the Constitution’s “Uniformity Clause” (Article I, Section 8, Clause 1) which requires the tax to “be uniform throughout the United States.” The Framers were explicit that taxes had to be applied uniformly; this intent was later extended to equal protection of the laws by the 14th Amendment. Moreover,the President has repeatedly bypassed Congress to alter the law.”
The letter’s author, JoAnn Fleming, (chairman of the TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee and executive director of Grassroots America) says Texas liberty group activists will begin calling the Texas US House delegation with this message:
“The Texas House Delegation should now take the lead in a strategy to fight to win. If Harry Reid strips out the defunding of ObamaCare, sending the government-funding bill back to the House, Speaker John Boehner should begin passing individual bills funding one department at a time, starting with the military. This should be followed by a bill to fund Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The House should pass government funding one bill at a time, driving home the fact that if the government shuts down, it will be because the President and Senate Democrats are willing to sacrifice jobs and the economy for a health care law a majority of the American people don’t want.”
The united Texas liberty group leaders concluded with a plea to stand against the Washington insiders and to fight.
Fleming says, “Ted Cruz is every bit the fighter he said he’d be. He’s every bit the fighter we knew he would be when we rallied to send him to Washington.Real Texans don’t blink.”
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director (volunteer), Grassroots America – We the People www.gawtp.com
Chair – Advisory Committee to the TX Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus
“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government,
our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” (Samuel Adams)