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How to deal with a rogue government4 (texas style) plain powerpoint 2 26 13.ppsx

  1. 1. " In Texas, we have in our Bill of Rights, a remedy to restore aconstitutional republic in Texas, if we are so bold as to use it…
  2. 2.  Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
  3. 3.  Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
  4. 4.  This is a constitutional fail-safe for Texans in the event that our government no longer works for us. It is a process whereby the people may restore a constitutional republic in Texas and reconcile the government back to the people and the Constitution, or allow us to provide new safeguards for our future. Tone of this action: The people are acting in a spirit of reconciliation—not out of a spirit of rebellion.
  5. 5.  When we consider recourse through the current political system to be exhausted; When unilateral powers are exercised by the government in violation of our constitutionally protected rights; When we determine that the government no longer serves us, we serve it; When the people fear their own government.
  6. 6.  The process begins with Consultations. These are meetings held across Texas by legal residents, to discuss enforcement of our constitutional rights under Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution. When it is widely agreed that intervention by the people is necessary to preserve our lives, liberties and our Republic, it is time to place the Call for the citizens of each participating Texas House District to elect delegates to convene and render remedial action. This is known as a citizens’ convention.
  7. 7.  Ascertain and record the sovereign will of Texans regarding the relationship of Texas to the union and record the will of the people; Gain representation and circumvent the bombardment of unconstitutional legislation and executive orders issuing from Washington; Conduct an unofficial election to choose two delegates (and alternates) from each participating Texas House District to represent us at a convention in order express the sovereign will of the people in the form of an Ordinance, Resolution or Declaration, or such instruments as may be necessary.
  8. 8.  The will of the people, properly recorded is a very powerful thing, because the basis of the authority of government is determined by the electorate. When government is acting beyond the scope of its authority, suppressing the voice and will of the people, convening and electing delegates gains us representation and the power to express our will as afforded us under the Texas Constitution.
  10. 10.  This was the method used to successfully circumvent both the federal government and the Texas governor in 1861. In 1861, the Texas legislature passed a Joint Resolution recognizing the right of Texans to exercise the powers reserved to them in their Bill of Rights. They ordered a state-wide vote to reject or ratify the actions of the Convention. In a state-wide vote, the people voted 76:1 for Texas to resume status as an independent nation.
  11. 11.  The people of each of the participating Texas House Districts must organize the election of delegates, but only for their own Texas House District. Each district must select two delegates and alternates to attend the convention. There are 150 Texas House Districts, but all of them need not participate for the convention to be successful, because Texans will be given the opportunity to ratify or reject the actions of the citizens’ convention in a state-wide vote.
  12. 12.  “The constitution does not give either the governor or the legislature the power to call a convention. Their doing so would be a mere consent that the people might act. The people have the right to act as expressly provided in our State constitution without such consent.”—Secession Journals, 1861 Article 1, Section 2 does not limit the people’s power to any single level of government.
  13. 13.  The election of delegates is similar to the election of Texas House Representatives, the goal being to gain representation for the people of each of the 150 Texas House Districts so that our will may be expressed at the convention. Victorious candidates must receive a certificate of election to gain admission into the convention and for the convention journal records.
  14. 14.  The qualifications of delegates are to be the same as candidates for the House of Representatives. The current qualifications for candidates are these: At least 21 years of age, A registered voter , A legal resident of the state for at least two years, Residents of the districts from which they are elected for at least one year.
  15. 15.  Any County Judge within a given TX House District may call for the election of delegates (in an unofficial capacity) or upon refusal or failure to respond, Any County Commissioner within a given TX House District can make that call (in an unofficial capacity), or upon refusal or failure to respond, A committee of no less than five (legal) residents within the House District can call for the election of delegates.
  16. 16.  A certificate of election is issued by whoever calls for the election of delegates whether through a county official or by a committee of determined citizens. The certificates tell where, when and how the elections were held and to what extent the legal machinery was involved.
  17. 17.  Texans need a way to reach agreement on what remedial action must be taken to secure our lives and freedoms. Organization begins during Consultations. This calls for generation of documents such as Resolutions to be ratified, modified or rejected by assembly. These can be transmitted for consideration by assemblies within districts and between districts in Texas and should be signed by the adopters to show authority and for the formation of local historical records.
  18. 18.  Be it Resolved that; Whereas agreement has been reached by this assembly of (insert county, insert Texas House District) residents, gathered at (insert address) in the city of (insert city),Texas on the (insert day) of (insert month) (insert year) that it has become necessary to invoke action under Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution to assemble the body politic in Texas in order to consider the state of affairs in Texas, the nation and the relationship of Texas to the union. Add signatures record and transmit for consideration of other assemblies.
  19. 19.  Q. Is secession our only option under Article 1, Section 2? A. No. We can alter or reform our government also under Article 1, Section 2, but the teeth of the provision is that we can abolish our government if necessary. Even just threatening to resume our status as an independent nation may gain us concessions from destructive federal policies.
  20. 20.  A. The federal government is already at war with Texas and is savagely destroying us economically, culturally and politically. (1) They have removed our internationally recognized borders by refusal to enforce immigration laws, even incentivizing foreign nationals to colonize Texas. (2) They have moved aggressively to commandeer our natural resources under the pretext of environmental stewardship and, under the guise of healthcare, have imposed burdensome taxes and penalties allowing for the eventual confiscation of our assets through the IRS.
  21. 21.  (3) The federal government is destroying us politically because voting history shows that foreign nationals don’t tend to share our conservative political philosophy. (4) Federal policies have made Texas a sanctuary state for foreign nationals, forcing us to fund incentives for them to colonize Texas, such as providing free education and healthcare services at cost to the legal residents of Texas.
  22. 22.  Failure to secure the Texas border is but one federal abuse among too many to be counted. But alone it is enough to completely devastate us. Border destruction, currency destruction, destruction of the unborn, destruction of our culture, destruction of our education system, destruction of our language, destruction of our economy, destruction of our basic rights. Destruction of us. The federal government is waging war on us. Our actions are in self-defense.
  23. 23.  Yes, assuming it’s solvent. You can live anywhere in the world right now and still draw your benefits, if you remain a citizen of the U.S. and continue to pay federal taxes. Dual citizenship is not encouraged , but it happens. The United States is the only country in the world which taxes based on citizenship rather than residency, on worldwide income of individuals, in the same manner as residents.
  24. 24.  Many argue that nullification would be more prudent than declaring independence. History shows that nullification in some cases has been effective in restoring the balance of power between the federal government and the states. For example, The Nullification Crisis was a sectional crisis during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, created by South Carolina’s 1832 Ordinance of Nullification. This ordinance declared by the power of the State, that the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 were
  25. 25.  unconstitutional and therefore null and void within the sovereign boundaries of South Carolina. President Jackson issued a Force Bill and South Carolina readied for war. But a good compromise was reached and war was averted. But today, we are blitzed with unconstitutional federal legislation and executive orders effectively abolishing our constitutionally protected rights and destroying Texas families and businesses. We need substantive relief now.
  26. 26.  Today, a Texas Ordinance of Nullification to restore our once constitutionally protected rights is the equivalent of a Texas Declaration of Independence.
  27. 27.  About 75% of Texans refuse to vote and legitimize the current government. Especially since the fall of the Soviet Union, a number of nations have peacefully negotiated their independence. There is nothing in international law that prevents a country from seceding.
  28. 28.  In Texas, it is considered both a cherished right and a sacred duty to act under Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution when it is widely agreed that intervention by the people is necessary to preserve our lives, liberties and our Republic.
  29. 29.  Consultations began occurring across Texas in 2013. If your district is not yet involved and you want your Texas House District to participate, pass this presentation to your local elected officials, the heads of your Party and heads of local activists.
  30. 30.  We hope you have learned the basics of action under Article 1, Section 2 of the Texas Constitution. May God bless you and may God bless Texas.