Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Stench remains

This letter was writen by Rene Krause and published on November 24, 2010

To the editor:

In regard to ”Hope” and “Change”

If you believe the results from the recent election won you a victory, then think again! All it did was stall the Republican propaganda machine, wherein they will eventually re-tool for another day.

Harry Reid won re-election in a state where illegal immigrants were allowed to vote.

I mention this, because who in their right mind would re-elect someone that took them from 4 percent unemployment to 14 percent; and then collapsed their housing market while driving up their personal income costs to record levels to pay for the illegal invasion sweeping across Nevada?

Most major cities today, particularly in states like New York, California and New Jersey have already undergone major “transformation.” (California - $ 26 billion in the hole; NY - $21 billion and NJ - $18 billion) All are bankrupt or near bankruptcy and the entire nation is heading in that same direction.

Federal Socialists, engineered the greatest debasement of this nation via the revised Immigration Act of 1965. The Democrats sponsored that legislation. It was driven by the Kennedys and LBJ, along with a consortium of high level Democrats that went on to pass it in both houses. This Revised Act opened our borders to total saturation from the Third World and ultimately corrupted America’s landscape. The social and political impact that this would have would eventually bring profound “change” to America.

If I remember correctly, the Republicans, as far back as 1987 were complicit in passing legislation that provided amnesty to the three million illegals that were here then, with promises of “shoring up the border.” Instead, we got seven times that amount over the next 23 years, along with all the social, educational and criminal problems.

The last Republican administration favored “comprehensive immigration reform” for migrant workers needing jobs … those, the fat lazy American just wouldn’t do. (How’s all that unemployment working for you?) This latest type of “immigration reform” also impacted our medical communities.

HealthCare was recently “reformed” to accommodate the added “population growth,” at the expense of every American.

It is this incremental but very deliberate dilution process that has contributed to America’s transformation, and it’s been going on for decades!

And upon the federals mantle of Socialism, both Democrats and Republicans have accelerated their “global initiatives” via unconstitutional free trade agreements. Their ideology has nothing at all to do with “Human Decency”; it has everything to do with Corruption, Manipulation and Federal Expansion of Power.

Our nation’s greatest “hope” has been compromised away in the name of “human decency.” “Human decency” is the shield used to hide behind what really motivates the federal government.

Politicians, along with the Congress come and go, but from the looks of the last election, the stench of their ‘One World’ creations will remain indefinitely.

Rene Krause

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I got this from Rick Donaldson.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rockwall "tea party" event in Greenville?

To be published soon.

Dear Editor,

Well, the “Rockwall tea party rally” last night got off to a late
start. After a long session of listening to elected public servants
and candidates or their representatives, I was beginning to wonder
whether we’d ever get to the Q and A which was the main reason many of
us chose to attend. Almost two hours later the Q and A began which
was moderated by John Stacy, who did a great job. There were some
really good questions asked.

Some people were surprised to find that the event was not put on by me
and wondered why Rockwall would host an event in Greenville.

The best things I heard were from Rep. Jodie Laubenberg District 89,
Rockwall, she agrees that we should tell DC no about the Federal
health care mandate and that Texas should take care of Texans. She
also mentioned something I’ve been stressing - the importance of
showing up during the session. And from David Simpson, candidate from
District 7 - Longview, who won a real David and Goliath primary race
and has no formidable challenger this November. He spoke of the
importance of returning to the PROPER, LIMITED role of government and
more important than how to reform taxes is reducing spending. He
briefly mentioned choice in education. Let the money flow to good
schools and good teachers. Without competition in education we will
continue to suffer from mediocrity. We can increase teacher pay by
cutting out some non-teaching positions.

Our Rep. Dan Flynn, District 2, answered one of my questions about the
procedure and criteria to review and eliminate agencies and programs.
He has served on the Sunset Advisory Commission in the past.

So the work continues - educate yourself and others, show up, keep the
pressure on them. We will reap if we faint not.

The Greenville Area Patriots continue to meet every Monday at 6 PM at
the Greenville Public Library. “Securing the Blessings of Liberty:
An Examination of the US Constitution” is our current program. Our
meetings are free and open to all. Contact netxlc@gmail.com or
903.862.2214 for more info.

Debbie McKee
Greenville Area Patriots

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Letter to the Editor About Redistricting (with info on submitting your testimony)

My letter to the editor published in the Greenville Herald Banner 10.03.10 with additional notes AND info on submitting YOUR testimonies for the public record.

I attended the Texas Redistricting committee hearing last week in Richardson. I testified, saying that although I'm a member or organizer for several different grassroots groups I was there to represent myself and I felt confident that I was speaking for millions of Texans.

1. I urged them to be fair, independent and non-partisan, do what is best for Texas. 40% of Texans consider themselves politically independent.

2. I urged them to get this worked out before the session starts and to not let this issue bog it down. There are many vital issues to address and we don't want valuable time wasted fighting over this.

3. I urged them to put blindfolds on and do NOTHING to protect ANY seats. Too many have been in office for far too long, and if their district gets redrawn, they can run for office like anyone else. I urged them to be open and transparent about the entire process, no back room deals.

I neglected to mention one issue, frankly because I couldn't imagine that it WAS an issue. The longer I sat (I was there for over 4 hours) and listened to comments from committee members (half of whom were not present at any given time), and the testimonies, the more I realized that it WAS an issue. Carving out districts for "communities of interest". There are some genuinely racist folks in ALL groups, but I truly believe the vast majority of Texans are color blind. We look past skin color or last name and judge people based on their character.

The voting rights act was mentioned as the legal basis for this practice. If the lines are drawn fairly and impartially to keep cities and towns together as much as possible, no one can claim they are being disenfranchised.

I really don't understand how any one group thinks it should have some special benefits from or access to the government. Our representatives should represent ALL of us. Doing what is best for an entire county or city will benefit ALL the residents. If government was limited to its proper role, there wouldn't be such a fight to get our snouts in the trough.

What if I insisted that as a homeschooling family they should carve out districts that represent us - so that we can have our own representatives in office- how ridiculous does that sound? It's just as ludicrous to think that your skin or heritage warrants that type of treatment. Groups don't have rights; individuals in groups have individual rights.

Do what's best for Texas! Who cares if the Feds think we should draw lines differently? As long as it's fair and impartial there should be no complaint. It's been over 30 years since it was enacted This KEEPS the wounds open, keeps us divided - let's heal, come together, work together, grow up and get over it. As some testifying put it, "we work together, go to school together, shop together, play together, it's time to move on".

Additional notes not included in letter to the editor:

Rep. Marc Veasey, Ft. Worth, hurt his cause and his people when he exhibited such a disgraceful, arrogant and unprofessional attitude. I was shocked to watch how he disrespected people with his body language, facial expressions and words. When Barbara Harless spoke about the Constitution and the members' oaths they had taken, he covered his face, turned away and began typing on a keyboard. He was the acting chair at that time. It was utterly disgraceful.

The fact that half the time half the committee wasn't there and that so many didn't even seem to pay attention to the people who took time out of their busy lives, took time from work to come and testify was very disappointing and disturbing. THEY are our elected public SERVANTS, we hired them to do a job and we expect them to take it seriously.

Do the right thing and follow the simple Golden Rule.


To enter your testimony into the public record without attending a hearing in person: (you can do this with any committee, just find the clerk listed on the committee web page.) http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/MnuCommittees.aspx

Mail your testimony to the clerk of the committee:

Gregory Watson

Clerk of the Committee on Redistricting

Texas House of Representatives

Suite E2.142

POB 2910

Austin, Texas 78768

Friday, September 17, 2010

Look everyone, Front page!

Our Constitution Day rally was included in the Daybook listing in the local paper on Thursday, and then Chad Blackshear had a nice article about our event on the front page on Friday!
(click here to go read it)

And then Amber Pompa had a really good follow-up article on the front page on Saturday! She even promoted our upcoming Constitution class!
(click here to go read it!)

We had a small turnout, but it was REALLY hot (I know that kept some people away) and we got more enthusiastic responses from the passersby than usual!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Constitution Day Celebration/Education/Demonstration!!!

sign ideas below!!!

Keep to the issue please folks!!! Nothing personal or insulting. We are promoting our Constitution and history!! If you call in to local radio stations, mention this event, please!!

What: Constitution Day Celebration!!!

Who: Greenville Area Patriots, Northeast Texas Liberty Campaign and concerned citizens

When: 3:00 – 6:00 PM Friday, September 17th 2010.

Where: Corner of Wesley Street and Kari Lane in Greenville (NW corner of Hwy 34 and I-30)

Why: We are celebrating the 223rd anniversary of our US Constitution! We want to encourage Americans to learn about the precious document our founders wrote to govern our government and secure our liberties. We will promote an upcoming class series to learn about the US Constitution and gather signatures for our state government to push back against UNconstitutional Federal acts. We want to encourage any military members- active or retired, peace officers, any public officials who have taken an oath to support and defend the US Constitution to come and learn about becoming “Oathkeepers”.

Some ideas for signs: ( Anything that can help inform people about the Constitution.)

Get a Free Constitution!!! ( we want people to stop)

Nullify Unconstitutional Federal Acts!!!

Keep Your Oath


Free Constitution classes!!!

Sign the Petition to Austin!!!

DC - Don't Mess With Texas!!!

223 years old - our Constitution needs resuscitation!!!

Our Constitution Protects God Given Rights

Our Constitution CHAINS down Government

If our Government followed the Constitution they wouldn't be plundering US!!

Big Government = Socialism/Fascism = Treason

Constitution Day!!! September 17, 1787

ANY unconstitutional law/bill/spending is TREASONOUS!!!

Unconstitutional = NULL and VOID

9th and 10th Amendments - PUSH BACK DC!!!

make signs listing our freedoms like:

Freedom of Assembly
Freedom of Privacy
Freedom of Religion
Right to Trial by Jury
etc. etc.

Bring water and snacks, a lawn chair and umbrella (for shade or the slight chance of rain) for comfort if you like!!!

See you there!
Debbie McKee
Greenville Area Patriots
Standing in the G.A.P.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

George tried to warn us. There is nothing new under the sun. Everyone should read his farewell address. Easy to find online.
Independent thinkers are willing to listen to what people "on the other side" have to say and don't dismiss a commentator or writer because he's "liberal" or accept what some talking head says just because they use "conservative" catch phrases. We don't learn unless our presuppositions are challenged. Get outside the box, look at things from an independent perspective. Remember the left vs right paradigm is a false one. It's the state vs. the people. Tyranny vs. Liberty.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Report on the 2010 RPT Convention, June 8-12

We started the week on Tuesday – attending the temporary rules committee meetings. Following the party rules and Texas election law is important and we were there to carefully observe the discussions and proceedings, testify and present amendments that would bring the party into compliance with the Texas Election Code (the subject of the lawsuit filed against the party in 2008) and strengthen the accountability the party has over candidates and elected public servants by requiring a pledge for ballot access. Both were rejected.

We spent a little time in the platform committee and also heard a challenge in the credentials committee on Thursday. The challenge was over the refusal of a request for access to public record. The same challenge was filed in 2008, but was rejected on a technicality. It was rejected this time as well, but a minority report was filed. Many of those who voted against the challenge felt the punishment was too harsh – the only consequence allowed for breaking party rules is to have credentials removed and not be seated as a delegate. So it didn’t lose on the merit of the case, but for the required consequences.

The highlight of the week was the launch of former gubernatorial candidate, Debra Medina’s “We Texans” grassroots organization. The party denied her vendor space so she held a banquet Friday night and invited FOX news’ Judge Andrew Napolitano as the keynote speaker. The audible moans of dismay and surprise from the guests when he told us things you won’t hear in the mainstream news (yes, even FOX) was very encouraging.

The party chair race was a three way race. Many were unhappy with the current (and past) leadership, lack of progress, accountability and transparency. Anybody but the incumbent (Cathie Adams) was commonly heard.

Steve Munisteri won the nomination on the second ballot of the nominations committee. Each Senate district caucus nominated a candidate and sent a representative to the committee. Jay Atkins from Hunt County was our representative and he voted for the incumbent both times. The third candidate running, Tom Mechler, came out in support of Steve. Some wanted to nominate Cathie from the convention floor and although former parliamentarian Robert Johnson did not support her, he called for the chair to allow it according to the rules. (Mike Hale of Hunt County made the motion to nominate Cathie from the floor.) Steve Munisteri won by almost 2 to 1. It was a clear mandate from the delegates present. Cathie never came out to address us or give a concession speech, which we thought was very odd. The convention ran very late for the speech filled, two day agenda didn’t leave much time for the actual convention business. Some people wanted to hurry up and leave while others cried from the microphone “this is what we came here for!”

Overall, much progress was made. The 2010 convention was run more fairly than the 2008 was. The (rules and credentials) committee chairs at least allowed testimony and discussion, the delegates were permitted some voice on the floor, parliamentary procedure was not followed exactly, but it was much improved (they didn’t cut the microphones or railroad us as much as in 2008). I think they realized they’d have mutiny on their hands if they didn’t straighten up somewhat.

One immediate change was noted. The SREC (representatives from each senate district make up the board of the state party) meeting held before the convention was held in a tiny room, barely space for the committee, and very limited space for observers. Our request to move to a larger room was denied. There were more people outside trying to get in than there were inside! I gave up my seat for the soon to become new state party chair. One very disgusted older man with a cane called the fire marshal! During the meeting motions were made to bring the convention agenda into compliance with the TEC and to open the books and see the expenditures of the party chair. Both were rejected.

The SREC meeting held by the new chair upon adjournment of the convention was held in a much more adequate space. One third of the SREC was newly elected, mainly due to term limitations.

All in all, those who desire to see the party held to its stated principles and want transparency and accountability were not disappointed. We are hopeful that with further involvement and hard work we can turn this party (and our government at all levels) around. The political parties are the seedbeds for our public servants. We must clean them up and demand integrity and accountability, to do that we must become involved, as distasteful as that can be. For we know that “Evil triumphs when good men do nothing.”

Debbie McKee
Greenville Area Patriots

Monday, May 24, 2010

The West Tawakoni May Fest! .....5-1-10

G.A.P. was invited to come have a booth.....

The stage....they came and borrowed the banner & our extra flag.

It was sooo cold and windy- we were right on the lake.

Would you like to sign a letter to Gov. Perry?
(Robert Harris, his Wife and Mother in Law came out to help us!)

That's all folks....thanks for having us!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I was thinking about the daytime curfew.....

From a pragmatic stand point, yes, it could seem necessary, but from a liberty stand point, it's just moving us further from where we ought to be. The government will always come up with a "good reason" to limit our freedom. For safety, security, etc. But then we end up a LONG way from where we should be. And it happens little by little, unnoticed by most people. Frogs in the kettle.

We have truancy laws in place - there is no need for a daytime curfew. If the current laws aren't sufficient then that should be addressed.

If kids don't want to stay in school, then we should address the reasons for that.

Infringing upon parental responsibility will do nothing to encourage it.

In the Dallas city council meetings they were telling us, don't worry we won't bother your neighborhoods (meaning white neighborhoods), that's not the point. Then they said we won't bother homeschoolers, they can get an ID! That's the last thing we want!

Curfews only limit the freedom of law abiding people, those bent on committing crimes will continue to do so. They just change their working hours.

Studies have shown there is no conclusive evidence that curfews are effective.

Whether or not you mind being stopped and ID'd is not the issue. The right to freely travel and assemble is infringed upon when people are inconvenienced unnecessarily by the police. We are talking about basic unalienable rights.

No one should live in fear of being caught doing something that isn't a crime. We should feel free to go about our lives and not feel apprehensive when we see a patrol car or someone in uniform.

I for one don't appreciate being pulled over late at night so they can check on me and ask where I'm going and where I've been. That is none of their business. If I'm not committing a real crime or suspected of it, then they have no business to approach me or stop me or ask me anything. No matter what hour. Same goes for our youth. Especially young adults who could pass for children.

We don't think of curfews as a form of martial law, but that's really what it is. We don't think of where the easy acceptance of such policy can lead.

Our youth have the same basic unalienable rights we do.

Our country is becoming more and more over criminalized. Laws that aren't enforced teach us to disregard the law. Encroaching or unconstitutional rules teach us to disrespect the law and its agents.

Isn't this quote the truth?

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Ayn Rand

...Thanks to our media and many government officials, Americans have become conditioned to view the state as our protector and the solution to every problem. Whenever something terrible happens, especially when it becomes a national news story, people reflexively demand that government do something. This impulse almost always leads to bad laws and the loss of liberty. It is completely at odds with the best American traditions of self-reliance and rugged individualism.

Do we really want to live in a world of police checkpoints, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors? Do we really believe government can provide total security? ..... Or can we accept that liberty is more important than the illusion of state-provided security?...

Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons. Ron Paul

For liberty and justice for all,

Debbie McKee

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tax Day 2010

We had faithful folks who've been to each of our local demonstrations and lots of newcomers as well. About 100 total, many just saw us and stopped to see how they could sign up and get involved. That's always VERY encouraging!!! AND the main reason we chose the spot we did, lots of traffic!!!
I don't believe in hiding my ideology!

So many materials to look at!!!

Sweet, dedicated ladies!

Getting to know our like minded neighbors!

Cory! Such a trooper!

Venessa, thanks for bringing the kiddos!!!

Great family fun!!!!

We're NOT going to take it!

The basic message that got many people involved recently.

Later that evening we headed to Addison for the late closing post office. Not as many late filers as usual. Hmmm, maybe they didn't have jobs or money to pay their taxes??? We had a good time though and had some good conversations. Some of us focused on the income tax being unconstitutional, others focused on the fact that all the money we pay in income tax goes to pockets of the banksters.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Patriot Movement Needs Deputies

Published again! Wow, I don't know why I've received such favor from the local newspaper. This is a taste of what I've been doing locally with the "tea party" I organized in my area for a year now. Well, since before that with the Ron Paul meetup community outreach events. Anyway, the point is that anyone can do this. Just get out there and get busy! If you plan it, they will come. (If they see you on the busiest street corner and/or see the article in the newspaper!)

Feel free to comment: http://heraldbanner.com/letters/x1271725116/Patriot-movement-needs-deputies

The Greenville Area Patriots thank you for the coverage of our Tax Day event and follow up editorial dated April 18th. I also thank everyone who came out and signed our letter to Governor Perry and the passersby who encouraged us with their enthusiastic honks and waves.

I appreciate the Herald Banner's encouragement to focus our energies on the local level. I have encouraged that as well.

The main effort we focused on Thursday, April 15th was to pressure the state to keep the Feds at bay. People are realizing that we have no true representation in DC and the state government must do its duty to protect its residents from the ever increasing unconstitutional Federal actions by using the tools of nullification and interposition.

Most people still think that DC is the main culprit, so you will see that as the focus of many people. I hope to help folks see the bigger picture as they get involved.

Excerpts from the "mission statement" I try to make sure everyone receives:

We came out today, now what???? If we don't work for our God-given freedoms now, what will our grandchildren do??? Never let it be said that we did nothing!!!

1. Educate yourself - the Constitution, Bastiat's the Law, monetary system, true history. Books by Judge Andrew Napolitano, Thomas E. Woods. When listening to the news pundits or politicians, ask yourself "who benefits if I believe what they are telling me"? Think outside the box.

2. Stay connected for future events, alerts, etc. SIGN UP!!!

3. Set differences aside - we must WORK together where we can agree. We MUST realize that the battle is BIG government vs. the people, not left vs. right. Don't let them continue to distract and divide us. Work to reform the party with which you are most closely aligned for the benefit of ALL Americans, not for the sake of the party.

4. Tell others! We must step outside our comfort zones and reach people! Carry flyers or business cards around. Send emails, write the editor. Get together for discussions.

5. Put pressure on our legislators and governor. Concentrate on Austin, DC hasn't paid attention.

6. Show up to city council, commissioner's court, school board meetings and insist on transparency. Our presence will let them know we are watching and will hold them accountable!

I cannot attend every meeting, I need "deputies" to attend and report back their findings. Our numbers are growing, people must realize that demonstrating and reading or forwarding emails is a start, but it won't be enough.

I've been asked why I changed the name (from tea party) to Patriots. I think it's more positive sounding. Some of us have been working to restore our republic for many years. We understand our true history, see the big picture AND the need to find common ground and work together.

Thank you for the encouragement.

Debbie McKee
Greenville Area Patriots organizer

Monday, April 5, 2010

Taking a Stand

(my latest letter to the editor 4.5.10 - GHB in print & on-line http://heraldbanner.com/letters/x1687699021/Taking-a-stand )

We attended the “town hall meeting” arranged by our State Rep. Dan Flynn and the Texas Conservative Coalition in Greenville Thursday night.

Local activists had called the Hunt county GOP and wanted to have a meeting to discuss what we were going to do about the health care legislation. We don’t do that kind of thing, they were told. They then contacted our Rep’s office and would not give up until a meeting was arranged.

We are thankful his office and the TCC took the time and trouble to arrange the meeting and come out.

We received an email about the event (forwarded by others) with the following language: …..Town Hall Meeting to explore what Texas can do to restore liberty by rejecting the intrusive, massively-expensive ObamaCare reforms……“I welcome any and all to come to this meeting to voice their opinions regarding the federal healthcare legislation and to ask any questions about what Texas' plans and options are." ……Please attend this forum to help you remain informed and educated about plans to reject the unprecedented federal takeover of your health care. This event will provide you with an opportunity to participate in a discussion about asserting Texas' constitutional rights.

Many in attendance were sadly disappointed and frustrated. I didn’t look at my watch, but by conservative estimates we sat and listened to them tell us how bad the bill was and congratulate themselves on past victories for approximately 80% of the evening. The time for questions and comments was very limited. It was clear they didn’t intend to give us much “opportunity to participate in a discussion“.

The time spent on what Texas can do about this unconstitutional bill was about 2-5% of the presentation. If that. We didn’t hear much about rejecting intrusiveness, restoring liberty and asserting rights, wording used in the email/press release.

Their number one solution, and they spent the most solution time on this, was to elect enough Republicans to Congress in November so that we can Repeal and Replace. They also mentioned the lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office. They barely even touched on flat out rejecting the legislation through nullification. They did say that the attorney general’s office was working on a bill they could file in January.

Many in attendance felt that January is too late. We should push for a strictly limited special session as soon as enough support is gathered. All over Texas people are pressuring their representatives and the governor for such. We want something done ASAP.

1. We cannot count on a super majority being elected in November, nor on them actually following through and repealing it (according to an article in the GHB on Sunday, March 28th, page A11, Republicans were for it before they were against it, so we could end up with something similar anyway).

2. We cannot count on the Federal courts to rule in our favor. They are the arm of the Federal government, the bully we are fighting. How many really think we will get a fair shake? Especially when one looks at all the other horrendous legislation and decisions they’ve upheld over the years.

3. And, we certainly have learned we cannot count on campaign promises. We want to see it happen BEFORE the election.

Texas needs to make a stand and NOT back down. The people need to know that our state government will protect us from this and much more past and present encroaching unlawful federal legislation. We aren’t alone, there are over 30 states working on ways to say NO to the feds. We are in such a mess because we did not stand up years ago. How long will we wait?

We are collecting signatures for a letter to Governor Perry, calling for a limited special session to nullify unconstitutional health care legislation. We will be hand delivering those to Austin in the near future. To do something on your own, visit these sites: http://www.notintexas.org/ and http://www.werefuse.com/ . Or email me for info and to receive updates on this and other important activities.

The Greenville Area Patriots (formerly the Greenville Area Tea Party) will hold a peaceful, public demonstration on April 15th focusing on this and other overreaching, unconstitutional Federal legislation and what we can do about it.
Call or email for more info. 903 862 2214 netxlc@gmail.com
Debbie McKee

Friday, February 26, 2010

(By the time this is(or if it is) printed, it may be too late, but I feel it’s my duty to write it anyway.)

Mr. Editor:
I, for one, am very disappointed by the way our Congressman has conducted himself in this campaign.

To claim he’s been lied about and say he won’t sling mud and then to proceed to do just that is dishonorable.

To claim he is for term limits and stay in office for 30 years is laughable at best. If he really believed in the principle then he would have term limited himself one or two DECADES ago.

To say he’s a tea party guy when the only contact I (organizer of the Greenville Area Tea Party) had from him was when he called requesting an endorsement is insincere at best. Nine months after we held our first tea party here and delivered hundreds of tea bags and messages to his office he called to plead for my endorsement. He offered to put on an event and pay for everything. Tried to tempt me with publicity and crowds. I was disgusted and would have no part of it. If I hadn’t had a prior engagement (which he knew I had) I would have attended and asked him some hard questions.

So, I had decided I could not support him before I even met the candidate I did choose to support. (It was a difficult decision, there are some fine men running.)

A man who sincerely wants to serve the people. A man who understands the Constitution and the intent of our Founding Fathers. A man who supported Ralph in the past with his money and friendship only to have him turn on him when it was clear he was a real threat to his re-election.

Steve Clark is that man I gladly cast my vote for.
Debbie McKee


(The letter that the editor probably won't print, but I just had to write them and thought I'd share with you. Food for thought, anyway.)

Mr. Editor,
When the mainstream media ignores, labels as crazy or not viable the REAL statesmen/public servants who truly desire to serve the people and instead serve up the career politicians for us to choose from over and over again, it’s a shame. It’s also a shame that more people haven’t caught on.

Rick and Kay have each been telling us for months now why we shouldn’t vote for either of them- so how many of you will support the candidate who takes the high road and focuses on what we need to do in Texas to keep us from economic disaster and restore our God given rights and liberties?

Debra Medina has been fighting to:

~Restore our property rights -eliminate the rent we pay to the government
~Restore our gun rights - shall not be infringed
~Restore the right to life - from conception to natural death
~Restore the rule of law - so that ALL are equal under the law
~Protect property rights by protecting our borders
~Protect Texas from unlawful Federal actions/unconstitutional laws

We have a real choice this time. A people’s candidate or more of the same career politicians.
Which will you choose for Liberty and Justice for all in Texas?

Debbie McKee

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I (Debbie McKee) spoke for Debra Medina at our GOP club forum last night. I was asked to speak first and that's probably a good thing, then I wasn't fretting and getting more nervous all night! I tailored my presentation for the audience I knew I was addressing. I did receive the appropriate chuckles and a little applause during the speech, and did a pretty good job. I'm not comfortable with public speaking, but I did it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Good evening, I’m Debbie McKee, Hunt County volunteer coordinator for the Debra Medina campaign for governor. She sends her regrets that she was unable to be here tonight. She will be in Greenville and Sulphur Springs next week, so I hope you’ll take the opportunity to meet and visit with her in person then. I’ve known Debra for 2 years now.

I’ve known her to be a woman of wisdom and integrity, and not afraid to speak truth to power. In fact, that boldness has earned her some enemies. Debra must be considered a threat, because you wouldn’t believe some of the outrageous lies we’ve heard. I’ve also heard that if you aren’t a target, then you aren’t on the right track. Debra must be on the right track.

Debra grew up on a farm in Beeville, she milked cows and gathered eggs among other farm chores all her growing years. She learned the value of hard work and that your word was your bond.
She worked as a registered nurse, started and still runs her own medical billing/consultation business, is a cattle rancher and she home schooled her two grown children.

She’s been working hard during this campaign. Criss-crossing the state with multiple events each week and each day. Keeping up her medical billing business and studying policy and meeting with key people in between.

When she heard one of the lies that’s being spread (that Perry was funding her campaign to harm Kay’s run) she just laughed! Well, if he is, then he isn’t doing a very good job was her answer! It wasn’t long before we heard another version of the same lie (that Kay was funding her campaign to harm Perry!) It’s incredible the things people will come up with and that others will fall for.

Truth is, this has been a shoe string campaign, we don’t have the millions from special interest groups that will expect favors in return. But we have an ever growing army of excited Texans who are working hard to get someone like us, someone who represents our best interests into office. Money can buy media and favors, but money doesn’t vote.

I urge you to do the research yourself, don’t take others’ word for it when you hear something negative about her positions on the issues. You owe it to yourself and to your fellow Texans to do due diligence and make a truly informed decision.

Here’s something not everyone pays attention to and we haven’t heard from our governor.

Did you know that spending on socialized health care in Texas has doubled in the last 8 years - eating up one third of our budget? Did you know that our bonded debt has almost tripled as well? How can we say the picture is rosy when we can barely make our credit card payments? And we took billions of that bailout money to “balance” our budget last year?

We need leadership that will let us know what the state of Texas really is and help us get things turned around before we find ourselves like California. Leadership that is willing to stand up and tell the FEDS no, you’ve overstepped your bounds. We will not have Obamacare or Tax and Trade in TEXAS. It’s up to Texas to decide what is constitutional NOT the Federal Supreme Court. Read Jefferson and Madison about that. It’s called nullification and thousands of Texans will be in Austin this Saturday calling Perry and our state legislators to get busy on this. At least a dozen other states are preparing to do the same thing.

I’ll briefly mention two of her points. We are not truly a free people if we can’t own our property (we lease it from the state) or if our inalienable rights are chipped away (what part of shall not be infringed includes licenses and registration?). We have drifted far from our moorings and we need to get back to the place our founding fathers secured for us. If you want more info about where she stands on the issues, please see http://www.medinafortexas.com/ and her you tube channel medina for Texas. You will find pages of info and dozens of interviews and speeches to help you make an informed decision.

Remember also that she will be in Greenville on the 20th and Sulphur Springs on the 19th. Also, Debra will be included in the KERA debate this Thursday evening at 7 PM.

As discontent with self-serving politicians grows it is VITAL that we clean house in MARCH, otherwise we are very likely to see that the 40% of Texans who consider themselves independent will clean house in November.

The question isn’t can Debra win in March, the question needs to be who can win in November? Texans are ready for REAL change.

Thank you for your time.
I’ll be around to answer your questions.