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BRAZORIA COUNTY TEA PARTIES’ PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 5, 2013
Since October 23, 2012, the TEA Parties of Brazoria County have suffered repeated abuses at the hands of the County Commissioners and District Attorney Jeri Yenne.
On that date, District Attorney Yenne presented her “interpretation” of the Texas Constitution to the County Commissioners. In that presentation, Yenne proposed that the Constitution forbade the use of county facilities by any group that was not granted funds by the state.
Yenne proposed, and the Commissioners adopted, a rule that stated that the county facilities could not be used for a private purpose by any private entities or individuals. The TEA Parties of Brazoria County were contacted the same day and told that they could no longer use county facilities for their public meetings. No other group was removed from the use of county facilities under that new rule. The TEA Parties were the intended victims of the Commissioners and D.A. Yenne.
Despite having been shown that Yenne’s “analysis” of the Texas Constitution was incorrect, at best, the Commissioners refused, and continue to refuse, to get outside counsel or to seek the opinion of the Attorney General’s office as to whether what they had done was allowed by the Texas Constitution.
The TEA Parties have repeatedly requested that the Commissioners reconsider what they had done and to order the D.A. Yenne to allow the TEA Parties the use of several county facilities as they had done for years before this set of events. The Commissioners have repeatedly deferred to D.A. Yenne who, without a reason, steadfastly refuses to allow the TEA Parties the use of those facilities.
In August of 2013 the TEA Parties served a demand letter on the Commissioners once again asking them to please stop the actions instigated by the inaccurate constitutional claims of Yenne. The TEA Parties were once again ignored. The Commissioners refused to even formulate a response to the demand letter.
We, the TEA Parties of Brazoria County, have done all we can do to peacefully resolve this matter. With a deep respect for the Citizens of Brazoria County, we lay this matter before them, and ask that they hear our voice, see what has been done, and that they recognize that we have done all that we could to prevent legal action short of accepting the abuses quietly and disappearing.
We, the TEA Parties of Brazoria County, act as your watchdogs to prevent the waste of tax dollars and to prevent the continued growth of government into areas that you, the People, have not authorized in our Constitution.
We regretfully announce that we feel that there is no more that can be done outside the courts and ask for your voices to be heard in Commissioners’ Court, ground floor, 111 E. Locust, Angleton, TX, 77515, at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, 2013, so that, perhaps, the Commissioners can be reminded that they are our servants, not our rulers.
BY: Dr. Royce Mitchell, 10231 Hanselman Road, Manvel, TX 77578; 281-331-8607
By Sheri Edwards
Last night I attended an excellent continuing study of The 5000 Year Leap presented by Jim Logan and the Pearland TEA Party. It is eye-opening and riveting. Our next session will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm. I was able to talk with Josh Daniels, who works for Congressman Pete Olson, after the event about some statements he made about Congress. Josh was pointing out symptoms of the political process (gerrymandering, etc.) and calling the symptoms the problem. This is the same cop-out you hear from our elected officials.
I stated I don’t believe the problems exist because of a process, but because in this country, we do NOT have Principle 3: The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders. Continue reading
Sometimes, you must demand accountability. Heidi Thiess, Councilwoman for League City, TX wanted REAL answers from Congressman Olson in lieu of the canned answers he gave during the Pearland Tea Party meeting. Thank you Tanya Robertson for the video!
Dwayne Stovall has entered the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in TX. Stovall will challenge incumbent John Cornyn and we wish him well! All [r]epublicans should check out Dwayne’s site and consider lending your suppo[r]t! A couple of months ago, members of the boards and steering committees of Clear Lake Tea Party, Alvin TEA Party Patriots and Pearland TEA Party had an opportunity to vet this candidate, and I personally believe that in conjunction with Ted Cruz, the senators from Texas will be a force with which to be reckoned! If you like what you hear, please consider sending a donation and/or volunteering. It will take boots on the ground to take back our Senate seat from the Establishment who no longer listens to their constituents. — Sheri Edwards Continue reading
Join us to continue our study of “The 5,000 Year Leap” presented by our own Jim Logan. Part 2 will focus on the first 7 (of 28) Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom.
The meeting will begin at 6:30 on Tuesday, June 18. Please come early and support Big Horn BBQ restaurant. This is a free event/meeting, but your Dinner and drinks are on you. Please feel free to bring your friends, family and neighbors. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
The nation the Founders built is now in the throes of a political, economic, social, and spiritual crisis that has driven many to an almost frantic search for modern solutions. The truth is that the solutions have been available for a long time — in the writings of our Founding Fathers — carefully set forth in this timely book.
In The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World, Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights–Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt.
Join us to gain further knowledge on the basis of our rights. The meeting will begin at 6:30 on Tuesday, May 21. Please come early and support Big Horn BBQ restaurant. This is a free event/meeting, but your Dinner and drinks are on you.
Please feel free to bring your friends, family and neighbors. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!