San Angelo Tea Party, Inc.

West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government


Next Meeting Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 6:30 PM

West Texas Training Center (Howard College)

3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

Program:

 


There will be no meeting on November 25

Please join us.  Unless otherwise noted, our meetings are held starting at 6:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the West Texas Training Center (Howard College),  3501 N. US Highway 67, San Angelo 76905

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Scott Turner will be Speaking at our

Meeting on December 9th

The battle over Texas  

Now is the time to get Joe Straus out 

By Dr. Kyle Scott, Red State, 6/25/14

Texas Representative Scott Turner is making his way around Texas, taking his conservative message directly to the people, to explain why he, and not Joe Straus, should be Speaker in the Texas House of Representatives. The message is simple: without a conservative

Speaker there will be no conservative legislation. Conservative leadership in the House is required if Texas wants conservative solutions to the challenges that lie ahead. The Lt. Governor and the Governor are powerful positions in the Texas state government, but without a conservative Speaker in the House, Texans will have to brace themselves for continued excessive spending and a liberal social agenda.

With Dan Patrick as Lt. Governor and Greg Abbott in the Governor's seat, Scott Turner would complete the conservative triumvirate that Texas needs to properly navigate next session and beyond.

The Speaker is not elected by the people of Texas but by the members of the House. So the best way to get Straus out of the Speakership is to put pressure on those representatives. And, if they don't do it, elect someone who will. As the old adage goes: we will never change our leaders until we change the people who elect them. Texas needs Rep. Scott Turner as our next Speaker of the House.

(Excerpts:  Read more at Red State

State Rep. Scott Turner Wins Big in Straw Poll for Speaker of the Texas House - Straus the Big Loser!

At the June 5-7 Texas Republican Convention, Empower Texans and the Life, Liberty & Property Coalition hosted a straw poll asking the thousands of delegates, alternates and attendees who they would select as the next speaker of the Texas House.  Here are the results:

Joe Straus (Incumbent)  -   6.6%

Scott Turner (Challenger)  -  91.5%

Others -  1.9%

Source:  Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans, 6/9/14

•  Start inviting others to the meeting

•  Contact Rep. Darby – Ask him to vote

  for Scott Turner for Speaker of the

 Texas House of Representatives

•  Replacing Joe Straus as Speaker is     crucial for the  conservative agenda to     move forward  

Turner

Straus

Joe Straus

Meet the Harry Reid of Texas

 by Patrick Gleason, Contributor, Forbes.com, 8/14/2014

. . . the Texas House of Representatives is controlled by a left-of-center speaker, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), who came into power in 2009 by ousting his conservative predecessor with a coalition of Democrats and a handful of moderate and left-of-center Republicans.

Just as numerous bills and pro-growth reforms have been passed by Speaker John Boehner’s House, only to languish in Harry Reid’s Senate, next year could provide an analogous situation in Austin, in which the state senate passes a host of conservative reforms – such as tax relief and school choice – only to see them die in Speaker Straus’s House. Straus’s acolytes are already making clear that the Texas House will be a graveyard for conservative and free market reforms passed by the senate.

 Early this year, Rep. Scott Turner (R-Frisco) announced he will challenge Straus for the speakership, which legislators will vote on before convening the 84th session of the Texas legislature in January. Turner, who was elected to the state house in 2012, spent nine seasons in the NFL, playing for the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins before entering the business world. Turner is a riveting public speaker who inspires and energizes audiences. Unlike another gifted orator who currently resides a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Turner is a conservative, so much so that his voting record has earned him a perfect 100 score on the Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index.

 (Excerpts:  Read entire article at Forbes.com)