San Angelo TEA Party, Inc.
West Texans for Constitutionally-Limited Government
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
(Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 2)
Hillsdale College Online Courses
Written between October 1787 and August 1788, The Federalist Papers is a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. Writing under the penname Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explain the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections raised by its opponents. Thomas Jefferson described the work as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written.” This course will explore major themes of The Federalist Papers, such as the problem of majority faction, separation of powers, and the three branches of government.
The American Founders recognized the central importance of education for the inculcation of the kind of knowledge and character that is essential to the maintenance of free government. For example, the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 states, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” This course will consider the older understanding of the purpose of education, the more recent Progressive approach that has become dominant today, and some essential elements of K-12 education.
Local Government Meetings
Tom Green County Commissioners Meetings
Every Tuesday, open to the public
8:30 A.M. in the Edd B. Keyes Building, 113 West Beauregard
San Angelo City Council Meetings
The City Council meets twice a month, meetings are open to the public and are held
on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the McNease Convention
Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive
Pre-agenda work sessions are normally held on the second Monday of each month, and regular meetings are normally held on the third Monday of each month. All meetings normally begin at 5:30 p.m in the Administrative Building Boardroom, 1621 University Avenue.
Wall ISD School Board Meetings - Regular School Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday or Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 pm, in the Wall ISD Administration Building, 8065 Loop 570, Wall.
Grape Creek ISD Board of Education meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month in the community room at the Administration Building, 8207 U.S. Hwy. 87 North.
Petition of ‘No Confidence’ in Mike Conaway
Posted on November 10, 2015 by Jim Logan
Hood County TEA Party
Vote of No Confidence – Mike Conaway (R-Tx) US House District 11
At no time in our history has Liberty in this country been under greater assault by our own Federal Government than at the present day. Our country is headed for $20 Trillion in national debt. We have record numbers of unemployed which include millions not even counted in the workforce anymore. The Federal Regulatory Agencies routinely trespass on our God Given Rights. As seen by the recent IRS abuses, EPA over reach, DHS violations through the TSA, and too many others to name. Along with that our National Security is now the joke of the world. Children freely cross our border without concern of arrest and deportation not to mention terrorists from Radical Islamic areas of the world.
With all that going on our Congressional Representative, Mike Conaway, has aligned himself with the Progressive Leadership of the Republican Party which has refused to utilize the power we granted them through the Constitution to put a stop to this insanity. They continue to Fund an out of control Federal Leviathan. They also refuse to Impeach corrupt officials that violate our Rights. He recently voted in favor of a 2 year budget deal that takes away any hope of the people of District 11 exerting any control over this National Train Wreck. We are now effectively a District without Representation in the Federal Government. This is the most insidious form of Tyranny.
Based on these unacceptable circumstances we, The Hood County TEA Party, are calling on all voters of US House Congressional District 11 to sign on to our petition of ‘No Confidence’ in Mike Conaway. Along with that we hope that you would refuse to donate to his re-election efforts as well as scrutinize those who do fund his re-election campaign and let them know that your displeasure with his record.
Our District is overwhelmingly one of the MOST Conservative in the nation but Mike Conaway REFUSES to represent our voice. While this is a non-binding petition it can send a CLEAR message that this district has had enough and will no longer tolerate lack of Representation and our Rights being trampled on.
Yours in Liberty,
President – Hood County TEA Party
Please join our attempt to get Representation back into US Congressional House District 11 by signing our petition:
At his last townhall in San Angelo, Mike Conaway was asked “Why isn’t the House withholding funds for Obama’s overreaches?” Conaway’s reply was the House can’t do that alone, it also takes the Senate. NOT SO, maybe Conaway should educate himself on the Federalists Papers, James Madison wrote:
“The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of the government…This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutatory measure.”
Gary Gates: Hopes Seventh Run Is His Lucky Number
By Michael Quinn Sullivan
Texans are getting lots of campaign mail from Gary Gates. Who is he? He’s a Houston businessman who lost each of the six times he’s run for public office. He promotes liberal Republicans. And he hopes voters are too stupid to know what the Railroad Commission does.
Most Texans were first introduced to Gary Gates by way of his advocacy on behalf of the liberal lieutenants of House Speaker Joe Straus. Now, Gates is hoping to parlay that notoriety, and his personal fortune, into a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He’s more likely to maintain his status as a perennially losing candidate.
Gates made his fortune owning and operating apartment complexes in the Houston area. He first came to public attention during his fight with the state’s Child Protective Services over allegations he and his wife were abusing their children. The Gates prevailed against the charges.
This race will actually be Gates’ seventh run for public office. The first six were expensive and unsuccessful.