Skip to comments.Campaign to impeach Gov. Perry launched online
Posted on 08/20/2007 5:42:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
AUSTIN — A political activist dedicated to independent candidates and third-party tickets has launched a new Internet site dedicated to impeaching Gov. Rick Perry.
Linda Curtis, founder of Independent Texans, launched the site to call on the Legislature to draft articles of impeachment against Perry in 2009.
Curtis noted that Texas does not have the right of recall, so petitioning the Legislature to impeach the governor is the only answer when citizens are unhappy.
When asked about the new Impeach Perry Web site, Perry spokesman Robert Black responded by saying: "Free speech is a wonderful thing."
Curtis said the two main reasons for seeking Perry's impeachment is his continuing push for the Trans-Texas Corridor toll road from Laredo to Oklahoma despite citizen opposition and his veto of $154 million in funds for junior colleges.
Other reasons listed by Curtis include the passage of the new state franchise tax that taxes some business partnerships for the first time; his mandate that sixth-grade girls be vaccinated against HPV (a mandate overturned by the Legislature); and the creation of the Residential Construction Commission, which she sees as protection for builders who do shoddy construction.
The full list can be found at impeachperry.indytexans.org/.
Curtis noted the last Texas governor to be impeached was James "Pa" Ferguson in 1917 after he vetoed the budget for the University of Texas.
"We intend to take this campaign out across the state, to all political camps, and to neuter this administration," Curtis said.
"Whether or not that leads to Perry's impeachment will be up to the Legislature. Let's see if history does indeed repeat itself."
Trans-Texas Corridor PING!
R or d?
Perry’s an Rino. This will never happen, but it’ll be fun watching.
“Curtis said the two main reasons for seeking Perry’s impeachment is his continuing push for the Trans-Texas Corridor toll road from Laredo to Oklahoma despite citizen opposition and his veto of $154 million in funds for junior colleges.”
Bully for Perry for vetoing some govt spending.
The TTC is on life support and his TxDOT minions have already been neutered by the last session.
This is pointless go-nowhere political whining. If Perry was so bad he would have been un-elected last Nov. Democracy does work. Perry got re-elected despite the TTC issue, which he deserved to be dumped on big-time, because the Dems are just horrible on so many other issues.
Just to annoy this person, I’ll go head off to a fundraiser where Perry is the speaker.
Am I the only person who thinks that the word “impeach” is being used way too often these days?
perry’s going out with a bad reputation.
I’m very opposed to the Trans TX Corridor-—but——Perry signed into law the Castle Doctrine law, so I’ll stand behind him because of that.
Stand by your man all you want but he needs to go. During Perry recent campaign he criticized Bush on immigration. Strangely he was in agreement with Bush prior to re-election. Hours after he was elected the border cameras disappeared. While some call it effective campaign strategy I call it lying. Today Perry is in step with Bush on immigration saying "The only thing a wall would possibly accomplish is to help the ladder business."
Impeach someone because they disagree with him. That’s a novel concept. Must have learned it from Henry Gonzalez.
It was 39 percent for Perry. The large 61 percent majority to opposed him was comically divided into four camps, counting the Libertarian nominee.
I'll disagree with that. The legislature did almost nothing to rein in the DOT. It was all for show.
I believe Perry got over 39%, close to 40%, in that 4 man, er, person, race.
As a Texan, who has voted for Perry in every election he ran, I’m going to the website and work for his impeachment. He is a disgrace to his alma mater, Texas A&M, and to the people of Texas.
The guy is an empty suit. But, the Dems never run anyone but a token candidate against him because Texas is such a Red State.
Perry signed into law the Castle Doctrine law.
The Castle Doctrine law should have never been required. The law forcing a person to retreat from an attacker in their own home was a sign of bad government.
IMO-Perry is a stuffed shirt.
I live in Austin Texas. I know the score exactly.
Some folks whine about a TTC that so far hasnt even been built, yet ignore the big-spending lege that ramped up spending by double digits.
I suggest its the TTC obsessed who dont know *all* of whats going on here in Austin. Pay close attention, you are getting ripped off by tax-and-spending types and dont even know it.
“TTC, which is designed to be as wide as four football fields, will take people’s land from them. “
Wow, a road actually requires land to build on. Thanks for the insight.
No. I find the very idea idiotic.
I live in the Austin area too and I don’t know a single person who wants the TTC.
It’s REAL nice to support your Repub?? Governor but, this one is a serious joke. He another Lib retread left over from the Blue to Red switcher rooney.
Nobody really likes the TTC, least of all me.
But to go from not liking TTC to impeaching Perry is an absurity.
As for being a Lib, well Gov Goodhair’s a pro-life, pro-tort reform, willing-to-cut-spending, pro-property-tax-reduction, pro-gun rights, Lib, which is better than a Foghorn Leghorn Strayhorn ex-RINO-now-Indy Lib or a Chicken D in-pockets-of-tort-lawyers-and-Mecha/LaRaza Lib any day.
Besides, you can’t expect too much from Perry, he’s just an Aggie.
Best CenTex FRegards.
“Besides, you cant expect too much from Perry, hes just an Aggie.”
Ditto! He’s a tool.
So less than Clinton in 1992. How pathetic.
Texas should pass a law like most states to require a runoff election between the top two candidates if no one reaches either 45% or 50%+1.
A lot of time, they'll build roads on land with no people on it or purchase it. But they're planning to just sieze it via the power of government. Is that now a conservative value?
“A lot of time, they’ll build roads on land with no people on it or purchase it. But they’re planning to just sieze it via the power of government. Is that now a conservative value?”
Eminent domain has been with us since the dawn of governance.
The 5th Amendment ensure no takings without due process, and BTW they do not just seize it, there is compensation in all such cases.
The conservative value is to keep any such taking to its essential purpose only, which includes road-building.
Conservatives have protested Kelo and are restricted eminent domain where we can.
Texas Republicans and Rick Perry did the right thing and passed bills protecting property rights in these cases.
THIS IS THE SINGLE BEST REASON FOR IMPEACHING PERRY:
In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies (TX)
Houston Chronicle Mexico City Bureau
Aug. 28, 2007 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
FR Posted on 08/28/2007 5:35:20 PM PDT by Dubya
MEXICO CITY Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers. "I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives. (Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
COMMENTS Perry did a "Dixie Chick"---criticizing the US while on foreign soil. This should not be treated as a small slip of the tongue.
It appears Perry is trying to influence the measures or conduct of Mexico WRT disputes or controversies with the United States, and/or trying to defeat the measures of the United States in collusion with the Mexican government.
BACKUP In June 2007, Representative Steve King introduced legislation that would prohibit Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi from traveling to Syria and violated The Logan Act. The amendment was not adopted. The Logan Act is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is being called to task by an author and investigative journalist for vetoing bills that would have blocked construction of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor.
Dr. Jerome Corsi has been one of the leading voices warning the American public about the consequences of the Trans-Texas Corridor, which will be part of a superhighway -- purported to be four football fields wide -- that will allow Mexican trucks to enter the U.S. and traverse the core of the country all the way to Canada.
The best-selling author asserts that Governor Perry cleared the way for construction to begin in his state when he vetoed several bills passed by the Legislature that would have stalled the project.
"Governor Perry has been 100 percent gung-ho in building this road," says Corsi. "The Legislature voted a two-year moratorium, it voted a redefinition of eminent domain -- [and] Governor Perry vetoed them. [On] at least one of those measures, he waited until the Texas Legislature was out of session so it couldn't even override his veto."
Corsi says it is unfortunate that there has been political pressure to get the project started. "The Federal Highway Administration's lawyer wrote letters threatening the Texas Legislature to cut off federal highway funds if they got in the way of this Trans-Texas Corridor," he says.
Corsi believes the same pressure will be applied on other states, like Oklahoma, to go along with the project. He suggests that would mean a loss of more American jobs and could pose a threat to U.S. sovereignty.
Construction of Hway in Mexico
NASCO Map of Corridor
NASCO Members: United States
Texas Dept. of Transportation
Iowa Department of Transportation
State of Oklahoma
Minnesota Dept. of Transportation
Bell County, Texas
Denton County, Texas
Tarrant County, Texas
Webb County, Texas
Jackson County, Missouri
City of Denton, Texas
City of Ft. Worth, Texas
City of Gainesville, Texas
City of Kansas City, Missouri
International Trade Institute of the Americas
Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
Port San Antonio
United States - Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Kansas City SmartPort
The Ardmore Development Authority, City of Ardmore, Oklahoma
Belton Economic Development Corporation
The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Allen Group
Hillwood - Alliance Texas
The Ambassador Bridge Detroit/Windsor Crossing
Blackwood, Langworthy & Tyson, Kansas City law firm
Franco Eleuteri & Associates
EWI Risk Services, Inc.
GrowthNet Trading, LLC
International Bank of Commerce
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Scrub Oak Technologies
Strasburger & Price Law Firm
Trans Am Group
Yellow Roadway Corporation Worldwide
He also is apparently widely regarded as the "most travelled" Governor in the country, in the sense that he makes more rounds of State political events where Republicans gather. Just was in California, and espousing a nominally conservative "values" line.
Apparently, smaller government and accepting the limits that the voters wish to put on government doesn't seem to be one of those values.
The veto of the 2 year moratorium on the TTC timed so that it couldn't be overturned because the Legislature was out of session just really really sucks. It should, by rights, stick in the craw of any honest American, let alone Texans.