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Texans Petition Perry For Special Session On Border Crisis
Breitbart.com ^ | June 16, 2014 | Rob Price

Posted on 06/16/2014 12:49:25 PM PDT by skeeter

HOUSTON, Texas—Activist Texans are petitioning Texas Governor Rick Perry to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with the growing crisis on the Texas border with Mexico. The petition asks Gov. Perry to bring the Texas Legislature back into a forth special session to “develop and fund a border and port security plan utilizing state and local law enforcement.”...

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigration; texas
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Link to the petition is contained in the article. Dunno how carefully the Texas legislation weighs signatures of non-Texans, but every little bit helps, I guess.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 12:49:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RitaOK

ping


2 posted on 06/16/2014 12:49:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Heck with useless petitions. The feds are bus loading these illegals to one state after another.

We should bus load as many as we can and drop them off in front of the White House.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 12:52:18 PM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: skeeter

I’d be willing to bet the Texas Rangers have a plan.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 12:53:40 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: skeeter

EACH STATE MUST USE THEIR STATES’ NATIONAL GUARD TO CLOSE AND SEAL THE US SOUTHERN BORDER !

DUH !


5 posted on 06/16/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: skeeter

Texas needs to force this issue. The U.S. Constitution REQUIRES the individual states to be defended from foreign invasion.

If the Federals abdicate their duties, then Texas is entitled to assert its sovereign duty to prevent this incursion.

If Obama tries to stop it, then he will be clearly exposed as being complicit in this.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 12:54:11 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: skeeter

This is good. But you are about to see just how ‘conservative’ Rick really is when he fights you all the way down the line.

So pay attention to the ‘between the lines folks. While he makes right wing noises, look at the roadblocks he throws up and how he tries to ensure nothing actually happens.

He won’t prove me wrong. If he miraculously does I’ll admit it.


7 posted on 06/16/2014 12:54:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: skeeter

Solution:

Bus them to DC and let them get off in front of the White House.


8 posted on 06/16/2014 12:54:30 PM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Yup.


9 posted on 06/16/2014 12:55:11 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Graewoulf
Why the hell is Perry not doing anything God knows the threats from Obama.
10 posted on 06/16/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT by angcat
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To: A'elian' nation
If you have any practical alternative to this or barking at the moon, I'd love to hear it.

Because of this administration and my idiot neighbors I'm about ready to roll up my front walkway, lock my door and go to bed for the rest of my life.

11 posted on 06/16/2014 12:55:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: South40

They are playing our song Ping


12 posted on 06/16/2014 12:56:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: angcat; MeshugeMikey

Is Perry for TEXAS, or for lawless Obamanation?


13 posted on 06/16/2014 12:58:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: skeeter; ScottinVA

Good for these Texans, it looks like they’ve had it with 0bama’s ignoring the rule of law.


14 posted on 06/16/2014 1:01:46 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: A'elian' nation
Heck with useless petitions. The feds are bus loading these illegals to one state after another.

They're flying them into military bases and major airports like Hanscom AFB and Logan.

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"Meanwhile, a law-enforcement source in Texas tells me this week that countless illegal aliens are being released into the general public despite testing positive for tuberculosis. “The feds are putting them on public transportation to God knows where,” he said."

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/380076/new-dumping-grounds-michelle-malkin

15 posted on 06/16/2014 1:04:11 PM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: tgusa
I’d be willing to bet the Texas Rangers have a plan.

Should have implemented it a long time ago.
16 posted on 06/16/2014 1:07:14 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Old Yeller

I have lost a lot of faith in all the once shall we say ‘heroic’ agencies we believed would do the right things when needed.

When the chips were down, they turned their backs on us all.


17 posted on 06/16/2014 1:10:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: skeeter
There's no need for a special session of the Legislature, the Governor has the necessary authority.

The Texas Constitution lists three reasons for the Governor to call forth the militia

> to execute the laws of the State
> to suppress insurrections
> to repel invasions

There is an invasion.

The Texas statutes define “the militia” as:

> the state military forces
> and the reserve militia

“State military forces” means:

> the Texas National Guard
> the Texas State Guard
> and any other active militia or military force organized under state law

“Reserve militia” means:

> the persons liable to serve, but not serving, in the state military forces.

It is clear that the necessary conditions have been met and that Governor Perry can call forth a large number of persons to repel the invasion.


Tex. Gov. Code

Sec. 431.071. MILITARY DUTY. (a) The reserve militia is not subject to active military duty, except that the governor may call into service the portion of the reserve militia needed for the period required in case of war, insurrection, invasion or prevention of invasion, suppression of riot, tumult, or breach of peace or to aid civil officers to execute law or serve process.

Sec. 431.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:

(1) “Reserve militia” means the persons liable to serve, but not serving, in the state military forces.

(1-a) “Servicemember” has the meaning assigned by Section 161.551, Health and Safety Code.

(2) “State militia” means the state military forces and the reserve militia.

(3) “State military forces” means the Texas National Guard, the Texas State Guard, and any other active militia or military force organized under state law.

(4) “Texas National Guard” means the Texas Army National Guard and the Texas Air National Guard.

v http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/GV/htm/GV.431.htm#431.001


Tex. Const. art. 4, § 7

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA. He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CN/htm/CN.4.htm#4.7

18 posted on 06/16/2014 1:12:06 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

WHY can’t he use the National Guard? Serious question, I would like to get a serious answer. Is there some Federal law that prevents it or just lack of guts?


19 posted on 06/16/2014 1:14:35 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Norm Lenhart

Amen! Perry is a fraud.


20 posted on 06/16/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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here is the plan Rick, you big windbag wussy, put every available law enforcement officer you can spare on the border DPS,game wardens, etc., put the texas state guard on the border, put the damn TABC on the border, I don’t care ...and stop them from crossing over .... and if the feds stir up trouble have the county sheriff throw them in the local jail....

or is all that state’s rights stuff you’ve been spouting for 4 years just your mouthing running to hear yourself talk? I bet I know ...


21 posted on 06/16/2014 1:15:12 PM PDT by thestob (Paul Ryan is determined to destroy this country)
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To: skeeter

Unfortunately, these petitions are a sounding board and not much else.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 1:15:36 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Gadsden1st

He always could. But he WANTS ILLEGALS AS MUCH AS THE DEMOCRATS.

Because he is a Democrat. In every way that matters. Remember being called heartless?


23 posted on 06/16/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: skeeter

My understanding is that Rick Perry has repeatedly put the Texas Rangers on the border even to the point of them getting into some altercations with the border patrol because they were trying to police the area.

The Border Patrol has essentially been ordered to step down or they set up 20 or more miles inside the border and no at the border where illegals can be interdicted.

Rick Perry is like any other border start governor he only has so much in resources to use.

I don’t see Jan Brewer doing a thing on the AZ border.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 1:17:31 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Gadsden1st

See the post above yours. Timing is perfect.

He can do it. So can Brewer. But they won’t.


25 posted on 06/16/2014 1:17:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: skeeter

Melt his phones down.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 1:18:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Georgia Girl 2

All he has to do is call the reserves and the voulenteers do it on their own under his authority and control of the active Guard.

And there are no shortages of willing reserves.

Which is why he won’t. It would end the problem.


27 posted on 06/16/2014 1:20:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: skeeter

Over 1800 signers.


28 posted on 06/16/2014 1:23:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (We should swap twenty million Mexican illegal aliens for Marine SGT Andrew Tahmooressi.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

What about the other states with a border with Mexico, or for that matter what about a state with a border with Texas, etc. Is there NO state Govenor that will secure their States borders. I would love to see road blocks to check cars. I used to have to stop on the interstate when going from San Diego to Orange County for Illegal checks. Loved the “Watch out for Illegals Crossing” signs that showed a man, woman, and a kid flying in the breeze.


29 posted on 06/16/2014 1:23:43 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Norm Lenhart

“All he has to do is call the reserves and the voulenteers do it on their own under his authority and control of the active Guard.”

No Norm if Perry does that then he immediately has the AG of The Criminal States of America dragging him into court and a Federal Judge issuing an injunction on him to cease and desist. They did the same thing to Jan Brewer over the AZ state immigration law. Its a no win situation unless the Governor is willing to go toe to toe with Eric and Barry.

So far no governor has had the stones so lets not crucify Perry for it.


30 posted on 06/16/2014 1:25:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: matthew fuller

Here is the petition-

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se


31 posted on 06/16/2014 1:26:09 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: Gadsden1st

I am in AZ. Brewer is a liberal and a complete fraud. She has always makes right wing noises and then gives Obama/the libs everything he/they want.

This is why electing principled people matters. Because this is what you get with RINO lesser evil voting. Proof positive actions have consequences.


32 posted on 06/16/2014 1:26:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

YES GG as it is authority and JOB to protect the state. And sometimes you gotta fight. It aint a free ride.


33 posted on 06/16/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: skeeter

There’s a lot of conservative “lip” in Texas especially during election years, but will there be strong in the federal government’s face action.

A session to play with people’s emotions about immigration with symbolic resolutions and votes would be nothing more than election year politics.


34 posted on 06/16/2014 1:29:06 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: BlatherNaut

All part of the plan.


35 posted on 06/16/2014 1:29:25 PM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Norm Lenhart

I think they should all be fighting but lets don’t make out like Perry is doing something any less than the rest of the border governors. In fact he’s done more than most. If you are going to criticize then include Brewer and Martinez.


36 posted on 06/16/2014 1:31:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

See my post criticizing Brewer thoroughly above. I am in AZ and know what a fraud looks like.

Marinez doesn’t have a fraction of the TX/AZ problem and still she is no better. Typical RINO governing.


37 posted on 06/16/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Have faith! Perry is a staunch conservative, a fine governor and a great man! So say the Perry faithful.

Reality, however, says he is a rank opportunist who panders to whatever group he can in his never ending quest to fool the gullible into believing he is not the pro-ILLEGAL alien, nanny-state, establishment Republican turd that his record proves him to be.

If I have any faith in Perry at all it is that sooner or later he will reveal his true colors. From his support of Hillarycare, to his support of financial aid and instate tuition for ILLEGAL aliens, to his calling real conservatives heartless, to his attempt to keep Ted Cruz out of Washington, to his endorsement of RINO Mitch McConnell, to his praising of Hillary as a, “very, very capable public servant, great secretary of state, first lady”, Rick Perry never fails to reveal his true self.

38 posted on 06/16/2014 1:34:15 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

And a sharp dresser in Electric cars too.

I share your faith brother. Let us share in the Kool aid!


39 posted on 06/16/2014 1:35:43 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: South40

and the thing is ...Perry has spent the last 4 years running around squawking about state’s rights....anyone remember his little comment about secession he got crucified for? ..

“There’s a lot of different scenarios,” Perry said. “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.” ....

now when a state needs to assert itself with something as essential as stopping an illegal invasion....not a peep.....


40 posted on 06/16/2014 1:37:45 PM PDT by thestob (Paul Ryan is determined to destroy this country)
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To: thestob
now when a state needs to assert itself with something as essential as stopping an illegal invasion....not a peep.....

Perry is a fraud.

41 posted on 06/16/2014 1:41:42 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: thestob

Funny how that happens. Everyone stomps feet until they realize they might lose a big screen over it. Then they get rather sheepish.

Perry, like nearly all the GOP pols has authority they refuse to use. Legal, constitutional authority. And they bench it because of party politics to screw their voters.

And their voters seem to love the abuse. Perhaps a walk on a leash of Folsom street would make them happy.


42 posted on 06/16/2014 1:42:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Texas Governor has all the authority he needs - the Texas Constitution.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/3168460/posts?page=18#18


43 posted on 06/16/2014 1:46:25 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

I just do not understand why people on FR suddenly give a damn what Barry ‘might do’. Let him do’ and let the cards fall where they may.

Is that how we should live? In mortal fear of liberal ‘might dos?”


44 posted on 06/16/2014 1:52:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I couldn’t agree more.

If Obama-Holder tried to interfere it would immediately go to the Supreme Court. It’s pretty far fetched to think the court would attempt to modify a state constitution. If they did... well... we all know what comes next. There’s no way they can claim there’s some “inequality” as has been done with “homosexual marriage”


45 posted on 06/16/2014 1:57:42 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

Actually it is mind numbing that the 3 governors have not personally gone to the SC and demanded an expedited hearing on Barry’s unconstitutional BS.

He has in fact warranted that and far more. Ergo they want this.


46 posted on 06/16/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: BlatherNaut

I got behind a bus marked US Government in our local Walmart parking lot and noticed that it was filled with short people, very short people. Never saw them unload.

In my small town in Ky we are overrun by illegals. About 20 years ago there was a shortage of tobacco workers so our dumba55 farmers went to Mexico and put up flyers telling the Mexicans to come here there was plenty of work.

It worked all too well. But it did get our fat, ugly girls husbands. I always look on the bright side.


47 posted on 06/16/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: boycott

yo meeshell.....maing....where are our free veggie burgers??


48 posted on 06/16/2014 5:04:50 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Graewoulf

we shall soon see if Perry is For Us or Agin us


49 posted on 06/16/2014 5:13:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: skeeter

Thx, skeeter.


50 posted on 06/16/2014 6:55:36 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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