Moving On Up The Radio Dial
The Wayne Richard Radio Show can be heard every Saturday afternoon on Clear Channel KXFR 1190 or on-line at StandWithWayne.com from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Central
Today we are announcing the Wayne Richard is back on the air!
Debuting this Saturday, March 10th the Wayne Richard Radio Show will be broadcast from the powerful Clear Channel studios and will be heard throughout the entire North Texas area on 1190AM at 2:00pm CST.
This week Wayne will be moderating an on the air forum with candidates for the Texas House of Representatives, District 67. Texas State Representative from District 67 Jerry Madden, Chairman of the Corrections Committee, announced he would not be seeking reelection.
With the vacuum created by the large number of open house seats, there is a battle for the political direction of Texas. Will it continue on a path of conservative principles, or will these highly sought seats be filled by left leaning representatives aligned with the Obama Administrations proposals of bigger government, higher taxes and fewer free market solutions.
District 67 which is located in Collin County is a conservative Republican district and a key battle ground. Many of the candidates running for this seat are proclaiming conservative credentials, but how true to their word will they be when faced with the onslaught of liberal seasoned representatives, pressured to make deals moments after they are sworn into office. The voters understand all too well, it will take a strong and determined candidate to maintain transparent conservative principles and values.
As a former candidate, Wayne has experienced firsthand the challenges of running a campaign. He knows how opponents can spin the facts and the critical issues facing Texans are facing today. These issues need to be addressed with every candidate running for the State House. This live debate will provide our listeners an opportunity to formulate an informed and educated decision, as the questions will be hard hitting and relevant in today’s turbulent political environment.
Tune in and listen; exactly who are these candidates and which one will take the battle to the front line in Austin and fight to win?
Many have come to know and trust Wayne for his unfettering conservative Constitutional convictions. Tune in every Saturday knowing the facts and opinions presented by Wayne are accurate, forthright and heartfelt.
Please feel free to forward this announcement when appropriate.
The Wayne Richard Show can be heard every Saturday on 1190 AM or on-line at StandWithWayne.com from 2:00pm to 3:00pm CST.
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I know you have a current radio show on KVCE 1160 AM The Stand with Wayne and Stand for Liberty Saturdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM. How did you first start with the radio station?
I was originally interviewed as the first time candidate for the Texas House of Representatives. I was invited back for subsequent interviews and over time I was offered the opportunity to do a StandWithWayne show the first 1st Saturday of every month. A “show within a show” they called it and I was allowed to invite and interview my guests. As a delegate to the Texas Republican convention I conducted a remote program as a reporter and I was hooked!
A short while later the show I was originally on ended. Although I had no prior radio experience, the station manager called me and said they bought another station-KVCE -and offered me a coveted time slot at 10:00am on Saturdays.
Although I am disappointed I lost the election as a first timer candidate, I have found the radio to be an excellent channel to continue sharing a common sense conservative message. We did a remote show last week from inside Texas Representative Wayne Christian’s legislative office in the State Capitol. Owning an Internet company it was logical to also broadcast the show on-line. In just five short weeks we have people logging into our show via the Internet from 16 countries and 37 states. Our content has expanded from Local and Texas political issues to include national and international content. For example Pamela Geller was the guest today. She has one of the top 20 most visited sites in the world addressing the Islamic threat we are facing around the world. We even had the co-founder of Greenpeace. Interesting to note he acknowledged that fighting nuclear power was a mistake in the 60’s and 70’s. The website for the show is www.standwithwayne.com
You are a strict constitutionalist and conservative. How do you get young people interested in the conservative message?
It’s important to stay fact based when discussing an issue and not get pulled into emotional arguments. Asking questions to get to the reasoning behind opposing viewpoints is the way to open discussion. I find it beneficial to allow someone to vent first, and then give some facts on your beliefs, and then back away. Over time they start to let bits of that information in. Hardcore liberals often garner their information from sources like CNN and PBS, and other forms of old media. There is so much new information now on the web. Sending informative emails on the topics of interest to them tends to be effective. This allows people an opportunity to digest the facts before responding. Although I listen to Fox News and get a lot of information from the Internet, I also check in on the other more left leaning stations and websites. It’s important to be well informed on every issue from the opposing point of view.
Why is Educational Reform so important to Texans? What do you see changing in our state that makes this a priority?
I testified to the Texas State Board of Education and was astounded at the number of individuals who felt that America is not exceptional; how they wanted to spin historical facts and our text book curriculum to validate and promote this anti-American view point. I testified in an effort to convince the committee members it was imperative they maintain a more factual curriculum on Texas and American history. The ultimate curriculum the board chose had a direct effect on school children across the country as many schools use Texas for their standard. Interesting to note, many in our Legislature want to move away from an elected School board to an appointed board. That would mean even less accountability for the citizens of Texas. The key and underlying component in American history our future generations need to understand is America is exceptional. The Constitution is based on our God given unalienable rights and not rights granted by a government, or by an individual. If the government has the right to determine and grant specific rights then a government can ultimately take those rights away. As long as we have God underlying the granting of our rights, no one man or government can deny them.
EVERYONE claims to want transparency in government. What are the steps to make this a reality?
Transparency in the fiscal process should be immediate. There is no reason all transactions cannot be on line in this advanced age of technology. Why did such a large percentage of the gas tax get reallocated without the citizen’s approval to a general fund when we determined the specific tax would be applied to road construction and maintenance? As a business owner and as an individual I can access my financial accounts on-line; all government agencies should provide that transparency to their constituents. On the legislative side: all committee meetings should be broadcast through a webcast. We are doing a better job in this respect. You can search Texas Legislator on-line and view a stream of many proceedings. Although it will be difficult to stop, we should discourage backroom deals. Our current legislative procedures are ineffective and in some cases improper because they allow meetings and deals to be made behind closed doors. The old adage “I’ll scratch you back if you scratch mine”. Back room deals are often where funds get reallocated and transferred; used for purposes that citizens did not intend. As citizens we have a right to know where every one of our hard earned dollars are being spent.
What is your opinion on term limits? Can politics be a lifetime calling for some people without losing their standards?
I think the founding fathers were geniuses, but back then the life span was much shorter. They couldn’t anticipate our current lifespan 200 years ago. It’s almost impossible to unseat politicians once they are in office because of all the specialist interests and lobbyists. I tried to run a campaign for the Texas State House of Representatives the way the founding fathers wanted it to be run. It was strictly a grassroots effort; knocking on doors, meeting people and answering their questions. Our average donation was $75.00 and we did not accept any special interest money. I’m proud of that! If I had won I would have entered the office beholden to no group or organization.
Personally I’m for term limits, but even my best friends will sometimes argue that you can vote any politician out. That may be true, but it’s very difficult. We can’t get outsider candidates to run because of the money involved in competing against an incumbent. As a new first time candidate you need to develop name recognition in your district. That takes money and time. A politician should not remain in an elected seat and consider it a career. It’s great if a citizen has a calling to public service, but they need to move around and run for other seats. The average private company’s CEO term is approximately 8 years. Businesses realize it’s important to bring in fresh faces and ideas after a certain period of time, political positions are no different. A second and very important benefit to term limits would be the nullification of lobby and special interest influence. These paid for legislation endorsement groups would realize it’s not worth endorsing anyone elected official with big dollars if they are going to be leaving a particular office due to term limit enforcement.
Who do you admire in politics, and why?
Ronald Reagan! President Regan had the fortitude to stand for what he believed in; free markets and the Constitution. It is interesting to note that prior to his powerful and world changing speech in Germany, his advisors pleaded with him to remove the statement, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall”. Some of his writers actually removed the statement numerous times as the drafts were reviewed but Regan continued to include it. They feared it was too inflammatory. Ronald Reagan kept it in because he had the confidence and forethought to recognize what he needed to do. We need another strong Constitutionalist in the White House and in all our elected offices.
How does our state stack up against some of the many others in the loss of constitutional rights and freedoms recently?
We’re looking at a $27 billion dollar deficit that needs to be addressed this session. However as a state we have a lot of tools at our disposal. For one, our state Constitution mandates a balanced budget. That protects the citizens from permitting our legislators from running deficits into the future to pay for state services. Secondly, and from a business owner’s perspective this is important, we are a right to work state. Therefore we don’t have to deal with unions demanding collective bargaining rights here like in we are seeing in Wisconsin. Thankfully we have a Governor and Attorney General who are willing to fight the EPA and their unconstitutional regulations and mandates that would destroy Texas jobs!
You’ve been married for a long time. Many young people are choosing to have children out of wedlock citing no “need” for a piece of paper. How does the tradition of marriage enrich/protect lives and community?
Marriage is the moral fabric of our country and our society. We’ve progressed as a society because of that important one man one woman marital bond. It’s only in the last couple decades that groups have tried to change that time proven social element. Children, who see the interaction between a mother and a father at the dinner table gain a better grasp of the family unit, they tend to understand opposite sex relationships better. One can appropriately argue social issues are more important than fiscal. We were a biblically based country from our inception and that is what has given us our strength and encouraged society to progress. Without the family a void is created and will ultimately be filled by an ever intruding government. Without family, who are we to depend on and rely upon? In my opinion, we face a stealth danger should we disband or replace the family unit as we know it today. The breakdown of the family as we know it relates to all kinds of societal issues. For instance; the administrations current and perilous health care plan for the elderly. Without family values instilled in our children why should they care for the elderly and keep them alive longer when faced with financially oriented health care pool? The frightening thing to me is that we have generations of children who view life as expendable. They have been taught through example that abortion is an acceptable act should the unborn child be considered an inconvenience to the birth mother. It’s easier to pull the plug on someone who’s eighty when you haven’t established an emotional attachment nor have a defined and spiritual understanding as to the significance of every human life.
Many people cite themselves as socially liberal, but fiscally conservative. What do you have to say to them to get them to the polls to back their fiscally conservative side?
Recently a door to door survey was conducted in South Dallas. A volunteer asked a series of questions, basically a litmus test of political and social issues. In a majority of the cases they initially described themselves as liberals. However their responses often indicated they were actually more aligned with conservatives in their beliefs. This was evident with both social and fiscal issues. Many times perception is reality. As conservatives we need to bridge the gap and extend our message to all voters regardless of political persuasions.
What about the business environment in Texas?
Although the business environment in Texas is considered one of the best in America, I recognize it would be very difficult to start up a company like I did twenty years ago. Building a company from the dining room as I did, with all the rules and regulations an entrepreneur faces today can be over whelming. You are faced with federal issues not just state issues. For example, my company ICglobal is currently in the process of evaluating the R&D and potential launch of a new medical healthcare device. Because it falls within the new parameters of the Obama healthcare plan it will be subject to an additional tax. I refer to it as the ingenuity penalty tax. On a state level we need to consider the financial burden of the unconstitutional Franchise Tax. However with all that said, Texas is the place to own and run a business but we need to elect representatives who understand business, not just all the laws binding our ability to compete in a very competitive international environment.
What is your biggest hope for the future?
As I stated earlier in this interview I pray we find and elect another Ronald Reagan. In addition future generations need to understand Capitalism, free markets and the blessings of our Constitution. America is indeed exceptional. As an American patriot I have a lot of enthusiasm and hope for our future.
To be for something rather than just against something is harder because you have to know the facts. It’s easy to just go along and support the status quo. One item I would like to leave your readers with; and this is especially important for individuals considering a run for office, when all others around you get into the mud, take the high road because that’s where the true blessings are!
Susan and I are entering this New Year as we exited 2010; amazed at the unexpected and wonderful directions our lives have taken since our campaign for the Texas House of Representatives.
Throughout the campaign we always strived to share a common sense conservative message. Over time I grew to appreciate and more importantly enjoy being a messenger for the conservative platform of the Republican Party. In fact, aside from the actual election results, loosing that influential podium was perhaps the greatest regret when it was all said and done.
However, as many of you know, due to the campaign, I was given the opportunity to be a guest host on the radio. It was a most unexpected and enjoyable reprieve from the frustration we all were enduring and it felt natural and rewarding to once again have a venue to share my beliefs and hopefully have an impact. It was however, short lived as it was not my show.
Well, you just never know what doors will open when one is closed.
Today I am officially announcing the StandWithWayne & StandForLiberty talk radio show!
As of January 1, 2011 KSKY 660 will have a sister station, KVCE 1160 AM and I have been offered the coveted time slot of Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00.
I want to thank my friend Greg Knapp who first invited me to be on his show last year which ultimately launched this journey. To make this unexpected event even sweeter, I have asked Greg to be my co-host and he has agreed.
The StandWithWayne talk radio show will premier on Saturday January eighth at our scheduled weekly 10:00 am time slot on KVCE 1160 AM.
Many of you who receive this email have played a part in this exciting journey; from being actively involved in our campaign or through your continued support and friendship. As such, I want to thank all of you for making Susan’s and my life rich with friendship and blessings.
The challenging battle to take our country back to its Judaea Christian constitutional foundation has just begun. We must be steadfast in our determination if we are to pass on to our children the blessing we have all come to appreciate. Our liberties are under attack and we must be fearless and diligent if we are to be victorious. I pledge to you all that I will tirelessly endeavor to effectively and forcefully share our conservative message to the best of my ability. And with the Lords help perhaps make a small but positive contribution to America and Texas.
I am optimistic you will enjoy what we have planned for the future. Please listen, call into the show share your thoughts and StandWithWayne!
Please feel free to forward this announcement when appropriate.
The StandWithWayne show will be streamed live on the Internet; www.KVCE.com Archived shows will be posted on the StandWithWayne.com website For radio advertising and sponsorship opportunities please email wayne@StandWithWayne.com
Over the past two years I have often pontificated on subjects of major concern; issues that often brought me to a boiling point. To the point where at times I found it challenging to write a cohesive and succinct sentence; to put in words my feelings and perceptions because of my anger and sometimes fear for the obvious loss of our God given liberties.
This is one of those times.
I will not attempt to describe the video found in the link below. Nor my personal outrage and aggravation with the current demise of our Constitutional freedoms as exemplified through the video. I will however ask you to take a moment and view this obvious and contemptible attack on our freedoms and liberties by an unconstitutional agency paid for with our tax dollars.
While studying twentieth century history as a child I often wondered how an educated populous would acquiesce to the barbaric and tyrannical rulers such as Hitler and Stalin. As an adult it seems all too apparent; it simply needs to take place in small incremental steps. I fear our nation is about to enter a time in history where we as a society have been lulled to sleep and allowed ourselves to be enslaved in a similar historic fashion.
If you question my premise watch the video and observe all the unconcerned oblivious sheep, I mean people undressing for the master as one of our own is put on display in the glass cage. A young mother placed in a glass cage as we are instructed to raise our hands over our heads in a surrendering fashion. A benign coincidence, hands over our heads? Or perhaps another small incremental step to advance the indoctrination process to program us, that resistance is futile.
Are we witnessing Nazi tyrannical tactics in a twenty first century high tech fashion? Keep in mind, there are already preparations and technologies in place that guarantee these unconstitutional devices will soon be implemented at train stations, marine ports and public gatherings such as sporting events. See video of the mobile unit:
These people (who ever they are) believe if they are strategic in their incremental rollout of these freedom eroding technologies that we will continue to acquiesce to these draconian assaults on our liberties. We are being prepared for a day when our every thought and movement will be monitored and controlled by the world government. Some will say this is conspiracy thinking. I suspect there were those who believe it to be conspiratorial thinking as the death trains pulled away with unsuspecting Jews. History proves there are those among us who have self promoting evil motives.
So, next time you refuse to be radiated and subsequently are ordered to strip down your clothes and allow your daughter, mother or wife to be physically assaulted by a government agent, remember this video.
Is resistance futile? I think not! However it is time to speak up now or we shall forever loose our freedoms. Silence is not an option!
Vote the elitists and enemies of liberty out of office. Defend the Constitution, defend our liberties and pray for our nation!
God bless America!
Stand With Wayne & Stand For Liberty
Wayne Richard's presentation on the TX Speaker of the House now available on You Tube!
As posted by Julie on November 19th, 2010..."Wayne Richard blew us all away on Monday night. His presentation was passionate and engaging. By the end of the evening, we were all fired up to fight for justice, and Wayne received a standing ovation. Watch and listen for yourself… each video is less than 10 minutes long…"
Click here to link to the NE Tarrant Tea Party website and view the videos.
November 11, 2010
"Historic Opportunities Demand Bold Action"
(McKinney, TX) - In announcing his bid for Speaker of the Texas House of
Representatives, State Rep. Ken Paxton today issued the following statement:
"Today, on Veterans Day, we honor the service of those who have given so
much to our state and nation, many of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice. It
seems appropriate that we focus on how we can best protect our hard-won
freedoms which are increasingly under attack.
On Election Day, we witnessed a monumental shift in the political climate,
and I believe that historic opportunities demand bold action in defense of
our conservative values. Voters across Texas sent a clear message that they
favor leadership dedicated to protecting our freedoms and fighting
government growth. Texans have provided us with an historic mandate, and
they expect us to use this mandate to honestly advance conservative
principles and not simply protect the status quo. These goals can only be
accomplished with a conservative Speaker.
In January, members of the Texas State Legislature have a unique opportunity
and an obligation to do more than simply balance the budget without raising
taxes. We also have an opportunity to:
Republicans have the opportunity to unify behind a conservative Speaker who
can effectively lead our Party on the principles our citizens espouse. As
someone who has continuously served as an advocate for conservative
principles, I am announcing my candidacy for the Speaker of the Texas House
Texans have clearly asked us to advance their values, promote conservative
policies and follow a path of long-term economic prosperity, and I stand
ready to serve as the leader to accomplish these goals. I welcome the
opportunity to work with my colleagues in the Legislature to address the
critical issues we face and implement real solutions that will benefit all
October 13, 2010
Over the past six months, I along with numerous other activists across the state have been speaking to groups on the importance of replacing our current Texas House Speaker with a true conservative.
I have good news regarding our efforts. Earlier today an individual publicly announced his intention to run for the House Speakership.
He is Warren Chisum, a Republican from Pampa who has served in the House since 1989.
It appears our efforts are having an effect. This development is paramount in accomplishing our ultimate goal, as without a strong candidate opponent to Speaker Straus, we would have no chance of ensuring our Texas Republican platform would see the light of day this next session.
I encourage each of you to continue reaching out to our representatives and share with them your belief it is time for a leadership change and to vote in a true conservative Republican.
God bless Texas, Wayne
October 13, 2010
The liberal progressives are experiencing the "perfect storm" as of late and it is up to true conservatives to ensure the winds continue to blow at hurricane strength if we are to take back our country. The battle for our country is on many fronts, and as citizens, we must be prepared to take the fight to our opponents wherever and whenever our liberties and freedoms are threatened. This strategy of total engagement includes both Washington, DC and right here in our home state of Texas.
UNIFIED REPUBLICANS: info on our state representatives and if they signed the pledge to have a Republican caucus choice for the speakership.
Information about redistricting
To view current and proposed district plans (during session)
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September 25, 2010
(c) 2010 Fort Worth Star-Telegram –
By Bud Kennedy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas Republicans have nearly finished off the Democrats. Now they're going after one another.
First, a ministers group led in part by Texas pastors criticized U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, urging Texans to replace him with a "Tea Party candidate" because Cornyn spoke at a fundraiser for gay and lesbian Republicans.
According to Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Cornyn told Log Cabin Republicans on Wednesday in Washington that "every person is entitled to be treated with respect, and I think part of respect is to acknowledge differences."
"We need every single Republican, every single independent, every single disaffected Democrat to help us fight the Obama agenda," Cornyn said.
That didn't match the message of an Ohio-based ministers fellowship, Cambridge Theological Seminary.
The group posted a Web letter calling Cornyn "pro-homo" and announcing that hundreds of Texas churches will "oppose you vigorously."
The letter is signed by founder David Paul. Two San Antonio pastors are among the elders.
Cornyn was also criticized by Lumberton conservative activist Peter Morrison and nationally by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, who called Cornyn's speech "deeply troubling."
If John Cornyn is too liberal for Texas Republicans, then no mainstream Republican is safe.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, is the newest target.
Two anonymous Twitter accounts opened last week criticizing Straus: "NewTXGOPSpeaker" and "RINO_Joe." (RINO is an acronym for "Republican In Name Only.")
Straus was chosen by a faction of Republicans -- some staunchly conservative -- who joined with Democrats to oust then-Speaker Tom Craddick.
Plano Republican Wayne Richard, a former House candidate, is speaking at GOP clubs and Tea Party rallies calling for Republicans to change speakers. State Rep. Warren Chisum, R-Pampa, has left the door open to running.
Richard said he is not connected to the Twitter accounts. He said he opposes Straus because Straus' family is involved in horse racing and has supported education groups that also support "liberals."
"I think the speaker fits the definition of a RINO," said Richard, 56, owner of a website design and services company.
As the first Jewish speaker of the Texas House since 1841 and Republic of Texas days, Straus is not always favored by Christian conservatives.
"I didn't even know that," Richard said. "I just don't think he was elected in the proper manner."
Richard said he will be speaking to rallies all over North Texas.
"I find that people have a good handle on national politics but don't have a good handle on what's happening in Texas," he said.
He's definitely right about that.
Bud Kennedy's column appears Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
September 22, 2010
Good morning distinguished representatives; Monday I had the opportunity to attend the redistricting meeting held in the City of Dallas. My motivation to attend was to ensure I had a good understanding of what the redistricting process involved and how we as citizens could have a positive impact on the outcome. I entered the meeting optimistic and ready to benefit from what I would learn.
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July 07, 2010
State Representative Wayne Christian (R-Center), who served as the Republican Platform Committee chairman, today released a side-by-side comparison of the platforms of the Republican and Democratic parties. The five categories used in the side-by-side platform comparison are the same five from the TCC "Pledge with Texans", the conservative caucus' legislative agenda for the 82nd Legislature.
Click here to view the full document.
July 05, 2010
Today, on the 5th of July 2010, I will take it upon myself to reread The Declaration of Independence; to once again appreciate the extraordinary sacrifices that were made in an effort to establish a truly unique form of government, one of liberty and freedom.
It seems simple enough, to read and more importantly understand what our founding fathers were subjected to as servants to the king, and why they were willing to “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor”.
I challenge you as well, to read this document and reflect upon the transgressions outlined in the Declaration of Independence our countrymen were enduring and that lead them to revolt against what was accurately perceived as a “tyrannical government”.
As you review the grievances put forth by this courageous group of patriots you may recognize similarities in today’s current events. I have highlighted below just a few of the grievances identified by our founding fathers against the king which thrust our nation into a war for independence from Great Britain.
I ask you, is history repeating itself? It seems all so similar to that which we are subjected to today by our government.
That my friend, by any definition, is a direct assault upon the very foundation of our nation!
God bless America, Wayne
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America:
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
— That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
— Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare,
That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
— And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
June 27, 2010
What seems like an eternity ago, I wrote a series of editorials on the potential impact an Obama administration would have on our GOD given freedoms and liberties should he win the presidential election.
Unfortunately, he did win the presidency and subsequently many of my worst fears were realized in the short 18 months he has been in office.
One of the previous editorials I would like to revisit today dealt with the term “Living Document”, a term I applied to explain how progressives choose to interpret the US Constitution.
Perhaps it would be helpful to describe the two diametrically opposing perceptions of the Constitution; Constitutionalists verses Reconstructionist’s. Also, I feel it appropriate to scrutinize what role our founding fathers intended the Constitution to play in our system of government and how the progressive view would turn their anticipated system of government upside down.
Although I am certainly not a constitutional expert, I believe the two dissimilar viewpoints can easily be defined and differentiated.
Individuals who wish to maintain the balance of power in our three branches of government hold to the Constitutionalist theory. Those who believe it to be a living document and subject to interpretation and change are Reconstructionist’s.
According to constitutionalist theory, only the "people" are to make significant changes to the Constitution in accordance with the Article V amendment process.
Article Five of the United States Constitution describes the process whereby the Constitution may be altered. Such amendments may be proposed by the United States Congress or by a national convention assembled at the request of the legislatures if comprised of at least two-thirds of the states.
Modern Reconstructionist theory advocates have a very different perspective. To Reconstructionist’s, the Constitution reflects a set of conflicting ideals and notions. The Constitution becomes intrinsically no different from, nor superior to, other law — a stark contrast to the Constitutionalist position.
In my opinion, the overriding dilemma our country faces when interpreting which viewpoint to consider falls within the Federal Courts, specifically the Supreme Court. Our system of government was conceived and designed to promote and insure a balance of power between the three branches: Judicial, Executive and Legislative. No branch of government could practice supremacy when adjudicating societies concerns. It should only interpret.
As a Constitutionalist, I adhere to the belief the essential qualities of the constitution are its sense of “supremacy and permanence” as stated by Alexander Hamilton. That the courts have neither force, nor will, but merely judgment. This is an important differentiation to comprehend as today we have the Supreme Court often writing laws and not interpreting our laws.
The Reconstructionist believes the Supreme Court as an institution can no longer be described with any accuracy as a court, in the customary sense. Unlike a court, its primary function is not judicial but legislative. It is a governing body in the sense that it makes the basic policy decisions of the nation, selects among the competing values of our society, and administers and executes the directions it chooses in political, social and ethical matters. The Constitutionalist believes our rights are granted by GOD. Specifically expressing Americans underpinning is that of a Christian nation. That if these rights are not granted by GOD, but if by man, then man can effectively remove or dismiss these inherent rights many of us hold so dear.
The Reconstructionist considers it to be a theological document; one written by man and therefore subject to the whims of society. In essence, each subsequent generation writes its own Constitution; to become the major societal agency for reform.
On Monday, the full Senate initiates the confirmation process for Elena Kagan, potentially the most dangerous nominee ever considered to sit on our nation’s highest court. She is by all matter of judgment a Marxist, with stealth, radical agenda which will ultimately transform our future as a nation.
Do you recall Obama’s statement “a fundamental transformation of the country”?
I submit to you, Elena Kagan’s agenda will include the loss and dismantling of:
Point in fact, we may in short time witness this initial and grievous erosion of our sovereignty should Obama have the audacity to grant amnesty through executive privilege.
Elena Kagan is an activist, progressive, reconstructionist who will ignore the Constitution. We must as an informed electorate, recognize her ultimate objective is to dismantle and eradicate our Republic. Although she may not be able to accomplish this on her own as a single voice, we must realize this could be in reality, just one of Obama’s nominees during his Presidency.
We as a country have been blessed with liberty and democracy.
Thankfully, our forefathers had the wisdom to recognize “that which man giveth, man can taketh away”. It is up to us, our generation to ensure liberty is preserved, that our laws are based on GOD given rights, not those defined by man. Shall we live our lives as citizens or subjects?
The constitution, its powerful philosophy of freedom / liberty and how steadfastly we embrace these principles will determine our future as a nation.
I ask you, no I plead, each of you please take just a few minutes and contact your representatives. Here is a link to find your representatives contact information both House & Senate.
House of Representatives
Click on the Representatives link: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml
We must be vocal now at this pivotal point in time, or our right to speak will be forever silenced.
Silence is no longer an option!
God bless America, Wayne
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June 21, 2010
Wayne Richard testifies to the Texas State Board of Education on American exceptionalism.
My name is Wayne Richard and I am here today representing myself as a patriotic citizen. I am Chairman of the SMU COX Alumni Board of Directors. In addition, I am a former candidate for the Texas House of Representatives, District 66 West Plano. As a candidate I spent the past 8 months talking to thousands of voters about a variety of issues. Education was a key component of my platform, an issue everyone was eager to discuss in detail. To my surprise, many knew of the critical vote this committee will cast and the immense implications your vote will have on our student’s curriculum for years to come.
I trust each of you are intimately familiar with the various opinions regarding the politics of your decision. Will we provide our students with an unbiased and factual version of our state and country’s history or will we acquiesce to special interests and misinform our children with secular and anti-western propaganda?
I discovered as a candidate that the vast majority of citizens in my district are of the conservative reflection and believe it is our responsibility to provide our next generation with the cognitive skills to formulate their own beliefs. In other words, provide them with the basics and the historical foundation of our republic.
We must ensure our students grasp the core founding principles of our nation. We have a responsibility to provide the next generation with the skills and knowledge necessary to appreciate and if necessary to defend the blessings our forefathers gifted every US citizen with.
As we watch the socialist experiment fail around the world let us ensure we as a state continue to celebrate our freedoms and liberty for years to come by educating and not indoctrinating our young impressionable minds.
It is said history is written by the victorious. We as a nation have been blessed with the finest form of government know to man. Let us ensure we pass on the knowledge necessary for future generations to continue to build upon the cornerstone of democracy and freedom. That each child recognizes the rights we enjoy as a society are God given and our republic was formed as a Judeo-Christian society. These are the principles all future generations must learn and understand or we are destined to drift into the annals of a once and great free society.
I recognize regardless of your political beliefs, the sacrifice, dedication and commitment each of you is offering to the citizens of Texas. On behalf of the citizens of the great state of Texas, thank you for your service.
God bless Texas!
“A Breath of Fresh Fire and Passion for Protecting Texas Freedoms & Liberties.”
For immediate release – December 16th, 2009
Wayne Richard, candidate for Texas State Representative District 66, received the coveted “Endorsed Award” from the Collin County Tea Party, and “Tea Approved” from North Texas Tea Party. Wayne Richard, who announced his candidacy in July to run against a 19 year incumbent, has earned the respect of both tea parties because of his passion to ensure common sense conservative values are fully represented in Austin. Wayne is running on a platform of limited government, lower taxes, border protection, voter I.D., and pro-family legislation. Since declaring his candidacy Wayne and his volunteers have worked diligently toexpose the nineteen year incumbent’s voting record, a representative who was considered “too big to fail”. Several weeks ago, to the districts surprise, this nineteen year powerful incumbent abruptly stepped down.
The North Texas Tea Party website states, “Wayne Richard had the political courage to get into this race when everyone held back, fearing the strength of a long-time incumbent. But the incumbent had become more and more liberal over the years and Wayne was willing to take the risk for the taxpayers that others would not. This kind of initiative and courage will serve the district very well in Austin.”
Although all Collin County candidates were invited to attend the 2010 Election Tea party Rally last Wednesday, held at the Collin County College convention center in Plano, Wayne Richard was the only state representative from District 66 candidate invited to speak. His message received a roaring applause from the audience as a result of his fresh fire and passion for protecting Texas freedoms and liberties.
(Watch the video of Wayn'e speech)
For the past 6 months over 100 Tea Party members have joined Wayne Richard’s campaign volunteer team as neighborhood walkers and callers. The dedicated volunteerism effort even includes his campaign manager. Not only tea party members, but Republican precinct chairs have enthusiastically jumped on board as well. Wayne stated, “I am humbled with the overwhelming grassroots response of energetic volunteers who are concerned about the direction of our state and country, and are willing to work tirelessly to see a common sense conservative elected.”
Wayne Richard is a long time Plano resident, who is seeking political office for the first time. As a small business owner, he has been providing jobs for Texans for 19 years, is Chairman of the SMU Cox Alumni Board of Directors, and serves on the Salvation Army Plano Advisory board. Wayne joined the NRA when he was in his twenties, and is a long time pro-life advocate. He and his wife, Susan, have been married for 17 years, and are members of Prestonwood Church.
Stand With Wayne Campaign
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Plano, TX 75024
November 16, 2009
By Mike Hailey
Capitol Inside Editor
The chief executive officer and founder of a media and advertising technologies company in the suburbs north of Dallas is off to a head-start with early support from some conservatives in the race for a Texas House seat that State Brian McCall of Plano has decided not to seek again in 2010.
Wayne Richard, a former Burroughs Corporation account representative who started the firm IGglobal in his home almost 20 years ago, actually entered the House District 66 race under the media radar before McCall revealed this past weekend that he plans to give up the seat that he won initially in 1990.
Richard had been preparing to challenge the longtime incumbent in the Republican primary in March until learning that the HD 66 seat would be open and up for grabs in a race that has less than two months to develop before the January 4 filing deadline for political campaigns in Texas next year.
While Richard might have faced long odds in a race against McCall, he can expect to be taken seriously in his debut political campaign with a resume that includes a post as the current chairman of the alumni organization board for the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Richard could enjoy another potential advantage as a member of the massive Prestonwood Baptist Church in the House district he hopes to represent.
With McCall's announcement that he won't be on the ballot again coming as a surprise in political circles from Austin to the Collin County area that he represents, word started to spread quickly Sunday about Richard's campaign amid early speculation that Plano City Councilwoman Mabrie Jackson might enter the field of Republican contenders for the HD 66 seat as well.
Van Taylor - a Republican who sought without success to unseat U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards of Waco in 2006 before moving to Plano - was also mentioned as a possible contender in the race to replace McCall on the first day of speculation about the unexpected opening in HD 66.
Jackson, who won a seat on the council last year when she beat an incumbent, confirmed shortly after the news about McCall broke Saturday night that she expects to step down from her local post as early as this week. A Microsoft executive, Jackson had expressed an interest in a race for the House at some point in time but hadn't appeared to be preparing to take on McCall in the GOP primary on March 2 if he'd decided to seek another two-year term as widely expected until he declared otherwise.
While Jackson proved to be a prolific fundraiser in her first political campaign when she knocked off council incumbent Loretta Ellerbe in 2008, Taylor had the ability to tap his own personal wealth in the race for Congress against Edwards three years ago. Almost $700,000 of the $2.6 million war chest that Taylor amassed for the U.S. House race came as loans that he made to the campaign or personally guaranteed.
The district that McCall represents has been a Republican stronghold where the GOP's candidates at the top of the ticket had claimed more than 70 percent of the vote in recent elections until White House nominee John McCain finished with 61 percent there in 2008 as Barack Obama ran stronger in the Dallas area than previous Democratic presidential contenders had in the past several decades.
Richard has been meeting with conservative groups associated with the tea party movement as he prepared to run to the right of McCall, a moderate lawmaker who's one of Speaker Joe Straus' most powerful allies as the Calendars Committee chairman since the San Antonio Republican won the top leadership post early this year amid a revolt that McCall helped lead.
With McCall out of the running, most if not all of the Republicans who enter the battle to replace him will probably run under the conservative banner.
Richard, for example, has centered his campaign on the theme of American Sovereignty with conservative positions on key issues including his support for voter identification legislation, immigration control, private school vouchers, lower taxes, limited government, pro-life measures and term limits. But Richard also is attempting to portray himself as a conservative with compassion as he touts his position as a member of the The Salvation Army Plano Advisory Board.
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