Browsing the blog archives for June, 2013

Rep. Riddle Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Regarding the Voting Rights Act

AUSTIN- “Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Texas has the right to determine how elections will proceed within its borders. The action of the court ensures the voice of Texas citizens will be heard loud and clear at the ballot box,” said Riddle.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made this statement today, “With today’s decision, the State’s voter ID law will take effect immediately. Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government.” He went on to say, “The U.S. Constitution establishes one United States — not a divided nation with different laws applying to different states. Laws that apply unequally to just some states have no place in our nation. Today’s ruling ensures that Texas is no longer one of just a few states that must seek approval from the federal government before its election laws can take effect.”


Stop The Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill

The Senate will vote today on the Schumer/Hoeven/Corker amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill, a “border security” amendment which doesn’t require the border actually be secured. This legislation makes the same mistake of the 1986 amnesty — legalization today for the false promise of border security tomorrow. It will encourage more illegal immigration and must be stopped.

Your immediate action is needed: Tell your Senators to oppose the Gang of Eight’s bill and instead pass legislation that actually secures our border. Call your Senators using the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 right now and send an email.

The Schumer/Hoeven/Corker amendment is nearly 1,200 pages long, was just filed Friday afternoon, and will be voted on today. We saw with Obamacare what happens when Congress rushes to pass such unwieldy legislation. We must reject this bill.


Head Of Federal Death Panel, Kathleen Sebelius, Denies 10 Year Old A Chance At A Lifesaving Organ Transplant

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius rebuffed an appeal from Rep. Lou Barletta on behalf of a girl who needs a lung transplant but can’t get one because of a federal regulation that prevents her from qualifying for a transplant.

“Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy,” Barletta, a Pennsylvania Republican, asked Sebelius during a House hearing Tuesday on behalf of Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old girl who needs a lung transplant. She can’t qualify for an adult lung transplant until the age of 12, according to federal regulations, but Sebelius has the authority to waive that rule on her behalf. The pediatric lungs for which she currently qualifies aren’t available.

“I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies,” Sebelius replied. “The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule — and have had the rule in place since 2005


Hijacking in Thought, Word and Deed

Do words really mean anything these days? Perhaps not so much, especially when the original etymology has morphed into a new definition designed to suit the wishes of a determined few. There is a fight in America to redefine words in order to weaken and defeat the beliefs of devout Christians. Hijacking our language and the meaning or words is the work of the enemy.

Take the rainbow in Genesis 9:13. “I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” The rainbow was a sign from God that he would never again destroy all life on earth. Today when someone says the word “rainbow” or depicts the symbol, it no longer immediately means a sign from God. Instead, it is a symbol of homosexuality.