When Ken Paxton had the chance…….
to represent the people, he chose instead to further his career.
Watch the video linked below and I believe you will understand.
The goals were clearly defined.
Vote Ken Paxton for Speaker of the House or your seat.
Take it to the Floor! For more info go to House of Straus
For those unfamiliar with the issue, the vote for Speaker of the House, the first and most consequential vote of each session, was for 35 years legally off-limits to anyone but lobbyists and legislators. During that time it was illegal for the rest of us to involve ourselves. The Texas Supreme Court ruled the law unconstitutional as a result of a legal challenge a couple of years ago, opening up the speaker’s race for the first time in 35 years.
Why is the Speaker of the House race so important.
“The speaker race is about policy – more so than any other vote – because the speaker chooses committee chairs and committee chairs determine which bills get to the floor and which do not. It goes without saying that the speaker and his team have a large influence on whether a bill passes or not, but more importantly, the speaker and his team entirely decide which votes happen. There is no more consequential way to affect policy in the legislature than this. The speaker race is not about personality.”
Below are some of the comments made leading up to the Texas Speaker Showdown I.
“Texas State Reps who support Straus will know that we will be there and either way the vote goes we are networking and planning to primary them depending on their vote. Do they want to be on the list that is a target after the vote. That is their choice.”
This is the most important piece of information that should be hand delivered to the reps. Information on Straus and other speaker candidates is probably futile.
Politicians respond to only “pleasure” and “pain.” Pleasure is money, votes, and favorable publicity. Pain is unfavorable publicity and money and votes for their primary challenger. Until conservatives/libertarians understand this, they’ll never change the Republican Party. We have to be able to deal out more pleasure and pain than Straus and establishment Republicans.” ~ Tony Listi
Has Ken Paxton felt “Pleasure or Pain” following the Speaker Show down with Joe Straus.
Perception is everything. The perception is that in the end Ken Paxton used the speaker showdown as a launch pad both financially to the tune of $800,000 along with some powerful name resignation. “Pleasure”
What did he do with that, he ran for the Texas Senate and won. “Pleasure”
Next he accumulated much more money and a network of undying support from a conservative coalition of elected officials and is now running to be the Attorney General of the State of Texas. “Pleasure”
The ability to politically identify with Senator Ted Cruz and to ride the Texas Conservative Wave. “Pleasure”
Do I think Ken Paxton is a Social Conservative. YES! Do I think that Ken Paxton is a career politician YES!
My question is….
What has Ken Paxton done to represent the best interest of the people of Texas to deserve their vote for Attorney General? All I hear is that he has a great conservative voting record.
What I see is Politics as usual.
Starting with the endorsement of Supreme Court Judge David Medina over True Conservative John Devine.
It just so happens that I know a lot about that race because I was working to get the truth out about Judge David Medina who had been charged with tampering with evidence and his wife charged with arson. Here is the information I was apart of helping get out across the state of Texas.Runaway Grand Jury or Runaway Justice
Thankfully we had an excellent candidate running against David Medina; John Devine who is now a Texas Supreme Court Judge. The people won in that race even though Medina was endorsed from Rick Perry down to Ken Paxton because there were those of us who were willing to not just go along to get along because it was easier. We were willing to stand up for what was right. Ken Paxton showed he was willing to go along to get along in that race.
When Ken Paxton had the chance to fight for Texas Children’s education he choose to stand with the Ratliff Clan and Wendy Davis as they work to fundamentally transformation Texas Education in what looks to be just rebranded Common Core philosophy of Education.
Did you know that Sen. Ken Paxton was the Primary sponsor of HB2824 on the Senate side? Sen. Dan Branch was a Co-Sponsor.
As reported by Red Hot Conservative back in July on HB 2824. What was HB2824 all about?
The Next Generation of Learning Standards in Texas. i.e. College and Career Ready/Common Core philosophy of education.
Texas Educators Thumb Noses @ Gov Perry, Taxpayers and Parents!
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators(TASA) are funded with tax money through local school districts and are behind implementing a progressive TRANSFORMATION of the Texas School System.
Click here to see The New Vision for Public Education in Texas Implementation Rubric
Click on the above release and you will read in the News Release from TASB stating their agenda to pursue their liberal agenda despite Gov Perry’s Veto of HB 2824 which was sponsored by “Bennet Ratliff”, whose brother Thomas Ratliff serves on the State Board of Education illegally.”
“HB 2824 would have provided space and flexibility to the 23 school districts participating in the Consortium to carry out the research and development necessary to accomplish the goals initially outlined in Senate Bill 1557 to transform public education.”
Parents what do you think about your kids being used for research and development? As a Texas Parent and Tax Payer I do not want my tax dollars used for research and development using Texas children and their teachers.
Thankfully Gov. Rick Perry did Veto HB2824 which was passed by the House and the Senate overwhelmingly.”
Interesting to note, I found out in listening to the education committee hearings on May 17 Ken Paxton was the only one of the education committee members who was absent the day it was moved out of the committee.
Also it is interesting to note on May 16th you will here in the audio below who sat in for Paxton when he was not there to present his own bill to the Education Committee. Once again it seems Ken Paxton was out flanked by the left. I am not sure what the strategy was and why his team did not listen to conservative education experts likeDonna Garner instead of listening to the education establishment like the Ratliff’s but I think it clearly shows that he is not the right man for Attorney General in Texas. We discussed these bills time and again on the Women On the Wall conference calls. It is ashamed no one from the Paxton Team took the time to listened in. Although they do want our support without questioning them.
Did you notice what Sen. Wendy Davis stated as she presented Sen. Ken Paxton’s bill. HB2824. “Next Generation Learning Standards” They are basically going around the Texas TEKS to implement Common Core/College and Career Ready Standards. One only has to read the talking points from Klien ISD and Coppell ISD to understand there’re plan is implementing new standards to accomplish a Transformation of Texas Education.
~Texas parents of 8th grade Public School students, have you gotten the letter about meeting with the counselor to discuss your child’s college and career ready pathway yet?
Well I highly recommend that you read the article HB 5 AND THE PATH TO COMMON CORE. I will help you understand what HB5 did.
HB5 was signed prior to HB462 that supposedly said NO to Common Core. Also I recommend you consider when you go in to vote in the primary who was behind HB5.
Isn’t it interesting that Governor Candidate Wendy Davis is a big supporter of HB5 along with folks like Senator Dan Patrick the sponsor of HB5 in the Senate and Senator Ken Paxton and Senator Dan Branch who are running for Attorney General.
That is not very comforting to me as a Mom. I will not vote for any of them.
Who will I vote for? As we did in the Supreme Court Race referenced above we do have a strong Conservative running against both Ken Paxton and Dan Branch. His name is Barry Smitherman.
I will proudly “Stand” for Barry Smitherman for Attorney General of Texas.
By Alice Linahan February, 2014