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An Open Letter to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus from Conservative State Rep Leo Berman: Charges of Fraud and Ethics Violations

When I announced for Speaker and you realized that you had opposition, you shelved out over $700,000 to Republicans some of whom were actually conservatives, but I believe you did so in violation of State law and I filed an Ethics Commission violation against you with both the Ethics Commission and the District Attorney of Travis County.  One of your spokesman said my complaint has no merit.  We shall see! For complete letter ... click on Read more... below

November 10, 2010

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Tyler, TX, TV News Coverage: GAWTP against TISD Bond

KLTV news coverage, Tyler, TXTISD bond proposal fails by narrow marginhttp://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13436649 KETK56 news coverage, Tyler, TXTea party members demand results from GOPhttp://www.ketknbc.com/news/tea-party-members-demand-results-from-gop CBS19 news coverage, Tyler, TXReaction after TISD bond failshttp://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp

November 4, 2010

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TISD bond proposal fails by narrow margin

KLTV news coverage, Tyler TX  

November 4, 2010

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Grassroots Power: Tyler ISD Bond Fails

$89.95 Million Proposal Faced Organized Opposition By EMILY GUEVARA, Staff Writer, Tyler Courier Times, Tyler, TX In an election that saw enthusiastic opposition as well as passionate support, Tyler ISD voters defeated an $89.85 million bond proposal. Complete but unofficial results showed that 12,833 people, or 50.14 percent, voted against the bond package, while 12,762 people, or 49.86 percent, cast ballots for the measure. The proposal would have provided for the construction of new Dixie and Rice elementary schools along with a new middle school in southwest Tyler. "It was simply unacceptable for TISD to try to rush this," said JoAnn Fleming, executive director of Grassroots America-We the People, a local political group that opposed the bond. "Their process was flawed from the very beginning. They deviated from what they had done in the 2004 and 2008 bond elections." RESULTS: Above, at left, JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director of Grassroots America We the People (left) and Becky Phillips look at the early voting results on a cell phone at Rick’s On The Square on Tuesday night. — Staff Photo By Herb Nygren Jr.

November 3, 2010

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The business of bonds: Vote Yes vs. Grassroots America

Click below for TV news story about the battle over TISD bond election. Vote Yes committee outspending Vote No…over 1000%. List of large donors listed for Vote Yes. http://www.cbs19.tv/Global/story.asp?S=13407010  

October 29, 2010

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Tyler (TX) Taxpayers Deserve Answers!

Grassroots Watchdogs: Spin Control needed on Tyler ISD Finances: Central Administrators see 45% increase in pay over last six years! Total Tax Revenue per pupil increases 62% in 6 years! Total Tyler ISD Tax Revenue increases 71% in 6 years! High Taxpayer Investments Require Answers from Tyler ISD on Bond Proposal Source: Texas Education Agency documents, AEIS Reports:  http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/cgi/sas/broker Financial ratings don’t tell the whole story! Those urging voter approval of Tyler ISD bonds eagerly point to the AA rating by Standard & Poor’s, the “Superior” Financial rating by the Texas Education Agency, and Certificates of Excellence in Financial Reporting as everything taxpayers need to know when it comes to how well the District spends our tax dollars. Grassroots says – “Not so fast!” Click on Read me... below for complete news release.

October 27, 2010

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Obama’s National Security Corps ….”Marxism in America” by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Boykin

October 26, 2010

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Tyler (TX) ISD Gets Failing Grade from GAWTP

Grassroots America gives Tyler ISD Officials Failing Grade on Facility Planning. 50% of new Elementary Schools from 2004 & 2008 Bond Elections & the 2010 Bond Construction Projects will be at capacity or overcrowded in less than five years! It is time for some answers from TISD officials!   Documents on TISD’s own website prove the point Grassroots America has been making about Tyler ISD’s ill-conceived $145 million bond package.  Tyler ISD and the Vote Yes Committee are asking the taxpayers to just trust the district again and vote themselves more debt.   Information we’ve discovered leaves us no choice but to give the District a FAILING grade on its facility planning, and to declare that we now are in a place where we simply can no longer trust the direction Tyler ISD’s leaders are taking us. For complete press release, click Read more... below

October 21, 2010

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GAWTP Endorses David Simpson in TX House District 7 race

Grassroots America – We the People is pleased to reaffirm its strong endorsement of David Simpson for Texas House District 7.  GAWTP endorsed Simpson in his March Primary race against incumbent House Member Tommy Merritt. For complete endorsement, click on Read me ... below

October 18, 2010

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General Election Endorsement for Governor

October 13, 2010 ... Smith County, Texas - Grassroots America – We the People, the largest constitutional conservative group in East Texas, announces its endorsement of Governor Rick Perry for re-election. For complete endorsement, click on Read more... below

October 18, 2010

November GAWTP 2010 General Election Endorsements

Contact: JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director, (903) 894-7204 or cell (903) 360-2858 or e-mail jafleming3@juno.com Smith County, Texas – GAWTP Executive Director JoAnn Fleming today announced the organization’s candidate endorsements for the November 2010 General Election.  The endorsements do not cover every race in the state of Texas.  Most endorsements are for races on Smith County ballots; however, based on high quality constitutional conservative candidates in several Texas House District races and several Congressional districts, GAWTP has endorsed in races outside Smith County. For alll info ... click on Read more...below

October 18, 2010

Pledge Allegiance by Red Skelton

October 11, 2010

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“VOTE AGAINST” NOV. 2 TYLER ISD (TX) $89.8 MILLION BOND ELECTION

Watch KETK story on Grassroots vs. TISD Bond http://www.ketknbc.com/news/grassroots-vs-tisd-trustees GRASSROOTS AMERICA – WE THE PEOPLE URGES“VOTE AGAINST” NOV. 2 TYLER ISD $89.8 MILLION BOND ELECTION Bad planning, bad timing, too many unanswered questions = a debt risk we can’t afford! Grassroots America Executive Director JoAnn Fleming today announced the organization’s opposition to Tyler ISD’s proposed $89.8 million bond on the upcoming November 2 ballot. Fleming says after a careful review of the bond package details, the Grassroots Board of Directors and Watchdog Committee found the bond package lacking in details necessary to ensure taxpayers the wisest long-term use of tax dollars. In good faith, we invited TISD officials to make their presentation to us last week.  We spent more than two hours viewing their plans and asking questions. Bottom line – the district is not ready for this.  There are just too many unanswered questions for taxpayers to take a $90 million risk and hope the district figures out the details later,” said Fleming. The Unknown – reasons to vote against $145 million (principal/est. interest) in local debt: Click on Read more... below for complete story

October 7, 2010

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“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible” … George Washington

In his Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (1779–1845) writes, “Thus, the whole power over the subject of religion was left exclusively to the State governments, to be acted on according t…o their own sense of justice, and the State Constitutions.” Story’s Commentary clearly shows that the First …

September 30, 2010

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Portrait Is Worth A Millions Words: Presidents, Obama & Constitution

September 21, 2010

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She Voted For Obama…Now, She’s Tired of Defending Him

September 20, 2010

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Dr. Seuss always knows what to say

I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam.I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals.I do not like this speaker Nan , I do not like this ‘YES, …

September 9, 2010

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Rasmussen Reports: 56% Favor Repeal of Health Care Bill

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. voters favor repeal of the law, with 45% who Strongly Favor it. Thirty-eight percent (38%) oppose repeal, including 30% who are Strongly Opposed. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/healthcare/health_care_law

September 8, 2010

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Arizona Immigration Law Goes Before United Nations: AZ Governor Strikes Back

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

August 31, 2010

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Glenn Beck talks about Restore Honor Rally: Empower The Individual

Two part interview on YouTube

August 30, 2010

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