For the first time since 1997, Texas has a jury nullification bill! Texas State Rep. Mike Schofield of Katy filed the bill (HB 2915), today.
The prospects for passage out of committee and the Texas House look bright this year. We will have to see how it goes in the Senate.
But we have a bill! Spread the word!
More later on who is on the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee where this will likely be assigned.
Here is a link to the Lone Star FIJA website page on the bill where you can see more information on the bill and download and distribute several PDFs on this bill and jury nullification.
I have always been irritated when the current model for regulating electricity was called "deregulation" when we transitioned in 1999 from the monopoly utility model of regulation.
I am also irritated when people call the weird anomalies during the winter onslaught "market failures." That irritation was caused because I had called what we have today regulated "markets" or artificially created "markets."
I figure what we have is not markets, but regulation. Not deregulation. Rather, a different type of regulation.
And, the older I get, the more true the model appears to me of frequent capture of the regulatory agency by the very companies that are supposed to be regulated.
I had heard that a great book to explain where we are with our current regulatory model is Shorting the Grid.
Here is a quote from the first chapter.
Nullifying the Bullet Fee
> March 2
The ruling elite has decided to turn the global war on terror infrastructure inward, onto their political opposition.
America has a new bogeyman—and it’s us. After 20 years of the global war on terror, “contingency operations,” nation-building, random attempts at regime change, and even arming, training, and equipping the very terrorist groups we started out fighting, we are now about to embark on a domestic war on terror.
[rest at link]
The feds/Deep State have defined the enemy, and it is us.
Tell me if this quote does not perfectly describe Governor Greg Abbott.
He is confused.
His constitutional duty is not to protect our safety. It is to protect our liberty!
Without admitting he was wrong to do so, the Texas governor has lifted all COVID tyranny restrictions.
Facing a centralized tyranny that had gutted their Constitution, the people of Texas declared their independence from Mexico, today, March 2, 1836.
The pictured George Childress authored the Declaration, earning the name of the Thomas Jefferson of the Texas Revolution.
If you want to understand where we in Texas come from and to a large extent who we are and should be, you would do well to read the explanation of why those Texans did what they did.
It looks like this bill that is moving in Oklahoma is a less comprehensive version of the Texas Sovereignty Act (HB 1215). The Texas Sovereignty Act addresses all federal action, including executive orders, legislation, regulation, treaties, and opinions of the federal judiciary.
The people of Texas have sent repeated messages to our elected officials during the long year of COVID tyranny that we want it to stop and to never be perpetrated again.
But in an arrogant and tone deaf manner, the House leadership has designated a bill by Rep. Dustin Burrows that ratifies and codifies the dictatorial behavior, designating it with the favored bill number of HB 3.
This outrageous bill must be stopped and the good bills that have been filed must be passed.
House leadership is in the tank for COVID tyranny. If Texans are to be free from our own state government, we have our work cut out for us.
I always like Dr. Pepper better, anyway.
Texans are unified across the political spectrum on at least one thing - we don't like centralized, global financial institutions taking advantage of Texans.
Now there is a way we can unite and head off the big financial institutions from destroying the wealth and privacy of Texans. HJR 100, the Right to Use Cash and Cash Substitutes, introduced today by Texas State Representative Tan Parker.
State Representative Brooks Landgraf of Odessa has filed the Texas Energy Independence Act (HB 1683) which uses constitutional enforcement principles to protect the Texas oil and gas industry from job, economy, and liberty-destroying federal overrreach.
We need Texans running the Texas grid who put the priorities of reliability, resiliency, and cost-effectiveness above the climate hoax agenda.
WOW: North Dakota House Passes Bill Making Mask Mandates ILLEGAL, Bill Sponsor Calls Mandates 'Diabolical Silliness'
North Dakota State Rep Jeff Hoverson bill sponsor called mask mandates "diabolical silliness."
I call them make believe and violations of due process because they wishfully presume that masks work to keep people from getting sick and that we are contagious risks to others when we are not sick.
Either way, I sure would like to have state reps with this perspective in Texas!
It's called #Fascism: when corporations do the evil work of authoritarians to enforcetheir power, suppress freedom of speech, and maintain control.
So happy that Parler is back up.
I am working the Texas Legislature and think the most important thing we can do is persuade Texas governmental officials to stop the feds from violating the Constitution in Texas.
My Texas Constitutional Enforcement group is pushing the HB 1215, the Texas Sovereignty Act.
As I chafe under the censorship of Facebook, this really rings true!