"and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,"
Life, Liberty, and Property held the most interesting First Amendment Tuesday of the session so far this morning:
Tony McDonald (Empower Texans):
- Texas is a one party consent state when it comes to recording conversations.
- Michael -- On recording, you should use discretion; don't burn someone unless the juice is worth the squeeze.
- House and Senate have different rules.
- Campaign restrictions on using legislatively produced video are unconstitutional.
- #TXLEGE guide out.
- Best to show up in person.
- "Government goes to those who show up."
- Simple, one-page, handout.
- Just a few minutes of focused activism can make a huge difference.
- It's an easy excuse for legislators if our side fails to show up.
- SJR 10 -- Religious Liberty Amendment.
Mary-Lynn Gerstenschlager (Texas Eagle Forum):
- HB 2054 (Tinderholt) -- Fighting human trafficking.
- SB 344 (Hall) -- Restricts Eminent Domain abuse by toll road authorities; hearing at 8AM tomorrow.
- Opposition to Sarah Martinez Tucker
- U.T. can set up Common Core compliant charter school in any county they hold a campus.
- Against all the bad pre-K bills.
- Pre-K adds (at least) $1.4 BILLION to budget every year.
- Kids don't need to be in a government school setting at 4 years old.
- Possibility of children as young as TWO being taught sex ed.
- Why are we giving failing schools more children?!?
- Not much has changed since last week.
- Parental rights bill -- Family law Foundation has filed bills to expand loopholes.
- Zerwas and Schwertner attempting to bring in Obamacare via backdoor.
- Four corner strategy -- Slow walk everything and create manufactured crises at the end of the session.
- "I'm proud to have two RINO Senators heads on my wall."
- Texas has "to show the rest of the nation we can defeat the RINO establishment."