Saturday, June 13, 2015

Birdwell Discusses the 84th #TXLEGE

"So then each of us shall give account of himself to God."
Romans 14:12

Senator Brian Birdwell spoke to the Texas Republican Assembly's convention this afternoon:

  • His district extends into Tarrant County.
  • Lege produced a decent budget.
  • 40-50% of the businesses that used to pay the margins tax will no longer be liable.
  • Long talk about the border
  • "Transportation" as a smokescreen for trains instead of roads.
  • TxDOT needs to be on a tighter leash.
  • Transportation used to be 30% of the budget but it's been crowded out by Medicaid.
  • Caught a lot of flack over pre-K
  • Senate deferred to the Governor on UT nominations.
    • No bad enough smoking gun to justify going against Gov.
    • Abbott's nominees: "Wouldn't have been my choice."
  • 10th amendment is the Feds job.


  1. ...aaaandddd... He conveniently left out that in spite of a Clear Republican Majority across the board, they FAILED to pass the One Prioritized Legislative Directive of Constitutional Carry that was adopted in the Republican Party of Texas Platform [right there on the last page, all on its own].

  2. The 10th Amendment is the STATE RESPONSIBILITY
    At the 20 min mark (Part 2), Shirley asks:
    "when is the state going to invoke the 10th Amendment", and Birdwell's response is not only lame but it is wrong!

    THIS, is precisely why he and so many of his followers (or are they pushers) want a con con. They have NO clue what's in the constitution. Are they ignorant, or are they communists?

    The first 5 words of the constitution are "All legislative powers herein granted..."

    Granted, or grant is to grant permission, or to pass from one to another. You can't "grant" a right. You can only grant privileges, and thus if granted, can be revoked!

    ALL federal powers are "granted" privileges.

    When The People want to revoke those privileges, they have the power to do so. But lame "legislators" like Birdwell are precisely the reason DC is the way it is and precisely WHY the 10th Amendment has been silent in Texas. I despise politicians that shirk their duties to the next higher body – pffff!

    It’s high time that We the People invoke the 9th Amendment, since the Birdwells of Texas have no spine for the 10th.