Tuesday, March 17, 2015

First Amendment Tuesday: Week 9

"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,"
Ephesians 6:19

Several interesting developments at First Amendment Tuesday this morning:

Tony McDonald (Empower Texans):

  • You are not a lobbyist.
  • There are people in government who want to shut effective people down.
  • Bad but not big legislation passes all the time.
  • Germaneness -- Can't do mishmashed Christmas tree style bills the way they do it in D.C.
  • Byron Cook isn't a communist; communists believe in things!!!

  • Showing up makes a difference.
  • Communicating with staff is fine (and sometimes better).
  • If you have a personal story to tell, you should testify; if you don't, simply registering your position is fine.
  • Krause has picked up religious liberty amendment.
  • TAB -- Apparently "Religious Liberty is bad for business."
  • It's concerning that House state affairs is already hearing bad bills.

  • All of RTL's bills have been filed.
  • 2 bills on end of life.

  • 401 bills on education filed.
  • Texas Eagle Forum against all pre-K bills.
  • Zerwas is pushing an HPV bill.
    • Author's Note: Sounds like too much government action involving too many agencies for a cause that isn't worthwhile in the first place.


  • Tebow bill ongoing.
  • Parental rights restoration waiting on hearing.

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