Texas Bill Would Create Committee to Determine Constitutionality of Federal Acts

The New American – A bill making its way through the Texas state legislature would create a committee tasked with reviewing the constitutionality of federal laws, regulations, executive orders, federal court decisions, and treaties. Confirmation of unconstitutionality by the state legislature would prohibit state enforcement of the federal action in question.

The language of HB 1347 would create the Joint Legislative Committee on Constitutional Enforcement. The 12-person committee would “review federal actions that challenge the sovereignty of the state and of the people for the purpose of determining if the federal action is unconstitutional.”

The first few paragraphs of the bill lay out a historically correct description of the manner in which the federal government was created, including the purpose for its creation.

Put simply, the states created the federal government, set the boundaries of its power, and reserved to themselves all other rights not specifically delegated to the new federal authority. The contract containing the rights and responsibilities of the parties to this contract that created the federal government is called the Constitution. This act of collective consenting is called a compact. To read more click

Judge James Buckley Echoes JBS: Demand Adherence to the Constitution

The New American – Judge James L. Buckley holds the rare distinction of having served in all three branches of the federal government. Even rarer among one who has spent nearly five decades in the federal government — and perhaps because of that time and experience — Buckley believes it is time to return to constitutional adherence if America wishes to preserve liberty.

Buckley served as a U.S. senator from New York from 1971 to 1977, then, in the first Reagan administration, as undersecretary of state for international security affairs from February 1981 to August 1982 and as president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 1982 to 1985, before being appointed as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 1985. Since 1996, he has served as the senior judge of that court.

Judge Buckley recently gave an address to the National Review Institute Ideas Summit on the case for federalism and “safeguarding the American experiment” by restraining the federal government. In that speech, Buckley — who is 96 years old — said, “In my view, the serious problems we face these days are in major part the result of our abandonment of the Constitution’s limits on federal authority.” To read more click

It’s Golden Elephant time again!

For those of you not familiar with this event, it is our time to honor the volunteers that are the backbone of the 11th Congressional District Republican Party. Without the countless, dedicated, often tireless volunteers we would not have a majority in Raleigh, 2 Republican Senators (remember Kavanaugh!!), Lt. Gov. Forest, and we certainly would not have our dynamic Congressman, Mark Meadows.

This year, the banquet will be on Saturday, May 11th, at Lake Junaluska in the beautiful Harrell Center. The event will begin at 11:30.

A volunteer from each County will be recognized for their service and presented with an award.

We are now asking for your help with sponsorships for this event. You can help us in two different ways.

1. Purchase a ticket for the luncheon. Individual tickets are $40 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/golden-elephant-banquet-ticket….

2. Help us find Sponsors for this event. Sponsorships are as follows…

SPONSOR LEVELS:
Bronze – $150 (2 Luncheon Tickets)
Silver – $300 (4 Luncheon Tickets)
Gold – $500 (8 Luncheon Tickets)

Checks payable to: NC 11th District GOP

Questions: Contact Lynette Ramsey@ 828-446-3801

Please let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

Stop the Unconstitutional Federal Takeover of Elections

Stop the Unconstitutional Federal Takeover of Elections

H.R. 1, a bill sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has already passed in the House of Representatives by 234-193 on March 8 and has been read in the Senate. The title of the bill is “For the People Act of 2019,” but a more accurate name for the bill might be “The Federal Takeover of Elections Act of 2019.” This bill includes components that, while being portrayed as making voting easier on Americans, are not only going to lead to corruption but to an unconstitutional takeover of elections by the federal government.

To learn more about why H.R. 1 would be so dangerous to our constitutionally mandated state control of elections, read “HR 1: Blueprint for an Electoral Takeover” (posted at TheNewAmerican.com on April 22).

Please phone your Senators (202-224-3121) and ask them to vote NO on H.R. 1, because it would enable an unconstitutional federal takeover of congressional elections. Use the information in “HR 1: Blueprint for an Electoral Takeover” (linked to in the previous paragraph) for additional talking points, if desired.

Then, please send an email to your senators with the same message.

Thanks.

Your Friends at The John Birch Society

Hayes Delegates Day-To-Day Operations Of NCGOP To Party Officers Per Rules

Raleigh, NC — Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers.

“In the best interest of the party, I make this announcement today and will let our respected officers lead on a temporary basis until our regularly planned party elections this June,” said Hayes.

“After a long and distinguished career in public service at the local, state, and federal levels, Robin volunteered his time helping to support the Party and candidates for office in North Carolina. We look forward to a swift conclusion to this matter and clearing his name,” said Hayes’ attorney Kearns Davis. “Meanwhile Mr. Hayes, in accordance with NCGOP Rules, will allow others to lead while he heals from recent health setbacks.”

Under Article VI.B.4.a of the NCGOP State Plan of Organization, the Party’s governing bylaws, “the State Chairman may delegate authority to District Chairs to act on his behalf on any matter.” Chairman Hayes has appointed 11th District Chair Aubrey Woodard to assume the role of Acting Chair of the North Carolina Republican Party.

“The North Carolina Republican Party is governed by a strong set of rules and governing structure. While I empathize with Mr. Hayes and believe in him, this is the best move for the NCGOP during this brief time of transition,” said Mr. Woodard. “I look forward helping the NCGOP as we head into the State Convention.”

Hayes also announced that Finance Chair K.D. Kennedy and NCGOP Treasurer Jason Lemons would assume expanded roles in the day to day operation of the Party’s finances.

“The Republican party is not about one person,” stated Kennedy. “It is a shared set of principals and ideals. I have invested in those principals in the past and will continue to do so in the future. I am more than willing to fill in during this short time reassuring our investors that the NCGOP is fully operational and well positioned to fulfill its mission.”

National Committeewoman Dr. Ada Fisher offered support for Mr. Hayes’ decision and him personally. “Robin Hayes has to my knowledge always reflected the best interest of my state, the Republican Party, and other good works without a hint of impropriety. This country and my Party have been founded on the principle of the rule of law with our firm belief that people are innocent until proven guilty. I support Mr. Hayes in this move.”

UNIQUE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY

To: 10th and 11th District COUNTY REPUBLICAN CHAIRS AND LEADERSHIP TEAM

UNIQUE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY

Instructor: David Sawyer, Esquire, Past Chairman of The 11th Congressional District and Instructor with the North Carolina Chairman’s Association.

This unique workshop is especially designed for you and your officers. All chairman and first and second chairs are invited. The workshop is open to interested Republicans.

Republican Party Leadership is a BIG JOB. There are tricks of the trade, standard operating procedures and guidelines to help you. That is why David and others are taking this workshop across North Carolina. 2020, like every year will be full of challenges and TOGETHER we will prevail.

Chairman, please invite your leadership team to attend this important strategy workshop.

Where: Skyland Fire Department, Long Shoals Road, Asheville, NC
When: April 27, 2019 10:00 AM to 2P:M

Drinks, donuts and snacks available.

Please reply to me about the number and names of your leaders who will be attending. We need to be sure that we have adequate copies of materials available.

Betty Budd: At large member 11th District bbudd2@charter.net

Time for the N.C. Senate to Step Up on Eminent Domain

John Locke Foundation – The Castle Coalition is a national membership organization made up of homeowners and small business owners that want to protect their property from eminent domain abuse. To help its members understand their rights under existing state laws, the organization publishes a 50 State Report Card. The report card describes the protections provided under each state’s eminent domain law and assigns a grade based on “how hard [it is] for the government to take a person’s home or business and give it to someone else for private gain.”

North Carolina earned a C-, which isn’t a satisfactory grade. Only 18 states do worse.

As explained in the John Locke Foundation’s Freedom in North Carolina report, North Carolina’s failure to adequately protect private property from eminent domain abuse is one of the primary reasons why we languish in the bottom half of states, both nationally and regionally in the “regulatory freedom” category.

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