Texas, Are You Awake?!
Senator Randy Brogdon of Oklahoma asked this very question of a passionate crowd numbering around two-thousand patriots during last Saturday’s TURF (Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom) rally protesting the Trans-Texas Corridor at the steps of the Texas capital in Austin, Texas. Senator Brogdon found the group he was addressing to be more than awake, but incredibly energetic.
The Senator began his speech by emulating his stance on government; that the purpose of government is to protect the constitutional rights of the populace, not to usurp the power of the people by taking our liberty and freedom and trading it for personal gain. The Senator from Oklahoma quickly and exquisitely outlined the relationship between the TTC, NAFTA, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Security and Prosperity Partnership, and our political leaders’ defiant march towards a North American Union.
Senator Brogdon then proceeded to inform the crowd of some of the specifics of the building of the NAFTA super-highway, of which the Trans-Texas Corridor is a part. In order for the highway to have continued through Oklahoma, the Oklahoman legislature would have had to have passed a bill giving up that states right to the 11th amendment, which protects a state from being sued by a foreign government. (In case you are not aware of this fact, it would not be the government of the United States of America collecting tolls on the NAFTA super-highway, but that of Spain.) In Texas, the creation of the TTC would lead to the confiscation of over 500,000 acres of privately owned land by (our?) government. That land would then be transferred to a foreign entity, which, of course, would profit from the creation of the highway.
Subsequent speakers at the rally continued to enlighten the crowd on issues regarding the TTC. Not only does this super-highway, which is as wide as four football fields from end to end take land, it also divides land. Farmers and ranchers in Texas will not only face the proposition of losing the land that the government would steal to create this highway, but would also face the impediment of how to get machinery and animals across this monstrosity including not just roadway, but rail and pipe lines as well. In many cases they would have to travel more than twenty miles down the highway in order to find a crossing point. Mayor Mae Smith of Holland, Texas, a small town with around 1100 residents, wonders how her towns’ small but highly rated school system will get to students trapped on the wrong side the TTC.
Big rigs traveling our nation’s highways are dangerous, but at least American truck drivers are trained and licensed according to United States regulations. There would be no real way to confirm the qualifications or credentials of the Mexican nationals who will soon be driving across America if these highways are built and government continues to over-run the will of the people. At least these Mexican truck drivers, (who, by the way, are surely paid considerably less than their American counter-parts) would have to pass an English proficiency exam, which, according to Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters, would be given IN SPANISH.
Do you feel as if you might be losing your country? If so, you are not alone. The attendees at Saturday’s rally were not just a bunch of hippie Austin types, although there were some there. Neither was the anti-TTC rally composed primarily of strictly anti-government types, although some of these people were in attendance as well. No, Saturday’s attendants came from all walks of life and all age groups. Farmers, businessmen, students, politicians, five year old children, ninety-five year old great grandparents, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians. All had one major commonality though, all were Americans. From birth to death and every day in between, this crowd loves their country. On two separate occasions the crowd was called upon to recite the pledge of allegiance, and recite it they did! Standing there you would have thought you were at opening day of baseball season listening to a packed stadium recite the pledge, not standing in the middle of a crowd two-thousand strong gathered to defend their rights and stop the treasonous abuses of our government. Every person their was an American patriot, asking only for our rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America, (not the North American Union), those of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
In summation, I must again reference Senator Brogdon of Oklahoma. The Senator was quoting Voltaire, when he said, “So long as people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so, and will put shackles on sleeping men”. The time to awaken is now. There are legal steps we can take to stop the abuses of big government and big corporations. For example, by law TXDOT has to coordinate with local governments. The above-referenced Mayor of Holland, Texas, Mae Smith joined with several other small towns and was thereby able to stop TTC 35 in its tracks. There are many good people in government who want your help and support, like Oklahoma Senator Brogdon and my own state Senator Dan Patrick. It is not too late to make a difference and take our country back from treasonous politicians who are trying to abolish our borders and destroying our sovereignty for their own personal gain. God Bless America.
TURF rally038: Terri Hall, Founder of Texans Uniting for Reform & Freedom (TURF)
TURF rally044, 047: Senator Randy Brogdon – Oklahoma
TURF rally122: Texas State Representatives David Leibowitz (D- San Antonio)
TURF rally148: Mayor Mae Smith of Holland, Texas
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