Texas cannot be governed well when our leaders use bribery and intimidation to corrupt the legislative process. Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has abused the power of his office, betrayed his own party and used his PAC and the redistricting process to keep honest Republicans out of office and give favors to the most venal legislators of both parties. In collusion with Lt. Governor Dewhurst he has sold our government to the highest bidder, denied the will of the people and legislated against their interests.
Just as the voters rejected Dewhurst’s big government, big money politics in the recent Senatorial election, it’s time for our representatives in Austin to reject Straus for the same reasons. We need to reject the corruption of Straus and replace him with a Speaker of true integrity, Representative David Simpson of Longview.
David Simpson has been a powerful voice for smaller and more open government and the protection of the rights of individuals. He sponsored the bill to criminalize abuse of privacy rights by the TSA in Texas airports, a hugely popular issue which died in the House because of intimidation and abuse of the system by Straus and Dewhurst. Simpson has been an outspoken supporter of individual liberty, state sovereignty and gun rights. He has opposed healthcare mandates, budget increases and eminent domain seizures. Above all, David Simpson has a remarkable personal integrity and an honesty which cannot be denied or assailed. Nothing is more dangerous to the political establishment than a truly honest man and with the party and legislative establishment so corrupt and out of control we need a leader like Simpson to come in and clean house.
RLC of Texas State Chairman Jeff Larson observed that “This is a race between the man who wrote the TSA bill and the man who killed it. David Simpson is the obvious choice for anyone who cares about liberty.” Sam Brannon from the RLC of Hays County commented “In this contest, David Simpson is the taxpayers’ friend and the fair dealer. State Representatives would do the best service for their constituents by demonstrating bold support for David Simpson.”
We want to encourage Liberty Republicans statewide to email their State Representatives to urge them to support leadership with integrity and to support David Simpson. The vote for Speaker is likely to be on Tuesday the 8th, so it is essential to generate all the emails we can by the end of business Monday.
Please customize the text of this email to represent your personal concerns. If your representative is a Democrat, stress the idea that integrity transcends party. The email is also set to go to several targeted legislators.