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Hansing: Independence Is UnAmerican?

Secession is treason? Independence is unAmerican? No. Exactly the opposite. What do you think you celebrate on July 4th, Independence Day every year? The greatest secession of them all! I suggest you reread the Declaration of Independence (you won’t have to go far, as I’ve included much of the rebellious demand for Liberty below) to remind yourself of what those original Signers and three percent fought for, because it was the principle of liberty for which they pledged, their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred HONOR. The definition of “secede” is: “To withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.” To not be able to VOLUNTARILY withdraw membership is to be a subject…a slave. The Founders and III% would never have fought and died for such a self-imposed bondage.
Secession is unConstitutional? You mean, like the entire federal government is actually (in reality and in practice) unlawful and UNCONSTITUTIONAL?! In truth, the entire Constitution is based upon the concept of governance OF, BY, and FOR the people. The government exists to serve OUR will, not the politicians, not the elite, not itself. It is a servant of the free, independent, and sovereign states and thus are subject to them (not the other way around). ALL political power is inherent in The People.
Amendment IX
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Would you be one to claim that you know more about the Constitution and its original intent than James Madison, the Father of the Constitution? Consider his words : “Given these facts, secession is equally allowable, since this principle too can appeal to the original sovereignty of the peoples of the states. What’s more, since no power to prevent secession was ever delegated to Congress, and since secession is not prohibited to the states, it remains a reserved right of the states under the Tenth Amendment. The resolution [of 1798] of the General Assembly [of Virginia] relates to those great and extraordinary cases, in which all the forms of the Constitution may prove ineffectual against infractions dangerous to the essential right of the parties to it.” – James Madison, the Virginia Report of 1800.
Furthermore, the federal government was NEVER meant to usurp the political power of each SOVEREIGN state, nor that of The People (refer to the Ninth and Tenth Amendments above again) – and yet today it most certainly has in ways our Founding Fathers would’ve revolted against long ago. To quote Jeff Sadighi: “The federal government has refused both to perform its duties to the States and to honor the limitations placed on it by the States when they created an administrate entity with very limited, enumerated powers to SERVE them by ratifying the Constitution. A creation is never more powerful than its creators…” “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” -Patrick Henry
Independence is “entirely constitutional” as guaranteed in the Texas State Constitution:
Sec. 1. FREEDOM AND SOVEREIGNTY OF STATE. Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Or reference the powerful and awe-inspiring words of the US Declaration of Independence:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Perhaps those rebellious words words make you extremely uncomfortable. Perhaps you would never have agreed to sign such a rebel declaration then… or today. That’s okay. Be you. To be so indoctrinated in thought and enslaved mind is akin to Stockholm syndrome and is entirely historically predictable and easily understood. Every liberty movement faces its fiercest opposition from those who so desperately want to preserve their own bonds – and everyone else’s too. After all, the Founding Fathers had their Hon. John Dickinson (…) and today we have….YOU?
For those you you still thinking and analyzing and studying, consider the Texas Declaration of Independence which cites SELF-PRESERVATION as a divine right:
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression.
….In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.
…The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation.
Take your pick. It’s all the same language – that of Liberty – which too many have forgotten or never knew. The right of self-determination and self-governance is the foundation of the former Republic of Texas AND the former United States of America. Both have passed away but may still yet be reborn in a spirit of Liberty, but only by those who retain the spirit of rebellion bequeathed us by our Founding Fathers of both Texas and the United States. Don’t make the mistake of accusing Liberty-loving patriots of being treasonous. That makes you a Tory and you would’ve been accusing the Founding Fathers of the same – and that would’ve placed you THEN and NOW on the WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY. And NEVER make the mistake of believing that Liberty is forbidden in either Constitution, because it is NOT.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams
Every single one of our Founding Fathers was a “traitor” to the Crown – they all committed “treason” according to the oppressive monarchy. So what would our Founding Fathers do? They would free themselves from tyranny. THAT IS OUR LEGACY.
In closing, I would remind you all of one of the lines in the Texas Declaration of Independence that I believe is as true today as it was then, with one small tweak to change “Mexican” to “American” in the conclusion:
“We are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion, that the American people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty… that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self government.”
Heidi Hansing


On the first day of the quarterly meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), the Resolution Committee sent shockwaves across the state when they passed out of committee a resolution to place a non-binding referendum on Texas independence on the March 1, 2016 GOP primary ballot.

The vote in the SREC Resolutions Committee was 7-4.

The SREC Resolutions Committee members that voted in favor of advancing the resolution were:

Bonnie Lugo (SD-13 Houston)

Marvin Clede (SD-17 Houston)

Henry Childs (SD-19 Universal City)

Karl Voigtsberger (SD-8 Richardson)

TerrI Dubose (SD-19 Leaky)

John Beckmeyer (SD-28 Loraine)

Naomi Narvaiz (SD-21 San Marcos)

The SREC Resolutions Committee members that voted to block the resolution were:

Mark Ramsey (SD-7 Spring)

Sam Dalton (SD-20 Corpus Christi)

Davita Stike (SD-14 Pflugerville)

David Halvorson (SD-12 Grapevine)

Two resolutions are driving the fever of this quarterly meeting. An effort led by rumored Texas GOP Chair candidate, Jared Woodfill, to move the RPT convention in May from Dallas to Houston, and the Texas non-binding referendum on independence.

Earlier in the day, the convention resolution went down to defeat, although not entirely dead. But, it was believed that of the two resolutions, the convention resolution had the momentum to advance to the general assembly of the SREC for vote. But that wasn’t the case.

Instead, the meeting was rocked when the Texas non-binding referendum defied the odds and was advanced.

The resolution, submitted and carried by SREC Committee Woman Tanya Robertson (SD-11 Taylor Lake Village), now goes to the entire SREC delegation for debate and vote on Saturday, December 5, 2015. If it passes the SREC, the non-binding resolution will be placed on the March 1, 2016 GOP primary ballot.

The story behind the resolution first being submitted begins with a liberty-driven activists like Robertson being elected to the SREC, in the first place. SREC members are elected by the delegates to the state conventions. The SREC is essentially the board of directors for the state party.

For two election cycles, the Texas Nationalist Movement has unsuccessfully attempted to collect 75,000 signatures on a petition that would compel the GOP to place the non-binding referendum on the ballot. Robertson, began digging in the authority of the SREC and discovered a process by which measures could be placed on the primary ballot.

Presented with her intention of submitting a resolution to the SREC Resolutions Committee to put a non-binding referendum on the GOP primary ballot, and that it could realistically be done for 2016, Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement, put the weight of the TNM behind the effort and it picked up “sneaky” momentum. conducted a poll through our Facebook page from Tuesday, December 2, 2015 through Friday, December 4, 2015. 89% of respondents were in favor of the measure being on the ballot. 7% were opposed. 4% were undecided. The survey had 530 responses.

RER broadcast activists, “Mighty Heidi” Hansing, and Dale Huls were in attendance. They reported the news live and gave full reports from the SREC meeting.

You may hear their entire report HERE!


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Searching for Edgar, a first person account

A small cross in remembrance of Edgar Moscoso, 35, of Guatemala who drowned in a lake near Mercedes trying to avoid border patrol after illegally crossing the U.S-Mexico border.


The sun began to set on the eleventh hour of our search the evening of Saturday, Nov. 21. We both ran against the wind with a rope tied around our waists, dragging a 70-pound kayak behind us through the mud and dense brush near Mercedes, north of ……. read more here.


Bill Clinton to attend campaign fundraiser in Laredo

In this Oct. 24, 2015 file photo, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, wave to supporters after the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa.


Bill Clinton will attend a private fundraising event Dec. 4 at the Laredo home of U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar in support of ……… read more here. 

By Kendra Ablaza  – Laredo Morning Times

Consultant bills Children’s hospital $800K


El Paso Children’s Hospital in September lost more than $4 million, almost doubling the greatest monthly deficit it had reported previously, according to a report filed Monday with U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

AUSTIN — The consulting firm that is running El Paso Children’s Hospital while it is in bankruptcy is billing $800,000 for its work between May 19 and Sept. 30, according to court documents filed earlier this month.

County Judge Veronica Escobar said the county plans to object to those fees, citing bills Children’s CEO Mark Herbers filed for meetings he apparently didn’t go to, claims of ……. read more here.

Marty Schladen, Austin Bureau 

2 men who tried to smuggle $100,000 to Mexico sentenced to prison


Two men indicted for trying to smuggle more than $100,000 out of the country though a local international bridge were sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Laredo to 13 months in prison.

A grand jury charged Miguel Angel Ibarra-Gaytan and ……. read more here.

By Philip Balli
Laredo Morning Times


Lawsuit decisions favoring Starr County reversed; cases to continue

Courtesy Photo

Former city employees claim they were fired as retaliation

RIO GRANDE CITY — Two lawsuits filed against a Starr County commissioner, as well as the county itself, will be moving forward following a reversal by an appeals court.

The lawsuits, filed by three former county employees, claim ……… read more here.