Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Texas Attorney General, Gregg Abbott: Waving the Bloody Shirt in Waco,2 Days Before People Began Blowing up (In Waco)
In Waco on Monday, Abbott sounded the alarm: “One thing that requires ongoing vigilance is the reality that the state of Texas is coming under a new assault, an assault far more dangerous than what the leader of North Korea threatened when he said he was going to add Austin, Texas, as one of the recipients of his nuclear weapons,”
Abbott said. “The threat that we’re getting is the threat from the Obama administration and his political machine.”
Attorney General Greg Abbott says there’s something “far more dangerous” than nuclear-armed North Korea – Democrats who want to register and motivate voters.
The Republican attorney general, who is looking at a race for governor next year, told a group in Waco that an organization formed by former Obama campaign operatives called Battleground Texas is a threat that Texans must resist. He said North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is less dangerous than the Democrats.
Battleground Texas organizers say they hope to identify and register new voters to turn the solidly Republican state blue in the next few years.
The group says Texas is ripe for change, in part because of a growing Hispanic population that historically votes disproportionately for Democrats.
The last time a Democrat won statewide office in Texas was 1994.
With its 38 electoral votes, Texas is the biggest electoral prize now held by Republicans. Abbott said that makes the state “the last line of defense” in protecting the country’s future. A Waco Tribune reporter asked Abbott following the speech why he had compared Democrats to North Korea. Said Abbott: “Republicans who are complacent are kidding themselves if they think Battleground Texas is not a threat.”
If Abbott runs for governor next year, he would face former GOP Chairman Tom Pauken in the primary. Pauken, who lacks Abbott’s campaign war chest and officeholder platform, is traveling the state talking to small groups about education, taxes and a state government in which he says political cronyism has taken root.
Abbott is wooing the party’s right wing by attacking Obama and promising to fight the U.N. He told the Waco group that he would sue the Obama administration to protect individual gun rights if the U.S. joins a United Nations global arms treaty.
Experts say a United Nations treaty would not supersede the Second Amendment. Article VI of the Constitution lists three things as supreme, in this order: 1) the Constitution, 2) federal law and 3) treaties.
In 1957, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that treaties cannot supersede the Constitution. (Reid v. Covert). The proposed UN treaty would tighten controls over the flow of conventional arms across international lines to keep them out of the hands of terrorists, drug traffickers and criminal cartels. But Abbott warned the a U.N. pact presented an “incredible danger” to gun-owning Texans.
On March 2, 2005, Abbott appeared before the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., where he defended a Ten Commandments monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds.
Dozens of similar monuments were donated to cities and towns across the nation throughout the 1960s by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, who were inspired by the 1956 epic The Ten Commandments; in doing so, they gained the support of the film's director Cecil B. DeMille.
The Supreme Court held in a 5-4 majority opinion, found the Texas display did not violate the Establishment Clause and was constitutional.
Hailing the Supreme Court's decision, Abbott said: "This is a great victory not just for Texans, but for all Americans. With this ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a clear message that the Texas Ten Commandments can be displayed on public grounds in recognition of the historical role they have played in the foundation of this country and its laws."
Bill Hicks - Waco from Paul Coker on Vimeo.
"Seriously, David - turn yourself in....
This is HORRIBLE..."