Is there a genuine threat to Republicans? Consider the following.
1. Congressman Steve Scalise was shot by a liberal Bernie supporter and almost died.
2. Senator Rand Paul was attacked and severely injured by a Democrat neighbor.
3. Congressman Dave Kustoff was run off the road by a crazy liberal.
4. Liberals threatened to rape Susan Collins for voting for Kavanaugh.
5. A liberal teacher in Minnesota called for someone to assassinate Kavanaugh.
6. Senator Cory Gardner’s wife received a beheading video just prior to his vote for Kavanaugh as a warning.
7. Senator Ted Cruz and his wife were accosted and driven out of a restaurant.
8. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant.
9. Kathy Griffin made a beheading video of Trump.
10. Several conservative senators had their private information made public by a liberal congressional staffer so they could be targeted by protestors.
11. A pro-life woman was attacked on camera by a liberal man.
12. Madonna talked about blowing up the White House.
13. A man’s truck was torched in Portland, OR because it had a Trump sticker on it.
14. A girl wearing a Trump shirt was thrown down stairs and injured by a liberal.
15. Democrat congressmen and women like Cory Booker and Maxine Waters are publicly telling their minions to keep it up.
16. Former attorney general Eric Holder said to kick Republicans when they’re down.
17. Hillary Clinton issued an ultimatum that Democrats will only be civil when they take back power.
[The above borrowed from a posting of a Facebook friend]
With the above in mind, Texas State Representative James White (HD-19) made an inquiry to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Subsequently, the AG issued Opinion No. KP-0212. The opinion authorizes Election Judges to be armed on Election Day.
In support of KP-0212, I point to the Texas Constitution, Article 1, the Bill of Rights, Section 23 which states:
RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Every citizen shall have the right to keep and bear arms in the lawful defense of himself or the State; but the Legislature shall have power, by law, to regulate the wearing of arms, with a view to prevent crime.
The Texas Attorney General, among other duties and responsibilities, is charged with defending the constitution and laws of Texas and representing the state in litigation. Part of fulfilling these responsibilities involves serving as a general counsel for the governor, the Legislature, and the agencies of the state. And so upon request by certain Texas government officials, the Opinion Committee within the Office of the Texas Attorney General issues written interpretations of existing state law. These opinions do not address factual matters nor do they create or amend existing laws. And while these opinions are considered very persuasive, they are not binding. Interpretation of state law is ultimately left to the courts. Opinions can later be overruled. – Texas State Law Library
What can you do?
- Expect the best as you prepare for the worst.
- Know the law on armed self-defense.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Always take threats to your person or your property seriously.
- Vote Republican straight-party ballot.
- Help get out the vote
- Pray God will save America