The Quest to End Two-Party Rule: Part 3 “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Sir Isaac Newton In a Part 1 of this blog, I suggested that there were three aspects that should be considered as we engage in our quest to end two-party political rule: 1) an elaboration on the nature of the Opportunity (Part 2) that lies before us, 2) an identification of the Barriers to change that stand in our way, and 3)[…]Read more
Don’t let the two parties keep us deaf, dumb and blind. Read and share this newsletter. In this LIV Newsletter: ►First Cruz/Beto Debate, Beto Scores Indy Points! ►LCRA Heats Up Water War in Simsboro counties east of Austin! ►Houston, THIS Sunday, Political Independents Conference at UH! (Details here!) ►San Antonio Debate Watch, October 16th. Details TBA. ►San Antonio & Austin City Halls Fight Petitions for Public Votes! First Cruz/Beto Debate, Beto Scores, Both Have Two More Chances! Did you hear[…]Read more
The Quest to End Two-Party Rule: Part 1 “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other.” – John Adams Unfortunately, John Adams’ dread was all too prescient. But even as we lament the culmination of Adams’ prophecy, we may take heart in the fact that the country may be in the midst of a significant realignment of[…]Read more
Bastrop, Texas, 6 pm: The non-profit, non-partisan League of Independent Voters of Texas (LIV) is urging urban and rural Texans to call their legislators to help kill two bills that could come to the floor of the House and Senate tomorrow (Sunday). LIV warns that if Senate Bills 1172 and 533 pass, there could be grave impacts on rural and urban Texas, while those who had the power to protect them in the Texas Municipal League and in the highest ranks of the Republican Party failed to act.Read more
We REALLY need your help to torpedo a SAWS Vista Ridge/San Antone Hose — Amendment #6 to Senate Bill 533 — at the last minute, just like we did in 2015. Remember, we warned you about last minute shenanigans!
Today, SAWS (San Antonio Water System) was in a court of law in San Antonio AND at the Legislature with another trumped up “emergency” to build the SAWS hooks up to the Vista Ridge Project (their $3.4 billion, 142-mile mass conveyance water pipeline) at the expense of their ratepayers and despite opposition by landowners over the “donor” aquifer.Read more
Gutting local control — this is what they were they doing after all the hubbub on bathrooms last night. Just in from Judith McGeary of FARFA – an amendment (Amendment 1) came late last night to the already bad seed bill SB 1172, hand out to Monsanto. This nasty “little” amendment is a wholesale attack on all local control.Read more
This legislative water alert is of urgent importance. These bills affect all Texans — in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Please act on this information and also ask others to call for Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s help on four bills.Read more
THIS FRIDAY! The greatest bill since sliced bread for the 42% plurality of Texans who are independent (we salute no party) is going to hit the floor of the Texas House. House Bill 25 — ending straight ticket “one punch” voting in Texas is a must do to bring about competitive elections.Read more