Texas senator John Cornyn has released this video, titled "A Culture of Intimidation," about the IRS's targeting of conservatives in his home state and across the nation:
"The video shows Texans who have been unfairly targeted by the IRS for exercising their Constitutional rights to express their political beliefs. We also launched a new micro-site, 'IRS Targeting Texans,' highlighting the stories of groups being targeted, and inviting Texans to share their stories," says a spokesman from Cornyn's office.
Back in 2011 and 2012, my office was contacted by Texans who were concerned that they were being targeted by the federal government simply for exercising their constitutional right to free speech. At the time, these folks were being subjected to inquiries from the IRS that seemed excessive, unreasonable, and improper. Many around Washington and across the country unfairly dismissed these folks as subscribing to wild conspiracy theories.
Well, we found out the Texans who were targeted were right and the IRS was wrong. These abuses are not simply inappropriate, they're a breach of faith and potentially violations of criminal law.
Below are some of the stories Texans shared with me over the last two years that prompted three separate letters to the Administration, all of which were ignored or dismissed.
If you have been targeted by the IRS, I invite you to share your story here. Let’s make it clear that Texans will not stand for the kind of behavior typically associated with corrupt tin-pot dictators - not with the greatest democracy in the world.
Garden City (“What a misnomer!” said cousin Betty, who’d been there) is the seat of Glasscock County, a rectangular piece of flat, dry West Texas with a population density of two per square mile. The population of the “city” fell as low as 100 early in the last century, but the 2010 census put it at an all-time high of 334.
Barack Obama is attending a memorial service for the victims of a massive fertilizer plant in West, Texas. But the president didn't visit the damage from the ground; instead, he opted only for a flyover.
Dallas, Texas Former President George W. Bush is in the political wilderness no more. Not only is the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum being dedicated today—with President Barack Obama and ex-Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton in attendance. But Bush’s rehabilitation from years of unpopularity is beginning to take hold.
President Obama will attend a memorial in West, Texas for those killed in the explosion there last week, the press secretary announced today. Obama will be in Texas anyway for a Democratic fundraiser and the opening of President George W. Bush's library.
Pres Obama and First Lady to travel to Texas on Thurs for dedication of George W Bush Library and memorial for West, TX explosion victims
Texas senator John Cornyn announced this morning that he's offering "National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation" in the Senate, according to a press release from his office.
"U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced an amendment to S. 649 which would guarantee the rights of gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines and within other states that also have conceal-carry laws," the press release from his office reads.
The economy is not seamless and as all have known for some time now it is better to be where taxes are low and unions are scarce. Consider this recent example, as reported by Michelle R. Smith of the AP:
Senator John Cornyn, as well as all other 44 Republicans in the Senate, introduced the balanced budget consitutional amendment today in the Senate.
"With more than $16 trillion of debt, including nearly $6 trillion since President Obama took office, we are facing nothing short of a fiscal crisis. Everyone agrees that our nation is on an unsustainable path, but unfortunately as we saw last night, President Obama is incapable of tempering his appetite for more and more spending," says Cornyn in a statement.