The Lake Fork Tea Party Patriots has chosen to unite on three basic principles.
Constitutionally Limited Government
Supporting the Free Market System
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Texas TEA Party 911 Newsletter
TeaParty911.com released the first of its kind statewide newsletter for Texas TEA Parties on May 1st. This was a joint effort by conservative groups across the state. The newsletter includes new articles, 911 alerts, issue updates, watchdog updates, updates on current pending legislation, and much more. Conservative groups across the state are invited to submit their content to the free newsletter.
Texas candidates were sent the following statements and asked to comment whether or not they strongly favor (SO), favor (F), were undecided (U), oppose (O), strongly oppose (SO), or had no response (NR) to each of these statements.
TRANSPORTATION TAX: A state law permitting local governments the option of holding an election for a local transportation tax to fund local transportation needs.
ABORTION BAN: Ban abortion except where it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION: Pass a law protecting workers from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (Employment Non-Discrimination Act)
LEGALIZE GAMBLING: Legalize casino-style gambling in order to dedicate a portion of the revenues to property tax reduction or to increase money for education.
MINIMUM WAGE: Increase the minimum wage.
DIVORCE REFORM: Reform “no-fault” divorce laws to require mutual consent of both parties, unless there is proof of fault or abuse.
GOV’T HEALTHCARE: A government healthcare plan to ensure affordable, quality healthcare for every American.
SEX EDUCATION: Texas schools should teach comprehensive sex education, which includes teaching on abstinence, and should not just teach abstinence only.
EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS: Allow use of embryonic stem cells for therapeutic purposes.
SCHOOL VOUCHERS: School choice vouchers in inner-cities which allow parents of children in failing schools to choose a public or private school for their children.
STATE SPENDING CAP: A state constitutional amendment capping state spending so it can never grow faster than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT: Texas should ratify a Federal Marriage Amendment, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.