Texas Eagle Forum News & Notes

BIG Beginnings for Texas Eagle Forum in 2013

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz Sworn In
As promised, Senator Ted Cruz began his Senate career filing a bill to repeal "every syllable of every word" of Obamacare. He also lambasted the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and supporters of stricter gun-control laws.

Cruz also wrote an opinion in the Washington Post advising Republicans that to win future elections, we must send a message of opportunity conservatism. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ted-cruz-gop-needs-message-of-opportunity-conservatism/2013/01/03/c9536c8e-550e-11e2-8b9e-dd8773594efc_story.html

In a Sunday FOX interview, Senator Cruz opposed President Obama's appointment of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/01/06/Cruz-Thumbs-Down-On-Hagel

TEF President Cathie Adams attended the swearing-in events in Washington, D.C. calling it an opportunity of a lifetime.

Texas Legislature & TEF KEY Leaders
When the Texas Legislature opens on Tuesday, January 8, YOUR Texas Eagles will be in Austin to begin our earnest defense of Texas families.

Our primary issue will always be the defense of LIFE and we will coalesce with other groups that focus only on that issue. In addition, TEF is proud of the 5 KEY Texas Eaglesleading our efforts:

TEF VP MerryLynn Gerstenschlager (MerryLynn@texaseagle.org) on education issues

Dallas EF President Trayce Bradford (trayce3@me.com) on American Laws for American Courts

Houston EF President Maria Espinoza (maria@theremembranceproject.org)  on immigration reform

South Plains Eagles Barbara & Tom Mandy (TOMMANDRY@aol.com) on divorce reform

Dallas Eagle Beth Biesel (ncriver@me.com) on smart meters

TIME Magazine Cover Acknowledges Pro-Lifers Are Winning
'40 Years Ago, Abortion Rights Activists Won an Epic Victory With Roe v. Wade. They've been losing ever since.'

Texas House Speaker
We're excited about the candidacy of staunch conservative David Simpson who is challenging current Speaker Joe Straus. Please let your State Representative know your thoughts on Speaker Straus who when, “Asked about a so-called fetal pain measure to ban abortions after 20 weeks, legislation touted on Tuesday by Gov. Rick Perry, Straus declined to say whether he would support it, but strongly implied that he doesn’t view the proposal as a priority.”

Invitation to a New Young Eagle Chapter in DALLAS
Please contact leader Elizabeth Biesel, river25@me.com, 214.691.4180, and let her know whether Jan. 24 or 27 works best for you. The first meeting will be held at 3608 Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 75225. Elizabeth says that the group will explore the principles of liberty and learn how they have been stolen from her generation.

Elizabeth’s invitation to Young Eagles included Ronald Reagan’s reminder that:: "You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We can preserve for our children, this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we can sentence this generation of young people to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we are destined to fail, if this way of ours is to be lost, then at leas, let our children and children's children say of us that if din't fail because we failed to try. Let them say at least, we did all that could be done in the one moment allotted us here on Earth."

Freedom’s Defenders Invitation for Young Texans ONLINE
Victory Rigdon, a representative of the Freedom's Defenders team, FreedomsDefenders.com invites YOUNG people across Texas to participate in a website run by a small group of young people who believe in defending Family, Faith and Freedom.

Like Eagle Forum, they are concerned about the threat of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Working with Generation Joshua, a division of the Home School Legal Defense Association, they have created a petition for the youth of America to sign in order to let the United States Senate know of their opposition to CRPD. For more information, please contact Victory atVictory@crossesrus.com or our site's political director (Peter Baergen) at Peter@freedomsdefenders.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Follow Up on Doha, Qatar Meeting
Cathie Adams, Pat Carlson and MerryLynn Gerstenschlager have attended dozens of United Nations meetings since the mid-1990s.

While in Washington, D.C. last week, Cathie spoke with a key Congressman’s office about the UN’s goal to negotiate a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world.” The UN plans several meetings in 2013 with bureaucratic negotiators, then a formal meeting for heads of state with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2014, in hopes of concluding a new legally binding treaty for this NEW economic order by 2015.

View this youtube and hear the Executive Secretary’s proclamation for a "complete transformation of the economic structure of the world": http://www.eagleforum.org/topics/global-warming/complete-transformation-of-the-economic-structure-of-the-world.html

Please contact Cathie (972-523-8551) to schedule a presentation to explain the details.

Quote of the Week
"The Bible says, 'Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord' (Acts 3:19-20, ESV). Only the Gospel, God's Good News, has the power to change lives, heal hearts, and restore a nation. ~Billy Graham on his 94th birthday, the day after the November election.