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What Are the Reasons to Impeach a Texas Governor No Crime Necessary to Impeach a Texas Governor – It is an “at will” of the legislature et all “the people”Representatives, which must cast a majority vote in favor of impeachment. Such a vote amounts to bringing formal charges against a governor. The Texas Constitution, however, does not provide any specific grounds for impeachment, leaving such judgments in the hands of the Legislature. Michael Steenbergen Source:Texas Politics UT Austin

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What Are the Reasons to Impeach a Texas Governor?

No Crime Necessary to Impeach a Texas Governor – It is an “at will” of the legislature et all “the people”

As in the U.S. Constitution, the only legal method of removing a governor from office is through the process of impeachment and conviction. Impeachment is the process of accusing an official of misconduct in office and is similar to the process of indictment by a grand jury. Impeachment is only a formal accusation – it is not a determination of guilt or innocence. This judgment requires a trial.

Efforts to remove a governor begin in the Texas House of Representatives, which must cast a majority vote in favor of impeachment. Such a vote amounts to bringing formal charges against a governor. The Texas Constitution, however, does not provide any specific grounds for impeachment, leaving such judgments in the hands of the Legislature.

Michael Steenbergen
Source:Texas Politics UT Austin

Two hundred and twenty-five Supporters Sign for Impeachment of Rick Perry in First Week

Two hundred and twenty-five persons have signed the petition to impeach Gov Rick Perry of Texas during the first week we have had the web site active.  One hundred and fifty of those signatures have already been confirmed and are posted on the web site for every one to follow.  Thank you, and with your support, we will change the face of Texas politics forever.

Michel Steenbergen, Co-chair

Generation Party Democratic Caucus

“Can’t you impeach him?” Gloria Steinem asks of Texans and Gov. Rick Perry

”Gloria Steinem said Texans should ‘dis-elect’ Gov. Rick Perry
Posted Friday, Feb. 01, 2013 129 Comments

Topics: U.S. Leaders, Rick Perry, Planned Parenthood
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By Anna M. Tinsley

atinsley@star-telegram.com

FORT WORTH — Feminist icon Gloria Steinem said Gov. Rick Perry has without a doubt created a lasting legacy in Texas.

When the state’s longest-serving governor and former GOP presidential candidate signed off on plans to shrink funding for family planning — and revamped the women’s healthcare program, excluding Planned Parenthood from participating — his place in history became clear, she said.

“He personally will go down in history as an authoritarian — a dictatorial, unacceptable American,” Steinem, 78, told the Star-Telegram on Friday before speaking to a crowd of more than 800 during the annual Planned Parenthood luncheon at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel downtown.

“This does not compensate for the women who are suffering from the lack of healthcare because of his actions and the amounts of federal funds this state has lost because of his actions.”

She recommended that Texans “dis-elect him, get rid of him, get rid of the guy.”

“Can’t you impeach him?”

Steinem fought for women’s rights for decades, playing a key role in the women’s liberation movement and helping to pave the way for others.

Through the years, she co-founded New York Magazine and Ms. magazine and was an outspoken supporter of abortion rights. She helped create the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance and the Women’s Media Center.

She was the keynote speaker at Friday’s luncheon, which raised more than $230,000 for Planned Parenthood.

Among those attending were U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth; state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth; state Reps. Lon Burnam and Nicole Collier, both D-Fort Worth; state Rep. Chris Turner, D-Grand Prairie; Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks; and Fort Worth City Council members Joel Burns and Kelly Allen Gray.

On Friday, Steinem said women’s healthcare is suffering in Texas mainly because of decisions by the 2011 Legislature, led by Perry.

The Legislature revamped the Texas Women’s Health Program, which provides crucial screenings and birth control to women who lack insurance. And it prevented Planned Parenthood — a family planning group long criticized by abortion opponents because of its separate affiliates that provide abortions — from participating. The plan was upheld by the courts.

State lawmakers also cut funding for family planning by 66 percent, from $111 million to $38 million, for the current two-year budget. As a result, dozens of health centers closed, including 14 Planned Parenthood facilities, one of them in Arlington.

Because fewer facilities are open, the group estimates that 160,000 women a year will lose healthcare and that Medicaid-eligible women will have 23,760 additional births, which could cost Texas taxpayers up to $273 million.

“These two actions have jeopardized healthcare for 200,000 Texas women,” Kris Kaiser Olson, board chairwoman for Planned Parenthood, told the luncheon crowd. “It’s because of your support that the Planned Parenthood centers in Fort Worth are still open.”

Olson told those gathered that they need to let their lawmakers know that “we will not tolerate women’s health being abused anymore.”

Steinem said all Americans have a fundamental right to reproductive freedom. Perry “is putting very unfair restrictions on Planned Parenthood, on women’s decision or not to have children,” she said.
Gloria Steinem said Gov. Rick Perry has without

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Steinem told the crowd that she looks forward to visiting Texas when “a worthy successor to Ann Richards” is in the Governor’s Mansion.

As for Perry?

“He might be more at home in some parts of Afghanistan because his attitudes toward female human beings more resemble those in other countries,” she said.

Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/01/4594240/gloria-steinem-said-texans-should.html#storylink=cpy

Articles of Impeachment against Governor Rick Perry of Texas: Article Two

ARTICLE 2

In his conduct of the office of Governor of the State of Texas of the United States, James Richard “Rick” Perry, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of Governor of the State of Texas of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitutions of the State and the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and proper administration of State affairs in that:

On May 15, 2006, James Richard “Rick” Perry, Governor of Texas, received a letter from Texas State Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn advising him his 2006 tax plan was irresponsible and contained oppressive unconstitutional provisions.  She warned Perry that “At best, your plan is a prelude to another huge tax bill in the next regular session, one that will not only be heaped on Texas businesses but will fall heavily on the same taxpayers you claim to be helping now. At worst, it will relegate Texans to Draconian cuts in critical areas like education and health care for at least a generation. This is not a victory for taxpayers. It is a sham, and Texans will see it for what it is.”* With total knowledge of his actions, Governor Perry continued with his own office’s oppressive tax plan despite its constitutional issues or the harm it was to cause to the general public and welfare as the foreseen severe cuts to educational and health care spending occurred.  The deficit turned out to be $27 billion and Texas public education (already 44th in spending in the nation) was slashed by $4 billion in the summer 2011 legislative session.**

In all of this, James Richard “Rick” Perry has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Governor of Texas by forcing a tax plan that literally robbed the poor to provide for the rich through unprecedented cronyism, favoritism for special interests and has acted in a manner subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the State of Texas of the United States.

Wherefore James Richard “Rick” Perry, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

 

* Source:  Letter from Carole Keeton Strayhorn, Texas Comptroller attachment Article Two 001

** Source:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/post/how-will-rick-perrys-budget-affect-education/2011/08/16/gIQAzjjEJJ_blog.html

“Article Two” prepared by the Generation Party Democratic Caucus of Texas

 

 

 

 

Attachment Article Two 001

Letter from Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn to Governor Rick Perry regarding the Perry Tax Plan

May 15, 2006

The Honorable Rick Perry
Governor, State of Texas
Capitol Building, Room 2S.1
Austin, Texas 78701

Dear Governor Perry:

The Legislature is concluding its work on your tax plan. Your plan is fiscally irresponsible — it includes an unconstitutional income tax on partnerships and unincorporated associations, the largest tax increase in Texas history and leaves the largest hot check in Texas history. What you should do is show true leadership and veto this legislation.

As the state’s chief fiscal officer, it is my responsibility to spell out exactly what the Perry Tax Plan means to our state’s fiscal integrity. As you have known since it was made public, your plan simply does not pay for itself. As of this moment, this legislation is a staggering $23 billion short of the funds needed to pay for the promised property tax cuts over the next five years.

In 2007, your plan is $3.4 billion short; in 2008 it is $4.3 billion short; in 2009 it is $5.4 billion short; in 2010 it is $4.9 billion short; and in 2011 it is $5 billion short. These are conservative estimates.

At best, your plan is a prelude to another huge tax bill in the next regular session, one that will not only be heaped on Texas businesses but will fall heavily on the same taxpayers you claim to be helping now. At worst, it will relegate Texans to Draconian cuts in critical areas like education and health care for at least a generation. This is not a victory for taxpayers. It is a sham, and Texans will see it for what it is.

There is no economic miracle that will close the gap your plan creates. Even if every single dollar of the current $8.2 billion surplus was poured into the plan, it would not cover the plan’s costs for more than two years, 2007 and 2008. The gap is going to continue to grow, year by year. There are only two ways to close a chasm of that magnitude — future tax increases that you are hiding from Texans now or massive cuts in essential state services — like public education — already devastated by your past fiscal indifference.

I have outlined $7.7 billion in long-term “Strayhorn Solutions” to finance needed programs, such as a significant teacher pay raise, real property tax cuts and fully restoring the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Those solutions include reinstating e-Texas Performance Reviews and the Texas School Performance Reviews to the Texas Comptroller’s office, implementing video lottery terminals, closing corporate loopholes in the franchise tax, eliminating the taxpayer-funded Texas Enterprise Fund and Emerging Technology Fund, and a $1-a-pack increase in the cigarette tax tied to vital health-related programs.

Texans deserve relief from high property taxes, but they do not need it at the expense of future tax hikes and more cuts in public education. Educators are justifiably skeptical of this program because they know that when the state controls the purse strings, rather than locally elected school boards, the result will be devastating to our schools.

The property tax relief contained in the bill, if it can be financed past 2008, will be quickly eroded by rising property values, and increases in local tax rates forced on local school districts struggling to keep up with rising costs. In as little as five years, the state could be right back in court.

Finally, your plan represents the largest tax bill in Texas history, includes an unconstitutional income tax, represents a 200 percent tax increase on Texas businesses at a time when the state has taken an $8.2 billion surplus out of the pockets of hardworking Texans, and does not pay for itself as required by the spirit of our Texas Constitution’s “pay-as-you-go, no-deficit-spending” provision. That is unconscionable.

Governor, we should be working to improve state services for Texans and to reduce the burden of government on businesses and individuals. This plan creates a rolling mess that will take 20 years for future leaders of the state to untangle. Texans will recognize this plan for what it is — a short-term, smoke-and-mirrors patch at best.

I urge you to show true leadership and veto this legislation. Texas needs a school finance plan that provides long-term, pay-as-you-go solutions for education.

Sincerely,
Carole Keeton Strayhorn,
Texas Comptroller
c: The Honorable David Dewhurst, Lieutenant Governor
The Honorable Thomas R. Craddick, Speaker of the House
Members of the 79th Legislature

 

Articles of Impeachment against James Richard “Rick” Perry, Governor of Texas

Articles of Impeachment against James Richard “Rick” Perry, Governor of Texas

March 17, 2013 Austin, Texas

RESOLVED, That James Richard “Rick” Perry, Governor of the State of Texas of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, and that the following articles of impeachment to be exhibited to the Senate:

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT EXHIBITED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE THE STATE OF TEXAS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AGAINST JAMES RICHARD “RICK” PERRY, GOVERNOR OF TEXAS,  IN MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT OF ITS IMPEACHMENT AGAINST HIM FOR HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANOURS.

ARTICLE 1

In his conduct of the office of Governor of the State of Texas of the United States, James Richard “Rick” Perry, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of Governor of the State of Texas of the United States and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitutions of the State and the United States, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice, and proper administration of State affairs in that:

On Friday, February 24, 2012, James Richard “Rick” Perry, Governor of Texas, using the powers of his high office, engaged personally and through his close subordinates and agents, in a course of conduct or plan designed to delay, impede, and obstruct the implementation of Federal law, commending Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for joining a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the issue of contraception.  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined other states in suing the federal government for what the states consider an assault on freedom of religion.  As the electorate of Texas gave no mandate for a confrontation between Texas and the United States over religion and contraception, these actions are outside the scope of duties of office and constitute a personal use of the State for political gain.*

In all of this, James Richard “Rick” Perry has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as Governor of Texas and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the State of Texas of the United States.

Wherefore James Richard “Rick” Perry, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office.

 

* Source: http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/02/rick-perry-backs-contraception-lawsuit-against-obama-blasts-unconstitutional-intrusion-by-feds/

“Article One” prepared by the Generation Party Democratic Caucus of Texas

Outline of Articles of Impeachment for Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas Governor James Richard “Rick” Perry

Twelve (12) Articles of Impeachment in Three (3) Categories

 

  1. Federal and constitutional obstruction
    1. Contraception and Women’s Health Rights
    2.  Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health Funding Cuts
    3. Medicaid Refusal and AHCA Obstruction
    4. Voter ID Laws and Disenfranchisement of Voters
    5. Redistricting and Voting Rights Act
    6. Secessionist actions and statements

 

  1. Stewardship against the general welfare
    1. Tax Program of 2006
    2. Spending Cuts to Education
    3. Trans Texas Corridor and Eminent Domain Seizures

 

  1. Unlawful personal enrichment
    1. Perry Homes, Construction Industry and Real Estate Dealings
    2. Merck Pharmaceuticals and HPV Forced Vaccine on Young Women
    3. Personal Largesse,
  1.                                                                i.      Home rental funds abuse
  2.                                                              ii.      Presidential campaign

 

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What Are the Reasons to Impeach a Texas Governor

No Crime Necessary to Impeach a Texas Governor – It is an “at will” of the legislature et all “the people”

As in the U.S. Constitution, the only legal method of removing a governor from office is through the process of impeachment and conviction. Impeachment is the process of accusing an official of misconduct in office and is similar to the process of indictment by a grand jury. Impeachment is only a formal accusation – it is not a determination of guilt or innocence. This judgment requires a trial.

Efforts to remove a governor begin in the Texas House of Representatives, which must cast a majority vote in favor of impeachment. Such a vote amounts to bringing formal charges against a governor. The Texas Constitution, however, does not provide any specific grounds for impeachment, leaving such judgments in the hands of the Legislature.

Michael Steenbergen
Source:Texas Politics UT Austin