Watch: What Defiant Rick Perry Just Said About His Indictment Shows Why He’s Texas Tough

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Rick Perry may no longer be the governor of Texas, but he’s still very much in the legal spotlight in the Lone Star State…and still moving ahead with plans for a possible 2016 presidential run.

That bright legal spotlight following Perry has to do with his felony indictment that a judge has once again refused to dismiss. That indictment, which Perry claims amounts to the “criminalization of politics,” was filed after the then-governor pulled state funding from a county district attorney after her refusal to leave office following a drunk-driving conviction.

In an appearance on “Hannity” Wednesday night, Perry told the Fox News host that he’s not worried about the indictment and wears it as a “badge of honor,” saying the Constitution will ultimately protect him.

You can see why Rick Perry said that — and what else the former governor told Sean Hannity about his legal troubles — by clicking on the video above.

h/t: Fox News

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Rick Perry’s Gift To Texas’ Governor-Elect…A Bible Verse?

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For this week’s commentary, I just want to say that I love Jesus Christ! He is not only the greatest Teacher to ever live, but also the best political leader.

His statutes and judgments were always perfect! People, not himself, were always the top of His priority. He knew when to give harsh critique of the self righteous, and when to give necessary justice in times of political hypocrisy.  He acknowledged the need and legitimacy of the state when He taught “Render under Caesar that which is Caesar’s.”  Then He limited that political power by saying “Render unto God, that which is God’s!”  He distinguished the two powers, placing the emphasis on God’s authority.

This January, part of that biblical, civil government authority was passed from one governor to another in the state of Texas.

Outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry, while keeping in tradition of the state of Texas, handed over a very coveted copy of the Bible to Governor-elect Greg Abbott. As has been tradition in Texas, Perry underlined a scripture inside of the book for the incoming governor to meditate on.

First of all, I want to compliment the tradition of the state of Texas–and secondly, compliment the verse that Governor Rick Perry chose to pass along.  I am so grateful for the former governor’s decision to keep this tradition alive.  I believe it is traditions like this that cause these United States to remain a Republic, where authority is derived from our Creator and that all law is subject to the laws He has given us in Nature and the Bible.

The purpose of government in the U.S. is clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence: “…that to secure these (God-given) rights…  governments are instituted among men.”

Don’t you wish every governor in this Union would subscribe to the American View of Government: “there is a Creator God; our God-given rights come from Him; and the purpose – the only purpose – of government is to protect our God-given rights”?

This American View can very easily be extracted from Governor Perry’s admonishing Scripture…

“But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20: 25-28)

 

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Armed Patron Celebrated As Hero After Opening Fire On Two Robbers

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When two armed robbers entered a Texas restaurant last weekend, the dining room was clearing out as owners prepared to close for the evening. One of the patrons finishing up his meal, however, was able to jump into action as the suspects made their way toward the cash register.

Owner Koy Sam recalled that seeing the two armed robbers storm into the business was alarming.

“All of a sudden, my wife ran back panicking,” he said, noting that one of the suspects forced him and his wife to the ground as the other made his way to the till.

A vigilant customer stepped in and grabbed one of the men, firing his own gun at the other as he ran out of the Houston eatery. All the while, Sam said, the patron reassured everyone else that the situation was under control,

“He was amazing,” the owner said. “He absolutely kept us all calm, made sure everything was OK.”

The customer was able to hold one suspect until authorities arrived, though the accomplice was able to exit the scene. A KHOU report indicated it is not clear whether the second suspect was hit when the patron opened fire.

K&S Seafood was left with several bullet holes in its front windows, but staff and customers were safe – as was the money in the register. Thanks to the quick thinking of an armed patron, the restaurant is enjoying some local celebration and an increase in business.

Conservative radio hosts in the area have reportedly been urging listeners to visit the restaurant, and some existing customers are doing their best to promote the establishment. Thomas Bazan, for example, is making the rounds in surrounding neighborhoods distributing promotional fliers.

“There’s wickedness and evil,” he said, “and we need to stand up against it and fight back.”

The willingness to fight back shown by the armed customer Saturday evening prompted Bazan’s wife, Paula, to pursue getting a concealed handgun license. She was among those eager to praise the customer’s actions.

“Thank you for your bravery,” she said, “and thank you for being prepared.”

h/t: IJReview

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Look At The Crazy Thing That Happened When An Engaged Couple Tried To Get This Photo Reprinted

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Texas residents Stephanie Wehner and her fiancé Mitch Strobl were making final preparations for the big day — their wedding and reception this coming weekend. As part of their celebration, they decided to share engagement photos with friends and family attending the ceremonies.

So, they dropped off 13 photographs at a Dallas Walmart to have them reprinted as handouts. When Stephanie went back to the store to pick up her reprints, there were no pictures of her and Mitch with his prized 12-gauge shotgun. Even the original of the couple posing with the gun was missing.

And what the Walmart employee said regarding why the photo couldn’t be released floored the couple, who told their story to local TV station WFAA.

You can watch the TV news report on what might be dubbed the “shotgun wedding” controversy by clicking on the video above.

 

h/t: usatoday.com

Photo Credit: WFAA

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WATCH: This Dashcam Video Of A Texas Judge Should Confirm DWI Charge, But It Didn’t

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On her campaign website supporting her bid to be elected as Justice for the 13th Court of Appeals in South Texas, Nora Longoria wrote:

“I am committed to the legal profession and to the integrity and sanctity of the judicial system. My promise is to always apply the law fairly and without bias in all cases.”

Given the legal trouble in which Judge Longoria recently found herself — and the rather curious way she avoided prosecution — those words might now be seen by critics of this strange case as somewhat tarnished.

As reported on theblaze.com, Longoria was arrested in Hidalgo County, TX, and charged with drunk driving in July; but she was let off the hook last month by a fellow judge who dismissed the case against her.

The dismissal of the drunk driving charge came despite the reported circumstances that would seem to make this an open-and-shut case:

– The police officer who pulled Longoria over said she was speeding and smelled of booze;
– Longoria allegedly admitted to having had five beers during the course of the evening before she was stopped;
– Longoria refused to submit to a breath test or blood test to determine her intoxication level.

In addition, according to the post on theblaze.com, Longoria allegedly pleaded with the arresting officer: “Please let me go home, I live a couple of miles away. You are going to ruin my life.”

But what about that dashcam video that shows the police officer who stopped the judge’s car watching as she stumbles her way through a sobriety test?

Apparently, that video wasn’t made available to prosecutors or to the court until after the case against the judge was tossed out.

The flap over the appearance of preferential treatment for this Texas judge continues to resonate on the KGBT-TV YouTube channel where this report from the local TV station is found.

You can watch the report by clicking on the video above.

 

Image Credit: youtube | KGBT Action 4 News

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