February 2011 • Volume 3 • Issue 2

Next Meeting: Saturday – March 19, 2011

“The Effect of Budget Shortfalls in Kaufman County”
County Judge Bruce Wood


“School Finance”
Barbara Jo Green


The American Woman

Donna Broder ~ President

“And now, as I come near to the end of this book in which I have recorded so many considerable achievements of the Americans, if I am asked how we should account for the unusual prosperity and growing strength of this nation, I would reply that they must be attributed to the superiority of their women.”

– Alexis De Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Tocqueville’s observation of the American woman in the 1830’s is still, if not more so apparent today.  A day doesn’t go by without hearing how our leading ladies in the Republican Party are fighting to preserve conservative values in America.  We must also do our part.  Spring is almost here and it’s time for a re-awakening of Republican women across America.  The courage and strength of conservative women stems from our passion to protect our liberty, virtues and traditional values.  We must fight and raise our voices against the agenda of this liberal age.  Republican women are the backbone of the Republican Party, the worker-bees of the grassroots movement, and we must be the engine behind the drive that pushes Republicans to an overwhelming win in 2012.

Last week, the Republican women in Texas put their foot in the door and are on the verge of a conservative stampede.  The Texas Federation of Republican Women celebrated Legislative Day in Austin on March 2 and 3 and were rejuvenated and motivated by many honored speakers and guests.   As well noted by TFRW President, Rebecca Bradford, “We all know this is no time to stop or rest.  It is time to keep ourselves informed, share our knowledge with others, grow our clubs so we will have many more volunteers in the future and get ready for the 2012!”  Prepare for the Republican Stampede!

Keep an eye out for KCRW’s printed quarterly newsletter for photos and a recap of the event.


February Meeting Recap

Jessica Nixon ~ VP, Publicity

Our February meeting was a full house. With speaker Justice Robert Fillmore’s talk about the United States Constitution, members and guests left with a better understanding of the development of the document. Fillmore explained the revolutionary idea of the concept that our rights were derived naturally, not through a human ruler or king. The ongoing interpretation of the document has created a progression that puts us in the financial predicament we are in now. He points out that the debate has been about how much power should the national government have? Initial interpretations by the courts were meant to regulate commerce amongst the states so that a national marketplace could be developed. But Fillmore states that over time, the interpretation of this has affected almost every aspect of our lives. He added that the New Deal during the Depression increased Federal authority and the Supreme Court began to expand the reading of the Commerce Clause. After noting other cases that use this clause for justification, he told the group that it is the same clause used for Obamacare.

Fillmore gave a wealth of information about how we are affected by the decisions that are made about the interpretation of the Constitution.He encouraged everyone to make themselves familiar with the governing document and make our voices heard when the Constitution needs protecting.

“A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?”

State Representative Lance Gooden also attended our meeting and gave a brief legislative update. At the time of our meeting, the Legislative Session had just begun, so he did not have much to report. He did answer questions and there was some discussion.

Committee and Chair reports were given. Please click here for the minutes to see details. Photos are below.


Suggested Reading

In light of Justice Robert Fillmore’s presentation about the Constitution, and our duty as citizens to understand it and protect it, we suggest reading “The 5,000 Year Leap – A Miracle That Changed the World” by the late W. Cleon Skousen

You will find  the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these beliefs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years. These 28 Principles include The Genius of Natural Law, Virtuous and Moral Leaders, Equal Rights–Not Equal Things, and Avoiding the Burden of Debt. Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America’s Founding Fathers.