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Claudia Burnam

[thumbup] E G Wiley

Gary Miller

Ditto!

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Hmnnn....Interesting....

Wayne D Holt

Perhaps to reassure the apparently wobbly Commissioner Holmes, the county could introduce resolutions declaring itself a sanctuary for each of the enumerated rights recognized--not granted--by the Bill of Rights.

What you would find, without a doubt, is that every enthusiastic 2nd Amendment supporter would be just as supportive of each of the other rights. Sadly, that would likely not be the case among the perpetually aggrieved. They are too busy growing more rights on the unicorn farm of their mind than to actually spend much effort on what was bequeathed us by the Founders...even if it was at the expense of their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

Way to go, Judge Henry. You have become a strong voice for liberty, and that's a voice that is surely needed today.

Stuart Crouch

[beam][beam][beam]

George Laiacona

Does this mean we all will have to purchase an Assault Rifle in order to protect us from the Trumpers?

Carlos Ponce

No, purchase a firearm of your choice and learn to use it to protect you and your loved ones from Leftist Fascist. After going after President Trump, they will be coming for YOU!

Stuart Crouch

Alrighty then! Nothing like a little more political posturing from the "victims" of everything that doesn't go their way. Jeez, the 2A nuts just can't get enough after their 'Big Wednesday" (which I thought was a surf movie from an earlier time). Nice try with y'all's coup attempt, btw.

Mr. Holt, is that "unicorn farm" the same one where the magical, mystical "antifa" boogieman resides? That must have been where they were at, toiling in their soil of supposed discontent, during the MAGA assault on democracy, liberty and all things truly American. Yes, these imaginary "antifa" were likely sowing the seeds of hope for future generations to stand against Republican-sanctioned fascism and dictatorial rule. If they scare y'all that much, just stay home and play with your guns & ammo. It might even help you to not spread your 'rona (virus) to responsible citizens quite as much.

A "sanctuary county" certainly sounds appealing, no? Right up until one realizes that it may only serve to put loaded guns in the hands of some that shouldn't be anywhere near them. As noted in the article, we have no "red flag laws" on the books here, though there may still exist some rather cumbersome processes for achieving the same end. Sorry, but it seems more and more like some are up for re-election soon - lots of strategic posturing and appealing to their base with some rather meaningless proclamations, edicts and faux legislation. "Once elected, you're always campaigning", so I have been told. Never pass up an opportunity to do something totally inane, especially if it's on the taxpayers' dime.

I'm not 'anti-gun' by any stretch of the imagination, having carried one on or about my person since being a teenager; that would now be somewhere north of 40 years. And while it's great to have more eyes, ears and ammo out there when things go sideways, I'm concerned that there are some that have no business 'carrying' out there among us. It's a bit too easy for some kooks to own and carry; just stay out of TDC and Rusk and they can lock & load, just like you or me.

It's truly unfortunate that the interest and proposed legislation to address some of this fell silent and died in Austin. It would have been nice to honor those 10 people that perished in the Santa Fe school shooting with something as meaningful and lasting as a law that would bring about some change. Those afraid of creating a 'slippery slope' by addressing such a warranted change, need only to 'get a grip' and understand that it is for the greater good - sort of like wearing a mask these days.[wink]

Carlos Ponce

How many people were at the rally? Hundreds of thousands? And you are judging the ENTIRE group on the actions of a handful, many of whom were not Trump Patriots. I find your political posturing pathetic.

George Laiacona

If you were watching the right channel instead of the Republicans channel you would have seen that the entire crowd was Trumpers

Carlos Ponce

The crowd of several hundred thousand were mostly Trump Patriots but wait until the final arrest report comes out. John Sullivan was arrested for making a terroristic threat and he's no Trump Supporter. You will find most of the Trump Supporters will be charged with trespassing but with video of Capitol Police waving them in that may be difficult to prove. If any Trump supporter was a bad actor, book him, charge him, prosecute and jail if guilty.

Craig Mason

Henry is a Tool, with a capital T. Maybe he should worry about getting the vaccine to his most vulnerable citizens.

Gary Miller

Stuart> A video, since removed, showed DC police escorting Antifa buses to private parking lots close to the capital. Shown taking MAGA gear out of luggage bin on buses.

Bailey Jones

lol. ANTIFA buses. [lol]

Craig Mason

is that like a greyhound bus or a VW bus?

Bailey Jones

Fact check for anyone who cares about facts - https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-factcheck-antifa-police-dc/fact-check-d-c-police-did-not-act-as-private-security-for-antifa-on-jan-6-claims-feature-old-video-idUSKBN29B2V7 (includes secret "since removed" video!)

Carlos Ponce

I saw video of white vans filled with Antifa.

Carlos Ponce

"the county hadn’t reaffirmed any other parts of the Bill of Rights"

How about reaffirming the entire US Constitution? Liberal judges view it as flexible, subject to the winds of time. They ignore original intent. We need judges and justices who can read, not translate into Liberalese. And rights are lost in the translation.

Why did they select the Second Amendment? Probably because of cries from Leftist to overturn Heller v DC - a stepping stone to a dictatorship.

Gary Miller

Bozo O'rourk says he will attack gun ownership. 30 Red States can shield residents from his madness.

Bill Cochrane

I agree with Holmes. It’s a political stunt – with Holmes as the stunter, and the reporter and readers the stuntees. It’s all about name recognition to get re-elected. This vote by the commissioners probably would not have even made the paper if it were unanimous. The commissioners vote on many resolutions and get no mention in the newspaper. But Holmes is a true politician and knows how to get his name out there. Chalk up one for Holmes.

Gary Miller

Bill> Holms is the last liberal in our county government. Don't we need a token lib?

Carlos Ponce

Holms is the only Democrat to win in all of Galveston County. Why? He ran unopposed.

Mark Stevens

On Page One of today's GCDN, it is reported that Galveston County is being shorted on COVID vaccines. You'd think that would be the object of Judge Henry's attention. But no. Instead, our Commissioners Court & County Judge are engaged in political hocus pocus, with atrocious timing, coming so soon after the events of January 6. Judge Henry & Crew, please get back to the real business of the County.

Craig Mason

You would think they would Mark. But no lets take a vote that means absolutely nothing in Galveston county. Henry = Tool

Carlos Ponce

Mark Henry is procuring what he can for the people of Galveston County.

Gary Miller

Mark> Did the artical say our county government was ignoring the vacine problem or did you want to claim something untrue.

Bailey Jones

Well, that's a relief. But who's going to keep the Biden socialists from making us all get gay married???

Martin Connor

HAHA!!

Virginia Stone

Hmmm.....wonder what this is really about considering the timing after the insurrection on the Capital, I heard angry Maga's are planning to protest at state capitals sometime soon.

Carlos Ponce

So Virginia Stone is against peaceful protests?

Bill Broussard

Of course she’s not against peaceful protest Carlos that’s another one of your “ when did you stop beating your wife?” Questions

If Mr Henry wanted to be helpful he might address two things: first, when will he start wearing a mask and hosting spreader events and second since I am licensed to carry and do carry my Walther, does he have any tips for keeping your pants up? The gun pulls mine down.

Both real important questions and could easily justify the expense of printing an instruction manual available through the county

Craig Mason

Ankle Holster

Carlos Ponce

When you look at the hundreds of thousands of Trump Patriots in Washington DC on January 6, 2020 99% of them were not doing anything wrong. And of those that did wrong, the majority were trespassing only. And if you can find anyone who attacked police or damaged Federal property throw the book at them. The FBI has found around 175 individuals i the Capitol Building who weren't supposed to be there. But as noted by others, many were not Trump Patriots, for example, a Trump hater named John Sullivan. The FBI has been given thousands of pictures of those who were in there. Who provided them? Trump Patriots.

jim sitgreaves

[sleeping]

Anyone that doesn't realize the l eft is behind the D.C. incident either isn't paying attention or is in denial. The media can't be trusted any longer. Even FOX has become corrupt.

Jim

PS They're lying to you.

Craig Mason

so are you

Carlos Ponce

"Even FOX has become corrupt." [thumbup]

Paul Sivon

Wasted political statement meant to further define Galveston County as a far right wasteland. I’m sure the judge would claim to oppose unnecessary government action, but apparently not with this. Especially interesting is a commitment to not follow the law, this deserves the same distain as any other “sanctuary” city declaration. What’s next, a loyalty pledge ... to whom?

Gary Miller

Paul> Galveston county is a bright light on the US map. Red now and forever. A few liberals have wasted their time and money here but were rejected by our Patriots.

Paul Sivon

Not sure what being “red” has to do with it. The question is more about the validity of the sanctuary city concept and local representatives using their office to push ideology usually reserved for Washington types with nothing better to do.

Carlos Ponce

What's the matter, Paul? Don't like your Conservative neighbors?

Paul Sivon

Mr. Troll. I’d love to have more honest conservatives (you would not count ) but not the self appointed “patriots” around here that think like the people my father dropped bombs on in Germany in the 40’s.

Carlos Ponce

Talking to yourself again?

Ted Gillis

This reminds me of the annual “War on Christmas” that conservatives bring up every year. It’s great that Commissioners Court is voting on things that means and changes absolutely nothing. This sounds like a Steve Hotze scheme.

Carlos Ponce

Merry CHRISTmas, Ted Gillis!

Wayne D Holt

I have a simple standard. Anything that REAFFIRMS what is in the Bill of Rights and was promoted by the Founders is worthwhile supporting. Were they perfect? Of course not. Should we try to do better? Of course.

But when you compare the likes of Jefferson, Madison, Adams and their compeers to the heroes of radical left statist ideology like Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin and so on, I feel no misgivings whatsoever in championing the Founders' vision.

Liberality used to mean giving others the freedom I demand for myself. Nowadays, it seems to mean shouting down or clubbing those who don't share the same views that have resulted in scores of millions of deaths in the 20th century alone.

Grandstanding? Posturing? If that's what it takes to get the Bill of Rights reinvigorated, grandstand away.

Kimberley Jones Yancy

Definitely a dog whistle....and in these turbulent times.

Carlos Ponce

Not a dog whistle.

Wayne D Holt

Dogs are the ones with chains around their necks. The Bill of Rights was framed to help us avoid that. We should be making sure every American, regardless of race, is included this time around.

Thomas Carpenter

The fat dotard usually calls people carrying guns "losers and suckers."

Carlos Ponce

Oh I get it! The "fat dotard" is Barack Obama. Or is it Bozo No'Rourke????

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