By GRACE GADDY
Kathie Glass, Libertarian candidate for governor in 2014, outlined her plan for a “return to constitutional government” Tuesday during a stop in Palestine at an Anderson County Citizens for the Constitution meeting.
Glass, a Houston lawyer, emphasized a need for “nullification” — what she defined as a sort of statewide power stance.
“When the federal government does something that’s unconstitutional, you don’t let it happen,” she said. “Washington is broken, but I don’t need to tell you that. If we want to save our liberty, our freedom [and] our country, we’ve got to chart a new course, away from Washington and outside the two party system.”
To get things rolling in a better direction, Glass said she is willing to cuts ties with the federal government, as evidenced in her five-point plan for Texas independence.
Glass said she wants to “put things back in constitutional balance” by restoring Texas sovereignty, requiring fiscal responsibility, securing the border with the Texas State Guard, defending property rights and reworking public schools.
Glass predicted an imminent financial crisis and insisted that Texas should become financially independent of the federal government.
“We have to think about what will happen when this collapse comes, because it is coming,” she said.
She also noted that an estimated 25 percent of the state's budget goes to noncitizens, adding that “that should stop.”
“Our Texas tax monies should go to Texas citizens.”
In addition to this, Glass emphasized her plans to end eminent domain by private entities and land grabs such as Trans Texas Corridor, as well as plans to abolish a “socialistic” C-Scope curriculum from public schools.
“We’ve got to chart our own course. We’ve got to figure out what we can do and then do it,” Glass said. “I know I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I have no doubt about that. I will never stop, I will never retreat, and I will never surrender.”
The Citizens for the Constitution of Anderson County is an organized group of non-partisan citizens that seeks to restore and reinstitute the Constitution of the United States as the “true law of the land in the way that the founding fathers intended,” according to their website.
The organization holds meetings at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the Ben E. Keith Community Room at 2019 W. Oak in Palestine.