On 16 February, US District judge Andrew S. Hannen blocked Obama's illegal "executive action," and on 9 March, Judge Hannen acted on a motion by current Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to cite the Obama administration for failure to comply with that stay.
Last October, when Federal District Court Judge Neva Gonzales Ramos tried to void the duly-enacted Texas voting law requiring photo IDs, then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott reacted immediately, and within 5 days secured a stay against Judge Ramos' un-Constitutional political action from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Four days later, the US Supreme Court rejected an emergency request from Eric Holder to override the Appeals court decision, and Texas voted on 4 November without federal intervention.
In February, current Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton obtained a stay from the Texas Supreme Court against attempts by two renegade Democrat Texas judges, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman and District Judge David Wahlberg, to illegally install queer marriage in Texas. The Texas Supreme Court also nullified the queer marriage between Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfriend, which had been instigated by Judge Wahlberg. And a week later, State Representative Tony Tinderholt (R-Arlington) filed a complaint against Judge Wahlberg for failing to comply with Texas law requiring that he notify the State Attorney General in any case involving a challenge to the Texas Constitution.
These cases and others illustrate an increasingly evident phenomenon – the emerging prominence of Texas as the leader in the State's-rights fight against federal tyranny. State's rights got a bad rap under such White supremacists as Alabama Governor George Wallace 50 years ago, but the concept is enshrined in the Constitution as the bedrock of the republic. And the exercise at the State level of our State's rights as guaranteed in the Constitution is our only defense against the usurpation by Washington DC of our rights as sovereign and independent States.
And Texas is leading the way. They are showing the other 49 states in the Union how to work through our courts and our State Legislatures to use the Constitution to nullify federal fiats that threaten our safety and our sovereignty. There is a great tide of unrest rising in America today. The American people have had it up to here with a renegade federal government and a lawless and malevolent President. Texas stands at the forefront of the forces directing that tidal wave of dissatisfaction into peaceful and productive channels
And we will continue, as the freest, strongest, and most prosperous State in the Union to curtail the excesses of the federal government by insisting that the Constitution of the United States be enforced within the borders of Texas and, by example, within the borders of the United States of America. If Texas leads, others will follow, because they are desperately looking for leadership.
God bless Texas and God bless the United States of America.