Patrick Von Dohlen


Uresti may owe fraud victims more than $3M, feds say

Uresti may owe fraud victims more than $3M, feds say

No one is above the law, not even the politically connected and powerful. Even though it looks like his State Legislative Pension is protected due to the bad policy passed in the Texas Senate in 2017 (seemingly in anticipation of his criminal trial verdict). Carlos Uresti needs to be held accountable criminally but also civilly and the best way to do that is punitive damages that will hurt his pocket book. May justice be done for healing and closure for his victims and may he through these financial punishments have a chance to seek forgiveness and mercy from his victims.

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Mayor Nirenberg moves City Charter Amendments to November election, dismisses Charter Review Commission

Mayor Nirenberg moves City Charter Amendments to November election, dismisses Charter Review Commission

City News: Mayor Nirenberg has moved the City Charter Amendments to the November election and dismissed the Charter Review Commission originally appointed by Mayor Ivy Taylor and the previous Council. In a tyrannical move, Nirenberg disbanded the previous CRC being run by a former Councilman who was being open to Citizen Amendments, transparent, judicious and prudential. It seems Nirenberg became irritated and impatient with the former Committee’s leadership’s desire for an open process and his inability to control them and the process. Now he can re-organize the CRC and appoint his fellow progressive allies to fill and run the CRC to advance his agenda. Consider applying to serve on the CRC with your respective Councilman to help bring common sense to the Committee. Is it any wonder that the SAFD and Firemen are working to gather enough signatures to force the City to include proposed Amendments by several different organizations?

To read more about the Charter Review Commission, click here.

As Wolff remained free, others with fewer probation violations rearrested

As Wolff remained free, others with fewer probation violations rearrested

Justice needs to be rendered for all who break the laws, even if they hold political office.

A months-long investigation by the KSAT 12 Defenders found that more than 40 defendants in adjudicated Bexar County drunken driving cases were rearrested late last year for possible probation violations.

Bexar County Commissioner Kevin Wolff, however, remained free during this time despite more than two dozen probation violations of his own.

Wolff, who last year skipped 24 breath tests in May and June then tested positive for alcohol during a urinalysis in August, avoided having a motion to revoke probation filed in his case and instead had his mobile alcohol monitoring extended two and a half months, according to a supplemental report filed in his case Dec. 4.

Something does not sound correct. Is true justice being served?

To read more from KTSA, click here.

Bexar County Adds LGBT Protections to EEO Policy

Bexar County Adds LGBT Protections to EEO Policy

All 5 Commissioners, including REP Kevin Wolff, voted for this attack on women’s privacy that undermines marriage, attacks the family and promoted unhealthy addictive lifestyles that will lead to domestic failure. If this continues we won’t have a SA600 to celebrate like we are celebrating the SA300 Tricentennial.

To read more from Out In SA, click here.

The Office of Ron Nirenberg is creating an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

The Office of Ron Nirenberg is creating an LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee

Why are taxpayers being forced to support unhealthy, affective lifestyles?
Should taxpayers pay for rehab of other addictions the same way? Aren’t all other rehabilitation programs designed to help people say no to the addictive choices? Instead this program condones unhealthy lifestyle choices. This is an abuse of power and taxpayers.
Very special people consider applying for this who can exhibit great self-control might consider to apply to this commission to truly help bring light to this government promoted situation.
Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

On this day in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted and Texas was declared an independent republic. Celebrate Texas Independence by showing your Lone Star pride in red, white, and blue. 

On March 2, 1836, the Mexican State of Texas declared Independence because their President Santa Anna repealed the 1824 Constitution of the new Republic of Mexico, disbanded both the elected Congress of Mexico and the Mexican State Legislatures, created his own constitution, he called Siete Leyes, and declared himself Dictator of Mexico.

The Texas Declaration of Independence
(March 2, 1836)
The Unanimous Declaration of Independence made by the Delegates of the People of Texas in General Convention
at the town of Washington on the 2nd day of March 1836.

When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression. When the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed, without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood, both the eternal enemies
of civil liberty, the everready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants.

When, long after the spirit of the constitution has departed, moderation is at length so far lost by those in power, that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms themselves of the constitution discontinued, and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons, and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet. When, in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements. In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.

Nations, as well as individuals, are amenable for their acts to the public opinion of mankind. A statement of a part of our grievances is therefore submitted to an impartial world, in justification of the hazardous but unavoidable step now taken, of severing our political connection with the Mexican people, and assuming an independent attitude among the nations of the earth.

The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution, that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America. In this expectation they have been cruelly disappointed, inasmuch as the Mexican nation has acquiesced in the late changes made in the government by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers us the cruel alternative, either to abandon our homes, acquired by so many privations, or submit to the most intolerable of all.

It has failed and refused to secure, on a firm basis, the
right of trial by jury, that palladium of civil liberty, and only safe guarantee for the life, liberty, and property of the

It has failed to establish any public system of education,although possessed of almost boundless resources, (the public domain,) and although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self government.

It has suffered the military commandants, stationed among us, to exercise arbitrary acts of oppression and tyrrany, thus trampling upon the most sacred rights of the citizens, and rendering the military superior to the civil power.

It has dissolved, by force of arms, the state Congress of Coahuila and Texas, and obliged our representatives to fly for their lives from the seat of government, thus depriving us of the fundamental political right of representation.

It has demanded the surrender of a number of our citizens, and ordered military detachments to seize and carry them into the Interior for trial, in contempt of the civil authorities, and in defiance of the laws and the constitution.

It has made piratical attacks upon our commerce, by commissioning foreign desperadoes, and authorizing them to seize our vessels, and convey the property of our citizens to far distant ports for confiscation.

It denies us the right of worshipping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience, by the support of a national religion, calculated to promote the temporal interest of its human functionaries, rather than the glory of the true and living God.

It has demanded us to deliver up our arms, which are essential to our defence, the rightful property of freemen, and formidable only to tyrannical governments.

It has invaded our country both by sea and by land, with intent to lay waste our territory, and drive us from our homes; and has now a large mercenary army advancing, to carry on against us a war of extermination.

It has, through its emissaries, incited the merciless savage, with the tomahawk and scalping knife, to massacre the inhabitants of our defenseless frontiers.

It hath been, during the whole time of our connection with it, the contemptible sport and victim of successive military revolutions, and hath continually exhibited every characteristic of a weak, corrupt, and tyrranical

These, and other grievances, were patiently borne by the people of Texas, untill they reached that point at which
forbearance ceases to be a virtue. We then took up arms in defence of the national constitution. We appealed to
our Mexican brethren for assistance. Our appeal has been made in vain. Though months have elapsed, no sympathetic response has yet been heard from the Interior. We are, therefore, forced to the melancholy conclusion, that the Mexican people have acquiesced in the destruction of their liberty, and the substitution therfor of a military government; that they are unfit to be free, and incapable of self government.

The necessity of self-preservation, therefore, now decrees our eternal political separation. We, therefore, the delegates with plenary powers of the people of Texas, in solemn convention assembled, appealing to a candid world for the necessities of our condition, do hereby resolve and declare, that our political connection with the Mexican nation has forever ended, and that the people of Texas do now constitute a free, Sovereign, and independent republic, and are fully invested with all the rights and attributes which properly belong to independent nations; and, conscious of the rectitude of our intentions, we fearlessly and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the Supreme arbiter of the destinies of nations.

Charles B. Stewart
Tho. Barnett
John S. D. Byrom
Richard Ellis, President
of the Convention and Delegate
from Red River.
James Collinsworth
Edwin Waller
Asa Brigham
Francis Ruis
J. Antonio Navarro
Jesse B. Badgett
Wm D. Lacy
William Menifee
Jn. Fisher
Matthew Caldwell
William Motley
Lorenzo de Zavala
Stephen H. Everett
George W. Smyth
Elijah Stapp
Claiborne West
Wm. B. Scates
M. B. Menard
A. B. Hardin
J. W. Burton
Thos. J. Gazley
R. M. Coleman
Sterling C. Robertson
Geo. C. Childress
Bailey Hardeman
Rob. Potter
Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Chas. S. Taylor
John S. Roberts
Robert Hamilton
Collin McKinney
Albert H. Latimer
James Power
Sam Houston
David Thomas
Edwd. Conrad
Martin Palmer
Edwin O. Legrand
Stephen W. Blount
Jms. Gaines
Wm. Clark, Jr.
Sydney O. Pennington
Wm. Carrol Crawford
Jno. Turner
Benj. Briggs Goodrich
G. W. Barnett
James G. Swisher
Jesse Grimes
S. Rhoads Fisher
John W. Moore
John W. Bower
Saml. A. Maverick (from Bejar)
Sam P. Carson
A. Briscoe
J. B. Woods
H. S. Kimble, Secretary

Bexar County Commissioners Grant Special Class Protections to Unnatural Lifestyles

Bexar County Commissioners Grant Special Class Protections to Unnatural Lifestyles

Article Contributed by San Antonio Family Association 

The Bexar County Commissioners Court voted unanimously on Tuesday on a measure to add “gender identity,” “gender expression,” and “sexual orientation” to protected classes in its human resources policy. The measure not only grants special class protections to unnatural lifestyles, it also undermines natural marriage, attacks the family, and promotes unhealthy lifestyles choices.

Following natural law and order and having political communities promote natural lifestyles (marriage between one man and one woman for life, bring open to children) is what leads to long term domestic prosperity. A strong family builds a strong community. Healthy, strong families lead to lower health costs as they lead natural lives. As children are born and families grow, the economy grows making development possible.

The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Civil authority should consider it a grave duty to acknowledge the true nature of marriage and the family, to protect and foster them, to safeguard public morality, and promote domestic prosperity. (CCC 2210)

The Bexar County Commissioners Court, however, is continuing to provide immoral leadership in the name of inclusivity. Just as the Court did 4 years ago when it condoned co-habitation as a means to sneak in domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples, the court is now legitimizing every fictional gender identity and creating special classes out of thin air. All of these changes are done at the expense of the taxpayers of Bexar County.

Being “inclusive” of unnatural lifestyles ultimately leads to disease, death, and long term domestic failure. Homosexual lifestyles are unhealthy and unnatural. SA has been a leader in a bad way in the state of TX for syphilis cases. According to Bexar County and the CDC, 92% of all syphilis cases result from MSM. Homosexual men also have life spans 20 years shorter than heterosexual men. Diseases such as HPV, HIV, and even Zika are significantly higher amongst practicing homosexuals.

Studies have shown that children do better in natural families with a mother and a father over the unnatural families. Further, the divorce rate among heterosexuals is dramatically higher among those who “shack up” verses those who do not live together prior to marriage.

Despite all the evidence that the traditional family structure is best for both the individuals and society as a whole, Bexar County Commissioners Court seeks to undermine the natural order and promote unhealthy lifestyles.

The proposed revision to Bexar County Human Resources Policy 7.101 Equal Employment provides endless choices to qualify for special class recognition and protection:

Bexar County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy status, age, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or non-merit factor (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification) in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.

Traditional special class protections (sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, etc.) are provided to prevent discrimination based on either immutable factors or grounded in the First Amendment protections of religious freedom. The expansion in the revision is to nonsensical and fictional categories such as “gender expression, sexual orientation, gender identity” all based in unscientific and unproven gender/queer theory but absent of fact.

These categories have as much viability as the proofs used by the Flat Earth society, but are being foisted upon the residents of Bexar County without regard to the increased cost, the harm done to the natural family, and the fact that public policy ought to promote what is good and sound for a society. But then again, the track record of the Bexar County Commissioners Court has been one of following and not leading. Perhaps this is why they are still dancing to Mayor Castro’s tune several years later.

It would be novel if the Bexar County leadership actually did lead instead of follow. This would mean paying attention to the things that are fact and not fiction. Rather than legitimizing gender confusion and sexual deviancy, they might want to address issues within their purview, such as roads, drainage, and other County business.


S.A. firefighters launch campaign to amend the city charter

S.A. firefighters launch campaign to amend the city charter

The San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association is asking voters to support three petition issues to amend the current city charter.

Petition officials will be at early voting stations and at the polls on March 6, asking voters to sign.

The union says the San Antonio First Campaign is all about increasing transparency at City Hall —  and they say it comes down to three different issues: decreasing the city manager’s salary, preventing the city from suing them, and  making it easier to get petitions like these expedited.

This last issue is similar to one that the San Antonio Family Association has also suggested as an amendment to the city charter. The Charter Amendment petitioning for a lowering the signature requirement to 20k on a petition to overturn an egregious CoSA Council decision like the NDO2013 or NonMarried Lifestyle Benefits (2011), etc and increasing the time to gather signatures is much more reasonable than a referendum requirement 10% of registered voters in 40 Days. 10% of registered voters in 2013 equaled about 66,000 signatures and in 2017 and now would be 105,000 registered voters. This makes a Citizen response not only improbable but also improbable. This is a good Charter Amendment change as we have recommended a similar one to the CRC of 20% of actual voters or 20,000.  In 2013 that would have amounted to 5600 (or 20,000) and in 2017 or now would be about 12,000 (or the 20,000).

Chris Steele, president of San Antonio Professional Firefighters Association, says this is, in part, a reaction to the city’s recent approval of City Manager Sheryl Sculley’s $550,000 salary and the December water rate hike.
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