NM Legislature Report: Revised Red Flag Law Heads to Senate, House Passes $7.6 Billion Budget


Breath in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

We continue to prayer over all Legislators……….Keep your eyes on the pot bill. Please pray for the defeat of legalized pot. The Dems have taken control of New Mexico. Many of us and our interests are being left behind. God’s babies will continue to die. The House Speaker has kicked Clergy out of the Roundhouse, no more prayer led by Pastors. It has gotten very ugly!

“5,000 years of recorded history have proven that mankind has always believed in God in spite of many abortive attempts to exile God,” stated Franklin Roosevelt, February 10, 1940.
From the earliest records, governments have sought to force people to abandon their consciences and belief in God.

Nothing has changed in the killing of God’s Babies in New Mexico, in 2019 over 5,000 were aborted. Over 5,000 deaths in 2020?

Are we headed to legalize pot?

From Historian Bill Federer:

When a pro-abortion Presidential candidate declared in 2016: “… deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,”
former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal responded:
“That’s crazy talk … Our religious beliefs are between us and God, not us and Hillary Clinton.”
Jesus made a revolutionary statement limiting the authority of the state (Matthew 12:17):
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
This limited Caesar authority, whereas God’s authority is unlimited.
Tyrannical governments want to be unlimited. They want people accountable to them only, and not to a power HIGHER than the government.
When a government defies God, the individual has a choice:
  • deny their conscience, surrender their soul to the state, and risk punishment by God in the next life; or
  • follow their conscience, surrender their soul to God, and risk punishment by the state in this life.
Acts 5:29: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.'”
Luke 12:4-5: “Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do … Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.”

From Dr. Jim Denison:

In this post-Christian culture, it is vital to remember that unity is not uniformity. God’s people have historically spoken boldly and courageously for biblical principles. Think of Moses demanding that Pharaoh release his people from slavery, or Nathan exposing David’s sin (2 Samuel 12:1–15), or Daniel warning Belshazzar of pending judgment (Daniel 5:17–23), or Peter and the apostles refusing the Sanhedrin’s demand that they cease preaching the gospel (Acts 5:27–32).

Their proclamation is our commitment: “We must serve God rather than men” (v. 29).

At the same time, we are required to speak graciously rather than abrasively, redemptively rather than defensively. When you and I “make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you,” we are to do so “with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame” (1 Peter 3:15–16, my emphasis).

Behaving “with gentleness and respect” does not exempt us from opposition. Rather, it describes how we are to respond to it.

James Koester of the Society of St. John the Evangelist noted: “God’s gift of love to us in Jesus does not separate us from those who are different. It unites us, in one loving embrace. We forget that when we believe we are God’s favorite, to the detriment of all others.”

“Speaking the truth in love” must always be our commitment and example (Ephesians 4:15).

Revised Red Flag Law Heads to NM Senate

NM House Passes $7.6 Billion Budget Plan

‘The People’s Budget’ voted down by Democrats

Santa Fe, NM- House Democrats today voted down ‘The People’s Budget,’ a proposal presented by Representative Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) as an alternative to House Bill 2.

“It is shocking that our colleagues continue to spend at these reckless levels, worse than Governor Richardson’s spending,” said Representative Jason Harper, “The People’s Budget was a proposal that had the potential to radically improve educational outcomes and provided New Mexicans with relief from over-taxation.”

Representative Harper’s proposal would have increased the state budget by a reasonable and sustainable 4.3%, paid every New Mexican a $200 payment from the recent surplus, and created a game changing program aimed at improving academic progress for at-risk students.

“Democrats in the Governor’s office and in the legislature have proven once again that they shouldn’t be trusted with your checkbook,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya.

The Peoples Budget proposal was voted down by a party line vote in the chamber late Wednesday afternoon.

“By increasing our state budget by 20% in the last two years the Democrats in control have set us up for future budget cuts and massive tax increases,” said House Republican Leader Jim Townsend, “Our budget would have established a sustainable path to prosperity without burdening our wage-earners.”


NM Taxpayer Bill of Rights dies in first committee

Santa Fe, NM – House Republican Whip Rod Montoya (R-Farmington) yesterday presented HJR 5, New Mexico’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights in the House Consumer & Public Affairs committee. The measure was tabled on a party line vote with three Democrats voting to stop the legislation.

“Santa Fe politicians and their special interest groups are on an unsustainable spending spree,” said House Republican Whip Rod Montoya, “When government over-taxes it’s citizens resulting in a giant surplus, it only makes sense to return some of the money. Citizens across this state want accountability from the legislature and unfortunately Santa Fe is not listening.”

The constitutional amendment would have restrained annual spending by state lawmakers and required any future tax increase to be approved by a three-fifths majority in both chambers. Additionally, the measure would have provided wage-earning New Mexicans with annual rebates after spending limits are met.

Thank you Vince Torres fore this report:

ACTION ALERT: Urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Recreational Pot!
Say No to Marijuana
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will likely consider SB115 which would legalize recreational marijuana in New Mexico, and your quick help is needed to urge the following committee members to vote “NO.”

Senator Joseph Cervantes
(505) 986-4861

Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
(505) 986-4270

Senator William H. Payne
(505) 986-4703

Senator Gregory A. Baca
(505) 986-4877

Senator Ron Griggs
(505) 986-4391

Senator Linda M. Lopez
(505) 986-4737

Senator Richard C. Martinez
(505) 986-4487

Senator Mark Moores
(505) 986-4856

Senator Bill B. O’Neill
(505) 986-4260

Senator Mimi Stewart
(505) 986-4726

Senator Peter Wirth
(505) 986-4727

According to a recent poll, more than 63% of New Mexico voters do not support this proposal, given the facts that medicinal marijuana is already legal and that we have decriminalized possession for small amounts of marijuana.

Pro-pot legislators and lobbyists have accused law enforcement, business community leaders, and us of using “scare tactics” in our opposition to this bill. Apparently, facts scare them—and for good reason!

Consider these facts:

  • Marijuana-impaired driving fatalities in Colorado and Washington have more than doubled since legalization.
  • Colorado now leads the nation in first-time marijuana use among youth and marijuana-related ER visits by Colorado teens are on the rise.
  • Between 2017 and 2018, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—three states with legalized marijuana—were among the top four states with an increase in chronically homeless people.
  • After legalization in Colorado, the percentage of Hispanic teens arrested increased by 29% (between 2012 and 2014).
  • Death rates involving prescription opioids are 23% higher in states with legal marijuana.

Please contact the Senate Judiciary Committee members TODAY and urge them to vote “NO” on SB115. We have made it simple for you to communicate this request. Simply click here and you can send these Senators a message in 30 seconds!

After you have sent the message through our Action Center, please call the Senators at the numbers provided above and leave the same message.

Thank you for making your voice heard!

The Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico Team

Mailing Address:
223 N Guadalupe St, Suite 514
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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                                                                                              February 3, 2020
(NM Watchman Jose Vasquez pictured)
Christian Leadership Irrelevant
Dear Believers,
Our churches have not suffered the persecution Christians in other parts of the world have suffered. But the church today has suffered from irrelevance.
The latest onslaught was dealt by a high-ranking New Mexico official, a leader in the New Mexico State Legislature.
The Speaker of the House, Mr. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) has ended the practice of having clergy begin each floor session with a prayer, an invocation of God’s presence in the proceedings.
The New Mexico Constitution itself requires a prayer, so Mr. Egolf, having dismissed clergy, has called for prayers from the House members themselves.
If Christianity is to remain relevant, our clergy must step forward.
Please have your Pastor, Priest or Rabbi call Mr. Egolf and volunteer.
Mr. Egolf’s Roundhouse number is (505) 986-4782. His email is brian.egolf@nmlegis.gov.
New Mexico Watchman
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

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