Citizens Defending Freedom, 8-30-23
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Colby Wiltse’s actions in filing a complaint to remove a corrupt district attorney in Texas is a clear example of how citizens can make a difference in their communities. As private citizens, we often feel powerless against corrupt individuals in positions of power, but Mr. Wiltse’s actions show that it is possible to hold those in power accountable.
Mr. Wiltse, who is the Texas State Director for Citizens Defending Freedom and a resident of Nueces County, Texas filed a petition under Chapter 87 of the Texas Local Government code to remove Nueces County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez from public office. The state of Texas does not have a traditional impeachment or recall process for officials accused of misconduct or incompetence. It does, however, give citizens that power through a Petition for Removal, under the authority of the Texas Constitution and Local Government Code 87.
The New York Times has taken notice.
“If D.A.s or county officials of any political party act with disregard for their oath of office, nullify duly enacted law, or otherwise commit official misconduct, they should be held accountable with all lawful means,” said Colby Wiltse, the resident who filed the petition.
Mr. Wiltse is the Texas state director of Citizens Defending Freedom, a Florida-based conservative group that has spread rapidly since its creation in 2020. Among its goals are mobilizing local people to push for conservative policies on education and elections, and against progressive prosecutors. A lawyer from the group assisted Mr. Wiltse with his petition.
A few weeks after filing the petition against Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Wiltse told a Republican state senator that the approach could provide a model. “If this goes through and this is successful, this could be the springboard to holding other corrupt district attorneys accountable by we the people,” he said.
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The current state of our country is largely due to the lack of opposition to certain dark forces that have been on the ground for decades. However, it is important to remember that change happens when citizens come together at the grassroots level. This is where organizations like ours come in, doing important work to educate citizens on how to combat corruption and promote justice.
It is heartening to see individuals like Mr. Wiltse taking action to make a difference in their communities. It is a reminder that we all have the power to effect change, no matter how small our actions may seem. Thank you for your support and for being part of Citizens Defending Freedom.
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