Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Witness Forms Needed - TODAY!




Concerned Womenfor America of Missouri, United for Missouri, Missouri Alliance for Freedom and The Missouri Torch, as well as Missouri First all think a government prescription drug monitoring database (PDMP) is an affront to liberty and have been vocally opposing it.
HB130 (Rehder) is the House version of the PDMP bill. It has already passed the House (here's the vote) and is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, April 8th, in the Senate. We need your witness forms for that hearing ASAP.

The support for a PDMP among legislators is waning and with more public outrage, and with new facts we present to them, there's a reasonable chance we could turn the tide.

Hearing On Wednesday!
Your attendance or witness form needed...




If you are unable to attend your voice can still be heard in this hearing!
Please fill out the online witness form. See the link below to access the form. It's simple, just fill in the boxes marked in red, add your comments if desired and hit the "submit" button at the bottom of the form. If you want updates on the progress of this bill, include your email address at the bottom of this form. Once you submit the form you'll get another screen with the option to print a copy for your records.

This online form is a legal record of your voice that will be hand carried into the hearing:

http://www.libertytools.org/LibertyTools/witness/witness2.php?template=66


Ron Calzone outlined some points to consider. 
Bullet points:

1.       Government surveillance
2.      0.26% doesn’t warrant government control.
3.      Obamacare: Centralized power to run your life.
4.      The drug database: Government foot in the door to define & determine mental illness.
5.      2013 Dept. of Revenue illegally released the personal data of 163,000 CCP holders.

From Ron Calzone:

Here are some things about a drug database to consider:
  1. A PDMP is not just about collecting data -- it puts you under system of government surveillance, with government computers sifting through your private data in ways human agents can't do.
  2. According to the National Survey on Drugs and Health, where non-medical use of prescription drugs is concerned, Missouri is only 0.26% (1/4 of 1%) worse, without a PDMP, than the national average, and all the other states already have PDMPs set up!
  3. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is all about data collection. The more they know about you, the more they will be able to control your family's personal decisions. Instead of resisting Obamacare, a PDMP plays right into the hands of those trying to centralize power and run your life.
  4. The last few years, federal officials have used questions about one's mental condition as a form of back-door gun control. Veterans have particularly been victimized. Some people think the prescription drug database will facilitate claims of mental illness, leading to loss of gun rights, simply because someone has received a prescription that contains an ingredient sometimes used to treat emotional or mental illnesses.
  5. The state of Missouri has already demonstrated that it can't be trusted with our personal data. Remember the Department of Revenue scandal in 2013 in which they illegally released the personal data of 163,000 conceal carry permit holder? What you may not know is that to this day the DOR is still violating other provisions of Missouri’s anti – Real ID statute, in spite of sanctions imposed on them by the General Assembly.
I'm sure you can think of a lot of other reasons to oppose more data collection, so please include your comments on the witness form or, better yet, talk to the committee yourself.
For Liberty,
- Ron.


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Monday, March 9, 2015

MC Republican Meeting 3/17/15



I received a message this morning that the vote will be March 11th on SB 63. Please tell friends and family in your district to also contact their senator about this issue.
 




March 17th, Macon County Republican Meeting


Tuesday March 17th
7:00 pm
Diner 54, Macon
Guest Speaker 
Duane Lester 
from The Missouri Torch
will be speaking about the left’s big money move on the Missouri political scene.
To be informed ahead of time watch  http://rockymountainheist.com/
For questions or more information please call:
Macon County Republicans 
660-346-8350
 



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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Call to Action: Senate Bill 63




Here we go again! 

The 75% vote for Amendment 9 last August was a clear statement by Missourians that they want their personal information to be protected.
It doesn't look like the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee got the message, since they are about to give the first round of approval to Senate Bill 63, which sets up a government database to store the personal information of all people who buy certain prescription drugs.  Once this committee votes "Do Pass,” the bill will go on to the full Senate for their approval.

I have no idea why or how this bill got as far as it has! Why in the world would we trust the state government with ANY of our personal information after the Department of Revenue illegally released the personal data of 163,000 conceal carry permit holders. Oops…  

They are promising that Missouri's Prescription Drug Monitoring Database bill will not permit the release of "personally identifiable data,” but other states made that same promise at first, too, and are now in the process of reneging on that promise. Surprise!! (not)

Look at the way our personal information is being misused now. Not to mention all the “hacking” incidents that happen to data bases. What’s not to trust….

Senator Brian Munzlinger  sits on this committee, he needs to hear from you to vote this bad bill down early in the process. The date isn’t set for certain yet but as early as March 11 the committee will be voting.  Unfortunately, it looks like nearly the entire committee supports SB 63 at this time.   

PLEASE call or email Senator Munzlinger and ask him to represent you with a NO vote.

1) Ask how he intends to vote on SB63, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Database bill in committee.  
2) Let him know that you stand with the 75% who voted to protect personal data last August 5th.


Senator Brian Munzlinger
Brian.Munzlinger@senate.mo.gov
(573) 751-7985
URL: http://www.senate.mo.gov/15info/members/mem18.htm

Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee
COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
With no set date on the vote we need to communicate with our Senator as quickly as possible. Please write or call first thing this week.

Sally


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