Friday, May 21, 2010

Faces of Freedom Rally


One week away to an incredible Memorial Day event. Plan on bringing the family out for a day to honor the United States Military. A day to say thank you to those who have served, those who are serving and those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. If you have served, are serving or are the family of a Fallen Hero, please come out and be recognized and let us show our appreciation from the very heart of our community.

Saturday, May 29th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Macon County Fairgrounds

Bring the family, pack a picnic or enjoy concessions provided by the 
Macon Masonic Lodge. 
Seating in the grandstand or bring your lawn chairs.
Settle in for a day of speakers sharing about the foundation and preservation of our great nation and entertainment for the whole family including
 For more information please go to
At the top of the homepage you'll find the tabs for the Speakers & Music.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!!



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Saturday, May 15, 2010

2010 Missouri Legislative Session


STLtoday.com
PASSED:

Agriculture — Increases some regulations relating to agriculture, including rules concerning large carnivores, but does not create mechanism to allow horse slaughter plants in Missouri. (SB795)

Autism insurance — Requires insurers to cover up to $40,000 a year of behavioral therapy for autistic children until age 18. (HB1311)

Ethics — Limits committee-to-committee money transfers; makes it a crime to obstruct a Missouri Ethics Commission investigation; allows the Missouri Ethics Commission to initiate its own investigations; requires donations of $500 or more during the legislative session to be reported within 48 hours; and makes it a crime for a governor to offer a lawmaker a job in exchange for a vote. Does not reinstate campaign donation limits. (SB844)

College scholarships — Makes state scholarships based on students' needs equal amounts for public and private colleges and universities, beginning in 2014. (SB733) 

DWI — Adds penalties to DWI laws and encourages some DWI suspects to go to special courts. (HB1695) 

Mark McGwire Highway — Strips Cardinals slugger's name from portion of Interstate 70 in St. Louis and renames the stretch for Mark Twain. Also names part of Lindbergh Boulevard in St. Louis County after late car dealer Dave Sinclair. (HB1941)

Blue books — Eliminates hard-bound version of the Official State Manual, known as the "blue book," and removes many old, unused statutes. (HB1965)

Medicaid — Lets state hire a firm to assess home-care needs for elderly and disabled people on Medicaid and makes other changes to save money in healthcare program for the poor. (SB1007)

Health care vote — Sets a referendum for Aug. 2 to let Missourians voice opinions on federal health care legislation approved by Congress. (HB1764)

Bingo — Allows bingo parlors to increase their hours and spend up to 10 percent of their receipts on advertising. (SB940)

Abortion — Adds regulations to Missouri's 24-hour informed consent law. (SB793)

Water patrol — Merges Missouri Water Patrol into Highway Patrol and reassigns Water Patrol officers to highway or gaming duties during wintertime. (HB1868)

Sunshine law — Expands notice for some government meetings from 24 hours to four days for some issues. (SB 851)

K2 — Adds synthetic marijuana substance known as "K2" to Missouri's list of controlled substances. (HB 1472) 

Strip clubs — Regulates sexually oriented businesses and their employees. (SB586)

Tax refunds — Requires state to pay interest on individual income tax refunds held more than 90 days. (HB1408)

Public schools — Adds cyberbullying and electronic communication to public school discipline policies; loosens requirements on professional development spending when aid formula isn't fully funded. Other financing changes were dropped from the bill. (HB1543)

DID NOT PASS:

Voter ID/advance voting — Asks state voters to change constitution to allow voter identification requirements and advance voting before elections. (HJR64, HB1966)

Water quality — Seeks to clean up water at Lake of the Ozarks and make structural changes to Department of Natural Resources. (SB2109)

Pensions — Requires state employees hired after Jan. 1, 2011, to contribute 4 percent of their pay toward retirement and establishes investment board to manage pooled pension system portfolios. (SB714, HB2357)

Holidays — Eliminates two state holidays — Lincoln's birthday (Feb. 12) and Truman's birthday (May 7) — to conform to federal holidays and cut back on overtime pay at 24-hour state institutions. (HB1268)

Ford plant — Lets manufacturers such as Ford assembly plant in Kansas City area keep half of their withholding taxes for investing in factory improvements for new products. (HB1675)

Red-light cameras — Bans municipalities from using red-light cameras to enforce driving laws or raise money. (HB2111) 

Adoption — Makes it easier for adoptees to get original birth certificate or gain access to medical information about their birth mothers. (HB1609)

Texting — Bans all Missouri drivers from sending electronic messages while driving. (SB701)

Liquor control — Transfers Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control to the Department of Revenue and downsizes agency, shifting enforcement duties to local governments. (cut from HB1868)

Income tax — Asks voters to change constitution to phase out state income tax and replace lost revenue with higher sales tax on much broader base. (SJR29)

Police control — Provides for a locally controlled police force for the city ofSt. Louis. (HB1601)

Tax credits — Reorganizes and caps most tax credit programs at $314 million, or 70 percent of the amount redeemed last year, and gives Department of Economic Development control over who gets them. (HB2399)

Education agencies — Asks voters to combine state's two education departments into one department overseen by new Board of Education. (SJR44 and SJR45) 

Clean indoor air act — Prohibits smoking in most public places. (SB904)

Prison consolidation — Reduces state prison population by reclassifying some state crimes and offering incentives for more inmates to go to drug or DWI courts. (SB1014)

Drug testing — Requires drug testing for some recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. (HB1377)

Zoo-museum admission — Allows the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri History Museum and St. Louis Art Museum to charge admission fees on visitors from outside St. Louis and St. Louis County. (SB903)





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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CALL TO ACTION: For Paul Curtman

Paul Curtman, dynamic Constitution speaker, has been to several of our functions at the drop of a hat. We need to get down there and support him in his campaign against a SEIU hired in candidate. He's only asking for a couple of hours of our time for something that's crucial to his campaign. He needs us now.

What: Literature Bomb!
When: Saturday June 5th at 1pm
Where: Pacific City Park, Pacific, MO

We will meet at the Pacific City Park at 1pm, here a couple of *short* motivating talks, and then move out across District 105 and spread literature about Paul Curtmans candidacy for State Representative.

My opponent is a paid organizer for SEIU, many times their support is bussed in and paid too! I am counting on the real grassroot patriots to show up for the fight and help take a seat back for the Constitution!

Please come and bring some people with you!
If you have any questions, you can call me directly on my cell at 636 751 8961.

Semper Fi,
Paul 

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124128764265962&ref=mf
http://www.paulcurtman.com/


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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Arizona: The Truth

by Trevor Loudon
May 8, 2010

National security should be every government's very first priority.
Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen explains Arizona's tougher line on illegal immigration and why the state had to act, when the federal government wouldn't.
It's hard to argue with her logic.

I'm Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen. I want to explain SB 1070 which I voted for and was just signed by Governor Jan Brewer.

Rancher Rob Krantz was murdered by the drug cartel on his ranch a month ago. I participated in a senate hearing two weeks ago on the border violence, here is just some of the highlights from those who testified.

The people who live within 60 to 80 miles of the Arizona/Mexico Border have for years been terrorized and have pleaded for help to stop the daily invasion of humans who cross their property . One Rancher testified that 300 to 1200 people a DAY come across his ranch vandalizing his property, stealing his vehicles and property, cutting down his fences, and leaving trash. In the last two years he has found 17 dead bodies and two Koran bibles.

Another rancher testified that daily drugs are brought across his ranch in a military operation. A point man with a machine gun goes in front, 1/2 mile behind are the guards fully armed, 1/2 mile behind them are the drugs, behind the drugs 1/2 mile are more guards. These people are violent and they will kill anyone who gets in the way. This was not the only rancher we heard that day that talked about the drug trains.

One man told of two illegals who came upon his property one shot in the back and the other in the arm by the drug runners who had forced them to carry the drugs and then shot them. Daily they listen to gun fire during the night it is not safe to leave his family alone on the ranch and they can't leave the ranch for fear of nothing being left when they come back.

The border patrol is not on the border. They have set up 60 miles away with check points that do nothing to stop the invasion. They are not allowed to use force in stopping anyone who is entering. They run around chasing them, if they get their hands on them then they can take them back across the border.

Federal prisons have over 35% illegals and 20% of Arizona prisons are filled with illegals. In the last few years 80% of our law enforcement that have been killed or wounded have been by an illegal.

The majority of people coming now are people we need to be worried about. The ranchers told us that they have seen a change in the people coming they are not just those who are looking for work and a better life.

The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states . We have been over run and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use. Education cost have been over a billion dollars. The health care cost billions of dollars. Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally. It has to stop.

The border can be secured. We have the technology we have the ability to stop this invasion. We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country. We are a nation of laws. We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.

I would give amnesty today to many, but here is the problem, we dare not do this until the Border is secure. It will do no good to forgive them because thousands will come behind them and we will be over run to the point that there will no longer be the United States of America but a North American Union of open borders. I ask you what form of government will we live under? How long will it be before we will be just like Mexico , Canada or any of the other Central American or South American countries? We have already lost our language, everything must be printed in Spanish also. We have already lost our history it is no longer taught in our schools. And we have lost our borders.

The leftist media has distorted what SB 1070 will do. It is not going to set up a Nazi Germany . Are you kidding. The ACLU and the leftist courts will do everything to protect those who are here illegally, but it was an effort to try and stop illegals from setting up businesses, and employment, and receiving state services and give the ability to local law enforcement when there is probable cause like a traffic stop to determine if they are here legally. Federal law is very clear if you are here on a visa you must have your papers on you at all times. That is the law. In Arizona all you need to show you are a legal citizen is a driver license, MVD identification card, Native American Card, or a Military ID. This is what you need to vote, get a hunting license, etc.. So nothing new has been added to this law. No one is going to be stopped walking down the street etc... The Socialist who are in power in DC are angry because we dare try and do something and that something the Socialist wants us to do is just let them come. They want the "Transformation" to continue.

Maybe it is too late to save America . Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore. But as an elected official I must try to do what I can to protect our Constitutional Republic . Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border. Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country. Freedom is not free.

In all of his arrogance, Obama is cracking jokes about Arizona, but America is not laughing.


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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DAY of DISCOVERY: Truth for Concerned Citizens

 
May 8, 2010
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Hannibal Inn
Hwy 61 & Market Street
Hannibal, Missouri
 
 Agenda:

Pastor Chuck Todd, Scott Yargus, Brian Yelton / Hedge Gospel Band
Church Service

Ron Calzone, Dir. Mo. First, Inc.Eminent Domain/Property Rights

Colin Malaker, Mo. 9th Distr. Director Volunteer
Fair Tax

Paul Curtman, Cand. for Mo. St. Rep. 105th Distr.

Constitution

Zac Bauer, Bd. of Dir. Mo. Sport Shooting Assoc.
Second Amendment, Gun Rights Issues.

Lunch
Casual Local Candidate Forum

Pam Fichter, Pres. Mo. Right To L ife
Pro-Life Legislation

Gretchen LogueVarious educational issues including "Race to the Top"

Tables:
Abigail Adams Project, As a Mom,
Concerned Women for America (Voter Registration),
Eagle Forum

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Door Prizes, Raffle and Silent Auction
$20 per person or $35.00 per couple,
includes lunch all seminars and informational packet.
For tickets, email cc4truth [at] gmail [dot] com or call 573-221-3416
 
 

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