Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday 10/6 - Last Day To Register

This is one of the most vital elections in American history. Please do all you can to get your friends and family involved!



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Friday, September 24, 2010

Constitution Amendments and Propositions on 2010 Ballot



Did you know there are 3 Missouri Constitution Amendments and 2 Propositions on Missouri's 2010 General Election Ballot?  Too many of Missouri's voters are unaware of them. Below is the summary compiled by The Missouri Family Network.

Five Statewide Questions on Your Nov. 2, 2010 General Election Ballot

The following five statewide ballot measures have been certified for the November 2, 2010 general election. Three of the questions are proposed amendments to the Missouri State Constitution, two of which were approved by the State Legislature and the third placed on the ballot through a citizens' initiative. The last two questions are Propositions, or proposals aimed at changing state statutes, both of which come before voters through citizens' initiatives.

While additional local ballot questions may be on individual county or local community agendas,  
these five questions will be on every ballot for all registered voters throughout the 
State of Missouri. Voters are encouraged to search out all the information possible on these issues as well as all your area candidates.



Five Statewide Ballot Questions

Constitutional Amendment 1 - Vote “YES”
hold county assessors accountable!
Requires all county assessors to be publicly elected, except Jackson County (KC area).
Current law provides that assessors in charter class counties be appointed. All other county assessors are already elected.  This constitutional amendment would immediately affect 
only Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis Counties

Constitutional Amendment 2 - Vote “YES”
to support disabled former POWs!
This constitution amendment would require that all real property used as a homestead by any former prisoner of war who has a total service connected disability to be exempt from property taxes. The homes of such individuals would not be taxed due to their service, commitment and sacrifice on our behalf and in the defense of freedom.

 Constitutional Amendment 3 - Vote “YES”
prohibit sales taxes on your home!
Proposed through a citizen's initiative, this constitutional amendment would prohibit any state or local taxing authority from creating a new sales tax on your home or any other real estate. Currently there are no sales taxes on the transfer of property, but recent political debates have raised the idea as a possible source of future revenue.
 
Proposition A - Vote “YES”
limit your local government income taxes!
This proposed statutory measure repeals the authority of those cities currently allowed to impose income taxes on paychecks earned within their jurisdiction. Cities with such taxes must allow a public vote at the next municipal election and every five years thereafter. Cities with no earnings tax would be prohibited from ever adopting one.
 
Proposition B - B is Bad! - Vote “NO”
stop animal rights extremism!
Also known as "the fake puppy mill proposal," Proposition B is BAD! Current Missouri law already prohibits abusive dog facilities. Prop B is deceptive in not defining "puppy mills" while creating burdensome regulations that would treat all licensed breeders as abusive. The organization responsible for putting this on the ballot has an extremist agenda.
For more information on Prop B see the special Metrovoice articles exposing HSUS.
You may also visit The Alliance for Truth at www.thealliancefortruth.com and/or
Missourians for Animal Care at www.missourifac.com.





Kerry Messer from Missouri Family Network will be our guest speaker at our next Macon County Patriot meeting scheduled for October 21st, 6:30 @ Los Jimadores Mexican Restaurant in Macon. Please put it on your calendar and invite your friends and family to join us. Questions welcome!



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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Forgotten Man

I read about this this morning and it's been on my mind all day. This is one man's interpretation through art of his Lord, his country and American history. His name is Jon McNaughton, he is an artist and a story teller through his paintings. Until now he was best known for "One Nation Under God." 


If you follow that link to the site you can put your mouse over the people, buildings, sky and all images and there is a description about it to the right side of the page. This painting and story has gone viral over the internet over the past year. Very inspirational. 

Jon McNaughton has created another masterpiece called, "The Forgotten Man." 

 
Again, follow the link to the website and move your mouse over each person, building, sky, flag and each item on the ground. One man's interpretation of the crisis we face in America today, how we got here and the frustration we, The Forgotten Man, feel.

Be sure to also read his responses to the criticism he's received beneath each painting. 
 
Mr. Jon McNaughton is a true Patriot with the God given talent to express himself, his relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ and his loyal patriotism to the United States of America.

Here is a YouTube of Jon McNaughton describing what this painting means to him. Truly a talented and inspirational Patriot.


http://www.mcnaughtonart.com/
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Obama's 2nd Annual Back to School Speech - September 14th


Washington, D.C. — As students begin their school year, President Barack Obama will deliver his second annual Back-to-School Speech at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 14 at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, PA, a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The President’s Back-to-School Speech is an opportunity to speak directly to students across the country.

Yes, once again Obama feels the school children of America need to see and hear him as they start the new school year. If you remember last year's speech created so much controversy they toned it down before the actual delivery of the speech. Also last year the Department of Education also was criticized for distributing proposed lesson plans with the speech, including a section that later was changed that asked students to write about how they could help the president. This year it's the speech with out the accompanying curriculum.

Like last year, schools are not required to air the president's remarks Tuesday, some are giving parents an opportunity to pull their kids from class during the broadcast. 

Obama will deliver this year's speech from the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration school in Philadelphia. Last week the Department of Education's, Arne Duncan, designated Masterman, as the school is commonly known, as a Blue Ribbon school. That's the federal designation for high-achieving schools or schools that have improved significantly and helped close achievement gaps among disadvantaged and minority students.

Yesterday the Whitehouse released the full text of the speech that Obama will be reading off his teleprompters:
http://bit.ly/cCQMHD

Did you know that when President Bush (41) spoke to a school the Democrats investigated and held hearings? 
In the Comments: 
"Reagan spoke to high school seniors who were already adults and would soon be voting. Bush spoke to ONE school. Obama is doing a MASS distribution to every school age in this country."

Another opinion from the Washington Post: 
http://bit.ly/bYDZGB

Personally, I think if they show this in the schools the children should get extra credit for counting all of the self references (I, me, mine, I want, I've, I'm, etc.) are contained in the speech. Add triple extra credits to research the veracity of the Tamerria Robinson story.

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

September 11, 2001


About this time 9 years ago I was sitting right here having my coffee and visiting with the gals from my online quilting group. Kids had all left for school, my husband was out in his shop working it was a very quiet relaxing morning... until someone posted on my screen that a plane flew into one of the Twin Towers. My life changed forever. I can't even imagine how intensely the lives of the families and friends who lost loved ones that day changed. I remember it being the first time I was ever made aware how much another country, a religion I had no knowledge of, hated America. 

I remember calling my children and telling them I wanted them home, NOW. I remember being glued to the television with my family and when the towers fell I remember the terror that pierced every nerve in my body. For the many days after I remember the faces of the family members who vigilantly and faithfully waited by that rubble for any news of their loved ones. I remember the rescuers, America's Heroes, working to the point of exhaustion dedicated to finding any sign of life. I remember the deafening silent skies, both audible and visual. 

And I remember our President made a stand against evil, who called this attack exactly as it was an act of terrorism. A President, a leader, who went down and stood with the Heroes and assured America that we would defeat this evil. A President who faced this evil with prayer, Scripture and resolve.


But I also remember how American's joined together from coast to coast, border to border and became the strength of this great nation once again. No (R)'s or (D)'s, no religion, no political grandstanding, no race or nationality, no good or bad... everyone came together in support. It was a very humbling day for all Americans. An American flag went up on our home and has never come down since this day.

For most Americans, for the rest of our lives when we wake up on September 11th the first thing that will come to our minds is, "Where were you the morning of 9/11." 
As for me and my house... We Will NEVER Forget.

These sites honor this day best: 

Remembering and Understanding 9/11




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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Meet Me In St. Louie - 9/12 Tea Party

 

Join us at the St. Louis Tea Party under the Arch on Sunday 9/12. Tea Party Patriots are organizing a March on Washington from coast to coast. There will be Tea Parties coordinating from Sacramento, St. Louis and DC on Sunday. Come and be a part of the St. Louis portion of one of the largest national Tea Parties in our history. 

Macon County Patriots will be recognized at the opening pre-show program along with other Missouri Patriot organizations.

There are several events planned for the weekend including Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Council, Citizens Leadership Conference throughout the weekend, American Majority Activist Training, 9/11 Memorial Event, March to the Arch and the grand finale on Sunday with the Gateway to November Tea Party at The Arch.

For directions, hotel accommodations and general information please go to:

http://recyclegovernment.org/stlouis/
or
http://stlouisteaparty.com/9-12-tea-party/

I will be updating and posting pictures live from The Arch on Twitter and Facebook





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