Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

I will praise the name of God,
and magnify Him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 69:30

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Ephesians 6:10-18

Art by William Martin
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Never Forget!

I doubt it's a coincidence that the congressional vote to start a war is scheduled for 9/11. Americans from border to border, coast to coast, liberal and conservative have said NO to this war.

This documentary is over an hour long. Watch it, relive it, never forget. Watch it to the end to listen to the wisdom of those who survived this evil terrorist attack Never lose that heart-wrenching passion that united this incredible country under an administration that loved and respected America for all her exceptional worth.

Syrian Rebels ARE Al Qaeda!

Write, call &/or message both Missouri Senators and your U.S. Representative and tell them to vote NO on the Syrian War.
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Monday, August 19, 2013

Agenda 21 Meeting 8/20/13 - Reminder!!

Agenda 21


Guest Speaker:

Todd Isaac “Ike” Skelton
 United Nations Agenda 21:
Where Did It Come From, Where Is It Going?

 Hosted by:
Macon County Republican Club
 Bring your County Commissioners & your city planners
Community of Christ Church
200 E. Gentry St.
1 block east of Ugo’s Bait House

Bevier, MO
6:30 p.m.

Never voted on by the People, Never Passed by Congress

Instead, it's slipped in piecemeal, by thousands of bureaucrats, in thousands of jurisdictions, via tens of thousands of commissions, councils, study groups, regulations, statutes, "guidelines" and studies.

Those of us who are discovering what's going have been  horrified to find out how far along it is, how it has become entrenched and the full scope of its real "agenda."

Agenda 21 is a 40 chapter master plan which specifies in detail how we, the citizens of planet Earth, are to live in the future. All aspects of life are covered. It further specifies how the Agenda is to be implemented.

• The step by step abolition of private property, primarily through the implementation of the Wildlands Project and Smart Growth.

• Education of youth to prepare them for global citizenship.

• Control and ultimate reduction of human population.

 International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
Agenda 21’s Trojan Horse

 Has I.C.L.E.I. (pronounced: ick-ly) has been in your town?   They are an active tentacle of Agenda 21.

To find out what all this means and how it affects you please join us:

August 20th
6:30 pm
Community Christ Church
Bevier, MO

Bring your County Commissioners & your city planners.

If you are unable to attend PLEASE research Agenda 21 on your own.
Get informed & educated on the subject because it’s right in our back yard!  


One of the best sources of information:


Learn their language!

"UN Agenda 21 - Coming to a Neighborhood near You"
“The United Nations purposely recommends avoiding the term Agenda 21 and suggests a cleverly named alternative: "smart growth." "

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Agenda 21 Meeting Tonite 8/6/13

Agenda 21
Guest Speaker: Ike Skelton
Hosted by: Randolph County Republicans
Nelly's Restaurant
407 W Urbandale Dr
Moberly, MO 65270
6:30 p.m.

Never voted on by the People, Never Passed by Congress

Instead, it's slipped in piecemeal, by thousands of bureaucrats, in thousands of jurisdictions, via tens of thousands of commissions, councils, study groups, regulations, statutes, "guidelines" and studies.

Those of us who are discovering what's going have been  horrified to find out how far along it is, how it has become entrenched and the full scope of its real "agenda."

Agenda 21 is a 40 chapter master plan which specifies in detail how we, the citizens of planet Earth, are to live in the future. All aspects of life are covered. It further specifies how the Agenda is to be implemented.

• The step by step abolition of private property, primarily through the implementation of the Wildlands Project and Smart Growth.

• Education of youth to prepare them for global citizenship.

• Control and ultimate reduction of human population.

Now affecting several areas of Missouri. This meeting will cover where there are Agenda 21 issues.


If I.C.L.E.I. has been in your area, they are an active tentacle of Agenda 21.

To find out what all this means and how it affect you, your property ownership please join us tonight. If you are unable to attend do some research on your own, get informed & educated on the subject because it’s right in our back yard!  

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Russ Grant for MEC Board of Directors

August 6th Election
Elect Russ Grant
Macon County Rural Electric Cooperative
Board of Directors
Russell E. Grant is a candidate for the Macon Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, Central District, running against Robert Long. He currently works as a farmer and independent insurance adjuster. Russ’ work experience includes teaching electronics in the U.S. Air Force, juvenile probation officer, owner/operator of a commercial feed lot, insurance mediation, and catastrophe and independent insurance adjusting.

He currently serves locally on the boards of Macon County Ministries and Macon County Farm Bureau. Russ has 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Russ enjoys antique tractors and cars. In his spare time, he transports food for the Macon Food Pantry, rides horses and mentors youth – including his grandchildren.

Russ says, “My years of catastrophe adjusting uniquely qualify me to deal with FEMA and other government agencies on behalf of rural electric cooperatives. I want to help keep cooperatives independent and providing energy at the lowest possible cost."

For members of the Macon Rural Electric Cooperative:
The Macon County Rural Electric Cooperative will host its annual meeting this Tuesday (August 6). Russ Grant will be facing Bob Long in a close election for one of the board of directors positions. All members will have the chance to vote for this position regardless of where they live in the cooperative.
This is our chance to ensure folks with our conservative values represents us on this important board.
The election is being held at the Macon County Fairgrounds during the MEC Annual Meeting, August 6th at 6:30 p.m. 
Members must take their registration cards from their Rural Electric Cooperative newspaper / magazine to register.
Here's how you can help:

1. Copy and Paste Russ' bio and your support to your Facebook.
2. Share this message with your family and friends that live in the MEC coverage area.
3. If you are a member, encourage people to vote while you are at the annual meeting. Many people receive a ballot in their bag of free items, go directly to the free dinner and forget to vote.
August 6th Election
Elect Russ Grant
Macon County Rural Electric Cooperative
Board of Directors

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day 2013

Missouri Leaders:
On July 3, 1776, a 41 year-old patriot named John Adams wrote a letter to his wife describing the Declaration of Independence that the Continental Congress would adopt the next day. The future president wrote, “I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means.”

Nearly 240 years later, the work continues to “maintain this Declaration.”While everyone recalls that we are endowed with the rights to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” many have forgotten what the next sentence of that great document states: “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….”

On this July 4th, let us celebrate the Declaration of Independence and honor the Founders’ legacies by remaining vigilant in our defense of freedom to prove that the end is still “more than worth all the Means” in the greatest country the world has ever known"
Congressman Sam Graves
6th District, Missouri

“On this very important day, we commemorate our nation's Declaration of Independence and the freedoms and liberties we continue to enjoy.

As we take the time to celebrate this special commemorative holiday with our families and friends, I do hope you will take some time to reflect on our nation's beginning and how far we have come since that important day 237 years ago.

Our adherence to our founding ideals of independence and democracy has enabled us to grow from a small group of colonies to a strong nation of sovereign states, united in a common purpose, which serves as a shining example of freedom for the rest of the world.

As James Madison so eloquently proclaimed, "The union of these states is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Libertythroughout the world.""
Representative Tim Jones
Missouri Speaker of the House

“Today we celebrate independence from a tyrannical government. A government that taxed too much,
abused it's power and invaded our privacy. The good news is it took 237 years to find ourselves again
enslaved by tyrants.
Who's ready for round two?
Senator Jim Lembke


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy 238th Birthday U.S. Army!

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Flag Day 2013

June 14, 1777
The Continental Congress adopted
the Stars and Strips, Old Glory, as our national flag.

I Am The Flag

I am the Flag of the United States of America
My name is Old Glory
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings
I stand watch in America's halls of justice
I fly majestically over institutions of learning
I stand guard with power in the world
Look up at me and see me

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice
I stand for freedom
I am confident
I am arrogant
I am proud
When I am flown with my fellow banners
My head is a little higher, my colors a little truer

I bow to no one
I am recognized all over the world
I am worshipped
I am saluted
I am loved
I am revered
I am respected and I am feared

I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomatox
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, in the Argonne Forest
Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy, Guam, Okinawa
Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me
I was there
I led my troops
I was dirty, battle worn and tired, but my soldiers cheered me and I was proud

I have been burned, torn and trampled on the streets of countries I have helped set free
It does not hurt, for I am invincible
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled on the streets of my own country
And when it's by those whom I've served in battle - it hurts
But I shall overcome, for I am strong
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours, but my finest hours are yet to come

When I am torn into strips and used as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battlefield
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent at the grave of their fallen son or daughter, I am proud
My name is Old Glory
Long may I wave
Dear God in heaven
Long may I wave


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day 2013

 I do not know your name-
 Nor for which battle you died.
 I do not know your home,
 Nor the tears that were cried.

 I do not know where you rest-
 Nor the promises broken.
 I do not know your uniform
 And your fears unspoken.

 But, I know your spirit exists ~
 That your courage is admired,
 And your sacrifice is honored
 By each soul that inspired.

 And I offer you from my heart
 Thank You to guardians unknown
 for offering yourselves for us all
 That we may keep our freedom...
 Our home.

© 2012 Sherrie Ball

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Macon County Patriots Voice Concerns over Common Core

Last week, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) provided carefully-scripted public presentations on the Common Core. The simultaneous meetings took place in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. To learn more about DESE’s support of the Common Core, click here.

Each event followed the same order of events for participants: sign-in, sit at a table, listen to presentation from DESE, discuss at a table, listen to a pre-selected educator provide an overview of table discussion to the entire room and adjourn. The event was scripted with careful words; presenters were not able to comment or remark outside of the text provided to them.
Our local presentation was in Marceline; Macon County Patriots attended to learn more about the proposal. The “Common Core” is not a new curriculum or test, it is standards in math and English that will shape how the nation measures student performance. Four states have opted out of the standards at this time.
It should be noted there were no outbursts or unprofessionalism displayed by either side of the issue at the meeting. Many educators were surprised there were so many concerns over the program. Many citizens were surprised educators were not aware of or dismissed their concerns. The standards were adopted by our state board of education, not the state’s legislature; the meeting allowed the public to address their concerns with the program in a tightly controlled manner.
In general, DESE worked through local educators and bureaucrats to debunk claims that the Common Core meant more federal involvement in the education system and less local control. Many educators like the Common Core because the standards are higher, clearer and shorter than previous standards.

Concerned citizens’ main concerns included:
  1. The federal government’s further involvement in local education. 
  2. The collection and distribution of student and family data.
  3. Funding, flexibility and copyrights as they relate to the common core.  
These meetings (and they linked take on how they went) occurred in Cape Girardeau,  Florissant, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Springfield, Marceline, Camdenton, Warrensburg and Kansas City.
Homeschoolers have rallied around this video as a call to action to ask states to opt out of the Common Core.
Concerned Women for America have asked concerned citizens to support SB 210 in response to their concerns with the program. The bill asks DESE to provide hearings in each congressional district on the subject, which may be why the department held the meetings last week.
The Missouri Education Watchdog website maintains a "Get MO out of Common Core" petition here.
MO Coalition Against Common Core is building a speaker's bureau so for meetings with you can have them give a presentation at meetings with groups that may be interested in the issue. Learn more here.
Rep. Sam Graves has joined others concerned about the Common Core.
This month, the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution against Common Core Standards and student data collection.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DESE Holding Local Meetings to Push Common Core Standards

Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education is holding meetings around the state to continue their "communication" efforts regarding Common Core Standards. These meetings across the state are being held
Thursday, May 2nd
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The meeting place for Northern Missouri is:
Marceline Walsworth Community Center
124 East Richie (Downtown)

Marceline, MO 64658

DESE would like you to go to their website for the information they want you to know in preparation for this meeting.

 The Truth About Common Core Standards

Every American parent, grandparent and citizen should be concerned about the condition of our public schools and the Federal Government intrution on America's education system. It's vital for you to get informed and attend meetings like this directed at the take over of American public schools.

Please read up on this issue and attend the meeting Thursday evening in Marceline.
Good points from Missouri Education Watchdog to prepare for this meeting:
Questions that should be asked (and answered) during this DESE presentation:
  • Were any pilot studies done on Common Core standards before they were adopted and implemented?
  • Is there 3-5 years of research available to consider CCSS "best educational practice"?
  • Are they internationally benchmarked?  If so, where is the list?
  • How will the student data be used?
  • What 61 data points are currently being gathered on students, where is being sent and for what purpose?
  • Does DESE have control over data retrieval and dissemination or does our consortia, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia?  Did SBAC sign an agreement with the US Department of Education to send Missouri data to the Federal Government?
  • Has a cost effectiveness study been done?  If not, why not?

Also in preparation, here are a few things that you should know going into these meetings:
Missouri Legislators are fighting against Common Core Standards for our public schools.
Senate Bill 210 - LAMPING/NIEVES
These meetings and the Common Core Standard Initiatives are not going well in other states:
Recently in Utah:
"Where is the evidence?" and "How will student data be used?" are excellent questions that should be asked of DESE during the May 2nd meetings.
Recently in Michigan:
"It should be noted that Common Core State Standards were never approved by a Michigan Legislature (or any state legislature for that matter)."

Teachers and school administrators are speaking out against Common Core:
On the Federal & National level:
Senator Chuck Grassely (R-IA) Seeks to cut off Federal funding for Common Core
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) has written, and is gathering co-signers in Washington for, a letter expressing serious concerns with the manner in which the US Department of Education has involved itself with Common Core standards.
Luetkemeyer Letter Goes to Duncan With 34 Signatures
This month the RNC unanimously passed a resolution against Common Core Standards and student data collection.
And finally, if you're content and feel this doesn't concern you because your children/grandchildren are in private schools so it won't effect you...... Think again:

From Missouri Education Watchdog
Here is a BINGO card you can use at the May 2nd meetings hosted by DESE to talk about Common Core. Check off every buzz word or phrase you hear. If you complete a row you are a winner, although there are no real winners with Common Core.
Click here for a downloadable pdf of the card. 

See you in Marceline, Thursday May 2nd at 6:00 pm!
For the most up to date information on DESE, Common Core Standards, student data collection:

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Federal Gov't Identity Theft of Missouri Citizens

I was in Jefferson City yesterday for an event and had the opportunity to talk with several people about the DoR Identity Theft scandal. The most common advice I received was to get as many people as possible to write, email or call their Senator and Rep and tell them that you want answers. What they need in Jeff City is proof from their constituents of the concern and outrage about the violation of law and breech of private citizens privacy. Governor Jay Nixon and his lies. The concern about the silence from Missouri Attorney General Christopher Koster, questioning why he is silent and not defending the law and the privacy rights of Missouri citizens.

Please contact your Representatives and Senators and tell them you want answers. It only takes a few seconds of your time to give them the ammo they need (your voice) to fight for our liberty and our rights.

For Macon County our Representative is Tim Remole:

Our State Senator is Brian Munzlinger:

A couple of quick updates:

On Tuesday, April 22nd, Representative Nick Marshall posted this:

"I was forced to file an official House Remonstrance of the State Departments of Revenue and Public Safety condemning their release of personal protected information regarding concealed carry endorsements. The Remonstrance demands that Gov. Nixon investigate, discipline, and remove any responsible members of the executive branch. Any failure of Gov. Nixon to do so will be a "willful neglect of duty" under Article VII. If the Governor does not perform his sworn duty to the People of Missouri, the House will perform ours. Ninety-Five other members signed the Remonstrance."

This scandal has also reached Washington D.C. I've shared with you Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer's involvement. Today U.S. Congresswoman from Missouri's 4th Congressional District, Vicky Hartzler, spoke on the violation of privacy of Missouri's CCW Holders:

And last but the most important, pray without ceasing!!

The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16

Kerry Messer posted a prayer request this morning.

"Please pray for a godly young man who is taking a stand on the state political scene. He is facing some huge and overwhelming pressures to drop his stand against some specific unethical issues and behaviors. His is a David and Goliath situation that I am not at liberty to detail – but the Lord knows who he is and what his needs are. Please pray. Also please remain in prayer for the many elected officials around the State who are hurting from very difficult struggles in their homes directly related to the stresses of the positions they are elected to."

There are only 3 weeks left in this session and the tension and stress is high in Jeff City.

Prayer does not equip you for greater works.
Prayer is the greater work. ---- Oswald Chambers

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Speaking of Freedom:

Some observations about the goings on in Jefferson City, Washington DC and America these days. Proposition 1: The lawless have become the law. Proposition 2: The watch dog press has become the lap dogs of, and attack dogs for, the left.

On Prop 1: In America and Missouri today; in the executive branch of government in both DC and JC, lawless men have been entrusted to execute our laws. I call them lawless because they obviously recognize no authority but themselves and they are willing and eager to run rough shod over the legitimate law, i.e., the respective Constitutions.

They are able to do this because there is in place in America today an administrative state that the Progressives/Liberals have been over 100 years building. These bureaucracies at all levels of government make it possible to completely circumvent the respective constitutions and to do so, if not with impunity, with the assurance that any accountability will come too late to prevent the their agenda from being implemented.  This is a risk they are more than willing to assume.

All that has been lacking for this administrative state to become the effective law of the land was for executive officers who have no compunction about doing so to assume those offices. Such men are now in charge in both DC and JC, not to mention many other places in America today. Thus, the lawless have become the Law. The fox has become the guard of the hen house.

All of this exposes one of the major flaws with the administrative state as it exists today; bureaucrats can act independent of any oversight or accountability until after the fact.We are fortunate in Missoouri to have good people in control of our legislature and they are trying to combat this, but not knowing what the governor is going to do next, and with an Attorney General who is clearly complicit in these shenanigans, all they can do is react. Few things better illustrate this fact than the current debacle in which state officials illegally turned over personal information on law-abiding Missouri citizens to the federal government.

Prop 2: The aforementioned state of affairs could not have happened unless the press had abdicated their sacred responsibility as the watch dogs of liberty. Clearly the media have by and large become lap dogs in that they sit idly by and refuse to report anything that might reflect badly on their allies; attack dogs in that they go after anyone on whom their handlers sic them, mostly anyone who would dare speak up against them and/or their agenda.

Something tells me that these bureaucratic overreaches are a lot like cockroaches; for every one you see, there are a hundred you don't. That's my two cents worth for today. What say you ?

Richard Cochran
Macon County Patriots
April 24, 2013

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Call To Action!! Senate Hearing Tomorrow HB436

Second Amendment Preservation Act
HB 436
Establishes the Second Amendment Preservation Act which rejects all federal acts that infringe on a Missouri citizens' rights under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution
Having passed the House of Representative with a resounding veto-proof majority of 115 to 41, HB 436 now goes to the Senate.

HB 436, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, now has a hearing scheduled at
2:00 pm, Wed. April 24th
This is very fast movement by senators who are serious about protecting your rights! (Thanks to Sens. Tom Dempsey and Brian Nieves)

This is a special hearing and there will be VERY LITTLE time for testimony, but a strong statement can be made by simply being there. If you are unable to attend

Please fill the witness form following this link:

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 by Missouri First.

Details about HB 436 & SB 325
From Missouri First

Since the 10th Amendment makes it clear that all powers not granted to the federal government are reserved to the states and the People, the regulation of the ownership of arms is a state, not a federal matter.
That applies to ALL such regulation.
We must demand from our legislators no less than the strongest, most principled stand they can take to defend our right to keep and bear arms!
Rep. Doug Funderburk and Sen. Brian Nieves' "Second Amendment Preservation Act" is the strongest and most principles protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the nation.
Notice that it utilizes the words of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to explain Missouri's authority to nullify unconstitutional federal edicts within her borders. Including this language is essential to the success of the bill. It also specifically lists the types of things we will not put up with, and that's what gives state officials the "cover" they need to enforce the bill.



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