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. http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/curriculum/Common_Core.html


 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.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijyM8yw1_hc

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.

http://www.senate.mo.gov/
http://www.house.mo.gov/

For Macon County our Representative is Tim Remole:
http://www.maconcountypatriots.com/2013/02/representative-tim-remole-district-6.html

Our State Senator is Brian Munzlinger:
http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem18.htm

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:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1S3IApgV1mY

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:

All,
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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Monday, April 22, 2013

Missouri Speaker Tim Jones Comes to La Plata



Speaker Tim Jones came to La Plata and spoke to a group of about 50 concerned citizens regarding the Department of Revenue scandal. Speaker Jones informed us about what our legislators are doing find out who all are responsible and hold them accountable, where Missouri citizens private information was released to and for what reason, as well as the legislation being passed to further protect the 2nd Amendment rights and privacy of Missouri Citizens.

When asked what we can do, Speaker Jones emphasised the need for private citizens to keep the pressure on Governor Nixon and Attorney General Koster. Our laws have been violated, our privacy has been breached. We want answers! Over the past two weeks Speaker Jones has made several attempts to contact AG Koster with zero response. "Attorney General Koster has been deafeningly silent." All the efforts of our legislators need to be backed by private citizens. We were told that the involvement of the private citizens is powerful and we should keep in mind that it was a single private citizen who shined the light on and exposed this scandal.

Office of Governor Jay Nixon
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222

Email Contact: http://governor.mo.gov/contact/

Missouri Attorney General's Office
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3321
Fax: 573-751-0774

Email: attorney.general@ago.mo.gov

KRES News Director, Monte Schisler, was present at this meeting. You can listen to the interview with Speaker Tim Jones regarding this meeting at this link:  http://good.audiohauler.com/kres/wire/LocalNews/00210_ms_-_Tim_Jones_Intv_in_LaPlata_4.22.13.mp3

In continuing news....

Governor Jay Nixon "will be served with a subpoena to appear for a deposition on May 3 at the Stoddard County courthouse to give sworn testimony in the case."
Excellent article: http://themissouritimes.com/2574/nixon-served-with-subpoena-to-appear-for-dor-deposition/

Just an FYI...

Article VII Section 1 of the Missouri State Constitution regarding Public Officers states:
"All elective executive officials of the state.... shall be liable to impeachment for crimes, misconduct, habitual drunkenness, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, incompetency, or any offense involving moral turpitude or oppression in office."


From the Missouri Sheriff Association:

MO Sheriffs Not Buying Excuses In CCW Leak
https://www.mosheriffs.com/view_news.php?id=966

U.S. Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer has been actively seeking questions on the federal level:
http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=328541
http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=328978
http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=329399
He had a meeting with Social Security Administration Inspector General Patrick O’Carroll, Jr.
"[S]tate agencies ultimately provided a full list of Missourians holding concealed carry permits that O’Carroll said was never accessed or shared by the federal agency and ultimately the information was destroyed."


I personally don't believe that for a minute, but Congressman Leutkemeyer apparently does:
http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=330093

Congressman Leutkemeyer also met with a top official from the BATF who said,
 "the agency did not play a role in requesting private information from the state of Missouri about individuals holding concealed carry weapons licenses"
 

http://luetkemeyer.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=329591

Again, I don't believe him, based on the correspondence requesting the lists along with not trusting our federal government under this administration. 
http://www.ksdk.com/assetpool/documents/130416064836_CCWPermit.pdf

When asked how our U.S. Representative, Congressman Sam Graves is responding to this scandal and I was directed to last weeks newsletter:
http://graves.houseenews.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100101906.77088.749&gen=1

Congressman Graves references an excellent article:
http://graves.houseenews.net/mail/util.cfm?gpiv=2100101906.77088.749&gen=1

"This is but one fear that the public — not just Republicans — has when it comes to the use of personal data."


People, let's start calling this what it really is, Federal Identity Theft!! They illegally took private information from Missouri citizens.

And last but not least, please listen to Senator Brian Nieves as he expresses his anger (and mine) to Senator Schaffer about this outrageous betrayal by the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Christopher Koster against the citizens of Missouri.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSh5cIUMIM

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

DOR, SSA, BATF, MIAC, DHS, DMV, MSHP ...and You

 
Missouri’s specific laws against participating in the federal RealID Act of 2005: 302.183 RSMo
 
The barrage of initials in the subject line of this post are some of the departments involved in the betrayal by the Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Christopher Koster against the citizens of Missouri. All drivers license and CCW license holders.
The Department of Revenue fed Missouri citizens private information to the Department of Homeland Security through the Motor Vehicle Department. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Col. Ron Replogle,  gave a complete list of all (163,000+) Missouri CCW license holders to the Social Security Administration, twice.
 
Governor Nixon's response:
"Governor Jay Nixon has denied that concealed weapons permits were turned over to a "magical database" for federal agents to "mess with" Missourians."
 
MSHP Col. Ron Replogle said the discs he turned over to the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General were unreadable and destroyed. BUT... the SSA Inspector General said they were readable.
 
 
"Security Administration Inspector General (SSA OIG) Patrick O’Carroll, Jr. had told U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., that its investigators had been able to read the second disk."
 
As if this wasn't enough of a melee of lies, cover ups, back tracking and violation of Missouri law, according to documents provided by the Missouri Department of Revenue in response to a State Senate subpoena, the Missouri Highway Patrol provided a spreadsheet of names of people with Conceal Carry Weapons permits to the federal government as part of a joint venture with the Social Security Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

This scanned email is only one of 6 documents. To see all correspondence this is a link to the pdf file:
 
 
And we all remember what the MIAC is ... right?
 
Where is all of our information going?
"When the company verifies your identity and issues your license your private information is supposed to be destroyed but according to Senator Schaefer, no one at the state level is verifying that." 
 
Who is Jackie Bemboom and Who is funding this DMV change over of equipment and the illegal storage & transmission of Missourian's private information?
Well, the Department of Homeland Security... of course.
 
Finally, this was Gov. Nixon' response when asked if he knew his DoR was sending confidential information to the feds in direct violations of state law... a law that he himself signed:
“Like I say, we, we, we comport ourselves with the law and I’m not, I’m, I, I, I won’t…..uh…(pause)…y’know (pause) uh, We are, uh, (pause) we are following the laws as written by the, by, by the, by, in our state and the federal level, uh, and, uh, you now, I signed a law a couple of years ago saying , saying, what we’d do, and we’ve following those. so I, I uh you know, so I, I will only say, as is our usual (pause) process and procedure we follow the laws and will continue to.”


What can YOU do?
 

Please plan on attending a meeting with the Speaker of the Missouri House, Tim Jones, and State Senator Kurt Schaefer who are coming to Macon County to address the ongoing scandal with the Department of Revenue's illegal storage and transmission of Missourian's private information.

Tomorrow - April 22nd

11:00 a.m.

Depot Inn, La Plata



 
 
 Stay informed!!
 
The most thorough, up to date information:
 
 
 

Current Missouri bills related to the rogue Department of Revenue scandal:
From Missouri Family Network:
 
HCS HB 137 Introduced by Representative Hinson (R), requires all state agencies to obtain approval from the General Assembly prior to administering, implementing, or expanding any federal program. First read in the Senate on Monday. Second read and referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on Thursday 4-18-2013.
HCS HB 787 Introduced by Representative Richardson (R), prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's licenses and nondriver's licenses. During debate on the House floor this bill was amended to include a prohibition against creating any kind of database of firearms, owners, ammunition, or other firearms accessories. The sovereign immunity for DOR employees has been removed and officials will now be subject to civil lawsuits.Second read and referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday 4-18-2013.
HB 818 Sponsored by Robert Ross and Jason Smith Specifies that no state agency or department shall construct, enable, maintain, participate in, or develop a database of the number or type of firearms, ammunition, or accessories that an individual possesses. 4/4/2013 Voted Do Pass (H)
HB 840 Introduced by Representative Wanda Brown (R), requires the Department of Revenue to indemnify local fee offices if, during the course of its official duties and pursuant to state law or regulations, the fee office is sued. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday 4-15-2013.
HCS HB 859 Sponsored by Rick Brattin and John McCaherty Allows for conversion of concealed carry endorsements to concealed carry permits, eliminates concealed carry endorsements and replaces them with concealed carry permits. 4/4/2013 Referred: Rules
HB 872 Introduced by Dave Schatz and Glen Kolkmeyer Removes the renewal requirements for concealed carry endorsements making them valid for life if not suspended or revoked. 4/4/2013 Referred: General Laws
HB 886 Introduced by Representative Bahr (R), authorizes the General Assembly to remove any department director or deputy director if it determines that the removal is necessary for the betterment of the public service. Heard in the House Oversight Committee on Monday 4-15-2013.
HB 887 Sponsored by Chris Kelly and Jay Barnes Prohibits the Department of Revenue from selling or disclosing certain driver record information. 4/4/2013 Public Hearing Completed (H)
HRM 1 Introduced by Representative Marshall (R), condemns the release of private protected information on concealed carry endorsements, remonstrates against executive departments, and demands the Governor investigate, discipline and remove those responsible. Offered in the House on Thursday 4-18-2013.
SS SB 252 Introduced by Senator Kraus (R), prohibits the Department of Revenue from retaining copies of source documents used to obtain driver's licenses and modifies other driver's license provisions. Amendments to the bill removes the final CCW endorsement step from DOR and places it with the local Sheriff (who issues the CCW certificate already). Additional amendments require the destruction of the new scanned database and the electronic records in it, prohibits any biometric photos or fingerprints, and extends the time CCW endorsements from 3 to 5 years. Voted do pass out of the Senate Oversight Committee on Monday, third read on Tuesday, with an emergency clause. Reported to the House and first read on Wednesday. Second read in the House on Thursday 4-18-2013.
 
 
 
 
  

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Friday, April 19, 2013

La Plata: Speaker Jones To Address DOR Scandal


House Speaker Tim Jones To Address DOR Scandal
In La Plata Press Conference!

Join Speaker of the Missouri House, Tim Jones, and State Senator Kurt Schaefer, as they address the ongoing scandal with the Department of Revenue's illegal storage and transmission of Missourian's private information!

Where:
Depot Inn, 1245 N. Brown St.,
La Plata, MO
When:
Monday, April 22nd, 11:00 A.M.

Jones To Address DOR Scandal In La Plata Presser!

(LA PLATA, MO) – Monday, April 22, House Speaker Tim Jones will be holding a press conference in La Plata to go over efforts to discern the extent of the ongoing scandal involving the Department of Revenue’s illegal storage of Missourians’ private information and troubling news that a full list of concealed carry permit holders was sent to an investigator working on a joint project with the Social Security Administration and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
 
Please plan on attending! It's important that everyone understand the seriousness of the offenses against and the violation of Missouri law that has been done to Missouri Citizens. This is our chance to hear it straight from Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones and Senator Kurt Schaefer.  
 


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Concealed Carry Training Course - April 27th



Concealed Carry Training Course is being held

Saturday, April 27th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Macon, MO

$100.

There will be a break for lunch.
 
This course is open to the public

You must be 21 and a Missouri resident for 6 months
 
Course Instructor: Stephen Akins
Certified firearms safety instructor through the
Missouri Department of Correction

Range Instructors: Randy Watts and Jym Tuttle

Firearm and ammunition will be supplied.
If you chose to bring your own firearm you need to bring 70 rounds of ammunition

To sign up for this course,
if you have questions or need more information,
please contact:

Stephen Akins
(660) 349-8176
Stephen.Akins@hotmail.com

or
Jym Tuttle
(660) 626-7877




FAQ's Regarding the CCW Permit Course

Once I take this course will I then have a license to carry a concealed weapon?
No. The 8 hour CCW course is required by law to be completed in order to apply for your certificate of qualification with the county sheriff's office.
Your course instructors will go into detail about the procedure to obtain your CCW permit.
This is a good site to review the Concealed Carry Laws:

Do I need to have my own gun to take this course?

No, a gun and ammo will be provided for you at no additional charge if you need one.

Would this class be appropriate for beginners or those who need a refresher?

This course is flexible and is geared for ALL skill levels.





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