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Missouri Ethics Commission court ruling could force you to register as a lobbyist and fine you.

If your are a member of a union, church or virtually any other organization and irritate a lawmaker at the  State Capital you could be fined and required to register as a lobbyist and pay the required fee.  According to Wikipedia, the First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees the right to petition government for redress of grievances.   This is the right to make a complaint to, or seek the assistance of, one’s government, without the fear of punishment or reprisals.  That’s right, just because you don’t receive payment from the organization or give the legislator a gift the Federal Appeals Court believes you meet the Missouri Ethics Commission definition of a Lobbyist.

Several years ago Ron Calzone a co-founder of Missouri First ran afoul of some powerful state legislators and thus the victim in this case.  The following is Ron Calzone’s  background and comments on the Appeals Court decision.

Friends,
First of all, no additional help is needed on the legal front.  Between the Freedom Center of Missouri (Dave Roland) and the Institute for Free Speech, I have some of the best lawyers on this issue we could find.  They are with the case as far as we can take it, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  (Donations to the Freedom Center are, however, always a good idea.)

The opinion handed down this week was by a three judge 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel.  One of the three judges really called the other two on the carpet in his dissenting opinion.  See the attachment.

The third judge pointed out error in facts assumed by the majority opinion, most notably the fact that not only do I not receive anything of value, neither do I give anything of material value. (Gifts, etc.)  The majority opinion erroneously said that we did not raise that argument, but the dissenting judge include a whole page of footnotes proving my lawyers DID make that argument.

That should make the success of our next move more likely.  We intend to ask the entire 8th Circuit — all 15 judges — to review the case en banc. They have the power to reverse the opinion.  If that doesn’t work, we will ask SOCTUS to take it up, but that’s a long shot that will take years to work through.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

First, understand that there are two legal actions under way:

1) The original ethics complaint is still not resolved.  This is the one in which the Lobbyist Guild, a corporation, filed an illegal complaint.  (Only a “natural person” can file a complaint.) Of course, that means MEC broke the law by accepting the complaint.  That’s the case Judge Beetem ruled with us on, saying just that — MEC broke the law.  He totally dismissed the case.

MEC, with Josh Hawley representing them, appealed that finding to the Western Court of Appeals, which didn’t disagree with Judge Beetem’s findings, but said that he should have sent the case back to the Administrative Hearing Commission instead of dismissing it himself.

That original case has been on hold while we were hashing our the second, federal, case.  MEC may take that case back up right away, or they may wait to see if the 8th Circuit grants our request for an en banc review.   I suspect they will wait.

Before the government can make me do anything or fine me, this case must be completed.

2) The second case is one that WE filed in federal court against MEC.  In that case, we accused them of violating the constitutions. The “mechanics” of the ethics complaint (e.g. the fact that it was a corporation, not a natural person that filed the complaint) was not at issue in the federal case. It was purely about the constitutionality of the Missouri lobbyist statute, or MEC’s application of it.

We were on the attack in this case, MEC was on the defense.

This was also the most important case. If I get off on the first case because of the technical issue of who filed the complaint, that doesn’t help us in the future — we activists will still be at risk of ethics complaints.  That is especially true if your are part of any sort of organization, to include anything from a Tea Party group, a right to life group, a NARAL, Farm Bureau, Missouri Baptist Association, etc.

THE LEVEL OF THE RISK

The dissenting judge wrote:

It [the majority opinion] does not appear to treat a member of a religious or civic organization who has been “designated” to attend a “Lobby Day” any differently from Calzone, who advocates on behalf of Missouri First. The law seemingly sweeps up all unpaid political advocacy by anyone who acts on behalf of someone else, no matter how often it occurs and regardless of its purpose.

By sweeping so widely, Missouri’s law endangers the free exchange of ideas. Indeed, a political adversary, an unscrupulous government official, or even a legislator tired of being held accountable could simply submit a complaint to the Commission accusing a politically active citizen of lobbying—that is, speaking out—without first registering as a lobbyist. It may just be simpler for a citizen to skip a lobbying day or pass up the opportunity to call a legislator rather than having to complete tedious paperwork or risk sizeable fines and criminal penalties.

Note that the majority opinion pointed to a case involving the NRA executive director. That opinion concluded that he had to register as a lobbyist for sending a mailer out telling people how they should vote!  He was, of course, paid, so that’s different than us, but the 8th circuit just removed that difference, since they are saying not being paid doesn’t absolve one from registration requirements.  The only conclusion I can draw is that they are saying the state could make you register as a lobbyist just for sending mailers out, even if you don’t talk to legislators!

See what they said, here:

In NRA, we held that the activity that warranted requiring the NRA’s executive director to register and report as a lobbyist was his mailing of letters to Minnesota residents urging them to vote a specific way. NRA, 761 F.2d at 511. It was because of this activity alone, not campaign contributions or the fact that the executive director was paid by the NRA, that we found the director needed to register as a lobbyist.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE

I think this case and the continuing issue needs as much publicity as we can muster.  The court needs to know that we are upset, and Missouri legislators especially need to know that citizens will not sit still for the this chilling opinion and the existing statute that makes the opinion dangerous.

Every organization you can think of needs to be aware of this court opinion threatens their activities. As the dissenting judge wrote, every member of a religious or civic organization who has been “designated” to attend a “Lobby Day” is threatened by this. They should be encouraged to contact their state rep and senators to fix the law that the courts have made such a mess of.

We will continue to fight the legal battle, but in the mean time we should work for a bill that says if you don’t take money or give things of material value you don’t have to register as a lobbyist.
Full text of court ruling click Here

Hypocrisy

   Hypocrisy


By Merryman Wagnel 

 

“Hypocrisy is the contrivance of a false appearance of virtue or goodness, while concealing real character or inclinations, especially with respect to religious and moral beliefs; hence in a general sense, hypocrisy may involve dissimulation, pretense, or a sham. Hypocrisy is the practice of engaging in the same behavior or activity for which one criticizes another. In moral psychology, it is the failure to follow one’s own expressed moral rules and principles. American  political journalist Michael Gerson says that political hypocrisy is ‘the conscious use of a mask to fool the public and gain political benefit.'[3]” Wikipedia Current examples are rife today, especially with the party that follows the Saul Alinsky method of “accuse your opponent of what it is that you actually do.”  Today, Democrats decry the “plight of immigrant children,” deliberately leaving out the term “illegal” – to obfuscate the real issue, of course.  When questioned, Snopes says that the Democrats did not pass this law. The following is from their website: “ Public Law 107-296, “H.R.5005 — Homeland Security Act of 2002.” A primary claim of the meme was that the legislation in question was passed “by the Democrats.”
But, in fact, the bill was passed by the 107th Congress in November 2002. The 107th Congress met from 3 January 2001 until 2 January 2003, during which time the September 11th attacks occurred in the latter part of their first year. On the date of Public Law 107- 296’s passage (25 November 2002), Senate.gov provided its majority as Republican, not Democrat: Majority Party (November 12, 2002 – January 3, 2003) – Republican, 50 seats; Minority Party – Democrat, 48 seats; Other Parties – 2; Total Seats = 100. 
Replying to @MadCanuk and 3 others: “MadCanuk, this is only happening to illegal immigrants. And for those outraged, this law was passed in 2002 in the Senate by a vote of 90-9. The likes of Clinton, Feinstein, Schumer, Biden, Reid

Mo. Legislation of interest

 Bills of interest introduced in the General Assembly

 

Abortion

This 2019 year in Missouri may mark extraordinary changes for the abortion question. There are 10 bills that relate to abortion so far this session. As you can well imagine, there is a wide range of bills from far left to so called far right. For example, the central idea of the “heartbeat bill”, HB 126 sponsored by Nick Schroder, states:

“Requires the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.” House.Mo.gov/legislationsp.aspx

Now, with Super Majorities in both chambers and the Governor office being Republican, this bill should have no problem being passed. The bill has been read for the second time but has not been placed on the house calendar for a hearing. Only three co-sponsors have signed on to this bill.

On the other side of the abortion debate is the HB 536 by Rep. Judy Morgan. The bill would “Establish the Respect Women’s Abortion Decision Act” This bill is self explanatory and has not been placed on the calendar for debate. Go to https://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HB536&year=2019&code= for additional information.

Voting

Rep. Dan Stacy has several bills relating to changing how we vote. They are:

HB 26 – (0330H.02I)
Changes the law regarding primary elections

HB 27 – (0344H.02I)
Requires all state and federal offices to use an instant runoff voting method

HB 28 – (0345H.02I)
Requires all local elections to use an instant runoff voting method

HB 29 – (0334H.01I)
Modifies provisions relating to absentee voting

The summaries for these bills can be found at: https://www.house.mo.gov/

Education

Senator Cindy O’Laughlin has an exciting bill with SB 73 which requires local school districts and charter schools to identify students reading ability and provide interventions from K through 4th grades for those who fall behind. The bill also requires the authority to develop these plans will fall within the local schools rather than the State Board of Education. Find more about this bill at: https://www.senate.mo.gov/19info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=10

Procedures and Rules:

Rep Mike Moon Proposed the following:  

*Form committees based upon member preferences (rather than appointments made by the Speaker or a staff member);

*Allow committees to elect chairs;

Still don’t know how to vote?

Green Dragon GazetteStill don’t know how to vote?

The FIRST AND FOREMOST rule of voting on amendments and propositions appearing on ANY ballot is this:  “If you don’t know (how you should vote), then vote NO!”  Changes made here are much harder to get rid of than even the worst law on the books passed by legislatures!  DON’T SCREW THINGS UP WORSE!–

–It is a “Two-Fer” this November 6.  Proposition D should be unconstitutional!  There are actually 3 different topics in this and it was challenged and SHOULD have been struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court, but it was NOT!  You can “Show-Me” your ire on this kind of a bum’s rush and vote No on Prop D, and vote NOT to retain the Supreme Court and Apellate judges that didn’t think this obviously unconstitutional proposition was actually unconstitutional!  Nothing like more and more gas taxes to screw up Trump’s improving economy, or better for shuffling money around to departments that can’t seem to properly handle the tax dollars they are getting now!  And a POX on the Republicans promoting higher taxes!  NOT in the party platform, people!–Claire McCaskill REALLY IS to blame for an equally unconstitutional monstrosity called Obamacare.  Well, tell her “Thanks for Obamacare, Claire” on Tuesday and vote her sorry, privileged, 36 years in office butt OUT of office!  If she has been representing Missourians, particularly on the subject of Obamacare, I am an alien creature from Mars… (then link to James article–I’m sure that will fit the narrative here)–Amendment 1 may sound pretty, but it is the ugliest and dirtiest trick maybe ever about to be played on Missourians…or at least that there has been attempted in a VERY long time!  Most everything therein the legislature has actually already taken care of (and to the detriment of Missourians’ freedom of speech, but that’s an article for another time), so why is this amendment even there?  Well, one of 2 reasons.  Remember busing a few years ago where they bused kids from one neighborhood to another to try to equalize the racial and economic make up of schools?  And remember how Affirmative Action works in the workplace where you have to hire to a quota to make things more “fair” regardless of an employees’ skills?  The redistricting proposed in this amendment is BUSING FOR REPUBLICANS and/or AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR DEMOCRATS!  Not only would any given district no longer represent an area’s group of constituents with similar views and concerns, but all districts would be renumbered, and its district lines would NO LONGER BE DECIDED IN A NON-PARTISAN MANNER!  DON’T FALL FOR THIS, PLEASE!–Studies (honest ones, anyway) show that teenage marijuana use facilitates the use of more powerful drugs (particularly opioids), that there is a gateway effect, and that there IS more teenage use of marijuana in states that have legalized marijuana–even medical marijuana.  Is this what you want for your kids in Missouri?  Then by all means, vote yes on the marijuana ballot issues…see more at the 101 minute video, https://marijuanavideos101.com/2018/11/03/the-marijuana-opioid-connection-separating-the-myths-from-the-facts/   The meat of the matter begins at 15:00 to about 28:00 if you don’t want to listen to the entire 101 minutes before election day…Abigail Adams

Sparks Fly

SPARKS FLY IN CAMDENTON MO

Students Win

Students Protecting All Rights for Kids or SPARK is a group of students from Camdenton High school in Camdenton, Missouri who have caught our attention. They are taking up the mantel exposing unfair practices of political bias and propaganda. During a recent telephone interview, we were told they had formed about 4 years ago while still in Middle School. The group asked the Principal to review six lessons of concern for political bias. They were directed to The School Board who refused to listen to their concerns. The kids did not give up, however and collected over 50 signatures to petition the board. A review committee eventually agreed to take a look at the course work. Three of these lessons were taken out of the curriculum. Review of these lessons can be seen here:

https://www.lakeexpo.com/community/community_news/spark-camdenton-students-get-assignments-kicked-out-of-class-for/article_adb06810-57c4-11e8-8cf5-6bf815518cf8.html

Students to provide a safety Net

Their short term goal is to improve the educational process and provide a “safety net” for all students in the Camdenton School District. That is, so that students will have an option of voicing their concerns about curriculum choices that contain bias or propaganda toward a political ideology. Long term they hope to take their cause throughout Missouri and the Nation.

We have all been told Common Core is no longer in our Missouri Schools. Well, the only thing that has changed is the name; the name now is: Missouri Learning Standards. The Common Core Label is printed right on their school work. The main point though is not necessarily Common Core; the students wish to stop the political bias.

To be fair, the Principal made it clear that he had already reviewed some of the curriculum and had them removed. See the letter from the Principal at the web page above.

We applaud anyone standing up for students and what is right. The SPARK group should give us all hope for a future where we can speak out against unfair and bias treatment. They can be reached at the following: 573-286-6293 or 573-286-4924 and email is joinsparknow@gmail.com; also face book under SPARK. A web page has been developed and you can access it here www.joinspark.tk donations are being accepted so they can travel and spread the word.

A copy of this article was submitted to the principle of Camdenton High School requesting comment. To date no response has been received.

Mart

Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Green Dragon GazetteDEAR SANTA:

:

For Christmas this year, Mason wants to learn about how he can become an independent human being. Maxwell wants to learn more about how to be a moral, well-mannered human being. Dylan wants to learn about leadership and being an influencer—not just about how to follow along behind all the other lemmings. And Brody wants to learn how his own ideas might become important to people’s lives, and how to become an entrepreneur someday.

Lofty ambitions, no doubt, and not from 6-year-olds full of wonder and beliefs that Santa can bring nearly anything you ask him to, but the wise, wishful thoughts of four 16, 17, and 18 year-olds at Camdenton High School in Camdenton, Missouri who started SPARK—Students Protecting All Rights for Kids. Your first thought might be, adults helped them a lot with this idea. But no. Brothers Mason and Brody Petska, Dylan O’Neal, and Maxwell Spurgeon seem to come by their leadership skills naturally, and despite the anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-morality-of-any-kind indoctrination of the Camdenton public school system, they are putting their talents to good use with the SPARK movement.

It started in the 2014-2015 school year. The two Petska brothers and friends Dylan and later Maxwell, were aghast at the nastiness of teachers and assistant principals who treated students unfairly and even unkindly in an atmosphere already akin to the same colors and attitudes that might be more common in a Missouri Department of Corrections facility than a middle school building. The four told us that one teacher in particular called the students “retarded slugs,” the tamest name-calling they cared to share with us. Makes one shudder to think what else these students were labeled. Who are the bullies again? And HOW are kids learning to bully each other exactly?

Finally having had enough, they wrote a letter to the principal and collected the signatures of 50 of their fellow students for that letter. Things slowly but surely changed, with said teacher and other school officials eventually beginning to be held accountable. Principal Paula Brown even changed the depressing gray walls into a more colorful and pleasant décor. It didn’t end there, unfortunately, as for each year that they advanced in high school, they found several more completely unacceptable situations, even as they continued to try to address situations one step at a time. Their complaints make one wonder where the “adults in the room” actually were: students punished for what they believe, indoctrinations at every turn, the lack of accountability of the administration, assistant principals, and teachers; the slanted assignments they were being given, and where the money the school system receives is actually going. They find it unconscionable the amount of data collected on them without permission from them OR their parents, how the internet works in their school to show them all the bad about their country and heritage but none of the good, and how, as one of them said, subtle inserts in study materials of their English classes constantly impressing students how horribly “white people suck!”

Still, for all the school’s worsening of Common Core garbage (now called Missouri Learning Standards– https://dese.mo.gov/ –yeah, we BET they want our feedback!) in their sophomore year, and which as of January 2018 has been ratcheted up even more, these “brilliant” Common Core/Missouri Learning Standards’ tactics have had an unexpected consequence. The constant bashing of conservative and traditional values at every turn in their lessons has led many students to start doing their own research. And so, while the current high school climate could be dubbed “MORE” Lies My Teacher Told Me (1995), we still find reason to say, “Yes, Virginia, there really IS a Santa Claus!”

See companion article “ Sparks Fly”   by Abigail Adams

No Time For Missouri Times…

 

No Time For Missouri Times…

Commentary in Bold text

Scott Faughn, the man, the myth, the legend–already launching the flotsam for AG. For background on Scott Faughn and his Missouri Times, see here:

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article210667824.html

In his recent post where he proclaims “My column on what’s next for the Missouri Times,” he starts out blaspheming the names of Bev Randles and Saundra McDowell, two EXCELLENT choices for the new AG, but now probably out of the running thanks to their names crossing his word doc. White guys calling the shots kinda thing, Scott?

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt – No. Not a good choice. His family should come first.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft – His office is supposed to be more than just about elections, MODidYaKnow? Yeah, oh, I don’t know…Missouri corporations, starting a business in MO, Missouri historical records and archives, UCC business, notaries…meh, who needs all THAT stuff?

The attorneys:

Former-State Senator Kurt Schaefer – Maybe. But couldn’t that get too political? We remember his Planned Parenthood attack–tho we weren’t complaining about the target. C’mon! Clinic doctors with no hospital admitting privileges in case something goes wrong? Are you just IDIOTIC?!?! Maybe only women understand how stupid this is? Oh–wait–scratch that–a lot of PP women and doctors thought it was perfectly okay, too, didn’t they?

“Former Republican House minority leader David Steelman – He would provide quotes for days and is one of the leading Republican attorneys in the state. He even ran for the office in 1992. With his wife Sarah Steelman serving as Commissioner of Administration and himself serving as chairman of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, he is almost certainly uninterested, but if he was, it would be a very well run office and an office providing the best copy in the state to the reporting class.” Are you KIDDING me? You think that kind of PILLOW TALK and quasi-NEPOTISM is a GOOD thing???

Bill Corrigan – Need a St. Louisan to protect MO law and order in farm country? Doubtful…

“Former United States Attorney Todd Graves – Graves proved himself to be committed to a cause more than a personality this fall. He was a big reason the Republicans had field game Tuesday. He is one who is unlikely to be interested in the position, but would be a natural fit” Are you KIDDING ME AGAIN? If MO GOP is his claim to fame on this election cycle, he’d better go run and hide! It was PATHETIC! LOTS of people STILL upset about the suspension of Rule 11, and that is just how it all STARTED! It ended with a REALLY GOOD and CONSCIENTIOUS Saundra McDowell losing by a mere 135,571 votes against an INCUMBENT, and VERY LIKELY lost because she got LITTLE OR NO HELP from the MO GOP on a STATEWIDE race! SHAMEFUL!!!

Abigail Adams

 

Amendment 1 will effectively nullify the requirement of US citizenship so illegals can vote in state elections

If this were Lost in Space the robot would be warning Will Robinson of eminent danger. Clean Missouri will appear as Amendment 1 to the state Constitution this November. Unfortunately, unsuspecting citizens will go into the voting booth armed with a ballot that has a cliff notes version of a
drastic change to the Constitution of this state. If you do not know the details of this amendment and just rely on what it says on the ballot, or the propaganda from TV ads, you would probably say it sounds good and vote yes. However, there is some very troubling language in this bill and the net
effect makes one elected official the most powerful person in this state and no it’s not the governor, it’s the auditor. When all is said and done, the auditor will pick one person to redraw the legislative districts based on some pretty interesting demographic criteria and in particular a new category the courts will enforce because it will now be a constitutional mandate.  So not only are racial minorities mandated a guaranteed amount of representation, but also minorities by language. This Constitutional
amendment effectively nullifies the statutory requirement of US citizenship.  Here is the exact wording that some slick lawyer and leftist judges will use to grant illegals voting rights in state elections.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Article, districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process or diminishing their ability to elect representatives of their choice, whether by themselves or by voting in concert with other persons.

Citizens should be particularly leery when assessing petition ballot initiatives.  There is no real public vetting process with public hearings and floor debate typically done when the General Assembly passes a bill to be placed on the ballot for voter approval. It takes serious money to fund the collection of signatures of registered voters in 6 of 8 congressional districts and lots of boots on the ground in order to do so. Voter’s need to know where the source of money comes from and seek to find the motive behind the proposal not just in the short term but the long term effect of the language of a constitutional amendment. The campaign finance reform is mere fluff meant to create a positive response from the voter and provide camouflage for the real intent of this amendment. The net effect of
the redistricting process will be to dilute the power of rural voters by lumping large chunks of sparsely populated rural counties in with portions of densely populated urban areas. Under current redistricting
guidelines, St. Louis City has approximately 10 State Representatives. Under the new guidelines that could double at the expense of rural voters. A vote NO on Amendment 1 is the only prudent choice.

Claire’s ObamaCare Problem And Josh’s Pre-Existing Condition Dilemma

The Claire vs. Josh media war has us all confused. So here are some facts about Obama Care in Missouri that you may want to keep in mind when you go to the polls November 6th.

First: In 2010, 72% of Missouri voters, and our state house and senate, rejected any individual being forced on to Obama Care when we passed Proposition C (The Healthcare Freedom Act). The law, however, does not prevent anyone from signing up for Obama Care if they chose to. Yet our Senator, Claire McCaskill, was the 60th Yes vote in the U.S. Senate when they passed Obama Care. The ACA was forced on every person in our state because of her vote. Our vote to the contrary mattered not at all.

Before Obama Care passed, McCaskill hosted a town hall in Jefferson City to explain the Affordable Care Act. I attended and it was packed. The overwhelming majority were there begging her to vote no. Her phone lines burned up with constituents who where opposed to it. 

Yet she ignored her constituents and voted with her party instead.

So what, you might say. That was then and this is now. How is Obama Care hurting the folks in our state today?

Well, In a nutshell, we lost the freedom to choose what healthcare plan we want and insurance companies lost the freedom to sell it to us. 

The only health insurance coverage now allowed is strictly controlled by the Federal Government. Since the ACA, about a dozen companies in Missouri have either ceased offering any individual plans or simply gone out of business. 

Why? Obama Care does not work as a business. All insurance is based on underwriting – so the risk a company is taking on is known, and premiums can be set accordingly.

The ACA does not ALLOW underwriting and this is critical to the current argument over pre-existing conditions. If no insurance company is allowed to consider an uninsured person’s health (through underwriting), which is actual insurance, at an affordable price to a healthier applicant is impossible.

Welfare is not a dirty word, but let’s be honest: it is not insurance.  If we wish to provide coverage for the uninsured with preexisting conditions, we can. In fact, Missouri had a high-risk pool for many years before Obama Care was enacted. It provided exactly that kind of coverage and worked quite well. We can have “protection for people with pre-existing conditions” and still allow a free market for everyone else…we have DONE it before! Amazingly, premiums for our high-risk pool were actually lower than today’s Obama Care rates for most people. Only if you are getting a hefty subsidy each month is your net Obama Care cost affordable.

The ads accusing Josh Hawley of filing a law suit attacking pre-existing condition coverage is technically correct. But the lawsuit actually seeks to overturn ALL of Obama Care. As we have seen, Missouri can “protect people with pre existing conditions” without Obama Care.

Claire McCaskill supported the federal government in raining down Obama Care on all of her constituents—you are REQUIRED to be a part of it. Nothing else is allowed. She also approved of the individual mandate – the penalty for not buying Obama Care. A lovely feature that takes up to 2.5 % of your family’s income, due at tax time. What a deal! You can’t afford the only health plan available and you get punished for not buying it! Thankfully, that penalty ends in 2019—no thanks to Claire.

But we still only have one or two companies in each county, that change almost every year. They offer wildly more expensive policies, with benefits DICTATED by the Feds, with large deductibles and narrow networks.  When you go to the polls in November, hold Claire accountable for what she has done to her constituents in MO – by foisting Obama Care on us when so few wanted anything to do with it in the first place!

Hold her accountable for her inaction to reverse the horrible harm she inflicted on Missouri. Obama Care has been financial and health plan death by a thousand cuts to the vast majority of your fellow Missourians. What she has done has indeed impacted your life and the lives of those around you.

(See the video on how we can escape the ACA without hurting ANYONE)

https://youtu.be/fUbWcGQ_Z3Y

James Coyne

Still Don’t Know How To Vote?

The FIRST AND FOREMOST rule of voting on amendments and propositions appearing on ANY ballot is this: “If you don’t know (how you should vote), then vote NO!” Changes made here are much harder to get rid of than even the worst law on the books passed by legislatures! DON’T SCREW THINGS UP WORSE! –It is a “Two-Fer” this November 6. Proposition D should be unconstitutional! There are actually 3 different topics in this and it was challenged and SHOULD have been struck down by the Missouri Supreme Court, but it was NOT! You can “Show-Me” your ire on this kind of a bum’s rush and vote No on Prop D, and vote NOT to retain the Supreme Court and Apellate judges that didn’t think this obviously unconstitutional proposition was actually unconstitutional! Nothing like more and more gas taxes to screw up Trump’s improving economy, or better for shuffling money around to departments that can’t seem to properly handle the tax dollars they are getting now! And a POX on the Republicans promoting higher taxes! NOT in the party platform, people! –Claire McCaskill REALLY IS to blame for an equally unconstitutional monstrosity called Obamacare. Well, tell her “Thanks for Obamacare, Claire” on Tuesday and vote her sorry, privileged, 36 years in office butt OUT of office! If she has been representing Missourians, particularly on the subject of Obamacare, I am an alien creature from Mars… (then link to James article–I’m sure that will fit the narrative here) –Amendment 1 may sound pretty, but it is the ugliest and dirtiest trick maybe ever about to be played on Missourians…or at least that there has been attempted in a VERY long time! Most everything therein the legislature has actually already taken care of (and to the detriment of Missourians’ freedom of speech, but that’s an article for another time), so why is this amendment even there? Well, one of 2 reasons. Remember busing a few years ago where they bused kids from one neighborhood to another to try to equalize the racial and economic make up of schools? And remember how Affirmative Action works in the workplace where you have to hire to a quota to make things more “fair” regardless of an employees’ skills? The redistricting proposed in this amendment is BUSING FOR REPUBLICANS and/or AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR DEMOCRATS! Not only would any given district no longer represent an area’s group of constituents with similar views and concerns, but all districts would be renumbered, and its district lines would NO LONGER BE DECIDED IN A NON-PARTISAN MANNER! DON’T FALL FOR THIS, PLEASE! –Studies (honest ones, anyway) show that teenage marijuana use facilitates the use of more powerful drugs (particularly opioids), that there is a gateway effect, and that there IS more teenage use of marijuana in states that have legalized marijuana–even medical marijuana. Is this what you want for your kids in Missouri? Then by all means, vote yes on the marijuana ballot issues…see more at the 101 minute video,

https://marijuanavideos101.com/2018/11/03/the-marijuana-opioid-connection-separating-the-myths-from-the-facts/

The meat of the matter begins at 15:00 to about 28:00 if you don’t want to listen to the entire 101 minutes before election day…

Abigail Adams