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The “Would You Rather” Game… DJT vs HRC

Given that Trump or Hillary will win, here’s the “Would you rather” game… …Trump or Hillary version:

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Who would you rather give 5 acres of your own commercial real estate to for development?
– Trump

Who would you rather have negotiate w/ Iran for hostages and nuclear weapons?
– Hillary already failed at that… …so Trump

Who would you rather have deal with Syria, Libya, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan?
– Hillary already failed at that… …so Trump

Who would you rather have deal with Russia, Putin, the possibly illegal sales of uranium by Hillary, Crimea, Ukraine, and Georgia?
– Hillary already failed at that… …so Trump

Who would you rather have deal with China, the trade gap, and the currency manipulation?
– Hillary already failed at that… …so Trump

Who would you rather have control the borders?
– Hillary will bring in another 1,000,000 from the middle east of which at least 2% (20,000) will be terrorists… …so Trump
– Hillary will keep borders open for 1,000s of Americans to be murdered or otherwise killed by illegal aliens… …so Trump

Who would you rather have nominate to the Supreme Court?
– Hillary supported Sotomayor, Kagan, and nominee Garland… …so Trump and his list of good Conservative Candidates

Who would you rather lead on healthcare?
– Hillary has already failed at that (twice)… …so Trump

Who would you rather be the chief enforcer of America’s laws?
– Hillary has been breaking Americas laws and subverting ethics for 30 years… …so Trump

Who would you rather be the Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces
– They hate Hillary and the continuing social experiments… …so Trump

So… …Trump!

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Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Election, Free Market, Freedom, Health Care

 

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Voter Thoughts On Missouri 08/05/14 Ballot Questions

From Missouri Voter Jason:

Here are my thoughts about the proposed constitutional amendments.

#1. “Right to Farm.”  The language is so broad that it is, to me, meaningless.  There are statutes on the books (Section 537.295 of the Missouri Revised Statutes) that address the issue of “nuisance suits” that seem to be the core argument in favor of the amendment.  I’m leaning against the amendment, but am open to argument in favor.

#5 “Unalienable Right to Keep and Bear Arms.”  While I think the language of this amendment has been poorly drafted, it aims to solidify the right to keep and bear arms and removes an impediment to concealed carry. I favor the amendment.

#7 “Increase Sales and Use Tax for Transportation.” I am opposed to this tax increase.  I’m taxed enough already.  More philosophically, I question whether sales tax should be used for transportation expenditures.  I generally prefer charging service users, and a fuel or tire or other ratable tax more directly associates the funding source with the expenditure purpose. (The advent of hybrid and electric vehicles, however, foils the purpose of the gasoline tax in making road users pay for roads; so, another (fair) way of apportioning the cost of roads to users needs to be developed.)  If more money is needed for roads (and I must be persuaded of the need), then a roads-related tax needs to be proposed.  I am opposed to using road-related funds for mass transit projects, aviation, ports, and the other transporation systems that would be funded by the proposed sales and use tax amendment. Again, philosophically, I would generate funding for these type projects from the users of those modes of transporation.

#8. “Veterans Lottery Ticket.”  I am opposed to the state operating a lottery, so the specification of a particular kind of lottery ticket to fund the state veterans homes, etc., is not something I support.  I believe these expenditures should be covered by everyone in the state (which means sales and/or income tax sources), not just those who gamble.

#9. “Security of Electronic Communications and Data.”  I support the amendment to include “electronic communications and data” in the list of protections against unreasonable search or seizure.  This amendment, incidentally, is consistent with the recent US Supreme Court ruling (Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie) that held a warrant was required before a cell phone could be searched by the authorities.  This ruling essentially extends Fourth Amendment (US Constitution) protections to at least some forms of electronic communications and data.  Amending the Missouri constitution to explicitly include electronic communications and data brings the state constitution into the modern world where we have not only papers and effects that are safe from warrantless search, but electronic information as well.

 

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Posted by on July 9, 2014 in Amendments, Election, Freedom

 

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Keep The Republic (This Saturday)

It’s an admonishment you’ve heard dozens of times.  Dr. Benjamin Franklin left the Constitutional Convention on September 17th, 1787 and was met by a woman who asked, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”  Dr. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.”

Do you feel like we’re losing the republic?

We are.

I’ve investigated a dozen different school districts from Denver to Richmond, and at the earliest of ages (kindergarten and first grade), our children are being indoctrinated into the false teaching that America is a Constitutional Democracy. Of course, they want to say “Constitutional Democracy” since the vast majority of educrats are liberals and Democrats… …and Democracy sounds like Democrats.  A republic, well, sounds like those ‘evil Republicans’.

Our Constitution and Freedoms are under constant attack, and even after we gave the Republicans all the power they need to stop the out-of-control spending, force massive reduction in the size of the Federal Government, and enjoin it to live within the confines of the document which they swore an oath to defend, the train continues full-steam towards the edge of the cliff.

What do we do?

We save the republic.

How?

Ask Thomas Jefferson…

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.” [sic]

The people have given up control of the ultimate powers of the society.  It’s time to take it back.  And, citizens across the nation are doing just that.

What have you done to Keep The Republic?

Isn’t it about time YOU did something?

Join other patriots this Saturday April 26th 10:00am – 6:30pm in training to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to articulate your desire to make the policy changes necessary to restore our governments to their proper roles!  Current liberty-minded civics training only teaches theory.  This is application training, practical exercises, and instruction to turn you into a Citizen Lobbyist with the skills to affect the direction of your local government as well as state and federal government.

For more information on the Saturday April 26th class, click here.

For more information, on the Center for Self-Governance, click here.

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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Activism, Education, Freedom

 

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Remembering Our Heroes

When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story high atrium.

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Dog tags of the more than 58,000 service men and women who died in the Vietnam War hang from the ceiling of the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum in Chicago on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010. The 10-by-40-foot sculpture, entitled Above and Beyond, was designed by Ned Broderick and Richard Stein.

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The tens of thousands of metal dog tags are suspended 24 feet in the air, 1 inch apart, from fine lines that allow them to move and chime with shifting air currents. Museum employees using a kiosk and laser pointer help visitors locate the exact dog tag with the imprinted name of their lost friend or relative.

“If you can read this, thank a Teacher……..If you are reading it in English, thank a VET.”

h/t David Larson

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2013 in Freedom, Military

 

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Fairtax / Income Tax / Jason Smith

John McMillen, of Sikeston, MO, posted the following to Jason Smith’s Facebook timeline.  It’s GREAT stuff!FairTax-AnotherDay[1]

The American system of private property ownership is the most important guaranty of freedom. This was the corner stone on which our founders built our “Bill of Rights” and our “Constitution.”

When personal property rights are respected, honored, and preserved, not only is it a guarantor of Freedom to those who own property, but also for those who do not. Each person is free to move from place to place for a better opportunity, and with no government confiscation of the wealth when individuals are free to produce, more real opportunities are created by the success of others. This principle applies right down to a person’s paycheck.

The best way for government to put more money in people’s wallets is for government to leave it there in the first place. This devilish system developed in America using the IRS INCOME TAX as the Mother Ship of Socialism has brought America’s economy and societal morays to its knees.

A good model to observe was adopted in a land of total communist rule by the Soviets in the late 1980s. It is a good example of evidence as to the original American system’s effects for increased production and industriousness voluntarily exercised among the people, without government coercion.

In that example under ‘Perestroika’ (Restructuring) and ‘Glasnost’ (Transparency) Russian citizens were allowed to keep the wealth they created by raising vegetables on their own garden plots to sell and trade however they wished, and were allowed to keep 100% of the proceeds. Although these individual garden plots composed only about 2% of the agricultural lands in the Soviet Union, they produced 25% of the food!

When Soviets kept the wealth they pe rsonally created individually, they produced almost 16 times more than when it was forced from them by government order (taxation) at gunpoint!

The Fairtax Bill HR-25 is available now with 65 cosponsors. 3 of Missouri’s U.S. Representatives are cosponsors of this Bill. Jason, I hope you will study this bill closely and consider becoming a cosponsor as well. I hope you will seek council with Rob Woodall, Georgia, Sponsor of HR-25, and Ann Wagoner who just signed on as cosponsor last week for their insights.

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Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Congress, Freedom, Taxes

 

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The Missouri Legislature Must ENACT Right-To-Work

The Missouri Senate has passed, and the Missouri House is considering SB 29 which will give a public employee the right to choose whether or not to allow Labor Unions to withhold fees and whether those fees can be used for Political Purposes.

In response to this effort by the Missouri Legislature, the Communications Workers of America Union sent out the following e-mail blast:

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Again, that e-mail is sent in opposition to a bill that would give the CWA’s own members the right to choose whether or not union dues are withheld and used for political purposes!  You would think…

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For some odd reason, First Responders are not granted the right to choose under this bill, but I digress.

Just to emphasize the CWA Union’s claims:

  • It is a direct attack on all of us that work every day and believe in the protections of a union.
  • It will lead to larger class sizes for teachers
  • It will lead to unsafe staffing levels for nurses
  • It would stop first responders like police officers from advocating for public safety needs
  • It would mean front-line state workers who work in our veterans’ homes would lose their voice on the job and in the statehouse
  • It would mean those who investigate child abuse and neglect would lose their voice on the job and in the statehouse

Anyone with a 9th grade education can read SB 29 and comprehend that the CWA claims are absolutely ludicrous.  I mean… considering unions are so great, why would a member choose not to send in their dues and allow them to be used for political purposes?!?  Unions are great, so there’s no reason for them to oppose letting members decide, right?!?

Sadly, the same level of ludicrousness was true of claims about the Prop B Puppy Mill ballot measure, yet Low Information Voters (LIVs) passed it by 51.6%.

The Missouri Legislature Must ENACT Missouri’s Right To Work Legislation!

With SB 29 in mind, the Missouri Legislature is also considering Right To Work legislation.  But, instead of directly enacting the legislation, they are planning to put it on the ballot.  Whatever the reasoning may be, it’s a H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. idea.

By putting the Right To Work legislation on the Ballot, the Missouri Legislature is setting up the State for a Wisconsonian Union and Media circus that could and should be avoided like the plague.  A fully staffed, highly funded maelstrom of Organized Labor disinformation will descend upon the state with all the commensurate physical threats and property damage.  It won’t be pretty:

  • Union Members bused in for massive inorganic rallies at the Capitol
  • Commercial after commercial with Republicans killing baby seals and Union Members
  • SEIU Goons attacking local vendors
  • Democrat Secretary of State Kander’s ballot language likely skewed to prevent passage
  • Claims of evil Republicans firing teachers, first responders, cops, and nuns as well as swatting baby seals

With the CWA willing to make the above incredible claims over a bill that gives their members the right to choose, legislators know that they will double-down on such ridiculous allegations in regards to Right To Work.

What is the Republican plan to fight against such bedlam?  At least one Representative thinks constituents should invest their time and treasure to fight for the measure.  What?!?  Missourians already invested their time and treasure to elect a veto-proof Republican majority in the House and Senate WITH the knowledge and expectation that they enact Right To Work legislation.  It is outrageous to expect Missouri Republicans to engage in this fight once again when it is not necessary.

What happens when the ballot measure fails?  In 1978, Right To Work legislation was placed before the people and it failed.  It has been 35 years since, and we are just now to the point where the legislation can be enacted by the legislature, and now is the time.

Another bill with the same exact wording, sans the voter approval, is also under consideration.  This Right To Work bill should be brought to the floor and receive a vote.  If it passes, great!  If not, then voters know which Representatives need to be lobbied to pass the bill in a future session.

Please contact your Legislator today and urge them to bring HB 95 to the floor for a vote.  This bill gives workers the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union.  Do we believe in Freedom in Missouri?  Yes, we do.

Again, considering unions are so great, why would a worker choose not to join?  What do the unions have to worry about?

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2013 in Free Market, Freedom, Unions

 

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Missouri Senate Bill 375 And House Bill 773

From Laura Hausladen:

I am sending you this email to ask you to help with the effort to pass the “Making paper ballots the official ballot in MO” bills.  These are companion bills–the Senate one is SB 375, the House’s is HB 773.

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What the Bills Will Do:

  1. End the use of the touch screen voting machines (called DREs) for all but the handicapped.  (No more DREs could be purchased and the old ones could only be used by the handicapped.  Ballot marking devices would replace them for use by all handicapped voters.  (These machines create paper ballots so that there is a physical ballot that can be used in recounts and audits.)
  2. Require that there be hand-counted publicly viewable audits of at least 5% of the ballots before the election is certified. (This is not much of a change from what is already required. However, it is extremely important because the opti-scan machines, which count the paper ballots in essentially every county in Missouri,  have also been proved to be hackable just by tampering with the memory cards that get inserted into them.)
  3. Ensure that the public has the ability to gain access to the election records and ballots after the election has been certified, without having to first fight and win a battle in court.

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Why We Need These Bills:

  1. A knowledgeable computer expert with access to JUST ONE of the DREs in St Louis (or one of the other counties throughout the state) could change the outcome of a statewide election.
  2. If the vote were tampered with in some way, it would be virtually impossible to prove that this had been done.
  3. Right now if a re-count is necessary, all of the votes cast on the DREs are not actually recounted, because there is nothing tangible to recount.  The program is just run again.  (Interestingly enough, when this was done in one MO recount, the re-run submitted a vote that was one vote off from the original count.  How do you explain that?!)
  4. Right now there are vendor programmers whose lines of code are not able to be viewed by any of our state’s county clerks or legislators or members of the computer programming literate public, and these ‘unknown’ programmers are responsible for how vast numbers of Missourian’s votes are cast and how virtually ALL of Missourian’s votes are counted.
  5. Computer viruses could change the results of elections and no one would even know that this had happened.
  6. Missouri’s Constitution provides for open elections.  Our elections are NOT open if the general public doesn’t have access to a process which they themselves can understand/verify the means by which their vote is recorded and counted.  Paper ballots and publicly viewable hand counts are the only way to achieve open elections in Missouri!

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What You Need to Do!  Steps 1 & 2 are ESSENTIAL and only take a couple minutes. 
(Don’t worry if you don’t have time to do more! But DO THIS!)

  1. Fill out witness form for SB 375 BELOW by clicking the link  and recording your name and address.  Add comments as simple or as thorough as you would like.  (Copy them before you submit so that you can use them on the next witness form, and in case your submission returns the phrase “database not selected”.  If this happens, just wait a bit and try again.)
  2. Fill out witness form for HB 773 BELOW by clicking the link.
  3. Forward this email or one of your own with the links to the witness forms and ask people to fill them out. The more there are the more likely this bill will get passed out of committee.
  4. Send email (preferable), or call the Senators (listed at the end of this email) to tell them you want them to support this bill.  (Or do both!)  They are the ones who must vote it out of committee so that it can get scheduled for a vote on the floor of the Senate.) REMEMBER, if you are one of their constituents, be sure to let them know!
  5. Send email (preferable),  or call these Representatives to tell them you want them to support this bill.  (Or do both!)
  6. Write Sen. Brian Nieves to thank him for sponsoring SB 375; write Rep. Sue Entlicher to thank her for sponsoring HB773 and hearing it in her committee; write Sen. Wasson to thank him for hearing it in his committee.
  7. Attend the hearings on Monday March 25th at 2:00 p.m. in the Senate Lounge for SB 375, and on Tuesday March 26th at 8:15 in Hearing room 5 for HB 773

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Witness form link for SB 375 — Paper Ballots <- If you do nothing else, do this

Witness form link for HB 773 — Paper Ballots <- But do this too!

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CONFERENCE CALL:

Feel free to join the Conference Call this evening with the non-partisan citizen group who are spearheading the push for this bill.  We will attempt to answer any and all questions.  We will also outline what we need to do to get this bill passed.
TONIGHT! Wed. March 20th at 8:30

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SENATE (FINANCIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS) AND ELECTION COMMITTEE 

(click the link to go to their page and find their phone and email. Or just remember the formula.  First.Last@senate.mo.gov  For example: Brian.Nieves@senate.mo.gov  Tell them you want them to support this bill in every way possible.)

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HOUSE ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

(click the link to go to their page and find their phone and email. Or just remember the formula.  First.Last@house.mo.gov  Ex. Sue.Entlicher@house.mo.gov  Tell them you want them to support this bill in every way possible.)

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Thanks so much for working alongside us in this fight for open and fair elections in Missouri!
Laura Hausladen

P.S. If you want to spread the word through video messaging try these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsB2UYsPPq0   (Specific to St Louis Co. and Missouri and created by Phillip Michaels of Missourians for Honest Elections.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hCyVsUir8k  Another Example of the 1 Minute E Voting Machine Hack

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4aKOhbbK9E  Proven voting fraud! Gov’t programmer testifies voting machines are rigging elections

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vclCSczJIvY  Democracy at risk: Voting machines might be hacked (including optiscan systems)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx5YyiyWOH4  Rigged Voting Machines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL9dXwBlpSs  Obama is Rigging the Electronic Voting Machines (St Louis vote-switching highlighted–Gary Fuhr)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r16LLDoWwhU  Hacking Democracy An Indepth Analysis of ES&S Voting Systems (Part 2 of 7) (We use these machines in St Louis Co. Whole series recommended.)

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2013 in Election, Freedom

 

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