Posts Tagged 'House'

Missouri Vote on Second Amendment Preservation Act

February 25, 2013
GodGunsIn a culture caught up in firearm fear, fueled by the mainstream media, state officials are positioned to vote on legislation to preserve the very life of the Second Amendment in Missouri.  
HB 436, sponsored by Rep. Doug Funderburk, (R)- St. Charles County, is the strongest protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the entire nation
The hearing for HB 436, originally slated for a vote Tuesday, February 26, is now expected in public hearing, March 5th at 12:00 in Hearing Room 4, but the official hearing schedule will not be published until later this week. This provides a greater opportunity for Missouri residents to voice their support of their Second Amendment rights by filling out a witness form.
From perhaps the most patriotic lobbyist in Missouri, Ron Calzone at Missouri First:
Details about HB 436 & and it’s companion Senate bill  SB 325Since 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 principled 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.

Tenth Amendment Center article about HB 436.

What you can do:

  1. Right NOW, either plan to attend the hearing for HB 436 (time to be announced), or fill out the online witness form..
  2. Pass on this email or another with the generic witness form link to as many liberty loving people as you can.
  3. If you have any personal contact with your rep or senator ask them to commit to supporting these bills.

Ron has upped the ante offering to hand deliver your witness form and also make your testimony available online for the committee to read. You can email your witness form and additional testimony directly to Ron at ron@mofirst.org

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Rep Roorda and His Respect for Citizens on the House Floor

I just received this in my inbox:

I was standing about 10 feet above Roorda in the House Gallery when he made one of his ‘Tea Bagger’ remarks, loudly, to the Rep standing next to him, something like “That’s pissing off the tea baggers!”. On the floor of the House, about the people he supposedly was there to represent, that were there to watch and support their lawmakers engaging in the political process.

Classy guy.

Classy indeed! Not to be crude Mr Roorda, but you could only wished to get tea bagged by one of us.

Poor guy.

What say you, Rep Roorda? Deny your words? I’m sure we can have the transcripts pulled…

In the meantime, learn more about Jeff Roorda at his website titled: Integrity, Leadership, Professionalism, Experience
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MO Lawmaker Wants Mandated Close of Business for Thanksgiving

Heh. I’m really not sure what more to say to this. Missouri House member Jeff Roorda, of Barnhart, wants to BAN businesses from opening early for Black Friday shopping events under what he has dubbed it the “Thanksgiving Family Protection Act.”

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Shut the Front Door! What? More government mandation of the private sector? Further attacks on the economy while well-within the downturn of a continuing economic depression?
Whoa! Not to mention the fact that apparently people can not think for themselves.
First of all, a corporation that would REQUIRE any employee to *show up or walk* on Thanksgiving for Christmas shoppers obviously has no understanding of what Christmas is about…aside from their bottom line…and deserves to have employees en masse abandon.
Secondly, maybe there are some folks who would actually prefer to work on Thanksgiving. Consider the gentleman who has watched the rest of his family die off, and faces their first holiday alone? What about the addict who could be pushed over the edge by too much “family time” and pre-plans an honest out?
But what about business owners? You know, job creators? How about we mandate them just a little more to search…not only to infringe upon their rights just another step at a time, but to step on their toes as loudly as possibleo in yet another act if intimidation.

Finally, “Thanksgiving Family Protection Act”??? I’m sorry, pardon me as I wipe the spewed tea off my monitor! Perhaps it is further legislation such as this, that the people and business owners of Missouri need protection from!
Those of us who do not buy into this ridiculous blather understand the meaning of “thanksgiving”, the meaning of “family” and the meaning of “protection” without your pathetic attempt at abusive legislation which flies in the face if every protective Constitutional freedom we have.
Of course, I am being just a bit harsh…after all, what would be left of last-minute Thanksgiving corner runs for the forgotten bread if you didn’t exempt those less worthy of a rightful Thanksgiving celebration with their family… which is solely dependent upon the zoning laws if their place of business.
I mean, come on people! Who is not with Rep Roorda on this?
*GASP*!!!!
Shocker!

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Pro-Military, Pro-Vet Akin Introduces Veteran ID Card

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The strong Pro-Military, Pro-Veteran Congressman introduced and sponsored the Veteran ID Card legislation, which obtained gross bipartisan suport:

Washington, DC – Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), Chairman of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today announced the introduction of H.R. 2985, the Veteran’s ID Card Act. Currently only veterans who are entitled to receive retirement or medical benefits are issued an ID card from the Veterans Administration. This means that many veterans who have served honorably have no easy way to prove their status as a veteran. This bill corrects this deficiency. Congressman Akin released the following statement:

“Millions of Americans have served honorably in our nation’s armed forces, including over two million who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11. Many of these heroes have returned to normal life, but unless they are receiving medical or retirement benefits from their military service, they have no easy way to prove that they are veterans. Their only option currently is to carry a paper copy of their DD form 214, a form that includes their social security number.

“I believe that a standardized identification card will benefit many veterans. I know that numerous businesses today are eager to hire returning veterans, or recognize their special service, and would like to be able to confirm that an individual is in fact a veteran. This bill will address this deficiency in a common-sense and budget-neutral way.

“I am honored to have my Democratic colleague on the Armed Services Committee, Silvestre Reyes of Texas, as my cosponsor of this legislation. This is a bipartisan bill that is good for veterans and I hope we can work to get it passed soon.”

For more information see the summary of the legislation (PDF), and the text of the bill (PDF).

UPDATE: Current cosponsors of H.R. 2985, the Veteran’s ID Card Act, can be found here. The bill has also been endorsed by the following veterans groups: American Veterans (AMVETS), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA).

The Navy Times recently ran a story on the Veteran’s ID Card Act

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George Washington “Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” (Farewell Address, September 19, 1796)

Via Congressman Todd Akin.

Illinois Bill Takes Aim At State Trooper Qualifications

h/t @Jimi971

A bill that Illinois has just passed puts Military in front of line to be considered for a State Police position. This is usually always the case with any state job, police MODOT, IDOT etc. However, this time higher education could be waived for war Veterans. This essentially means that Illinois State police would consider hiring those with High School education only but received medals for completing missions honorably. Does this scare you? How many great co-workers and people do you know with HS only in their education folder that you look up to?

A bill (SB 1587 has passed the House, 111-3, and goes to the governor) put into action by Dems but receiving fire from whacked out lefties, says troops need “classroom experience”. Under the spotlight is Monique Davis (Dem Chicago). This is what she said. . . The audio is so telling. . .

Davis: “I personally don’t want to encounter a combative State Police officer who didn’t learn anything about human relations or who didn’t learn about the language we speak”

Human relations? As one who served 2 ½ yrs in Korea, 3 months in Somalia, someone who went through training and read literature the Army sent out in regards to “relating” to the citizens of the country we were in, one who listen to (then cassette tapes) provided by the military to learn local language. Sending a good message to citizens in other countries (especially children) were of utmost importance, and to me personally the most rewarding, best times and memories. I don’t get Davis’s “language” comment. Also sounds racist to me… This lady’s comments really pissed me off….. Does she think the State Police are not going to put a troop through required Police tests? All this bill does is give troops a chance…. First dibs if you will…. I personally, would want a former war Vet protecting my community. This lady’s comment shows me, that troops are still looked at as dumb, uneducated pawns…that is so so far from the truth.

There probably is no one more equipped for “Human relations” than a military person. You are thrust into an eye opening reception (basic training) You realize the world doesn’t revolve around you anymore. You are bunked in a room with 16 or more guys from all walks of life. You cherish team and mission. You complete training and are put into barracks with a guy, or guys you may or may not like and have to deal with it. You are sent all over the world with said guys into a country far different from ours with a mission and asked to be good ambassadors. You have to uphold relationships at home as well via mail etc, and all the while having that hole in your stomach that reminds of how home sick you are everyday, while dealing with tense situations in a foreign land that made you feel like you were on another planet. To me a military person has “human relations” covered and then some.

It looks like this bill will be signed into law, effective immediately.

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/11/14/a-good-deal-for-illinois-vets/

University of Missouri: What are Legislators To Do?

So, this story is like the Energizer Bunny.  It just keeps going, and going, and going. . . So, why aren’t our elected officials doing anything about it?  Beacause they think they can just play dumb!  Seriously, I just received a copy of a response from Missouri State Senator to a concerned citizen that read:

Ms. ______,

My name is ____ ____ and I am the Chief of Staff for Sen. ___ ____. The senator asked me to write to you in response to your email about certain courses being offered at the University of Missouri. I would recommend that the best course of action for concerned citizens would be to contact the Board of Curators for the University of Missouri System, the contact information for which I have included below. Regarding your request that we investigate a means to strip funding, the Senate had already passed the budget for Higher Education a week before we received your email, making this course of action impossible for the upcoming fiscal year.

University of Missouri Board of Curators

316 University Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211
Phone: (573) 882-2388
Facsimile: (573) 882-0010
E-mail: boardofcurators@umsystem.edu

Really??? Why the heck is the Senator also not a “concerned citizen”?  Is the Senator above it, or is this just a wishy-washy non-response?  This Senator in particular happens to be my Senator.  So the phones are about to get hot.

For the record, that last sentence by the COS is complete bullhonkey.  Lt. Governor Peter Kinder addressed both the House and Senate floors nearly 3 weeks ago on this issue (see below)

In the mean-time, here’s the latest on the story, and what you can do to ensure that we put a stop to the infiltration of communist indoctrination in our tax-dollar funded schools:

UMSL’s statement from yesterday
The video montages off the classes: http://insurgentvisuals.com/
Highlights of the videos: Tony Pecinovsky (MO/KS Communist Party leader) recruiting for the communist party IN THE CLASS and with the support of the professors.
* Both professors advocating fear and intimidation tactics and laughing about a ceo Giljum scared so bad he was in fear for his life. * Gleeful discussions of inciting riots and destroying police cars. * Gleeful discussions on HOW TO DESTROY NON-UNION BUSINESSES. Advocacy of violence as a strategic tactic.
Kinder, on The Dana Show expressing outrage.
And just incase you’re as fired up as I am about this, here are a few more people you might want to “enlighten” regarding this filth:
Here’s the Higher-Ed Committee website

Chairman: Mike Thompson
Chairman: David Pearce
Other relevant committees:
Gubernatorial Appointees  Chaired by Rob Mayer
Governmental Accountability Chaired by Jim Lembke
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