TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – June 2014

Amendment 7

The Missouri Legislature along with the Missouri Department of Transportation has placed Amendment 7 on the August 5th ballot to allow Missourians to raise their Sales Taxes to fund MoDOT projects.  Brian Okenfuss with MoDOT attended the June TTTT to present information on the projects and additional information on the tax.

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Gun Raffle

Cape County Tea Party is raffling a Mossberg 500 .12 Gauge Shotgun.  Tickets are $5.00 and the gun will be given away when all the tickets are sold.  See any Steering Committee Member for tickets.

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Miscellaneous

Below is the link to the Meeting Calendar for the next month:

CCTP – TTTT – 20140617 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

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Legislative Plunder

By Janet Boston

In the Federalist Papers Plunder is explained very clearly. It is taking from one person to give to another. Our never ending social programs are a perfect example of Plunder. The government has seen fit to take from the working taxpayer to give to the non-working disadvantaged individual and create more government agencies. This is not the vision our Founders had intended for this nation. We used to take care of our citizens through community, charity, churches, Salvation Army food pantries etc.

We should not be appropriating monies from working taxpayers to support any special interest. The programs are financially overwhelming and the agencies are too many to number. It is time to take a moment to realize what burden the working class is being asked to support.(NSA, EPA, DNR, FDA, OSHA, Homeland Security, FBI, IRS, Planned Parenthood, illegal immigrants placing burdePlunder_20copy_400w[1]ns on all our facilities, aid to victims of crime, disabled programs, food stamps (SNAP), unemployment, housing, health care, welfare, utilities, Obama phones, drug programs, busing/taxis children to schools, computers for all students, free education to foreign students while raising our own children’s tuition. The list goes on. No one checks on outcomes of most of the programs. We need to audit and cut our losses.

Citizens are now we are having to protect themselves against NSA, EPA, DNR, Homeland Security and IRS. Government is too big and becoming too intrusive. We are supposed to be living in a free society not direct our lives to the plow of financial support of social programs. We are to lift people up not make dependent children out of them. Our country has become an entitlement society by the hand of legislators. When are we going to put a time limit on all subsidies?

Stop Legislating the Plunder!

Global Warming… …Nonsense

By David Epps
48,000,000 billion tons of carbon is sequestered in the limestone(CaCO3) of planet earth.
1,000 billion tons of carbon is sequestered in coal and oil (0.002%)

Both formed over the last 200 million years. Think about it!

If you believe that burning the coal and oil on planet earth will return the earths temperature to that of the dinosaur (Jurassic) period or create any global warming at all, you are seriously delusional and operating from irrational fear.

Now, Ice ages occur about every 150,000 years and glaciers have covered the North American continent as far south as St. Louis, MO and Carbondale, IL.

Long Island was formed during the last ice age just ended 21,000 years ago.

The interglacial (warm) periods  last only about 30,000 years and that is something to be fearful of!  Bundle up buttercup!

The global warming agenda is a costly political power grab to take over (nationalize) the energy industry! But we all know that: Our utility bills have double because of it!

Also see here and here

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – February 2014

Notes:

Cape County Tea Party was joined by Wes Medler of Crisis Food Source store in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Wes’ store specializes in preparedness, and he brought many of the items he sells at the store and discussed preparedness in general.

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Takeaway Activism

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To control instituted government, you have to be where the governing is done.  Below is a link to the upcoming meetings of governing bodies in Cape Girardeau County over the next month

CCTP – TTTT – 20140218- Takeaway Activism – Calendar

The Purpose Of Government

By Janet Boston

The purpose of government is to keep order, protect private property and provide access to services across the whole of a county or city like education, transport, planning, fire and public safety, social care, libraries, waste management and trading standards.

Government representatives propose many wonderful options for “new stuff” to their constituents in the form of increased taxes.   Of course, who would not want a child to be educated, not have lunch, not to have a Water Park for tourism, not have an Osage Community Centre for events, not have a new Federal Building, courthouse, police / fire station, school, golf course, doggie park, bike trail, public transportation, Phase I & Phase II (911) to track phone locations of citizens, cameras on stoplights or a garden at the entrance to Cape Girardeau exit, etc?

These may be noble causes / projects and no one wants their town to be unattractive or underserved.  Most of the items listed above involve the expense of building, employees, utilities, insurance, maintenance, payroll, health insurance, possible retirements — all expensed to the taxpayer.

Cape Girardeau and Jackson’s populations have increased which increases tax revenues on many levels annually.  Tax revenues generated by retail sales, restaurant receipts, personal property, home purchases / sales, income tax, utilities, gasoline, food, cell phone, water, and sewer have continued to grow to support Cape Girardeau county’s cities.

Thomas Jefferson  stated, “Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands.”

The contra side to the issue is, what is the necessary functions the taxpayer to support?  Should we build a golf course, doggie park, a Federal Building, new school?  Should we create more government programs, Common Core, Kids First, Head Start, NPR, Planned Parenthood, NSA, Homeland Security?  Or should we pave our roads, be prepared with salt for our roads for citizens during inclement weather, update the fire house or build a new police station/jail to protect our communities and create a business environments for more jobs?

Is it really necessary to create a CID board to decide what the restaurant tax revenues should be appropriated? Or should these funds be appropriated to fund a new / refurbished fire house or new police station / jail?  Today, Cape Girardeau taxes provide police, trash hauling etc. for the downtown area.  Why are additional funds required for the same services?

The Casino brings in $2 Million dollars a year.  Cape Girardeau has one of the highest sales taxes in Missouri.  Shouldn’t these dollars be appropriated to fund some of the impending projects instead of raising taxes?  Could we pre-plan projects with existing tax surpluses / projected taxes in the next fiscal year?  Could some of the services now being provided by the City / County be provided by a contract employer reducing costs of benefits and retirements payable by taxpayer dollars?  Instead of being satisfied the citizens supported and paid for a project the Cape administration proposed to expend their tax dollars, the administration gets frantic when the tax is set to sunset.

Thomas Jefferson stated,  “To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt …  I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”

Normally when projects have been proposed for a tax increase, the entire project expense is presented for the taxpayer to approve by their vote.  The dedicated tax revenue, when voter approved, is attached to purchases or levied against the taxpayers’ property.  The City and County may receive funding from other state or federal sources and/or grants in addition to the taxes to support some of these projects.  These additional dollars, if sourced, could lighten the local taxpayers’ project tax burden.  The surplus dollars could be used in the next fiscal year in lieu of government pursuing another tax increase.

If I were to conduct a family poll at home and ask who wants to eat out, who wants a new cell phone, who wants more video games, should we get HBO channels, do you want a new car?  Everyone would raise their hands.  Then if I asked them are you willing not to have air conditioning this summer or heat in this winter, take fewer showers, cut the clothing/shoe budget in order to pay for these wants, the attitude is much different and choices of wants verses needs brings reality to the table.  To live within your budget necessitates making the difficult choices and the prioritization of dollars.

This is what we are asking our leaders.  Make the tough and wise choices.  We want Cape Girardeau Missouri debt free.  We want local government to create an environment for businesses to provide good paying jobs.  We want government to work toward bringing people on subsidies to zero. We want equitable agreements between local government and businesses who receive reduced taxation benefits to have the stipulation that the tax benefit be repaid to the city / county if they leave before 15 years. This employment effort will provide the revenue needed to fund the necessities and amenities for Cape Girardeau, Missouri through many sources of tax revenues received from citizens work, investments and purchases.

To Alter Or To Abolish,Chapter 34

Legal Plunder

Written by Darrell Anderson.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It only can exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

Often attributed to Scottish historian Alexander Fraser Tytler

President Gerald Ford stated “A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Are You Sure?

Are you SURE that you want E911 to know the location of your cell phone?

By Janet Boston

According to the ACLU citizens should not allow their cell phones to be tracked by location.

In checking different locations in the U.S., Cape Girardeau, MO is not the only place in the US that does not have this phone location capability.

I think with cameras on stop lights, the Patriot Act, the NSA spying through telephones, appliances, and computers on US citizens, and the many over reaching Constitutional transgressions of our President/Congress/Homeland Security government agencies on citizens’ rights that no citizen should pay to give the opportunity to our local police (possibly Homeland Security) to have our private whereabouts at their finger tips.  This program is being sold as an emergency protection/security program and it is not. So let’s be honest.

Congress is considering the Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act, a bill supported by the National ACLU requiring police to get a warrant to obtain personal location information. The bill protects both historical and real-time location data, and requires customers’ consent for telecommunications companies to collect location data.

I am not on board on this program.  In fact, I believe every Senator and Representative should be doing away with the Patriot ACT and reigning in the NSA and Homeland Security. We need to get back to supporting our Founding Documents and quit convincing people to consider relinquishing their freedoms by selling them some Security/Safety baloney.

I do not approve one cent to be charged to my cell phone bill for this nonsense.  I will make sure I know where I am If I need 911.  The police nor the government does not need this information unless they get a warrant.

h/t SpyMuseum.org

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – May 2014

Property Rights

Todd Isaac (Ike) Skelton gave a riveting presentation on the United Nations effort to enforce social justice, redistribute wealth, and infringe on our property rights.

 

Gun Raffle

Cape County Tea Party is raffling a Mossberg 500 .12 Gauge Shotgun.  Tickets are $5.00 and the gun will be given away when all the tickets are sold.  See any Steering Committee Member for tickets.

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Miscellaneous

Below is the link to the Meeting Calendar for the next month:

CCTP – TTTT – 20140520 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – April 2014

Independent MD

Dr. Mike Wulfers gave a presentation on his new option for Patient Focused Health Care.

Dr. Wulfers’ introduction went like…

  • Our speaker tonight graduated Summa cum Laude from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He attended Medical School at the University of Missouri, Columbia, graduating in 1979. He performed his Internship at the University of Missouri and his Residency at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University.
  • He is Board Certified in Family Practice and has the added qualification of being Certified in Geriatrics. Throughout his career he has been a diplomat, a fellow, a member, a chair, a vice president, and a president of everything from American Academy of Family Physicians to the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians.
  • His private practice has been in Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau, and lives in Cape with his wife Mary, and they have one son.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen, Dr. Mike Wulfers

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Tax Day Giveaways!

Lots of Tea Party items were given away at the meeting to the audience in attendance.  They had to answer some tough questions like:

 

Quote  Originator
“I have not yet begun to fight.” John Paul Jones
“We must hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” Benjamin Franklin
“Give me liberty or give me death.” Patrick Henry
“I only regret I have one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale
“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” John F. Kennedy
“We, too, born of freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
“Those who deny freedom for others, deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln
“The secret of happiness is freedom.  The secret of freedom is courage.” Thucydides
“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.” Albert Camus
“Freedom lies in being bold.” Robert Frost
“I shall not die without a hope that light and liberty are on a steady advance.” Thomas Jefferson
“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Thomas Paine
“…those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine
“…the very definition of a republic is ‘an empire of laws, and not of men.’” John Adams
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington
“That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence built.” Abraham Lincoln
15th President James Buchanan
17th President Andrew Johnson

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Miscellaneous

Below are the links to the Calendar for the next month and information on the Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser coming up on April 25th

CCTP – TTTT – 20140415 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

CCTP – TTTT – 20140415 – Takeaway Activism – Pancake Day – 01
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Guiding Your Party

Doug Enyart with the Constitution Party was in attendance and urged citizens to join up with his party and become Committeemen / Committeewomen.

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Additionally, the following Republican Commiteeman / Committeewoman positions are open:

-          Republican Central Committee Members (Others?)

 

Precinct Male /Female
Byrd #1 M/F
Byrd #3 M
Byrd #4 F
Byrd #6 M/F
Campster / Pecan Grove F
Precinct 1 M/F
Precinct 2 M/F
Precinct 4 M/F
Precinct 6 M/F
Precinct 9 M/F
Precinct 12 M/F
Precinct 18 F
Gordonville M
Hanover M
Burfordville M/F
Nell Holcomb M/F
Oriole / Neely’s Landing M/F
New Wells F
Pocahontas F

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County Commissioner Will Take Jail — Denied Relgious Rights

By John McMillen:

Here is an excellent story and example of how “we the people” take our country back from the unconstitutional judges and other unconstitutional authoritarian nationalists.

America was not established with a “National” government.  We were established as a “REPUBLIC.”  If you want to learn more about how you can help save our Republic, please contact me.

Who and how many today have the correct understanding of the form of government as originally founded, and how far we’ve strayed from that original framework? How many understand our responsibilities we as citizens equally share for preserving our individual liberty? Who has a correct understanding our State constitution as well as our U.S. Constitution? Who has a correct account of our history as a nation?  If we remain quiet under the pervasive misconceptions that exists today of the constitutional authority of federal judges, how can we remain free?  If you don’t know when federal judges are overstepping their bounds, how can you resist? How many truly understand the scope and legitimacy that “THE PEOPLE” hold as the last line of defense of our liberty? How many understand that in “THE PEOPLE” resides the ultimate power over all those who have abused their power over us, and that we can resist and change the course we are going?

Lethargy, and Apathy are the forerunner of death to a REPUBLIC and individual liberty. …How can we preserve our liberties,if we remain uninformed?

IT IS THE PEOPLE IN A REPUBLIC THAT HAVE THE FINAL SAY! BUT THEY MUST BE AN INFORMED AND KEENLY ALERT PEOPLE FOR THIS TO HAPPEN.

Please read this excellent example to follow, if we are to save our REPUBLIC and regain our individual liberty. If you’ve read it already.  Please share it with others.

http://godfatherpolitics.com/14966/county-commissioner-will-take-jail-denied-religious-rights/

 

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – March 2014

Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum held at the March 2014 TTTT

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Other Discussion

Janet Criddle presented more information on Common Core and reminded the attendees about the Stacy Shore presentation to be held on 03/30/14 at the SEMO Rose Theater.

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Miscellaneous

Below are the links to the Calendar for the next month and information on the Use Tax vote coming up on April 8th

CCTP – TTTT – 20140318 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

CCTP – TTTT – 20140318 – Takeaway Activism – Use Tax – 01

 

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