Start Saving The Republic…

The Center for Self-Governance will hold Level 1 Training:

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August 31, 2013

  • 9am to 5pm
  • 1111 West Pine (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Poplar Bluff, MO.

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September 25, and 26, 2013 (Two Parts)

  • 5pm to 9pm
  • 303 North Jackson
  • Farmington, MO

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September 27, 2013

  • 9am-5pm
  • Twin Oaks Club, 2707 Bonansinga Dr (aka North Bottom Road)
  • Quincy, Ill

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The Level 1 course is designed to introduce the concepts surrounding self governance, civic authority and bring everyone up to a common level of knowledge regarding our role in exercising our civic responsibilities and authority. This course is foundational and will lay the ground work necessary to successfully implement the lessons learned in future courses.

  • Dress comfortably for this event
  • Consider a light jacket / sweater as building AC / Heat units fluctuate
  • Other items to bring: paper, pen
  • Sustenance: Drinks, snack bars, brown bag lunch (check w/ your host to determine if lunch is provided
  • Prepayment is highly recommended
    • Paypal allows easy processing of your registration fee
    • Checks and cash are accepted the day of the event
    • A workbook is included

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND, OR HOST a Level 1 training, PLEASE contact me!
Godspeed!

Jan Farrar
Mo State Coordinator Center for Self Governance
573-979-0067
www.tncsg.org

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – July 2013

The Meeting

At our July TTTT, we were joined by the editor of the Missouri Education Watchdog, Gretchen Logue.  She presented information and concerns on the Common Core State Standards.  She took questions and gave answers.

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About Gretchen Logue

Gretchen Logue attended her first tea party rally back in February 2009 and four years later finds herself the co-editor of the Missouri Education Watchdog – a blog dedicated to reporting on local, state and national education issues.

She is a wife, the mother of two children, and a native Southerner from Jacksonville, FL.  She and her family moved to St. Louis so her older son could attend Central Institute for the Deaf and then the Moog Oral School for education. The family made this life changing decision because their son’s needs were not being met by the only system available to him in Florida – the public education arena.  This is when she became convinced parents should have choices in their children’s education using their own tax dollars as they see best.

She began blogging in 2010 when it was discovered no one was reporting that our nation’s school districts were signing on to an education plan referred to as “Race to the Top”.  Her passion was ignited when she discovered Race to the Top was being promoted by the states departments of education and there were increased federal mandates being foisted on the states.

Now she is focused on helping educate communities in Missouri about the Common Core State Standards for Education.

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Takeaway Activism

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TA1 – Exercise Self-Governance:

There are lobbyists for unions; lobbyists for banks; lobbyists for lawyers; lobbyists for river smelt; lobbyists for death row murderers; lobbyists for sports stadiums.

Who’s lobbying for you and me?

The first step in the process to increase your self-governance is to become active.  To guide our representatives to enact legislation and policy that increases our freedom and our self-governance, we must take part in the process.  And, to take part in the process, we need to be involved at the time and location that the process is taking place.

To that end, we asked each Third Tuesday Tea Time attendee to take part in at least one meeting of a local governing body.

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Public Meetings – Attend / Take Notes / Report

Wed 7/17 7:00p SEMO10 Meeting
Thu 7/18 9:00a County Commission
Thu 7/18 5:00p Center for Self-Governance Training – Lvl1 Pt1
Thu 7/18 6:30p Pachyderm Club
Fri 7/19 5:00p Center for Self-Governance Training – Lvl1 Pt2
Mon 7/22 9:00a County Commission
Mon 7/22 6:30p Heartland Citizens For Education Awareness
Thu 7/25 9:00a County Commission
Thu 7/25 6:00p CCTP Steering Committee
Thu 7/25 7:00p Options for Women Pregnancy Resource Center
Mon 7/29 9:00a County Commission
Thu 8/1 9:00a County Commission
Thu 8/1 6:00p CCTP Steering Committee
Fri 8/2 12:00p Republican Women’s Club Meeting
Mon 8/5 9:00a County Commission
Mon 8/5 5:00p Cape City Council
Mon 8/5 5:30p Scott County Republicans
Mon 8/5 7:00p Jackson City Council
Thu 8/8 9:00a County Commission
Thu 8/8 6:00p CCTP Steering Committee
Mon 8/12 9:00a County Commission
Tue 8/13 7:00p Jackson School Board
Tue 8/13 7:00p Cape Girardeau Goes Green Advisory Board
Wed 8/14 7:00p Cape Planning & Zoning
Wed 8/14 7:00p Jackson Planning & Zoning
Thu 8/15 9:00a County Commission
Thu 8/15 6:00p CCTP Steering Committee
Thu 8/15 7:00p Pachyderm Club
Sat 8/17 9:00a Center for Self-Governance Training – Level 1
Mon 8/19 9:00a County Commission
Mon 8/19 5:00p Cape City Council
Mon 8/19 7:00p Jackson City Council
Tue 8/20 6:30p CCTP Third Tuesday Tea Time

For more details on individual meetings, visit our web site at:

http://CapeCountyTeaParty.org/Calendar

 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG)

By Janet Boston

MAIG (Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns) sponsored by Mayor Michael Bloomberg is losing participation. Mayors are reevaluating the program’s true focus. The initial program was presented as addressing the criminal use of guns and keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands. The true MAIG agenda is designed to disarm all American citizens.

The Mayor violates our Constitution and Bill of Rights by illegal “stop and search” of citizens without probable cause or warrants and makes laws in violation of the Constitution and citizens’ freedoms at every opportunity.

Mayor Bloomberg’s transgressions against citizens are many. He uses his wealth / power of position to influence elections, buy lobbyists and persuade politicians to support the agenda. He has been noted in falsifying gun violence numbers by including criminals murdered in police confrontations. It is unfortunate that he has used the deaths of the innocent as political pawns for the Anti-Gun Agenda.

Mayor Bloomberg continues his quest to dismantle the Constitution and Bill of Rights. He enjoys safety, guards, guns, and Hummers but denies citizens the ability defend themselves . He discounts individual privacy, liberty, freedom, to further disarm American Citizens.

Hold Mayor Bloomberg and your Mayor accountable. Politicians who violate their oath of office to uphold the US Constitution and Bill of Rights should be removed from office as they are in direct conflict of their responsibility to their citizens. The blame for criminal violence should not be laid at the feet of the law-abiding gun owner.

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – June 2013

The Meeting

At our June TTTT, we were joined by Cape Girardeau city council members Wayne Bowen and Trent Summers.  They presented information about the city’s financial health, plans for growth, and tax issues.  They also took suggestions from the audience for how to better the city:

Spending:

  • Stop light at Sprigg and New Madrid
  • River-side wall development / Boardwalk
  • Viewing stand to look over the wall when river is up
  • Locally grown foods at the schools
  • Christmas get-the-heck-out-of-St-Louis advertising / weekend (CVB)
  • GPS Devices in the Fleet
  • Yellow flashing left-turn signals
  • Improve intersection / roadway in front of Wal-Mart / Sam’s

Non-Spending

  • Improve State labor laws (prevailing wage) allowing cities to better privatize various operations
  • Think further ahead when creating new roads
  • Pension reform?  Done in 2004.  More?
  • Volunteer Furloughs
  • City property advertising revenue
    • Leased land for electronic billboards
    • Cellphone towers
  • Elimination of fee waivers
  • Stop charging at Shawnee
  • Changes to first-responder / ambulance service to improve ambulance response time
  • Leasing vehicles for savings
  • Increase number of users per vehicle
  • Vendor evaluation project

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Takeaway Activism

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TA1 – Exercise Self-Governance:

There are lobbyists for unions; lobbyists for banks; lobbyists for lawyers; lobbyists for river smelt; lobbyists for death row murderers; lobbyists for sports stadiums.

Who’s lobbying for you and me?

The first step in the process to increase your self-governance is to become active.  To guide our representatives to enact legislation and policy that increases our freedom and our self-governance, we must take part in the process.  And, to take part in the process, we need to be involved at the time and location that the process is taking place.

To that end, we asked each Third Tuesday Tea Time attendee to take part in at least one meeting of a local governing body.

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Public Meetings – Attend / Take Notes / Report

Wed 6/19 7:00pm SEMO10 Meeting
Thu 6/20 9:00am County Commission
Thu 6/20 6:30pm Pachyderm Club
Sun 6/23 5:00pm CCTP Steering Committee – Reschedule
Mon 6/24 9:00am County Commission
Mon 6/24 6:30pm Heartland Citizens For Education Awareness
Thu 6/27 9:00am County Commission
Thu 6/27 6:00pm CCTP Steering Committee
Mon 7/1 9:00am County Commission
Mon 7/1 5:00pm Cape City Council
Mon 7/1 5:30pm Scott County Republicans
Mon 7/1 7:00pm Jackson City Council
Thu 7/4 10:00am

CCTP Dunk A Tea Bag / Jackson City Park

Fri 7/5 12:00pm NO Republican Women’s Club Meeting
Mon 7/8 9:00am County Commission
Mon 7/8 7:00pm Republican Central Committee Meeting
Tue 7/9 7:00pm Jackson School Board
Wed 7/10 7:00pm Cape Planning & Zoning
Wed 7/10 7:00pm Jackson Planning & Zoning
Thu 7/11 9:00am County Commission
Thu 7/11 6:00pm CCTP Steering Committee
Fri 7/12 12:00pm Republican Women’s Club Meeting
Mon 7/15 9:00am County Commission
Mon 7/15 5:00pm Cape City Council
Mon 7/15 7:00pm Jackson City Council
Tue 7/16 6:30pm CCTP Third Tuesday Tea Time
Thu 7/18 5:00pm Center for Self-Governance Training – Lvl1 Pt1
Fri 7/19 5:00pm Center for Self-Governance Training – Lvl1 Pt2

Vote To Override Nixon’s HB253 Veto

By Darrell Seabaugh:

Dear Rep. Hampton,
Dear Rep. Gannon,
Dear Rep. Fowler,

It has come to my attention in a recent news article that you were undecided on how you will vote in the next upcoming session regarding the Missouri Income Tax Cut bill (which initially you voted against) that passed both chambers of THE Missouri Legislature but was ultimately vetoed by Gov. J. Nixon.  While I understand your initial position, I nonetheless feH/T missouri.eduel you need to carefully reconsider what is ultimately at stake here.  This is not about our cutting taxes at the expense of our public school systems thereby degrading our children’s quality of education…nor is it about our having to cut or scale back on anything.  It is NOT even a Republican or Democrat partisan issue.  What is at stake here is simply this…JOBS!  And that’s a Missouri issue, no matter what stripe you are!

With no less than five “Right-To-Work” states adjacent to Missouri’s borders, our state is getting killed in the jobs market.  As a state, we are not competitive: not in attracting new jobs, not even in retaining existing jobs.  Cape Girardeau recently got word we are losing over 400 jobs (NARS) and now another 90+ jobs when Spartech closes its door next year.  And that’s just one city with fewer than 38,000 people.  If this trend continues to be left unchecked, fewer Missourians will have jobs than ever before.  Tax revenue will be at an all time low.  How do you think that will impact OUR schools and our state overall?

Lowering Missouri Income Taxes & Corporate Business taxes will go along way in leveling the “jobs” playing field for our state.  I’d much rather prefer having more people having more jobs while paying less taxes (thereby having more to spend to spur growth and also sharing our state tax burden) to keep our state finances solvent rather than having fewer Missourians having fewer jobs having to pay more in taxes (stagflation)!  And do you really want your children coming out of schools only to find no jobs or only few part time jobs?  They will have little choice but to leave this state to look for work elsewhere.  Passing this bill will help to spur real personal growth, attract new businesses and create new jobs…REAL jobs!…and will help retain our existing jobs!

Therefore I urge you to vote FOR the State Income Tax Bill and OVERRIDE Gov. Nixon’s veto in this upcoming September’s legislative session.

Cordial regards,
Darrell W. Seabaugh.

Real Work Force – 07/31/13

Graph - General - Decreasing - 01

The FedGov released its unemployment propaganda for July 2013 this week showing a 0.1% drop in the unemployment rate.  Our friends at ZeroHedge said, “So much for the trends of beats: July non-farm payrolls +162K missing expectations of 185K; June was revised lower to 188K and the unemployment rate dips from 7.5% to 7.4%. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined from 155,835 to 155,798 or 37K, driven by an increase of people not in labor force to 89,957 – just shy of the all time high. This also means that the labor force participation rate once again ticked down to 63.4% from 63.5%.”

FedGov and ZeroHedge calculations still don’t really show the true picture of employment in America.  They don’t answer this question:

Ignoring all demographics, who is in the wagon versus who is pulling the wagon?

How many people are working as a percent of all the people in the United States?  Once again, that number reversed its trend:

.RWF - 20130731 - Real Work Force - 01 .

At the end of Clinton’s administration, over 50% of the population in America were in the labor force!  That number stayed mostly the same and then increased through through the early parts of 2007.  That percentage has decreased since the beginning of 2007 and is now down by nearly 2%.  You’re welcome to comment below as to what happened in early 2007 to turn the trend around.

In today’s numbers, that’s a reduction of almost 6,000,000 jobs.

.Below is the percentage of change from month-to-month

RWF - 20130731 - Real Work Force (Percent Change) - 01

Labor Force Data from bls.gov:

RWF - 20130731 - Labor Force - 01

Population Estimate from census.gov

RWF - 20130731 - Population Estimate - 01

Things won’t get better in this country until millions more people are pulling the wagon!