TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – May 2015

Convention Of States

“The most important ‘governing event’ in our lifetime.”

Keith Carmichael, The Missouri director for the Convention of States Project, spoke at the TTTT this month. Keith and his wife Glenna, both former teachers, raise beef cattle and have published a regional beef publication for over 20 years. They have been married almost 36 years and have three sons and 5 grandchildren. Neither had ever been involved in politics, but realizing, like many others, that our nation is on an unsustainable path to chaos and collapse, Keith began looking for solutions that might give their grandchildren and future generations hope of an America to grow up in.

Until a few years ago, Keith admits, he wasn’t even aware that the U.S. Constitution – specifically in Article V – gave state legislatures the power and responsibility to act together and call for what is basically a ‘federal oversight committee meeting’. Like many, he believes this federal oversight is long overdue.

As the director of the Convention of States Project in Missouri, Carmichael helps coordinate several thousand citizen volunteers in Missouri who are organized and ready to support Missouri’s ‘application’ for an Article V convention for proposing amendments in order to restrain the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

Keith gave an update on the current legislative session in Missouri and the project’s status nationally. If you want more information, go to: http://www.conventionofstates.com

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – April 2015

Blue Missouri:

In November 2000, George Bush won the state of Colorado by 9 points. Two years later, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, Bill Owens, crushed his opponent 63 to 34. Two years after that, despite a large Republican advantage in registered voters and the popularity of President Bush (who carried the state easily for the second time) Colorado Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat and House seat that had been considered safe for the GOP. They reversed Republican majorities in the state House and Senate to take control of the legislature. And two years after that, Democrat Bill Ritter trounced Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez in the race to become the 41st Colorado governor – completing a stunning year-long transformation from the party’s unwanted candidate to its leading figure. In six years, Colorado Republicans lost the state House and Senate, a U.S. Senate seat and the Governor’s mansion.

You may be thinking, “Well, it’s only a matter of time before this comes to Missouri.”

If so, you’re wrong.

It’s already here.

Our speaker this month was Duane Lester. Duane has been studying the Colorado Model’s success, watching as it’s being implemented in Texas, and warning and preparing Missouri to defend the state from turning Blue.  Cape County Tea Party members heard from Duane on how Missouri can keep its Conservative majority in the state general assembly and beyond.

Duane Lester:

Duane Lester has been an outspoken political activist since launching All American Blogger in 2007. Since that time he has been a contributor at the American Issues Project, Pajamas Media and served as Editor in Chief at Liberty News prior to launching The Missouri Torch. His articles have been featured on nationally syndicated talk broadcasts like the Michael Savage Show and he is a frequent guest on the #1 rated, daily syndicated Dana Loesch radio program. In 2012, Duane was the recipient of the first Breitbart Blogger Award.

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – March 2015

The April Municipal Election is fast approaching, and this month, CCTP invited all candidates who would represent citizens in Cape Girardeau County to attend a Candidate Forum on their behalf.  Below is the video from the event.

Additionally, there are nine ballot issues and questions on the April 7th ballot – everything from tax increase and bond issues to changes in the way elections are held. Following the Candidate Forum, CCTP members led a review and discussion of some of the ballot questions.

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – February 2015

Legislative Review

The Missouri Legislature began its session on January 7th in Jefferson City and have begun debating and passing bills.   At the last meeting, we split up into groups, reviewed the legislation that has been filed by our local representatives (as well as other high profile legislation), and quickly came up with thoughts and suggestions for their actions / votes in the House and Senate. Should they proceed, vote against, or junk the bill?!

Unfortunately, time ran short for the final discussion of the bills. So, we reconvened the discussion and finalized our suggestions for our representatives’ actions

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Meeting Calendar

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TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – January 2015

Legislative Session

The Missouri State Legislative session begins in January, and bills are pre-filed in December. The Local Legislative Sessions continue biweekly or monthly with ordinances and policies changed on a regular basis. At this month’s meeting, CCTP members reviewed legislation filed by local legislators, discussed the merits, and came to a consensus on how the legislators should vote on the bills.

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Below are documents that will be used in helping with the discussion:

Meeting Calendar

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S.A.L.T. Law Enforcement Memorial Program

When a law enforcement officer dies in the line of duty, it impacts a family that will never recover and also changes an entire community.  And some people wonder why these men and women of Law Enforcement are our heroes!

In every community across the nation law enforcement families live with the fear that today may be the day they do not return home.  And some people wonder why these men and women of  Law Enforcement are our heroes!

h/t semissourian.com On the national average, a police officer loses their life in the line of duty every 2 1/2 days.  Every 2 1/2 days a husband or wife will answer the door and find the Chief of Police or Chaplain there, grim-faced, hat in hand.  Every 2/12 days a child will learn  Mom or Dad will never be coming home.  And yet, some people still wonder why these men and women of Law Enforcement are our heroes!

You are invited to be a part of S.A.L.T.’s annual Memorial to Fallen Officers program.  We have had 49 police officers from this area that gave their life that we might have ours.  We will remember them with respect and honor in a special ceremony at Cape Bible Chapel, 10 am, Friday, May 8th.