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

Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

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.

Video:

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

Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – November 2014

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 will review the different types of legislation created the various levels of government and then divide into groups and discuss opportunities to write legislation for a level of government (local or state).

Join us this month to start guiding our elected representatives in their duties.

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

Below is the PowerPoint presentation that was displayed prior to the meeting:

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Meeting Calendar

Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – July 2014

Candidate Forum

Cape County Tea Party held their regularly scheduled meeting on July 15th.  This meeting included a Candidate Forum for all Cape County contested races in the 08/05/14 election.

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Here is the video:

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Miscellaneous

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

CCTP – TTTT – 20140715 – Takeaway Activism – Calendar

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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Part 2:

 

 

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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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

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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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

 

TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – January 2014

Notes:

After the excitement of our meeting in November 2012, 17 CCTP members took Level 1 of the Pathway To Self-Governance training offered by the Center for Self Governance.  7 CCTP members made it through all 5 levels of the training program during 2013.  It has been an exciting journey!

We urge you to at least take Level 1 of the Center for Self-Governance training.  It will change the way you view your governing bodies as well as your view of your position and participation in the governing process

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Working Meeting:

Tonight’s meeting was another working meeting.  The goal here was to review and approve (or reject) the legislative items sponsored or co-sponsored by Cape County’s Missouri House and Senate members – Donna Lichtenegger, Kathy Swan, and Wayne Wallingford.  A few bills proposed by other legislators were added to the list.

We:

  • Put together list of the bills
  • Reviewed them quickly
  • Used our laptops to get additional information on the bills from the House and Senate web sites
  • Came up with a consensus or took a vote to decide whether our representatives should vote for or against the bill

We obviously knew that, with the few minutes we had to work on the effort, we could easily end up with an incorrect decision.  But, the effort was enjoyable, and the decisions likely in line with the CCTP goals of Fiscal Responsibility, Founding Principles, and Constitutionally Limited Government under God.

When reviewing the decisions of the group, most of the responses were quite emphatic.

Click below to see the bills that were reviewed and the decisions of the group.  We hope to complete similar efforts in the future.

CCTP – TTTT – 20140121 – Local Legislator Bills – Review Results – 01

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Takeaway Activism

As a follow-up on our two activities tonight, we need to continue to consider our Civic Authority and our responsibility to guide the votes of our elected officials at all levels.  To that end, we ask that you do three things:

As a follow-up on our activity tonight, we need to continue to consider our Civic Authority and our responsibility to guide the votes of our elected officials at all levels.  To that end, we ask that you one of the following three things:

Senate / House Bill Review

New Legislation

  • Propose a piece of Legislation / Law
  • Write a short summary of what you would like to have enacted
  • Give it an awesome title
  • Send your new law to CapeCountyTeaParty@yahoo.com
  • Come to the February 18, 2014 monthly meeting and take five minutes to present your bill