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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Election Day Education - Prop. B is about Control not Puppies

Vote NO on Prop B on Nov. 2 to protect private businesses owners, in particularly dog breeders who obey the law and have dedicated their lives to caring for dogs.

A select group of the "intellectual elite," who don't believe dogs showed be owned, are behind Prop. B.

Prop. B will lead many dog breeders to close their doors⎯or worse⎯choose bankruptcy. Prop. B does not provide additional protection for dogs over and above laws already on the books. Instead, it requires changes that are artificial, not helpful, and costly, which will put dog breeders out of business

Prop. B is more about controlling private businesses based on a false view that the elite "no better" than the "the People."

Missouri Department of Agriculture has been criticized for lax enforcement, and the recent dog rescues show that even without Prop. B dogs properly are being properly rescued ( Prop. B is a phony puppy mill protection bill.

Since our culture is more likely to make choices based on emotion instead thoughtful research, showing puppies on commercials makes volunteering or donating money to oppose Prop. B seem like a losing proposition. However, the only way to change our culture is too engage it by starting with our friends in simply conversations about emotional charged images, confusing names ("Human Society"), and role of government.

But you still might be thinking?

Will Prop B improve conditions in our kennels?
What are the real consequences of Prop B to dog breeders and pet owners?

Invite your friends and find out the answers at these events:

Oct. 4th at 7 pm in Washington, MO at the Senior Center at 1459 5th street, Guest speaker will be Kelly Smith with the Missouri Farm Bureau.

Oct. 16th at 2:30 pm at Pillar In The Valley, Chesterfield, Guest speaker will be Chris Chin, 6th generation hog farmer.

Events sponsored by the CWA of MO, I Heard the People Say, and Show Me Patriots.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Election Day Education - What would Amendment 3 do?

Vote YES on Nov. 2 to protect Missouri property owners from double taxation.

Information below is from:

What would Amendment 3 do?
It would amend the Missouri Constitution to prevent double taxation on homes and other properties by barring transfer taxes on real estate transactions.

What is a real estate transfer tax?
It’s a tax imposed by state or local governments, or both, that is collected when you transfer ownership of your home, land or other real estate. Typically, once the tax is on the books, the rate can be increased by the state, city or county without a vote of the people.

What is the specific language of Amendment 3?
Amendment 3 is simple and straightforward: “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prevent the state, counties, and other political subdivisions from imposing any new tax, including a sales tax, on the sale or transfer of homes or any other real estate?”

Do Missouri or its local governments now impose real estate transfer taxes?
These unfair taxes are currently allowed under the Missouri Constitution. Even though these unfair taxes are not now being collected in Missouri, 37 states and the District of Columbia are imposing some variation of a real estate transfer tax. Missouri needs to head off this temptation to politicians that amounts to unfair double taxation.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Deadline for Voter Registration in 7 Days - Oct 6

You can't vote if you're not registered!

The last day to register to vote in Missouri is days away on Oct. 6. Those not registered to vote by October 6 will not be able to vote in November.

Find out how here:

I try to get an announcement in my church bulletin, along with instructions available to hand out, the Sunday before the deadline.

Will you be in Missouri on Nov 2? Will you be working a poll?

You can vote absentee by going in person to the Board of Election Commissioners in your county or by requesting an absentee ballot.

Check out Kerry Messer's ballot measures guide before you go:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Highlights of the Ed Martin v. Carnahan Debate - Sept. 24, 2010

With great anticipation I attended the first debate, hosted by conspicuously named "League of Women of Voters." There were definitely more Ed Martin supporters than Rep. Russ Carnahan supporters.

Here's a contrast between how Russ handle tough questions and how Ed responded:

Ed Martin established a very comfortable demeanor during the debate while Rep. Russ Carnahan seemed overly focused on his notes at times. Here is Ed's closing statement:

Here are statements by Ed Martin and Russ Carnahan on how the government should protect human life or support taxpayer funding to end it.