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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cool Teachers' Resource - Classroom Videos on entrepreneurship, property rights, free trade, global warming, and personal responsibility

I found out about "" reading a Heritage Foundation publication; it's for teachers of 4th - 12th grade students.
Ultimately, Chitester and Mead want to help teachers get their students to think for themselves about the role of government in their lives; they want the kids to always ask themselves: Who’s choosing? provides teachers with high-quality educational videos and accompanying lesson plans on range of topics. These include entrepreneurship, property rights, free trade, global warming, and personal responsibility.   
Read an entire interview with the creators of here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Two Billboards on I-44 Highlight Troop Donations to Ron Paul

Correction: This billboard design was created at Ron Paul Forums. The funding of this billboard was COMPLETELY driven by the designers of the billboard, on the forum.


Lloyd Sloan

Two Billboards on I-44 Highlight Troops Support for Ron Paul

Two bill boards--believed to be the first billboards of the presidential cycle here in Missouri--were installed along I-44 by Ron DeClue, the owner of Alpha Display Inc, a Missouri sign company. The signs promote Ron Paul, who during the last quarter, received more in campaign donations from Missourians than each of the other Republican candidates. These signs were not paid for by Paul's official campaign, however. A group of local supporters worked in conjunction with the American Liberty Coalition out of Wisconsin to design, place and fund the billboards.  This billboard design was created at Ron Paul Forums. The funding of this billboard was COMPLETELY driven by the designers of the billboard, on the forum.

One sign which is viewed by westbound drivers leaving Sullivan, MO reads “Our Troops Support Paul.” The sign uses a bargraph to show that Ron Paul is apparently the US Military’s choice for president. He receives more in donations from active troops than Obama and more than all of the other GOP candidates put together. In fact,, the website featured on the sign, links to to show that the US Army, the US Air Force and the US Navy were the top three contributors to Ron Paul’s campaign during the 3rd quarter of 2011.

The other billboard, viewed by eastbound drivers just passing Leasburg, features the official campaign website: where Ron Paul's "Restore America Plan" is outlined. This plan would balance the US federal budget by 2015, during the first three years of Paul's presidency, by cutting five federal departments and $1 trillion of spending--mostly US spending abroad. The plan would not cut Social Security or Medicare.

A recent Bloomberg poll shows Ron Paul statistically tied for first place in Iowa. Ron Paul won the NFRA straw poll a few weeks ago in the first-to-vote state of Iowa.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hear from the pharmacist who took on Gov. Rod Blagojevich and won for Rights of Conscience

I'm looking forward to hearing Luke Vander Bleek, the pharmacist who took on Gov. Rod Blagojevich and won for Rights of Conscience, on December 1st out at Pillar in the Valley. Not only is it for a good cause, but it's a story worth hearing and knowing about.

Ed Martin
Candidate for US Congress, 2nd District
for a
“No Truce on Life”
Pro Life Dinner
Thursday, December 1st
Keynote Speaker: Luke Vander Bleek, Pharmacist who took on Gov. Rod Blagojevich and won for
Rights of Conscience
The Pillar in the Valley
229 Chesterfield Business pkwy
Chesterfield, MO
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm
$30 per person, $50 per couple

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wealth isn't Created by Government; It's Created by YOU

I remember as a kid talking to my brother about how the government should print money to pay for everything and get rid of the national debt. It's funny how some adults still think like children: wealth is just paper.

Wealth isn't paper: it's stuff people value enough to give up free time to work for. Even more, people that create wealth don't do it simply by wanting it, but by actualizing it--without nagging (or government subsidies).

Gary North writes in one of his weekly tips on "How You Can Earn a Bachelor's Degree from an Accredited College in 3 Years for Under $15,000":
I encourage you in your efforts to improve your skills. But the power of the Day Timer and the Palm Pilot to increase Americans' productivity tells us that it is not our skill sets that are our personal key to success; it is our ability to meet deadlines without letting things fall through the cracks.
This is why a college education really does pay off. College removes external nagging, which still exists in high school. College leaves the student on his own. If he survives this last test -- deadlines without nagging -- he is ready for adulthood.
Businesses hire college graduates, not because of their skill sets, but because of their ability to survive an inefficient bureaucratic system that imparts little formal knowledge that is as important as the ability to meet deadlines without being nagged. College is the first nagging-free environment for about one-third of Americans. Half of them don't graduate.
You can sign up for Gary North's tip of the week at

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Steve Jobs, an entrepreneur who experienced winning and losing

NPR featured a great short piece on Steve Jobs's life, and one thing that strikes me: we live in a world full of businesses who "need" subsidizing, but he didn't.

The greatest enemy of the entrepreneur is government intervention.
Perry E. Gresham
Liberty and the Entrepreneur 
We keep hearing that businesses are "too big to fail" and about companies who "need" subsidies so they can "scale" production to "break in" to the market.

What if the companies that are "too big" are just sucking up capital that could be reinvested?

The entrepreneur, moreover, must be able to face failure and be resourceful enough to learn from it. Some of the most successful companies in America are the result of early entrepreneurial failures. The imaginative and creative business person learns by failure, as well as by success.
Perry E. Gresham
Liberty and the Entrepreneur

Friday, September 09, 2011

The best way to change government... to change the people in government! 

(And keep the few willing to fight against status quo...)

I'm passing along a notice about a Missouri Precinct Project (MOPP) training session in Jeff City on Oct. 1, which focuses on teaching YOU how to meet your neighbors to find like-mind voters to influence, and ultimately, change (hold accountable) who is in Washington (and in all the other little offices too.)

MOPP is hosting a training session in Jefferson City on Saturday, Oct 1.,  and I encourage you to attend. We cannot rely on the Party system to pick and elect our candidates any longer. Change requires YOUR action. I'll be there and I hope you can make it too. 

Volunteers and friends of MOPP:

You probably have heard or seen the announcements by American Majority, a national non-profit, non-partisan political training institute and that they are starting national training seminars across the country on September 17, 2011. Well, the Missouri Precinct Project (MOPP) is one of the first organizations to have a joint training session with American Majority on Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Jefferson City.  Go to our website - it also has a link to American Majority and sign up for this fabulous training online as soon as possible.

American Majority is a national organization that has developed state of the art training tools that our volunteers can use and they will benefit from the expertise that American Majority has developed. It would be well worth your time to come to this training and learn the latest strategies of how to take back our country one neighborhood at a time. I would love to see you there.

I know - there is a debate scheduled for that date between Ann Wagner and Ed Martin. They are both running for Congress from the 2nd Congressional District. But they'll have more debates. I know, because I already scheduled their debate for Bonhomme Township in December. So you won't have to miss our favorite candidate for this important office.

Hope to see you in Jefferson City on Saturday, October 1, 2011 and really find out how to walk your neighborhood.

Frieda Keough
Missouri Precinct Project (MOPP)
"Let's MOPP 'em up in '12"
for more information call:
Now...Join us on Facebook and FreedomConnector my friends who are elected officials, I hope you do not take offense to my suggestion that you should be removed from office. The point is not that everyoneshould be removed, but that the people in government are who shape its actions.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Video of "Protest" for Status Quo Outside of Sen. Blunt's Office

There were pre-printed (and a few hand written) signs and people, but not much energy. A couple of times the crowd started yelling "no cuts," but not full participation. Really, a call for "no cuts," is a call for status quo.

Someone handed me a little sheet that said "People Before Profits" and then listed opposition to "across the board cuts." My frustration with suggesting that there should be "no cuts" is focused on why I--or anyone else under 40--should pay into a broken system. At this point, we're not talking about providing a "safety net," we're talking about a national debt crisis.

By 2020, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid will CONSUME the entire federal budget. Period.

The cuts will come. It's just a matter of on what terms. Period.

Money does not grow on trees--no matter how loud you protest.

Also check out footage at

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Link for Bills Signed or Veto by Gov. Nixon this Year

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tonight: Phyllis Schlafly Explains “How Feminism Causes Big Government”

You can hear Phyllis Schlafly, one of the founders of The Discussion Club, explain “How Feminism Causes Big Government” at this Thursday night's Discussion Club meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Attending the Discussion Club is easy. You do not have to be a member to attend.
Just call 314-416-7722 to let us know you are coming. The meeting costs non-members $37.00 and includes dinner at 7:00 p.m. You can also attend the meeting only at 8:00 p.m. at a cost of $5.00. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance if coming to the dinner. Reservations are not required if coming to the meeting onlyThe meetings are held at the Hilton Frontenac.

The Hilton Frontenac is at the corner of HWY 40 and Lindbergh.


Phyllis Schlafly was named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by the Ladies' Home Journal. She has been a national leader of the conservative movement since the publication of her best-selling 1964 book, A Choice Not An Echo, and a leader of the pro-family movement since 1972, when she started her national volunteer organization now called Eagle Forum. In a ten-year battle, Mrs. Schlafly led the pro-family movement to victory over the principal legislative goal of the radical feminists, called the Equal Rights Amendment, and she is America's most articulate and successful opponent of the radical feminist movement.

Mrs. Schlafly's monthly newsletter call The Phyllis Schlafly Report is now in its 44th year. Her syndicated column appears in 100 newspapers, her radio commentaries are heard daily on 500 stations, and her radio talk show on education "Phyllis Schlafly Live" is heard on 70 stations.

Mrs. Schlafly is the author or editor of 20 books on various topics and her latest book is The Flipside of Feminism. She has served as a member of the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, appointed by President Reagan and has testified before more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues.

Mrs. Schlafly received her J.D. from Washington University Law School and her Master's in Political Science from Harvard University. In 2008 she was awarded an honorary degree: Doctor of Humane Letters from Washington University.

Title: “How Feminism Causes Big Government”

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

MO Supreme Court to Hear Important Free Speech Case Next Week

An important case regarding Free Speech will be heard in Jefferson City at 9:30am next Tuesday regarding the Missouri government making useful, truthful and harmless information communicated by Kansas City Premier Apartments a criminal offense.

Dave Roland, Director of Litigation for Freedom Center of Missouri will argue the case for every Missourians right to free speech. He describes the case like this:
The Missouri Real Estate Commission has admitted that Kansas City Premier Apartments provides the public with useful, truthful, and harmless information about rental properties, but in spite of this it insists that the government is within its rights to make the communication of this information a criminal offense unless you are part of a governmentally-approved group.  The commission has also specifically argued that the Missouri Constitution's unique protections for free speech no longer have any independent meaning and cannot provide protections above and beyond those provided by the First Amendment.  We hope to persuade the Court that the Missouri Constitution means what it says when it guarantees "that every person shall be free to say, write or publish, or otherwise communicate whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuses of that liberty."  
If anyone is interested in attending the argument or in showing up for a pre-argument rally in support of KCPA, please contact Dave Roland: dave [at]

Please post on your Facebook and retweet to build up support for our right to free speech!

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CORRECTION: the hearing is on Tuesday, May 10

Thursday, April 21, 2011

SB113 is not a Repeal of Prop B. Talking Points on SB113

Representative Kurt Bahr sent out the best explanation on SB113 one could read before calling Gov. Nixon (573-751-3222) to ask him to sign SB113. See below:


“What’s right isn’t always popular. What’s popular isn’t always right.” Howard Cosell

....Some claim SB113 repeals Prop B, ignores the will of the people, and the General Assembly has no right to change it.  They are wrong on all accounts.

First, SB113 is not a repeal of Prop B.  SB113.  SB113 is a compromise which respects the will of the people to protect dogs while also protecting the rights of the individuals who choose to breed them.  Last November 51.6% of the voters passed Prop B.  The stated reason for the bill was to protect dogs. SB113 actually increases the funding and enforcement of Prop B, and does not weaken any penalties for violating it.

What SB113 does repeal is the unconstitutional and arbitrary limitation of 50 dogs per breeder. This is the single most important aspect of the debate. SB113 brings up a bigger issue than the protection of dogs.  It asks the question “What is the proper role of government?”

According to Missouri’s constitution, “All persons have a natural right to the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry…that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design. (Art 1, Sec 2)”

The fundamental role of government is to “give security” to the rights of its individual citizens.  Prop B limits an individual’s right to own property.  No one, not the legislature, and not a majority of citizens, has the right to vote away the constitutional liberties of another individual.  It was my sworn duty, in order to uphold the constitution and to defend the individual rights of all Missourians, to vote in favor of SB113.

So, for those of you who voted for Prop B because you wanted to protect dogs, SB113 does exactly what you wanted, and it does a better job.

For those of you who voted against Prop B, SB113 is a good bill that protects both dogs and their breeders and will not harm the agricultural community in our state.

And for the few of you who voted for Prop B because you wanted to put dog breeders out of business with this unconstitutional provision – shame on you.  But rest assured I will vote to protect your individual rights just as I voted to protect the rights of the dog breeders.

If you need to communicate with me, you may call 573-753-9768 or email I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Should MO allow non-English speakers to use interpreters while taking the English driver’s exams?

Here's an alert from Pro-English:

Driver's license bill advances in MO Senate!
MO: Keep up the pressure until the full Senate votes and passes HB 167!
Take Action!
April 20, 2011
Your phone calls and emails into the state Senate must be working, because yesterday, the Senate Committee on General Laws voted 6 to 2 to pass the bill out of committee and send it directly to the Senate floor for an up-or-down vote!
The committee did, however, adopt a bill-weakening amendment that would allow non-English speakers to use interpreters while taking the English driver’s exams.  This flawed amendment was offered by Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, and it was unfortunately agreed to by the committee. 
The House author of the bill, Rep. Jerry Nolte, R-Gladstone, was right to include a ban on interpreters in the original version of his bill.  The whole idea behind eliminating foreign language driver’s exams is that English proficiency should be a minimum requirement for motorists seeking to drive on U.S. roads where only one language is used—English.  Does this mean that the foreign language applicants who rely on interpreters to pass the test will promise to keep an interpreter with them at all times in their cars to translate the meaning of the road signs while they drive?  Of course not!  This amendment is a dangerous one and it jeopardizes public safety.  It should be corrected prior to final passage.

ProEnglish supports restoring the interpreter ban on the Senate floor before the final vote.  Please urge your state Senator to push to restore the prohibition on the use of interpreters during driver's exams!

HB 167 will simply require driver’s license written and skills/road test exams to be administered in no languages other than English.   Administering taxpayer-funded state driver’s license exams in foreign languages violates the official English law of Missouri (2008).  Missouri currently allows the test to be taken in 12 different languages.
Be sure to check out this video from KOMU News TV in Missouri summarizing the opposition arguments made during yesterday’s committee hearing. 
ProEnglish video
Stay tuned to ProEnglish email because we’ll have a detailed rebuttal to these opposition claims coming your way tomorrow!
Continue calling, emailing and writing to your state Senator to urge them to:
1.  Restore the ban on the use of interpreters,
 and then
2.  Vote YES on HB 167 on the Senate floor!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Abortion provider closes Bridgeton Office

There will be a prayer service at the Bridgeton abortion mill, located at 3394 McKelvey Rd. on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  Congressman Todd Akin will speak at the prayer service.  Please join with other pro-life Missourians in giving thanks for the end of this abortion business and asking God's mercy for all those who worked at the mill and for the mothers who were victims of this abortion business.   

Here is a press release from MO Right to Life:
The prayers of many have been answered with the closing of the Women's Care Gynecology abortion clinic in Bridgeton, Missouri. "This is great news for Missouri.  There is one less location killing unborn children," said Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life.  The clinic, owned and operated by long-time abortionist Allen Palmer, closed its doors last Monday.  Palmer is retiring, and a spokesperson for the clinic confirmed that no replacement doctor would continue his abortion business.  Only two Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Missouri perform abortions at this time, one in Kansas City and the other in St. Louis. The Kansas City  clinic does only chemical abortions.  A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has done abortions in the past but has no abortionist at this time. "More and more people, in Missouri and elsewhere, are recognizing that unborn children have a right to life," said Fichter.  "Many people, who previously were conflicted about the abortion issue now recognize that too many abortions are being performed.  A recent poll of New Yorkers found that 64%, including a majority of those who identified themselves as "pro-choice," believe that too many abortions are taking place in New York City.  Those feelings are even more prevalent in other parts of the country," Fichter continued.  See the complete story here.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Breakfast For Courageous Pastors --Invite Yours to Attend!

Not to speak is to speak;

not to act is to act. 

- Bonhoeffer

Breakfast for Courageous Pastors

Eric Metaxas 

Come be encouraged by the author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, who will provide insight into efforts of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to stand against evil.

Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011
7:30am - 9:00am
Frontenac Hilton
1335 South Lindbergh

Cost: $20 per pastor

Download Flyer to give to your pastor.

RSVP: Lois Linton 314-795-8508 or lslntn [@]
Sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition

Pastors Host Committee

Harold Hendrick
Bruce McCoy
John Splinter
Joe Ortwerth
Ron Steel

and more coming....

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Watch the RNC Debate Today at 12pm Central

DATE: Monday, Jan. 3WHEN: 1 PM (East Coast time, Noon Central Time)
WHERE: Watch live at or at
To submit a question or vote on questions others have submitted, follow these easy steps:
  1. Complete the FREE registration at by entering your email and creating a password. (Your email will not be used for any other purpose — just to log in.)
  2. Check your email for a return email and confirm your account.
  3. Hit the "up" symbol to vote for pro-life questions which you support.
  4. Also vote on other questions which reflect concerns you have regarding the RNC, if you wish to do so.
Don't forget that after registering, your must check your email to confirm your account before voting. And after watching the debate, be sure to let your RNC representatives (State GOP Chair and National Committee Man and Woman on your state's GOP website) know which candidate(s) you support.