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Thursday, January 10, 2013

MO Legislators Make Oath to '...defend government'

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Rally Day: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
 Jefferson City, MO -- 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
That all political power is vested in and derived from the people;
that all government of right originates from the people,
is founded upon their will only,
and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.
(Art. I Sec. 1, Missouri Constitution)
Missouri's state reps sworn in today.
Took oath to "support and defend the government "!
Article III, Section 15 of the Missouri Constitution requires each state senator and representative to take the following oath of office:
"I do solemnly swear, or affirm, that I will support the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and faithfully perform the duties of my office, and that I will not knowingly receive, directly or indirectly, any money or other valuable thing for the performance or nonperformance of any act or duty pertaining to my office, other than the compensation allowed by law."
The Constitution is the People's compact, or agreement, stipulating their duties to one another and the limits on the government the people created to execute those duties. Government's purpose is to serve the people.  It's "principal office" is to protect our liberty.  (Art. I Sec. 2)
Today, Wednesday, January 9th, the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court officiated the swearing in of the entire House of Representative.  The legally blind judge's version of the oath varied from the Constitutionally stipulated version, though...
Rather than swearing to support and defend the Constitution, the judge had the entire body state that they would support and defend the GOVERNMENT!
Ruth, that's a huge mistake to make and a terribly bad message to send to men and women whose primary task is to protect our liberty, not government.
One of the things we will be doing at the Consent of the Governed Rally on Jan. 16th is present a formal request to the leaders of the House and Senate, asking them to instruct the chairman of each committee to have their committees evaluate the constitutionality of each bill.
In addition to the framed copy of the Constitution, we will present each legislator with a framable copy of their oath of office.
Please join us -- we must remind each legislator that they are there at the consent of the governed!
For liberty,
ps  Each rep also signed a copy of the correct oath of office, so they are legally sworn in.
Consent of the Governed Rally
Featured speaker: Prof. Thomas Woods
Also, 3 minutes reports from advocates of several important issues from Right to Work to Sound Money to Property Rights, and more...
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Please arrive as early as 9:30 for help locating your Senator and Representative's new office.
Rally begins at 10:30 a.m.  -- Meet Prof. Thomas Woods!
First Floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol building
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Your Mission:
- Network with others interested in constitutional governance.
- Meet your legislators and let them know that "We're from the People and we're here to help!"
- Learn about some of the hot issues and solutions for the next legislative session.
Please plan on helping present framed parchment of the Missouri Constitution to each new state senator and representative and explain to them that "We're From the People and We're Here to Help!" 
If you can, please wear something RED to the rally.
Thank you and see you there,
- The Many Sponsors of the Consent of the Governed Rally
Keynote Speaker: Tom Woods
Three Minute Reports From:
Employment Freedom: Phil Todd
Obamacare: James Coyne
Spiritual Revival: Bev Ehlen
Education: Lisa Payne-Nager
Sound Money: Doug Tjaden
Agenda 21: Bob Parker
(More coming)
Other Events to Watch For
Jan. 9 -- Swearing in of newly elected legislators & opening of 2013 session
Jan. 9 --  Americans for Prosperity -- Hearing Room 1 @ 12:00
Learn about AFP's legislative agenda for 2013
Jan. 19 -- Forum on Missouri Economic Prosperity @ 1:00 to 4:00
Midwest Music Conservatory
15977 CLAYTON RD., BALLWIN, MO 63011
Tom Woods will be back in Missouri. Learn about the Sound Money Bill
Sponsors (partial list)
Missouri Leadership Project Missouri First
Concerned Women of America Missouri Tenth
Ozarks Property Rights Congress Branson Tea Party Coalition
Macon County Patriots Crawford Co. Campaign for Liberty
Sullivan 9/12 Group Capital Tea Party
Missouri Precinct Project Lebanon Tea Party
Mid Missouri Tea Party Patriots
 If your group would like to co-sponsor this rally,
please email for more information.

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