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Our Liberty Teeth – Part One

Our Liberty Teeth – Part One

The Fireworks Were Fun – Now What?

Dear Friends of Liberty…

Another Independence Day has come and gone, the fireworks have lit up the sky, sounded aloud and are now silent, the flags have been folded and put away; the swelling of patriotic celebration and fervor had its time – and as happens after every other holiday – we return to the necessities of life – back to normal, right?

After the original Independence Day, July 4, 1776, normal was not what we enjoy experience today, but was a painful, bloody encounter with a fate that would, over time, effect the rest of the world and no mortal yet knew how much or how deeply. 

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
[Emphasis added]

O, Thus Be It Ever When Free Men Shall Stand...

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

Dear Friends of Liberty…

Missouri General Assembly Approves a Con-Con Resolution

 The Constitution Party does not support the calling of a Constitutional convention.

From our platform: We oppose any attempt to call for a Constitutional convention, for any purpose whatsoever, because it cannot be limited to any single issue, and such convention could seriously erode our Constitutionally protected unalienable rights.

The following update is a legislative alert from our friends at the John Birch Society.
We would like to update you on the outcome of an important resolution in the Missouri General Assembly.

Unfortunately, on May 13, the General Assembly approved Con-Con resolution SCR 4. It follows the wording of Mark Meckler’s Convention of States Project, or COS Project, application, urging Congress to call a convention to propose amendments “that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and members of Congress.” In 2017, the General Assembly passed an identical resolution, but with a five-year expiration clause. SCR 4 removes that sunset clause. As a small silver lining, the resolution’s passage does not increase the total number of states with COS applications.

'We know there are jobs out there:' Missouri to end all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits in June

From KMBC News - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.

Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that Missouri will stop participating in all six federal pandemic-related unemployment programs effective June 12 to “address workforce shortages across the state.”

Senate considers election reform legislation

From The Missouri Times by Cameron Gerber

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It’s down to the wire for a pair of election reform bills in the Missouri Capitol. 

HB 334 and HB 738 would revise Missouri’s election policies. The first bill, from Rep. John Simmons, requires photo IDs for those voting in-person absentee, while voters without IDs would fill out provisional ballots to be counted if certified. HB 738 would alter a myriad of election policies, including requiring the use of paper ballots, allowing no-excuse absentee voting, and prohibiting the use of mail-in ballots. 

Capitol Briefs: House approves homeschooler activity measure

From the Missouri Times by Cameron Gerber

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House perfected a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in public school activities — with hefty penalties for institutions that violate it.

HB 494 from Rep. Josh Hurlbert would restrict foundation formula funding for schools associated with statewide groups that prohibit homeschoolers from participating in their activities. An amendment attached by Hurlbert would also require students to attend two or more classes related to the activity — such as band, drama, or weightlifting classes — in order to participate. The bill was perfected Tuesday morning.

Missouri total deer harvest up 4%

News Tribune

Missouri's 2020-21 deer-hunting season ended Friday, with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total deer kill for the season of 296,516.

Of the deer killed, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks and 127,461 were does, according to an MDC news release.

Missouri Republicans moving to strip power from local leaders during public health emergencies

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In action Wednesday, the Senate Health and Pensions Committee opened debate on a series of pro-business proposals that would put roadblocks in the way of county officials seeking to close businesses or religious services during a public health emergency.

Missouri Senate debates limiting local pandemic restrictions

Kansas City Business Journal

Missouri senators debated Wednesday whether to curtail local governments’ ability to impose restrictions on local businesses that are meant to control the Covid-19 pandemic.
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