H/T Ann Althouse
Archive for February, 2011
Move On.Org and these “Grass Roots Organizations” are holding Rallies in all fifty states.
In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.
On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker’s rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
St Louis T.E.A. Party responds
At this time we are planning a counter rally on the Capital Steps in Jefferson City. We need to meet about 10:30am to stake our ground. The moveon.org rally is scheduled to start @ noon. Bring signs, banners, and bottled water/snacks. I have been in contact with people from the St Louis Tea party and several groups who will be bringing numbers. We have to draw the line and stand in the way of intimidation by a very small minority. This is our state.
Details of any speakers etc are still forthcoming. We will have a couple bullhorns. I think we should assume that they will be successful in organizing their rally. Although their web site, according to somebody who has looked at it (I just got home) says nothing is organized in Missouri as of yet. But they still have two days and the word is still circulating through those circles. So all plans for Saturday are tentatively on unless we find out otherwise.
With RTW talk in Missouri, the Union presence in the capital halls has been very loud and noticeable. We should expect to see escalation. I believe Saturday will be a mobilizing day for them, plus the commies and others who are openly demonstrating in Madison Wi, and now moving to Ohio.
God Bless You and God Bless America!
St. Louis Tea Party Coalition
With states across the country finding that benefits for public workers are becoming difficult to fund in the current economic climate, support for public employee unions has fallen.
A sizable number of voters are following new Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s showdown with unionized public employees in his state, and nearly half side with the governor.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters agree more with the Republican governor in his dispute with union workers. Thirty-eight percent (38%) agree more with the unionized public employees, while 14% are undecided.
In an effort to close the state’s sizable budget deficit, Walker is proposing to eliminate collective bargaining for public employees including teachers on everything but wage issues. He is excluding public safety workers such as policemen and firemen from his plan.
Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters think teachers, firemen and policemen should be allowed to go on strike, but 49% disagree and believe they should not have that right. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.
Decide for yourself:
Will an Article V Convention save our Constitution…..
….. or destroy it???
The currently proposed Repeal Amendment would give state legislatures veto power over any federal law or regulation they didn’t like — whether it passes constitutional muster or not:
“Any provision of law or regulation of the United States may be repealed by the several states, and such repeal shall be effective when the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states approve resolutions for this purpose that particularly describe the same provision or provisions of law or regulation to be repealed.”
Such an amendment would call for an Article V Convention…..
The Article V – Repeal Amendment Debate
March 1st @ 7:00-8:30 pm
Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel
Gallery Ballroom, 2nd Floor
7730 Bonhomme Ave.
Clayton, MO 63015
has been a national leader of the conservative movement since 1964. She is the president and founder of Eagle Forum as well as the author or editor of 20 books. Her most recent book is The Supremacists: The Tyranny of Judges and How to Stop It. Mrs. Schlafly has testified before more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues. She received her J.D. from Washington University Law School and her Master’s in Political Science from Harvard University.
is the Director of Litigation and co-founder of the Freedom Center of Missouri, a non-profit constitutional litigation center. His expertise is in state and federal constitutional law, particularly as it pertains to religious liberties, free speech, property rights (eminent domain), economic liberties, and school choice. Prior to founding the Freedom Center, he spent three years working as an attorney and policy analyst for the Show-Me Institute. Mr. Roland received his law degree and a Master’s in Theology from Vanderbilt University.
is a political consultant and a founding partner of Silver Bullet, LLC. One of America’s most successful grassroots political firms, Silver Bullet has worked on the behalf of candidates, causes, and clients on both the national level and in all 50 states. Most recently, Mr. Mooney is a founder of PassTheBBA – the leading national effort to pass a Federal balanced budget amendment. Mr. Mooney received his education at Pepperdine University and Harvard University.
Gina Loudon, Ph.D.,
is a political analyst, writer, and the originator of the field of Policology—the nexus of politics and psychology. Dr. Loudon hosts a radio talk show weeknights from 4-6 pm on KJSL, TruthTalk 630 AM, and is a political commentator on national and international news outlets.
Gallery Ballroom, 2nd Floor
7730 Bonhomme Ave. (east of S. Bemiston Ave .; west of S. Hanley Rd.)
Clayton, MO 63105
FREE complimentary garage parking on 2nd level
Seating capacity = 150-200 people
Rai sed stage for panel and moderator
Please RSVP to Caroline Mueller (via email firstname.lastname@example.org) — so we can get a general idea of how many people will be attending.
Also, feel free to submit any questions to Caroline via email that you would liked to be asked at the debate.
This event is FREE. However, a free will donation to defray costs would be most appreciated. Suggested donation = $2.00.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum
Dave Roland, Freedom Center of Missouri
Tim Mooney, PassTheBBA
Dr. Gina Loudon, KJSL, TruthTalk 630 AM
Alex Rife, Conservative TV Online
Gina Loudon, Ph.D.
SPONSORS AND CONTRIBUTORS:
Concerned Women for America of Missouri
Missouri Eagle Forum
Franklin County Patriots
Show Me Patriots
We the People St. Francois County
United for Missouri
K & N Patriots
Eureka Tea Party
I Heard the People Say
Who Cares about the donald… West is Presidential Material.
Don’t miss Part 2.