4-14: Missouri Lutherans, Blood Moons, Impeach Eric Holder, IRS threatens Ron Paul, and Sesquicentennial

moactnewsThe following represents some of the correspondence Missouri Tenth received this past week from activists all over Missouri. We think you’ll find many of what they have to share of interest.

Missouri Lutheran Church speaks up on Obamacare: American Vision writes that, “I was pleasantly surprised to see the President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), in his official capacity, publish an overt outcry against statism on his church’s blog. The article, ‘Tired of Hobby Lobby?,’ warned Lutherans not to be weary of this important battle: our country was founded on inalienable rights, including freedom of worship, ‘And no one, not even the government, gets to tell you how to do that.’ But I have to wonder, considering the nature of the political problem, and the long time that such an outcry has been in coming, is it not a little too late on the part of our ‘two kingdom’ brethren? And is it not a little selective to speak up on just this issue?” Read more at American Vision.

IRS threatens Ron Paul: Ron Paul at Campaign for Liberty writes that, “Just days ago, Campaign for Liberty received a letter fining us and DEMANDING we turn over sensitive contributor information to the IRS. The statists’ goal is to cripple Campaign for Liberty and perhaps even force us to shut our doors.  So I need you to tell me what to do.” Vote at the following Campaign for Liberty Link.

Wrong about Blood Moons: Dr. Joel McDurmon writes that, “I have previously written a lengthier piece on Hagee’s ‘four blood moons’ predictions, detailing the alarming level of date-setting in which he has engaged. In short, he openly ties to this lunar ‘tetrad’ event to biblical prophecies in which he says Russia and Iran will be wiped off the map, the battle of Ezekiel 38 will occur, and ‘your redemption draweth nigh.’ For these reasons I concluded that Hagee has gone far beyond anything Harold Camping ever did, and ought to be treated with the same utter rejection when his predictions fail.” Read more at Wrong About Blood Moons.

lengthier piece on Hagee’s “four blood moons” predictions, detailing the alarming level of date-setting in which he has engaged. In short, he openly ties to this lunar “tetrad” event to biblical prophecies in which he says Russia and Iran will be wiped off the map, the battle of Ezekiel 38 will occur, and “your redemption draweth nigh.” For these reasons I concluded that Hagee has gone far beyond anything Harold Camping ever did, and ought to be treated with the same utter rejection when his predictions fail. – See more at: http://americanvision.org/10521/john-hagee-certainly-wrong-blood-moons/#sthash.20HVsc8L.ujfMcLKf.dpuf

Impeach Eric Holder: FreedomWorks writes that, “Senator Ted Cruz says Eric Holder is the ‘most partisan Attorney General the country has ever had,’ and that he needs to be impeached for ‘defying Congress and the rule of law.’ Do you agree? Eric Holder refuses to take action against former IRS official Lois Lerner who illegally targeted Tea Party organizations – even though Congress held her in contempt! It’s time for Eric Holder to go. His job is to uphold the rule of law, not protect Obama’s cronies.” Take a look at FreedomWorks petition to Impeach Eric Holder here

Cultural Marxism in remembering War Between the States:  In comparing the Sesquicentennial observance of the War Between the States with the Centennial Observance in 1961, Dr. Clyde N. Wilson writes that, “America in 2011 is a very different country than America in 1961. The long march of cultural Marxism (political correctness) through American institutions, which began in the 1930′s, has achieved most of its objectives. Schools at every level, media, clergy, government agencies, and politicians are now captive to a false dogma of history as conflict between an evil past and the forces of revolution struggling toward a glorious future (This is exactly the way that Karl Marx, who knew nothing about America, described The War).”  Read more at the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Site.

 

I was pleasantly surprised to see the President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), in his official capacity, publish an overt outcry against statism on his church’s blog. The article, “Tired of Hobby Lobby?,” warned Lutherans not to be weary of this important battle: our country was founded on inalienable rights, including freedom of worship, “And no one, not even the government, gets to tell you how to do that.”

But I have to wonder, considering the nature of the political problem, and the long time that such an outcry has been in coming, is it not a little too late on the part of our “two kingdom” brethren? And is it not a little selective to speak up on just this issue?

- See more at: http://americanvision.org/10500/lutherans-cry-state-late/#sthash.S5vwJddx.rQCEflPz.dpuf

I was pleasantly surprised to see the President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), in his official capacity, publish an overt outcry against statism on his church’s blog. The article, “Tired of Hobby Lobby?,” warned Lutherans not to be weary of this important battle: our country was founded on inalienable rights, including freedom of worship, “And no one, not even the government, gets to tell you how to do that.”

But I have to wonder, considering the nature of the political problem, and the long time that such an outcry has been in coming, is it not a little too late on the part of our “two kingdom” brethren? And is it not a little selective to speak up on just this issue?

- See more at: http://americanvision.org/10500/lutherans-cry-state-late/#sthash.S5vwJddx.rQCEflPz.dpuf

I was pleasantly surprised to see the President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), in his official capacity, publish an overt outcry against statism on his church’s blog. The article, “Tired of Hobby Lobby?,” warned Lutherans not to be weary of this important battle: our country was founded on inalienable rights, including freedom of worship, “And no one, not even the government, gets to tell you how to do that.”

But I have to wonder, considering the nature of the political problem, and the long time that such an outcry has been in coming, is it not a little too late on the part of our “two kingdom” brethren? And is it not a little selective to speak up on just this issue?

- See more at: http://americanvision.org/10500/lutherans-cry-state-late/#sthash.S5vwJddx.rQCEflPz.dpuf

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Action Alert! Hearing Tuesday on Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act

Mo2ndFrom Missouri First: A lot has been going on behind the scenes the last few weeks with the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The Senate version has passed in the Senate and needs only one more vote by the House, if it’s not amended, and it will go to the Governor’s desk.

Since passing the Senate, however, ways of greatly improving the effectiveness of the bill have been discovered, and the House version of SAPA (HB 1439) is the vehicle for those improvements. The Senate version (SB 613) is being held in reserve, just in case something happens to HB 1439.

Be sure to read more at the Missouri First SAPA Resource Page for an explanation of the improvements to be considered at the Senate General Laws Committee meeting this coming Tuesday. Read the proposed substitute here: Proposed-SCS-HCS-HB1439.pdf

The Hearing on Tuesday, April 15, is with the General Laws Committee (Senator Brian Nieves, Chairman). Please fill out your witness form now, as these will be hand-delivered to the committee. We need hundreds of witness forms to show you still demand action!

Fill out a Witness Form: Witness form link for HB 1439

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Southerner says: The South is OUR Home!

SouthisourhomeWe’d certainly be remiss if, as a states’ rights blog, we neglected to report in regards to the growing movement of Southern Activism. The following words and photos, sent to us by Johnny UnReconstructed, concerns some of his interesting experiences and observations while in Washington D.C. Agree? Disagree? Write a comment and let us know what you think!

So why did I feel it necessary to have my picture taken with a Confederate Battle Flag in D.C.? To be a troll? Because I am bitter? Bored? Attention?

I actually prefer to fly under the radar and shun attention. So why? Because, I live here. The South is my homeland. It’s that simple. You don’t need my answer with a priori or a posteriori reasoning. I’m done speaking in hayseed talk. I’m done speaking in Abbeville talk. I live here. The South is my homeland.

I first realized the power of a Confederate Battle Flag when posing for a pic of it at the Lee Mansion at Arlington. Looks of disgust. At Robert E. Lee’s home! What began as just having a good time with one of my brothers ended in carrying colors onto an enemy battlefield. The National Park Service guide sure laid on ‘Lee was considered a traitor’ line quite much in the background with tourists once he saw the unfurling of a Battle Flag. It’s then I realized the mere sight of such a flag brought fear and hatred at its unfurling. Why fly a Confederate flag at the Lee Mansion? Because we live here. The South is our land.

I thought it not an oversight that George Washington Parke Custis’ grave alongside with his wife lay nearly forgotten within Arlington Cemetery. I visited the graves. I don’t understand Custis’ man worship of Washington. But, I know two things. Custis loved Washington for adopting him as his own son. Washington raised him as his own son. I would also love and admire such a man. And, I know that Custis’ daughter loved her parents, loved her husband, loved her children, loved her homeland, loved her Arlington, and loved her Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. There would have been no Arlington or Washington relics without Custis. Yet, he is treated at Arlington like some forgotten stepchild. Hence, my disgust when seeing the Kennedy’s and Robert McNamara’s graves in front of his home. Let alone all the other graves there and the Imperial theft of Arlington. Why would it upset me? Because we live here. The South is our land.

Reject-Abraham-Lincoln-the-US-EmpireSo, why pose for a pic of a Confederate Battle Flag inside the Lincoln Memorial. You call it a Memorial. I call it a temple to a false god. America’s secular god. In terms of civil religion, the Temple of Lincoln exists as America’s Holy of Holies. If you really think that temple is not religious in nature, then I would say just quit reading my thoughts right now. Honey Boo Boo is on TV some where. It’s calling you. I entered America’s holy of false holies almost like Pompey entering the Jewish temple. Unlike Pompey, I did not see the awe in the Temple of Lincoln. I saw an affront to Christ Jesus. And, I saw an affront to freedom and the South. I was courteous before I posed for the pic. I let others get their pictures taken before me. The person right before me was a young Black child having a great time. He reminded me of the times my Dad took me to historical places. I fully raised the Confederate Battle Flag knowing I may not make it out of the temple without a fight. I was violating sacred ground, sacred space, and America’s Caesar. One guy called me jerk. I made it out alive. But, why did I pose for the pic? Very simple. Lincoln was a tyrant. He forever changed the nature of American government. He sent an invading army into my homeland subjugating us. And thus, bringing Progressiveness and unGodliness to my land. The foreign army still occupies our land. We live here. The South is our land.

Lastly, let me explain my pic before the Capitol. An ex or current military man came up to me threatening violence and cursing at me after I unfurled the colors at the Capitol Building. He reminded me of two things. One, he was why I don’t support the troops. Not only have American wars led to a loss of liberties at home, not only do Imperial troops still occupy the South, but his arrogance in demanding I give him respect because he served in the USMC knew no bounds. Two, the current generation of U.S. troops possess some thing I have never seen in WW2, Korean, and Viet Nam vets. He possessed no humility. He demanded I respect him. I have never encountered such veterans from pre-1991 military service. My grandfather lost his brother in WW2 and never expected others to kneel at his feet for his brother’s sacrifice. These current batch of soldiers are not only a product of the Warfare-Welfare State, but they are also a product of improper parenting.

I realized what some thought was trolling, photo-ops, attention seeking, boredom, was really carrying a Battle Flag into a modern day battle and drawing a line in the sand. Why? No more. No more retreat. No more occupation. No more emasculation. No more demographic replacement. No more attacks upon Christ Jesus. No more attacks upon the South. No more attacks on our liberties. Why? Because we live here. The South is our land.

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4-3 Missouri Activist News

moactnewsThe following represents some of the encouraging correspondence Missouri Tenth received this past week from activists all over Missouri. We think you’ll find many of what they have to share of interest.

Missouri Senate passes Voting Machine Phase Out: ABC news reports that, “The Missouri Senate has passed a bill to require local elections authorities to phase out the use of some electronic voting machines…The bill, passed with a 22-11 vote on Thursday, also declares the paper ballot as the official ballot of Missouri elections. It is sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, of Washington, and now heads to the House.” Read more here.

Ed Martin,  Missouri GOP State Chairman weighs in on Obamacare: Mr. Martin writes that, “By now, I know you have seen and heard about the disaster that is ObamaCare. It is costing Americans too much – it’s costing jobs, it’s taking away health care options and its price tag is through the roof.  President Obama sold us bill of goods, and he has failed to deliver. Here in Missouri, we were first in the nation in rejecting ObamaCare back in 2010. We voted overwhelmingly against ObamaCare and FOR health care freedom. We saw the writing on the wall and we should be proud of it…Our state legislators are rejecting the calls for ObamaCare Expansion. But they are being pressured by special interests, who seek profit over people. I urge you to call your legislators today, and ask them to ‘say NO ObamaCare Expansion’ and thank them for their leadership on the issue.” Find your legislators

Environmentalists threatening Missouri with Nuclear Waste? Sally Weber of the Macon County Patriots writes that a group of environmentalists in the St. Louis area want to dig up a radioactive landfill and haul it through rural Missouri towards Utah, at tax payer’s expense & putting the entire state at risk. You can read more about this at The Missouri Torch.

A call for an Article V Convention of the States: Representative Mike Moon filed the Convention of States application last week in the Missouri House of Representatives (HCR 41). It’s been assigned to the General Laws Committee and is currently being discussed. Will it help strengthen Missouri sovereignty, or lead to more centralization? Read more about the action here.

Banning warrantless data, Utah Governor signs privacy bill into law: Tenth Amendment Center reported on April 2, 2014 that Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed a bill which thwarts some of the effects of the growing surveillance state. HB0128, which previously passed the state senate by a vote of 28-0 and the house by a vote of 71-2, makes any electronic data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant inadmissible in a criminal proceeding. This includes data gathered by the NSA and shared through the super secret Special Operations Division (SOD) or fusion centers. The new law also stops Utah law enforcement from obtaining phone location data without a warrant. Read more at the Tenth Amendment Center.

Middleton Idaho bans NDAA: PANDA (People Against the NDAA) writes that, “In a unanimous vote of 4-0, the Middleton, Idaho city council banned the application of the NDAA and the laws of war within their city. With the passage of the Middleton resolution, 5 cities have now stood for the Constitutional rights of their people.

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Garfield’s Twisted Idea Of State Sovereignty

JCBBy Jerry C. Brewer: Through the last decades of the 19th century, federal propaganda continued to chant the mantra of consolidated government. In his Inaugural Address on March 4, 1881—20 years to the day from Lincoln’s first Inaugural—James A. Garfield echoed Lincoln’s notion that the union was “perpetual,” asserting its “supremacy” over the States.

“The supremacy of the nation and its laws should be no longer a subject of debate. That discussion, which for half a century threatened the existence of the Union, was closed at last in the high court of war by a decree from which there is no appeal—that the Constitution and the laws made in pursuance thereof are and shall continue to be the supreme law of the land, binding alike upon the States and the people. This decree does not disturb the autonomy of the States nor interfere with their necessary rights of local self-government, but it does fix and establish the permanent supremacy of the Union.”

His boast that, “the supremacy of the nation” was beyond debate was the Republicans’ way of telling Southern States their sovereignty was gone. Perhaps he did not intend to do so, but Garfield admitted the North waged a war of conquest when he said the Constitution was binding upon the States by force of arms, “from which there is no appeal.” He ignored the fact that the Constitution bound the federal government and limited its powers. The Constitution was designed to protect the sovereignty of the States from federal tyranny—not the other way around. In an exercise of semantic gymnastics, Garfield said, “this decree (the war) does not disturb the autonomy of the States . . . but it does fix and establish the permanent supremacy of the Union.” There is a difference between “autonomy” and “sovereignty.” A State’s “autonomy” means it is self-governing, but a State may be self-governing without sovereignty. “Autonomy” and “sovereignty” are not synonymous. The Britannica World Language Edition of Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary defines “autonomy” as, “The condition or quality of being autonomous; especially the power or right of self-government.” Of the word “sovereign,” it says, “Free, independent and in no way limited by external authority or influence: a sovereign state” An autonomous State may govern itself but be limited by a higher authority. A sovereign State’s power is limited by no authority higher than the will of its sovereign people. Modern States are autonomous, but they are not sovereign. Lincoln could not have said it better. The Union is permanently supreme as a result of his war and absolute power over the States finally rests in the hands of the federal government. Ironically, Garfield, who parroted the Lincoln/Webster creed of “perpetual union,” met the same fate as Lincoln at the hands of an assassin.

Editor’s Note: Read more about Mr. Brewer’s state sovereignty book, “Dismantling the Republic”, at our recent post: Author sends State Sovereignty Book to 640 State Legislators

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Picture of the Day: Missouri Battle Flag on Billboard

utzbillboardHere’s an interesting image spotted recently in Missouri which features the Missouri Battle Flag (with white cross on a field of blue) situated prominently on a billboard located in the region of St. Louis. The flag, which flies at various cemeteries where Missouri war veterans are at rest, is known for being the banner of General Sterling Price, a former Missouri Governor who led many of our soldiers during the War Between the States.

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The Missouri People send powerful message at Wednesday’s Senate Hearing: No Common Core!

MofreedomA big thank-you to all those who filled out a witness form supporting the bills designed to stop the Common Core State Standards in Missouri (SB 514 & SB 798)! You’ll be interested to learn that the news coming out of Wednesday’s Hearing with the Senate Education Committee has not only been fascinating – but encouraging as well.

For example, Missouri First writes that over 1300 Missouri citizens filled out witness forms, which made quite an impression when they were delivered to the committee. “The citizens who packed the hearing room made an even bigger impression, though.”

Missouri Freedom vs. Common Core: Perhaps most interesting is the report that Anne Gassel of Missouri Coalition Against Common Core shared in regards to Wednesday’s meeting between the Missouri people and their leadership. “It is finally sinking in to our legislators that Common Core is a copyright protected product owned by a private trade association and there is no official path for the public or state governments to petition a private entity to change their product. That’s why common core is an all or nothing proposition. You either like it and take it AS IS or you don’t. And once we go down this path there is no turning back. Who would ever even TRY to develop competing standards with all the money and political influence behind CC? This will grant a permanent monopoly to CCSSI and Achieve Inc., on whose board of directors our Governor happens to sit.”

Powerful Testimony: “The committee heard some powerful testimony from one teacher about the crushing effects of these standards on our youngest learners,” Gassel notes. “That shouldn’t be surprising since CCSSI couldn’t be bothered to put any early education experts on the development teams and then ignored a letter signed by 500 such experts telling them their standards ‘conflict with compelling new research in cognitive science, neuroscience, child development, and early childhood education about how young children learn, what they need to learn, and how best to teach them in kindergarten and the early grades.”

Common Core Advocates attempting to suppress the truth? Gassel also discusses a testimony about the extreme suppression of teachers who are concerned about what is best for children and don’t like what Common Core does to them. “Lieutenant Governor Kinder, who was there in attendance, responded that his office will be following the two teachers who testified to make sure there is no retribution for them speaking up. I bet we could fill his office with documentation from teachers around the state who have been told they are not to talk about CC by their administration or who have been marginalized if they have. Senator Nieves said the more he looks into this, the more it feels like he is reading a John Grisham novel. Who can blame him when a representative from Thomas Fordham Institute flies in all the way from DC to give three minutes of testimony to stop MO from getting out of CC? When asked why he, with no ties to Missouri, would make such an effort, the witness could only say that he was just so concerned that MO would have low standards. The audience could not keep the giggles under wraps on that one.”

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