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COMMENTS ON GUN CONTROL
by Steve Blechle
At the turn of the 20th century the Temperance Movement was considered to be a group of wacky old women and preachers. The local saloon, bar, distillery and brewery owners and patrons thought these radical teetotalers were mad; it would never happen they thought.
They were wrong.
Fast forward to the early 1960's, the American Atheist organization was founded and led by Madalyn Murray O'Hair to remove prayer and the bible from our schools. The majority of Americans thought they were mad; it will never happen they said.
They were wrong.
December 2012, President Barrack Obama assigns Vice President Joe Biden to lead an inter-agency task force to examine the next step in new gun control regulations and deliver "concrete recommendations in about a month." Many on the Left will tell you, but in 2009: Obama signed laws allowing people to carry concealed weapons in our national parks and in their checked bags on Amtrak trains. Or that in 2010: The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave Obama a grade of "F".
These are Red Herrings:
(1) The change to concealed carry law in regard to National Parks was to align federal law with current state laws. NPS regulations were written over 25 years ago when few states allowed concealed carry. Today all but two states issue concealed carry permits. The Brady Centers grade F seems to be based more on Obama's inaction as opposed to his actions in regard to the NPS and Amtrak according to their own report.
(2) The only way to truly judge a person is by examining their past record and public statements. Only then can one know their true agenda and philosophy on an issue.
Vice-President Joe Biden.
Red herring is an English-language idiom that commonly refers to a type
of logical fallacy in which a clue is intentionally or unintentionally
misleading or distracting from the actual issue. Oxford English
Dictionary < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Dictionary> .
THE NEW FRONTIER: FOLLOW UP
by Chuck MacNab
Violence and murder such as the most recent incident at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is a tragedy and is deplorable. We all mourn for the victims and their relatives and friends... Maybe we need to observe how the Israeli's handle this issue!
A "Tidbit" Passed Along
Here are some numbers for those who may be interested, as we are, in attempting to analyze a few of the factors connected with the outcome of the November 6 election. This information was gathered from the St Charles County, MO Election Authority and the MO Secretary of State's office. The political "Pro's" will have gone over it in fine detail by now and will undoubtedly be formulating plans for election strategies of the next two or four years.
Dick Morris also has an interesting commentary entitled "Whites stayed home and re-elected Obama" on his web site at:
Registration for local elected positions in Missouri begins on December 11, 2012 and closes on January 15, 2013. Anyone who is interested in running for local office will need to register with the appropriate authority (Fire District, Ambulance District, Mayor, City Council, etc.) between these dates. The election takes place on April 2, 2013. If you believe in conservative values, please consider running for office, otherwise decision making will default to the "usual suspects."
It seems that with each election we are confronted with re-learning lessons that we should have learned from the last election. Primarily that the participation of informed and politically active people is the only way to remove corruption and change bad political leadership in government. The 16 trillion $$ question is when will we learn the lesson? If we want to have a say in how government affects our lives (whether it be local, state or national), many more citizens will need to get involved in a meaningful way. Many more otherwise uninvolved citizens need to be politically active on a personal basis. We have reached the point where this needs to take priority over activities where it normally would not. People need to find an organization that represents their basic views and become active in it. Organizations must to come together in statewide or national movements. They need to have facilities, adequate funding, communications and leadership in place. We have stated this before but it deserves repeating: Everybody "doing their own thing" generally provides an election result similar to November 6... it will guarantee continued, permanent losses.
On a personal level, we each need to know the facts and the reasons why a vote should be cast a certain way and that reason should not simply mimic someone else's opinion. It should be separately arrived at through an organization one has confidence in and/or sources deemed accurate and reliable. Opinion and action based on the sort of gossip and rumor that dominates many social organizations (sometimes called political clubs) simply won't "cut it." These organizations exist mainly because their members do not understand or engage in constructive debate. They are intolerant of opinions that differ from their own, no matter what amount of misinformation, lack of experience and mythology creates that opinion.
Checking with the Secretary of State (most have a web site with information) or paying a visit to your local election authority for information will give you a better over-all picture of how your fellow citizens vote during elections. That may lead you to draw surprising conclusions. Here are some interesting numbers from the November 6 election (St Charles County, MO):
2012 election (St Charles County, MO):
Registered voters = 256,595
Actual votes cast = 185,690
2008 election (St Charles County, MO):
Registered voters = 243,746
Actual votes cast = 189,672
Obama = 71,798
McCaskill = 89,993
Akin = 82,278
Note: St Charles County, Missouri has been a "bright spot" in the state when it comes to voter turnout in Presidential elections. (Not very admirable when it comes to turnout for local elections, though.) In the Nov. 2012 election, the county had the highest percentage of voter turnout (relative to registered voters) of any county in the state of Missouri but it was LOWER, percentage-wise, than it was in the 2008 election.
It is important to point out that after Akin made his final decision to stay in the Senate race, we did support him in both hard copy and web editions of our publications. It would have been meaningless not to, as, by his decision, he had placed us at the point of no return. So, we went down with the ship even though we and many experienced people knew what the likely result would be. As we have said, nobody is interested in pointing the finger of blame at anyone. The reason it is important to understand the necessity for listening carefully to what veteran Party leaders and others with political experience have to say about this set of circumstances is so that such devastating mistakes can be avoided in the future. Compounding such errors by calling Party leaders "Bosses," "Rinos" and other such terms in the final stages of a campaign is immature and unconstructive. Such demonstrations remind us of the kids in the checkout lane who carry on a temper tantrum because mother won't buy them a candy bar!
Looking at the vote totals for McCaskill and Akin we can see that even in a county that is a stronghold of the Republican Party those who initially played a part in encouraging Akin to stay in the race did great damage to Republican candidates. The Akin activists also failed to properly analyze the Democrat activities in the primary election. The Democrats raised more money for Akin to win the primary than his own campaign did! What does that tell you? Finally, the Akin-Mourdock blunder drove a majority of women back to the Democrat Party. Nobody knows for sure whether that was really a deciding factor in Romney's defeat, but it highlighted a Republican Party Platform that needed to be downplayed. In our opinion the activists who encouraged Akin to stay in the race should have paid attention to informed Party officials instead of calling them names and showing the Democrats just how divided the Party was. The vote total shows the result. Conclusion: The Democrats skillfully used Republican activists (at all levels, e. g. NJ Gov. Christie) to outmaneuver the Republican Party with key groups on just about every level!
Dick Morris may have drawn an accurate picture of why Romney lost the national election. When a comparison is made between the 2008 turnout for McCain and the 2012 turnout for Romney we can see that a lot of Republicans did not vote in the 2012 election. Even though St Charles County had a large turnout for Romney, percentage-wise it was NOT as much as it was in the 2008 election.
OBAMACARE AND THE SUPREME COURT DECISION
By Chuck MacNab
We assume that you are aware that the Supreme Court has sided with Barrack Obama on his affordable Health Care Bill (Obamacare). Here are some thoughts we present for your consideration.
First off, the Republican majority in the Missouri Legislature (and other States) obviously took the Obama Administration's ploy to misinform and mislead opponents of Obama care by believing his declaration that it was NOT a tax. Then, in a prophetic statement that should have triggered her recall, then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, declared that we "will know what's in it after it's enacted (or words to that effect). Conservatives wasted valuable energy by declaring all out war on something that was not what they thought it was. Duh... hey guys, they are attacking over here... not where you are building the fort!
The Supreme Court cleared up an obviously deliberate White House lie by calling it exactly what it was, a bankrupting, job eliminating, and BIG tax increase on the middle class. The effect of Obamacare is to transfer wealth away from the incomes of those who contribute to society (not just the wealthy) and move it to a pay off for those who believe in (and are currently benefiting from) government jobs, food stamps and welfare. We do not include those who EARNED their benefits over a lifetime of work... those people are being royally shafted by the Obamacare removal of 500 million dollars of Medicare benefits. The Supreme Court just indicated that's OK! (Here come the long lines at your doctor's office... you will be lucky if he/she will still accept Medicare patients.)
We suspect that the lies from government will continue, generated by the current brand of no-conscience liberals and, minus wits, absorbed by the "Duh" crowd in Congress, the Tea Party and the State legislatures! Soon, those who are receiving benefits will start to feel the pinch, perhaps even the elimination, of benefits when taxpayer money runs out. Anyone ever hear of Stockton, California?
What will the radical liberals propose when the money runs out? A look at cities and states like Stockton and states like California, Illinois, Nevada and a few other places and the picture becomes clear (Whether some are in denial or not). Maybe that will pave the way for an Obama dictatorship...maybe instead of Banana Republic we will have an Obama Republic! Maybe it will be centered on comprehensive, total socialism or Communism? Are these thoughts a bit radical for you? If so...better make sure Obama and his fellow travelers are defeated in November!
THE KEY TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS IS VOTER TURNOUT!
(By this we mean...Democrats staying home and Republicans and independents going to the polls on Election Day!)
Romney needs to hold rallies in Republican stronghold areas and pay less attention to areas where Democrats are the majority. For instance, yesterday in Missouri he held several events in St. Louis County (Democrat Stronghold). This triggered a response from the Democrats and gave them an opportunity to rev up their troops.
Campaigning in Democrat strongholds would seem at best to be a waste of time and at worst to be a motivator to get out the vote for BO. Could the Romney Campaign be spending precious campaign time getting in the face of Obama's supporters so they will be more certain to turn out in BIG NUMBERS in November? The event at the Ritz Carleton was a winner because it was a fund raiser attended by supporters. Our comments here refer to the earlier public event. We would just as soon follow a strategy that tells BO's supporters that the election is "on Thursday" and "not to bother to vote, Obama has it made!" Maybe Joe Sixpak leftie will believe it and be distracted by something that takes him/her away from the polls on election day!
We would urge the Romney Campaign to be sure to include a healthy dose of campaigning in Republican and independent conservative stronghold areas like St. Charles County, Missouri where Republicans and conservatives outnumber the "lefties" by comfortable margins. We sense that more motivation is needed in order to insure a BIG majority vote for Romney. That huge turnout will be needed from these areas in order to make up the difference and get past the divisions that still exist from a very divisive primary campaign.
Republicans and independents still need to be motivated to go to the polls and in their present mindset they are unlikely to drive through Democrat majority country to hear a campaign message no matter how well it is delivered! We know Romney can motivate conservatives and independents and the campaign needs to recognize this and schedule plenty of appearances in conservative areas like St. Charles County.
Our view is that VOTER TURNOUT is THE KEY to winning in November and in order to assure that, the grass roots folks in conservative areas need to see more of Mitt Romney!
Here are the unofficial results according to the Missouri Republican Party of the Congressional District Conventions held throughout the State of MO.
24 delegates and another 24 alternates were elected to the national convention in Tampa this August.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is expected to be nominated for President there.
The Missouri results showed Romney's strength in Missouri, but also indicated he has not convinced some of his opposition.
Romney won 12 delegates. Rival Rick Santorum won 7, despite the fact that he has stopped campaigning (go figure!).
Ron Paul won 4 Missouri delegates. Newt Gingrich won one delegate. Missouri will take 52 delegates to Tampa.
Congressional District 1
Heather Coil (Paul)
Connie Eller (Santorum)
Tom Schweich (Romney)
Elector David Stokes
Congressional District 2
Allen Icet (Santorum)
Phyllis Schlafly (Santorum)
Jim Talent (Romney)
Elector John Judd
Congressional District 3
Cody Baker (Romney)
Scott Dieckhaus (Romney)
Mitch Hubbard (Santorum)
Congressional District 4
Delegates Carla Young (Romney)
Bill Kartsonis (Romney)
Mary Ellen Snider (Romney)
Congressional District 5
Mark Anthony Jones (Paul)
Ralph Munyan (Paul)
Paul Trask (Paul)
Elector Michael Koop
Congressional District 6
Jim Willis (Romney)
Jim Rooney (Gingrich)
Matt Johnson (Santorum)
Congressional District 7
Gordon Kinne (Romney)
John Putnam (Santorum)
Patsy Wilcox (Santorum)
Elector Layne Morrill
Congressional District 8
Scott R Clark (Romney)
Jason Smith (Romney)
David Courtway (Romney)
The following message was written by Romney supporter Dana Farnsworth and is forwarded on to you for your information with our strong support and recommendation. If you are a Romney supporter and feel that it is time to join forces to defeat Barrack Obama in November then it is critical that you attend the St. Charles County Republican Caucus tomorrow (Tuesday, April 10). Please attend and bring at least 5 friends who support Mitt Romney!
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