PERSONAL INFO TO THE FEDS?
(Please note: This content was sent to RiteOn & The Missouri Patriot by:
Moberly, MO Guest Editor HH)
This morning, the NRA proposed a program that makes sense and should appeal to thinking people who really do care about school security. Unfortunately, the current Administration and its allies, the major media, continue to use the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School as an opportunity to promote their long time real objective ... to disarm the nation and create a population of citizens that are unable to defend themselves. Just about every thinking citizen without an agenda knows this but the quest for more and bigger government and more political power continues to drive the charade!
A Chief of Police by the name of Fitch here in the St Louis area has had the fortitude to tell the truth and put forth an experienced observation about school security. We would imagine that as you read this he is being warned by the irrational gun control gang and their liberal, opportunistic politicians and representatives to watch what he says. His well stated opinion was that teachers and administrators in the schools should be trained to use firearms and have them available when and if they are needed. The Chief makes a very rational observation in stating that nobody can defend children or anyone else in the minutes between when an armed attack starts to happen and when the police arrive on the scene. By training and arming school officials that gap can be filled and may eliminate or at least reduce the amount of carnage a deranged individual can do. As was proven beyond any rational doubt, holding one's hands out and pleading with a killer to stop is not adequate protection against an individual bent on using a gun to kill people. ONLY a similar amount of force and the timely use of a similar weapon will intervene. In between the start of an event and the time it takes law enforcement to arrive on the scene to stop the killing there are precious moments wasted when only an adequately trained and armed individual can change the course of events.
The NRA's proposal is an immediate, common sense suggestion that will vastly increase school security. Those who oppose it are looking to use a tragedy to gain political advantage and enact their own policies not to increase school security. Banning gun ownership by law abiding citizens has been proven to INCREASE crime! Those who advocate gun control know this so it is obvious they have another motive. That motive is to increase the power of government and stampede legislators into making more money available and at their discretion.
We hope their motives will be seen for what they are... the usual taking advantage of a crisis in order to fulfill a political agenda. It's simply another POWER GRAB and an attempt to distort the facts in order to disarm the population and deny 2nd Amendment rights! The Founding Fathers put the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution for a reason.... we need to think about that before we give up yet another fundamental American right.
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.
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!
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!
DEFENDING THE CONSTITUTION
As most of you know by now, a scheme was developed by certain members of the St. Charles County Republican Central Committee that would have denied others their Constitutional rights at the March 17 St Charles County Republican Caucus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKe0dxBJy1A&feature=player_embedded
We have our doubts that Chairman Dokes of the Central Committee was the originator of the plan because it exhibits the trappings of "deal making" by much more experienced individuals. However, there can be NO doubt that he wholeheartedly supported it and the record shows that he and others in league with him aggressively tried to implement it at the caucus. When it became obvious that a serious intent was under way to implement this denial of rights the Publisher of The Missouri Patriot, along with local leadership of the Romney and Paul campaigns, actively opposed it. I wish to make it clear that I have no indication that Republican State Party leaders were in any way involved in this ill conceived St Charles County Central Committee scheme.
Prior to the caucus the writer of this column sought to dissuade the Central Committee leadership from pursuing this plan and we also encouraged others to oppose it. One of those who was advised by us of the unconstitutional aspects of this scheme was the President of K & N Patriots. As an elected member of the County Republican Central Committee, she had accepted an invitation to be nominated as permanent Secretary of the caucus. Discussion concerning the fraudulent caucus plan failed to reach agreement and her support of those on the Central Committee who were in favor of the scheme created a "landmark" difference of opinion between us. Despite my years of support and hard work on behalf of K & N Patriots, this difference made it necessary for me to decide to withdraw from the activities of K & N Patriots until such time as the organization's leadership returns to the stated purpose of "Defending the Constitution."
We cannot support the leadership of any organization that agrees to violate the very principles upon which the organization was founded, no matter how zealous they want to be in defending their favorite candidate. Further, we cannot agree with the misuse of police power to silence the free expression of citizens at an officially scheduled meeting of a major political party. The use of police to "maintain order" is one often used by people in authority to deny constitutionally protected political activity and bend differences of opinion their way. When there is such an unnecessary and unwarranted use of police power, the motive is shallow and transparent. In our judgment this happened at the march 17 caucus and worked to deny Constitutional rights to those who reasonably opposed a pre-conceived scheme that the leaders of the Central Committee and their supporters were attempting to implement. We will not support any leader of an organization that does not agree with reasonable action when it comes to the basic concepts that protect freedom and our Constitution.
IT'S TIME TO AGREE
by Chuck MacNab
|Join Our Mailing List|