by Legate Damar
I recently read the article published in the Enquirer titled, “Agenda 21: UN plot or conspiracy theory?,” and the article was a disappointment to say the least. The article seemed more concerned about characterizing opponents of Agenda 21 as UN Conspiracy Theorists rather than having legitimate concerns about the implementation of regulations expensive to the tax payer and the consumer. Forget about the U.N., there very practical reasons to oppose Agenda 21. As usual the Enquirer has published another biased article designed to ridicule the NKY Tea Party and anyone opposed to Agenda 21 (The Enquirer is Biased Against the NKY Tea Party, 2013).
Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory
In order to better understand Agenda 21, we need to understand the seminal reasons for it. The heart and soul of all policies regarding Agenda 21 is Anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming Theory. It postulates that a continuing rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate is man-made through our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion (e.g., oil, coal, etc.), cement production, and land use changes such as deforestation. This theory has been promoted as factually true in spite of mixed evidence to support it at best (No Proof Man Causes Global Warming, 2010). It is also being taught to our children as part of the Common Core education standards that were adopted by the State of Kentucky (Common Core debate stirs emotions in KY. Senate, 2014).
by James Berg
There is an item in the House budget that allows Library Boards to raise taxes by fiat. This cannot be allowed to happen because Library Boards are not responsible to anyone. They essentially appoint themselves. They can’t be given the same taxing power as an elected official. Here is the Enquirer story: http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/kentucky%20government/2014/03/11/ky-legislation-could-save-library-taxes/6291849/
by Legate Damar
On Saturday March 3, 2012 the Kentucky GOP around the Commonwealth met to elect Precinct captains, co captains, etc. in preparation for the primary elections. During these events there have been many reports of libertarian leaning and tea partiers being ousted from the process (Kentucky GOP Imploding, 2012). The Campbell County Republican Party wouldn’t elect anyone with a red star on their card to any leadership position in the party. Those who signed the petition last year to put Libertarian state treasurer candidate Ken Moellman on the ballot received a red star, but some tea party members believe they were the intended target (Tea party feels shunned with red stars from Campbell GOP, 2012).
The Libertarian Makes the Ballot for the 2011 Kentucky State Treasurer Election
In 2011, Libertarian candidate Ken Moellman ran for the office of Kentucky State Treasurer with the platform of eliminating the office.
"I automated myself out of two jobs," Moellman said, using computer programs to replace human functions. As former chairman of Kentucky's Libertarian Party, he was trying to find candidates and realized he was qualified to run for treasurer and even more qualified to get rid of the post.
"This is an administrative job, and it's impractical," he said. "I'm up here saying, here's the unnecessary spending; the reality is that the average taxpayer would never know the difference." The unclaimed property division could be moved to the secretary of state's office, Moellman said (Three vie for Kentucky treasurer, an office one wants to eliminate Crosbie's coffers much fuller, 2011)."
He even won the endorsement of Take Back Kentucky at their October meeting due to his support of small government and fiscal responsibility (TBK endorses Ken Moellman for Treasurer, 2011).
by Legate Damar
Signs urging voters to “Retire Mitch” are springing up across the state, including in Northern Kentucky, providing the first concrete evidence of a national tea party group’s effort to take down U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. FreedomWorks for America – which announced last month that it was endorsing McConnell’s Republican primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and would spend up to $500,000 toward that cause – paid for the signs. The group also is organizing others to begin canvassing neighborhoods for Bevin this week, said Russ Walker, FreedomWorks’ national political director.
“We have distributed over 5,000 signs around the Louisville and Lexington area, and another 5,000 Bevin signs will be distributed this week,” Walker said (Tea party launches campaign for Bevin, 2014).
FreedomWorks is a conservative Washington-based organization that is working to elect a new style of fiscally conservative Republicans to federal offices across the nation.
Bevin said he welcomes the group’s help. “Historically, they’ve been very energetic, they’ve been very engaged, they have always been effective on the ground,” he said Friday. “I am grateful and appreciative of any effort they give (Group hoping to defeat McConnell in May primary opens Kentucky offices, 2014).”
The signs are sprinkled and clustered across Northern Kentucky in Fort Mitchell, Independence, Florence and Boone County, among other locations. Signs on Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell had been removed by Tuesday morning, as had signs on Cayton Road in Florence, but others remained (Tea party launches campaign for Bevin, 2014).
by NKY Tea
HB-407 allows the establishment of Public Private Partnerships, P3's, for transportation projects in Kentucky. Ten Kenton County cities representing over 80% of the population in Kenton County, the Kenton County Fiscal Court, the Boone County Fiscal Court and the cities of Union and Alexandria have signed a NO TOLLS resolution. The current estimate is a $6.50 toll, each way for the Brent Spence Bridge!
If you live anywhere in Kentucky this project with impact you in several, all bad, ways. The first will be higher prices on all the stuff that is hauled in trucks that cross the Brent Spence. The cost of tolls for trucks and the freight they haul will be much higher and these costs will be passed on to everything you purchase.
The second problem is the high cost of funding for P3 projects. Louisville toll payers have to cover an extra $12 million per year in interest cost because of the higher interest rates. http://www.hilliard.com/marketing/POS/KYPublic_Trans01a_POS.pdf