Northern Kentucky

20

Jan
2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Appriss Earmarks

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a fifth-term senator from Kentucky. He is the minority leader in the 110th Congress and sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He currently is in a heated primary with challenger Matt Bevin that will be decided in the upcoming Republican Primaries on May 20th, 2014. A Gravis Marketing poll of 683 registered Republicans conducted on January 2nd, 2014 shows Matt Bevin gaining ground on his opponent as 31% of the respondents said they would vote for him over Mitch McConnell, up from 19.9% in a poll conducted in July 2013.

If the Republican primary were held today, would you vote for Matt Bevin or Mitch McConnell?

Republican Primary Candidates

Percent Voting For

Mitch McConnell

53%

Matt Bevin

31%

Source:http://gravismarketing.com/polling-and-market-research/kentucky-poll-us-senate-public-opinion-poll/?utm_source=Media+List&utm_campaign=fa12639c1f-KY_Poll1_14_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9267323088-fa12639c1f-83089821

The electorate doesn’t seem to be very happy with Sen. McConnell’s stance on the issues. A recent Public Policy Poll showed that 42% would like to see someone more conservative than him for the Republican nominee.

Generally speaking, would you like the Republican nominee for Senate in 2014 be Mitch McConnell or somebody more conservative than him?

Republican Primary Candidates

Percent for Republican nominee

Mitch McConnell

39%

Someone more conservative

42%

Not Sure

19%

Source:http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2013/PPP_Release_KY_1217.pdf

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19

Jan
2014

Boehner and Chamber Failing US

John Boehner and the Republican leadership are bowing to the Chamber of Commerce on immigration. The Chamber see's the legalization of 20 million low wage workers as a boon to their corporate members. The United States work force participation level is at its lowest point in almost 40 years and the Chamber wants to add another 20 million workers to an already moribund job market.

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18

Jan
2014

Let’s Stop Common Core Before It’s Too Late

The State of Kentucky implemented the Common Core State Standards Initiative, also known as Common Core in 2010. Common Core represents a federal takeover of our educational system instead of it being under local control. It’s like Obamacare for schools giving our federal government the perfect medium for indoctrinating our children with their liberal values, ideals and beliefs.

The Northern Kentucky Tea Party held a meeting last November in Crescent Springs titled “Common Core- The Next Step.”  At the meeting it was discussed that we were going to try a get a bill written for the Kentucky General Assembly 2014 legistative session in Frankfort to repeal Common Core.  I have good news to report. On Wednesday January 15th, Northern KY Representative Tom Kerr submitted a bill to basically do away with Common Core titled HB 215. Here is a brief summary of the bill:

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18

Jan
2014

Let’s Rid Kentucky of Agenda 21 and Save Private Property Rights

Most people have never heard of Agenda 21. The underlying philosophy of Agenda 21 is that our environmental problems, particularly the theory of global warming, are the most important problems on the planet. This environmental theory continues to exist in spite of evidence to the contrary. Recently, a team of scientists studying the impact of global warming got stuck in the Antarctic ice (Global warming scientists force to admit defeat, 2013). Implicit in the philosophy of Agenda 21 is that human activity must be managed and controlled in order to reduce or eliminate global warming. Agenda 21 is hostile to the philosophy of free markets because it supports the violation of private property rights and imposes overbearing environmental regulations on our business and industry (Agenda 21 and the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission, 2013). A recent example is the fierce opposition by Agenda 21 proponents in the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission (NKAPC) to the insertion of language in the Areawide Comprehensive Plan Update to protect private property rights (Stand up for your Private Property Rights!, 2013).

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18

Jan
2014

It's time to be part of the Solution!

If you have ever considered running for an elected office, this is your time.

In 2014 we will be electing most of our local leaders including:

  • State Representatives and Senators (All members of the house and some members of the senate)
  • County Judge Executive
  • County Commissioners
  • County Attorney
  • County Sheriff
  • County Jailer
  • County Clerk
  • Circuit Judge
  • Mayor
  • City Council members
  • School Board

The deadline to file for office is approaching quickly, Tuesday January 28. 

If you’re telling yourself, I would make a great ______________ (fill in the blank), but I don’t know where to start or how to file, well you’re in luck.

You can learn everything you need on Saturday January 25

Candidate Training

8:30 AM

January 25

River Center Tower

100 E Riverside Blvd

Covington

The cost is $10 for lunch.

Our founding fathers intended for the people (truck drivers, construction workers, teachers, farmers, waitresses, grocery clerks, etc) to hold office.  Who can better represent the people, than those that are among us?  We are in desperate times because we are governed by those not around us.  Ask yourself; when was the last time you talked to one of your elected officials?  The answer is probably when they are campaigning for office and want your vote.  Have they ever asked for your position on any issue?

Now is your time!

Curious who has filed so far?  Go to this link and look at your county: http://apps.sos.ky.gov/elections/candidatefilings/statewide/default.aspx

There is much debate over who coined the phrase: “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”.  But what is certain, if you’re sitting on the sideline you are only continuing the problem.

This week you have the opportunity to be part of the solution.