Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.
Written by Tyler Durden
Obama Declares War On "Extremism" – Are You An "Extremist"? Submitted by Tyler Durden
Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use?
As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack Obama is using. When you do a Google search, you will find that an “extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action.” According to Wikipedia, “extremism” is “an ideology (particularly in politics or religion), considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. In this day and age, you can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe, and as you will see later in this article there are now tens of millions of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” according to official U.S. government documents.
Read more here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/obama-declares-war-extremism-%E2%80%93-are-you-extremist
Written by Lucy May-WCPO
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Lucy May of WCPO reported OKI has not done a cost-benefit analysis of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project. Mark Policinski, OKI’s Executive Director, went so far as to claim “it’s not his agency’s job” to do cost-benefit analysis.
“OKI's Policinski said it's not his agency's job to do a cost-benefit analysis of the project” [Brent Spence Bridge: What you need to know for 2015 Kentucky General Assembly, Lucy May, WCPO, January 7, 2015]
The following is a statement from Joe Meyer of Northern Kentucky United in response to Mr. Policinski’s comment:
“It is disappointing that OKI, the agency leading the campaign for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, has not done the basic math on the costs and benefits of the project.
“The Pro-toll coalition, including OKI, has consistently exaggerated the benefits our region will receive from the project, while attacking those who raise questions about the costs.
“Mr. Policinski’s statement confirms what we have long feared – that the region’s transportation agency believes it has no obligation to protect the taxpayers it represents. They have failed to do the basic analysis necessary for a project of such national and regional significance.
“Any agency willing to pursue a multi-billion dollar megaproject without performing the necessary analysis should not be trusted with the authority to obligate Northern Kentucky residents to 30 or more years of tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. “
Written by Scott Hofstra
January 5, 2015
An Open Letter to Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader Rep. Jeff
To: Representative Jeff Hoover
Kentucky House Minority Floor Leader
Re; HB 399 Local Option Sales Tax
Dear Representative Hoover,
The United Kentucky Tea Party is the leadership group for the Tea Parties across the State of Kentucky.
We are contacting you to express our serious concerns about your endorsement of HB 399 as a co-sponsor with House Majority Leader Greg Stumbo
We strongly believe that this bill is in direct conflict with the National Republican Party Platform concerning taxation:
Taxes, by their very nature, reduce a citizen's freedom. Their proper role in a free society should be to fund services that are essential and authorized by the Constitution, such as national security, and the care of those who cannot care for themselves. We reject the use of taxation to redistribute income, fund unnecessary or ineffective programs, or foster the crony capitalism that corrupts both politicians and corporations.
Our goal is a tax system that is simple, transparent, flatter, and fair.
A reformed code should promote simplicity and coherence, savings and innovation, increase American competitiveness, and recognize the burdens on families with children.
We believe that the premise and intent of HB 339 is in direct conflict with the Republican Party Platform position on taxation and that it should be strongly opposed and rejected by Kentucky's Republican legislators.
We are also concerned that your support for this onerous bill is in direct conflict with your campaign promise not to support new taxes as affirmed by your signing of the American's for Tax Reform, Taxpayer's Protection Pledge that you signed in 2014.
We are hereby requesting that you retract your sponsorship of this bill and that you work diligently to oppose its passage. Based on your position as House Minority Leader, we also expect that you will use your influence to persuade other Republican House members to reject and oppose this bill.
We look forward to working with you to defeat HB 399 and protect Kentucky citizens from new and onerous taxes.
Written by Kentuckiansagainstcommoncore.com
In the effort to Get Common Core repealed in KY, there is a petition on this website (www.kentuckiansagainstcommoncore.com) for everyone to fill out to helps us get Common Core out of KY.
Written by Garth Kuhnhein
We are scheduling our twelfth Constitution Boot Camp for Saturday, January 24th, 2015. The cost of the class will be $20 per person. If you have more than one coming from the same family and only want one set of books, it will be $5 for each additional person. Included in the $20 cost are three books; The Federalist Papers, The 5000 Year Leap, The Constitution Made Easy, and a notebook containing the presentation. For $5 you get the notebook. Lunch is provided. This session would be appropriate for teen-age students; we encourage you to have your teenagers attend! Parents bring your children; Grandma and Grandpa bring your Grandkids! Seats are limited, so sign up today !
This class will include the following:
- How did the Founders view government ?
- Who were key influencers on the Founder's thinking ?
- What is Natural Law ?
- What is the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ?
- What are the Federalist Papers ?