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 Legate Damar
A recent article in the Enquirer ridiculed Agenda 21 opponents as conspiracy theorists and diminished their concerns about the implementation of programs that are expensive to tax payers and violate private property rights. Tom FitzGerald, president of the Kentucky Resources Council asserted that Agenda 21 doesn’t involve taking private property (Agenda 21: UN plot or conspiracy theory?, 2014). Although that might be true for now, there are certainly zoning codes that have been adopted by municipalities that can tell Kentucky residents what they can do with their private property.
Urban and Community Forestry Grants
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet posted a grant opportunity on their site for an Urban and Community Forestry Grant. According to the site the Forestry Title of the 1990 Farm Bill included authorization for the America the Beautiful program. This has historically provided funding for the Kentucky Division of Forestry’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant program. The division administers this program in cooperation with the Kentucky Urban Forestry Council for the purpose of encouraging and supporting long-term and sustained Urban and Community Forestry programs.
Written by Larry Robinson
So he tries to look all concerned for our service men, but the real truth of why he is in Texas this week. Read this article from Patriot Update.... http://patriotupdate.com/2014/04/obama-fundraising-texas-day-fort-hood-memorial/
Written 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).
Written by Legate Damar
The Democrats in the General Assembly just tried to fleece the tax payers of Kentucky by introducing legislation that would negate the lawsuits against the libraries by recognizing them as special districts and making the law retroactive for 35 years. Fortunately, the Republican-controlled Senate took out the language put in by House Democrats that would have validated how libraries have raised their taxes since 1979, when the state established rules for special districts. As usual the Enquirer slavishly exhorted pro library supporters to convince Senate Republicans to leave the language in the bill (Legislation to end library lawsuits in jeopardy, 2014).
The Libraries Broke the Law
Kentucky Revised Statute 173.790 states that tax rates at library districts formed by petition could only change upon submission of a petition signed by 51 percent of voters in the last election. Tax rates at libraries in Campbell and Kenton counties, however, have been determined using the method established in 1979 under KRS 132.010, commonly referred to as House Bill 44.
The Libraries are arguing that they have historically been identified as special taxing districts and under House Bill 44, funding for those districts is tied to tax rates based on the value of real estate or personal property. Under this method, a tax rate that would generate approximately the same revenue as the previous year, called the compensating rate, is identified. Special taxing districts have the option of taking up to a 4 percent increase above the compensating rate without being subject to a recall petition (NKY library lawsuit may lead to cuts throughout the state, 2013).
This argument doesn’t hold water, since not one word in House Bill 44 contains the word library. The libraries arbitrarily began increasing taxes based on the compensating rate in spite of having a clearly defined process for raising taxes that involves receiving consent from the tax payer via a petition. It’s worthy to note that they have been raising taxes through this method for 35 years and not one of our elected officials has questioned it.
Written 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/