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
The Federal Highway Trust Fund
The U.S. Interstate Highway System was created by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956. The Highway Trust Fund was created by the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 and provides the revenue for the interstate highway system and other federal-aid highway programs. The motor fuel tax (currently 18.3 cents per gallon on gasoline and 24.3 cents per gallon on diesel fuel) is the most well-known tax. Other products taxed are special fuel, gasohol, ethanol/methanol, truck tires, truck sales, and truck use. The 1956 act set an expiration date of 1972, which has been extended several times by later legislation (Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System).
The Federal Highway Trust Fund is going Broke
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected in January 2012 that the fund’s Highway Account will become insolvent during 2013, and the Mass Transit Account insolvent in 2014. At the end of fiscal year 2014, the current federal highway bill will expire. Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) announced recently that he wants a new highway bill on the House floor by August of this year.
What’s Wrong with the Current System?
Not surprisingly when the federal government involves itself in managing a program it inevitably ends up broken. Let’s examine a few problems with the current Federal Highway Trust Fund.
Written by Legate Damar
Senator McConnell’s gaffes continue to haunt him as he is locked in mortal combat with Matt Bevin in the Republican primary for the KY U.S. Senate seat (Observers: McConnell gaffes show campaign rust, 2014). Particularly amusing was the ad that first mistakenly featured Duke University basketball players celebrating a championship instead of University of Kentucky players, and then replacing it with one that ran afoul of NCAA rules. I guess Mitch and his acolytes aren’t University of Kentucky fans.
The Beattyville Enterprise recently ran a story about McConnell’s response to the question as to what he would do to bring jobs to Lee County, where the unemployment rate is 12.8 percent.
“That is not my job. It is the primary responsibility of the state Commerce Cabinet,” McConnell said.
Although McConnell alleged his response was taken out of context, Beattyville Enterprise Editor Edmund Shelby said he stands by his story (McConnell: Jobs Comment Taken out of Context, 2014). I guess Lee County didn’t make any political contributions to his campaign.
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 Jim Lewis-John Hindery
Constitution Boot Camp VII is being held in Erlanger Kentucky on June 7, 2014. We are holding the Boot Camp Class at Colonial Cottage located at 3140 Dixie Highway, Erlanger, KY, 41018.
In Liberty, Jim Lewis & John Hindery
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people...they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty" - Thomas Jefferson
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/