Month: August 2013

Limited Government, Obamacare, Uncategorized

How Ann Wagner Should Commit to Defunding Obamacare

The House GOP leadership has a problem. The conservative base wants Boehner to use the continuing resolution to force a showdown over Obamacare. Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and millions of grassroots activists want the GOP to block passage of a continuing resolution because it funds the unpopular healthcare law. Boehner doesn’t want to. …

Education

The Devastating Truth About Teachers’ Unions

Rockwood School District Hasn't Learned

The stronger the union the weaker the learnin’.  According to Harvard Business Review, students learn less in states with stronger teachers’ unions. A 1-standard-deviation rise in teachers’ union dues per teacher is associated with a 4% fall in student proficiency rates, according to a study of 721 U.S. school districts in 42 states by Johnathan …

Action

Found: The One Question John Boehner Doesn’t Want to Answer About Defunding Obamacare

clipped from http://blog.sanfranciscomusicbox.com/wp

Q: If the Republicans don’t have the stomach for shutting down the government now, how will they have the stomach to take away insurance from millions of people in 2017? Boehner, Cantor, and the House GOP leaders don’t want to use the continuing resolution to fight Obamacare. They’re afraid that doing so–even if they succeed–will …

Limited Government

The GOP Is Losing Its Base

Nearly 3 million Americans will die before the next Congress is seated in 2015. How dare Republican elites ask them to die waiting for their freedom. I was part of twitter conversation Saturday. I retweeted @DanStlMo’s tweet: I am no longer a member or supporter of the Republican party. #toct — DanStlMo (@DanStlMo) August 24, …

Liberty Movement

50 Years Later Dr. King’s Dream Becomes a Night Terror

It was one of the greatest speeches in the history of speaking. It promoted two self-evident goods: freedom and equality. He spoke first of equality. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all …

Activism, Self-governance

Why Self-governance Training Is the Most Important Training You’ll Ever Receive

I just finished Level 1 Training with the Center for Self-Governance. While I have a long way to go to complete the training, I can tell you I needed this. Bad. What I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know It’s not that I was stupid before. And some of the political action I’ve been doing my …

Obamacare

What Can Missouri Legislators Learn From 19th Century St. Louis Politicians?

Do Not Push

I’ll let one of my favorite thinkers, St. Louis native Don Peppers, tell about St. Louis in 1850: My hometown of St. Louis, Missouri was the largest city west of the Mississippi River in 1850, and the second largest port city in the entire country. Only New York handled more tonnage than the riverboats that …

Events

August 15 Is The Next After Party with Heritage Tavern

PLEASE  MARK  YOUR  CALENDAR OUR NEXT BIG AFTER PARTY EVENT! It is Thursday, August 15, at 7:00 P.M. at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant http://www.haciendastl.com/ Hacienda Mexican Restaurant 9748 Manchester RD St Louis, MO  63119 314-962-7100 Russ Vought, Political Director at Heritage Action, will be our guest speaker on Thursday, August 15.  He will discuss his role …