Ozarks Property Rights Congress
Property Rights Meeting – May 28
Hayloft Restaurant – Mountain Grove – 7:00 p.m.
Come early, if you care to eat, as no food is allowed in the meeting room due to limited restaurant staff.
President’s Message by c. Russell Wood
Note: I have not lost sight of the fact that we, as PRC, deal in matters affecting Private Property Rights and address other concerns through other means. However, it is not a stretch to acknowledge this venomous bilge spewed from Washington discussed below, as it clearly states the attitude of government employees toward common citizens. How could these people have any respect for private property, when they obviously have no respect for the private citizens who inhabit this land. c.RW
HOMELAND SECURITY HEAD IS SCARED OF EVERYDAY CITIZENS
If the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head thinks Christians, veterans, anti-abortionists, gun control opponents, critics of free trade and illegal immigration; protectors of civil liberties and same sex marriage opponents are dangerous, she would have been quaking in her boots at the TEA PARTY I attended.
The DHS Assessment of Rightwing Extremism publication mentions all the above as potential terrorists as the “current economic and political climate is fueling resurgence in radicalization and recruitment” (Their words). A person needs to hold just one of these beliefs to merit watching, according to the alert sent to law enforcement offices nationwide.
The TEA PARTIES sprang up as citizens looked for a way to express their dissatisfaction at big government’s big and irresponsible spending . They were poo-pooed and ridiculed by the national media and Washington politicians. But from what I saw, a cross section of south central Missourians were voicing their concern for what is happening in our nation. It`s not necessarily a one party issue or just an administration issue. The people are smart enough to know that Washington is running amuck.
One faction I observed that stuck out was the veterans in attendance. I`m not talking about recent returnees from Iraq. These were veterans who identified themselves as WWII, Korean, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, etc. soldiers. Folks who have a whole lot more invested in our country than I have. When our leaders conduct our nations business in such a manner that these veterans feel the need to get out and raise their voices in protest , you`d think the powers that be would take a second look at what they are doing. But, instead of listening, they are sickening law enforcement on the dissenters in a blitz to discredit and scare off the citizens they are supposed to be serving.
Back to the DHS publication. I read it and you should too. It’s a lot worse than just warning about returning veterans, as the national media is portraying. The writer or writers of this document have either a deranged mind or have never ever been made aware of the world and the people that exist west of the Washington D.C./ New York City vacuum.
The eight page document mentions rightwing extremist 38 times referencing those mentioned above, but does not mention left wing extremists such as animal rights terrorists, and eco-terrorists who take credit for burning sub-divisions, car dealerships, ski resorts.
They define rightwing extremists as being either “hate groups” or “anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority .” They say this “may include groups and individuals who are dedicated to a single issue such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”
Well, I’ll tell you, I’ve read the unclassified / for official use only Intelligence and Analysis Assessment on Rightwing Extremism and I attended a rally conducted by these so called potential terrorists. I live among these people who think they have the right to believe as they choose without being threatened or intimidated by those who are supposed to work for them. These people are called Americans. I’ll take them, every time, over the bureaucrats who are scared to death of everyday citizens.
The scary people we need to watch out for are the Nuts who are spewing out this kind of bigotry and ignorance from Washington.
There will be No Gainesville meeting in May!
Please note: There will be no meeting in Gainesville in May. At the last meeting, folks voted to have a meeting in Gainesville every other month on the second Thursday. The next meeting will be June 11 at Vaught’s Family Restaurant.
May 12 – Far Southwest Chapter – New-Mac Community Center Building – Anderson, Missouri
7 p.m. – 417-435-2661 – firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4 – Barry County Chapter – For location & details call 417-835-5036 after 7 pm;
or email- email@example.com
June 11 –Gainesville at Vaught’s Family Restaurant – 7:00 p.m.
Food will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on meeting nights
June 18 – Barry County Chapter – For location & details call 417-835-5036 after 7 pm;
or email- firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25 – Mountain Grove – Hayloft Restaurant – 7:00 p.m.
Legislative Alert – Bills that must NOT be passed
Contact your Senators and Representatives in Washington. Tell them you are opposed to these bills.
S787 Title: A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify the jurisdiction of the United States over waters of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] (introduced 4/2/2009) 24 Cosponsors
Latest Major Action: 4/2/2009 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. Missouri’s Senator Kit Bond is a member of the Environment and Public Works committee. As yet, there is no bill # in the House of Representatives, but this (S787) has the same goal as HR 2421 put out by Rep. James Oberstar last year.
Points to use when in contact with your Senators and Representatives (American Land Rights Association)
1. The jurisdiction of federal agencies under the Clean Water Act of 1972 should remain limited to navigable waters and not expanded to include all waters of the U.S., such as wetlands, sloughs, meadows, intermittent streams, prairie potholes, ponds, playa lakes, mudflats and sandflats.
2. Jurisdiction of the Corps and EPA under the Clean Water Act should remain the same as it is now after the two Supreme Court decisions.
3. Congress should not gut the word “navigable.” It should stay meaning what the Supreme Court said it meant.
4. The definition of wetlands under federal jurisdiction should be limited to those areas that are permanently wet or free flowing.
5. The Clean Water Act 1972 should not be used as tools for national land use controls.
6. The Clean Water Act of 1972 should not be expanded to include “activities affecting waters.”
7. The U. S. Supreme Court decisions (Rapanos and SWANCC) of 2006 and 2001 that ruled in favor of local government and landowners should not be overturned by the proposed Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA).
8. The attempt by some Members of Congress to return the Jurisdiction of the Corps of Engineers to what it was before the Rapanos and SWANCC Supreme Court Decisions of 2006 and 2001 should not go forward
9. The U.S. Supreme Court greatly clarified the Wetlands issues in the Rapanos and SWANCC Supreme Court Decisions of 2006 and 2001. The Supreme Court established clear limits to the jurisdiction under the 1972 Clean Water Act. The Corps and EPA are trying to ignore the two Supreme Court Decisions.
10. Mostly dry land and isolated wetlands should be excluded from federal jurisdiction as intended by the Clean Water Act of 1972.
11. The definition of pollutants under the Clean Water Act of 1972 should not include clean fill or natural material of any kind.
12. The term ‘discharge’ should not apply to the disturbance of soils or natural materials.
13. Citizens cited for violation of regulations under the Clean Water Act of 1972 should not face criminal penalties.
14. National Water Quality goals should be achieved without violating constitutionally protected property rights.
15. National Water Quality goals are best achieved by local and state governments, rather than by federal agencies.
16. Nat. Water Quality goals should consider priorities and costs.
16. National Water Quality goals should consider regional differences in landscapes and other ecological characteristics.
Please do not give the Corps of Engineers or EPA increased power to regulate more private land or allow them in my backyard.
HR 875, HR 759, HR 1332, S 425, S 510
All of these bills, plus several others, allegedly have to do with “food safety.” HR 875 is called the Food Safety Modernization Act.
In the definitions section a ‘food production facility” means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation. There are no exclusions for home gardeners. The ability to have backyard gardens, farmers’ markets, and locally grown produce are in grave danger with this bill. And on pages 71 and 72 it mentions NAIS by name, and gives the USDA authority to implement the National Animal Identification System.
More on the Rightwing Extremism report from DHS
The Department of Homeland Security report is officially called: Assessment: (U//FOUO) Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment and can be found in its entirety on www.thomasmore.org
The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced that yesterday evening it filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The lawsuit claims that her Department’s “Rightwing Extremism Policy,” as reflected in the recently publicized Intelligence Assessment, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” violates the civil liberties of combat veterans as well as American citizens by targeting them for disfavored treatment on account of their political beliefs.
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center stated, “Janet Napolitano is lying to the American people when she says the Report is not based on ideology or political beliefs. In fact, her report would have the admiration of the Gestapo and any current or past dictator in the way it targets political opponents. This incompetently written intelligence assessment, which directs law enforcement officials across the country to target and report on American citizens who have the political beliefs mentioned in the report, will be used as a tool to stifle political opposition and opinions. It will give a pretext for opponents of those Americans to report them to police as rightwing extremists and terrorists. You can imagine what happens then.”
The Report specifically mentions the following political beliefs that law enforcement should use to determine whether someone is a “rightwing extremist”:
• Opposes restrictions on firearms
• Opposes lax immigration
• Opposes the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
• Opposes continuation of free trade agreements
• Opposes same-sex marriage
• Has paranoia of foreign regimes
• Fear of Communist regimes
• Opposes one world government
• Bemoans the decline of U.S. stature in the world.
• Upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India . . . and the list goes on
Mr. Thompson also stated, “This is not an intelligence report but a diatribe against those who oppose the policies of the Obama administration. It is a declaration of war against the American people and our constitution. It is a prelude to extreme gun control legislation and hate speech laws targeting Christian churches and others who oppose abortion and same sex marriage. The federal government should be focusing its attention on the 35 radical Muslim compounds in the U.S. training its followers on how to kidnap and kill Americans.”
The Thomas More Law Center defends and promotes America’s Christian heritage and moral values, including the religious freedom of Christians, time-honored family values, and the sanctity of human life. It supports a strong national defense and an independent and sovereign United States of America. The Law Center accomplishes its mission through litigation, education, and related activities. It does not charge for its services. The Law Center is supported by contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c)(3) organization. You may reach the Thomas More Law Center at (734) 827-2001 or visit our website at www.thomasmore.org.
So now we know where the MIAC Strategic Report on the Modern Militia Movement originated that was signed onto by Governor Nixon and the Missouri Highway Patrol earlier this year.
Ozarks Region Conference On Private Property Rights
Saturday- August 1, 2009
Cinema II Theatre – Cabool, Missouri
South of Cabool on Highway 181
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lunch at area restaurants
Details later on the website and in the July Newsletter
Gainesville Meeting Schedule for 2009
June 11, 2009
September 10, 2009
November 12, 2009
7:00 p.m. -Vaughts Family Restaurant
Highway 160, West of Gainesville
Food service is available 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on meeting nights.
10th Annual Freedom21 National Conference
The Growing American Tyranny and How to Stop It.
Oklahoma City, August 13 – 15, 2009
Sponsored by: American Policy Center and Freedom21, Inc. For information: Freedom21 National Conference – 70 Main Street, Suite 23, Warrenton, VA 20186 – (540) 341-8915 – email@example.com
http://freedom21.org/conf/2009/con-09.html – http://www.americanpolicy.org/
www.LandRights.org (American Land Rights Assoc.)
Federal Bills and Legislators
Missouri Legislators and Bills
National Animal Identification System sites
USDA Website: http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/