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Clash of Titans: Marijuana Legalization and the 2nd Amendment

Clash of Titans: Marijuana Legalization and the 2nd Amendment Contributed by Pat Nicklaus, former Communications Manager for the NRA Affiliate in Iowa, Iowa Firearms Coalition. She became a registered gun rights lobbyist for the affiliate and was directly recruited by the NRA to become an Election Volunteer Coordinator. As more states have medical and recreational…
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November 30, 2018 0

November 2018 Ballot Positions

  Click here to listen to a full explanation of our positions Click here to listen to an explanation of Amendment 1, Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and Proposition C Click here to listen to a discussion on Propositions B,C, and D

October 16, 2018 0

Prop A Position

Prop A Position The Locke and Smith Foundation Board of Directors is opposed to Proposition A for the August 7, 2018 primary election. Proposition A violates Article I Section 2 of the Missouri Constitution which in part states, “That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons…
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June 19, 2018 0

If You’re Not Doing Anything Wrong . . .

If You’re Not Doing Anything Wrong . . . This morning is like every other morning. The alarm goes off at 6:00 in the morning. I brush my teeth, shower, comb my hair, all the normal things I do every morning. Before I get dressed a government agent does a thorough physical examination of my…
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August 7, 2017 0

The Real Cause of Income Divergence

The Real Cause of Income Divergence Today, many feel that if there is something that is wrong in society, it is the governments responsibility to fix it. Actually, it should be the other way around. Getting government out of the arena will fix the problem. Government interference magnifies inequality. It is only the free market…
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March 27, 2017 0

Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage There is a national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. These jobs currently pay from $7 to $10 per hour. A few fast food employees in larger cities are protesting and demanding a raise in their wage rate. They are not guaranteeing an equal improvement in their productivity. So…
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March 4, 2017 0

A Little Hypocrisy I think

A Little Hypocrisy I think Last year the MO Legislature passed SB 656 the so-called Constitutional Carry which is really no such thing and it barely passes for permit-less carry because of all the places one isn’t allowed to carry unless of course they have a state sanctioned permit to do so. You can find…
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January 9, 2017 0

Freedom in the Legislative Process

Freedom in the Legislative Process Often times while researching legislation we discover words don’t necessarily mean the same thing that one would assume it means, it gets twisted so far out of balance that you don’t recognize it any longer. Often times choice words are used in the title of a piece of legislation to…
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January 2, 2017 0

Conservative Doesn’t Always Mean Constitutional

Conservative Doesn’t Always Mean Constitutional Often times the legislative committee is asked why they didn’t like a piece of legislation that was being promoted by people they believe to be very conservative, so this will help answer that question. The committee believes that the constitution is a complete document and as such all of it…
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December 16, 2016 0

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Deaths in the U.S. due to prescription drug overdoses are reaching crisis proportions.  The increase in the death rate due to all prescription drugs has been primarily due to the increase in prescription opioid pain medicine.  State governments were looking for a solution to the problem, and instituted Prescription Drug Monitoring…
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December 12, 2016 0