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Video: Gov. Eric Greitens: Fox News Sunday Power Player

March 6th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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Trump Supporters Celebrate ‘Spirit of America’ in Ballwin

March 6th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Master of Ceremonies Marc Cox and speakers Christopher Arps and former Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones

St. Louis Public Radio:

About 200 people who couldn’t go to Jefferson City attended a local Trump rally in Ballwin Saturday. Republican activist Rene Artman said she helped organize the local rally because Democrats are “hell-bent on bringing Trump down.” “I did not like when President Obama was elected, but we didn’t go out and burn cars or do all of that. I held my nose. I kept my mouth shut. I respected him. The Democrats on the whole have no respect,” Artman said. Local anti-Trump events have been peaceful. But Artman said she is appalled by reports of vandalism during anti-Trump protests in California. Read more…

Remarks by speaker Christopher Arps:

Good morning Patriots!!!!!! Is this a great day the Lord has provided us to celebrate the Spirit of America or what? I’ve got two questions for all of you before I begin my remarks:

One, how many of you are being paid to be here this morning? Two, how many of you received an email from a Republican or conservative “astroturf” organization telling you what time to be here; suggestions on what to chant and talking points to give if you’re interviewed by the media after this event?

And what I mean by astroturf is the fake grassroots activism we saw during the Obamacare debate where Democratic operatives and groups tried to give the impression there was wide spread support for socialized medicine. That support was astroturf as we have seen because Obamacare has never been popular in the polls and eight years after its passage its still not popular.)

Some of you know that I was not a supporter of Donald Trump during the primary election season. I was a supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz and was a staffer on his campaigns in Iowa, South Carolina and here in Missouri. Even after Mr. Trump secured the nomination I still was not wildly supportive of him but I put my country first over my feelings and voted for Mr. Trump for president.

Does my voting for Mr. Trump mean I support the late night twitter storms and some of the, what I deem, unnecessary distractions he brings upon himself and his administration? Of course not but when I see a fake media and the so called loyal opposition trying to destroy a presidency within the first weeks of an infant presidency, then it brings out a natural defensiveness from someone who loves their country and wants to see fundamental fairness.

You see, this rally, and those happening all around the country today are bigger than one man, bigger than any political party, bigger than even the institution of the presidency. This is a rally about the spirit of America and preserving that spirit for our generation and for the generations to come. Radio and TV host Mark Levin said, “What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it.”

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Founding Father Patrick Henry said “When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object.” Almost 250 years later, the American spirit in my opinion is still in its youth because liberty and freedom never gets old. Our friends on the other side have learned that lesson all too painfully electorally with the loss of the presidency and a 1,000 legislative seats across the country since the election of former President Obama.

Most Americans reject the heavy hand of the government intruding in their lives and they’ve let the jack ass party know resoundingly by going to the ballot box and letting their voices be heard. Our friends on the other side somehow believe by letting their voices be heard by rioting, looting, disrupting congressional town halls, or by wearing special hats with derogatory names, that it will be just as successful as the tea party movement.

President Calvin Coolidge succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. In his first address to Congress the new president said: “Free government has no greater menace than disrespect for authority and continual violation of law. It is the duty of a citizen not only to observe the law but to let it be known that he is opposed to its violation.”These rallies around the nation today are a part of our duty as citizens to observe the law and we’re letting it be known we are opposed to it’s violation in particularly when it comes to illegal immigration. No decent American is opposed to immigration because we are all immigrants to this land. What we are opposed to of course is illegal immigration and the guilt trip that is tried to be placed on us for wanting the law followed.

President Coolidge also talked about immigration and his words are just as relevant today as it when he first uttered them: “American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this i purpose, it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration.

It would be well to make such immigration of a selective nature with some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of naturalization. Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becoming citizens. I am convinced that our present economic and social conditions warrant a limitation of those to be admitted. We should find additional safety in a law requiring the immediate registration of all aliens. Those’ who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.”

That last sentence sounds harsh but sometime the truth hurts. It’s not xenophobic or hatred to expect guests in our country to love our country as much as we do and to respect our laws. There are thousands of people who have paid thousands of dollars and who have been in line for years to immigrate legally to this country who have the utmost respect and admiration for the ideals of America.

These are the people who understand why we’re gathered here today and these are the people this nation needs regardless of race, color, creed, religion or nationality. God bless you and thank you for coming out. And God bless the president and our leaders and may God continue to bless the United States of America!


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Clay AWOL During Clinton E-Mail Scandal; Files Lawsuit to Defend “Remarkable” Artwork

February 23rd, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

So Congressman Clay can bother to show up to work  and “defend the Constitution” and draw his $174,000 salary to file a lawsuit to protect this garbage masquerading as “remarkable” art…

But he’s AWOL when it comes to real constitutional questions like the former secretary of state operating her own illegal home brew server.

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Video: Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Discusses Voter ID

February 22nd, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joins Marc and Chris Arps to discuss new EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Missouri’s new voter ID law.

Hat tip: FM NewsTalk 97.1 – Fox News Radio – St. Louis, MO

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Guest Column: Missouri’s Recent “DRED”FUL Decision: Embryos Are Property

February 16th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

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By Jalesia “Jasha” McQueen

In 1852, the Missouri Supreme Court paved the way for one of the most dreadful decisions in U.S. History: The Dred Scott Case.  Humans were property.  And now apparently, Missouri is at it again.  This time, in 2017, the Missouri Supreme Court refused to review an abhorrent decision made by the Missouri Appellate Court stating that embryos are “property,” (my embryos, Noah and Genesis).  The court decided that they would remain frozen and ultimately die unless I could convince my ex-husband to either allow me to carry them or give them up for adoption.  Even in the face of a written agreement by both of us stating that I would receive the embryos if we ever divorced and his admission of signing the document, the court concocted a weak case to throw out the agreement and arrive at the decision they were looking for.  This is about my two sweet little frozen babies named Noah and Genesis – the siblings of my 3 boys (my born children).  My twins, who are 9, were conceived through the In Vitro Fertilization process (IVF), at the same time Noah and Genesis were conceived.  Before every Catholic stops reading this, hear me out.  This has little to do with IVF.  It has everything to do with these two little lives that were conceived and belong in my womb to be given a chance to be born, just as all of us had that chance.  If we are truly pro-life, we must decide how we will deal with this ever growing area of law that currently treats these precious and loved ones as property to be left to die or to be terminated – Missouri is not alone.  There is a silent war going on in the courts that very few people know about, except if you read the tabloids reciting the struggle of Nick Loeb fighting for his daughters (both frozen embryos, Emma and Isabella) from Sofia Vergara who wants them never to see the light of day.  This does not need to stay in the tabloids.  This is a real threat to everything we hold dear as people who profess to value life.

Noah and Genesis’ fate may be determined by the US Supreme Court, which has not had a very good track record for life cases.  It is also possible that the US Supreme Court will refuse to take the case and follow the Missouri Supreme Court’s lead.  But it is true that Noah and Genesis’ lives hang in the balance.  I have cried so much that I did not think it possible to cry much more.  My boys are sad and dismayed by their father’s actions because Noah and Genesis are their siblings and a part of our family.  I am grieving, just like any other parent who may lose a child. This is not theoretical for me.  It is very real.  I look at my twin boys every day and wonder if they would’ve been frozen how I would fight with every power I possess. And they know it as well.  The other day one of them said, “I guess we were the lucky ones, we got out.”  Survivor’s guilt created via our court system.  It defies logic on how the Missouri Appellate Court arrived at their decision, without compassion and without any idea of what kind of impact the subsequent execution of Noah and Genesis would have on my family.  If they would’ve given me my two embryos they could have cut off all parental rights to my ex-husband and his life would NOT have changed.  But instead the court chose to side with my ex-husband who’s life REMAINS unchanged by their decision.  But now mine and my family’s lives are in ruins at the thought of Noah and Genesis’ potential destruction.  If this decision is left to stand, we have lost all compassion in our society.  The precedent is very dangerous although the court claims this is a win for individual rights, stating that they would not interfere in something so “personal”.  But they actually did interfere, because they did not uphold what we had already agreed to and they essentially sentenced by two children to death.  There is nothing more personal than this decision by the court.

The courts all over the United States are making the same decision as Missouri. The courts have decided that it is better to leave these babies in cryo- freeze or to terminate them than it is to give them a chance to be born.  Being an attorney, I have read all the case law and it is quite disturbing.  The courts make up law as they go along simply to prevent a parent like me from having my own offspring.  When it is convenient for them, they uphold contracts to terminate the embryos, which is what happened to my friend Mimi Lee.  She had cancer and this was her last chance to carry her own flesh and blood offspring.  Her frozen babies were ordered to be killed.  May they rest in peace.  Nobody can tell me that justice was served by any of these cases.  Legislating from the bench, Missouri created a new category of property out of thin air because they knew if they had to use the current property statute that I would still gain custody.  It is sick. It is sad. And it is utterly disgraceful. That our society would allow this type of behavior from our courts is appalling.  And yet the legislatures in the states do nothing because either they do not know what is happening or they stick their head in the sand.  The majority of states have absolutely NO legislation on this issue.  The courts are doing whatever they please and destroying families and lives in the process.

There is a silent war against parents, against life. A silent war that the pro-life movement has yet to realize – the killing of 4-day old embryos while a parent fights for the right to have their own offspring.  This is madness.  It is without doubt that this issue will be heard by the US Supreme Court at some point.  And the decision will be worse than Roe v. Wade because the body of law forming supports any court’s decision to terminate lives over the objections of one of the parents.  In my case, the Missouri Supreme Court felt that it did not warrant a review. So declaring humans property does not warrant a review? If there is any case that warrants a review by the Missouri Supreme Court, it would be this case.  But maybe it is not surprising coming from a court who declared humans property over a century ago.

This is the warped view of justice that we have created for ourselves. I will probably never see my dear Noah and Genesis grow up. I am left at the mercy of a man who does not value life. I will probably never get to see my little Noah and Genesis take their first steps or help them with their homework. And what is worse is that my born children will not experience the love of their siblings first hand. They will not be able to play with them. Fight with them. And sit around the dinner table with them. It is gut wrenching. When I heard the news about the Missouri Supreme Court denying certiorari, I felt so beaten. The last time I felt this sad was when I lost my 16 week old baby in a miscarriage. Her name was Jenny. And me and my boys cried. We had lost a part of the family. And now I am on the verge of losing two babies again, not because God decided but because the court decided.

It’s taken me awhile to gather myself, but I will do everything I can moving forward to ensure the survival of Noah and Genesis and the survival of other babies just like them.  No one should have to experience what I have gone through.  Both men and women together have the power to conceive.  And women forget how powerful we are in being able to nurture and carry our offspring; how we can develop these wonderful amazing miracles of life inside of us. We, as a society, destroy that power when we destroy life. There is nothing empowering about these court decisions.  If we cannot take care of our weakest and smallest in our society, then we are lost.  And if we as a society decide that the government and the courts have a right to destroy life and deny us one of the most amazing powers we possess, then we are lost.

There is a silent war; a war against compassion, against reason and against everything we stand for as Americans and humans. This doesn’t fit neatly into a box or a category.  It crosses ideologies and racial divides. These little embryos are my children. No one can tell me otherwise.  It is the connection between a parent and a child that should not be severed by a judge. It is an unbreakable bond that the courts have so easily tossed aside without any regard to the feelings of who they leave in their wake, needless to say the little miracles that await their birth.  I ask for prayers and thoughts and I asked that anyone remotely interested in this go to www.embryodefense.org. We must spread the word about this silent war. We should not remain silent anymore.

 


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FLASHBACK: EXCLUSIVE: KIT BOND NOT SEEKING RE-ELECTION IN 2010

February 16th, 2017 by mopns_admin ·

April 2017 marks the ten year anniversary of the Missouri Political News Service. During that 10 year span, we have broken many important news stories BEFORE the mainstream media. One story we are proud to have broken was the bombshell announcement that former Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond would not be running for reelection in 2010. Below is the original story:

UPDATE: SOURCES SAY U.S. JUSTICE DEPT INVESTIGATING BONDS’ ROLE IN THE FIRING OF FORMER U.S ATTORNEY TODD GRAVES  Developing…

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Time stamp: 8:45:54 am

Senator Bond has scheduled a 2pm conference call with supporters today. Inside sources tell us that the senior senator will announce that he is not running for re-election in 2010.

Politico: Talent in?

Prime Buzz: Source: Bond is OUT; won’t seek re-election in 2010

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Politico: Bond will not seek another term

Hat tip: jasonrosenbaum

MSNBC First Read: BOND WON’T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION 

TPM: Bad News For GOP: Missouri Sen. Kit Bond Announces Retirement


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