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LETTER: My Story on the Use of Cannabis as a Medicine.

Editor’s Note: Please join us this Friday morning (tomorrow July 8) at 10:00am in the Capitol Annex Bldg, Room 129 for a Licenses and Occupation Joint Committee Hearing on the legalization of Medical Cannabis in KY. We need to fill the committee room #129 and adjacent overflow room with supporters and patients. I know it is a lot to ask but please pass this along and plan to attend this hearing with your friends. See you there! Hello, I am Mr. Mark Steven Gamble, a 53-year-old disabled veteran . . . → Read More

URGENT: Congress Votes on Gun Control Tomorrow #StopHR5611

YOUR HELP IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS! Thomas Massie and Justin Amash are working to defeat this massive DHS over reach which will give DHS even more power to take our freedoms under the guise of fighting terrorism. House Republicans are pushing FOR this bill (wth?) with Paul Ryan leading the charge. This resolution comes up for a vote tomorrow, Wednesday. Please call your Congressman RIGHT AWAY and urge them to vote NO on this resolution. Tell . . . → Read More

KY Prison Population Higher than EVER

Governor Matt Bevin has created a criminal justice reform panel to deal with the fact that, once again, the KY prison population has grown out of control. Read the C-J’s article here. This sobering news comes despite bills in recent years designed specifically to address the problem. Maybe someone else needs to design those bills? Here are 5 suggestions that are working elsewhere in the world and will work in KY: 1. Stop prosecuting victimless crimes. The task force needs to look at how many . . . → Read More

UKTP and TBK Call for House Minority Leader Hoover to Step Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 18, 2016 KENTUCKY TEA PARTY LEADERSHIP AND TAKE BACK KENTUCKY CALL FOR HOUSE MINORITY LEADER JEFF HOOVER TO STEP DOWN. On May 9, 2016, the United Kentucky Tea Party and Take Back Kentucky sent a private letter to Republican House Minority Leader Jeff Hoover, requesting that he step down as House Republican Minority leader. Representative Hoover’s failed leadership in the House, his disappointing voting record and questions of impropriety surrounding the Republican House Caucus funds donated by citizens to “Flip the House”. To date, Representative . . . → Read More

ICYMI: Federal Court Shuts Down 4th Amendment

Reprinted from a mailer sent by the FL Bar Assoc. Using cell phone data, law enforcement can map your activity right down to entering buildings. A 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling seems to cement the notion that one’s electronic footprints and communications are fair game for unfettered search and seizure (i.e.: are not protected by 4th Amendment rights). By a 12-3 vote, appellate court judges in Richmond, Virginia, ruled that tracking your movements does not require a warrant. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld what . . . → Read More

Kentucky Mothers Fighting for Home Birth

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition (KHBC) is lobbying for senate bill 85 and house bill 578, which would require home birth midwifery (a.k.a., a certified professional midwife) to be licensed by the state and to create a regulatory board thereof. SB 85 is sponsored by Senator Tom Buford (R-Nicholasville), while HB 578 is sponsored by representatives Russell Webber (R-Shepherdsville) and Dean Schamore (D-Hardinsburg). According to the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM), a home birth midwife is a “knowledgeable, skilled and professional independent midwifery practitioner . . . → Read More

Was LaVoy Finicum Murdered? Here’s the Latest (with Video)

LaVoy Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona who is part of an armed group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest federal land management policies, carries his granddaughter Payton, as other family member watch following a news conference at the refuge Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Ammon Bundy, the leader of the group said Friday he and his followers are not ready to leave even though the sheriff and many locals say the group has overstayed their welcome.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LaVoy Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona who is part of an armed group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to protest federal land management policies, carries his granddaughter Payton, as other family member watch following a news conference at the refuge Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Ammon Bundy, the leader of the group said Friday he and his followers are not ready to leave even though the sheriff and many locals say the group has overstayed their welcome. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Was LaVoy Finicum murdered? Read/watch . . . → Read More

Pot is not important to you? It should be.

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You should care about pot, even if you don’t want to use it. When your government can make a harmless medicinal herb illegal for no moral or ethical reason (see Resources below), then proceed to jail, fine, raid, steal from, shoot and terrorize 100s of thousands of people for possessing, using and selling it, there is no bigger threat to personal liberty. Because if your government can do that, what can’t it do? The US Government has admitted they’ve been lying about pot for 75 years… but they continue . . . → Read More