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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

LETTERS: Crying Towels

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Well, break out the crying towels for the Democratic Party of Kentucky. Pity the poor Louisville Courier Journal and the Lexington Herald Leader. It looks like the Bluegrass State Poll has credibility issues when it forecast a 5% victory for the Democrats when Matt Bevin totally demolished Jack Conway by approximately 85,000 votes. A great poll considering an error margin of + or – 15%. No wonder Greg Stumbo was incoherently mumbling on election night saying that Democrats were Christians too. I really don’t know too many . . . → Read More

DHS’ Kelli Ann starring in “Clueless In Congress”

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During the “Kelli Ann Burriesci Immigration” show, her only lines were, “I don’t know,” and, “I don’t have those numbers.” She had these lines down pat, knew them backwards and forwards. Sadly, these were her answers when Congress asked some very basic questions pertaining to terrorism and US immigration policy. “The dog ate my homework” would have been a more credible answer. Congress had requested Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson appear. He sent this “expert” instead (2 minute video): The last time I saw such . . . → Read More