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Kentucky Midwives: the Trouble with Begging for Regulation

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition (KHBC) is working to pass a law regulating and licensing Kentucky midwives. Here is a Youtube presentation on the proposed Kentucky midwifery bill. Here is the KHBC’s website. At yesterday’s Take Back Kentucky meeting, Mary Kathryn DeLodder of KHBC and I presented our opposing views. The bottom line is that, while we agree on the problems currently plaguing the midwifery situation here in KY, we strongly disagree on the solution. SUMMARY Midwifery was “legalized” in Kentucky in 1954, . . . → Read More

Forced Vaccinations on the Docket for ALL Americans

This is as serious as it gets. Government employees get to decide if you are sick, then detain you for 72 hours without due process, and have the authority to administer forced vaccinations. Even if you are pro-vaccination, do you want a TSA agent deciding your medical treatment? Click here for details and what you can do to stop this insanity. This is an assault. Behave accordingly. . . . → Read More

Brace Yourselves: Calendar Set for General Assembly’s 2017 Session

FRANKFORT – The 2017 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3 and will last 30 legislative days. As usual during in an odd-numbered year, in which sessions are half as long as in even-numbered years, the session will have two parts. The first four days of the session – Jan. 3 to Jan. 6 – will focus on organizational work, such as electing legislative leaders, adopting rules of procedure and organizing committees. The introduction and consideration of legislation can also begin during . . . → Read More

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