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Medical Cannabis in KY 2018

“When the world ends, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything happens 20 years later there.” We are hoping that’s not true of medical cannabis in KY. Currently, 29 states have medical and 9 have full legal, including Washington, DC. Let that sink in for a minute. Our federal employees — including Congress and the military — can smoke pot till the cows come home with no fear of reprisal, but we taxpayers can lose everything over a toke, starting with our children. As of 2013 in Kentucky, . . . → Read More

The “Parental Rights Amendment” Does More Harm than Good

Editor’s Note: This post was written years ago when this amendment was new, last updated 2012. Today, I came across a story that reminded me how dangerous it would be to give government agents legalized authority over our children. Here’s the completely bizarre aspect: the so-called “parental rights” amendment was written by the well-meaning attorneys at the HSLDA! They and I have emailed back and forth on the topic many times. They contend this amendment doesn’t give the state additional authority. I wholeheartedly disagree!!! . . . → Read More

LETTERS: It’s (Past) Time to Clean House in KY!

Guest post by Scott Hofstra, founder of the United Ky Tea Party. Opinions may or may not reflect the Editor’s opinion. (In this case, it does 100%!) Editor’s Note: Current charges of sexual harassment in KY’s legislature take top billing. But, wait, there’s more. (All outside links and emphases were added by me.) For many years Kentucky has been known as perhaps the most politically corrupt state in the country. In 2015, a Harvard University study ranked Steve Beshear’s administration as the most corrupt state . . . → Read More

Amish Sam UPDATE

Sam is in prison now. Federal prison where criminals live. Supposed criminals. Now that Sam is there — in Federal Prison where the U.S. Just Us system puts murderers and rapists and child molesters — I wonder how many real criminals we have amongst the hundreds of thousands incarcerated? But that’s for another day. Here’s the Amish Sam update, including where he is housed and how to write to him. The Appeal Sam has started the appeals process. It could take quite a while to get that underway . . . → Read More

Report from the Courtroom: Amish farmer Samuel Girod’s Sentencing

You’ve probably heard, but Sam Girod was sentenced to six years in federal prison for making herbal salve without the king’s permission, plus $1300 in what are essentially court costs, plus over $14,000 in restitution to his victims. He will also have three years of supervised release, is barred from owning firearms, and is barred from making any product regulated by the FDA. Sam will not be forced to undergo court ordered drug testing. See links to full story and trial in sidebar. Local News Coverage All of the . . . → Read More

Time to Contact our Representatives about Samuel Girod

It’s time to start sending letters, emails, calls to the 8 elected representatives below (9 if you count Melania). Here’s the plan in two steps: STEP 1: Have your letter and social media post handy in a text doc. You can copy and paste from the examples below or click here to download samples, then edit as you like. STEP 2: Open each person’s website/social media, copy and paste your note, and send. Click here to jump to the addresses. I tweeted, facebooked . . . → Read More

Letters: Fake News

Guest post by Lanny Vincent. Letters to the Editor are reprinted in full and may or may not reflect opinions of the Editor. Please feel free to share your opinions in the comments. After David Chavern of the News Media Alliance stated in his editorial that the print media would begin to filter out fake news, it appears that he has failed. It looks like the Associated Press is trying to run neck and neck with CNN and MSNBC in leading the fake news segment. In his article . . . → Read More

Taxes Suck — 2017 Edition

If I was merely wasting the money I pay in taxes, I could live with the progressive tax rate where they take a lot more when I make a little more, as long as the profit curve never turns negative. They’re careful to maintain an asymptotic curve where eventually, they take everything above a standard of living that most Americans would classify as upper middle class. To become wealthy, one must cheat, either by lying on tax forms, or becoming part of the crony government corruption, neither of . . . → Read More