The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition will meet Thursday, March 23. At 7:00 pm according to co-chairman Bob Parker. The special guest of the evening will be Dr. Eric “Rick” Mansfield.  Dr. Mansfield is a retired educator who resides on a small farm in Reynolds County, MO with his wife and dogs.  He has been  a logger, campground manager, facilitator for a Grateful Dead tribute band and canoe hostler in past jobs.  He and his wife now organically garden, raising much of their own food; hunts, fishes and writes.  Rick has a syndicated column—Reflections from the Road– in several local newspapers. 
 
Dr. Mansfield also runs a Not for Profit—the Ozark Heritage Project—which hosts numerous clean-ups of streams and their riparian borders.  These involve volunteers from families and schools.  Rick is a published author, with his first novel and most recent work—The Elk Killings—now available along with his previous collections of short stories on Amazon and at several local vendors.  Rick is also an accomplished speaker and storyteller, often appearing in historical costume to enlighten and inspire audiences around the Ozarks.  Rick has appeared regularly at both national and state parks, private festivals and in numerous schools.
 
Dr. Mansfield will present to the Ozarks Property Rights Congress as Nick Walker, ace-reporter for the Missouri Gazette—oldest newspaper in St. Louis.  “Nick” will report live from Shannon County in 1909.  The topic—Politicians, Possums and Parks— will explore the intended role of state government in land preservation and speculate where such governmental intrusion might lead.  At the end of a short and entertaining presentation by the much-celebrated reporter from the 19th and 20th centuries, Rick Mansfield will briefly field questions as to his perspectives on the state of our park systems today.
 
Those attending are encouraged to come early to enjoy the buffet and visit. For more information call 417-264-2435.
 
Author and history professor Dave Dougherty will speak with the Commonsense Property Rights Coalition group March 6 at 6 pm at Fred’s Fish House in Mammoth Spring, per co-chair Kevin Jotz.

“The speaker for the evening will be David Dougherty, an author, radio talk show host, expert on survival, college professor and retired Army colonel. Dougherty is the owner founder of SurviveUSA of Calico Rock, Arkansas, the region’s first preparedness store. He is the author of several books including A Patriot’s History Reader: Essential Documents for Every American; A Patriot’s History of the Modern World: Vol I: From America’s Exceptional Ascent to the Atomic Bomb 1898 – 1945; A Patriot’s History of the Modern World, Vol II: From the Cold War to the Age of Entitlement 1945 – 2012; The Politically Incorrect Guide to the American Revolution (with Larry Schweikart, and several other works of fiction and nonfiction. He will discuss his most recent book, Starve the Beast! How Ordinary Americans Can Take Back Their Country. He has also ghost written for Glenn Beck”.

“This is an organization concerned with protection of private property rights. The group believes that without protections of private property rights nothing else is secure. The right to own and reasonably use private property is a cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution, differentiating our country from others around the world. As John Adams, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and our second president, said: ‘The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”

We welcome all area residents interested in private property rights, food freedom and protection of constitutional rights to attend, or to call us for more information at 417-264-2435 or 417-270-1724.
Property Rights Coalition Features Holistic Health Practitioner
The Ozarks Property Rights Coalition will meet Thursday February 23  at 7 pm at the El Rancho Restaurant in Cabool, Missouri according to co-chair Bob Parker. “ Topics for the evening will be current events, President Trump’s appointment of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to investigate vaccine safety and other topics of interest. Our main speaker will be Hannah Eisenberg, a holistic health practitioner who was diagnosed with cancer and a few years later declared cancer free. She has an amazing story that she will share with us.”
“This is a new meeting location for us. The El Rancho Restaurant is in the Sinclair truck stop building in Cabool on Highway 60 on the north side of the highway. They are generously allowing us to use their meeting room and we encourage everyone to come early and enjoy the buffet. Note that El Rancho is a bit east of the Hwy 63 exit in Cabool. ” For more information call 417-264-2435.

There is a pretty detailed article, which I have excerpted and linked below, explaining the ins and outs of the IRS not enforcing the mandate on Obamacare.

I don’t have the answers to immediate questions that may arise, such as, “What about State returns?” or “Will failing to report affect potential future refunds?”. I simply don’t know….Here is the article, and perhaps I scanned it too quickly. I just feel like people need to know!

Major Blow to Obamacare….

Earlier this month, the IRS quietly altered its rules to allow the submission of 1040s with nothing on line 61. The IRS says it still maintains the option to follow up with those who elect not to indicate their coverage status, although it’s not clear what circumstances might trigger a follow up.

But what would have been a mandatory disclosure will instead be voluntary. Silent returns will no longer be automatically rejected. The change is a direct result of the executive order President Donald Trump issued in January directing the government to provide relief from Obamacare to individuals and insurers, within the boundaries of the law.

“The recent executive order directed federal agencies to exercise authority and discretion available to them to reduce potential burden,” the IRS said in a statement to Reason. “Consistent with that, the IRS has decided to make changes that would continue to allow electronic and paper returns to be accepted for processing in instances where a taxpayer doesn’t indicate their coverage status.”… full article here...

House and Senate members with the Real ID Act in their committees. These people have the power to stop the bill in committee, or to amend it to include religious exemptions if it passes. Note: This needs to be a real religious exemption. Right now they take a photo, send it to Morpho Trust for storage and issue a Driver License without it. We need an exemption that has a Non-biometric photo, even if supplied by the citizen. Or better yet, no Morpho Trust involvement at all. PLEASE CALL ALL OF THESE REPS AND SENATORS and voice your opinion. Just Say NO to Real ID.
Representative  Delus Johnson  573-751-3666 
Representative  Mark Matthiesen  573-751-4163 
Representative  Joshua Peters 573-751-7605 
Representative  Donna Baringer  573-751-4220 
Representative Paul Curtman  573-751-3776 
Representative Keith Frederick  573-751-3834 
Representative Bill Kidd  573-751-3674 
Representative Jeff Pogue 573-751-2264 
Representative  Crystal Quade  573-751-3795 
Representative Shawn Rhoads 573-751-1455 
Representative Chrissy Sommer 573-751-1452 
Senator Ed Emery (573) 751-2108
Senator Dave Schatz (573) 751-3678
Senator Bill Eigel (573) 751-1141
Senator Brian Munzlinger (573) 751-7985
Senator John Rizzo (573) 751-3074
Senator Caleb Rowden (573) 751-3931
Senator Scott Sifton (573) 751-0220

Commonsense PRC Meeting Tonight

Posted: February 6, 2017 in Uncategorized
The Common Sense Property Rights Coalition will meet Monday February 6  at 6 pm at Fred’s Fish House in Mammoth Springs according to co-chair Mike Slack.
Topics for the evening will be property rights issues in the state followed by the main speaker of the evening, Hannah Eisenberg, an expert in health and wellness and holistic medical practitioner.
Eisenberg has an inspiring personal story of overcoming illness using holistic methods. Other topics of the evening will include the state’s bill to implement the Real ID biometric identification program, a controversial bill that is currently against state law for both privacy and religious reasons.
 “This is an organization concerned with protection of private property rights. The group believes that without protections of private property rights nothing else is secure. The right to own and reasonably use private property is a cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution, differentiating our country from others around the world. As John Adams, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and our second president, said: ‘The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
 We welcome all area residents interested in private property rights, food freedom and protection of constitutional rights to attend, or to call us for more information at 417-264-2435 or 417-270-1724.

This is something that is becoming a huge issue and it must be addressed. The US government has it’s very own patent on a strain of cannabis, yet the ATF insists that because it is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug (meaning it has NO medicinal value and a high propensity for addiction and abuse- completely false, by the way) so it’s use prevents you from exercising your Second Amendment -guaranteed- right.

I’ve heard people don’t believe this when I tell them that, but now that 28 states have legalized cannabis in some way, one would think the Feds would change their scheduling of cannabis.

Here is an article about it (linked at the end):

ATF makes it clear:
Even legal marijuana
users can’t buy guns

By Gillian Graham. January 27th, 2017

The federal government is stepping up its efforts to keep guns out of the hands marijuana users, even as legal use of the drug is spreading around the country.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives long has prohibited gun and ammunition sales to unlawful users of marijuana, citing a risk of “irrational or unpredictable behavior.” Now, the federal agency has added a warning to Form 4473 making it clear to anyone applying for a permit to buy a gun that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and using it means you cannot buy a gun, despite laws in Maine and a growing number of other states that allow medical and recreational use of the drug.

The new language, added last week to forms filled out by gun buyers in Maine and nationwide, has raised concerns that the government is unfairly denying cannabis users their Second Amendment right to bear arms. And it has renewed calls from medical and recreational marijuana advocates for a change in federal law to catch up with the country’s changing views on marijuana.

Maine is a state with a deep tradition of gun ownership. More than half of Maine adults — 55 percent — surveyed in a Portland Press Herald poll of voters last October said they owned at least one gun. …….

Views on Marijuana vary, but this is a substance that has proven to have genuine medicinal value for some conditions, leaving aside its ‘recreational’ use. It does seem that labeling this as a Schedule I drug is the crux of the problem, which these days could be regarded as outdated and needs changed. If medicinal use of the drug is regarded as presenting a behavioral risk then how come alcohol is not classed the same way – a long abused substance itself! What about legitimate users of pain control medications which often contain Schedule 1 ingredients – these people are not off limits for gun ownership. It’s all about ‘gun control’, again.