Oct 30

Hocking Hills Liberty PAC Newsletter for Nov. 3 2015 Election

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This is the 2nd edition of the Hocking Hills Liberty PAC newsletter, a local PAC run by local citizens who want to see our country restored to common sense and founding principles, using our U.S. and Ohio Constitutions as our rulebooks. The Hocking Hills Liberty PAC was founded and supported by parents, grandparents, small business owners, professionals and blue-collar workers. Simply put we are citizens just like you, working to unite us as “Americans” in order to help solve our nation’s problems. We believe in:

  • Fiscal Responsibility resulting in a debt-free future
  • Constitutionally Limited Government that upholds personal freedom
  • Free Markets resulting in economic freedom.

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Oct 29

Ohioans Beware: State Issue 2

Proposed Constitutional Amendment would prohibit tax reform without stopping monopolies or marijuana legalization as promised

Columbus, OH – The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law today took action to clarify for Ohioans State Issue 2, which will appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot.

State Issue 2, introduced as an attack on the marijuana legalization effort of State Issue 3, proposes to amend Section 1e of Article II of the Ohio Constitution to specify numerous purposes for which “the power of the initiative shall not be used.” (The “initiative” refers to the people, through submission of petitions, to place issues on the ballot). Those include granting or creating a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel; but also include specifying or determining a tax rate.

Issues that are deemed to violate the new limits, in the opinion of the Ohio Ballot Board, will be required to win an extra election before they can be added to the Ohio Constitution.

There has been very little public debate on the issue leading up to the election, and many citizens are largely unaware of the details of proposed amendment. Accordingly, in its Policy Briefing on State Issue 2, released today, the 1851 Center explained the following:

  • State Issue 2 is not an “anti-monopoly amendment.” The Ohio General Assembly will be left entirely free to create monopoles and rejected language that would have tied its own hands.
  • State Issue 2 precludes tax reform instead of monopolies. While Issue 2 would not stop government from creating monopolies, it would stop citizens from initiating tax reform. Ohioans would be prohibited from using the initiative to eliminate or reduce any state or local income tax, severance tax, sales tax, property tax, or other tax.
  • State Issue 2 would not preclude marijuana legalization. This issue will only override Issue 3 if it gets more votes than Issue 3, and even then, litigation is likely to preclude that effect.
  • Issue 2 is the result of a questionable political process. Only after those supporting the marijuana amendment submitted their signatures did the Ohio General Assembly spring into action, and change rules in midstream. If legislators are successful on this occasion, there is nothing stopping them from again laying in the weeds and changing the rules of the game once any citizen initiative is completed.
  • Issue 2 would allow the Ballot Board to stifle any Initiative. “The opinion of the Ohio ballot board,” without judicial review, determines whether the Ballot Board can impose additional hurdles on citizen initiatives. No standards or criteria are specified other than the Ballot Board’s “opinion.”

“The messaging behind State Issue 2 appears to be built upon the mistruths that it prevents monopolies and would stop the proposed marijuana monopoly if enacted – – neither is accurate: this issue is simply an attack on Ohioans’ initiative rights,” said Maurice Thompson, Executive Director of the 1851 Center. “Issue 2 simply proposes that legislators should have a monopoly on the power to create monopolies. This change would simply force special interests to fund politicians’ campaigns, rather than directly promoting their issues to the public.”

Ohioans appear particularly unaware that the proposed amendment would eliminate their ability to use the initiative to advance any number of issues having nothing to do with monopolies, including any effort at tax reform, since the proposal would stifle an amendment that would “specify or determine a tax rate.”

“Nationwide, it has been proven that the citizen initiative is the most effective method of reforming excessive state and local taxes, which Ohio certainly maintains. Because current political leadership has proved unwilling to tackle these problems, Ohioans will need the initiative in the future,” added Thompson

Read The 1851 Center’s Short Policy Brief on State Issue 2 HERE

Read the article at 1851 Center For Constitutional Law. Here

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Oct 12

The Undocumented Branch of the Electoral College

There is much discussion about the impact of illegal aliens on the election process. Most of us think of voter fraud. However, there is another way illegals have an impact, and it is disturbing. As most people know, the President is chosen not by popular vote, but by the Electoral College. More densely populated states have more Electoral College votes. Most of us think population refers to citizens. Not so! Each state’s share of the Electoral College votes is calculated by using the “whole number of persons in each state” – including those who shouldn’t be there. So the more illegal immigrants you have in your state, the greater the votes you have in the Electoral College.

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Oct 12

Two Senate Bills About Your Right to Bear Arms.

The Ohio Senate Civil Justice Committee had a hearing on Wednesday, October 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Finance Hearing Room to discuss two pro-gun bills.

Senate Bill 180, sponsored by Senator Joe Uecker (R-14), would allow an employee to store a firearm in their locked vehicle without fear of employer retribution.  Throughout the country, many employers have adopted “No Firearms” policies that extend beyond the physical workplace to include employee parking lots – areas often accessible to the general public and not secure.  In order to comply with these policies, many employees must choose between protecting themselves during their commutes and being subject to termination by their employer.


Senate Bill 199, also sponsored by Senator Uecker (R-14) and Senator Randy Gardner (R-2), would allow an active duty member of the military to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a concealed carry license if the active duty member is carrying a valid military identification and a certificate indicating a small arms qualification.


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Oct 12

Ohio has 3 issues


Issue 1  
Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment

The Ohio Bipartisan Redistricting Commission Amendment, Issue 1 is on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Ohio as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would create a bipartisan redistricting commission, the Ohio Redistricting Commission, to draw state legislative districts. The measure would also establish new requirements for district standards.

The Ohio Redistricting Commission would consist of the following seven members: the Governor, State Auditor, Secretary of State, one person appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one person appointed by the legislative leader of the largest political party in the house of which the speaker is not a member, one person appointed by the President of the Ohio Senate and one person appointed by the legislative leader of the largest political party in the senate of which the president is not a member.

While the current system guarantees that one out of five members of the commission are from the minority party, the proposed system would assure that two out of seven members are from the minority party. In other words, the new amendment would secure 29 percent of the commission seats for minority party members, whereas the current system secures 20 percent of the commission seats for minority party members.

To approve a redistricting plan for 10 years, a bipartisan vote of four members, two from each major political party, would be required. If the commission fails to pass a plan by a bipartisan vote, members would pass a plan by a simple majority vote of any four members. However, this plan would only last four years.

All legislative districts would be required to be composed of “contiguous territory, and the boundary of each district to be a single nonintersecting continuous line.” They would also be required to be “compact.” The amendment would forbid district plans from favoring or disfavoring a political party.

The amendment would go into effect in 2021, which is when the next redistricting will occur.



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Oct 07

POSTPONED! Shattering America’s Trance

The Shattering America’s Trance seminar has been postponed due, in part, to a recent death in the speaker’s family. Mr. Anthony will be offering his important training via his new website soon.  We will keep you informed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 



The truth is Americans do not see the mess we are in.

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• They do not know the Affordable Care Act dictates to doctors.

• That sustainable development strips land rights from community members.

• Or that Common Core lowers, not raises educational standards while collecting and sharing sensitive student data with thousands of prying eyes.

The more conservatives warn people, the more we are ridiculed. Now, community by community, we are changing the fight. Shattering America’s Trance is a new workshop that arms freedom lovers with the words, the techniques and the information to smash through the phony stereotypes, win community members and make bullies look as silly as they are. Ever walk away saying, “If only I’d said that!” We show you how to have the right words at the right time to overcome apathy and misinformation. It is time to stop preaching to the choir and start uniting communities behind issues that affect them.

Come join our exciting workshop.

Our full day workshop is Saturday, Oct. the 10th at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Logan from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

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Please don’t miss this event because of the cost. Contact us at liberty@3elearningenterprises.com Sponsors may be available to assist.

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Sep 25

Voter ID constitutional amendment signature collection started

FRUSTRATED with the inability of the Ohio Legislature over the past two sessions to pass legislation that would require voter photo ID requirement for Ohio that polls at 70% favorability in Ohio and nationally, this citizens-led initiative has launched today to place the measure on the ballot sometime in 2016.

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Sep 24

Five Things Non-Gun-Owners Don’t Get About Gun Owners

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Sep 24

Time to ACT!


It’s Time to ACT!



Stand against resettling massive numbers of Syrians

into the United States:

What? Call-in campaign to Capitol Hill
Who? Senators and Congressmen list is below.
When? Start calling TODAY and repeat every day this  week.
We need all hands on deck calling the numbers listed below for this week starting today, to make sure that our message gets through and to offer probably the only push back anyone will hear against the Pope’s expected pressure for the US to receive these refugees.

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Sep 24

Why We’re Losing Liberty

Was the Constitution written in a way that was designed to protect freedom and limit the government’s size? Has it been effective in doing that? And what’s the Supreme Court’s record when it comes to protecting our rights? Robert George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, answers these questions and more.




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