If You Were a Legislator…
The Missouri Legislature convened today for the beginning of its 2022 Session. This is no small thing to consider. Our community of six million people who make up this sovereign state have and can choose our own solutions to the unique needs of our circumstances. Sovereign, you say? Well, of course! A little bit of history is in order.
At the end of the War for Independence, the British Crown recognized with the signing of The Treaty of Paris that each of its former colonies were to be recognized as,
“…to be free sovereign and Independent States.”
- Treaty of Paris, Article 1st, 1783
This language from The Declaration of Independence gives additional context,
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
- The Declaration of Independence, 1776 – [emphasis added]
The important concept that has been lost with the passage of almost 25 decades is that Missouri, like our sister states, is actually a nation-state on the same class as England, France or Germany. While this was more obvious under the Articles of Confederation, the adoption of the Constitution for these United States did not dispose of that sovereignty. The thirteen original colonies made a compact, a contract agreement between them, to delegate to a federal entity, limited and enumerated powers for the benefit of the whole federation.
What was incorporated in the enumerated federal government was the equal footing doctrine which meant that every new state admitted to this union would be equal with all of the other states as if each had been one of the original thirteen.
Why is this important to us? Because we are witnessing tyranny perpetuated by the myth of federal supremacy. Our nation-state of Missouri, along with the other nation-states of these united States are equal stakeholders in the compact that created the federal government, and the States have the power to arrest its abuses and bring it under control.
“The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same…”
- The Constitution of the United States – Article VII
Through the ratification process, the legislatures of the thirteen original colonies met together, defined terms and set forth the arguments and agreements that are the basis for the Constitution, which is the instruction manual for our national government and the execution of the contract.
Why is this important to us? Because the Missouri legislature began this year’s session today, it is this venue in which a People with Power are able to have the influence to restore liberty to America.
If you were a legislator, a Missouri House member or Missouri Senator, what you do? What legislation would you offer, support, oppose or eliminate?
- Would you remove the sales tax on food/clothing?
- How would you define and protect voting rights?
- Would you audit the federal government?
- Would you keep your oath of office?
This last question, would you keep your oath of office to support and defend the United States and the Missouri Constitutions, is the most relevant. The failure of doing this by many public servants today, is why our liberty – as we speak – is in such a precarious situation.
Dear Friend of Liberty, the people of Missouri need legislators who will each, keep his or her oath of office – their contract – to represent you and I constitutionally. This may be you. Will you be a candidate for office? And if not you, who would you trust that would be willing to swim upstream against the tide of coercion, oppression, and autocracy to ADVANCE the Cause of Liberty?
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The Missouri Legislature began its legislative session today and here are some useful links:
- Missouri House legislation can be found here:
Live and recorded House sessions can be viewed at this link:
- Missouri Senate legislation can be found here:
Senate sessions have live audio and can be found at this link: