Globalism in Missouri

Globalism in Missouri

giant omnibus bills carrying giant problems

This is a presentation we shared across Missouri several times over interim, between May of '23 and January of '24 when the new legislative session began.  It's an overview of several problems we've got here in Missouri inside our legislature.  These problems have led to an open door to policies that promote globalism and a Missouri-last philosophy.

My hope is that you'll watch, even if you need to watch in smaller sessions, so that you are more knowledgable and more empowered to use your voice both with your elected officials and in your social network.  Citizens deserve to know the truth and they need to know why things aren't happening here in Missouri  like we would expect they would be with a supermajority of republicans in office.

major problems In a nutshell

1.  The rules are set up to empower 4 individuals and create a pay-to-play system.  The rules can be changed.  We need legislators who will have courage enough to do it.

2.  Unconstitutional, omnibus bills are the majority of what is passing.  Your legislator needs to vote NO on multi-subject bills that are not aligned with the original intent of the bill AND/OR if they haven't read the bill.   

3.  Policy that pushes centralization & standardization across our systems through inventorying, monitoring and controlling resources and/or human activity is a problem and those bills need to be stopped in their tracks.

I'll be recording more educational content on the bills that are moving through the legislature now, making their way to the chamber floors for debate.  

It's time to stand up & speak up!

The GOP Wants to "Get Things Done!"

The GOP Wants to "Get Things Done!"

The current narrative in the news cycle after the launch of the new session & Missouri Freedom Caucus is that these "conservatives" are obstructionists.  The GOP and Senate leadership are shouting through the news outlets that they won't be able to get anything done until these senators sit down and hush.  

What you should be asking the GOP leadership is, 

"what things are you wanting to get done?"

What things do they feel these senators have kept them from doing? 

Because, I can tell you more than a few things about what they did in 2023 and basically very little of it is good.  

Most of it's not even really republican let alone conservative.  

democrats party on the front steps to celebrate

Somewhere in social media land, there is a photo of the democrat representatives literally drinking and dancing on the front steps of the Capitol in celebration on the last day of session in 2023.  One democrat legislator said they couldn't have had a better session even it had been run by the democrat party!

why would the democrats be celebrating a super majority republican legislature?

Well, I've got 100+ pages of details on the 39 bills passed in 2023 that explain why.  

The majority of those details will be published in the near future, but for now read through this short list and consider, "What do we WANT them to do? MORE or LESS of this?"   

When 17 of the 39 regular bills they passed are unconstitutional in the first place because of changes to titles and multiple subjects, that's our first problem.    

The rest are full of spending, chipping away our freedom, and then we have the creation and funding of policy that is literally opening the door for the likes of the United Nations and the WHO to walk right in and make themselves at home.

Want more of that getting done?

The GOP got PLENTY of "dog poop brownies" passed in 2023 and I'm praying Senator Moon and the Missouri Freedom Caucus will start standing in the gap for us even more to keep the dog turds out!   

Listen, our freedom is safer when they aren't in session.  When they are in session, the priority in my playbook is defending the Constitution and protecting the individual rights and liberties of Missourians.  They could go 10 years without passing one more bill and we'd be better off.

Aren't Republicans supposed to want smaller government??    That's not a "conservative" idea.  It's a REPUBLICAN idea.   We have a super majority of those!

2023 stats

Total Bills Passed - 58
Budget Bills - 19
Regular Bills - 39

Total Resolutions - 6
Joint Resolution (ballot measure) - 1
Concurrent Resolutions - 5

Unconstitutional Bills - 17 
They are unconstitutional based on multi-subjects and title changes that were not germane to the original intent of the bill.

Truly Republican Bills - 2
The SAFE Act prohibits medical gender transition for our children under 18.
The Save Women's Sports Act prohibits boys from participating in girls sports in K-College.

10 piles of dog poop that passed inside larger (mostly unread) bills in 2023

  • Gave away our state sovereignty in regard to the licensing our healthcare workers, counselors and social workers when they opted into a federal commission.  The commission rules will be enforced as state statute.  They are going to do it with dental health professionals next.    (SB 70 & SB 157)
  • In fact, the statute reads that the rules of the commission will be enforced by all three branches of our state government.  AND if we get taken to court by this commission, guess who will pay the fees?   MISSOURI! 
  • In the commission mentioned above, Missouri will have only one representative who is an appointed bureaucrat along with one member from every other member state.   (SB 70 & SB 157)
  • That same statute says that all licensees who participate will have to FULLY participate in any data collection that is being done. 
  • Speaking of data collection.  They're collecting it or allowing it to be collected at every turn.  EVERY. TURN.  There are so many bills that talk about data collection I can't list them here.
  • They created loan repayment programs for healthcare workers and veterinarians.  Who needs the feds to repay college debt when we can do it right here in Missouri??  (SB 70, SB 138, HB 417, HB 202)
  • The Sheriff's retirement fund can now accept PRIVATE gifts.   (SB 75 by Senator Mike Bernskoetter)
  • DESE is now providing grants for private childcare providers to be used for programming our babies and toddlers.  Because DESE is to be trusted with our babies now??   Of course, to get the money those providers will have to follow the rules...whatever those turn out to be.  But don't worry!  I'm sure they are here to help.   (SB 24 by Senator Lincoln Hough)
  • They sold our children's personally identifiable information.  (SB 28 by Senator Lincoln Hough and SB 106 by democrate Senator Lauren Arthur)
  • MO First Responders are REQUIRED to participate in vaccination programs as recommended by the CDC when they are working a situation where bioterrorism is suspected and federal grant money has been received.  This was already in statute but they opened that section to make changes and left this there.  (SB 24 by Senator Lincoln Hough)
  • And it goest ON and ON... this is truly just a minute fraction of what "things" they like to do.

I want the Missouri Freedom Caucus to follow Senator Mike Moon's lead to STAND in the gap to defend our freedom, our state sovereignty and our Constitution.

If you didn't see the previous post - here are the 2023 senate votes on passed bills again.  I'll be publishing more information in the days to come as well as a full 2023 legislative review resource.  Stay tuned!

Explosive Beginning to 2024

Explosive Beginning to 2024

What a start

Thursday, January 4th, 2024, was the 2nd day of our legislative session here in Missouri and it barely got started before it was over!  There's so much to talk about in regard to this brand new session and it's my intention to share my thoughts about it with you here and on the Arise & Build podcast.  In the days ahead, I'll be talking about ...

  • The new Freedom Caucus
  • The Republican platform
  • The newly filed bills we're keeping an eye on
  • Actions & words of current legislators
  • And so much more!
But, to understand what's happening now in 2024, we've got to look back AT LEAST to last year.  It would be even better if we could look even further back through history, but for now I think the stats on 2023 will be enough to show you that we have a HUGE problem here in Jefferson City.  In fact, I'd compare it with a Pelosi-run D.C.

Understanding that problem will help you know why it is you see brave senators standing on the Missouri senate floor trying to change the status quo & being met with the full force of the GOP leadership.

Pelosi style leadership results in passing unread omnibus bills

The following charts are the final pass votes on every bill and joint resolution that passed in 2023 and went to the Governor's office for his signature.  These bills are what your Missouri General Assembly actually accomplished.   These were the bills they "truly agreed and finally passed."   

The Governor signed most of them, but not all.  The bills he signed took effect at the end of August in 2023.  They are now current Missouri statute.

I've been wondering for a while, "What ARE they actually doing?"  I knew, often times, the bills we were hoping to see pass were indeed dying and the ones we'd hope to kill were passing.  

You hear Senate leadership (really GOP leadership in general and the talking heads on the news) complaining that they "can't get anything done" because of this crazy band of conservatives that just want to bicker and fight.  From what you hear at leadership-led press conferences these guys are just far right fanatics that are making it their mission to thwart the good intentions of the GOP who only want to work together to "get things done."  

My perspective after a good friend of mine, Lisa Pannett, printed and read every bill passed last spring and after we summarized and scrutinized all of them for days upon days... is that the narrative coming from senate leadership couldn't be further from the truth.  

The truth I see is that Missouri would be BETTER off if they stood and opposed MORE OFTEN!  

Our freedom would be much safer if they passed NOTHING at all.   After all - aren't ALL republicans supposed to support less government instead of more?

To reassure you about our opinions, we contacted experts and even attorneys when we had questions or weren't sure of the language we were reading.  We have already had several conversations with a variety of legislators - both senators and representatives on the specifics of certain bills as well as this overarching problem I'm addressing today.  

We believe we have a good understanding of these bills and what they mean for Missourians.

We've got a huge problem and I think this 2-page chart with all the 2023 final pass votes will give you insight as to what might be the reason we aren't seeing particularly REPUBLICAN policy pass even though we have a super majority of republicans in the senate & in the house.

what you're looking at

  • What they ACTUALLY did.  Every bill (House & Senate bills) and the one joint resolution that actually passed the Missouri General Assembly.  
  • Final votes on each bill. These are ONLY the "truly agreed & finally passed" votes.  These votes alone do NOT tell the whole story of what happened, but these votes alone DO pass the bill in its final form.  It's the TAFP vote that is the final vote a legislator takes on bill and the vote that officially passes the bill.  These are the votes you hold them accountable for.
  • Every bill that passed in 2023 and the 1 joint resolution that passed.  The 39 non-budget bills plus 1 joint resolution that passed are included here.  We did not cherry pick bills.  We wanted to know the whole story and we want you to know the whole story.   After the 2023 session our team printed and read every bill that passed, searched for the votes and compiled them to study for ourselves and to share with you.  These charts include all the bills & one joint resolution.  40 total votes.
  • All Senators from both parties.  I wanted to know ALL of the votes and see who was voting with who.  All 34 senators are listed down the left.  Names in red are republicans and blue are democrats.  Yes, I have the House votes, too, and I'll be publishing them as well.  Stay tuned.
  • Part of the story.  Again, these votes don't tell the whole story.  Please, if you have questions about the votes, give your legislators a call or better yet, make an appointment in their office and ask in person.  You can't necessarily trust they'll tell you the truth but it's your responsibility to ask and start learning.   If you're new to this political arena I suggest a "trust but verify" approach with all of them.

missouri, we have a problem!

Actually we have more than one problem, but let's focus on just one for now.

What do you see when you look the charts below? Red names are republican senators and blue are democrat senators.  Green votes are good (in our opinion) and yellow votes are bad.

Do you notice how A LOT of the time, everyone is voting the same way?  

Even if you don't know why we support or oppose a bill and even if you don't agree with our position - it's easy to see that 80% of the time, the senate is voting as one block.  They ALL vote together nearly all the time.

WHY??   Good question!

The answer:  Leadership in the Senate wants everyone to be happy and get along so they can get things done.  That means they have to include LOTS of things in the bills to keep everyone happy and get all the yes votes. 

After they pass all the bills, they each go back home to their voters and talk about the tiny little details - almost like trophies.  But while they wave the feather in their cap in front of voters at home, they don't tell you the whole truth.

Well, here it is.  Every senator.  Every final vote.  None of them are immune...even the ones I really love and support.   

This is the system they are working in and that system needs an overhaul badly.

The problem for voters:  How do you hold anyone accountable when one vote includes so many topics, especially when everyone votes the same!?

The fact is they are ALL supporting ALL the issues by voting yes on Christmas tree, multi-subject, unconstitutional omnibus bills that are so big and being thrown together so quickly the last 2 weeks of session - NO ONE is actually even reading them!!  

Hello!  Anyone remember Nancy Pelosi??   It's like she is living and working right here in Missouri!

For more clarity....these bills come up for vote and there are really on a few options as to why they would vote yes.

  • They know one or two sections of language is included that they want to support and/or they promised Lobbyist ABC or even a good friend they'd support a piece of language that's included (that makes them happy) so they vote YES.
  • Their own language is in it (that makes them happy) so they vote YES.
  • They know leadership will be angry if they vote NO.  Happy leadership makes them happy but angry leadership means you don't get what you want tomorrow. So they vote YES.
But when you vote to support a bill that has 12 subjects in it and you've only read 1 or 2 or even if you read 11 - the unread portion of statute that you vote yes on could be the one that erodes another piece of our freedom.  

The unread but supported language can & OFTEN does harm people.

Here's a PDF version that will be more readable if you'd like to download:  2023 MO Senate Final Votes.pdf

**Disclaimer:  The votes shown are accurate to the best of my human ability.  They were manually taken by myself, personally, from the senate journals on the last truly agreed vote on each bill.  If you find an unintentional error, please reach out to me and I'll be happy to fix it.

but jodi, what is actually in these bills?

You're a smart cookie to ask!

I've already posted a few podcasts on that very topic so hop over there, take a listen and subscribe.  There's more on the horizon!

It's my intention to talk and/or write a little each day about what passed in 2023, what I've witnessed since I've been involved (this is my 4th up close & personal session) and how I believe it relates to what's happening right now. 

I'm going to keep talking about it both here & there so stay tuned & be sure to share with like minded friends & family. 

And PLEASE pray about sharing with your pastor.  We NEED the ekklesia  to rise up, get educated & start using the tools God has given us to make a difference in this government mountain!

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE:  Then you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.  John 8:32

TODAY'S GOAL:  Understand the 2023 voting pattern and why it's happening.

TODAY'S ACTION:  1.  Subscribe & share.    2. Find your senator's contact info here:  Lookup Tool

The Push Across the Nation

The Push Across the Nation

This blog post goes along with Episode 15 on the Arise & Build podcast.

how does this happen?

I often get asked, "Jodi, How is this happening?  It feels like it's coming from higher up the chain somewhere."  And then, of course, we have the uni-party comments.  

I hear things like, "It doesn't matter.  They are ALL corrupt.  It's the uni-party vs people like us."

These comments and feelings aren't exactly wrong.  But let me bring a little bit of clarity to a tiny piece of the picture.

the associations

And the list goes on.... and on.... and on.  There's an association for everything and every group you can think of and some you never knew existed.

Associations are PRIVATE non-profit organizations.  They are not government agencies even though many of them are named, "Missouri Association of..."  

They are funded primarily by dues and donations of their members along with additional fundraising efforts as needed.   One of their primary purposes is to protect the interests of their members in regard to public policy.

They employ their own lobbyists or contract with larger lobbying firms for representation inside your local, state and federal governments.

These lobbyists make up a huge portion of what you hear called special interests.

legislative associations

There are also associations & foundations for legislators.  

They are PRIVATE associations and organizations.  This means they are created and operated by individuals or groups of individuals that have their own mission and purposes

Here are two examples:

uni-party, rinos, & gaga republicans

There's a lot of talk about RINOs and the Uni-Party among people involved with politics.  A great friend of mine likes to call many of them GAGA Republicans, because they Go Along to Get Along.

Is there really a uni-party?  Well, I believe there is and although it isn't an official legal organization, at the levels of leadership we are talking about here - legislative leadership from across the country - they have their own think tanks in these associations and their priorities are not staying true to party platforms.  I believe their priorities are, unfortunately, in most situations very self serving.

It would feed any ego to be at the tables with lawmakers across the nation.  When hearts who sit at those tables are not in alignment with God's heart, you can see how things could quickly take a turn for the worst in regard to Missouri policy.

Let's say our state leaders are rubbing elbows at dinner with the Illinois leadership and CEO of the big drug company that has tons of business interests in both places.  A situation like that could be exactly how we came to have a Department of Health & Senior Services Director straight from Illinois who loved the idea of vaccines & vax passport apps right smack in the middle of a pandemic.

We could very well end up with legislators and executives who have more of a heart to wine & dine with the CEOs of companies like FaceBook and Pfizer along with their new BFF from Hawaii or New York at the association conventions as they get on board the freight train of destruction screaming across the tracks through our nation instead of protecting Missouri's sovereignty and the rights of the people.

The associations are not fighting for individual freedom of the people.  They are pushing their own priorities & agendas, many of which come from the elite crowd across nation and even the world.

what can you do?

#1.  The first thing to start with on every To Do List from me is PRAY.  We will ONLY win these battles with the Holy Spirit and divine strategy.  I do not believe we will win any other way.

Pray & focus on your own personal revival.  

Fast & pray like Nehemiah.

Pray He will give you the heart to chase after HIM and the Kingdom more than anything else.  

This truly is how we win & it's how we survive through the battle.

#2.  Obey Him and His direction above all else.

#3.  Get connected & start learning.  If He's calling you to this "government mountain" you can't push back tyranny alone.  We all have a lot to learn, there's a lot to accomplish and it's going to take a team effort to get it done.  

I'd love to invite you to join me and our tribe!  

If you are interested in learning what we are doing - check out The Sword & Trowel or reach out to me.

If you aren't interested in joining me, pray about locking arms with another effort.  Missouri needs you!

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

sustainable development

The United Nation's definition of sustainable development is,
Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

I know, it sounds wonderful and responsible to take care of our planet for future generations.  I agree that is and should be an effort we all undertake to a certain degree.  Scripture calls us to be good stewards of what we are given.  

However, what the United Nations means by 'needs' in the above definition is meeting the physical needs of the worlds poorest populations.  It has NOTHING to do with preserving America or the American way of life. 

It's truly an 'America Last' policy.  

Even the poorest of the poor in America do not hold a candle in regard to the poorest of the world.   Sustainable development is not only about preserving natural resources for America's future.  It's about redistributing ALL resources across the globe.  In other words, redistribution of wealth. 

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals will "equalize" the world on very low level for the masses while the world's elite jet set across continents and control it all.

Federal dollars start flowing

After a gathering in Rio at the Conference on Environment and Development, 179 countries including the United States. Sustainable development was pushed through our federal government through the Presidential Council on Sustainability, which was created by President Clinton in the early 1990's.  The Council consisted of 12 cabinet members (Directors of federal departments), CEOs of major private corporations (such as SC Johnson & Enron), and non-government organization think tanks (NGOs).

This created a system of funding by the feds which flowed through every federal agency, the private & non-profit sector all the way through state and local governments.  This is how globalism has reached and continues to reach into state and local communities.  Take the money & comply with the agenda.  

the real globalist goals

When we see policy being developed that centralizes, standardizes, inventories, tracks, or monitors we need to pay attention and deep dive into whether or not those policies are ultimately a good practice or not.  

The ultimate goal of the globalist agenda is to control human behaviors and activity.  Before they can control, they need to know what they have (inventory) and track it (monitor).  Before they can affect behaviors and activity, there must be a control mechanism.  

This is their path.  Centralize and standardize in order to INVENTORY - MONITOR - CONTROL.

one piece at a time

Sustainable development, in the United States and in Missouri, is being accomplished by the building of a framework of policy one tiny puzzle piece at a time.  In and of themselves, each piece seems harmless.  In totality, when the framework is complete, it will be the destruction of our freedom and everything we know American life to be.

These are a few things our future holds if we don't push back on the agenda and put Missouri & America first...

  • Your use of electricity is monitored and rates are hiked at times when you need it most which forces you to change your usage
  • You are unable to have a car and will be required to walk, bike or use public transportation
  • Your movement will be controlled because we need low emissions so you'll work, live, shop and play within 15 minutes of your home
  • Travel will be controlled by digital id
  • Your health records will be included in that digital id which means with a quick scan, businesses or employers will know your personal health information, including your vaccine status
  • Your personal rights will be hindered & you'll have very little if no way to redress your grievances within the courts
  • Your food supply will be controlled because they want the ag industry destroyed
  • And the list goes on
There's so much more to talk about on this topic, but I'll leave you today with this graphic that represents individual policies that inventory, monitor, centralize & standardize.   This doesn't necessarily mean each of these pieces are evil, but they are just the tip of the iceberg in regard to policies that contribute to the framework of sustainable development.

what can you do?

1. Seek God FIRST.  He has a perfect plan and calling for your life.  Part of your responsibility to steward well is stewarding the government you were blessed with.  Pray about how He wants you to be involved.  

If you don't know how to seek God or if you don't have a personal relationship with Jesus - please connect with me if you'd like to talk.

2.  Follow Him.  He'll lead and show you.  He'll bring every resource provide every need and relationship you need to fulfill what He's asking of you.

3.  Get connected.  I'd love for you to connect with me and our mission here at Jodi Grace Ministries to inspire, educate and activate Believers in Missouri!  We have a private membership, weekly Zoom calls, private conversations and so much more.  We are building relationships with the Lord, with each other, being educated and taking action together.   We are creating a network of Believers who are serving one another in practical ways through these challenges we are facing.   Please pray about joining us in The Sword & Trowel!

If not us, find a different community to be involved with.  You weren't made to do it alone.  I'll even go so far as to say you can't do it alone.  We need each other.

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