Don’t think for a moment that the Missouri news outlets aren’t directly connected to the inside of the Capitol here in Jefferson City. Just like you know it to be nationally, so it is here in the Show Me State.
The news, often fed by political agendas, will show you exactly what they want at just the right time for their own purposes.
The Hot Topic Issues
- Gender Transition in Kids - SB 49 aka The SAFE Act
- Potential Abortion Amendments to the MO Constitution - HJR 43 aka “IP Reform”
MO Senate Republicans voted 14-10 to adjourn for spring break early on Wednesday, in the middle of a democrat filibuster over The SAFE Act, because the conservatives wouldn’t compromise by agreeing to a Washington University approved version of the bill.
Bev Ehlen, a veteran and trusted citizen activist inside the Capitol posted the following:
The conservatives, I think today I’ll call them the The Guardians, want a strong bill that would ban puberty blockers, cross sex hormones & gender transition surgery for children under 18. The establishment republicans want a trophy to bring home to you for passing anything that will make it across the line & the democrats actually agree with Wash U, of course.
We are awaiting the return of the Senate on Monday, March 20th, from the extended spring break they gave themselves when they decided their vacation was more important than our kids.
Senator O’Laughlin has said they will take up the bill again when they reconvene.
GAGA Republicans Compromising Missouri’s Kids
“Go Along to Get Along” establishment republicans are negotiating with terrorists who are literally destroying the lives of Missouri’s most vulnerable people - our kids, many of which are already “at risk.”
Washington University, which happens to be a partner in the gender clinic where the St. Louis whistleblower worked, is one of the largest donors to Senate President Pro Tem, Caleb Rowden. In fact, the Wash U related PACS are pouring money into our office holders’ PACS like a bartender pours liquor into glasses.
Check out some of these MEC reports on the RightPath PAC. I'll write another article and piece together those details, but this will get you started.
Andrew Bailey, Missouri Attorney General, sent this letter to Washington University and St Louis Children's Hospital.
When I tell you that the establishment Republicans want to “compromise” by eliminating the puberty blockers and cross sex hormones from the ban proposed in The SAFE Act…. Do you wonder why? It seems pretty clear to me.
Who else might benefit from a nothing-burger version of The SAFE Act passing? You know - the version where we still allow kids to take things like Lupron, which is being used off-label to treat gender dysphoria?
- Planned Parenthood
- Big pharma
- Gender clinics
Wonder how much money we’d find laundered through the Senate Campaign Committee from those sources?
“We Have Other Things To Do”
The GAGA Republicans are parroting talking points that say we just don’t have time to get bogged down in this mess right now.
They have other important things to do & can’t risk “sacrificing” the budget or things like IP Reform for our kids' sake.
I was even told a couple days ago that you know, this gender thing doesn’t really affect many kids and our “team” needs to look unified. After all, we shouldn’t be attacking people who are wearing our jersey, should we?
Here’s how I feel about that. IF YOU CAN’T PROTECT KIDS FROM PHYSICAL HARM, YOU AREN’T MY TEAM AND I DON’T GIVE TWO CENTS WHAT JERSEY YOU ARE WEARING!!
For those of you concerned about the budget - it isn’t going to be left undone. Worse case scenario - if they blow up the entire session with this issue - the Governor calls them back the next week and they pass a budget. The State isn’t going bankrupt. They just want to scare you because they know you don’t know the truth.
Worried about IP Reform? Well, let me tell you the scoop about that…
The Big News on Friday
News broke on Friday that 11 initiative petitions (IP) have been filed to add legalized abortion to our Missouri Constitution. We have known this was coming since Roe was overturned. No one is surprised.
However, the news broke yesterday. Big headlines for those who are paying attention.
The IP bill the legislature is pushing is HJR 43. It’s a HARMFUL bill and if it passes as it's written, an abortion amendment is STILL a shew-in. It will pass, because there is no concurrent majority provision in it.
Speaker of the House Dean Plocher wants HJR 43 and he’s willing to let it pass with just a 3-5% increase in popular vote requirement for passing an amendment. This would mean that it would require something around a 53% majority vote vs a 50% + 1 majority vote. That’s a nothing burger.
It likely won’t pass on the ballot anyway - which means nothing changes at all. And even if it did pass - it’s not a significant change.
SO… do you think Plocher really wants to keep abortion rights from being added to the constitution? If he did, he'd be pushing Concurrent Majority Ratification.
Who would want abortion to be in the Missouri Constitution? Hmm….
- Planned Parenthood
- Washington University
- Big Pharma
- Abortion doctors & clinics
Does that list sound familiar?? The SAME BIG MONEY pushing for kids to be able to medically transition is also pushing for EASY passage of constitutional amendments!
So guess what? If they shift the focus to IP Reform from our kids and pass HJR 43 as it is - you are going to get abortion! But they'll still take credit and the trophy for passing the bill. This is Missouri politics folks!
Who Is Getting All That Money From Those Sources????
Who Benefits From The SAFE Act Being Stalled or Not Passed At All???
Republicans Run on the Pro-Life Issue. Do you think that scary headline will help stall The SAFE Act?? Yes. It could.
They want to scare you into thinking that abortion rights are flying into the constitution if they don’t get IP reform passed and that it can’t happen if they deal with The SAFE Act right now.
But…. They are fooling you. They think you’re uninformed, ignorant constituents. They think you don’t understand the process. They are counting on you forgetting all this when it comes election time anyway.
The IP Reform they are trying to sell isn’t going to keep abortion out of the constitution at all! It will usher it right in & cause us even more problems down the road.
If they pass HJR 43 as it is written without making major changes - who wins?
Politicians & Washington University....and the others on those lists above.
Who wins if they don't pass the strong SAFE Act?
Politicians & Washington University...and the others on those lists above.