Monthly Archives: September 2017

OVIP Op-Ed letter in support of John Husted

Please note the opinions written below are not the opinion of Miami County Liberty but are solely those of Ohio Voter Integrity Project and rewritten to promote discussion and provoke thought. 

Ohio Voter Integrity was asked for our opinion about how Ohio’s elected officials, Secretary of State (SOS) Jon Husted and Ohio Attorney General (AG) Mike DeWine, have worked to improve voter integrity and investigate and prosecute voter fraud.
The following comments come completely from our own experiences over the past 6 years as leaders of the Ohio Voter Integrity Project (Ohio VIP), a non-partisan, nonprofit 501 (c) (4) organization. Because of our tax status, we cannot endorse candidates and therefore do not endorse either 2018 Ohio gubernatorial candidate mentioned here.
When evaluating the performance of the SOS or AG, it is important to
understand a few of the responsibilities and limitations of these two elected positions with respect to elections.
Ohio Secretary of State:
• Is the chief election officer for the State of Ohio
• Makes sure that Ohio and Federal election laws are correctly interpreted and followed by the county Boards of Elections (BOEs)
• Gives directives, advisories and memos to the County BOEs to help them to interpret and implement new or revised election laws.
• Does not make election law. That is the job of the Ohio Legislature.
• Does not have the authority to interfere with the county BOEs unless:
       ο They request his help on a matter,
       ο A BOE needs his vote to break a tie
       ο He determines that the County BOE is not operating under existing election laws.
Ohio Attorney General:
• Is the chief law officer for the state of Ohio
• Is responsible for prosecuting cases of election fraud that are
referred to him by the Ohio Secretary of State and other sources
• May refer election cases to the counties for prosecution
• Has the power to prosecute any and all election cases that occur within the state.
Our Experiences with Jon Husted and Mike DeWine:

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Speaker Lisa Watson, 9/30/17

Constitution Class 10/14/17

Shelby County Liberty hosts KrisAnne Hall Constitution Class – October 14, 2017

KrisAnne Hall will present a constitution class at Calvary United Baptist Church, 9480 County Rd 25A, Sidney, OH  from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

Cost is $10.00. This includes the class, a catered lunch and a flag pin.

KrisAnne Hall is an attorney and former prosecutor who travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents. KrisAnne will connect the dots for you like no one else can!

University of Dayton hosts K. Carl Smith

Prominent African-American speaker, K. Carl Smith, will discuss “Frederick Douglass’ Rise from Slavery to Prosperity:  The Importance of a Free and Prosperous America” on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Ballroom.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Refreshments served.
 
As an expert on Frederick Douglass, K. Carl Smith will present the inspiring story of abolitionist, statesman, author, orator, and ex-slave Frederick Douglass.  Attendees will learn how Frederick Douglass overcame slavery through education, a disciplined work ethic, land-ownership to create wealth, starting his own business, and using photography to remove cultural barriers.  Frederick  Douglass rose from slavery to prosperity and a position of eminence, becoming an adviser to Presidents–the ultimate American Dream Story.
 
Describing himself as a “Frederick Douglass Republican” who loves his country, K. Carl Smith is a former Army officer, graduate of Alabama A&M University, and an unyielding defender of the Constitution and Liberty.  In 2011 Governor Robert Bentley appointed Smith to the Alabama Amistad Commission and the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission.  Easily connecting with teens and millennials, Smith regularly receives standing ovations. 
(See  LibertyMessengerUSA.org)
 
 This event is hosted by the University of Dayton College Republicans and sponsored by the Greater Dayton Women’s Republican Club, Ohio Representative Niraj Antani, Ohio Representative Jim Butler, Joshua Christian Ministries, and Mr. Harry Bossey.
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Heroin and Opioid Awareness Events

The Miami County Recovery Council, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, Troy-Miami County Public Library, and the Miami County Public Health Department are sponsoring a multi-day event at the Troy Public Library on September 18-20 to support the fight against Heroin and Opioid addiction that has hit our community so hard.

Monday: Prevention and education night, 6-8pm (community official panel)
Tuesday: Friends and family night, 6-8pm (Narcan training and guest speaker)
Wednesday: Recovery treatment services night, 6-8pm

Interactive display – Hidden in Plain Sight – 5:30-8pm nightly

 

OP ED: Why I can not support Jim Renacci

Please note the opinions written below are not the opinion of Miami County Liberty but are solely those of Kelly Kohls and rewritten to promote discussion and provoke thought. Kelly is president of the Ohio School Board Leadership Council. Jim Renacci (R) represents OH16 in the US House of Representatives and is running for Governor.

1. Let’s look at federal control of education.
 2015-2016: Congress voted to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, most recently called ESSA.
 After being put in place in 2001, this act took federal controls over states rights to educate children. This was done to start the track to Common Core. I believe once Common Core
 became more and more despised congress had to act fast to reauthorize its controls before states took back control. Common Core is NCLB and is now called ESSA.
 Heritage Action feels this vote significantly altered states’ rights and places control of educating children firmly in the hands of the federal government and reduces opportunities for children. In addition, it
 decreases choices for parents.

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