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
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.
Thank you Shelby County Liberty member Doug Jackson for sharing this timeless piece from Paul Harvey. An audio version can be found here.
Now then, what makes a nation strong? Taxes? (Heh) There’s nothing new about those either, the first income tax was paid by Abraham. It was written on a rock by the hand of Divinity and handed to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai (and you might want to remember this) it was at the flat rate of 10%. It promised the wrath of God on anybody who tampered with or violated that law. Christ was born in Bethlehem because Joseph was on his way to pay his taxes. Joseph was a relatively well-to-do landowner of the house and lineage of David. Yet the taxes exacted by Caesar Augustus were so exorbitant that he didn’t have enough money left over to employ a trusted messenger for the mission so, though his wife was great with child, he made the journey himself. And Christ was born in Bethlehem because Joseph was on his way to pay his taxes. And Christ was born in a manger because there was a housing shortage when he got there. Our problems are not new. Continue reading
If you haven’t had the opportunity to read or watch the entire speech President Trump gave in Poland, watch it here. Don’t rely on the talking heads to give you your news!
Akron, OH – Tom Zawistowski, President of the Ohio Citizens PAC and Executive Director of the Portage County TEA Party, called the lack of a vote today in the Ohio House to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Expansion Freeze a “cowardly act.” Zawistowski explained “The decision by Ohio Speaker of the House Cliff Rosenberger to not hold a vote to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the Medicaid Exapnsion Freeze “because they measure did not have 60 votes” is a cowardly act by the Speaker and a betrayal of his oath of office and his responsibility to protect the financial interests of the tax payers of Ohio. It is an outright lie to say the House does not hold the vote because there are not 60 votes necessary to override the veto. The real reason that they don’t hold the vote is to let cowardly House Members, who also want to betray the tax payers in their district for selfish reasons, to be able hide and not pay the consequences of their betrayal. People like Rick Carfagna (R-Dist 68), Gary Scherer (R-Dist 92), Brian Hill (R-Dist 97), Laura Lanese (R-Dist 23), Nathan H. Manning (R-Dist 55), Mike Duffey (R-Dist 21), Niraj J. Antani (R-Dist 42), Jeffery S. Rezabek (R-43), and Jay Edwards (R- Dist 94) all want to go home and tell constituents in their primary next year that they voted for the Medicaid Expansion Freeze in the Budget, when really they were the ones who protected the Governor’s veto and in doing so knowingly subject the tax payers in their districts to billions of dollars of additional Medicaid costs in the next two years and beyond. This is a willful act of betrayal by these cowards and others. They know the numbers. They have seen the dire projections of what happens if we don’t get Medicaid Expansion under control. So, why would any decent human being not vote to stop it? If Speaker Rosenberger was acting in the best interest of Ohio’s Tax Payers and citizens, he would hold a vote and everyone’s positions would be on the record. You can bet that many of the 12 or so House Members who sabotaged this vote would vote yes if the voters could know how they voted. In giving them the opportunity to hide their real votes, Speaker Rosenberger shows that he does not respect the will of the people and insults us all with this pathetic game of hide and seek. I can assure Speaker Rosenberger and the member of the Ohio House who have betrayed their voters, and all of Ohio, that we will be reminding the voters in their districts about what they have done and we will be recruiting candidates to run against them in the primary.”
A free patriotic concert honoring God, country, and America’s freedom will be presented by the Tippecanoe Community Band in the sanctuary of Piqua Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM.
The band is directed by Ms. Gail Ahmed and features more than 40 musicians in a musical tour entitled “Across America”.
Veterans and current military will be recognized with the anthem of their branch of service. Audience members are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
Piqua Baptist Church is located at 1402 W. High Street in Piqua, Ohio. The church is air-conditioned, handicapped accessible, and has plenty of free parking. No tickets are required.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) released the following statement after voting for the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628):
“While it falls short of Republican campaign promises and the Better Way agenda, the passage of the AHCA marks an important step forward to fixing our broken health care economy. Reforms to Medicaid, work requirements for able-bodied adults, and defunding Planned Parenthood are no small victories. Americans are actively suffering under Obamacare and this bill brings much-needed and long-promised relief.
“House Republicans must remember that the AHCA is just the first step. The AHCA deals with the individual market; it does not directly address the way most Americans access health care coverage. We must continue pushing to help markets rein in costs and expand affordable choices across the nation, while protecting meaningful coverage. Far more needs to be done, and we must not rest until we have accomplished the mission.”
Join Americans for Prosperity – Ohio at the Path To Prosperity event on April 22nd in West Chester and say THANK YOU to Rep. Davidson for putting our veterans first. Rep. Warren Davidson has been a champion of VA Accountability efforts and as a member of the Freedom Caucus ensures the voice of liberty and freedom is heard in Washington D.C.
Path To Prosperity will feature Rep. Warren Davidson, Rep. Jim Jordan, AFP Policy Director Akash Chougule and AFP Ohio State Director Micah Derry.
RSVP and more info here:
As you saw in the MCL Warren Davidson Town Hall video, billionaire globalist George Soros is pouring money into leftwing groups so that they can disrupt GOP town hall meetings. That group was IndivisableOH8.
- Indivisible groups – www.indivisibleguide.com has been viewed over 18 million times by over 3 million unique users from every state.
- 5,800 groups have registered (at least 2 in every congressional district in the nation!)
· There is also Obama’s former campaign committee. Obama’s “Organizing for Action” which has 32,000 volunteer anarchists who are ready to flood the streets (or airports) and protest every accomplishment of the Trump administration.
· #ResistTrump – Left Voice
RootsCamp Ohio is your chance to learn and teach with your peers from across Ohio who are fighting for progressive values while resisting Trump’s hate-filled agenda.
Whether you are a long-term advocate or a newly engaged #RESISTer – Rootscamp has something new for everyone committed to the advancement of fair and just policies.
We’ve heard from activists around the state who are attending and planning to present on topics such as Recess Resistance Activities, Progressive Candidate Training, Congressional Redistricting, Social Media Training, Photography and Protest in the Trump Era and more!
And you don’t want to miss our luncheon speaker, Graham West, from the Truman National Security Project whose presentation is entitled Retreating from American Values and Leadership: National Security and Foreign Policy Under the Trump Administration.
Guest Speaker from Institute on the Constitution
This past week a few Miami and Shelby County school’s social studies classes had the opportunity to hear a dynamic speaker named Jake MacAulay. The students enjoyed hearing Jake’s Christian testimony and his passion for teaching the biblical foundations that our country’s law is based upon. He kept the students engaged with many opportunities for interaction and application of his teachings. According to his website theamericanview.com, the mission of the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) is to restore our American Founding Fathers’ Biblical, Constitutional, American View of law and government. This American View can be summed up in these words: “There is a God, our rights come from him and the purpose of civil government is to protect our God-given rights.” Jake travels around the country engaging audiences of students, churches, and other organizations that see the importance of teaching our nation’s constitutional heritage.
One of the teachers continued with the following comments:
“I really enjoyed having Jake speak to my classes. He is a dynamic speaker and the students were actively engaged in listening to everything that he had to say. He clearly has a passion for Christ and teaching from a biblical worldview about the true foundations of our nation. He had very practical, clear illustrations/examples of the dangers when government oversteps its proper role in society. I would love to use his materials in my classroom in the future. I wish he could speak every year! Jake taught such an important history lesson for our young people that is lacking in many curriculums that remove our Christian heritage and foundation for law.”
A second teacher stated this:
“I had him speak in my classes at our high school – about citizenship responsibilities, the job of government, and of course, he brought in God given rights. My students absolutely loved him and in 45 short minutes I think they learned a lot.”