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Only In California – Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Regulate Cow Flatulence

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In yet another attack on California businesses, yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill (SB 1383) that requires the state to cut methane emissions from dairy cows and other animals by 40% by 2030.  The bill is yet another massive blow to the agricultural industry in the state of California that has already suffered from the Governor’s passage of a $15 minimum wage and a recent bill that makes California literally the only state in the entire country to provide overtime pay to seasonal agricultural workers after working 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day (see “California Just Passed A $1.7 Billion Tax On The Whole Country That No One Noticed”).

According to a statement from Western United Dairymen CEO, Anja Raudabaugh, California’s Air Resources Board wants to regulate animal methane emissions even though it admits there is no known method for achieving the the type of reduction sought by SB 1383.
“The California Air Resources Board wants to regulate cow emissions, even though its Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) reduction strategy acknowledges that there’s no known way to achieve this reduction.”

Among other things, compliance with the bill will likely require California dairies to install “methane digesters” that convert the organic matter in manure into methane that can then be converted to energy for on-farm or off-farm consumption.  The problem, of course, is that methane digesters are expensive and with California producing 20% of the country’s milk we suspect that means that California has just passed another massive “food tax” on the country.

That said, many California dairies will probably elect to simply close down and move to other states as they did in 2015.  Per the California Department of Food and Agriculture, all but 1 of California’s top 10 dairy producing counties saw a reduction in dairy production in 2015.


Help Stop 10AM Thursday passage of House Energy and Water bill, HR5055

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Washington D.C. Office   (202) 225-5744

Gainesville Office – (352) 505-0838

From Karen J., Heritage Action:

This is a note to those who may have direct access to your House member as time is of the essense. The vote on the bill will be sometime today, possibly as early as 10am. I thank you in advance if you are able to get this information to them via text, direct email or phone.

Last night, at approximately 11pm EST, the House passed an amendment by Rep Maloney to the Water and Energy Bill (H.R. 5055) that codifies into law President Obama’s executive order #13672 which unilaterally elevated sexual orientation and gender identity to special status for purposes of federal contracts. This means that federal bureaucrats could discriminate against, and strip contracts from, contractors that, for example, do not give biological men unfettered access to employee bathrooms designated for women.

The president’s order disregards the consciences and liberties of people of goodwill who happen not to share the government’s opinions about issues of sexuality.

Another reason to oppose the Water and Energy Bill (H.R. 5055) is described below which was sent before the late night vote on the Maloney Amendment and in a short two minute video produced by the Daily Signal.

Make the urgent call/text/email to tell your Representative to vote “NO” on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055) to be voted on today.

Standing by if you have any questions.

Karen Jaroch
Florida Regional Coordinator
Heritage Action For America

More information on HR 5055:

I have bad news: On Thursday, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that carelessly spends more of your tax dollars and could potentially undermine your religious liberty.

This week the House is attempting to pass the largest Energy and Water spending bill it has ever passed — more than even Nancy Pelosi’s last bill. And to make matters worse, liberals are scheming to add on an amendment that threatens religious liberty in America.

Let’s break it down: There are three major issues with this bill:

  1. The bill spends more than America can afford. The bill would spend a total of $37.4 billion, which is $259 million above the enacted levels and $168 million above what even President Obama requested. In fact, this would be $2.8 billion larger than when this same bill was passed under Nancy Pelosi’s reign as speaker.
  2. The bill wastes money on things the government shouldn’t be doing in the first place. The bill spends money on energy subsidies and other programs that are best left to the private sector. It even attempts to fund $9 billion of programs that have already expired.
  3. The bill MAY erode religious liberty: Liberals are working to add the Maloney amendment (the same amendment conservatives blocked last week) that would undermine religious liberty to the bill. In 2014, President Obama issued an executive order and unilaterally elevated sexual orientation and gender identity to special status for purposes of federal contracts. This means that federal bureaucrats could discriminate against, and strip contracts from, contractors that, for example, do not give biological men unfettered access to employee bathrooms designated for women.

The current Energy and Water spending bill does not put forward a good, conservative benchmark — it will validate last fall’s Obama-Boehner spending deal and potentially serve as a vehicle to erode religious liberty in America.

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill tomorrow. Make the urgent call to tell your Representative to vote “NO” on the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5055).

Thank you for standing for limited government, reduced spending and religious liberty.

Russ Vought
Vice President
Heritage Action for America

Protect Your Assets – Liberty First Network Alert

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SB 1044 by Sen. Jeff Brandes-Forfeiture of Contraband (Repeal Civil Asset Forfeiture): Provides for acquisition of provisional title of seized property; prohibits forfeiture under Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act from being final until owner of seized property is convicted of criminal act that renders property contraband article; provides that property is deemed contraband article & forfeited subject to forfeiture proceedings; specifies circumstances under which seizing law enforcement agency must return property; removes provision vesting rights, interests, & title to contraband articles in seizing law enforcement agency.

Civil forfeiture has become a revenue generation tool used by police to fund their own coffers. James Madison wrote that “Government is instituted to protect property of every sort”. The use of Asset Forfeiture flies in the face of “due process” and the protections of private property guaranteed in the Constitution.

SB 1044 will be heard in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice on Thursday February 11th, 2016 at 10:00 AM


Please call and e-mail the members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice and tell them to support SB 1044.

Full Name  Phone Number  E-Mail
Bradley, Rob  850-487-5007
Evers, Greg  850-487-5002
Flores, Anitere  850-487-5037
Joyner, Arthenia L.  850-487-5019
Negron, Joe  850-487-5032
Soto, Darren  850-487-5014
Hutson, Travis  850-487-5006

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This letter was originally printed in the Ocala Star Banner and then reprinted in the last edition of American Patriot News.

There is a major conflict in published reports regarding the Tea Party and what it stands for. Any educated individual knows that a poll can be skewed by not only the questions, but how the questions are asked, and precisely who is the audience. It’s true the Tea Party supports Conservatives and strongly opposes liberal candidates like Hillary Clinton and Sanders, admitted progressives with an ultra liberal, socialist agenda. Liberals do not support or like the Tea Party. They have a different view of the future of America. The column by James Harris in last Sunday’s Paper was full of misguided information that I will address in this column.  To do that let’s address precisely what are the core values of the Tea Party which, I pray, do coincide with the vast majority of Americans. If not, this is not the America I grew up to love.  First, in order, we love our GOD, Country and Family; We support the limited powers of Government as outlined in our Constitution; We believe in Freedom and Liberty for all our Citizens; We support Personal Accountability and Responsibility; We strongly support our Law Enforcement Officers and our Military; We believe in Free Enterprise and Fiscal Responsibility in all areas of Government; We believe that Social Security is our money, not one penny came from Government, and should not be touched. We question how our own money can be classified as “an entitlement”; We believe in decent Health Care for all Americans, but feel Obama Care is a disaster waiting to explode, a disaster that was passed without anyone knowing what was in it; Like our forefathers, we are strong supporters of the 2nd Amendment. It is a fact that Chicago, who has one of the toughest gun laws in the Country, has the worst crime rate, including the highest murder rate anywhere. Strict gun laws take guns away from good people, not the criminals. It’s worth mentioning that this paper’s question regarding carrying guns on campuses was nearly 2 to 1 in favor. Most of us realize these killers are cowards, they seek out those who have no way of fighting back. Those with a Concealed Weapon Permit prevent crime , and don’t commit crime; Additionally, We believe in working to balance our National Budget, we can’t further endanger our children’s financial future; we believe in securing our borders against illegals, and not providing illegals with benefits that should be reserved for our citizens; we believe that marriage is ordained by GOD and is reserved for one man, one woman. This has been the definition throughout history and 5 unelected judges shouldn’t have the right to change it; We value human life, opposing abortions and tax payer funding of organizations like Planned Parenthood.  The above are factual beliefs, hopefully agreed upon by most Americans. To verify the facts are true as listed above, please attend our local meeting, Monday nights, 7PM @ The Marion Oaks Community Center.

GOD Bless America,

Wayne Rackley
Retired Agency Vice President
Life Of Virginia Ins. Co.

HB 169 Burden of Proof on Stand Your Ground

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EMAIL FROM:  Marion P. Hammer, USF Executive Director, NRA Past President

HB-169 Burden of Proof  by Rep. Dennis Baxley is scheduled to be heard in the House Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 9:00AM.

HB-169 Burden of Proof   restores the Stand Your Ground law to the original intent of the Legislature by putting the burden of proof BACK ON THE STATE where it belongs.

If you own a gun and you ever have to use it to protect yourself or your family and — you think, because of the Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground law, that the law is on your side.  Think again.  The Legislature gave you protection in 2005, but prosecutors and the courts have taken it away.

In 2005, the Legislature passed a self-defense law that gives immunity from arrest, detaining in custody, charging and prosecuting — until and unless an investigation by the state reveals there is probable cause to believe the act was not lawful self-defense.

Prosecutors and the courts didn’t like it so they created a special “Stand Your Ground” hearing that forces victims who fight back against criminals to prove they are innocent rather than making the state prove guilt.  This bill stops that and restores the protection the Legislature provided.

It is CRITICAL that you respond by emailing members of the House Criminal Justice Committee.  There are members of this committee who favor prosecutors and the courts INSTEAD OF YOU.

Make no mistake — a committee member who votes against this bill will be voting against you and your constitutional right of self-defense.

To email the Senators, go HERE

Please EMAIL Committee members IMMEDIATELY and ask them to SUPPORT HB-169 Burden of Proof by Rep. Dennis Baxley

IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT:  SUPPORT HB-169  Restore Self-defense Rights

Action Alert! Senate Open Carry Bill SB 300

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Senate Open Carry Bill SB 300 Passes Criminal Justice and now moves to Senate Judiciary

Urge the committee and your local representatives to support this bill! Florida Citizens’ Alliance believes very strongly that you have the God-given right to protect your life and your families’ lives.

You may only have seconds to draw your firearm when confronted by criminal or terrorist who wishes to do you and your family harm. If Florida becomes an “open carry” state, you will not have to waste precious seconds drawing your firearm from a concealed location.

The Senate Open Carry Bill SB 300 passed the Criminal Justice Committee and now moves to the Judiciary. It has not been scheduled yet but we cant want for a last minute alert!

Read more HERE

Suwannee Democrat Letter

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September 6, 2015
Submitted by: S. Higgins


Open letter to the citizens of Suwannee County:

I want to thank the Suwannee Democrat for its coverage of the County Commission meetings. Decisions that are made in these meetings affect us directly; either in our wallets or our freedom.

The issue of the County EMS Service taking over the non-emergency transport service has been ongoing for two years. This is a service that has been done by a private company since 1993. At the core of this issue is whether government (on any level) should take over a service being done by a privately owned company, effectively putting people out of work and losing the property taxes and other benefits that this company brings to our community.

You will hear some of our commissioners say that the state gave them the authority to issue the certificate that “allows” a company to operate in a county. My first reaction to that was “who died and gave the state that authority in the first place??”

Another reason you will be given for this is how much revenue this will bring in. This is supposed to help offset the expenses of the regular EMS (911) services. The commission just voted to hire 6 (SIX) additional full-time Paramedic/Firefighters to offset the overtime costs which will approach a half million ($500,000) dollars this year alone! In a small county like ours, we need all of our departments to run in a streamlined, conservative manner. While I personally believe that counties should operate the 911 (emergency) side; if it can’t be done efficiently in-house, maybe we should look to the private sector for this. I will be requesting and watching the overtime expenses for this department in the coming year in an effort to be sure that the new employees are filling this budget item!

Think about whether you want our county to go further down this “slippery slope”. Are you okay with government effectively putting a private company out of business in our county? Are you okay with people possibly losing their livelihood and benefits if they lose their jobs? Is this how our free enterprise system is supposed to work? Government never does anything as efficiently as the private sector does, BUT the private sector cannot compete with government because government has the taxpayers to bail it out when things don’t go the way they told us it would! A prime example of this in our county is the Catalyst site. What we were told in the beginning about the cost, and where we are now, are totally different amounts. AND WE ARE NOT DONE YET! Guess who is footing this bill?

We have two commissioners who are standing firm on this issue and another one who wants to do the right things. I salute these men for standing on principle. I know this isn’t easy! Let your commissioner know how you feel about this issue. Remind him that he is hired by, and answerable to the taxpayers. If we are not happy with the decisions our commissioner is making we need to be looking for people of principle to take their place in the next election.


Suwannee County Commission May Vote to Take Over Private Business

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Century Ambulance has been the Non-Emergency transport for Suwannee County Residents since 1993.

They have been good corporate citizens over the years.  They pay property taxes, fuel taxes, employ 18 people in Suwannee County, donate to, and sponsor many charitable events in this area.

Last year the Commission voted to take over a portion of this and they are now trying to take the rest of it over. At this Tuesday’s meeting they can choose to sign the letter or they can revoke the certificate and begin trying to do this operation themselves. Their President is selling his stock to a company who is going to leave all of the executive staff and employees in place.  They need each of the 11 counties they serve to sign a letter stating that the Certificate that was issued to Century will remain in full force and effect under the new company.

Do you believe that government should be in the business of taking over private businesses and putting people out of work?  If you feel strongly about this, please call the commissioners and let them know!  (Ask them to sign the letter and let Century Ambulance continue doing their job in Suwannee County!)

Please share this information with anyone you think would be concerned about this!

If you want more information, please email:

Attend the meeting on Tuesday night, September 1, 2015 at 6 pm –  218 Parshley St. SW, Live Oak if you can.

FL Legislature’s Special Session 2015B & FDLE Investigating Planned Parenthood

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Information from Florida Representative Debbie Mayfield:

This week, the Florida Legislature will begin Special Session 2015B. We will redraw and approve eight of Florida’s 27 congressional districts, including effected neighboring districts.

Special Session 2015B: Public Input on Congressional Redistricting

Recently, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli and Senate President Andy Gardiner announced a Special Session to redraw eight of Florida’s 27 congressional districts. The Special Session will be held from August 10th to August 21st, 2015.

The Florida Redistricting website will serve as a hub for the public to access information regarding the redistricting process. This will allow the public to review what the Legislature is considering and ensure an open and transparent process.

Legislative staff in collaboration with counsel has drafted a base map  that follows the July 9, 2015 Florida Supreme Court order. To review the guidelines used to draw the base map, please click here. To view the base map, click here.

Read more HERE and then give your input!

Religious Conscience Bill before Senate Rules Committee on Monday

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BACKGROUND: On April 9, the Florida House of Representatives passed HB 7111 to establish conscience protections for private adoption and foster care agencies. The bill has been sent to the Senate and is on the agenda for the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

As a “shield not a sword”, HB 7111 protects religious adoption agencies from being forced to either violate their religious convictions or stop serving children in need of loving families. Catholic Charities offices in Massachusetts, Illinois and California faced with similar circumstances have had no choice but to severely restrict or discontinue their adoption services.

The bill adds no new barriers to the adoption process for any qualified Florida residents who can and do work with the majority of Florida’s 82 private adoption agencies today. Similar conscience protections are already in place in Florida law related to abortion, family planning, end-of-life decisions and participation in executions.

Read More Here and find out what you can do to help!

Religious Conscience Bill

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