By Linda Davis
Southeast Arkansas TEA Party
United Nations Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the United Nations plan for a one-world government. Debbie Pelley, a retired Jonesboro teacher who has dedicated the past several years of her life to studying the plan, discussed it at the May 13 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party. She started out her program by giving us the good news. That is that on January 13, 2012, the Republican National Committee passed a resolution exposing and condemning U. N. Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development. In July 2012, the same resolution was passed at the Arkansas State Republican Convention and the Craighead County Republican Party passed the resolution at Pelley’s request. In addition, Alabama has banned Agenda 21 in their entire state, and several other states’ Republican committees have also passed resolutions against Agenda 21. Read the rest of this column.
I went home for lunch.
Driving through downtown Monticello, I noticed the Arkansas Department of Correction had inmates removing rubble from a local business leveled about a week ago. It piqued my curiosity, so much so I posted a facebook status to see if I’m just wrong thinking a state agency can have prison labor work for a local business. Read the rest of this column
The number of bills seeking to enact specific exemptions to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) — thereby weakening it further with each new hole punched into it — has increased significantly this session. The next bill poised to even further erode FOIA, H.B. 1327, will come before the House Education Committee on Tuesday morning at 10. It’s author is Marshall Wright of Forrest City, and it would do nothing less than completely and permanently exempt all records of schools and institutions of higher education, and board meetings of the same, from the Freedom Information Act when they are related to security policies and procedures. Read the rest of this column.
Although the governor vetoed three Senate bills that would change Arkansas election laws, several other important election bills were enacted during the 2013 legislative session.
On April 23, the final day of the 100-day session, the governor vetoed Senate Bills 719, 720 and 721. If the President Pro Tem of the Senate and the House Speaker agree to call the legislature back into session before May 17, lawmakers could consider overriding the vetoes. Read the rest of this column
The 89th General Assembly has now recessed after one of the longest sessions on record, and I hope at least a part of the work that has been accomplished in the last 100 days will result in a “better Arkansas” for all of us.
This session 2,492 bills were introduced and 1,520 of these passed. That means 61 percent of those introduced made it to the Governor’s desk and have now become law. I trust we have done no – or little – harm. Read the rest of this column
I am a 38-year-old Christian woman. I am also a four-time published biker author, 13-year freelance journalist for almost every biker magazine in the world, a fashion editor for a small magazine out of Louisiana, and I am dying of nine autoimmune diseases, mostly SLE Lupus. This month marks the ninth year of the ten-year expiration date they gave me. Read more
To all elected officials in Southeast Arkansas and their constituents:
This is a call for help from the local Democrats in Southeast Arkansas. Where are you? Why are you not speaking out for your constituents and their firearms? Do something! Is the little “Ole” TEA Party left to speak for the Second Amendment? We have a crisis and the best I can tell, you have been silent. Our Second Amendment to the Constitution is being trampled. Please tell your party we do not want more gun control. And, while you are at it let all of us know (loud and clear) what you are doing. Please help us on this issue. If you are a constituent like me, please tell these folks you agree with me.
Thank you for reading.