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Intellectual Takeout – Daniel Lattier

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Today we interview Daniel Lattier, the Vice-President of Intellectual Take Out—Feed Your Mind.

Why are conservatives losing?

Believe it or not, “freedom” might not be a winning idea. Now, one thing to understand is that most of the conservative think tanks lead with the term “freedom” in their missions and visions. They see freedom as the preeminent founding idea of America and the source of its exceptionalism, and they exist in large part to promote freedom in all its manifestations—the free market, free enterprise, individual freedom, etc. … “freedom” may still be a winning idea, but is the problem that it just needs to be messaged better to the American public?

His website, www.intellectualtakeout.org is designed to produce thought-provoking content that is both relevant and concise. It’s mission is to take complex ideas and break them down in a digestible form. Too many times, we turn off our brains and just repeat what we hear on the news without considering how much of it is truth and how much of it is “politically correct spin.”

You will learn why some messages have failed to connect to the greatest needs of the voters.

The Midwifery Story

I hope you had a great Independence Day.  This photo was taken of me in front of a float we made for the O'Fallon Parade a few years ago.

I hope you had a great Independence Day. This photo was taken of me in front of a float we made for the O’Fallon Parade a few years ago.

Imagine someone needing medical help and wanting healthcare options that are affordable and comfortable. Now imagine she has no choices in a freedom-loving state like Missouri because of bad laws that eliminate the most cost-effective options.

Seven years ago the practice of midwifery became legal in our state. Before that we were the only state where it was a felony to practice midwifery. I share the story with you today because it best illustrates how nearly impossible it is to pass good laws that offer us more freedom and how easy it is to pass bad laws that take away our freedom.

The first year I was elected to the House of Representatives, a lady come to my office asking me to sponsor an effort to legalize midwifery. Having gone through seven birth experiences of my own, I had more knowledge of this subject than any other legislator in the Capitol. I don’t even know her name, but she planted a seed in my mind that never left me. Continue reading

Vaccinations

This is a photo of the packaging for a flu vaccine.   You may notice that some of the listed ingredients are mercury and formaldehyde.

This is a photo of the packaging for a flu vaccine. You may notice that some of the listed ingredients are mercury and formaldehyde.

America was founded by people who understood personal responsibility. Regardless of how you feel about the idea of vaccinating yourself, the tone of disdain and disrespect for those who choose to not vaccinate is unsettling.

The debate appears to center around vaccinations, but it’s really more about respect for others, especially respect for the right of parents to make the choice for their own children. Whenever government uses the power of the iron fist to shame some for their personal choices, we have a problem..

The animosity appears to be between the “Pro-Vaxxers” and the “Anti-Vaxxers”. It may help you feel some compassion to know that the majority of those opposed to forced vaccinations have faced a personal tragedy with their own children or a close friend or relative. Continue reading

Gun Rights, Personal Responsibility and Missouri Amendment 5

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Some people trust that it must be good because the legislature put it on the ballot.  Others are saying, “Not so fast.”

What does this amendment actually accomplish?  Find out as you listen in on this round table discussion of gun rights.

Joe Dixon – Target of Missouri Milk Board Raid

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Home Front with Rep. Cynthia Davis on Missouri Grassroots Radio.  As a writer, speaker and former state legislator, Cynthia Davis shapes the public debates back toward integrity, honor and the ultimate weapon for limiting government—strengthening families.

Tonight on Home Front, we will be talking with Joe Dixon, owner of Morningland Dairy.  Their farm was raided by the Missouri Milk Board and about 15 tons of cheese was destroyed by the order of the Missouri Milk Board.