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Freedom of Speech? Maybe Not...



Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 14 August 2023…

Hey Y’all!


Good evening and happy Monday from Free Missouri! We had some strong storms pass through overnight and they left us with mild, maybe even perfect, weather today. The sun is shining, temps are 79 degrees, and there is a light northwest wind. Most importantly, we have had 4 1/2 inches of rain in the past week. This is amazing grass-growing weather. The animals are all doing well today. The highlight is the hogs. With the exception of the ducks, I think they enjoy the rainy muddy weather more than any of the others. The pics today are the hogs enjoying their breakfast of GMO-free fermented feed with whey from making cheese. They absolutely LOVE the whey. The market Saturday wasn’t a complete bust because we had a customer as soon as we got there. But, that was the only customer because we were rained out and left early. About an hour in, it became obvious that the forecasters got it way wrong and we moved to the inside of the truck because the lightning was everywhere. After a half hour or so in the truck, we packed up and came home. We had some special orders for folks and we called them and arranged to meet them this week so they didn’t have to risk it in the thunderstorms. By afternoon, family was all here at the house and we had an awesome birthday bash for mom. Lots of farm tours and talk about farming. We even got to fulfill a true bucket-list wish of milking a cow. The Jerseys behaved amazingly and everyone had an awesome experience, lots of smiles and photos. We had a slow day yesterday and tried to rest a bit. Today, we were back at it. We preserved all of the harvest from the garden last week, picked again today, and preserved it. There was also a trip to town, moved the beef herd, and added straw to the milking area.


There is an ongoing legal case that isn’t making the headlines that you may be interested in: Missouri, et al. v. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., et al. The case summary is: Public statements, emails, and publicly released documents establish that the President of the United States and other senior officials in the Biden Administration violated the First Amendment by directing social-media companies to censor viewpoints that conflicted with the government’s messaging on Covid-19. The charge is that the insidious censorship was the direct result of the federal government’s campaign to silence those who voice perspectives that deviate from those of the Biden Administration and that that censorship struck at the heart of what the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was designated to protect—free speech, especially political speech. Missouri Attorney General, Andrew Bailey, was granted a motion from a federal judge to block the Biden Administration from communicating with social media companies about suppressing posts on vaccines and election integrity. The judge agreed with Bailey that this is a violation of the First Amendment. The case is ongoing and you can follow Bailey on X as he gives updates. For my part, I think it is vital to our rights as American citizens to be able to express our opinions. Social media is the avenue these days, just like the newspaper was for Hamilton, Jay, and Madison. Hooray for Free Missouri, fighting for our rights as Americans! Do you agree??


Local Farm Report for 13 August 2023

Harvest:

22 Chicken eggs

13 Duck eggs

7 Gallons of milk


Cheers!


Psycho & Shelley


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Convidado:
15 de ago. de 2023
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You got that right. Where would Americans be without the Bill of Rights??

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Rich and Shelley McGlamory
Rich and Shelley McGlamory
16 de ago. de 2023
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From my research, it seems like the founding fathers wouldn't have even signed the Constitution without the Bill of Rights. I think the answer is that we would still be British!

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Convidado:
15 de ago. de 2023
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It is incredibly frustrating. I pray that the folks that understand what is at stake way outnumber those that are determined to destroy the truly best republic ever conceived. On a lighter note, I was bummed that the market was rained out. I had a hankering for some lamb.

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Rich and Shelley McGlamory
Rich and Shelley McGlamory
16 de ago. de 2023
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We have the same prayer. If you ever want something, like the lamb, just shoot us a message and we can meet you in town one day during the week. We do it all the time.

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rcgable
rcgable
15 de ago. de 2023

I’m glad there are some states willing to step up and challenge things like this. Way to go Missouri! I think in previous posts you’ve mentioned you want discussion not an echo chamber. The best decisions are made when there is differing opinions working through and working out the details.

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Rich and Shelley McGlamory
Rich and Shelley McGlamory
16 de ago. de 2023
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Absolutely, Robert! We need the freedom to speak, from multiple perspectives, without being forced into silence.

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Convidado:
15 de ago. de 2023

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." We were told to give up our essential freedom for the perceived greater good of the society. 3 years later there is still little understanding of what actually went on and the long term outcome is still unclear. People confuse hate speech with speech that they hate, government treats those who disagree or question the narrative as domestic terrorists. Two tier Justice system on on full display add to that 80 + million people whose voices not being heard and there is a perfect storm brewing. Hope I am wrong but at times it feels like the tree of liberty is …

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Rich and Shelley McGlamory
Rich and Shelley McGlamory
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Things certainly are looking grim... No doubt, still the best there is, but we all have work to do.

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Auntie Fiat
Auntie Fiat
14 de ago. de 2023

Agree 100%. And that is a hill I am willing to die on. Without the Bill of Rights, we are little more than subjects.


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Rich and Shelley McGlamory
Rich and Shelley McGlamory
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Absolutely!

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