Missouri immunization exemption forms

It looks like they have changed the statute somewhat and each parent must submit a letter in writing, so here is a sample letter.


Dear school administrator,

It is against my personal religious beliefs to inject man made foreign chemicals into my child’s body. As the ultimate party of responsibility I do hereby object to all immunizations and fluoride treatments.

According to

Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 167
Pupils and Special Services
Section 167.181

August 28, 2008

3. This section shall not apply to any child if one parent or guardian objects in writing to his school administrator against the immunization of the child, because of religious beliefs or medical contraindications. In cases where any such objection is for reasons of medical contraindications, a statement from a duly licensed physician must also be provided to the school administrator.

Further, I will consider any attempt to administer vaccines or fluoride treatments to my child an assault and criminal charges will be filed against the individual administering the assault, and all responsible administrators.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions.


Your name


Here are some links to the Missouri government website for vaccine exemptions:

Please let be know if you have any trouble with this:

Immunizations of children required, when, exceptions

Here is a cool new law that restricts the amount of mercury contained in any vaccine for children under 3.

Oh look, they will give your child some fluoride with their mercury now!

Midwest Liberty Fest

Contact: Catherine Bleish

Liberty Restoration Project

Telephone: 816.868.8806

HEADLINE: Announcing the Midwest Liberty Fest: Activism, Education and Celebration

August 5th, 2009: The DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds will be brought to life by the Spirit of Liberty on October 9, 10 and 11 as grassroots activists from across the political spectrum and across the nation gather for the Midwest Liberty Fest.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn from successful activists, hear from current candidates and celebrate the growing movement toward freedom and constitutional government.

The planning committee, sponsored by the Liberty Restoration Project, consists of activists who decided to provide the public with an event centered around ideas that unite us instead of divide us.  The goal is to empower concerned citizens through the knowledge and real experiences of successful movers and shakers; everyone should be able to walk away with action items and project ideas in hand!

Some of the most well-known names in the liberty movement will be paired with up-and-coming leaders.  From Adam Kokesh, the Iraq veteran and anti-war activist turned Congressional Candidate, to Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian candidate for President and Constitutional Scholar, to Sheriff Richard Mack, the man educating our nation’s law enforcement on their Constitutional role, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some serious movers and shakers.

Interested speakers, musicians or sponsors should send a letter of request to the planning team at the following email address: team@midwestlibertyfest.com.

Donations will provide transportation for speakers, location rental and insurance costs, and promotional materials such as radio and television ads.  Keep your eyes on www.midwestlibertyfest.com for an up-to-the-minute confirmed speakers list and the upcoming announcement of our commemorative ticket.



Adam Kokesh (US Congressional Candidate for NM District 3)

RJ Harris (US Congressional Candidate for OK District 4)

Ed Martin (potential US Congressional Candidate for MO District 3)

Rosanna Pulido (US Congressional Candidate for IL District 5)

Adam Andrzejewski (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Randy Stufflebeam (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Dr. Tim Nerenz (US Congressional Candidate for WI District 2)


Michael Badnarik (former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Constitutional Scholar)

Valinda Rowe (2nd amendment activist)

Dr. Carl Estabrook (Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Michael Coffman (President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI), and Executive Director of Sovereignty International.)

Grassroots Activists

Gary Franchi (National Director / Managing Editor for Restore the Republic and Republic Magazine)


Sheriff Richard Mack (Author, Speaker and Advocate of State and individual rights.)

Jan Stover (Founder and Director of The Mothers Institute)

Sandra Crosnoe (Oklahoma grassroots activist, blogger, and social networking)

Brooke Kelly (video blogger for Restore the Republic)

Catherine Bleish (Missouri grassroots activist, executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project)

Martin Johnson (Illinois local activist and Jury Nullification Advocate)

Solo Acts and Bands

P O K E R   F A C E

Jordan Page

Farid Ahmed

Pending speaking confirmation from

Cindy Sheehan
Rand Paul
Ron Paul
Randy Brogdon
Charles Key
Shelly Roche
Judge Andrew Napolitano
Robert X Johnson
Tracy Brewer
Ian Freeman

Catherine Bleish
executive director
Liberty Restoration Project

A letter from Senator Ridgeway

Dear friend,

The government can’t get out of debt by getting into more debt.  But the tax and spend liberals don’t understand this.

Sadly, the same type of politicians who are spending us into financial oblivion with risky stimulus spending and bailout schemes are also busy at work in our state capitol.

The spendourway to prosperity policies that are being put forward by federal bureaucrats and congressional liberals are completely wrongheaded.  You know it and I know it, but we’ve got to spread the message before it’s too late.

There’s a battle raging in Jefferson City right now and if we don’t stand up for what is right then our children and grandchildren will be the ones left paying the bill.  But maybe that’s what big government liberals want?  After all, our Governor, Jay Nixon, recently proclaimed this on C-Span:

“If there’s debt, Missouri kids and grandkids          will pay that debt off.”


You know what the big picture is:  tax-and-spend politicians are trying to drown our economy in debt and conservatives have to stop them if we have any hope for future prosperity.

1 (Over Please)

But I want to talk about some of the specific proposals that Missouri liberals want to use from Obama’s “stimulus” program.  They want to use this one-time money to pump up long term welfare programs.  Programs like:

** Expanding Welfare with one-time stimulus money

** Radically expanding the size of state government

** Long-term extended unemployment benefits

What happens when the pork-u-lus pump runs dry?  These programs do not stop when the money runs out.  We all know how hard it is to get dependents off the government dole once they’ve been “in the system.”

Any accountant would tell the governor you shouldn’t take on long term debt just because you have some extra short-term money.  So what will all these welfare expansions inevitably lead to?


There’s really no other way.  I can tell you that these welfare programs and government expansions will inevitably lead to higher taxes after the federal government pulls the plug on the pork-u-lus money.

Here we are, seeing nothing but failure from Washington’s record-shattering spending and now the governor wants to spend like this in Missouri.

The D.C. politicians might like that, but in Missouri we understand that spending more than you have is a bad idea.

Our nation is facing unprecedented deficits — deficits even greater than we ran during World War II.  Now the federal government is starting to print Trillions of dollars to help fund their spending spree.

Yes, that’s Trillion.  With a capital T!

2 (Next Page)

LBJ tried to print enough money to cover his so called “Great Society” welfare programs and ran up the national deficit in the 60s.  Apparently the federal government didn’t learn anything from that lesson, because they’re going down the same path.

Well, I say, “Not in Missouri!”

We need to get the message out that common sense fiscal policy is the answer to our economy’s problems – not greater debt.  I’ve been working hard to spread the message in Jefferson City, but I need your help to show how many Missourians are against thisstimulusnonsense.

What really has me concerned is that many Republicans are feeling pressure from the liberal media and their Jefferson City allies to cave in to these welfare-expanding policies.

You would expect liberals to be all for bigger government, but Republicans too!?

We have to make sure that conservatives don’t go weak in the knees on these D.C.inspired spending sprees.

That’s why I’ve included a petition against this fiscally irresponsible approach to the stimulus.  I want to show my fellow senators, especially in my own party, that Missourians are against this wasteful and misguided spending.

I want to gather as many signatures as possible before next session to show my colleagues that people are against these irresponsible policies!

I also want to ask you to consider contributing so I can spread the message about the big-spending liberals’ wrongheaded plans beyond Clay County.

Remember, if we don’t stand up to the taxandspend liberals now, we’ll be paying for these programs forever.

3 (Over Please)

If you’re as fed up with these trillion dollar deficits and entitlement programs as I am, sign my petition and send a message to the governor:  no more taxes and no more wasteful spending!

To help me spread the message across the state, I’m asking you to send $100 to be a “Stimulus” Buster.  This contribution will help me show my colleagues how much opposition there is to this unprecedented government expansion.

If you can’t give $100, you can join this movement as a “Stimulus” Critic for $75, or for $50 you can join as a   “Stimulus” Skeptic.

The amount isn’t as important as showing support for common sense fiscal policy.  If we don’t stand up for what is right today, we’ll be paying for what is wrong forever.


Sen. Luann Ridgeway

P.S.  Sign the anti-stimulus and wasteful spending petition enclosed so we can tell the big-government liberals we’ve had enough of these spend-our-way to prosperity policies.

P.P.S. By sending your $100 contribution today and becoming aStimulusBuster, we’ll spread the message of common sense fiscal policy across Missouri.

If you can’t give $100, you could be a “Stimulus” Critic for $75 or a “Stimulus” Skeptic for $50.

Wondering where to get Real food? Here is a very limited opportunity

If you live anywhere in the Northland and are interested in access to fresh, local, amazing food for your family, then this LIMITED membership offering is exactly what you are looking for.  If the economy continues to sink, food becomes much more important.  Join me and my family as we secure access t o a trustworthy food source.

follow this link to:


~Private Community– Hidden Hills Farms is a private membership association.  This means that every item produced on our farm is only for our members.  We do not ship our foods, sell it to stores or at farmer’s markets.  This allows our members to have a secure, dependable food source and it allows us, the farmers, to plan efficiently and limit waste.

~Food Diversity– With five meat varieties, raw dairy and four seasons of produce, Hidden Hills Farms offers a variety of whole foods all from one farm. 

~Year Round Availability– Hidden Hills Farms can offer farm fresh foods past the end of the traditional farmer’s market season.  By timing the calving of our dairy cows with the spring and fall grass seasons, using high tunnels for winter harvest of cools season crops, and stockpiling our pasture-raised meats we are able to provide our members these foods on a year round basis.

~Access– Hidden Hills Farms is less than 30 miles from downtown Kansas City and is open to its members daily.  The farm is not only a food source, but also a location for people to make a connection to the land and their food.  The community gardens, fishing ponds, pastures of grazing animals and the U-Pick Park all provide opportunities to be immersed in the farm experience.  Hidden Hills Farms will also be offering a variety of classes ranging from ‘Preserving and Preparing the Harvest’ to ‘Sustainable Farming and Foraging’ for an even greater food and farm connection.

~Animal Feed Programs– 100% grazing, 100% of the time.  With the exception of being in the barn during inclement weather, all of the animals at Hidden Hills Farms are always on pasture.  We do not ever feed grain to the ruminants, i.e. cows and sheep, on our farm.  This means that your beef, lamb and dairy products are truly 100% grass fed.  Poultry and pigs also live on pasture and are allowed to hunt, peck and wallow to their hearts content but they are omnivores and sometimes require supplemental feed and protein.  Instead of following the standard industry practice of supplementing with a corn and soy based feed we spent 2 years studying their natural diet and developing a feed that is based on greens, seeds, nuts and animal protein. This diet is free from CORN, SOY and WHEAT.

How Do I Join?
Print off the Membership Application and Agreement. Fill them out and mail them, along with your check to:

PO Box 1154
Smithville, MO 64089

Then, send us an email or give us a call to let us know that your check and paperwork are on their way—then we will add you to our membership list.

Preserve the Initiative and Referendum in Missouri SB569

Friends of liberty,

It is no revelation that many of our elected officials are too easily persuaded by monied special interest groups and  poorly grounded in the fundamental principles of liberty.  And we know how oppressive and unresponsive government has proven itself to be (e.g. failing to do anything about private use eminent domain).

That”s why it is important, even vital, for Missourians to have access to the ballot initiative and referendum (I&R) so they can fix problems independent of the politicians through enacting new laws or constitutional amendment (initiatives), or repealing laws (referendum).

The problem is that Missouri’s present system is lopsided.  It is wrought with ambiguities and pitfalls that can be used to squelch the desires of the people.  Monied opponents to a popular measure can tie a petition up in court so long that there is no time left to collect signatures.  Elected officials can arbitrarily apply the rules so  as to  favor proposals they like and  greatly impede ones they don’t like.  Something needs to be done.

Missouri First, along with a couple of dozen people who care about liberty, and Missouri State Senator Jim Lembke have put their collective talent and experience behind a solution.  Senator Lembke has filed SB569 , a bill that solves the most grievous problems in a way that respects constitutional principles.

Please read the executive summary, below, and check out the bill at http://www.senate.mo.gov/09info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=969195

Please drop Sen. Lembke a note of appreciation and stay tuned to see how you can help preserve the I&R process – our best tool to accomplish many other goals.

– Ron Calzone


Ron Calzone
Director, Missouri First, Inc.
Web URL http://www.mofirst.org

Initiative Reform Bill – Executive Summary

  1. The Initiative and Referendum are among the most fundamental of Missourians’ rights.
    1. The people of Missouri are the source of the government’s political power: They delegate specific power to the state:
      1. Art. I § 1: “That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.”
    2. In a clear and bold statement, the people of Missouri have made clear their reservation of I&R power. These terms are not used anywhere else in the constitution.
      1. Art. II § 49: “The people reserve power to propose and enact or reject laws and amendments to the constitution by the initiative, independent of the general assembly, and also reserve power to approve or reject by referendum any act of the general assembly, except as hereinafter provided.”
    3. Our I&R policy should reflect the utmost respect for the people’s authority and the reservation of these powers. It is essential that the process for using this vital check be efficient and accessible to the average Missourian. At the same time our policy should respect the fact that the people also set up a system of representative governance – so there should also be protections from the pitfalls of direct democracy.
  1. The most basic principles of the American concept of a constitutional republic are the separation of power and checks and balances on the power. I&R is one of the people’s “checks” on government.
    1. The three branches of government are designed to check one another.
    2. The people also have reserved their own checks.
      1. Elections
      2. The ultimate “check” – the right to keep and bear arms.
      3. The initiative (to enact policy), and the referendum (to repeal laws passed by the legislature).
        1. These powers, when used to check an oppressive or unresponsive government, is designed to keep the people from having to resort to the ultimate check.
  1. The focus of I&R reforms should be on ensuring the desires of the signers of the petitions are honored – that includes preventing fraud.
    1. Obstructions by opponents or government officials should not be allowed to disenfranchise voters.
    2. Mistakes by others should not disenfranchise the voter.
    3. Fraudulent activities should not misrepresent the voter’s intent.
  1. Elements Of The Bill
    1. Day” is defined
      1. There has been some confusion about whether to count weekends and holidays in the time limits already present in statutes.
    2. New section: Declares that the will of the signer should be the primary consideration when determining what to do with his signature.
      1. Under current law, other’s mistakes can cause the signer to be disenfranchised.
    3. The meaning of “repealed” is clarified.
      1. There has been some confusion over how to deal with what must be included in a petition.
    4. Strike-through font is allowed in addition to the required brackets around deleted language because the average voter better understands strike-through than he does brackets.
    5. Signatures accidentally placed on the wrong county petition sheet can be recovered.
      1. Local election authorities are not charged with this responsibility.
    6. If a circulator registration form is lost, the voters are not disenfranchised so long as proof of authenticity is provided.
    7. Additional fraudulent activities are defined.
    8. Obstructing a voter from signing a petition is made a crime.
    9. New provision allows counting all the signatures properly filed with the SOS.
      1. Currently, the entire petition can be thrown out if even a small part of it is not properly organized.
    10. Late challenges to the ballot title don’t disenfranchise voters who signed a petition with a previously approved ballot title.
    11. Petition proponent can elect to participate in a challenge to the ballot title brought by another party.
    12. Time limits on litigation of the ballot title.
    13. When more than one ballot measure on similar topics are approved by the voters all the non-conflicting elements become law.
      1. Presently, another ballot measure can supersede the entirety of an amendment even when there are elements that are totally unique.
    14. Time limits specified for the SOS to convey a newly submitted petition to the AG and auditor.