Thursday, January 24, 2008

Missouri Liberty Coalition meeting

Don't forget there is also a Missouri Liberty Coalition meeting this Saturday from 1-4, get the details at the link provided.


Anonymous said...

The meeting went well today, some new faces and some faces missing.....

Maybe by next month will can get Rudy to run for our mayor spot but we did not bring up any candidates yet....

Jacke M. said...

I'm glad it went well. I wasn't able to attend but I sent the "second (first?) in command" to be my eyes and ears. ;)

I had some family business I couldn't neglect.

Thanks for the update. I don't know if I like Rudy for Mayor. I was thinking someone more like...oh, never mind. Better not to go there. I was just going to make a smart aleck remark that I might regret later. ;)

Jason said...

After seeing comments this week by one of the MLC's organizers regarding Doug Burlison's wife I'm not really sure I want to be involved with this group. That's why I didn't attend today's meeting. I'm going to want to talk to some other people related the group before going back.

Jacke M. said...

You know, Jason, I understand where you're coming from but that certain organizer is just one guy, right? Today's meeting was just the second meeting.

I'm a believer in allowing other people to exercise their freedom of speech, you know? That doesn't mean I have to agree with all of a person's opinions.

Perhaps you and others could agree with some of what that organizer says and disagree with other things he says, that's sorta supposed to be the point, I think.

It's non-partisan, meaning people with different views will come together, agree, disagree, but try to find common ground based on a certain mission statement to which everyone agrees.

So, the question is, is it possible to dislike someone, or someone's opinion, yet still work with them toward a common goal? I think it is and I think a watchdog group is a good idea. I'm not a member of this group and don't necessarily endorse this group, but I'd really like to think that people who may disagree about some issues could work together on others.

MoLiCo will either make it or it won't. Like I said, I like the idea of a watch dog group. A non partisan watch dog group. That may be hard to accomplish and may require certain people to set aside certain differences and sacrifice for a cause larger than their personalities or political dogma. Sorta like walking a tight rope, so, I'd sorta like to see them go against the odds and make it. I guess time will tell whether such a thing can be held together or not, huh?

Jason said...

"disagree about some issues could work together on others."

There's disagreement on issues and then there's attacking someone who's mentally ill as faking it. We're not talking about two people who might not agree on a container ordinance or sewer rates. :)

A watchdog group is a good idea. However, at the first meeting I see someone who has an apparent grudge against the city (and later was shown not to have paid utility bills on her property) calling for the Mayor to be chased out and then one of the organizers this week insinuates that a mentally ill woman is an unfit mother. That's just a little too much for me to pass off as just disagreements on issues.

A group like this is going to be under the spotlight because of the nature of the group. When people declare themselves watchdogs immediately you look at their motivations for being those watchdogs. In this case, serious questions are coming up regarding the organizing members.

That said, there were also some people at the first meeting whom I disagree with on some political issues but with whom I'd have no trouble working on watching the city or county or state to make sure they're been good stewards of our tax dollars. That's why I said in my first post I want to talk to some other people in that group before I consider going back.