Author: Carl Bearden

When the “Rule” Becomes the “Exception”

As we approach the 243rd celebration of the Declaration of Independence, our country seems to be more divided than united. While many may think that the division is “new,” or caused by a political figure they don’t like, it’s not. The people in the American Colonies were also divided in the days leading up to and through the American Revolution.

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The People’s Reserved Power

There is a lot of emotional turmoil within the bubble of the legislature that something should be done to “fix” the initiative petition process. There are “improvements” that can be made to the IP process but none of them require a constitutional amendment to accomplish. None of the needed improvements would result in making the IP process unusable by citizens of Missouri but readily available to those with money as many proposals to “fix” the process do. This bubble turmoil is not shared by most Missourians. In a recent poll, when asked “Knowing that these proposals are intended to...

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United for Missouri Releases New Poll

Jefferson City, MO – Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri released new polling that shows strong support for Redistricting Reform among Missouri voters.  CLICK HERE for poll results.  “My organization believes fixing redistricting reform should be a top priority this year. The redistricting process as passed by Amendment 1 is gerrymandering on steroids and will have long-term negative effects on the state. Thankfully, we are not alone. The poll shows very strong support for the process to be fixed.  72.4% of those surveyed believe redistricting should be done by a bipartisan commission as opposed to an un-elected bureaucrat.” said Carl Bearden. ...

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