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VICTORY: St. Louis County Officials Add Redburn, Constitution Party to Special Election Ballot

VICTORY: St. Louis County Officials Add Redburn, Constitution Party to Special Election Ballot

  P.O. Box 693        Mexico, Missouri      www.mofreedom.org      (314) 604-6621   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                CONTACT:  Dave Roland February 13, 2015                                                                              …

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VICTORY: Trial Judge Acquits Ron Paul Supporter of Bogus Criminal Trespass Charges

VICTORY: Trial Judge Acquits Ron Paul Supporter of Bogus Criminal Trespass Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                CONTACT: Dave Roland August 1, 2012                                                                                …

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VICTORY: Freedom Center Uproots Petty Tyranny in Ferguson

VICTORY: Freedom Center Uproots Petty Tyranny in Ferguson

Last night the Freedom Center of Missouri struck a blow for property rights, persuading the Board of Adjustment for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, to overturn the city’s determination that residents must get the City’s permission before cultivating gardens in their yards. The Freedom Center was representing Karl Tricamo, a resident who, inspired by the birth of his infant son, decided to ensure his family’s access to cheap, nutritious, organic produce by planting a garden in his yard. Prior to…

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Three Looming Questions in St. Peters

Three Looming Questions in St. Peters

One week from today Brent Stafford will go to trial in the St. Peters Municipal Court, facing charges of criminal trespassing stemming from his arrest in the wake of the St. Charles County Republican Caucus on March 17, 2012. Several things about this case are perfectly clear.  First, it is clear that those committee members who were in charge of handling the caucus had made plans in advance to try and disregard the will of caucus attendees, which led to…

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Freedom to Peaceably Assemble

Freedom to Peaceably Assemble

Everyone knows that the First Amendment protects Americans’ freedom of speech, but it also protects our freedom to gather together for political purposes. On March 17, 2012, when citizens all over the state were gathering to choose delegates for Missouri’s state Republican convention, the St. Charles County Republican Caucus adjourned improperly without choosing delegates. Following Robert’s Rules of Order and acting with the assistance of the head of the Missouri Association of Parliamentarians, Brent Stafford attempted to convene a “rump”…

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Rally for Common Sense

Rally for Common Sense

The Freedom Center of Missouri would like to invite our friends to attend an exciting event coming up on May 19th – the Rally for Common Sense!  Our director of litigation, Dave Roland, is looking forward to being one of a very diverse array of nationally-promienent speakers, all of whom are passionate about constitutional principles.  That list includes: Former Presidential candidate, Herman Cain Radio host (and friend of the Freedom Center), Dr. Gina Loudon Former diplomat and politician, Dr. Alan…

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St. Louis County Court WILL Decide If Cities May Ban Kid-Run Concession Stands

St. Louis County Court WILL Decide If Cities May Ban Kid-Run Concession Stands

We were pleasantly surprised that a St. Louis County judge quickly rejected the City of Hazelwood’s Motion to Dismiss, stating that the court will address the question of whether cities may prohibit kid-run concession stands. The judge’s three-page opinion, which clearly states that a city’s police powers may be broad they are not unlimited, may be seen below: We are also thrilled that this story has caught the attention of the Huffington Post, one of the most popular news websites…

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Hazelwood: If Court Ignores Constitutional Arguments, Maybe They Will Go Away

Hazelwood: If Court Ignores Constitutional Arguments, Maybe They Will Go Away

Hazelwood continues to argue that kids should not be allowed to sell Girl Scout cookies from their own front yard and that the courts should refuse to hear the Freedom Center’s constitutional arguments. Isn’t it time the city just accepted that there is no good reason to prevent this traditional, harmless use of property?

Freedom Center Testifies on Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Freedom Center Testifies on Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments

The Freedom Center’s Director of Litigation, Dave Roland, spent his Valentine’s Day offering insight on two important constitutional amendments that the General Assembly is considering. The first proposal would eliminate one of Missouri’s Blaine Amendments which, as shown in this 8-page written testimony given to the legislators, sometimes require the government to deny religious citizens and organizations the ability to participate in certain programs simply on the basis that they are religious. The second proposal seeks to establish that citizens…

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