We need Legislators that will stand for the rights of the people and fight to protect our liberty - and They need a system that allows them to pass the laws to do it ! Support our campaign to bring principled law making back to Jefferson City.
- Artwork by Jim Holland -
Our state capitol has a corruption problem and that problem can be fixed.
It will require removing unprincipled elected officials and changing the veiled legislative system they prosper in.
The function of our legislators is to make the laws we all live under and pay for.
But they have no power to bring legislation we support to a vote – because the process is controlled by a few in leadership who hold the real power.
We simply have no way of knowing where those we elect stand when a public vote on important legislation is never allowed to happen.
Leadership controls what legislation progresses through the committee process to a vote on the floor and what legislation dies before it ever sees the light of day. That process has nothing to do with what the people or their representatives want, in fact it is often directly counter to it.
We change that by demanding power be returned to the people we elected. Our elected officials must have the authority to bring legislation to a vote - free from the wishes of those in leadership. Then we can see their true intentions and hold them accountable.
With this change, a floor vote will be guaranteed – within a certain time frame - if a set number of co-sponsorship's are attained for a proposed law. No committee that bill is heard by can kill it. This change in process can be made by legislation passed, citizen petition on the ballot, or change in chamber rules voted on by the members. All 3 approaches can be pursued simultaneously.
Democratizing the legislative process is quite simple -but it may not be easy. Those few with power may not volunteer to give it up.
If we can fundamentally reform the legislative process in Jefferson City, the resulting laws, and our state, will be improved for many years to come. Our laws will finally reflect the will of the people of Missouri - not the power brokers.
Clean up our Capitol !