Though antlerless deer season may close this weekend, hunting season on your freedom opened this past Tuesday with strong numbers.
December 1st is when legislators may start filing bills for the upcoming session, and they didn’t let us down this year.
In the three days since prefiling began, 509 bills have been filed in the General Assembly, 247 more bills than filed in the same period in 2014.
Granted, some of these bills are needed to protect our freedom and liberty, to shrink government, and promote a free economy. However, before having a chance to review all 509 bills, we’ll safely assume the vast majority of these bills increase the size and scope of government and the control it has in our lives.
With 192 legislators currently serving in the General Assembly (160 House members and 32 senators due to vacancies), each legislator has already filed an average of 2.65 pieces of legislation. Keep in mind, the session doesn’t even start until January 6, 2016.
The Senate chamber appears to be filing the majority of the legislation with each senator averaging over seven bills each.
The top filers in both chambers are Democrats – Representative Rachelle Walton Gray has filed 25 bills already, and Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has filed 23.
Even though these two Democrats have individually filed the most bills, Republicans have filed over two-thirds of the bills so far, many that also grow the size government.
Missouri Alliance of Freedom has already started evaluating the legislation filed, and we will be spending our holiday season finding the offenders to your freedom.
Unlike deer season, legislators will be on the hunt to kill your freedoms for the next six months. During that time, we’ll be in the capitol building as well, doing all we can to protect your God-given rights.