A Madison County Commissioner is working now to bring Montanans up to speed on the 2013 policy agenda of the Montana GOP. Commissioner Dan Happel (pictured) is spreading the word about what are likely to be some of the major policy initiatives of a GOP administration/legislature next year. These are: legalizing dog and cockfighting, and stopping a government plot that would force all Montanans to relocate to Seattle (or somewhere like it.)
Happel is known for getting the word out in advance about the GOP agenda. He was the man who first brought us the news that Republicans had passed birther and gold standard resolutions at their party platform convention in June of 2010. These went on to become cornerstones of the GOP legislative agenda, so Happel is a reliable source.
Happel has been bringing in policy experts to speak to local government boards and organizations about these important policies. Let’s take a look at the proposals.
First on the agenda, a most important item. Montana must stop a plot that Happel has discovered–before it destroys the constitution and the middle class. The plot, known as Agenda 21, is being carried out by “oligarchic elite” (AKA government employees), who use a tactic called “public process” which, Happel explains, was “invented in Stalin’s Russia to control the people.”
Sen. Dave Lewis (R-Helena) had a resolution along these lines that was unsuccessful in 2011. However, that legislature didn’t have the information that Happel now provides.
Basically, if the legislature doesn’t act, Montanans are going to be force-relocated to somewhere like Seattle where we will be compelled to live “like sardines” and our cars will be taken away. Happel told the Ravalli County Planning board that they needed to choose between the United Nations Charter (AKA the Evil Seattle Plot) and the Declaration of Independence.
No vote was taken at the time. Although, as the Bitterroot Star reports, the Planing Board members did “pass the hat” to collect money to pay to Happel for this valuable information. Also at the meeting, President Obama was called a “critter,” although we don’t know what legislative action may be proposed along these lines. One board member resigned on the spot.
The next potential policy priority will be presented to local farmers and ranchers at a forum tomorrow (Friday April 13) hosted by “The Madison and Jefferson County Commissioners,” according to a mailer that went out about the event. The postage and mailing of the meeting were noted to be “compliments” of your tax dollars.
This time, the speaker is a proponent of legalization of dog and cock fighting. Forget about Michael Vick. Dog fighting, says featured expert Jim Beers, should be legal and regulated. Beers also explains that cock fighting has been vilified, but in reality, those who enjoy it are among “the finest individuals and parents and citizens” Jim has ever known. Beers says:
…the evening at a cockfight (on every continent in the world for centuries and in places like Asia and tropical jungles for eons) are links to an ancestral past that if claimed by today’s Native American in the US would be tolerated in a New York second and even given land set-asides…
Beers says objections to cock-fighting are “un-American,” and he believes that the laws against cock-fighting must be overturned. Since the event invite touts wolves as among the topics, perhaps the legislative package will also include a bill set up a wolf-fighting league. (Jobs!) The speaker will hit the Madison County TEA Party the next day so word is really getting about about this. The meeting also appeared on the Montana Association of Counties calendar, unless this is a third, Helena stop for the speaking tour. The MaCo announcement says contact Happel for more info.
Not everyone will agree with such an agenda. An email about the happenings has been circulated locally that says as much. According to the the message, when a local tax-payer inquired about the use of his tax dollars for such a purpose, Madison County Commissioner Dave Schulz reportedly said he “had no knowledge of why or how this was done.”
What is known is that when these items sail through a GOP legislature, Happel expects Rick Hill to be “friendly to the cause.” Happel explains that without Hill’s “tacit support” the gold standard and birther resolutions at the last GOP convention never would have passed. Republicans aim to take over the Governor’s seat and retain both houses of the legislature.