Missouri Freedom Initiative


Happy Saturday gang. We’ll be live tonight on Twitter, Rumble, Odysee, You Tube and Facebook. Please join us if you can at 7:30 PM Central.

I wanted to start out by announcing some sad news. Brenda Webb (Senator Eigel’s Legislative Assistant) Passed away unexpectedly yesterday morning. I’d like to ask for prayers for her family. As of this time there have been no announcements as of yet for funeral service arrangements. Senator Eigel posted on Twitter the announcement and paid tribute to Brenda for her uplifting and positive personality and her tireless work for liberty in the state of Missouri. Although I knew Brenda for only 1 year, I already miss her. She is well known in Missouri for bringing folks into the liberty movement. Her legacy as a child of God, a liberty warrior and a good friend to so many people is forever cemented into the hearts and memories of those who knew her. Our sadness when we lose a friend or a loved one who is saved is temporary. Brenda is now with the Creator of the universe and the Savior. She now knows the greatest joy there is. Those of us lucky enough to have known her can honor her legacy by being good examples as Christians and freedom fighters.

It would come as no surprise to people who knew Brenda, she was extremely supportive of the silver and gold bill. When I talked to her Wednesday, she was excited about our Knock and Shock silver and gold mission for January 9, which weather folks have promised will be bad weather. If fact, we’ve heard that if the promised snow comes on Tuesday, legislators and their support staff will stay home. For that reason, if the 9th brings the sufficient snow for the capitol to shut down, we’ll reschedule for the 10th. I know that really stinks because the 9th was picked back in early November and folks had time to ask for time off work and plan around it. We’ll still plan for the 9th. The weather folks have been wrong before. I will email everyone on Monday night after I have talked to folks at the capitol to see what leadership is saying about Tuesday attendance. It just makes no sense to do a knock and shock operation if folks don’t show up for work at the capitol.

We’ll be making 2 home bases for our visit to the capitol. Senator Bill Eigel (room 227) and Representative Bill Hardwick’s (room 205) offices will be available to us for hanging up our coats and a place to place lunchboxes and access to refrigerators while we are working. Representatives Holly Jones and Chad Perkins have also offered up their offices if more space is needed.

I am sometimes asked about parking. There is a large parking lot downhill from St. Peter’s Church that I usually use and it’s free. There are many free parking lots. The ones closest parking to the actual capitol building are paid parking. Please refer to this link for more information on parking around the capitol.

The official start time is 9:00 AM and the official end time is 5:00 PM. Some people are there all day, others come in for a few hours. Any time you can give is helpful and appreciated. I will bring the flyers we will be handing out to legislators. If you have goldbacks, bring one to show legislators as we talk with them. Depending on the amount of people that can come, we may divide into smaller groups. For instance, if 100 people show up, we will most likely divide into 3-4 groups. We are there to talk with legislators, not traumatize them. J If you arrive after we have started, just check in with one of the home bases, and they will contact us to let us know you are there and someone will come and get you so you can join the group.

If you have never joined us for Knock and Shock before or have never talked to Senators and Representatives before and have anxiety about it, don’t worry, you can still be helpful just by being there. It’s a great opportunity to watch and learn and get the feel for how the Missouri Freedom Initiative engages in citizen activism and legislation promotion/support.

For those who can’t go to the capitol, PLEASE consider calling and emailing Representatives while we are working. I would love to hear from Representatives and their staff that they have been receiving calls about HB1995 while we are actively supporting it in the capitol. We are asking for Representatives to co-sponsor HB1955 – (The Constitutional Money Act). The more co-sponsors we get, the more notice it gets and the higher priority it becomes for leadership. SAPA had 87 co-sponsors. Let’s see if we can match that. Senators cannot co-sponsor HB1955 BUT we can put it on their radar early.

The flyer is up on the landing page of our web site https://mofree.org

John Williams welcomed Tom Martz for his live stream last night (1-5-24). There were a few issues with you tube so the first 10 minutes is gone. You can see the rest of the stream here. Tom Martz is nearly finished with his scoring of legislators in Missouri for the yearly granite awards for the Locke and Smith Foundation. My wife and I visited Tom (as well as Darin Chappell) at Scramblers restaurant on Friday morning for the KSGF broadcast.

Tomorrow night (1-7-24) at 6:00 PM I join Sam and Trish Britton on “Off the Cuff” on Missouri Liberty Radio. As always, it’s a call in show so feel free to call in and talk to Sam and Trish and I. We’ll be discussing Knock and Shock, silver and gold legislation and much, much more.

That’s all for now gang. I will again email on Monday night to let folks know whether or not leadership is calling off the workday at the capitol on Tuesday, so keep your eyes peeled for that email please.

I hope to see many of you tonight.

May God bless us all with good health and with wisdom and courage.

Yours for liberty,

Patrick Holland

Missouri Freedom Initiative

P.O. Box 343

Clever, Missouri 65631