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Ozarks Property Rights Congress holds annual conference

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The annual Ozarks Property Rights Congress Convention was held recently in Mountain Grove, with solid attendance from Oregon and Fulton counties. Speakers included Ray Cunio discussing Agenda 21 developments; Doreen Hannes on Lemonade as a Controlled Substance: the progressing control of our food choices; Dirk Shea on how a Constitutional Sheriff protects a country's citizens; and Bob Parker on how big government is destroying the economy.

The OPRC has held regular monthly meetings in Mountain Grove for 15 years, and has several affiliated chapters in Missouri and Arkansas, educating the public on property rights and pending legislation that will affect the rights of property owners. In the past the organization been active in fighting the National Animal Identification Act and other legislation, both state and federal, that they viewed as harmful to the rights of landowners.

A concentration of the organization is on freedom of food choice, including defense of organic food growers and dairy farmers from criminal prosecution and civil litigation by government agencies.

The group also supports government transparency, including efforts to legalize videotaping of the Quorum Court in Fulton County.

Several candidates for public office attended the meeting to make statements and speak with voters including 8th District Congressional Candidate Bob Parker, US Senate Candidate Sarah Steelman, Lieutenant Governor Candidate Cynthia Davis, State Senate Candidate Don Welles and representatives for US Senate Candidates Todd Akin and Hector Maldonado; and candidate for Governor Bill Randles. Additional candidates for local and county offices throughout the region were also in attendance.

MC of the event Doreen Hannes is a frequent guest on several national radio programs and editor of the blog, truthfarmer.wordpress.com, as well as a regular speaker at the Go Green Festivals in Thayer. She presented the organization's annual Real Conservationist Award to Dirk Shea, US Army, ret. for his work on the Constitutional Sheriff's Project, More information is available at ozarkspropertyrightscongress.com.

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