Secure Arkansas is hearing of a Special Session that may be called soon, possibly next week, by our newly elected Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. As you all know, we have advocated for a Special Session to be called regarding many issues of concern in our state which are causing extreme problems that the legislature needs to address, resolve, and correct in order to protect and truly represent the Arkansas residents.
Sadly, everything we have listed below — ALL of these important issues that deal with our health, welfare, freedoms, and land — comes from traitorous RINO Republicans.
Here are some of our top concerns, and we can see that the devilish war on mankind never stops:
(1) Repealing Act 851 of 2023 – Crypto mining has allowed the communist Chinese access to our land, natural resources, electricity, and sub-stations which could be susceptible to terrorist attacks and bring harm to our communities. The crypto bills were quickly rushed through the General Assembly, and they were intentionally submitted in the last few days of our 2023 legislative session to avoid scrutiny from other legislators. The malevolent HB1799 and all of the unintended consequences should be dealt with sooner rather than later. We needed a Special Session called because we believe that fraud was committed at the Arkansas Capitol. If you recall, the newly created Arkansas Data Centers Act of 2023 has wreaked havoc throughout the state and in unsuspecting communities. The crypto mining facilities were NOT actual data centers, but they ARE harmful crypto mining facilities.
(2) Repealing Act 197 of 2011 – Act 197 needlessly MANDATED adding toxic fluoride to poison our public drinking water to communities over 5,000. But here are the heroes of the Ozarks: The Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority (OMRPWA) is still currently being fined by our Arkansas Department of Health for NOT adding the mandated poison to their drinking water! They will NOT be forced to fluoridate in their district, so they are still standing their ground after all these years (since the 2011 fluoridation mandate occurred). The court battles ensue to this day. “We have got to get the law changed,” Andy Anderson stated. Also, Andy said, “It is a neurotoxin, more toxic than lead, and has been linked to autism, ADHD, and Alzheimer’s disease.”
Dr. J. William Hirzy, EPA scientist, said:
We want to remind you that the predatory Delta Dental Foundation provided the grant money for the startup costs for all fluoridation installation, and the Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas transferred these startup costs to Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas. Also, many years ago, Secure Arkansas reviewed the 2011 IRS 990 filing of Delta Dental of Arkansas and found that Dr. Lynn Mouden was a Director of Delta Dental at the same time he was director of the ADH’s Office of Oral Health. That was undeniably a direct conflict of interest between the ADH, Delta Dental, and Dr. Lynn Mouden, Director of Oral Health of the ADH in 2011. In case you weren’t aware, the Delta Dental Plan of Arkansas was/is the vehicle that is used to fund Delta Dental Foundation of Arkansas. These funds appear to be excess profits from Delta Dental Plan. It also appears that Delta Dental Plan was/is charging excess premiums in order to fund Delta Dental Foundation. Delta Dental Foundation provides the grant money for the startup costs for all fluoridation installation. It’s apparent that Dr. Lynn Mouden was rewarded for his “accomplishments” from the fluoridation mandate, Dr. Mouden moved on to become the Chief Dental Officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2012! In his career, this con man travelled from Weston, Missouri, all the way to Washington D.C! That’s quite a big step up for a small town Missouri dentist! But, Mouden’s glory days when he wreaked havoc upon society with his poisonous fluoride mandate in public drinking water may be over as he ages into obscurity and can be found living back in the Kansas City, Missouri area. His judgement days are coming…
(3) Repealing Arkansas’ call for an Article V “Federal” Convention – A call for a constitutional convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution is a threat to every American. It is hostile to our constitutional rights and civil liberties. None of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been proposed by Constitutional Convention. Warning: Congress may count the applications however they want – they may aggregate them to get the 34 total, so it is imperative that we stop any new states from passing any “brand” of application and that we get states to rescind their existing applications quickly… no matter what the so-called “GOOD” reason the state used to apply to Congress to have a federal convention called. Another warning: about Plenipotentiary powers — Delegates to the convention will have “absolute” powers, called “plenipotentiary powers”, because remember: they (NOT the state legislators) have FULL authority to broker the deal!!! Delegates are NOT under the authority of the states. The states have been totally duped if they think they can control delegates chosen to conduct a FEDERAL convention or pull them back from the convention.
Patrick Henry said, “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
(4) Last, but not least, is our FOIA law still in jeopardy, or is it safe? If nothing else, this lone issue is worth fighting for, dear readers! Secure Arkansas is greatly concerned about this being brought up IF a special session occurs.
So, if our governor is calling a Special Session for the wrong reasons, we need to know about it! The Governor does have the power to bring the legislature into session for fifteen days, so what’s the real reason for the Special Session next week? Is it just about state taxes… or is there more to it?
We are hearing the General Assembly is likely to convene a Special Session to reduce state income taxes, as it did following a surplus back in 2022, and that could be a wonderful thing.
But we are also hearing that this Special Session may be used to add additional issues to this agenda. Besides lowering taxes, the governor may use this Special Session as an excuse to amend, weaken, or harm the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act already in place. That would be a BAD thing! Surely, we know that the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is the People’s Law and absolutely does NOT need to be amended… in any way, shape, or form!
Heads up! We NEED you to help protect our Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Did you know that Arkansas has had the best FOIA/ Sunshine Law in all the country? It was handed to us as one of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation regarding open-records and open-meetings law in the United States! For almost 60 years, Arkansans have been so proud to proclaim how great our Sunshine Law is in this state. Our enlightening Sunshine Law has been exemplary to all the other states.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that provides the public the right to request access to information from:
God help us all if this is used to take one of our nation’s best FOIAs and weaken its power! This violently strikes at the very heart of freedom and abuses the powers entrusted to our elected officials, IF our Arkansas legislature is meeting and tries to pull such a stunt! We know that we need more transparency, not less. Our government has become so authoritarian and corrupt now, the public trust is at an all-time low.
Shockingly, during this last 2023 legislative session, the majority of the Arkansas Republicans attempted to totally dismantle 1/2 of Republican Governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s crowning achievement, our FOIA law, by targeting the open meeting provisions of FOIA. Many of the legislators wanted to weaken Arkansas’ laws about public access to public documents; about our right to access what elected officials are doing in matters of the public’s business. WHY?… unless there’s something to hide from the public. Remember, just because they are Republicans doesn’t make them a good guy. These guys are RINO’s (Republican In Name Only) and can’t be trusted. Please vote those traitors out of office as soon as you can.
Attorney General Tim Griffin has recently put together a seven-person working group to “modernize” our state’s Freedom of Information Act. Griffin has said that there are just too many FOIA requests being lodged with public entities, so he wants to limit access! Cunningly, his working group meetings will NOT be open to the public either. So, their work will be done secretly. How do you like that, taxpayers? Well, Mr. Griffin, the taxpayers pay your salary and we do NOT want you blocking the light to our Sunshine Law… period! Don’t you dare cast darkness over our good FOIA law.
Secure Arkansas has said many times, “anyone who tries to block this FOIA process or abuse the public’s right to transparency regarding our right to know, is in violation of the Arkansas FOIA law and needs to be prosecuted.”
We love this law and what is clearly stated in the Arkansas Freedom of Information Handbook 25-19-102 Legislative intent:
“It is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner so that the electors shall be advised of the performance of public officials and of the decisions that are reached in public activity and in making public policy. Toward this end, this chapter is adopted, making it possible for them or their representatives to learn and to report fully the activities of their public officials.”
This essential penalty for violating the FOIA is stated in the Arkansas FOIA Handbook 25-19-104 Penalty:
“Any person who negligently violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.”
Without this vital penalty in place, the government WILL walk all over us! We see that happen every day. They will block open government and have secret meetings behind closed doors, out of view of the public taxpayers. Our public business ALWAYS needs to be performed in an open and public manner so that we can see and hear the performance of our elected public officials. Don’t you agree?
Thank goodness we have the Arkansas Freedom of Information Task Force to oversee our Sunshine Law and keep governmental transparency in place because the public is FED UP with all the criminal cover-ups for which the government is famous. We need the Arkansas Freedom of Information Task Force.
Ark. Code § 25-19-111 (Read the Arkansas code by clicking the link and/or reading it below.)
We would like to remind you of this helpful group: The Arkansas Transparency in Government Group.
Members of the Group are also dedicated to helping raise the awareness of that important State law and to assist in providing useful information to citizens of the State. Members help citizens better understand how the statute impacts their respective lives and how knowledge of the law can assist them as they inquire about the workings of local, county and State governmental entities.
Here is a PDF of ALL Arkansas legislators with their names, email addresses, phone numbers, districts, and party affiliation.
We need to call, text, and email them and let them know our concerns and what we want addressed in this upcoming Special Session.
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