Ryan Johnson

  • Whom Shall We Elect?

    In our system of government it is supposed to be “We the People”, not “We the Lobbyists” who rule. With that in mind, we posted the article last year “Whom should we elect?” in honor of former Sen. John Lamping’s four years of public service in the Missouri State Senate. John had just received MAF’s […]

  • Lives, fortunes, & sacred Honor!

    Lives, fortunes, and sacred honor – Happy Independence Day! Hopefully this 4th of July is time well spent with family and friends, in service to others, and celebrating the birth of the United States of America. 240 years ago our forbearers declared independence from the most powerful nation on earth and in so doing ensured […]

  • Nixon to veto firearms freedoms

    In an AP article posted Monday morning, June 27, 2016, Gov. Nixon was quoted as saying he will veto Constitutional Carry and the other provisions in Senate Bill 656 “in late Sunday interviews with The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch”. Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s e-blast calling him out on this issue went out […]

  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is not Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day and veterans and active duty military will be the first to remind you of this. Memorial Day is set aside as a special day to honor and remember our nation’s real heroes. Those heroes are American military men and women who sacrificed their lives for […]

  • St. Louis Meeting to Determine Cancer Patients’ Fate

    The heated national debate over drug pricing headed to St. Louis this week, where a hearing was held Thursday over the value of new drugs designed to treat a deadly form of blood cancer. A controversial group, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), which has been called the “de facto arbiter of the nation’s medicine chest,” […]

  • St. Louis Meeting to Determine Cancer Patients’ Fate

    The heated national debate over drug pricing heads to St. Louis this week, where a hearing will be held Thursday over the value of new drugs designed to treat a deadly form of blood cancer. A controversial group, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), which has been called the “de facto arbiter of the nation’s medicine chest,” […]

  • In defense of freedom

    Introduction We are surrounded and outnumbered in defense of your religious freedom, but that is how we prefer to fight! The Religious Freedom Amendment (SJR39) protects religious belief concerning marriage of two individuals of the same sex or gender. The Amendment is neutral, meaning that it protects religious beliefs about marriage no matter what your […]

  • Missouri Alliance for Freedom’s Brief History

    I’m feeling a little nostalgic this morning after the birth of our son yesterday evening. Already the proud parents of two young daughters, my wife and I welcomed Josiah Gabriel Johnson into the world. Momma and baby are doing well. My wife and children, my faith in God, and my belief in the providential nature […]

  • Ethics reform gutted

    Who thinks a state senator or state representative should quit their job as a public servant for a lucrative position lobbying their former colleagues? Or who believes in citizen legislators who temporarily serve in public office then return to the lives they came from? The concept of a citizen legislator is simple: if you are […]

  • Everything old is new again in Jefferson City

    Missouri’s legislative session began two weeks ago and our state representatives and state senators are hard at it. Several of the battles we are fighting are the same ones we were fighting last year. The fight for ethics reform has been joined and is going our way so far. We were the only organization to […]

  • Time for ethics reform

    Ethics Reform’s time has come. Jefferson City’s Capitol Culture is ripe for clean-up! For too long millions of dollars in gifts have flowed from lobbyists to legislators while the revolving door of legislators cashing out to become lobbyists keeps turning. With last year’s session ending in the resignation of former Speaker John Diehl for engaging […]

  • With 31 days left until session, less is more

    With just thirty-one days left until Missouri’s 2016 Legislative Session we are hard at work traveling around the state meeting with your elected officials and analyzing pre-filed bills (state legislators began pre-filing legislation Dec. 1).In the four days between pre-filing opening on Tuesday, December 1st and the close of business on Friday, December 4th your […]

  • Gov. Nixon dithers, delays, and defers to Obama on Syrian refugees

    “President Obama on Monday assailed the U.S. political backlash against resettling more Syrian refugees, especially Muslims, calling it un-American. Well, maybe he should have thought about that before he decided to do so little in Syria and let Islamic State build a vast terror sanctuary.” (The Wall Street Journal, 2015) At the federal level House Speaker […]

  • Gov. Nixon dithers, delays, and defers to Obama on Syrian refugees

    “President Obama on Monday assailed the U.S. political backlash against resettling more Syrian refugees, especially Muslims, calling it un-American. Well, maybe he should have thought about that before he decided to do so little in Syria and let Islamic State build a vast terror sanctuary.” (The Wall Street Journal, 2015) At the federal level House Speaker […]

  • Pigs at the Trough

    “Personal and moral integrity is one of our basic fundamentals and it has to start with each of us.” – Sam Walton Should your legislator accept lobbyists’ gifts? Some will not take a dime, and some intentionally keep the amount low, while others happily line up like pigs at the trough. Odds are in favor […]

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