Hello and welcome to Take Back Kentucky, a liberty oriented website serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Through the content offered on our page, we present information on pressing political issues that affect the liberty of our Commonwealth’s citizens.
Please see our ALERTS Tab to the right or our Legislation Tab at the top of the page.
You may also enjoy our Weekly Legislative Updates also found in our Legislation Tab. We condense what happened during a legislative week down to the nuts and bolts to help make it easier for you to know what is going on in Frankfort when it comes to Liberty.
Also pardon us if some pages are not complete or missing information, we are currently in a state of updating some items on our website.
Take Back Kentucky is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to the advancement of liberty and the preservation of the Constitution in Kentucky. We normally meet every 3rd Saturday of the month, except in December we meet on the 2nd Saturday
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 1:00PM ET/12:00PM CT
121 Towne Drive
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
- Bill wrap-up & Veto efforts
- Scorecard Finalization
- Who is/isn’t a friend of free individuals & markets?
- Lively candid discussion
- Around the Room
The 2017 Legislative Session is just getting started, week 1 is already in the books. Right now we only have 1 Alert, but that list will grow as the session goes. Right now the Legislators are in recess until Feb 7th.
Oppose – SB 4 Medical Review Panels – Published 1/5/2017, Updated 1/6/2017, Update 2/7/2017
- Current Status: Pending in House Committee
- Bill Breakdown
Support – SB 7 Constitutional Carry– Published 2/4/2017
- Restore the 2nd Amendment – Published 2/13/2017
Oppose – HB 77 REAL ID– Published 2/4/2017
Support – SB 57 Medical Cannabis – Published 2/4/2017
Oppose HCR 13 Con Con – Published 2/4/2017
Support SB 16 – Expungement Expansion (Minor Class D Felonies)– Published 2-26-2017
The Alerts listed here are our main alerts; however, that does not mean we are not following other pieces of legislation, or that they could be elevated to main alerts based on how the session will go. If you wish to see a listing of other bills we support or oppose please CLICK HERE. This list will continue to grow and change throughout the session, we will try and update you as regularly as possible when changes do occur.
Right now we are pretty deep into the 2017 Legislative Session. Please take time to review our alerts and updates either by clicking the ALERTS tab to the right or the Legislation tab on the menu bar above. We encourage everyone to also go to www.lrc.ky.gov get involved and follow legislation yourself.
Also we have a Capital Tour and Training that will be conducted on March 8th in Frankfort. CLICK HERE for details.
We would also like to congratulate Rick Treitz on becoming the new moderator of TBK, replacing Adrienne (Gilbert) Southworth who has now gone on to work in the Lt. Governor’s office. We encourage everyone to get to know Rick, get involved and help TBK restore liberty and Constitutional values to our state.
Red Tape Reduction Initiative
Governor Bevin is looking for citizen volunteers to help in reducing government regulations that may be stifling Kentucky’s economic growth, as they have not been updated in a very long time. So if you know of a regulation that is burdensome or ineffective, click the link below to get started cutting the Red Tape.
The coup de grace on Kentucky States rights is on the House floor today. The drivers license needs to belong to Kentucky not DHS. The sovereignty and responsibility is ours. The bill’s sponsor Jim Duplessis’ testimony in the House A&R C on Tuesday did not reflect this reality nor does HB410. Regardless of how many […]Read More
“No man’s life liberty or property is save while the Legislature is in session.” Samuel Clemens We will be sending an alert reference bills that need to be vetoed. Next month look forward to the Take Back Kentucky Legislative Score Card. Below is the Legislative Update for Week 5-6. Legislative Stats 2017 Bills Senate Bills: […]Read More
Write your legislator and let them know you want Common Core gone, and that SB 1 is not the fix everyone thinks it is. UKTP has a great letter they sent that can help you and the legislators understand the issue. Dear Representative, The Senate recently passed SB1, the Kentucky Education Reform Bill. This bill […]Read More
The full blown version of REAL ID is HB 77; however, as we have informed you, HB 410 has been filed by Rep. DuPlessis to replace HB 77 in attempt to address the concerns the Liberty Community and the Governor had with the original. In fact Rep. DuPlessis claimed he got the language from the […]Read More
We are roughly at the halfway mark of the 2017 Session, a couple of the upcoming weeks will be short ones, thus expanding the session out more than normal for a short year. Below is the Legislative Update for Week 4. Legislative Stats 2017 Bills Senate Bills: 253 House Bills: 540 Total Bills: 793 Week […]Read More
TBK Voted to be in favor of Charter Schools and Rep. Phil Moffett’s version HB 103. However, Rep Carney’s Bill 520 seems to be the one everyone is lining up behind. Below is a letter sent by UKTP with their concerns regarding HB 520. If you feel the same, we encourage you to contact your […]Read More
Civil Asset Forfeiture is a fundraising mechanism for law enforcement and with it being a way to gain money, there is definitely room for abuse. More often than not they seize the assets of someone who has been arrested only, not convicted. If you are not convicted, you still have a hard time getting your […]Read More
Take Back Kentucky has several issues of which we are engaged in or have taken stances on. A brief list of those would be as follows. The order in which they are presented are of no particular importance.
- Pro- First Amendment/Press, Speech, Assembly, Religion, Petition/Protest
- Pro-Second Amendment/Gun Rights
- Pro-Private Property
- Pro-Food Freedom/Farm Freedom
- Pro-Health Freedom
- Pro-Medical Cannabis
- Pro-Industrial Hemp
- Pro-Civil Liberties
- Pro-State Sovereignty
- Pro-Capitalism/Free Markets
- Pro-Education Choice/Homeschool
- Pro-Due Process
- Pro-Bill of Rights
- Anti-Common Core, or any other Federal/Corporate Standardized Education System
- Anti-Universal Mandated Healthcare or any variation thereof
- Anti-Illegal Immigration
- Anti-REAL ID/Biometrics
- Anti-Agenda 21
- Anti-Debt/Spending/Tax Increases
- For the Repeal of the 17th Amendment
- For an Audit of, and the eventual End of the Federal Reserve
Our mission is to preserve the God given rights that are recognized in the constitutions of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America. We believe in the American principle of dual sovereignty and that preservation of Kentucky’s sovereignty is essential.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that the States are not an extension or branch of the Federal government and that it is the duty of those States to protect the rights of their Citizens. The Federal government is a result of the States creating and ratifying a Constitution, and is therefore an agent of the States. Our focus is to reestablish the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a protector of the Citizens of Kentucky from an overreaching Federal government.
In order for Kentucky’s government to act responsibly in its duties to its Citizens we feel it is crucial that Citizens exercise their civic duties and responsibilities. We are committed to education on the issues and involvement in the governmental process. Focusing on legislation and the voting records is essential in holding our elected officials accountable. So we encourage involvement in the election process.
To accomplish this mission we must build coalitions of like minded individuals and organizations that are rooted in Liberty, Freedom, the Constitution, and Capitalistic ideals. The motto of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” Let us not fall but move forward toward restoration of our founding principles to provide a better future for our posterity.