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Kansas Veteran: One More Mission

Operation 214 --We need you to join the Veterans Team

1. Situation

Convention of States Action in Kansas is entering a new phase of the Convention of States Project as a federal judge will soon decide if Kansas is a passed state in the decision on Thompson v. Masterson in US District Court For the District of Kansas.

Kansas volunteers have collected 45,000 signatures petitioning their Kansas Legislators to pass the COS resolution. This total represents approximately 2.25% of all Kansas voters. These signatures have been collected by either peer-to-peer or mass media communication. Petition growth has stagnated as easily-reached groups have been exposed to the COS project. These groups include conservative and Christian radio and TV. 

There has been no attempt to reach veterans groups in Kansas. Veterans account for eleven percent of petitions signed. Twenty-five percent of assigned Kansas volunteers are veterans. Only three percent of the 150,000 Kansas veterans have signed the petition. 

2. Mission

Kansas COS will conduct operations to grow the Kansas grassroots closer to the critical mass required to sustain COS support by recruiting 25,000 petition signers and 200 volunteers by 31 December 2025, of which 100 new volunteers are veterans.   

3. Execution

a. COS Action Kansas team will conduct a multi-phase plan to add petition signers by recruiting and training new volunteers to participate in grassroots growth operations across Kansas.  

b. Phase 1 will recruit existing veterans to accept assignments to Veteran Coalition Director Teams (VCDs) to recruit more veterans as petition signers and to the VCD Team from friends, family and veterans groups. Veterans will be organized into regional VCD teams under a Veterans Coalition Director (VCD) for each region or subregion. Phase 1 will be initiated with a mass communication invitation to existing veterans to onboard as VCD Team members.

c. Phase 2 will be the conduct of various events across Kansas to add petitions and volunteers by COS grassroots activists. Each event will be organized by a Regional Captain (RC) or District Captain (DC) with the VCD Team providing direct support when requested by the local Captain or Volunteer Activist and approved by the State Veterans Coalition Director. Alternatively, the VCD may organize an event in the absence of a RC or DC.

d. The SVCD is tasked to identify and onboard VCD’s across the state COS regions and subregions such as Liberal, Dodge, Goodland, Hays. The SVCD will exploit the available VCD’s to organize subregions. VCD’s are tasked to train VCD Team members. 

4. Administration and Logistics

a.  All COS procedures for event payment requests, petition collection, follow up, and role assignment will not change except that VCD’s shall approve VCD Team assignments and the SVCD shall approve all VCD and VCD Team assignments.

b. Planned events shall be reported to the State Communications Coordinator for posting to the Team Up Grassroots Calendar in as far in advance as possible.

c. RC’s and DC’s shall be responsible for requesting COS payments for planned events. If a VCD initiates an event without a RC or DC the VCD shall be responsible for requesting resources for the event. 

5. Command and Signal

a. All VCD Team members and VCD’s will have Dashboard access.

b. A Veterans Coalition channel will be initiated on Slack. All requests for VCD Team support will be made on Slack by direct message to the SVCD.

c. Slack is the preferred comms platform for VCD Teams however any available platform may be employed.

d. The SVCD shall maintain comms with VCD’s and shall determine the method and frequency of comms. VCD’s shall similarly maintain comms with VCD Team members in order to respond to requests for support. The SVCD and VCD’s shall participate in the national VC and state team calls.

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Physicians for COS

The diagnosis is clear.

We have a growing cancer today known as the Obamacare. As a result physicians are no longer free to practice medicine.

No profession feels the full force of the federal government more than physicians. The medical profession is the most highly regulated profession in the United States. The practice of medicine is controlled, taxed, and regulated to the point of being destroyed by the heavy hand of the federal government.

Physicians are told how to bill, how much to charge, and how to treat patients. They are mandated to use expensive electronic medical records. The federally enacted HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Portability Act) makes the communication between physicians and atients burdensome, inefficient,and expensive. Every physician is required by federal mandate to register with the government to obtain an NPI (national provider identifier.) We are required by federal law to obtain and pay for a license to prescribe medication through the DEA, which is separate from our state licensure.

This heavy hand of government not only oversees the largest federal health bureaucracy ever created, but by extension reaches into every state, every city, and every small town to regulate how every licensed physician practices the art of medicine and how citizens obtain care.

The treatment is also clear.

The prescription for a cure was written into our constitution by our founders. Article V of our constitution allows for the states to call for a convention of states to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government through the proposal of constitutional amendments. Physicians should be the strongest supporters of this brilliantly-crafted states’ rights tool placed into our constitution by our founders.

I urge my fellow American physicians to join with me in supporting an Article V Convention of States to take back control of the practice of medicine. It’s the only way that we can return the practice of medicine back to the intimate relationship between a doctor and patient without interference by the heavy hand of a distant, national government.

Jeffrey I. Barke, M.D. Family Physician Newport Beach, CA
Convention of states action

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