Prop A Position
The Locke and Smith Foundation Board of Directors is opposed to Proposition A for the August 7, 2018 primary election. Proposition A violates Article I Section 2 of the Missouri Constitution which in part states, “That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; . .” (emphasis added). One of the functions of government is to protect private property which is the gains of one’s own industry. The business owner has the final say in how his business operates. Proposition A gives the employee control of his own employment in certain circumstances which makes the ballot measure unconstitutional.