Category Archives: Constitution

Tearing Down the Wall of Separation

February 10, 2018 – Those sneaky Republicans. In the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the conservatives of the GOP snuck in a provision that would allow FEMA funds to go directly to houses of worship or non-profits associated with a … Continue reading

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The Satanic Temple and Abortion Rights

January 25, 2018 – A few months back, I wrote an article for the Columbia Missourian concerning the abortion laws in the state of Missouri. More specifically, I wrote how a member of the Satanic Temple in Missouri, “Mary Doe,” … Continue reading

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Christians In American Politics

January 4, 2018 – Former Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is in the news again, this time vying for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Al Franken, now held by Tina Smith (D). That is if … Continue reading

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Religion Is “Fake News”

December 6, 2017 – I-25 runs north-south cutting through Cheyenne, Denver and Albuquerque. There are miles where you do not see billboards advertising just about anything you could imagine. So imagine the surprise of drivers when they saw a billboard … Continue reading

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College Of The Ozarks And Peaceful Protests

The argument concerning the peaceful protest of racial “institutional” discrimination has come to the Show-Me state. The College of the Ozarks is a 110-year-old conservative Christian college based in Point Lookout, Missouri, about 40 miles south of Springfield. They are … Continue reading

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Mass Shooting in America

November 7, 2017 – When is the “right time?” On November 5, 26 people were shot and killed at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and dozens more have been hospitalized. It is the worst mass murder in … Continue reading

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Second Amendment and Bump Stocks

Let me start with two qualifiers – First, I used to sell firearms and I own a couple of semi-automatic pistols. I am not a member of the National Rifle Association or any other pro-gun group. Second, this is not … Continue reading

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Dear Attorney General Josh Hawley…

You cannot have it both ways. Either the state constitution is a governing document or it is a “tradition,” but not both. As the AG, you should understand that the law is the law. The state constitution should be considered … Continue reading

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Missouri Ethics Laws Or The Lack Thereof

Two weeks ago our legislators got together for their annual veto session. This is an important part of the state legislature’s business; to attempt to override the governor’s healthcare defunding. To say that they failed would be an understatement. But … Continue reading

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Growing Christian Intolerance

The headline told the entire story: “Atheist Receives Death Threats After Ten Commandments Decision.” The story itself is quite simple. An atheist family, with the support and assistance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, successfully filed suit against a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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