Category Archives: Constitution

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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Trump’s Religious Discrimination

As they argue Trump’s ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries in the courts, the administration continues to maintain that major media outlets are not reporting on all terrorist activities. I had the opportunity to read through the list … Continue reading

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Religious Discrimination

Jan. 30, 2017 –  Ian Lustick, professor of comparative politics and political science at the University of Pennsylvania and author of “Trapped in the War on Terror,” told On Point host Tom Ashbrook Monday that President Trump’s executive order concerning … Continue reading

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Trump’s Trouble With Words…

For those of you who do not know my background, I taught college Communication classes for close to 20-years. One of the classes I developed was Political Communication, which examined U.S. presidential speeches and papers from George Washington’s Farewell Address … Continue reading

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Protecting the First Amendment

It sounds like an episode of a game show. The 535 men and women of the United States Congress were surveyed by the Pew Trust. 92 percent claimed to be Christians as compared with 73 percent of the country. Add that … Continue reading

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Destruction of the Ten Commandments

On Friday October 24, 2014, Michael Tate Reed II drove to the state capitol building in Oklahoma City and ran into the Ten Commandments monument, destroying the six-foot tall monolith. Though erected in possible violation of the First Amendment’s “Establishment Clause,” its … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia is Wrong – We do Have Freedom From Religion.

I know where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is coming from. I know his conservative leanings and his religious fervor. I know that his mind is set on certain issues. But to hear him talk about the separation of church … Continue reading

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