Category Archives: Missouri

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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SCOTUS, Missouri and Gay Marriage

It ended up as a backwater story overshadowed by the lack of guidance from the Supreme Court. On October 2, a Missouri court ruled that the state must recognize same-sex marriages in Missouri that were performed in other states where … Continue reading

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Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion

Reprinted with permission from the Columbia Missourian Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST Columbia, MO – Let’s talk about science. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talked about science in the State of the State address last week, wanting to … Continue reading

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New gun control bill waste of time

Reprinted with permission of the Columbia Missourian. New gun control bill waste of time Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST BY DAVID ROSMAN “It’s déjà vu all over again.”  — Yogi Berra, 1964 Yogi Berra was speaking of … Continue reading

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Politicians lack integrity in debate over nullification

Reprinted with permission by the Columbia Missourian. I did something a bit different here; I included the comments made in the paper since yesterday’s publishing, including my rebuttal. I thought they deserved to be read by my “other readers.”  Oh, … Continue reading

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Perception of Columbia is that of an unsafe city

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | 12:24 p.m. CDT BY DAVID ROSMAN Three shootings and one armed robbery with a handgun through Monday are not putting Columbia in a good light. Then there is the feud that seems to have sparked … Continue reading

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Obamacare Does Not Go Far Enough

I have opposed the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, since day one. Not because it is a democratic bill, or it is socialist or communist or Orwellian, or any other name one may stick to the program. I opposite it because … Continue reading

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Returning state surplus to citizens makes poor fiscal sense

It cost money to send us all a refund check, there are better better way to use the budget surplus… Reprinted with permission by the Columbia Missourian. Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 11:48 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, … Continue reading

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The Queen and Gay Marriage or… What’s wrong with Missouri?

Last week, hidden deep within the recesses of the Internet, the Associated Press reported, “Britain today legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval…” I am certainly glad they did not write that “the Queen … Continue reading

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Gun Control – Australian Style

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Over the last month most of the columns I have written for the Columbia Missourian have concerned gun control. The silliness of those who believe that the way you solve America’s gun violence problem is to add more guns. That … Continue reading

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