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Babies Born Alive

Last week, many pro-life leaders from around the state were invited to attend an event to discuss legislation to save babies who have been aborted, yet survived. (L to R, Judy Sofka – “Missouri Precinct Project”, Me, Zina Hackworth – “This Race Will Self Destruct”, and Bev Ehlen- “Concerned Women for America”)

 

Sometimes it seems like our human race will self-destruct!  I can hardly believe the debates going on about how we treat the unborn and the newly-born!  Some people think technology is furthering our progress because we now have the ability to see the baby on an ultrasound and know so much more about fetal development.  Yet, here we are watching some states push for unthinkable and horrific treatment of our most innocent youngsters.  19 states have legitimized the right to kill the baby up until the minute before he or she is born and some after the baby is born!

People used to claim they were confused about whether it was a baby or when it had a heartbeat or when the baby felt pain.  Now, we have seen the humanity of babies and it’s far past time to confront this as blatant evil.  We should have been past this discussion 45 years ago! 

Shockingly, 19 states now allow infanticide.  Even if a mom doesn’t want to raise her baby, there is no medical reason to kill the baby.  Attempts at late-term abortions have resulted in premature births.  When this happens, the doctor should be prosecuted for malpractice having caused a deliberate premature birth at enormous medical and physical cost.  There is no reasonthe baby should have to suffer or die just because the mother doesn’t want to raise him or her.  It is never acceptable to kill people we don’t like!

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The State of Our Unity

This is a picture from the State of the Union address. Her hair looks great.   
Her makeup artist did a good job, but is anyone else distracted by the way people
are posed directly behind the President?  Her makeup artist did a good job, but is anyone else distracted by way people are posed directly behind the President?

While I was in the House of Representatives, we had an annual “State of the State Address”.  I served under two different Democrat Governors and one Republican Governor.  My colleagues showed me how we could clap without it making any sound, so we would appear cordial for the cameras while not lending any support to bad ideas.

When his speech started, I thought the ladies in white were nurses.  Some people thought they looked like pastry chefs.  After awhile it became obvious that they wanted to dress alike so we could tell they are forming a team.  How unfortunate that we can’t just all be Americans.  The women in white applauded more for themselves getting elected than for anything else.

I loved it when the President said early in his speech, “Victory is not winning for our Party.  Victory is winning for our Country.”  Many people in the opposition party had trouble clapping for that.  The Democrats couldn’t even clap for the idea of putting human traffickers out of business.  What does that tell you? Continue reading

SHUT DOWN SHOW DOWN: IT’S STILL GETTING UGLY

Recently, I went to the Missouri Capitol with Joy Sweeney, Executive Director of Council for a Drug-Free Youth and David Usher, President of the Center for Marriage Policy.

The Speaker of the National House of Representatives could have opened up the government any time after she was sworn in as Speaker.   That might have been a smart move.

This was unprecedented to rescind an invitation to host the State of the Union Address.  It is sad that they are willing to pick a fight this small against the others who don’t share her political agenda.

However, many Democrats do not share her agenda. There are a lot of good, hard working Democrats who want the wall built and our Country protected.  The idea of protecting our borders is shared by many people — including many Democrats.  Some of the labor workers are looking forward to bidding on these contracts and actually building the wall.  Some Democrats wonder why we’re even fighting over this.

Why isn’t our agenda the same?  How about a common goal like protecting our Country?

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Happy New Year!

There’s always something to feel good about, no matter the darkness.  This is a picture of my mom with our bird, Sorbet.  For years Sorbet acted like she doesn’t like any females.  Today my mom finally won her over.  

It’s easy to get discouraged when we look at the political fights we’ve lost, but there will always be some surprises that never were able to be predicted.  Stay in the fight and be courageous!  Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Mischief seems to be bound up in the heart of people in every civilization.  It doesn’t take much to find plenty of examples of people stealing elections.

Was 2018 a practice run for 2020?  If we don’t learn from these shenanigans, AND TAKE LEGISLATIVE ACTION, we are doomed to see more next cycle around.  

People are motivated by success.   Electoral results stand.  Even after a breach of the system is discovered, the one with the most votes at the moment the election is certified gets to keep the office.

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In Search of Liberty

  People are already talking about how the new incoming Democrat Congress wants to increase the amount of tax-payer dollars spent on abortions.  We should all be furious that the Republicans didn’t eliminate the tax-payer dollars being spent on abortions. Even those in favor of abortion should still question why the government is funding it.  As a famous rapper Nick Cannon said, “It’s modern-day eugenics.” “It’s population control.”   It’s mysterious why those on the left are fighting so hard to get illegal aliens into this Country while trying to help us destroy our own natural born citizens. Continue reading

Press Conferences

We went to California for my Father-in-law’s memorial service last week.  It is possible to miss people and yet have the joy of knowing God is still running the Universe!   
 
May your Thanksgiving be blessed with God’s presence!

 

When you’re thinking about your blessings this Thanksgiving, remember to thank God that we have a great Country with a great Constitution.  We just need to use the Constitution more.  There are some reasons to be concerned about the latest judicial ruling concerning a press pass.

The Executive branch of government has a right to make rules.  The purpose of the press conference is to dispense information to the reporters!  There’s no law requiring the Executive to host press conferences at all, much less who can be invited.

When I was in office, I could decide if I wanted to talk to reporters and select which ones.  For reporters, information is critical.  Without access to the White House, reporters have no news to report.  A press briefing benefits the journalists.  For the journalists, no new facts means there is no new story. Continue reading

It’s All Under Control

I went to Spokane Valley, Washington recently and was able to enjoy some fellowship with like-minded friends.  This is a picture of me with some of the members of leadership of the Washington State Constitution Party.  Next to me is Bob Peck, who recently wrote an excellent article on how to vote.  Everyone should read this.  In front are Sharon and Ted Baker.  

 

I have never seen as much political mail as this election season!  One thing is clear:  As long as money impacts elections, the price tag will continue to escalate.  I didn’t weigh it, but the mailers I received felt like at least ten pounds!

We’ve survived many elections.  Some resulted in public offices and others resulted in greater victories than what can be measured by electoral success.  Regardless of the results of the number of votes cast, life goes on and people continue with their daily work.

If you’ve done your civic duty to support those who align with Biblical morals and withhold your support from those who fund abortion, Socialism and sexual perversion, you can feel satisfied regardless of the outcome. Continue reading

Voter Manipulation

The Friends of the Zoo have plenty of money to mail this to all the voters.  All I can say is that he is a very cute cheetah.  But…is it worth putting your neighbors into financial bondage ???

Political science is the study of how to manipulate voters.  Those who are studying political science are getting plenty of content this year.  We can all agree that this is a really cute cheetah, but what is the question on the ballot?  The sad truth is that this cute cheetah is going to get a lot of taxpayer dollars for the zoo.  Most voters think the question is “Do you like the zoo?”

Here’s another mailer I received for the tax increase:

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Honesty in Politics

Me with two of my daughters.  They  know more about campaigns than most kids. Yes, it’s Momplicated!

 

How many of you can’t wait until the election gets over so we can get back to normal?  How many of you are sick of getting your mailboxes stuffed and all the ads on TV?  Millions of dollars are being spent because advertising changes the minds of voters.  But how much of it is honest?

Candidates can say anything they want during campaign time.  It is not binding after the election.  If a candidate promises something and then changes, the election cannot be undone.  That’s why Claire McCaskill is trying so hard to make sure the voters are not aware of how far to the left she leans.  Here is the video of her showing how hard she works to camouflage her real motives.  Will she be smoked out this time around, or will the voters trust whichever side has the most ads? Continue reading

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