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Happy Easter!

From Our Family To Yours---We hope you have a faith-and-family-filled Resurrection celebration.  

From Our Family To Yours—We hope you have a faith-and-family-filled
Resurrection celebration.

Sometimes it’s easy to get down when we look at all the politics in our Country.  Yet, there are flickers of hope all around.  Now that Missouri is past our Presidential Primary, we can focus on the municipal elections—which are coming up in two weeks!

Every election, people come into my store asking me for advice on how to vote effectively.  While the issues may be different, the principles are the same.

I always vote against superficial tax increases.  You’d be surprised at how well a government can function just fine on its current level of funding.  If it can’t function with its existing funds, perhaps it would be better to find elected officials who know how to manage on the current budget. Continue reading

How About A Fresh New Start?

The picture of Darrell Castle was taken in his office in Memphis,Tennessee and the picture of me was taken in my office in Missouri's State Capitol.

The picture of Darrell Castle was taken in his office in Memphis,Tennessee
and the picture of me was taken in my office in Missouri’s State Capitol.

Every day more news is generated giving us hints about where our Nation is going next. This last year was a rocky road for public policy. The major players were successful at shifting us further to the Left end of the political spectrum. But there is still hope.

Our Nation has lost some of the respect of other nations we used to enjoy. Other countries used to admire us for our stand on the sanctity of life, the integrity of mankind, faithfulness to our Creator and for the freedoms we once enjoyed. Now we are under the burden of inept leadership in our executive branch and elected officials from both major political parties.

The elections in 2016 may prove to offer some surprises and may answer the question: “Did they yank too hard?” Continue reading

How Do People Get On the Ballot?

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With the current mood of the voters, we are on the verge of breaking through the same old political routines. The 2016 elections will tell us how disappointed people are with the two major political parties.

Have you ever wondered how a candidate gets on the ballot? Today we speak with an expert on ballot access, Richard Winger. You will learn some reasons why voters are ready to shake off the major political party labels and find other options.

For more information, you can visit Ballot Access News or e-mail Richard at richardwinger@yahoo.com.

U.S. Supreme Court on Marriage

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In this edition of Home Front, I interview my friend, Darrell Castle. We get into what is happening with the US Supreme Court and what we need to know about the upcoming decisions that will determine the definition of marriage in our country.

We have some answers for you, like “Change your clothes and get back to work!”

As an extra bonus, we delve into some thoughts on the presidential candidates, debates and campaign funding for 2016.

Free and Fair Elections

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What’s involved in getting a candidate on the ballot? Do political parties matter? During this episode we talk about what happened with Ron Paul, what George Washington said about the way we do things and why we need better options when we go to vote. If you ever wondered how the choices were authorized to show up on your ballot, you need to listen to this show.

Today I am joined by Jim Clymer, Former Chairman of the Constitution Party and Gary Odom, Former Field Director for a wonderful discussion of what they have seen over the years, the lawsuits they fought and why they are pressing on!

Candidate Season is Open!

This photo was taken during my campaign two years ago.

This photo was taken during my campaign two years ago.

If it looks like we are having fun, it’s because we are! Campaigns can be both exhilarating and draining at the same time.  This is the first time in 20 years my name is not going on the ballot during an even year.  We are now in the season when candidates can file for county, state or federal offices.  If you are interested in running for office, it is not too late.  In Missouri, you have until March 25 to file.

Running for office is truly a calling.  The only way to endure the emotional and financial expense of a campaign is to have the kind of commitment that comes from within one’s heart.  The old expression is, “Fire in the belly.”  If you have it, you owe it to your philosophy to run, and run to win. Continue reading