Join us for an inside glimpse of politics in Missouri. Rep. John McCaherty shares with us some of his insights on what a difference it has made to be both a pastor and a member of the Missouri House of Representatives.
You will get to hear from his own lips what it’s like to be on the frontline in the battle for ideas. Rep. McCaherty beat an incumbent and lets us in on some little known “secrets of the House”.
Tonight we interview David Smith. He comes to us from the Illinois Family Institute. http://illinoisfamily.org/ David offers us an update on the legislative efforts underfoot to change our way of life and what he is doing about it.
We all love the song, “God Bless America”. Yet, will God keep blessing us when our nation is passing laws every day that throw Biblical principles out of our culture? There is a wave of cultural change in our country striking at the bedrock of our society. The family is under attack. Even if your state supports marriage (one man and one woman), your city might be passing laws to unravel the marriage laws your state passed. The American way of life is inseparably intertwined with Judeo-Christian ethics.
When University City was trying to find a way to reward immorality in their city, I went to the City Council Meeting to speak out about this ordinance. Unfortunately, we were terribly outnumbered. Yet, we must never give up the fight for the soul of our communities.
A lot of folks give up if they focus on the observable results. As you can see from the photo, I was surrounded by the opposition, naysayers and people who are mocking our values. Even those in the Republican Party are now conflicted over whether they should continue to hold to their own platform.
We took the kids to the zoo on Saturday. It is one of the gems of the St. Louis area. As I was there, it occurred to me that a Merry-Go-Round is a good way to describe the legislative session. Bad bills continue to be reintroduced. Good bills continue to spin around in orbit. Some are so absorbed in the music and waving to the spectators that they hardly notice that another year has passed. Usually, very little is accomplished because government is inclined to be inefficient. However, this year was the first time in Missouri the Republicans had a Super-Majority in both the House and the Senate. That means a veto-proof number of legislators should be able to accomplish whatever the leadership directs to happen.