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I am writing to you today...HORSE SLAUGHTER IS INHERENTLY CRUEL. The entire process of horse slaughter - from transport to stunning methods - is inherently cruel. Horses that wind up in the slaughter pipeline are usually purchased from unsuspecting owners by "kill-buyers" or industry middlemen...
Isaiah 30:13 - This sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant. Currently watching a pending calamity about to occur in my local community, I am reminded of an identical situation in the town where I grew up. Tragically, three front-...
The members of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Council 7442 of the Knights of Columbus wish to thank members of the community for the outstanding support of our Lenten Fish Fries.  The meal count for our last two Fish Fries approached 200, numbers we wouldn't have imagined a few years ago.  We especially...
This week, a friend asked, "Why do you use the Orthodox/Greek Septuagint Bible rather than the King James or other modern versions of the Old Testament?" "...If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away...
The Missouri Senate returned from its one-week mid-session recess with a renewed focus on moving legislation forward. We had a busy week of committee hearings and floor action, and I was pleased to have a number of my bills heard in committee. Here are a few of the measures I’m working on that...
This year's process to redraw Missouri's legislative districts represents the danger of handing that responsibility to partisan politicians. Every 10 years following the national census, district lines must be redrawn to meet the U.S. constitutional requirement for near equal distribution of...
I just read in the Howell County News that a law enforcement tax increase is on the ballot.  Everybody knows that something needs to be done, the thieves are stealing us blind and buying drugs with their ill-gotten gains but we should stop and consider for a moment.  I personally believe that the...
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft is urging Missouri investors to be cautious with any potential investment opportunities related to the war in Ukraine.  Ashcroft and his securities division, with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), want investors and securities...
A friend asked this week, "What's the connection between the 'Lion of the tribe of Judah' and Christianity?" Well, the story of the "Lion of the tribe of Judah" is very old. It goes all the way back to Genesis and the death of Jacob, who was the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham. When...
This week we discussed Eminent Domain in Jefferson City. We have owned a small cabin with 40 acres in Douglas County since the 1970s. On paper that property has a value of approximately $65,000. In this economy there are new automobiles being sold for more than that. Because of the memories I...

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