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In the United States, every living citizen over the age of eighteen has the right to vote. This is one of the most fundamental pillars of our constitutional republic and we must protect it at all costs. If the criteria for voter eligibility are not being met, public trust in our elections and our...
Ecclesiastes 1:2  Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.   Occasionally, final outcomes fall short of original good intentions. As an old man, King Solomon listed his youthful goals and then measured his life's worth based on the end result. In retrospect,...
How many times do they have to get it wrong? For months, the media and pollsters have downplayed President Trump’s path to victory, and he has shown them time and again not to underestimate hard-working Americans. The President walked away election night having won Florida by three times his...
While most Missourians tried to put the election behind them on Nov. 4, I spent the day driving around my Senate district collecting campaign signs. All that windshield time provided an opportunity to reflect on this year’s campaigns and take stock of the results. For the most part, I was pleased...
I wish to thank the Sheriff and the Willow Springs Police Department for their excellent detective work in the retrieval of property that was stolen from me.  They were difficult cases to solve as no tangible evidence was found at the scenes.    Thank you for all you do for our community...
Help heal this divided country by loving your neighbor as yourself As religion and politics have become more entwined in recent years, our country has become more divided.  Since the debate debacle on Tuesday evening, I think that’s something we can all agree on.  I have been doing a good deal of...
At the Capitol, we are currently between legislative sessions, but rumors have been circulating in Jefferson City that we will be called back into session before the end of the year to do more work on the budget.  On one hand, it’s great to report that our Missouri economy has strongly rebounded...
What do White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Republican Judiciary Committee leader Jim Jordan and President Trump’s Campaign all have in common? Each one of them had their social media accounts temporarily banned this week for sharing the New York Post’s story about Joe Biden’s son,...
This past summer, as the two presidential campaigns slogged through a veritable swamp of dangerous and important issues – including the poisonous coronavirus, our fast-sinking economy and the deep and tangled roots of race relations in America - a word was lost. The word was "infrastructure...
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day and Missourians will head to the polls. I suspect most of us have already decided on the major candidates, but many voters are still considering the constitutional questions on the ballot. With that in mind, I’d like to share my thoughts on the two amendments...

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