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May 29, 2010

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CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG CONTROVERSY The Confederate battle flag is a source of controversy in recent years. In Missouri it is ban from display at historic Civil War sites. However, on Memorial Day it is placed on graves at the Confederate Cemetery in Higginsville. Several southern states hold Confederate Memorial Day on different dates. Reenactments of […]

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May 25, 2010

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TWO SIDES TO UNDERSTANDING HISPANIC IMMIGRATES In the late 1840s, following a brief war with Mexico, the United States acquired the present day states of California, Nevada and Utah, along with parts of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming. Counting Texas, which was annexed before the war, about a third of the continental United States […]

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May 20, 2010

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OUR KIDS NEED THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE Congressional Democrats are wanting to help schools across the nation  because teachers an staff are being tossed out at a record rate. The Democrats are right to sound the alarm. These painful reductions will set a new low for schools in Missouri and across the nation. Kansas City […]

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May 8, 2010

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TEA PARTY MOVEMENT GONE TOMORROW Few doubt the sincerity or power of the tea party movement. The movement stands on the U.S. Constitution, free market principles, limited government and individual liberty. Though the tea party followers pledge allegiance to no leader or party, Republicans are most likely to be found at their gatherings. Three term […]

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May 3, 2010

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ENFORCE CURRENT IMMIGRATION LAWS We need to abide by current immigration laws, and stop President Barrack Obama’s policy of relaxed enforcement. The president’s idea of immigration reform is to make legal the status of 12 million who entered the United States illegally after they pay a fine and endure other inconveniences. The president’s policy is […]

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April 29, 2010

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STATES WANT TO CHANGE HEALTH CARE                                     I have a problem with those those who are wanting voters to sign a petition for adopting a Missouri constitutional amendment which would negate federal law requiring all persons to enroll in a health insurance plan. This purposed constitutional amendment would be required to be brought to the vote […]

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April 22, 2010

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SOCIAL SECURITY COLAS DROPPED What, no COLA for Social Security recipients this year and maybe next because there has been negative inflation? Like other retirees, I buy food and other items that are advertised specials, and I use coupons for those items if at all possible. In the last 13 months, the purchasing power of […]