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On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters in Polk County will go to the polls to determine a number of issues and elect leaders for the next terms of office. One of these will be the two-year term of House Representative for the 128th District, and you'll find me there on the ballot. 

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Kudos to the Polk County Health Center, who has gone from lamely mentioning masks this summer, to forcefully advocating them as a primary tool to control the spread of the coronavirus in Bolivar. 

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I have often thought about the labels that our society has put on our different political positions: The Left and the Right!  God in his word predicted this over 2,500 years ago: “A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.” (Eccl…

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From Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have born the battle … to do all which may achieve and cherish…

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Vote NO on Amendment 3 because it’s designed to overturn the will of ⅔  of Missouri voters. 

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Fifty six years ago, my hero and great American Ronald Reagan delivered a historic speech drawing a clear delineation between conservatism and liberalism at the1964 Republican Convention in California.

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“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy path.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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If you have read my columns over the past year, you know that I am opinionated and not shy about sharing.  I hope what is to follow is an opinion we can all get behind and support.

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When I was a youngster the only good guys who wore masks were Zorro and the Lone Ranger.

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I am a senior here at SBU, and I’ve heard a few stories of students on campus who had to be quarantined already this semester, but I never thought I’d have to go through it, too. I proved myself to be wrong only four weeks into the semester.

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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If you consider yourself a Christian, I want to remind you of a commandment given to you by the Lord Jesus Christ:  “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matthew 22:21 NKJV).   

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Yesterday, I walked into the bathroom to put away a stack of folded towels. As soon as I put the pile of fresh laundry on the shelf, I felt like I was abandoning my squeaky-clean baby in a dirty bus stop. I looked around that bathroom — the one shared by our two teenage boys — and wondered a…