Gorsuch and Original Intent

I think Gorsuch is a very reasonable nominee, but somehow the idea of original intent gets selectively twisted.

The founders’ original intent was to create a document that could address the needs of the time. Think I’m wrong? The first thing they did was add ten changes, the Bill of Rights. Then then added another change in 1795. The founders were pretty much all alive then, and making adjustments to fit the needs of the time. The original intent was a living document that addressed the needs of the times based on the founding principals. Continue reading

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A Dishonest Conversation on Healthcare

The conversation our country is having about healthcare right now is not honest. It’s not just the Republicans, the Democrats are just as dishonest, in a different way. Republicans talk about government death panels denying care. Democrats talk about insurance company death panels. Both positions are intellectually dishonest. Both Republicans and Democrats know that a part of insurance is drawing boundaries around the care that would be paid for by the group.  Any care outside that boundary doesn’t get paid for.  You can frame it any way you want, but this is a critical part of any insurance.

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Why unions are important for our country

Governor-elect Greitens, I know Right to Work was one of your issues. But Unions are a key part of the compromise our nation made to insure that all Americans enjoy the benefits of our capitalists system. Unions have been critical to creating both our middle class and our consumer capitalist economy. For all of their issues, Unions do one thing very well – they help increase wages. Unions have helped create a prosperous middle class in Missouri. If you as governor undermine unions, you will be undermining the buying power of Missouri’s middle class. Watch the video HERE.

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Tips for talking to your daughter’s social justice boyfriend

Yes, I know you are all looking forward to talking with your daughter’s social justice boyfriend over the holidays.  Video HERE

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Notes for talking with your Uncle about Obama Care this Thanksgiving

I know many of my liberal friends are looking forward to talking to that one Uncle that you know is going to bring up the election. At some point he might get around to Obama Care. As a public service, here are some notes on talking with him. Be gentle, healthcare is going to be rough topic for Republicans, now that they actually have the power to do the foolishness they have been promising.

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Did Republicans only allow Obama to be 3/5th of a President?

African Americans have a right to be bitter about the Obama Presidency. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Leadership did everything possible to make the President fail, to only allow him to be 3/5ths of a President. It’s hard to view this as anything other than the impact of racism. Watch the video HERE.

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Republican healthcare proposal includes socializing the costs of the irresponsible

Few things will be funnier over the next several years than watching the Republican Party deal with healthcare. Why? Because Obama Care borrowed from the best of right wing ideas. The only thing left for Republicans is to force the people that have insurance pay higher rates to cover the costs of those that can afford it but chose not to by. Yes, the Republican reform proposals will socialize the cost of healthcare irresponsibility. Watch the video HERE.

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Protesting Trump isn’t Democracy in Action

Here in Ferguson protesters used to chant “This is what Democracy looks like”. No it’s not. Shouting down residents at a city council meeting isn’t democracy, and neither is disrupting a Trump rally. It’s become some strange form of narcism that is just highlighting how powerless it is. Want change? Do real work getting ready for the next election. Watch the video HERE.

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The Republic will stand, it’s going to be okay

It’s going to be okay. The most important thing to remember is that Donald Trump HATES to lose, and he knows that if he does a bad job he will lose in four years. He knows he won’t be running against the Clinton empire – he will be running against his own record. But more importantly, good or bad, the Republic will stand. Watch the video HERE.

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This Ferguson Republican is voting for Clinton

I’ve avoided talking about politics over the last six months or so, because well, I’m a Republican that is going to vote for Clinton and a lot of the people I know are voting for Trump.

I just can’t do it, even before the recent madness. None of the people that I know personally that are voting for Trump are racist, and this includes some of my nicer and more thoughtful friends and relatives. But I do consider Trump to be a racist, and in Ferguson we don’t use that word lightly. There is no other way to characterize his avid support for the Birther movement, among other positions.
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