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KS State Rep. gives facts concerning the Value Them Both Amendment

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Why did the Kansas legislature bring forth the amendment?  The answer is not that complicated.  The two basic reasons were:   A quote from the Kansas Judicial website states, “Kansas state government, ...

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Abortion: Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life

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Now abortion law is up to states. Some will ban it, while most blue states will allow it in some form. Because libertarians want government out of our lives, people assume we are pro-choice. ...

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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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How taxes on vaping are pushing more young people to cigarettes

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When the government tries to micromanage the everyday habits of millions of people, it doesn’t always go well, to put it mildly. The latest example of nanny-state meddling backfiring comes courtesy of ...

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Letter to the Editor: Preston Smith for Jackson County Executive

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Dear Editor, If you’ve seen Preston Smith’s campaign signs and wonder who he is, he’s a true fiscal conservative running for Jackson County Executive. Preston is extremely knowledgeable about how property taxes ...

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OB-GYN who delivered 5,000 babies: Abortion is not health care and miscarriages are not abortions

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“Don’t let the sun set on an ectopic pregnancy” was an axiom we were taught the first week of OB-GYN residency – it’s as true today as it was before and after ...

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Parents missed the LGBTQ curricula for decades

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Across the country, parents are reacting with shock and outrage as they discover what their kids are learning in school. These children are being indoctrinated by an aggressive, one-sided, radical LGBTQ+ curriculum, ...

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The real climate crisis: A look at Kansas City in 1936

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Daniel Fahrenheit invented the thermometer in 1709. So, before that the nature of temperature was a hot or cold day. It is said that on the hottest day in Germany, the temperature ...

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How does the church value them both?

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I have always admired much about the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A couple of years ago while in Atlanta for a conference, Liz and I carved ...

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Why should we all truly love America?

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America, I love you! Economically resilient, stubbornly optimistic, miraculously birthed, divinely blessed, statistically exceptional America. Historically flawed?  Sure.  What country isn’t?  But I love America! And so should you. Merta (not her ...

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Why we must pass the Value Them Both Amendment on August 2

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In 2019, the Kansas Supreme Court radically changed our state constitution, making it impossible to regulate the abortion industry in even the simplest of ways. As a result of this decision, over ...

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Revolutionary War Heroes of Missouri and Kansas

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On Independence Day, Americans celebrate the heroes who fought for freedom and independence from England. But there may be history you are not familiar with, and the Revolutionary War heroes who brought ...

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Perfect summer reading: ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

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There are few books that encompass the soul of summertime; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of them. In it, the glorious line between romanticism and realism blurs in a haze ...

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How rethinking church properties could help save dying congregations

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Rome, Georgia, features steeple after steeple defining its skyline. Its tourist map for Rome depicts 15 churches in its six-block long, four-block-wide downtown area alone. The church properties take up a substantial ...

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Fatherlessness at the root of many of society’s problems, Florida Gov. DeSantis says

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Many of the nation’s problems can be traced to a single issue — fatherlessness, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said. “If you look at all the different problems society could deal with, a ...

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Yes, young adult, you can fly the American flag and be proud

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Many young people say they are not patriotic. It’s an important issue as we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. I want to say to these young adults: patriotism does not mean you condone ...

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3 real-life inspirations for George Orwell’s 1984

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George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. British literary critic V. S. Pritchett could have been speaking for many in his review for ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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Can pastors running for office make a difference?

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The American Renewal Project is encouraging pastors and church members across the nation to seek office. In April 2014, Jerry Falwell Jr. called me saying he was in a bind. Liberty University’s ...

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How compromised pastors are contributing to our cultural rot

A new poll finds that just 4% of executive pastors have a biblical worldview. Has the church now become compromised? For many years, I have stated that a major reason America is ...

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We can know what’s false but censorship isn’t the answser

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We should know by now that censorship is bad even if you’re confident that you’re censoring “the right things.”  I recently saw a tweet from commentator and political scientist Yascha Mounk that I think ...

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Here’s who created the baby formula crisis

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As many know, the US is confronting a shortage in baby formula that has grown quite serious. What started as complaints on Twitter of “out of stock” messages on Amazon purchases has ...

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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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Moldova: Why Russia has its sights on this poor European nation

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There is growing concern that Moldova and Transnistria could be dragged into Russia’s war against Ukraine. Both Transnistria and Moldova are directly west of Ukraine. Transnistria, a small, breakaway region of Moldova, is sandwiched ...

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Elohim reigns in the face of evil and injustice

Elohim, the God of the Bible says of Himself, “. . . for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the ...

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