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I am husband and father in a family of four, wife Verna, son Thomas, and daughter Jennifer. We've lived in Springfield's 137th District for over ten years at 800 W Calhoun St, and love the Grant Beach area. I was born to a military family, my mother and father met at Ft Leonard Wood. I was born in Ft Hood Texas, and travelled throughout my childhood, with most of my time spent in any one place in the Rolla Mo area. When I completed my own four year hitch with the US Navy, I settled here in Missouri, living in Mt Vernon. I moved into Springfield in 1994 to attend (then) SMSU and stayed, finding our permanent home in the Grant Beach Park area.

Monday, March 06, 2006

HCR No 13 Not So Lucky


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Missourians should be aware of this resolution. It is not binding law, but gives one a view of the assembly's views. Many of us are repelled by the establishment of a "majority" religious point of view. Rep. Sater of SWMO is the grandstander for the motion. Bad luck for the Republicans, the obvious political ploy may be backfiring.

Like many things, you find the devil in the detail. What I find disturbing is replacing rule of law religious protection, with "respect."


"Whereas, as citizens of this great nation, we the majority also wish to exercise our
constitutional right to acknowledge our Creator and give thanks for the many gifts provided by
Him; and

Whereas, as elected officials we should protect the majority's right to express their
religious beliefs while showing respect for those who object;"

In First Amendment issues I would rather have rule of law than "respect." The former usually begats the latter.

"SECOND REGULAR SESSION House Concurrent Resolution No. 13

93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
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Whereas, our forefathers of this great nation of the United States recognized a
Christian God and used the principles afforded to us by Him as the founding principles of our 2
nation; and 3
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Whereas, as citizens of this great nation, we the majority also wish to exercise our 5
constitutional right to acknowledge our Creator and give thanks for the many gifts provided by 6
Him; and 7
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Whereas, as elected officials we should protect the majority's right to express their 9
religious beliefs while showing respect for those who object; and 10
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Whereas, we wish to continue the wisdom imparted in the Constitution of the 12
United States of America by the founding fathers; and 13
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Whereas, we as elected officials recognize that a Greater Power exists above and 15
beyond the institutions of mankind: 16
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Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the House of 18
Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate 19
concurring therein, that we stand with the majority of our constituents and exercise the common 20
sense that voluntary prayer in public schools and religious displays on public property are not 21
a coalition of church and state, but rather the justified recognition of the positive role that 22
Christianity has played in this great nation of ours, the United States of America. 23

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