The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

April 3, 2013

Your View: Will you stand?

JOPLIN, Mo. — Since 1973, when the Roe vs. Wade decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, over 55 million fetuses have been aborted; the reasons, at this time, are irrelevant. They were murdered.

Today, there are more recipients on disability than are receiving food stamps and welfare combined. It obviously requires taxes to support these three classes of people because the guy in the White House has deemed it unnecessary to work while receiving food stamps or welfare.

The little island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean is in financial trouble. If you have over $1.35 million in the bank, the government will simply take 40 percent for its disposal. Obama has already taken from the rich in this country to pay their fair share. At what point do we as citizens of America stand up and say enough is enough? Obama has to go.

If state and national legislators were invited to a rally in Joplin calling for his impeachment on charges including treason, how many would attend and support this effort?

I do what I can. I have called Sen. Roy Blunt, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Billy Long and have informed them that this man is intentionally dismantling this country brick by brick. It is silent on the other end of the lines. I can only do what I can do. What will someone else do?

Maurice Filson

Joplin

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  • Our View.jpg Our View: No need for No. 9

    “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures as they are now likewise secure in their persons, homes, papers and effects?”

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Your View: ‘Right to Farm’ is wrong

    On Aug. 5, voters will be asked to make a decision about Amendment 1.

    July 29, 2014

  • Your View: No on Amendment 7

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is wanting more money through a three-quarter-cent addition to the sales tax. Consider one example of how it spends your money.

    July 29, 2014

  • Your View: Bad way to get revenue

    I received two fliers through the mail today asking me to vote “yes” on Amendment 7, which would add a three-quarter-cent tax to Missouri’s sales tax to help maintain roads and bridges.

    July 29, 2014

  • Other Views Other Views: Symptom of bad policy

    The Obama administration continues to be surprised and shocked when its policies of good intentions suddenly meet the hard reality of unintended consequences.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rebecca French Smith, guest columnist: Amendment 1: Farmers are 'boots on the ground'

    Take a moment and ask yourself who was the last person in your family to farm.

    July 28, 2014

  • Your View; Makes no sense

    Chess was never my game. It’s too complicated.

    July 28, 2014

  • Your View: Time value of money

     I was shaking my head along with Anson Burlingame (“Much has changed in U.S. over 14 years,” Globe, July 22), then he offered his readers a chance: “Go ahead — take your pick.”

    July 28, 2014

  • Your View: Boiling a frog

    We voters are now being urged to vote on Aug. 5 for Amendment 7 “to fix our roads, highways and bridges.”

    July 28, 2014

  • Our view: 'Yes' on 7

    Opponents of Amendment 7 say this: “Missouri families are already hard pressed to pay their bills during this period of slow economic recovery.”

    July 26, 2014

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