Letters to the Editor

Pray for our country

    The Wings of Eagles in Crawford County is about prayer and focusing on patriotism. We have the countywide prayer meetings that are held monthly (meetings are not being held at this time due to the virus) and we have just launched the Wings of Eagles Prayer Team.

Protect democracy

    There is a bill making its way through the state legislature that would change the way we register to vote and how we conduct our primaries. HB 1639 was introduced by Rep. Jered Taylor and would force voters to register with a party 23 weeks before the primaries and would close our primaries to any voter who did not want to pick a party. This would be a step in the wrong direction and would limit participation.

Take action on Earth Day's 50th anniversary

    This April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson. He persuaded a Republican congressman, Pete McCloskey, to serve as co-chair. There is much to celebrate. “The national teach-in on the environment” has raised the awareness of generations that we are responsible for taking care of the Earth which takes care of us.

Get yourself counted

    The 2020 Census is our chance to make sure the hard-earned tax dollars we send to Washington D.C. make their way back to Washington County and the Meramec Region. For every adult and every child that is not counted in the Census, our counties could lose, on average, $1,300 in federal dollars per person every year.

Let's think for ourselves

The rumors during this tumultuous time are swirling thick and fast. The mainstream media, (and even a good deal of what is called "alternative media") is having a hay day doing what they do best - whipping the world into fear and hysteria, enabling their masters (control freaks, every one) to get a better stranglehold on the common people of the world, and push their agendas, which are always about more control (their chief fantasy, drive, and motivation.)