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The good old days

Let’s pause and try to wrap our minds around the idea of a U.S. presidential election campaign that starts two months before election day. I think I better understand the phrase “the good old days.”

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Death penalty

If capital punishment would be applied to all murder cases and murderers were executed before the public eye, it would be a definite deterrent for gang-bangers and other perpetrators when they see their friends lose their lives. We also know the executed murderers will never murder anyone ever again.

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Smoking ban

Those against a smoking ban often resort to either negative name labels to describe non-smokers – “weak, thought-challenged, do-gooders” or society’s default response, “It’s my right.”

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Regarding right to work

So, when some of our elected representatives express interest in re-introducing similar legislation in the future, they do so knowing that a far larger number of Missourians supported their positions [including right-to-work] in an election where the overwhelming majority of eligible voters actually participated.

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