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U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

 Posted on August 22, 2014 at 9:02 am

When I drive around the 3rd District, there is nothing that moves me more than seeing our nation’s flag waving from a business, a home or a school. The American flag represents so much, but freedom always comes to mind first. With that in mind, we must always remember the freedoms we are so fortunate to have come from the brave men and women who selflessly serve our country. For

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Last week I reported that I would vote to sustain the Governor’s veto on the tax breaks. However, there is one that I will vote to override. I had a bill to help food pantries and the pregnancy centers with tax breaks and it was added HB 1132. I will also vote to override Nixon’s veto on the 72-hour waiting period for abortions, HB 1307. My eight-year record as a

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  • View from the Capitol, by State Rep. Ed Schieffer

     Posted on August 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Rep. Ed Schieffer

    Thank you to all the winners of the primary elections and to those who voted. Thanks to everyone who offered to be a public servant. It takes lots of money, time and energy to run for office. For those who gave of their time and resources, thank you for caring enough to get involved in the democratic process. A small number of voters actually participated in the primary. Please vote

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  • A piece of “Just Maggie”, a guest column by Kera Steavenson Mashek

     Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Margaret Ann Watts Herring

    This spring, my family and the Elsberry community lost a true gem in Margaret Ann Watts-Herring. For decades, she poured her heart and soul into The Elsberry Democrat and the “Just Maggie” column was her signature. Maw Ann would share reflections on her community, her work and her family. I had the distinct privilege of working with Maw at The Democrat several summers growing up. At the time, I just

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  • Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:14 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    Dealing with the current administration can feel sometimes, even as a member of Congress, like banging your head against a bureaucratic wall standing in the way of good government. So you can imagine that I was very pleased when I recently learned that a recent effort by me to keep the government from inappropriately interfering in the private sector has moved a step in the right direction. For the last

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  • From The Corner Of Broadway And Main Street

     Posted on August 8, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Broadway

    Congratulations everyone you have survived another primary election. In a few days the losing parties will have removed their signs, but the winners will continue to grace the road sides until November. It is now safe to turn on your television again without being assaulted by political advertisements. Commercials offer an interesting over-view of contemporary culture especially those commercials for food and consumer products. Don’t believe me? Go out and

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  • Blaine’s Bulletin, by U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

     Posted on August 8, 2014 at 8:35 am

    U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

    The men who put their lives on the line when they signed the Declaration of Independence were keenly aware of the perils and dangers to liberty posed by the notion of the divine right of kings. For thousands of years, it was believed in many of the kingdoms of Europe that a king was divine and above the law and very few ever questioned that notion. But as the taxes

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