Speak the Truth … To Preserve Freedom

As published in Front Line, Vol. XL, No. 1, April 2019

Carlson Front PageEveryday, evil and malicious, powerful “enemy soldiers” are creeping up behind normal, God-fearing, law-abiding Americans and slapping duct tape over their mouths preventing Americans from speaking the truth. Literally and figuratively. Have YOU been one of their victims?

Have you caught yourself “self-censoring” your political/religious speech when around others? Afraid you would be accused of “hate-speech?” Think your conservative Judeo-Christian worldview might be “hate speech?” Not really sure what “hate speech” is? Feel it’s better to be safe? Concerned that all you write on the Internet or text could be considered by someone to be offensive or even hateful? If you have, welcome to the world of George Orwell’s 1984.

We Will Never Bow to the Mob!

Speak the Truth … To Save Our Children

As published in Front Line, Vol. XL, No. 1, April 2019

Blindfold iStock-949050074Today, somewhere in a public school classroom, five and six-year-old kindergarten children are being recruited by Planned Parenthood’s comprehensive sex education curriculum into a lifestyle glamorizing sex, which for some, ultimately results in castration and sterilization. It begins with being read the book called, Who Are You? A Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity by Brook Pessin-Whedbee.”1

Teens as young as 15 in Oregon2 (and potentially other states) are receiving hormone blocking drugs and even surgery to change their gender without parent’s knowledge, leading to the child losing their ability to bear/father children, even if later the grown child wants to reverse the sex change. Adults, including doctors, are using the “affirmative care” approach that lets the child chart his future instead of allowing wise adults to provide sound science that says,

Speak the Truth … For Strong Families

As published in Front Line, Vol. XL, No. 1, April 2019

Large Family iStock-91840130Speaking the truth about the movement to sterilize some of the future generations through chemicals and surgery, abort babies of deluded young girls, and the crusade to shut down all discussion that is not approved by the progressives requires doing something else. It also means educating, supporting and promoting the historic nuclear family of a biological mother and father.

Twenty-first century America not only has accepted the muzzling of truth, but also has been sold a lifestyle that, if continued unabated, is guaranteed to end America’s freedom and opportunity as set out by our Founding Fathers. Sexual licentiousness puts self-pleasure before historic understandings of the critical and moral role that the nuclear family plays in maintaining and perpetrating a free and prosperous civilization.

Speak the Truth … For the Sake of America

As published in Front Line, Vol. XL, No. 1, April 2019

Flag, gavel, Const, iStock-579149532Speaking the truth about the progressives’ efforts to remake America into a totalitarian god-less state, where men decide what truth means and become the enforcers of it, is necessary in order to awaken America. Yet so far, Americans seem clueless as to how to do that.

Does it make a difference what underlies progressive thought? Christian and Jewish thought? Does it make a difference if public schools and libraries subject small children to drag queen-story hour, or if media and tech companies censor information on the Web? What does the progressive plan mean to YOUR future freedoms, your natural rights, and your ability to live your life your own way? What hopeful ideas MUST we start speaking out about? How will traditional America survive?


General Election 2018

Will enough Missourians turn out to make a positive difference in the election on November 6, 2018? Do enough Missourians still care about issues of drug use, taxation, and education to make a difference during a mid-term election cycle? Will emotions, stirred up by a biased and selective media succeed in electing their favored candidates?

Elections DO have consequences and the most dangerous voter is always an uninformed voter. How we cast our ballot can effect the circumstances of crime running rampant, churches being silenced, children being recruited into sexual slavery in their schools, families suffering under oppressive taxes and mandates, and having jobs or not having jobs. How much we spend at the gas pumps and what our children learn in school, bring public policy home. These are not just questions of price and curriculum. They are decisions of morality and values: what we believe and why we believe it.

Missourians already made a significant choice this summer in the August primary, when voters chose to reject the legislature and the executive decision in 2017, which would have made Missouri a Right-to-Work State. How this decision impacts the state’s economy and employment over the next decade will be watched closely by both sides in this debate.

Space limits our coverage of ballot issues and state candidates, but we have provided a starting place and great resources for our readers to follow up on the rest of the local races and issues. We encourage you to use this information as a starting point to inform yourselves and others on the issues and candidates so you can make a wise and informed decision. In an attempt to give a sense of the candidates’ positions and qualifications, we have chosen to highlight information from independent sources, especially their endorsements and their supporters. Be sure to go to the candidates’ own websites to see what they have to say. Some of this information can be found on ballotpedia.org and votesmart.org. For some candidates, we could only provide their websites for further information.

Every effort has been made to be fair and impartial in our presentation of candidates, as we do not and will not endorse any particular person or party. We are, however, focused on issues of faith, the economy and free market system, and education, which impact the family and the culture. Our focus and guide, therefore, in selecting information is based on the Constitution and the Author of Divine Providence on whose principles that document was created. With that in mind, please use this information as a guide and then use the available resources to further inform your own judgment and decisions.

Missouri Ballot Issues

Redistricting, Marijuana, Minimum Wage, Bingo, Motor Fuel

Screen Shot 2018-10-24 at 5.23.28 PM Update Prop A: Right to Work: In 2017, the Missouri legislature passed Senate Bill 19 (Right-to-Work), which was then signed, into law by the governor. The law was intended to prohibit as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues. Before the law could take effect, the opponents of worker choice gathered thousands of signatures in order to put the new law up for popular vote in the 2018 election cycle. On August 7,2018, union labor and union money that poured into the state to oppose the law were able to flex their muscle and overturn Missouri’s decision to join the ranks of Right-to-Work states across the nation. The new law would have protected Missouri workers and their families from being forced or coerced to join a labor union as a condition of employment. The “no” vote in August means that Senate Bill 19 will not become law, and Missouri remains a forced union state. The extent to which preventing worker freedom by labor unions will harm Missouri workers and impact the State’s economy is yet to be seen.

Amendment 1: Redistricting, Ethics


Ballot Measure/Referendum


The official ballot title is as follows:

“Do the people of the state of Missouri want to adopt Senate Bill 19 (“Right-to-Work”) as passed by the general assembly in 2017, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization (union) or forced payments of dues in full or pro-rata (fair-share); make any activity which violates employees’ rights illegal and ineffective; allow legal remedies for anyone injured as a result of another person violating or threatening to violate employees’ rights; and which shall not apply to union agreements entered into before the effective date of Senate Bill 19?

State and local government entities expect no costs or savings.”



Primary Election 2018

The Missouri primary season is already underway with the election on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, fast approaching. The filing period for candidates seeking election ended on March 27, 2018. Many candidates filed for statewide and district wide seats including state auditor, United States senatorial and congressional terms. With five political parties in Missouri (Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Green, and Constitution), there are many options from which to choose.

This year, there are significant decisions to be made that will impact our state and the nation for many years to come. From the balance of power in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, to the right-to-work issue, i.e., Prop A, many people are watching Missouri to see what kind of future we can hope for as the people choose from a crowded field and complicated issues.


Staying Safe in an UNsafe World

When the children of this editor of FRONT LINE were young, and she was active in a community study group, they decided they would practice what they had been preached, e.g., practice makes perfect. Accordingly, one summer day at home with company in the front room, her oldest son decided he would train for his Boy Scout merit badge. She realized her guests were not paying attention to the discussion and knew something was distracting them. It seems that her guests were drawn away by a strange procession of small children repeatedly going up the stairs, but never coming down.

Suddenly, she saw her six-year old daughter fly past her from the upstairs bedroom window into the front bushes. It seems that fire drills were the activity of the morning (for the merit badge), and who better to practice with than the smallest child to test the evacuation plan of throwing down a blanket onto the bushes, and then dropping out the second story window to see who survives. They were going to be prepared!


Winning the Individual Health Decision War

Restoring Patient Power, Individual Choice, Privacy Rights & Health Freedom

A lot of people think healthcare is very, very complex. But it’s only been made complex by all the third-party payers that are in between the patient and the doctor. So, let me share five facts to help you better understand the healthcare issue.

Fact Number One: There’s no such thing as healthcare. Healthcare is a socialist term. There is medical care or medical services, and there is health insurance. But there’s no such thing as healthcare. But everyone has grabbed onto that term, saying for instance, “I get healthcare at my employer.” You don’t get healthcare at your employer. You get coverage at your employer. Not healthcare. But because everybody is still holding onto that term, you don’t blink twice when the hospitals are buying the health plans and the health plans are buying the hospitals creating an enormous conflict of interest against the patient: the payer and the deliverer of care are the same.