MurphTheSurf3

Proud to be an Independent Progressive. I am a progressive- a one time Eisenhower Republican (from 1965 through 2004)who is now a Democrat. I live in a very RED STATE and am a community activist with a very BLUE AGENDA. I was a professor of history, and am now a researcher and gentleman farmer. My political positions are mixed - thus my preferred identification as a Progressive Independent. I am conservative on matters of military intervention, in regard to abortion, immigration, the public school system, gun rights, taxation, voter ID. But I am a traditional conservative, a Buckley, National Review, Eisenhower Republican..... I am a liberal on matters of health care care, funding education, taxation (yes one can be both liberal and conservative on this), civil rights, and alternative energy development/climate change.
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The Last Clinic Based Abortion Services in Missouri: A Cautionary History

Missouri would become the only state in the US without an abortion clinic. It would be the first time any state has lacked a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

A Hardy Hidey-Ho to All Yabberzis and Welcome to the Planet

What is needed today is a community where civil, fact-based discourse is encouraged and supported. A great place for all of that is PlanetPOV.

Missouri Joins The Club: Legislature Passes Very Restrictive Abortion Bill

Missouri has now joined the list of states who are severely limiting or eliminating access to abortion. A science-based pro-life stance stands in opposition to this.

I Want The Next President To Be Like Our Best Presidents: 5 Key Lessons

With 20 Plus individuals seeking to be Commander in Chief, it is worthwhile to consider what makes one person superior to another in seeking the nomination. Scholars have assembled a number of lists. Here is an essay that gathers a number of them together.

Netanyahu’s Win Is A Warning To American Voters: Trump Can Win In 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has just given a lesson to voters in this country to President Donald Trump, and just as important, to Trump`s critics. And it is one scary lesson.

In Search of Trump’s Tax Returns: THE BIG STALL

The Congress has now demanded that Trump turn over his tax returns. The law seems clear but the Big Delay is About to Begin.

Which Trump Won?

The Make America Great or the Nightmare Trump? Who Won?

The Planned Parenthood Videos: GOP Legislation Based On Major Misrepresentation

An analysis of the "SHOCKING Planned Parenthood" Videotapes reveals that GOP legislatures are once again action on unsupported claims and falsified information.

Obama Ally Cameron’s Conservatives Win The Day In The UK: What It Means

To the surprise of the British Pollsters Thursday's General Election wasn't even close. Cameron's Conservative (aka Tory) Party trounced Labour and saw its allied Liberal Democrats diminished even further. What does this mean for the United States' closest ally?

Remembering Selma – The Civil Rights Movement: What Went Wrong?

I went to a church service last night on the anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March at a small AME congregation. Mostly black, mostly middle class farmers. The minister, part time, as he is a farmer too, spoke passionately of the zeal of those protestors who stood up against injustice and of the cause that they lifted up. BUT, he also challenged the congregation to do more than just recall....