Letter to the Editor

R E (Gene) Ballay: Children’s futures on the table

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Dear Editor:

During 2019, our older son was a working high school student and living at home, who then joined the U.S. Marines in January 2020.

Although his younger brother received the so-called “stimulus recovery checks,” Jimmy did not receive anything. When we inquired Rep. Billy Long told us that “as a working student living at home, Jimmy did not qualify.”

Had he been “sitting on his butt” he would have apparently “qualified.”

Meanwhile, the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that passed on Saturday includes a $5 billion provision that will “forgive debts for farmers of color.” And, we all know that Student Loan Forgiveness, Reparations, etc are next.

Our Constitution is being shredded right in front of our eyes and our children’s future literally sold, even as few of our D.C. representatives raise any alarm and the media has no comment.

To their credit, our state representatives are advocating for the Second Amendment Protection Act (SAPA), but the Missouri Sheriff’s Association respond by raising new objections even after the sponsors repeatedly bend over backwards trying to accommodate them.

Folks, our way of life and our children’s future is literally on the table, while much of our D.C. representation does nothing and the media has no comment.

R E (Gene) Ballay


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