|Nickname||The Show Me State|
|Governor||Mike Parson, R|
|Senator||Josh Hawley, R |
|Senator||Roy Blunt, R |
|Ratification of Constitution/or statehood||August 10, 1821 (24th)|
|Motto: Salus populi suprema lex esto (The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law)|
Missouri is a Midwestern state that was admitted to the Union as a slave state on August 10, 1821. Its nickname is the "Show Me State". Its capital is Jefferson City and its largest cities are, respectively, Kansas City, St. Louis, with Springfield in a far third. Missouri borders Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. The incumbent Governor is Mike Parson.
Missouri is unique in how the vast rural portion of the state does not allow the liberal populated cities to dominate politically. For example, the governor for a long time controlled appointments to the St. Louis police department and election commission.
The pronunciation of "Missouri" varies from east to west, and from young to old. The eastern and younger Missourians say "Missour-ee", while the western, and particularly older people in the western part, say "Missour-uh" and a few may say "Missouri-ah".
Two-thirds of the land in the state of Missouri is devoted to their ~95,000 farms. Its top crops are soybeans and corn (typically rotated with each other), cotton (#5 in the nation), rice, and wheat. Livestock ranching, including cattle and pork, is also a major product there. Overall, agriculture is 5% of the Missouri economic output, while aerospace, chemicals, financial services, electrical equipment, publishing, and beer rank higher.
Under a two-party system, Missouri was a swing state in presidential elections up until 1996 (the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Kansas City are center to far-left while the rest of the state is strongly Republican). It had consistently supported the winning candidates since 1960 until 2008 when it favored John McCain, who lost to the progressive Barack Hussein Obama. Before Obama, the last losing presidential candidate to win Missouri was Adlai Stevenson in 1956. Since 2008, Marxists who advocate single party control and the outlawing of political opposition, have effectively gained control of the Missouri Democrat Party.
2020 Marxist insurrection
- See also: 2020 Marxist insurrection
Kim Gardner is the Marxist prosecutor elected circuit attorney of St. Louis in 2016. Gardner was criticized ahead of the election for releasing a political ad paid for by the Safety and Justice Super PAC that received funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The total funds donated by the super PAC were at least $190,750. It was not immediately clear what her campaign budget was or who else contributed. Gardner won her 2020 primary re-election bid while under criminal investigation. Gardner is a member of the Democratic party.
Gardner allowed the release of all 36 rioters and looters arrested in the city following riots in which a retired Black St. Louis Police Captain was murdered by Black Lives Matter protesters. The Marxist liberal activist leading the mob stood outside the home of Patricia and Mark McCloskey with a bullhorn screaming, "You can't stop the revolution!" Weeks later the same Marxist activist, Cori Bush, won the Democrat primary nomination for the 1st district of Missouri for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the City of St. Louis, effectively winning the general election. Gardner indicted a married couple for exercising their 2nd Amendment rights on their own property when they were assaulted and threatened by white Black Lives Matter terrorists.
St. Louis BLM riots
- See also: 2020 Antifa riots
Progressive rioters murdered 77 year old retired Black Police Captain David Dorn working as a private security guard. The shooting and theft was posted on Facebook live. Dorn served on the St. Louis police force for 38 years. Dorn’ s personality was described as “bigger than life...a fun guy, a happy guy....He wanted them to do the right thing all the time." The Ethical Society of Police, which represents black officers in St. Louis, said in a news release that Dorn was “the type of brother that would’ve given his life to save them if he had to.”
In response to a Catholic prayer rally announced by the Gateway Pundit at a statue of St. Louis (the saint which the city is named for, and whose statue is being targeted for removal by far-Left Islamic activist Umar Lee) in Forest Park, the city's racist Democrat treasurer Tishaura Jones irresponsibly called the rally a "KKK meeting" and the attendees "white supremacists", displaying clear ignorance of the fact that the KKK is the creation of her own party and is historically as anti-Catholic as it is anti-black. Following Jones' comments and a false claim by Lee that the rally attendees were "connected" to the Charlottesville riots in 2017, over 100 violent leftist thugs soon after crashed the rally at Lee's urging with a "protest" that degenerated into violence as the hoodlums viciously harassed and childishly mocked the rally attendees, hurled profanities at them and acted disruptively, vandalized the statue with racist and sacrilegious graffiti and made open threats against the St. Louis Cathedral, and several of the rallygoers were assaulted by the thugs, one of which, racist black activist and member of the notorious Crips gang Terrence Page, was caught on camera using brass knuckles to viciously assault a rally attendee in a cowardly blindside attack, then kicked him in the head after the man went down and also assaulted two other rallygoers, then openly bragged about the assaults on his Facebook page afterward. One of the rallygoers, Conor Martin, announced later that he intends to file criminal charges against the thugs (including Page) who invaded the rally and assaulted him and other attendees, while the Gateway Pundit itself intends to file libel charges against liberal "fact-checking" website Snopes.com for a defamatory and falsehood-filled hit piece written by that site about the event and the Gateway Pundit.
Kansas City BLM riots
- See also: Operation Legend
KCUR reported following the Minneapolis riots, Kansas City's Black Lives Matter protests lasted late into the night. The crowd removed barricades and began walking neighborhoods, chanting “Who's streets? Our streets!” and " “No justice, no peace!". Facebook an advertisement saying "Black Lives Matter. Enough is Enough”. More than 3,000 people showed up. Police announced they found “stashes of bricks and rocks in & around the Plaza and Westport to be used during a riot”. The Daily Caller reported:
|Kansas City police officers found bricks and rocks staged near protest sites around the city, stoking concerns that individuals or groups had pre-planned looting and destruction that hit the city over the weekend, the department said Sunday.
“We have learned of & discovered stashes of bricks and rocks in & around the Plaza and Westport to be used during a riot,” the department said in a tweet on Sunday.
On May 30, 2020 "protesters" set a police car on fire. broke windows, and vandalized the Country Club Plaza business district including, Foot Locker, Victoria's Secret, H&M, The North Face, Cafe Trio, Season's 52, P.F. Chang's and other employers struggling to revive after the coronavirus lockdown. On June 1, 2020 protests grew more violent as protesters threw rocks and bottles at police. More than 150 people were arrested. Jackson County’s prosecutor, Jean Peters Baker, refused to file charges against anyone and Mayor Quinton Lucas said he would likely pardon anyone if she did. Meantime the prosecutor encouraged rioters to file charges against police. In the first week of June there were more than 230 arrests at the protest.
Kansas City had 68 homicides when the riots started and was on pace for a recorded year, over the next 90 days the homicides doubled to 139. About three-quarters of the victims are young black mean as well as most of the suspects.
Four-year-old Legend Taliferro was shot while he slept in his bedroom early on the morning of June 29, 2020. Kansas City Police believe this was not a random shooting and that the apartment was targeted. A week later, some 200 federal law enforcement agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies surged into Kansas City. Mayor Lucas said he was blindsided by the White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany's announcement of Operation LeGend. The mayor was found later to have been lying.
The Grietens case
Evidence indicates the woman who made false allegations against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was bribed to willfully lie under oath and engaged in extensive perjury in an effort to oust the rising Republican star from office. Katrina “Kitty” Sneed, testified under oath that she secretly met with Kim Gardner in a hotel room in January and February of 2018.
Following the secret meeting, Gardner charged Greitens with felony invasion of privacy in February 2018 for allegedly taking nude a photograph of Sneed without her consent and threatening to use the photo for blackmail. Greitens denied the allegations and Gardner never produced any evidence.
Sneed claimed during the deposition that the meeting with Gardner prompted her to come forward with a series of allegations against the then-Missouri Governor. When questioned under oath Sneed admitted she was reluctant to testify because she might have been remembering her accusations “through a dream.” When subsequently deposed, Sneed claimed she had never seen the photograph Greitens allegedly had taken of her and that at the time she also saw no phone or camera to take the photograph.
During Greitens’ felony invasion of privacy trial in May 2018, a forensic examiner extracted data from Greitens’ cellphone and email account. The examination revealed no photograph of Sneed was ever taken or deleted by Greitens. Gardner withdrew her indictment of Greitens when the judge ordered that Gardner herself would have to testify in the case. Additionally, evidence is mounting that Sneed conspired with Gardner to conceal prosecutorial misconduct.
In the course of pursuing charges against Greitens, Gardner hired former FBI agent William Tisaby. Tisaby has been charged with seven felonies for perjury and evidence tampering in the Greitens case. Tisaby’s trial was slated to begin June 26, 2020 while Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner remains under active criminal investigation for her allegedly illegal efforts to oust the Republican Governor.
After a 20-month investigation, the Missouri Ethics Commission in Feb. 2020 “found no evidence of any wrongdoing by Eric Greitens” and the governor who was forced to resign amid unsubstantiated allegations was fully exonerated.
After Greitens gained national prominence in law enforcement circles for “defeating Antifa,” Gardner, whose campaign received 70 percent of its funding from progressive billionaire George Soros, began targeting Greitens.
“It’s clear that a Soros prosecutor and establishment insiders were desperate to overturn the 2016 election and this is just one more alleged example of the kind of perjury, evidence tampering and lies that they engaged in. We knew that national liberals and insiders were coming after us. Now it’s good that the whole world is beginning to see the truth. The best thing that I can do and the best thing that conservatives and outsiders can do is to continue to fight, continue to serve, continue to make a difference. Soros, prosecutors like Kim Gardner who he funds, and the establishment – they will be relentless and continue to attack us. No matter the damage that they do – no matter the difficulties that they put in front of us – we have to find ways to continue to fight.”
In 2017, after Jason Stockley, a white police officer, was found innocent in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, an African American man, Antifa radicals and anti-police activists descended on Missouri from around the country. Greitens successfully kept the peace through strong support for law enforcement and the facilitation of peaceful protests.
As of December, 2022:
- Sen. Josh Hawley (R)
- Sen. Eric Schmitt (R)
- Rep. Cori Bush [D, MO–01]
- Rep. Ann Wagner [R, MO–02]
- Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO–03]
- Rep. Mark Alford [R, MO–04]
- Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II [D, MO–05]
- Rep. Sam Graves [R, MO–06]
- Rep. Eric Burlison [R, MO–07]
- Rep. Jason Smith [R, MO–08]
- Governor Mike Parson (R)
- Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe (R)
- Attorney General Andrew Bailey (R)
- Secretary of State John Ashcroft (R)
- State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D)
- State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick (R)
The term "Missouri" comes from an Algonquin word roughly translating to "river of the big canoes".
The state Constitution of Missouri, like all of the other 50 states, acknowledges God or our Creator or the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe. It says:
- We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, do establish this Constitution for the better government of the state.
Due in part to being both the home of Anheuser-Busch's flagship brewery and many wineries, the state has minimal regulations on alcohol sales (with very few exceptions, no local jurisdictions can pass harsher laws than the state, and almost any business with the required permits can sell any type of alcohol). It also has extremely few regulations on tobacco use, and in November 2022 legalized marijuana sales for adults over 21 (the measure also expunged many marijuana convictions, the only exceptions being those involving driving under the influence and sales to minors).
St. Louis hosted the World's Fair in 1904, where the ice cream cone was invented as well as the Olympic Games that year (before they were as popular as today).
The mule is the state animal.
The term "iron curtain" referring to the line separating Communist countries from non-Communist countries in Europe was first used by Winston Churchill at a speech in Fulton at their Westminster College. There is a museum on campus dedicated to his visit and his political life.
The MoDot (Missouri Department of Transportation) is the state's roadway provider, known for their lavish spending on St. Louis and Kansas City roads, rather than in the north or southern ends of the state.
- Former Attorney General John Ashcroft served as governor and senator for the state.
- Deceased rock and roll singer Chuck Berry was from St. Louis.
- Five-star general Omar Bradley was from Clark.
- Frontiersman Daniel Boone settled in Missouri late in his life.
- Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, was from Hannibal.
- Rapper Eminem is originally from St. Joseph.
- Poet T.S. Eliot was from St. Louis.
- Political commentator Rush Limbaugh is from Cape Girardeau.
- President Harry Truman lived in Lamar and Independence.
- Journalist Catherine J. Sambark
- Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver, born in Diamond Grove
- Film director and actor John Huston, born in Nevada
- Outlaws Jesse James and Frank James, born in Clay County
- Phyllis Schlafly, conservative political activist, author
- US Army General John J. Pershing, born near Laclede
- Newscaster Walter Cronkite is from St. Joseph.
- Under Missouri law, the circuit attorney is equivalent to a district attorney in other parts of the country, and functions as the chief prosecutor; thus, the position determines which cases will be brought to trial and how they will be tried.
- St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones Labels Catholic Prayer Rally a KKK Meeting – Then Three St. Louis Christians Beaten, One Knocked Out by Leftist and Kicked in the Head at the Gateway Pundit
- “Blah-Blah-Blah…” – Hateful Black Lives Matter Protester Mocks, Interrupts Catholics in Prayer at St. Louis Statue at the Gateway Pundit
- Catholic Man to Press Charges After Black Lives Matter Mob Beat Him at St. Louis Statue while PRAYING FOR PEACE at the Gateway Pundit
- Christians Hold Prayer Rally at St. Louis Statue, Leftist Mob Meets Them, Hurls Insults, Tries to Shut it Down! at the Gateway Pundit
- Catholic Priest Attempts to Defend St. Louis Statue from Further Leftist Vandalism — Leftist Mob Threatens to TAKE CATHEDRAL NEXT! at the Gateway Pundit
- A New Low. Snopes Uses Local Crips Member and Islamist Fanatic in Defamatory Hit Piece Against Gateway Pundit and St. Louis Catholics at the Gateway Pundit
- Police car on fire, vandalism and looting: Protesting turns to civil unrest in Kansas City (May 31, 2020).
- Protests turn violent in Kansas City as demonstrators throw rocks, water bottles.
- Stark, Cortlynn (2020-05-30). Police say protesters try to break into Plaza businesses as KC protests turn ‘violent’.
- Adler, Eric (2020-06-01). ‘Heartbreaking’: Kansas City’s Plaza shops reel from COVID-19 and now protest vandals.
- Page 12 of 'MoDOT Annual Comprehensive Financial Report June 2021'(https://www.modot.org/sites/default/files/documents/2021%20ACFR_1.pdf)