HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN ALLEN, TEXAS
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, May 11, 2023. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
Today in west central Missouri:
Also, in west central Missouri, continuous thoughts and prayers:
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Please pray for the victims and their families.
[….] 8:44 AM · May 25, 2022
Some of the responses:
Faith without works is dead.
Praying doesn’t seem to work, maybe we should try something else.
Please do something to prevent this from happening again. You weren’t elected for your ability to pray, you were elected to pass laws.
Your prayers mean absolutely NOTHING!!! You are a disgrace!
Prayers do not stop bullets common sense gun laws would be a fresh approach. Your pro birth but post birth children are collateral damage it’s GUNS no matter how many children die
This is what Dennys answer is to school shootings. 212 mass shootings in our country so far this yr, when will it happen in Mo.? Blame the elected officials who get rich off the NRA to pass laws that favor GUNS over your child’s life.
No outrage only prayers that don’t stop bullets
You passed #SAPA which was opposed by law enforcement and would prevent federal authorities from helping when (not if) there’s a school shooting in Missouri. You’ve made it easier to buy guns.
You don’t care about any of these people. Spare is your false prayers.
Log off, Denny.
Obviously we’ve been praying for over 20 years. It doesn’t seem to be working because it keeps happening and you all are complicit and choose unfettered access to guns over living, breathing human beings. So you too can STFU.
Governor Mike Parson (r) and Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson [2018 file photo].
Yesterday, on Twitter:
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Today, I am declaring Sunday, May 3, as a “Day of Prayer” across Missouri. Join @FirstLadyTeresa and me in prayer for each other and for our state as we reopen the Great State of Missouri. We look forward to Monday, but please be safe, be smart, and be responsible.
[….] 4:22 PM · May 1, 2020
Monday. Well, big business has its way.
Some of the comments:
What do you think the purpose of prayer is? I’m curious.
Can’t find the declaration anywhere. What is the wording. Do I HAVE to pray. What if I don’t?
In response to another comment:
You are grateful for a governor who will put the lives of the people he is meant to protect at risk to please his dear leader and his big money donors?
Is that what we need right now?
You can not pray away failure. Hope is not a strategy. MO new cases are increasing. Testing is ad hoc and insufficient. Ability to keep ICUs from being overwhelmed is low. Re-open with a plan, not a prayer.
Will you be saying a prayer for every religion? Sorry, no interest in a theocracy.
In response to another comment:
Yes, please go back to church! Gather in groups of thousands! Darwin will take care is the rest.
I wish there was a barf reaction for this.
It sure would be nice if we could do that with our church families. Unfortunately you and the media have driven the hysteria to a fever pitch. YOU have violated our 1A right to practice our religion as we choose.
Don’t talk to me about your faith ever again.
Not about the science, nor the math, nor objective reality…
What about the non religious or the non Christians governor?
You better pray you don’t get sued.
We see what they did there.
Less religion, more governance.
You should be praying as you’ve opened up the state too soon. Hopefully ppl will be smart and continue to stay home.
So when this doesn’t work and we see a spike in cases three weeks from now, do we blame you or god?
There’s a dogma around somewhere for that.
Keep you prayers and get us tests and PPE for health care workers
Thank you Governor, time to get MO back in business!
Uh, one of these things is not like the other.
As the death toll rises, please allow the blame to fall squarely on the shoulders of leadership, and not on those desperately trying to scrape by.
I’m more excited for November 3rd.
I tried to give Mike the benefit of the doubt, but I just can’t get onboard with his slow COVID related action followed by this kind of pandering.
They’re able to believe in god, but not science. It’s wild.
No, thanks. I prefer science over prayer.
You never know what people are praying for. I pray that you resign.
Sure! I’ll be praying for you to resign!
pray for forgiveness
pray for those that will become ill on the 4th
pray for better leadership
pray for the friends will never get to meet
pray for the families that will suffer loss
I know! Thank you for needlessly murdering the citizens you swore to protect so the federal government can save a few bucks and rich people won’t loose profits. AMEN!
Yeah, hard pass. In case you didn’t know, there are many Missourians who don’t believe in a god. Instead of useless prayer, how about we listen to scientists and the medical professionals?
“Dear God, please don’t let Mike Parson be Missouri’s Governor after November 3rd. Amen.”
You’re right, I DO feel better! Thanks, Mike.
Governor-for-now, I’ve got God on the line. God says you wouldn’t need to rely on him to fix this problem for you if you just listened to scientists and healthcare specialists.
Yeah, you’d better be praying after your complete & utter lack of leadership for #Missouri. #’s for #COVID are going UP in my county & yet we open everything up w/ a measly ‘suggestion’ to social distance?! When our #’s go up even higher in 2 wks it’s on your head, sir.
I will be praying for a new governor in November.
If this pandemic doesn’t kill me, I’ll be at the polls with my mask on to vote for Galloway.
Same, but with a Level 4 biohazard suit.
This is a secular republic, not a theocracy.
Every day should be a Day of Reality.
We need to focus on medical science and epidemiology, not having a day or associating the state with a particular religion.
Don’t debase religion like this.
Leadership advice from Governor Mike Parson: don’t try to fix a problem but pray that a mythical God will erase your incompetencies…
You are using your citizens as sacrificial lambs. You are disgusting.
Jesus Christ, stop hitting everyone over the head with this nonsense. You are a Governor, not a televangelist. We need a leader, not someone waiting on a miracle.
Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].
Science and Math.
Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.
Roll Call Vote 116th Congress – 2nd Session
Question: On Passage of the Bill (H.R. 6201 )
Vote Number: 76
Vote Date: March 18, 2020, 03:32 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: H.R. 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act )
Measure Title: A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes.
Not Voting 2
Kentucky: Paul (R-KY), Nay
Rand Paul (r) voted against the first emergency Coronavirus bill.
Senator Rand Paul @RandPaul
Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events. He was not aware of any direct contact with any infected person. 12:36 PM · Mar 22, 2020
Asymptomatic and he got tested? How did he swing that? Is this how a Libertarian paradise works?