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I believe every person should be able to visit a doctor regularly, get medical help when they’re sick, not worry about bankruptcy because of a medical emergency or chronic illness, and afford their medications without needing to choose whether they will pay for their prescriptions or feed th…

Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis represents the 13th Congressional District of the U.S. House of Representatives.

'I worry that these latest betrayals of trust will lead another generation to conclude that our world will forever remain neither just nor fair if you are born Black. I do not want senseless deaths to be further compounded by a wholesale theft of hope and optimism.'

Due process is not the strong suit of mobs. Neither is nuance, open discussion or disagreement. These inherent defects should be painfully obvious as mobs pull down statues, seize sections of cities and demand the public approach them on bended knee, literally.

Initial review and thoughtful application of statutes that have long been on the books might easily address almost any concern regarding pretrial release of defendants who are without the means to post cash bail.

A young brother asked me what’s the major difference between this moment of renewed struggle and the last high tide of the Black liberation movement, the 1960s (1955-1978). My answer is necessarily somewhat autobiographical.