The BOLD kindergarten story is the type of incident that shows exactly what is wrong with schools today. No, I'm not talking about the incident that happened at the school. I'm talking about the incident after school with the parents. It's not clear to me if it was a boy's restroom that only those 10 kids used, but that's the impression I get. If that is the case, then they should have to clean it up. I'm tired of untouchable kids. What would those parents do if their kids smeared that on their home bathroom wall? Talk to them sternly before cleaning up the mess for their child?
WASHINGTON -- America, the only developed nation that shares a long -- 2,000-mile -- border with a Third World nation, could seal that border. East Germany showed how: walls, barbed wire, machine gun-toting border guards in towers, mine fields, large irritable dogs. And we have modern technologies that East Germany never had -- sophisticated sensors, unmanned surveillance drones, etc. It is a melancholy fact that many of these may have to be employed along the U.S.-Mexican border.
Observing the pro-immigration demonstrations in Phoenix, Los Angeles, Atlanta and elsewhere in recent days, I wondered: whose country is this? Why are many illegal aliens who broke our laws to get here and who continue to break our laws to stay here, demanding that the United States not only allow them to remain, but support them with the taxes of law-abiding citizens? Have we gone mad? "Thousands Rally For Immigrants' Rights" read a headline about the Phoenix march. What rights? If they are here illegally, they have the right to leave.
Again, I shake my head in disbelief. Why is there so much focus on Pastor Brent Waldemarsen, who taped Dean Johnson's comments on issues concerning all of us? A group of pastors meeting with their senator should be discussing good and holy things. There should be no lies and deceit. Why would Johnson or anyone else be afraid of being recorded without their knowledge at this meeting or any other pastoral meeting? Would Jesus have been afraid of being recorded when he was teaching his disciples?
Senate Majority Dean Johnson apologized Monday on the Senate floor for "inaccurate statements" in January about how the state Supreme Court would rule on any challenge to the current law prohibiting same-sex marriages. Johnson's apology to the Senate and his constituents settles the ethics charges filed against him by several Republican senators. Johnson's contrition was appropriate. He apologized to the Senate, his constituents and to the New London-Spicer Ministerial. Now the time has come to move on. This episode certainly was humbling to Johnson as well it should be.
It appears that the water safety patrol and the EMT people will be busy in the near future. This will happen when all of the "holier than thou" people that wrote letters to the editor try to walk on water and sink. Jim Schnell, Willmar
I believe if you look back and read the letters to the editor Pastor Brent Waldemarsen has written, you will never find the word "hate" mentioned. There is not a malicious bone in his body. Personally, I do not "hate" those who have alternative lifestyles, I just don't believe as a Christian nation we should be straying from the foundation our great nation was built on, which is the word of God. The breakdown of the family has created the society we live in today. We can't fix it by allowing alternative marriages. After gay marriage, what's next? Polygamy? Marriage to animals?
Hands off, to the people who have been writing to the editor. Sen. Dean Johnson does not deserve all the negative publicity. Go wash your hands.
Writing these few words about the Sen. Dean Johnson and Pastor Brent Waldemarsen controversy, I realize none of us are perfect. With this in mind, the following quote by Mahatma Gandhi is relevant. "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
On the issue of ethics, in politics it seems that as long as you deny any wrongdoing, then none of what you are doing is wrong. Would knowing how the Supreme Court will decide on an issue before judgment is handed down be considered unethical, or just clever politics? Would knowing what a room full of pastors talked about in a public meeting be unethical?