During the confirmation hearings of President Bush's two nominees for the Supreme Court, the liberals pressured both candidates to declare their stand and how they would vote on issues such as abortion. Both stated there is no way you can prejudge an issue.
I've often said "Giving birth to a healthy, wanted, provided-for child, with the emphasis on 'wanted,' is mankind's greatest contribution." Now I see where two brainwashed individuals from Long Prairie and Delano want to pass legislation which takes away the precious privilege of deciding if and when. If either of these two has fathered more than 10 children, I humbly apologize. If not, I consider them both to be hypocrites. Having traveled extensively in Mexico and Central America, I've seen 5-year-olds scrounging in the city dump looking for something to eat.
With regard to Sen. Dean Johnson's conversations with members of the Supreme Court, I don't think he embellished. I think he lied. Fran Swanson Benson
I am an independent voter, either party, but after reading about Sen. Dean Johnson's situation, I thought this was the worst that another minister would try to ruin the reputation of one of our more honest politicians and who also is a minister. Whichever party you belong to, this was the worst of the worst. When Johnson apologized the next day and said he embellished his comments, he showed his integrity.
Our national leaders are eavesdropping on us and some local religious leaders are also eavesdropping without regard to anyone's privacy or rights. It was done maliciously and without regret. Just who is at work here and who can we trust? They are also pushing for an unnecessary constitutional amendment really hard. Why? I suspect a large conspiracy with an agenda not in the interest of the people of Minnesota. These things are a danger to the very roots of democracy; our Founding Fathers wisely created checks and balances in our government.
You have to admire a man that accepts responsibility and publicly apologizes when he says something in the heat of the moment that turns out to be wrong. Sen. Dean Johnson did just that several times over the last week and once again proved his integrity and personal courage. I forgive him and I freely admit that I have said inaccurate things in public on more than one occasion. But I am not in the middle of an election and people generally don't go after me when I make a mistake. Don't forget, Chief Supreme Court Justice Russell Anderson was appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
There certainly is more than a germ of truth in the recent Olivia letter writer's point that Sen.
One of Sen. Dean Johnson's jobs at the Capitol is to protect the constitution. The constitution was written by people who were a lot smarter than the religious zealots who are trying to change it. I know that the senator's moral and religious beliefs are far above the hate-mongers who are trying to slander him. Glen Rambow Raymond
The proponents of the marriage amendment have suffered a setback. I don't know what the pastor who released the tape was thinking. We assume he thought that once Sen. Dean Johnson's comments were exposed, the public would be repulsed by the senator's duplicity. Where has he been? Has he been out of the university so long that he thinks truth matters? For years now the professors of the left have been indoctrinating us with the philosophy that says truth is whatever you want it to be. Johnson is a model student.
Support the dairy farmer tax. Vote Republican. Randy Olson Sunburg