"The taxing power of government must be used to provide revenues for legitimate government purposes. It must not be used to regulate the economy or bring about social change." President Ronald Reagan State of the Union message Feb.
Hats off from Annette Meyer to all who made the Willmar Regional Treatment Center's Christmas a success.
I would like a response to this letter from Bush supporters. I've been trying to understand his actions as he claims to be a born-again Christian. Here's my problem. Jesus said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Jesus hung out with the poor and downtrodden and helped them. Compare this to President George Bush, who has given the richest of our nation huge tax breaks and benefits in the past. According to the Nov.
SAN DIEGO -- It wasn't surprising that the Mexican government would hire an American public relations firm to improve its image in the United States. Nor was it surprising that Mexican President Vicente Fox tapped my friend, Dallas-based political consultant Rob Allyn, to be Mexico's goodwill ambassador. Allyn worked on Fox's 2000 presidential campaign, after which a Dallas magazine dubbed the consultant "Mr. Mexico." What was surprising was that a simple business deal would result in so many people becoming so unhinged.
I would like to give my opinion on rebuilding New Orleans on its present site. This is a city that lies below sea level, which is adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, which in turn is part of the ocean. It is a fact that we are experiencing global warming. The cause of global warming can be debated, but the cause is not pertinent to making my point. The ice glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. When this ice melts, it flows into the ocean, which will raise the sea level. The hurricane season is getting longer, which is increasing the number of them.
Rev. Dan Croonquist's letter (Public Forum, Nov. 30,), "(Sen. Dean) Johnson is a courageous leader" made me realize how unimportant the marriage amendment is to some people. What is more important than God's divine plan? When the state found out we had a budget surplus again, the statement was made that the legislators could change current law and spend it wherever they want. As a law professor stated, the marriage law we have now, "as well written as it is," is just a law or statute.
We are continuously bombarded with negative news about livestock in agriculture in this Northland. I wonder what causes it. Is it the cold weather that numbs the brain of our citizenship or is it the genetics of the people that live here? I just read an article in the Dec. 12 issued of FEEDSTUFFS magazine, and I would like to relate some of that article to you. State and local community leaders cheered Hilmar Cheese Co.'s announcement that it will build a new cheese plant in Dalhart, Texas, as it will bring thousands of jobs and dairy cattle to the region.
It is time for the Republicans to stand up and permanently replace Tom DeLay as a party leader in the House. DeLay's legal difficulties are not about to end anytime soon, which hinders his leadership and damages the party's reputation. He had been awaiting trial in Texas on campaign money laundering charges. A Texas prosecutor subpoenaed records Thursday for a contribution to a nonprofit organization associated with DeLay and Jack Abramoff, a Republican lobbyist. Abramoff pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy and fraud in Florida and has agreed to testify for the government.
Minnesota needs to do more to prevent state driver's license numbers released by the Department of Public Safety from being utilized in check fraud and identity theft. The issue was highlighted Wednesday and Thursday by Attorney General Mike Hatch and Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Driver's license information is available under the Data Practices Act, Minnesota's primary freedom of information act. Under the law, the state is required to release driver's license information to allowed users.
PORTSTEWART, N. IRELAND -- In America, the party out of power gets to respond when the president makes a major address. The outs try to contrast their viewpoint with the president on one or more issues, hoping to show their ideas are more worthy of voter consideration in the next election. Britain's new Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, has come up with a new scheme. He appears to be trying to identify with the philosophy and political tactics of the Labour Party and Prime Minister Tony Blair.