History is very clear about this. America was founded as a republic. However, over the years, it has morphed into the two- (or three- or four-) party system that we have today, except that now we now call it a democracy.
I am writing regarding mail drop locations in the city of Willmar. Being from out of town, my husband and I looked for over an hour to find such a location. Even upon asking at local businesses we couldn't get an answer, except to go the post office downtown. One fellow even chewed me out when I stopped in a crosswalk after hunting and hunting and found one hidden behind a pillar at Cub Foods. I ask: Isn't the U.S.
Since 1976, Collin Peterson has been a full-time politician. Recently, it seems as if he is challenging the definition of "full time." Peterson was surprisingly absent when 39 fellow Democrats voted to stay in session to address the issue of tax cuts, among other things. Had he voted to stay in session, America could be looking forward to low taxes.
Four women recently received "Saved by the Belt" awards from the Willmar Police Department for buckling up. They had been riding in a car that was totaled in a crash, yet they walked away with only minor injuries because they had been wearing seat belts. As first responders, that's the kind of crash scene we want to arrive at -- one where the passengers are still buckled in their vehicles, instead of ejected into a ditch or oncoming traffic. Where no one's life is changed forever by a brain or spinal cord injury. Where no one loses a parent or a child, brother or sister, grandma or grandpa.
Our kids matter! As we vote for Willmar School Board candidates, let's look at folks with a record of working hard to benefit our region's kids -- Linda Mathiasen. Mathiasen has given her talents, time, and PR background to make a difference in the lives of our kids. She's actively guided PACT 4's kids programs, WCI's The Resource Center Program's kids/adults, and the programs at her church and children's schools. We need school board leaders with applicable experience and knowledge. We need school board leaders with experience in both balancing budgets and educational issues.
Is Al Juhnke a conservative? Webster's New World Dictionary describes "conservative" as "moderate, prudent, safe." The Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee states in its Aug. 17 letter addressed to Rep. Juhnke: "On behalf of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Political Action Committee, I am pleased to inform you that you have received MFB PAC endorsement in your current election bid.
Joe Gimse can be counted on to walk the walk when it comes to protecting unborn babies, the elderly, and the disabled. Thank you, Sen. Gimse. Gimse has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. He has served our district well and deserves to be re-elected. Gimse attends the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life -- March for Life at the capital in January with his constituents.
"If they didn't hear all this negative stuff from the national press, if they would've been isolated from everything the last three to four years, they wouldn't have even known anything was going on." That's a fresh quotation from Collin Peterson, referring to the 7th Congressional District. I do not think any further explanation is necessary -- Peterson is an elitist who thinks his constituents are a bunch of uneducated morons. This isn't an isolated incident, either.
One of the primary missions of a community college is to provide anyone access to a college education. This access comes without the pedigree or financial burden usually required at either a private college or major university. Recent articles in the West Central Tribune (Oct. 6, page A9) have touted the importance of community colleges as vital to producing an educated workforce. Over the last decade, however, there has been a funding shift whereby the state's contribution to the cost of education at the community colleges has been reduced significantly.
I found Christina Romer's (the Obama administration's chief economic advisor, recently resigned) report from 2007 that the "impact of changes in the level of taxation on economic activity have a large, rapid, and highly statistically significant negative effect on output." So if the candidate for, say, the governor, wants to raise taxes to solve the spending problem, it works just the opposite. It will reduce the revenue to the state. Carl Lundell Granite Falls