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Guest commentary: In response to “Why I am a Democrat”


Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Linda Hovland

I am reminded of when a person dies, all we remember are the good things about that person instead of any of the bad. It’s good to be be a positive person, but when it comes to our Presidents, or Congress or the Senate for that matter, I’m just not feeling it.

You brought up FDR’s speech about charity. When we were kids, about the worst thing you could do is ask for charity and if you were on welfare, you were the lowest of the low. Help was given by family and friends and that was OK because you would help them back.

You brought up Truman. He ordered the atomic bomb that killed 120,000 people in Japan and crippled thousands more (saw that on the History channel this week), stopped that war then started the Korean War.

We lost over 36,000 people total to that war.

Next, JFK. I thought he was a great president but then again I was a kid, later it was said that he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. She committed suicide or was murdered and made it look like suicide. Jury is still out on that one. It did stop his dirty little secret.

OK now LBJ. He brought us into the Vietnam War. That was very unpopular and people were very angry and took it out on our military. They would come home to no support and lots of times boo’ed. I remember that. We had a lot of family that went to that war. There were over 58,000 killed in that war.

Next Bill Clinton. I voted for him and thought he was a great President until Monica came into the picture and Bill lied about his little indiscretion. A lot of people looked at Hillary at that time and thought she didn’t seem to care.

Now Obama. First Obama violated the federal law by instructing the federal government to not enforce federal immigration laws. Then Obama violates the Constitution with bypassing Congress to create law with the Dream Act. It gave him the Hispanic vote, but now they demand that Obama extend amnesty to 11 million illegals here in the U.S. What is that saying to all the people who worked very hard, and paid a lot of money, to get here the right way.

He’s put us in debt to a point that we can’t possibly get out and forced us into a health care system that wasn’t researched fully.

I guess I’m an independent voter. I do vote, but right now it looks to me like everyone in government is only looking out for themselves and we are paying for .....
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Response to Greg David’s piece on Obamacare

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Jon Pieper Greg David’s recent commentary entitled “Obamacare will cost Minnesota’s schools $200 million” is based on inconclusive data from the Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) office. There are 399 school districts in Minnesota. ..... 
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Notice

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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As 2014 is a mid-term election year, the Fillmore County Journal would like to remind both readers and contributors and potential future contributors of the commentary/letter to the editor policy that is in effect. Any party who submits and has a ..... 
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Why I still have faith in congress

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resi ..... 
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Rep. Davids reviews 2014 legislative session

Fri, May 30th, 2014
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By Jason Wenisch ST. PAUL – On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its business for the year and adjourned the 2014 legislative session. State Representative Greg Davids (R-Preston) said that one party legislative control h ..... 
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Many farmers are seeing dramatic property tax increases thanks to Democrats

Thu, May 29th, 2014
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By State Representative Paul Torkelson (R-Hanska) and State Senator Gary Dahms (R-Redwood Falls) As legislative Democrats now pat themselves on the back for supposedly providing tax relief to farmers, the facts show that most of them will actually ..... 
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Legislative wrap up

Thu, May 29th, 2014
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By Jeremy Miller Senator serving Fillmore, Houston and Winona Counties The 2014 legislative session wrapped up with the legislature adjourning Sine Die on Friday, May 16. While this session was hectic and demanding, it was also very productive. We ..... 
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Why I am a Democrat

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Mon, May 26th, 2014
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Steve Colbert recently pointed out that the “2 percent” of wealthy people in the United States are a “minority”, therefore Democrats should be nice to them! On C-SPAN an elderly man was interviewed. He said that being part of the “top 1 pe ..... 
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Guest Commentary

Mon, May 26th, 2014
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By Eleanore Jones Taxpayers fund one-third of abortions in Minnesota, according to figures released in early April by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. This is cause for serious concern and discussion. Consider, first, some history. Begin ..... 
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