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Road? Facts?


By Andrew Kingsley

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I’m ashamed to admit that when I asked to be taken off the commentary list because my family was moving, I also stopped reading the paper. My wife has still read every one and keeps me updated, but I have inexcusably been too “busy” to take the time. Her summary from this last week’s paper has convinced me that the sideline is for those who wish lazy comfort more than their Freedom. The sideline is from where we decided to allow this country to get to this point. We must engage.

Starting back a few weeks, I would like to address an article that beheld the “virtue of following,” bestowed by one’s father. I know I thank the Great Spirit every day of my life that my father is not a follower. I thank Him for giving me a father that has instilled a fire burning in my belly, that longs for Liberty and despises tyranny. I thank Him for giving me a father that is never afraid to stand up for what he believes in, regardless of its popularity or consequences. For the road to every evil event in human history was paved by those willing to sheepishly “follow.” People like Hitler, Stalin, and Mao counted on people to be followers, for nowhere in the world would the majority of a society individually choose such evils.

I am sorry, but I do not find following to be an honorable thing, rather it is worse than a dangerous thing. America was not built by followers. Freedom is not defended by followers. It is only brave individuals who do great things. And only groups of brave individuals who can do even greater things, as America has shown. Followers belong underneath a king or dictator, since they are satisfied with being told what to do. I rather cherish the words and actions of those like Jesus and our Founders. I subscribe only to great thinkers and brave men like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said as I’ve quoted before, “the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who remain neutral during times of great moral conflict.” Anyone who cannot see our destruction of this Great Nation and Freedom, along with the enslavement of future generations as a “great moral conflict” ought to consider what one would be then?

The first time I ever wrote into the paper was because the delusions of a certain commentator so irritatingly ground against my grain that I could not take it any longer. A while back he accused me of “being in lockstep with….something.” I don’t know because I didn’t read the .....
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One Moment Please... Praying for Lisa

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
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Well over a week ago, I heard the news about Lisa Brainard, Editor for the Chatfield News and Preston Republican-Leader. When I found out that Lisa Brainard had fallen 24 feet from a bridge along the Root River Trail, I felt sick to my stomach. ..... 
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Crony capitalism

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Sep 14th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Crony capitalism, what is it really? A simple explanation is that crony capitalism is corrupt collusion between government and business that causes things to be more expensive for consumers and taxpayers. It’s been around a long time but has gotte ..... 
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Unencumbered by the Facts

By David Hansen

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

Near as I can tell, that’s the campaign theme of the Republican effort this year. It seems a bit weak when compared to classics from the past, like “It’s Morning in America,” “Yes We Can” and “Hope and Change.” This is a group that ..... 
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Shouldn’t we all be Americans first?

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

I was first elected to Congress in 1964. That was the year Lyndon Johnson won a full term as president in a landslide. If ever a president had a popular mandate to pursue his goals, it was LBJ in the few years that followed that election. Yet one o ..... 
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Gridlock, unhealthy for our economy

Fri, Aug 31st, 2012
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Recent reports from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Pew Research Center are evidence that the era of gridlock in Congress has not been healthy for American personal pocketbooks or government finances. When the United St ..... 
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One Moment Please... Are we there yet?

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
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All throughout this past summer, during trips here and there I think I heard, “Are we there yet?” from my children enough to earn a cameo appearance on the next sequel in the series of National Lampoon’s Vacation. Yes, my cheeks and chin have ..... 
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Faith

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Aug 24th, 2012
Posted in All Commentary

It seems to me that were one to have doubts about God’s existence, the furthest a person would dare to go would be to take the agnostic view and conclude that he or she doesn’t know if God exists or not. That is because if one concludes that God ..... 
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One moment please.... Growing up together

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
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The Class of 2025 This past week really made me think about how swiftly the years are flying by. Our kids, more than anything, are my measurement of time. Last Monday evening, Tonya Keim organized a gathering in Harmony for all of the families of ..... 
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