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Letter about “Bullying in politics”


Fri, Aug 15th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

Stan Gudmundson’s ignorance of or contempt for one of the most basic and precious precepts of the American system of governance is on technicolor display in his August 4 commentary (Bullying in politics).

Gudmundson asks, “Who has given judges the authority to overrule the decision of the people? What’s sacrosanct here?” The answer to both questions is clear and simple: The Constitution.

Article III states, “The judicial power shall extend to all cases..” That’s about as clear as it gets. Clear, too, are the myriad evils that have been made illegal by court rulings. Thank goodness for that, thanks to the Supreme Court:

•States can no longer enforce Jim Crow laws that brutalized black people (Brown v. Board of Education, 1954);

•Cops can no longer legally beat confessions out of suspects (Miranda v. Arizona, 1966);

•Interracial couples can no longer be denied the privileges and protections of marriage (Loving v. Virginia, 1967); and

•Married couples can no longer be denied legal access to information about contraceptives (Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965).

That’s a very brief sampling of how judicial review has made this country better.

Gudmundson doesn’t have to like every decision made by every court. But he has no business confusing his personal preference with the law of the land as established by the Constitution.

Steven Schild

Winona, MN

Letter in response to Carey Welder

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m sorry for the confusion, I will do my best to notify the 2000 Architects and Engineers, the 67,000 hand signed petitioners in New York, the pilots, firefighters, physicists, scholars, Senator Bob Grahm, Ed As her, Ed Begley Jr, ..... 
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Aaron Miller has my vote or tax reform

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Miller recently shared some of his top priorities for federal tax reform. High on the list is eliminating the estate or death tax. After all why should the government interfere in people passing their property to their benefici ..... 
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Letter about Aaron Miller

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Aaron Miller is the right man, at the right time, with the right message. Our country can’t afford the bill for our current congressman Tim Walz’s voting record anymore. Government must stop passing debt and eroding freedoms on ..... 
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Response to “Ashamed of America’s citizens”...

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to respond to the letter “Ashamed of America’s citizens” from Tom Frederick. I have heard a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, each claiming bizarre and unfounded s ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m puzzled by Rep. Greg David’s scorching condemnation of The Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare.” He keeps referring to some chimerical, long suffering 16,000. His opposition flies in the face of the success of the ACA, in ..... 
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Small Government vs. Big Government...

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I would like to extend an invitation to the Readers of the Fillmore County Journal to send “to the Editor” their opinion on the question “What do we mean when we talk about “smaller” government? The Journal provides a forum ..... 
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Ashamed of America’s citizens

Fri, Jul 18th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I don’t understand how so much public outcry is simply ignored. No wait, I do understand, it is much simpler to just go on with your routine life and not rock the boat, or to come to terms with the truth. Most people will just ..... 
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Letter about Pieper blast

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, On the day Jon Pieper blasted me for my Obamacare opposition, it was announced that more “errors” caused 16,000 low-income Minnesotans to lose their health insurance. Think about that. For months these folks may have avoided th ..... 
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