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Local residents weigh in on the proposed marriage amendment


Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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Mary Thomas of Preston

Personally, I don’t think we should be voting on this issue, there are way too many other issues that are more important. Like focusing on who do we really want to run this country and who do we really want to represent our Great State of Minnesota- where we have chosen to live.

I am a Christian, I believe in God, Jesus, and his word (the Bible). In the Bible in Genesis 2, God created Adam, he didn’t want him to be lonely so he created animals. This wasn’t good enough for Adam, so he made Eve with a rib from Adam so that he would have a perfect partner, a wife. Genesis 2:24 “This explains why a MAN leaves his FATHER and MOTHER and is joined to his WIFE, and the two are united into ONE.”

To me, God has made the definition of marriage quite clear and obvious. He made us to be fruitful and multiply – it is only possible for a man and a woman to create a baby – a precious gift from God. In Genesis 19 God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because the men in town wanted to have an intimate relationship with other men. When I searched for the definition of marriage in the Bible, every place referred to it as a relationship between a man and a woman.

Because of my faith and what God and Jesus have done for me, I will vote Yes.

Adrienne Sweeney of Lanesboro

I will be voting no on the marriage amendment. I think it’s terribly important for a number of reasons. For one, I don’t think our government should be in the business of legislating who people can love. I feel that marriage is a right that the majority enjoy and it should be extended to everyone.

People don’t know what they’re voting on. People don’t understand. This vote is not about making same sex legal or not. This vote is about putting in the constitution of the state that it will be here and forever be a man and a woman. Many voters don’t know that same sex marriage is currently illegal in Minnesota. It’s shutting the door on any future conversation. Separate is not equal, it never will be.

We’ve learned this really was an issue brought to the table to polarize, separate and incite voters. It’s discrimination in the true sense of the world.

Julie Ryland of Preston

In Genesis 2:18, the Bible says a man shall leave his mother and a woman leave her home. It says “literally” they will become one flesh. It also say .....
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One Moment, Please... Politics aside

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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Certainly, most of us would like to fast forward to November 7 right now, so we could bypass the election and begin the next chapter in our lives, whatever that will be. But really, for me, it’s all relative. Elections come and go. Figureheads ..... 
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Concerned Citizens for St. Charles

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
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By Travis Lange, Concerned Citizens for St. Charles On behalf of the Concerned Citizens for St. Charles, I would like to thank everyone that has volunteered their time and talents to help spread the wealth of knowledge that has made a significant ..... 
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A centrist, in search of balance and a good stew

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
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By Karen Reisner When I look at so-called party platforms, it is clear that there is no clear choice. However, voting is more complicated than simply the party line. Many of us when choosing who to vote for have to look beyond political party. Bes ..... 
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Listless Congress cedes power to White House

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
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By Lee H. Hamilton There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a ..... 
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Recessions and depressions

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
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By Stan Gudmundson Bill Clinton told us that the recession Obama “inherited” was too big for any president to solve in one term. Really? Earlier I noted that there is a simple explanation that precisely defines what recessions and depressions a ..... 
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We need a president who will serve “all the people”

By Yvonne Nyenhuis

Fri, Oct 5th, 2012
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Foreign Policy The Bush administration saw leadership in terms of fear at home and abroad. They talked about “The War on Terror,” the “Axis of Evil,” and “You’re Either With us or Against Us.” We were warned of the Mushroom Cloud and ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Leadership

Thu, Oct 4th, 2012
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OK, so the dust has settled from the October 3rd Presidential Debate, and all of the pundits have weighed in on how the greatest show on Earth went down. Now it's my turn. This election isn't about electing one man over another. There is someth ..... 
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One Moment, Please... What’s important?

Fri, Sep 28th, 2012
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Seriously, what is important? In my world, professional sports are just a form of entertainment. When you look at professional sports like the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA or any others at that level, they are merely athletic reality TV shows. They are getti ..... 
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