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Letter about Davids following party line


Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor



To the Editor,

I am writing this letter in the early morning hours of May 10th, just hours after the State House approved a bill that will make gay marriage legal. I have never been more proud to live in this great state, and I hope that soon the Senate will take the same path to history and place the bill before Gov. Dayton, who will sign it into law.

There is one thing, however, that I noticed while glancing at the names of the votes cast for and against the bill. Greg Davids was on the side of those against, along with most of the other Republicans in the House. This really hit home for me, as before now, I considered Mr. Davids to be a fair man who, for the most part, has people’s best interest at heart. However, I now see that, when push comes to shove, he will follow the party line, which is the main reason for the current stalemate in all forms of government in this country.

This is not an issue of taxes or money. It has nothing to do with public safety, or education. This is strictly an issue of the pursuit of happiness, one which our Founding Fathers felt was a basic human right. Everyone in this state should be allowed to marry whomever they choose, and I think Mr. Davids really dropped the ball on this one.

Trent O’Connor

Preston, MN

Letter about MN Marriage

Fri, May 17th, 2013
Posted in Preston Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, I’m very saddened today by the decision our state’s “leadership” has made to re-define marriage. If people want to live a lifestyle that we were not designed for, that is their choice. But, to re-define marriage and change ..... 
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Letter about Marriage Equality

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, A culture war is waging to dismantle the Judeo-Christian foundation of this nation. In efforts to redefine traditional marriage, those advocating same-sex marriage claim this is a “marriage equality” issue. But this is a moral ..... 
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Letter about Senator Miller and sand mining

Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Sen. Matt Schmit of Red Wing, working with Trout Unlimited, has proposed provisions to protect trout streams in Southeast Minnesota from damage resulting from frac sand mining. He wanted these provisions included in the Game and Fi ..... 
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Letter about Miller’s actions

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, In this time of crisis, Southeast Minnesota deserves leadership to provide strong protections against the ravages of industrial-scale frac sand mining. Not only is Sen. Jeremy Miller not leading, he is an obstructionist to meaningf ..... 
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Letter about defending position

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, If you will allow me to defend my position, I would like to clarify to what I said that Mr. Grehl took offense with. I lived in Germany for three years. My duties took me into parts of Germany & France that even some German and Fr ..... 
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Letters to the Editor

Fri, Apr 26th, 2013
Posted in All Letter to the Editor

The Journal welcomes letters to the editor, with priority given to letters on topics of local interest. Letters should be clear, concise and within a 300 word limit. All letters must be signed and include hometown and day-time phone number of t ..... 
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Letter about Skare letter to the editor

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Mr. Rod Skare accuses contributor Yvonne Nyenhuis of being historically uninformed. Talk about a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black! Mr. Skare, Hitler wasn’t a Polish Corporal: he was an Austrian Corporal, serving i ..... 
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Letter about Gov. Dayton to help protect our water from frac sand mining

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As a resident of karst country, I know how easily our water supply for the future can be polluted. I am concerned that frac sand mining is trying to push into our area with only weak state regulations in place to protect our water. ..... 
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