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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 in a Bavarian regiment. Neither Hitler or Stalin confiscated all weapons from their citizenry. This is one of many right wing myths. The Weimar Republic, a democracy established in Germany after WW1, enacted strict gun regulation in order to curb street violence, pitched battles between private political armies. In 1928 conservatives took power and relaxed gun laws. In 1938 the Nazis further relaxed gun laws. His claim that they ran over confiscated weapons with a tank is simply silly.

The only weapons German tanks rolled over were discarded weapons dropped by fleeing enemy soldiers in the face of the Blitzkrieg! Soviet laws regarding guns were quite lax, excepting urban areas. In the Soviet “outlands” subsistence hunting and fur harvesting were important industries. The irony is most of the old Western democracies have strict gun regulation, and also a minuscule murder rate compared to the gun slingin’ USA!

Jerry Grehl

Harmony, MN

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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Letter about Gudmundson commentary

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Oh dear! I just waded through Col. Stan Gudmundson’s commentary, “Over the cliff.” I’m afraid the recent election of Barack Obama has pushed the good colonel over the cliff. Stan my man, you have to get over it! It’s eating ..... 
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Letter about Stan Gudmundson’s commentary

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

Letter about Stan Gudmundson’s commentary To the Editor, Poor Colonel Stan! (Stan Gudmundson, Colonel, USAF retired) Although he penned his missive before Tuesday’s elections, he did intimate all us groundlings would be making a big mistake if ..... 
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Letter about Voter ID

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Each election we hope that everyone eligible to vote does so. Current Minnesota law encourages this by allowing voting by mail or absentee ballot. In recent elections more than 250,000 voters – nursing home residents, the disabled, ..... 
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Letter about the Voter ID Amendment

Fri, Oct 19th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, After the Civil War Democrats in southern states enacted poll taxes to restrict the voting rights of those (the newly freed slaves) who would be most likely to vote against them. Now in Minnesota it appears the same tactic (restricti ..... 
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Letter about nuclear disarmament

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, As of July 2012 Mayors For Peace (MFP) had 5,296 member cities in 153 countries, including over half the world’s capital cities and 190 US members. At the annual meeting in June the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adop ..... 
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