As a writer you have to love the First Amendment. That way back when the Constitution was written, they saw fit to allow people to express their opinions through the media. Now that's not to say you can use that freedom recklessly. They also saw fit to have you hauled into a court of law if you use this freedom to defame, belittle or slander others. It's easy to get carried away when you let your passions take over, when talking about your beliefs. You have to at least try to listen to the other side before you put your stamp on things.
The Aug. 9 "Climate foolishness" letter stated global weather and manmade climate damage are complicated and that: "There's no possible way someone can truly comprehend these topics without advanced mathematics." The problem with that statement is, you can do anything with math and it does not have to reflect reality.
In the past few days someone spray painted profane words and pictures on and around the playground at the Merrifield Lions Park. If you have any information on who perpetrated the vandalism please contact the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office. We are a nonprofit organization with a very limited budget and we need all the help we can get. Instead we got our Christmas lights stolen a few years ago and now this vandalism. It really makes it hard to volunteer our time and effort when people treat the park like this. Brian Stenglein President, Merrifield Lions
Capt. Scott Goddard for 23 years, as a leader in the sheriff's department, served in Breezy Point and Pequot Lakes, and has developed skills important to our schools and community. Sheriff Todd Dahl has prepared Scott to replace him as sheriff of Crow Wing County, and has endorsed Scott. Join me in voting for Scott Goddard on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Bob Uppgaard Pequot Lakes.
When the last human heart is stilled in this world, I pray its story reveals our species had learned to care as much or more for others as itself. Would this not be a very best account of our creation in the course of eternity even if it were left unread? The story of mankind can unfold to its close with world peace if all our hearts together desire to tell this as the story of the human heart's destiny.
This November Crow Wing County will have a choice of who to elect county commissioner in District 2 and it is time for a change. That change is Bill Brekken. As former Community Services Director, I have closely observed the County Board at work. It is time for a new voice who will be positive, who will listen with respect and who will be open to new ideas. Community Services needs to be equipped to provide prevention/early intervention in mental health, child protection and teen pregnancy instead of being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff.
For some 150 years, the Republican Party stood for the "rule of law," the resulting good of "order," and in opposition to the despotic "rule of man."
Evidently, there are a lot of people who don't have a clue as to the personal history of our presidents. Especially if you watch only the far left media with the 24/7 onslaught of President Trump. According to them, Trump is the worst president we have ever had. He's a liar, a horrible role model with accusation continue to pile on. Let's go back in history. Both Franklin Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower had mistresses. The sexual escapades of John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton have filled a number of books.
I am responding to the news article about the 9-year-old child that stole a loaded pistol from a person's car. Come on idiots, get a lock box for the car. You should be charged with reckless use of a firearm. Start holding people accountable. I am a firearms instructor, plus have my permit to carry. It is stressed in both of them—safety, safety, safety.
"One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts." Psalm 145:9. A Policeman's Prayer: "When I start my tour of duty, God, "Wherever crime may be, "As I walk the darkened streets alone, "Let me be close to thee." "Please give me understanding "With both the young and old. "Let me listen with attention "Until their story's told." "Let me never make a judgment "In a rash or callous way, "But let me hold my patience... "Let each man have his say."