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Letters to the Editor for October 7, 2010
Iíd like to
call the peopleís attention to Carole Galloway who is running for
She is a lifetime resident that has the time and desire to study the issues and make her decisions based on common sense and Christian integrity.
The whole government process, all the way to the White
House begins with
On Oct. 18 the school board will be declaring what to do in regards to school facilities. It is important for patrons to take this opportunity to voice their opinions. The failure of the school building bond necessitates reevaluation. Your input is needed.
Whatever decisions are made will be long term, so even if your child is in kindergarten or not even in school yet, this will affect them. Our schools affect the entire community and therefore, the community needs to be involved.
The board meeting will be at OHS Monday, Oct.18 at
If your have any questions contact your representative at
or call the school district at
To those of you who think you understand the Constitution FOR the United States (as I thought I did):
Recently I acquired a document(s) containing over 1,000 pages of vast research on the provisions of the Constitution by many attorneys, legal scholars, and a Law Professor (Dr. Dale). What I have discovered is that I know (knew) nothing of our countries most precious document. The level of our ignorance of this document is beyond me.
In those said pages, many issues are revealed and made
clear. The first document was titled ďTHE NATION THAT NEVER WAS.Ē I thought that
was an interesting title, so I read it. What was revealed by extensive research,
historical documents, and writings of those involved in the creation of the
In short, what we like to call the
As Dr. Dale pointed out in a telephone conversation, the
Founders prayed over every word of the Constitution. I believe
The Constitution has been circumvented over and over again by those in Congress and WH administrations. There has never been a Commander in Chief because the process for doing so, constitutionally, has never been done. As one congressman stated not too long ago, ďOh, we pass unconstitutional laws all the time.Ē As if that makes it okay. He should have been jailed immediately, prosecuted, and imprisoned, at a minimum, and still should.
Most could be undone with the stroke of a pen, but the
alleged Congress would have to understand the limitations of the Constitution
and obey its mandates. We the People are still in control, but not for long if
we donít force the powers to be to obey the law or go to jail. We are NOT a
nation of laws; we
Poor Congressman Minnick. Since he canít campaign on his own accomplishments or on the ignoble performance of his Democratic Party, Walt is forced to distorting his opponentís record and positions. Witness his recent advertisements which lie about Raul Labradorís stance on the illegal immigration issue and have caused even his own supporters to request he pull them from further broadcast.
And in examining Mr. Minnickís own record in Congress it
is easy to see why heís attacking instead of defending. During his two
years in the House, Mr. Minnick has sponsored 27 bills and amendments.
Fifteen of those are so popular that they have garnered either none, or one
other sponsor. The only bill that has reached more than a few co-sponsors
is HR5933, the Veterans Education Assistance Improvement Act of 2010, something
even those evil, extreme and racist Tea-Partiers would support. Six of his
motions are ďsense of the CongressĒ type of meaningless declarations, including
one decree congratulating the achievements of the
Aside from the kudos to our college athletes, only one of Waltís resolutions has passed this session. His HR879 Ė Supporting the Goals and Ideals of the American Education Week - which was indeed a real bonus to Idahoans. Unless, of course you believe that the U. S. Government has no constitutional mandate to be involved in public education at all, but thatís another issue. In light of the incumbentsí rather anemic record, it is no surprise to me that he is campaigning on distortions and obfuscation rather than on any significant benefits to his constituents.
Mr. Minnick further brags about opposing his party, but the fact is he has supported Speaker Pelosiís program over 95% of the time and is only allowed to buck the tide when they donít need his vote. Letís replace Congressman Minnick and in the process fire Nancy Pelosi.
I would like to publicly thank John Jared and his employer Mike Bird for their quick action that kept the grass fire on our ranch a small one. Thanks also to CTPA and Empire Lumber for their able and quick response in extinguishing the fire.
Itís great to be in
Last week in the Clearwater Tribune our districtís superintendent put forth his new proposals to deal with our school districts space problems for our children. The district has also changed its meeting place to the high school cafeteria to accommodate what is hoped to be an increase in participation at the meetings.
This got me thinking about how; we might look at our participation at school board meetings in general. There are approximately 4500 registered voters in our school district and unknown numbers to my knowledge of personal property tax payers. The one thing we all have in common is that we are all stockholders in this corporation (District 171). The board is in fact the board of directors overseeing an 11 million plus dollar business on our behalf. The board has selected Mr. Durkee as the districts chief administrative officer to oversee all the functions of this mini corporation.
Itís time to come forward and let your voice and good ideas be presented to your board of directors so they can act responsibly on your behalf. Please donít be intimidated but let your voice be heard at this next board meeting or write a letter to your trustee expressing your views on these new proposals.
Dean A. Gimmestad